The National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) has announced the finalists in the 2011 NKBA Design Competition, honoring the best kitchen and bath designs of the year.

Sponsored by GE Monogram,, Kohler, ServiceMagic, This Old House, and Waypoint Living Spaces, the 2011 competition honors the top three designs in each of ten categories, among nearly 500 entries received. The winning designs will be announced at the Design Competition Awards event on Tuesday, April 26, during the NKBA’s Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS) at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

“The NKBA, along with our sponsors, is proud to offer member designers from across the country the opportunity to be recognized for their level of skill in applying innovation and creativity to kitchen and bathroom design,” said David Alderman, CMKBD, 2011 NKBA president.

The finalists are:

Small Kitchens
•Chris Novak Berry; St. Louis, Mo.
•Rose Marie Carr; Ramsey, N.J.
•Dana Jones, CKD; Long Beach, Calif.

Medium Kitchens
•Elina Katsioula-Beall, CKD; Pasadena, Calif.
•James E. Howard, CKD, CBD; St. Louis, Mo.
•Anastasia Rentzos, CKD, CBD; Mississauga, Ontario

Large Kitchens
•Cheryl Hamilton-Gray, CKD; Carlsbad, Calif.
•James E. Howard, CKD, CBD; St. Louis, Mo.
•Jane Lockhart; Toronto, Ontario

Open Plan Kitchens
•Chris Novak Berry; St. Louis, Mo.
•William Landeros, CKD; Denver, Colo.
•Terri Schmidt; Delafield, Wis.

Powder Rooms
•John Mills Davies, CGBP; San Diego, Calif.
•Ines Hanl; Victoria, British Columbia
•Holly Rickert; Ridgewood, N.J.

Small Bathrooms
•Ellie R. Baker, CKD, CAPS, CGP; Brier, Wash.
•Scott Gjesdahl; Lynnwood, Wash.
•Victoria Shaw, ARIDO; Pickering, Ontario

Large Bathrooms
•Lori W. Carroll; Tucson, Ariz.
•Holly Rickert; Ridgewood, N.J.
•Victoria Shaw, ARIDO; Pickering, Ontario

Master Bathrooms
•John A. Granato II, CKD; Syracuse, N.Y.
•Elizabeth A. Rosensteel; Phoenix, Ariz.
•Christine Salas, CKD, CBD; Calgary, Alberta

•Artur Leyzerov; Toronto, Ontario
•Areti Tanya Rentzos; Mississauga, Ontario
•J. David Ulrich, CKD; Ridgewood, N.J.