Innovative Showroom Awards

The Innovative Showroom Awards celebrate existing showrooms in the kitchen & bath space that are doing a great job of engagement, creating an unforgettable experience, and educating their customers. Showrooms will be judged on their innovative, unique and interactive showroom design.

New for 2019! The six (6) winners will be announced at KBIS 2019, February 18, 2019 at 7:30 pm EST at the NKBA Design Competition and Industry Awards Show at the Encore Hotel in the Encore Ballroom.

2018 overall winner!

Empire Kitchen & Bath

Our vision was to create an inspiring & interactive design centre with our exclusive collection of luxury products. With displays of cabinetry, tile, plumbing, lighting, hardware & appliances, this one location allows customers to experience how their entire project can evolve right here in our showroom. Our award winning designers guide clients through how they too can achieve their dream space.

2018 Winners

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Independent Retail Showroom Locations (1-5 showroom locations)
— Small

K2 Kitchens & K2 Kitchens Design Group

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Independent Retail Showroom Locations (1-5 showroom locations)
— Medium

Häfele America Co.

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Independent Retail Showroom Locations (1-5 showroom locations)
— Large

Empire Kitchen & Bath

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Multi Location Retail Showrooms (6+ showroom locations)
— Medium


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Multi Location Retail Showrooms (6+ showroom locations)
— Large

Ferguson Bath, Kitchen & Lighting Gallery—Naples

2018 Judges

An Advisory Board comprised of six members consisting of past winners, judges, and voices of the industry judged the entries.


Ken Nisch
Chairman, JGA

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Avinash Rajagopal
Editor in Chief, Metropolis Magazine

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Kim Bernard, ASID, IIDA 
Executive Director of Showroom & Facilities Design, Walker Zanger Global Headquarters (KBIS 2017 Innovative Showroom Awards Overall and Independent Large Winner)


Alison Embrey Medina
Editor in Chief/Associate Publisher, design:retail magazine

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Chelsie Butler
Executive Editor, Kitchen & Bath Business magazine


Joe Baer 
Co-Founder, CEO & Creative Director, ZenGenius

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