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The 2011 NKBA Awards

The National Kitchen & Bath Association and Mpls.St.Paul Magazine's first-place winners

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  • FIRST PLACE: LARGE BATH (MORE THAN 55 SQ. FT.)
    Designer: Sara Carstens, Adler-Allyn Interior Design, Andover, 763-754-6976
    Joleen Elliot, The Woodshop of Avon Inc., Edina, 952-927-8002
    Details: This remodel preserves the integrity of the Victorian-era home while including updated amenities like radiant floor heat. The design revolves around the homeowner's cherished chandelier, highlighted by quartz and marble flooring and trim. Inset vanities are now a functional focal point.
    EDITOR'S CHOICE: MOST DRAMATIC BATH MAKEOVER
  • FIRST PLACE: MEDIUM KITCHEN (150-350 SQ. FT.)
    Designer: Eizabeth Schupanitz, Casa Verde Design, Mpls., 612-353-4401
    Details: The kitchen from the movie Something's Gotta Give was the inspiration for this kitchen remodel. The look was achieved with an expanded picture window, large, high-end appliances and custom cabinetry installed into the ceiling.
    EDITOR'S CHOICE: MOST DRAMATIC KITCHEN MAKEOVER
  • FIRST PLACE: OPEN-PLAN KITCHEN
    Designer: Jaque Bethke, Pure Design Environments, Eden Prairie, 952-224-1231
    Amy Medler, Pure Design Environments
    Details: In addition to expanding the existing kitchen space, this remodel made use of clear glass and acrylic materials to achieve the feel of a larger, open dining area while suspended soffit defines the area.
  • FIRST PLACE: LARGE KITCHEN (MORE THAN 350 SQ. FT.)
    Designer: David Heide, David Heide Design Studio, Mpls., 612-337-5060
    Details: The kitchen is designed as the anchor to this open-plan Minneapolis condo, complete with views of the Mississippi River and downtown skyline. The use of a cool, silver-blue and warm brown color palette—plus materials such as glass, stainless steel and dark wood—pay homage to the river and surrounding industrial environment.
  • FIRST PLACE: SMALL KITCHEN (LESS THAN 150 SQ. FT.)
    Designer: David Heide, David Heide Design Studio, Mpls., 612-337-5060
    Details: This kitchen remodel aimed to restore the charm of the home while retaining functionality. Also, the homeowner desired a green approach, so a lot of materials were upcycled: the wood floors were refinished, windows were repaired, and old cabinets were reused. New cabinetry was constructed from local wood.
  • FIST PLACE: UTILIZATION OF CABINETRY
    Designer: Lynne Stryker, Spaces Into Places Inc., St. Paul, 651-699-1050
    Details: Cabinets in this home office were customized for a build-in look, but remain free-standing, should the homeowner decide to relocate the business. The resulting open-toed cabinets still reflect the Art Deco influence of the 1930s home, complete with black and white tiles in the door panels and coordinating whimsical knobs.
  • FIRST PLACE: SMALL BATH (LESS THAN 35 SQ. FT.)
    Designer: Suzanne Pottinger, Novare Renovation & Design, Woodbury, 651-285-7174
    Lynne Stryker, Spaces Into Places Inc., St. Paul, 651-699-1050
    Details: To address the small size, the designer changed the window location, replaced a radiator with in-floor heating, and installed the tub spout on the side of the tub. The stone mosaic tile border and carved bronze sinks bring old-world charm to the new space.
  • FIRST PLACE: POWDER ROOM
    Designer: Jaque Bethke, Pure Design Environments, Eden Prairie, 952-224-1231
    Amy Medler, Pure Design Environments
    Details: Unique materials and lighting are the stand-out features in this powder bath: a custom-designed mirror, colorful tile with orange sparkle grout, textured walls, and cable track lighting.

The National Kitchen & Bath Association and Mpls.St.Paul Magazine are delighted to announce the first-place winners of the 2011 NKBA Awards, and our editor’s picks for most dramatic kitchen and bath makeovers.

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