Branchburg, NJ – January 2020 – Top Knobs, the leading manufacturer of decorative kitchen and bath hardware, announces the five winners of its inaugural Design Board Contest. Entrants including interior designers, architects and trade professionals, were invited to submit their Top Knobs projects for a chance to win up to $5,000.
The Design Board Contest ran from June 3, 2019, to November 1, 2019, and winners were selected by a panel of design professionals led by Top Knobs President, Warren Ramsland.
“The Design Board Contest has provided our supporters with a platform and community to celebrate, share, and express their extraordinary designs,” says Ramsland. “We are filled with gratitude from the number of responses we received in our first Design Board Contest. To see the unique designs in which Top Knobs has been a part of has truly been an honor.”
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Grand Prize – Dave McFadden, PB Kitchen Design, Geneva, IL
Dave McFadden used the Flat Sided pulls from Top Knobs Aspen II Collection in Brushed Satin Nickel in his kitchen design. McFadden focused on creating a kitchen fit for entertaining while maintaining the industrial aesthetic of the rest of the house.
Second Place – Craig Couture, Cypress Design Co., East Providence, RI
Craig Couture remodeled a 1940s Rhode Island home with the goal of keeping the home's existing character while creating a functional modern space. In the kitchen, Couture used Knobs and Pulls from Top Knobs Devon Collection in Honey Bronze to add a touch of warmth to the space.
Third Place – Katie Borchardt, Jean Stoffer Design, Chicago, IL
Katie Borchardt was tasked with creating a custom kitchen that was both elegant and functional for her client. Borchardt used the Rounded Pulls, Round Knobs, and Oval Knob Backplate from Top Knobs Aspen Collection in the Light Bronze Finish to harmonize the kitchen's two-toned cabinet design.
Honorable Mention – Ariana Lovato, Honeycomb Home Design, Arroyo Grande, CA
Ariana Lovato designed the home of her client’s dreams after a fire destroyed their previous home. With a modern farmhouse aesthetic in mind, Lovato opted for the Ascendra Knobs and Pulls from Top Knobs Transcend Collection in flat black to help bring the rustic design scheme into the kitchen.
Honorable Mention - Meadowcreek Builders, Inc., Waukesha, WI
The team at Meadowcreek Builders, Inc. transformed a dark and dated kitchen complete with an adjoining dining area into a bright and spacious retreat for their clients to enjoy. They used Top Knobs Somerset Weston Pulls and London Knobs in Old English Copper to add contrast and texture to the space.
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ABOUT THE DESIGN BOARD CONTEST
To learn more about being a Design Board member, visit http://blog.topknobs.com/join-our-design-board/
Contest begins 6/3/19 at 12:00:00 am ET and ends 11/1/19 at 11:59:59 pm ET. Must be 18+ & a professional interior designer, architect, builder, remodeler or NKBA-certified kitchen designer, and reside in the US or DC (excluding AZ, MD, NJ, and TN). Void in AZ, MD, NJ, TN and where prohibited by law. SUBJECT TO FULL OFFICIAL RULES. Total ARV of all prizes: $8,000. See Official Rules for entry requirements, judging criteria and full details. Sponsor: Top Knobs (USA) Inc., 3 Millennium Way, Branchburg, NJ.
ABOUT TOP KNOBS
Top Knobs specializes in fine decorative hardware for the kitchen and bath. Designers value Top Knobs for their exceptional craftsmanship and attention to fine architectural detail – which is immediately apparent in the weighted feel and in the character of each hand-finished creation. Every cabinet knob, door handle, pull, hook or fixture by Top Knobs offers a completely sealed finish that lasts for years and years, so there’s not wear on the drawer knobs and pulls which are opened most. That’s why Top Knobs confidently offers an exclusive lifetime warranty for the original purchaser. They have over 4,500 kitchen, bath and closet designs, to match nearly every individual style and décor. Quality, craftsmanship, longevity and selection – “always the perfect opening.”
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