Once the submission advanced to round two, the kitchen had to be well designed in features, product selection and be visually impressive.
Designs are evaluated on use of the elements and principles of design, creativity, and planning. Every detail had to enhance and add to a single stunning effect. For instance, many top entries had a clean, contemporary feel and a creative use of form and color.
Through both rounds of judging, we considered many important aspects of kitchen design. The second round, judging uses a much more subjective manner. As such, judges would score designs differently, reflecting their own preferences. However, something interesting happened as the cream of the crop started to emerge. Although, each design was evaluated independently, the winning submissions all received high scores from all judges! One entry even earned a perfect score.
Needless to say, the winners of this year’s design awards impressed me. I can’t wait for the official announcement in January 2017 at the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show. We’ll make sure to share those here on the CliqStudios blog.