NKBA AWARD GOES TO ROSE CARR
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NATIONAL KITCHEN & BATH ANNOUNCES 2011 DESIGN COMPETITION WINNERS
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, HGTVPro.com, Kohler, ServiceMagic, This Old House, and Waypoint Living Spaces, the 2011 competition honors the top three designs in each of nine categories, as well as special Best-Of award winners, from the nearly 500 entries received. Winning designs were announced at the
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DESIGNS FOR THE “HEART OF ANY HOME”
Although Kitchens by Rose in Ramsey has been open only since September 2009, its success has surprised even its owner.
“It was such a challenging economy that I hesitated to open for two years,” Rose Carr said of the Main Street business. “I was working out of my home and I missed the atmosphere of the showroom, so I finally took the plunge. Because my business has been built on high-quality standards with a very personal approach, many of my clients have followed me here. Having worked with many contractors and architects and homeowners over the years, they are always referring their family and friends. It’s been terrific.”
Carr and her designer Margery Simpson, are both interior designers who specialize in kitchens. They met, Carr said, as young moms attending Berkeley College of Interior Design.
Carr believes the kitchen is the heart of any home. “You could have a large great room for family and friends, but everyone always winds up in your kitchen, no matter how big or small it is.”
Carr and her staff are all Ramsey residents. They help clients determine layouts, colors, cabinetry, countertops, and flooring, offering inexpensive to high-end products.
“Everyone’s entitled to a beautiful kitchen,” Carr said, “no matter what their budget is.”
Carr advises, “Even if you don’t have a lot to invest, the most important aspects of kitchen design are workspace and layout. Then, choosing the cabinets and appliances that reflect your personal style completes a perfect kitchen design.”
Kitchens by Rose is located at 25 E. Main St. Ramsey. It’s open noon to 5 p.m. weekdays and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, or anytime day or night by appointment.
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Rose Carr’s kitchen designs have been profiled in numerous national publications. Rose was selected as Kasmar Publication’s cover finalist for the annual issue of the best kitchen designs by professionals, The Kitchen Collection.
COVER PHOTO: KITCHEN DESIGN BY ROSE CARR, OWNER OF KITCHEN’S BY ROSE
Design Competition Awards event on Tuesday,
April 26, 2011 during the NKBA’s Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS) at the Las Vegas Convention Center.
“The National Kitchen & Bath Association is proud to offer NKBA designers the opportunity to have their best kitchen and bathroom designs from the past year acknowledged for their excellence,” said 2011 NKBA President and Certified Master Kitchen & Bath Designer, David Alderman. “The designs selected, represent the finest in function, personalization, innovative- thinking, and beauty.”
Taking second place in the 2011 NKBA Design Competition for Best Small Kitchen Design is Rose Carr of Kitchens by Rose in Ramsey, NJ. “We are so excited!” said Carr in a recent interview. “This kitchen is a great example of what’s possible even in a small space. We made a special effort to be sure the kitchen complimented this historic house and chose a mix of distressed hickory and antiqued maple cabinetry with honed black ash granite countertops. Then we added a maple beadboard backsplash, a hammered copper sink and an exposed brick wall. The homeowners were thrilled with the results and we were really pleased to hear the design was recognized by the NKBA. It’s really exciting!”
To learn more about Kitchens by Rose, visit their showroom at 25 E. Main Street, Ramsey NJ or call Rose today at (20) 785 – 1313.