Showplace Cabinetry Announces Design Contest Winners

Published: February 13, 2023

Over 144 kitchen, bath, and other room design projects from across the country were submitted in six categories for the fourth annual national Showplace Cabinetry Design Contest.

Showplace Cabinetry sponsored the design contest for all sales and design professionals employed by authorized Showplace kitchen and bath dealerships, with all entries judged by a panel of industry professionals.

The contest was open to all projects installed between January 1, 2020 and August 1, 2022. Categories featured a wide variety of kitchen, bath and other room designs, along with a designation for judges’ choice award for best overall design, which was presented to Brittany Higgins of Salem Point Design in Parker, Colo. for her rich and beautiful black and walnut kitchen design (shown above).

Higgins told KBB, “My vision for this kitchen was to create a space that was functional and peaceful. This particular client has a great eye for design, so we really did this as a team! They were torn between going with a white or black kitchen, but they ultimately decided to pick black because they had a white kitchen in a previous home.

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“We kept the space bright by selecting white paint for the walls and a white countertop with no backsplash. My client loved that Showplace offered Walnut because that really helped warm up the space and give it some extra character. We also went back and forth with floating shelves versus wall cabinets for a while but landed on the asymmetrical floating shelves because it felt more natural. We were able to show off the unique pieces of art and dishes that they had acquired while traveling.

“I was so grateful and excited that this kitchen won first place because this wasn’t just any project – this particular client happened to be a great friend of mine who helps me run my non-profit animal rescue where we network and transport dogs out of shelters in Colorado. So this was extra special to me!”

“The originality of design and the quality of these projects were exceptional,” said Bill Allen, CEO of Showplace Cabinetry. “It’s important to remember that all the design entries were from actual projects, placed in homes across the nation. The pride of the designers in creating functional and beautiful rooms for their clients shows through in each entry.”

The designers were asked to submit a variety of materials for judging, including professional imagery. The panel of design professionals judged each entry on visual appeal, creativity, workflow and design elements. Categories for the 144 projects entered in the fourth annual Showplace Cabinetry Design Contest were chosen to represent designs for small and large kitchens, bathroom vanities and storage, other rooms, non-painted cabinets, and to feature new Showplace products.

“Showplace Cabinetry congratulates every one of the designers who participated in the contest,” Allen said. “Each is a winner for using Showplace Cabinetry in so many creative and beautiful designs!”

The judging panel and the names of all the winners, with photos of their winning projects, can be viewed here.

—By Leslie Clagett

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