BLANCO, the German manufacturer of finely crafted sinks and faucets, announced the winners of its first annual BLANCO by Design contest. Entrants were required to submit a kitchen or small space design featuring one BLANCO sink and one BLANCO faucet for a chance to win up to $5,000.
The 2017 BLANCO by Design contest took place from August to November 2017. The contest was judged by design professionals including, Patricia Davis Brown, founder of Patricia Davis Brown Designs; Janice Costa, editor Kitchen & Bath Design News; Jaime Derringer, founder and executive editor for Design Milk; Veronika Miller, founder and CEO of Modenus and Steven Williams, program director for DIFFA (Design Industries Foundation Fighting Aids).
Grand Prize – Fred Alsen, FMA Interior Design – Fred Alsen chose a BLANCO RONDO™ Bar Sink, a BLANCO SteelArt PRECISION™ MicroEdge Super Single Bowl, a MERIDIAN™ Bar Faucet and BLANCO CULINA™ Semi-Pro faucet for this sprawling contemporary kitchen design. A kitchen built for entertaining, this design utilizes the BLANCO RONDO to double as not only a prep sink, but also as storage for cold beverages – perfect for homeowners who love to entertain.
First Place – Small Kitchen Space – Cheryl Kees Clendenon, In Detail Interiors
Cheryl Kees Clendenon transformed a small space into a unique kitchen filled with bright and colorful elements. Included in this space are floor to ceiling subway tiles, innovative storage solutions and a BLANCO ONE™ sink with a coordinating CULINA™ faucet.
First Place – Kitchen – Keslie Muhlenbruch, Minnesota Cabinets
Keslie Muhlenbruch designed an open layout kitchen complete with a fresh, airy feel. Featuring dark tones and sleek style, Keslie chose a BLANCO IKON® sink and MERIDIAN™ Faucet to bring her design to life.
Honorable Mention – Michele Alfano, Michele Alfano Design
Michele Alfano’s custom kitchen design features a modern farmhouse style with an open concept. This stunning navy blue and white kitchen features a spacious center island complete with a BLANCO IKON® sink and ARTONA™ faucet.
Honorable Mention – Karen Kassen, Kitchens Unlimited
Built for a traditional home with a contemporary and eclectic style, Karen Kassen’s kitchen design combines modern elements with a colorful twist. This sleek, state of the art kitchen is complete with integrated LED lighting, pop up outlets and a BLANCO PRECISION™ R10 Super Single Bowl with a CULINA™ Faucet.
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