Skip to main content

NKBA Student Design Competition Winner!

NKBA Award winner

As proud members of NKBA (National Kitchen and Bath Association), we are excited to share that our very own Beatriz won first place in the NKBA Student Kitchen Design competition for her “Beachy Dreams” kitchen design. Doesn’t this design make you want to head to the beach? Read more about her winning design submission in this NKBA magazine article.

Krista Hermanson Design & Construction welcomed Beatriz Hernandez Padron to the team earlier this year as a co-op student. Krista is a firm believer in bringing up other females and supports the growth of all designers. Practical design experience was part of her Kitchen and Bath Design Post-Diploma Certificate program at Bow Valley College. Speaking of Bow Valley College, they’re pretty proud of her too! See their write-up about Beatriz’s win here.

Beatriz began her design journey in architecture and design by earning an undergraduate degree in Architecture from Pontificia Universidad Católica Madre y Maestra in the Dominican Republic. Always looking to learn more and fascinated by interior design, Beatriz came to Canada as an international student to study kitchen and bathroom design. During her time at Bow Valley College, Beatriz became a Student Member of NKBA and competed in their 2021-22 Student Kitchen Design competition.

We couldn’t let Beatriz go her go after her co-op time was over. She is now an integral member of our team, bringing a valuable and unique point of view. We are grateful to have such a talented team here at Krista Hermanson Design & Construction. Let’s talk today to get your award-winning home designed!

Follow Us On Instagram
You Decide Who Wins!⁣ ⁣ One way to engage in hygge is by connecting over games and puzzles. We decided to gamify puzzles with a design twist!⁣ ⁣ On National Hygge Day (Feb 1), we're having a design challenge,...
We are excited to share that Beatriz won first place in the NKBA Student Kitchen Design competition for her "Beachy Dreams" kitchen design. ⁣ ⁣ She entered the competition while she was a student at Bow Valley...
Can you visualize walls emerging from a flat floor plan? Most people can't.⁣ ⁣ A simple yet effective way to help you envision changes in your home is to map out the new floor plan with tape....
So, your plans to update your home don't include knocking down walls, but you need guidance to make your home your own. Which design professional do you call? ⁣ ⁣ Designers & decorators share many of the...
BTS of Bow Valley College's studio take over today!⁣ ⁣ Beatriz graduated from the post-diploma kitchen & bath program at BVC and originally came to KHD as a co-op student. Of course, we had to keep her!⁣ ⁣ Krista...
"I might come down to use this bathroom instead of my ensuite!" ~ Client⁣ ⁣ This tired lower-level bathroom was ready for a refresh, and it got one!⁣ ⁣ The custom vanity appears symmetrical, but there's a secret hidden...