NKBA design finalists revealed

HACKETTSTOWN, NJ (February 19, 2009) – Among the 679 entries received in the $100,000 2009 NKBA Design Competition, the National Kitchen & Bath Association is proud to announce the four finalists in each of the 10categories of the competition, which is sponsored by Sub-Zero/Wolf, Miele, Daltile, This Old House, GE Monogram, Rheem, and American Woodmark. (Numbers in parentheses indicate multiple winning entries in a category.)

Small Kitchens

  • Jennifer Gilmer, CKD - Chevy Chase, MD
  • Beverley Leigh Binns - Pickering, ON
  • Roger W. Zierman - Minneapolis, MN
  • Friedemann Weinhardt - Ottawa, ON

Medium Kitchens

  • Jennifer Gilmer, CKD - Chevy Chase, MD
  • Friedemann Weinhardt - Ottawa, ON
  • Diane Foreman, CKD, CBD - Lake Oswego, OR
  • Richard Farrell - Pickering, ON

Large Kitchens

  • Cameron M. Snyder, CKD - Rockland, MA
  • Bryan Reiss, CKD, CBD - Mt. Pleasant, SC
  • Lori Carroll - Tucson, AZ
  • Kristin Okeley, CKD - Indianapolis, IN

Open Plan Kitchens

  • Siri Evju, CKD, CBD - Portland, OR
  • Erica Westeroth, CKD - Toronto, ON
  • Kenneth Fromme - Louisville, KY
  • Laurie Belinda Haefele - Newport Beach, CA

Powder Rooms

  • (2) Lori Carroll - Tucson, AZ
  • Tess E. Giuliani, CKD - Ridgewood, NJ
  • Dawn M.Whyte - Petoskey, MI

Small Bathrooms

  • (3) Cheryl Kees Clendenon - Pensacola, FL
  • Linda McKenna, CKD, CBD - Benicia, CA

Large Bathrooms

  • Jan E. Regis, CMKBD - Pickering, ON
  • Cheryl Hamilton-Gray, CKD - Carlsbad, CA
  • Peter Ross Salerno, CMKBD - Wyckoff, NJ
  • Lori Carroll - Tucson, AZ

Master Suite Bathrooms

  • Scott and Sandra Gjesdahl - Kirkland, WA
  • Chris Berry - St Louis, MO
  • Beverley Leigh Binns - Toronto, ON
  • Cheryl Hamilton-Gray, CKD - Carlsbad, CA


  • Elina Katsioula-Beall, CKD - Studio City, CA
  • Richard Farrell - Pickering, ON
  • Jennie Weiland - Waconia, MN
  • Jack Busby, CKD - Alachua, FL

Other Rooms

  • Sandra L. Steiner-Houck, CKD - Columbia, PA
  • Sharon L. Sherman, CKD - Wyckoff, NJ
  • Holly Rickert - Ridgewood, NJ
  • Sheena C. Hammond - Toronto, ON

NKBA Metropolitan Design Competition
Four chapters of the National Kitchen & Bath Association—Manhattan, Metro New York, Northern New Jersey, and Westchester—have launched the first-ever Metropolitan Design Competition. Designers from around the tri-state area will enter to win this prestigious kitchen and bath competition, which will be judged by a panel of leading industry professionals. The Metropolitan Design Competition is sponsored by Electrolux, GE, Miele, and Westye Group East, as well as media sponsors Kitchen & Bath Design News, Woman’s Day Kitchens & Baths, House, and New York Spaces.

To learn more about the competition or for press registration to the Metropolitan Design Competition Party held on March 18 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Desiron Showroom at 151 Wooster Street in New York City, contact NKBA Westchester Chapter Representative Dawn Deluca, AKBD at (917) 892-1132 or at dawn.deluca@gmail.com.