Kitchen Design Contest

Kitchen Design Contest


For over 20 years, Sub-Zero and Wolf have celebrated inspiring, innovative kitchen designs—and their talented creators—through the Kitchen Design Contest.

Participating in the Kitchen Design Contest is one of the best ways to build your business. Your entries will be judged by a distinguished panel of designers and architects. Finalists will attend the Best of the Best Summit and Gala—a rare opportunity to network and share ideas with your talented peers and the esteemed judges. And the recognition you’ll receive may create exciting new business opportunities, elevating your career.

New this year are additional eligible professions including Landscape Architects and Landscape Designers for the Outdoor Kitchen category. A new category is “Beyond the Kitchen.” And additional prizes that include $2,000 for each of the global finalists! Click here for more information and how to enter.

For the 2015-2016 Kitchen Design Contest, Trevarrow, Inc. recognized our local contestants with dinner events in both our Cleveland and Michigan markets and recognized our top two winners in each. Below are our top 2 ranking designers for Michigan and Ohio.

2015-2016 Regional Winners

Congratulations to Wendy Berry of W Design in Chagrin Falls, OH for her first place ranking for northern Ohio designers in the Sub-Zero Wolf Kitchen Design contest. Wendy’s “Port Royal Living” design goal was to open up the compartmentalized floor plan to make the space feel light and airy. The homeowner’s yearned for a kitchen design that was casually elegant, yet durable, functional and family-friendly. Sub-Zero and Wolf appliances were chosen to make the space feel more casual, but still sophisticated. The integrated Sub-Zero refrigerator with panel doors, allows for a seamless design without any interruptions.

Rebecca Philipson of Payne & Payne Builders ranked second place for our Ohio designers with her “Traditional Glamour” design. She fulfilled her client’s goals of providing designated areas within the kitchen that would function for their large family including a breakfast/coffee station, a bar, a large pantry and a desk for family planning. All of this was done while not making the space feel cluttered by hiding the stations behind cabinetry just like the two 36″ Sub-Zero units that were designed with beautiful custom antique mirrored cabinetry fronts. The 60″ Wolf dual fuel range was selected to allow extreme cooking flexibility for their large family gatherings.

We congratulate Christine Ramaekers of Mainstreet Design Build in Birmingham, MI for her “Birmingham Kitchen” design, which was ranked as the number one design in Michigan. The goal of this 100 year old home redesign was to provide the homeowner with a focal point from the family room to ensure involvement with family and friends while meal planning and cooking. The 48″ Wolf dual fuel range was chosen for the flexibility of all types of cooking and of course, the beauty to be the star of the show! The 36″ Sub-Zero fit and finish is perfect for this location. The French doors allow full access which was very important and the flush built in capability was absolutely critical to the access around the island and walkway into the nook area.

Janice Morse of Designs Unlimited in Birmingham, MI ranked second in our Michigan entries with her “Upper Straits” design. The design goal of this kitchen was to provide a functional space that serviced the daily cooking and also not look like a kitchen with the flexibility for multiple entertaining needs. Sub-Zero refrigeration was chosen because of the smooth integration into the cabinetry. A Wolf steam oven was chosen for healthier options for cooking and a Wolf warming drawer was included to keep a hot meal hot for varying family member’s schedules.