The winning projects of the 2011 National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) Design Competition were announced last month.
The award winners typically reflect common design themes. This year, many of the projects used natural elements in design, strong colors, a variety of textures, and detailed ceilings to create a well-designed space. Chocolate and espresso were popular hues for cabinetry. Also, there seems to be a trend toward tiered proportions through overlapping heights in island surfaces, countertops, and cabinets (See photo to the right).
Read on for more photos of some of the design winners!
Emily graduated from UNC Chapel Hill with a degree in journalism. She enjoys scouring the news to report on the latest in the lighting industry as well as bringing valuable remodeling tips and exemplar home projects to light.