On 19 August, the KBDi community celebrated Australia’s finest kitchen and bathroom designers at a glorious Gala event at the Howard Smith Wharves in Brisbane. In this feature, we’re sharing the five fabulous kitchens that earned their designers the State Titles of KBDi Kitchen Designer of the Year.
KBDi Kitchen Designer of the Year NSW
Hilary Ryan | Impala Kitchens & Bathrooms
The KBDi Designer Awards 2023 Kitchen Categories were proudly sponsored by Hettich Australia. Bobby Salami, Queensland Specification & Business Development Manager at Hettich Australia, was on stage to present the state titles, and he’s pictured here with Hilary.
The judges loved Hilary’s overall submission. The original concept was well presented, and the response to the brief was on point. The documentation was clear and comprehensive, and the product and material selections resulted in a very beautiful kitchen.
KBDi Kitchen Designer of the Year SA
Stefan Vignogna CKD Au | Stefan Vignogna Joinery & Interiors
The panel was most impressed with Stefan’s submission. The design concept was bold and executed beautifully. Documentation was clear, concise and professionally presented, and the overall feel of the project was consistent from beginning to end.
KBDi Kitchen Designer of the Year VIC
Olivia Cirocco | GIA Renovations
Sometimes small kitchen spaces need extra big ideas, and the designer certainly delivered in this instance. The judges admired Olivia’s thoughtful planning and out-of-the-square solution for a limited space. They loved the material selections and commended the designer on a job well done.
KBDi Kitchen Designer of the Year WA
Alysia Pekel CKD Au | Western Cabinets
The original kitchen footprint was far too tight for this family of foodies. The designer borrowed space from an unused dining room to help deliver a long wish list for the keen cooks and bakers. The concept was well presented, and the plan set was A+. And a beautiful selection of finishes made the project an all-round winner.
KBDi Kitchen Designer of the Year QLD and KBDi Australian Kitchen Designer of the Year
Ashley Maddison | AM Interior Studio
With its beautiful textural layering, soft colour palette and exceptional space planning, this kitchen was a favourite with the KBDi Designer Awards judging panel. The project looks fabulous from every angle, but with the designer’s careful planning, it’s more than just a pretty picture.
Huge congratulations to the talented five above, and big thanks once again to Hettich Australia for their support of the 2023 KBDi Designer Awards.