2015 NKBA Design Contest winner for Medium Kitchen-First Place :Amy Yin Interiors LLC of Short Hills, NJ.  Co-designer:Emily O’Keefe CKD CBD;Chris Papaleo AIA LEED AP NCARB


2015 NKBA Design Contest Award Large Kitchen - Second Place Name: Peter Ross Salerno, CMKBD Co-Designer: Julie Connors; Robert So


2014 NKBA 1st Place: Small Kitchen - The Antique Jewel Box

By Peter Ross Salerno, CMKBD of Peter Salerno, Inc. Wyckoff, NJ 

Co-Designers Marsha Thornhill and Kimberly Hill, CKD, CBD

2014 1st Place Small Kitchen


2014 NKBA Design Contest WInner : Builder / Remodeler

By Carl Bruen, CGR of Bruen Design Build Inc. Wyckoff, NJ

CO-Designers Robin Bruen; Debbie Kerr, CKD


Alan Asarnow, CMKBD Recognized for Years of Dedication

"There have been many members of our association through the years that have come and gone. Many have been very dedicated, some more than others. I would like to recognize one individual that has been extremely instrumental in building and maintaining our association at the highest level. This is someone that I would call a mentor to me and all of our chapter officers. If you ever have a question, you know you pick up the phone and call him. His line is always open for us.

On behalf of the Northern New Jersey Chapter, it is my honor to present Alan with this plaque for all the years of dedication that you have given this Chapter.

Like I said earlier, this is one of the Best chapters in the Nation and Alan, you had a lot to do with that."

Peter J. Albanese, CKD,CBD
President - NKBA Northern New Jersey Chapter
January 10, 2012


2012 Best Kitchen: The Presence of Hospitality

Peter Ross Salerno, CMKBD
Peter Salerno Inc., Wyckoff, NJ

One has to do a double take to realize this isn’t a restaurant, it’s someone’s home kitchen. With 2 passionate cooks as clients, the designers were challenged to create a kitchen that served as both a professional culinary experience and a comforting eating space. With the obvious main attraction being the food prep island, the client’s are sure to create gourmet masterpieces. The 11 foot stainless steel island has four work stations, complete with 2 ovens, eight burners, a griddle, a salamander, a sink, built in ice container, and pot filler. An enormous custom four sided stainless steel exhaust hood with built in halogen lighting completes the island, illuminating the entire cooking and prep area. With a kitchen like this, it wouldn’t be hard for the client’s to open up a small restaurant. For now, though, they’ll just enjoy it as a family.

2011 Best Bathroom & 2011 Peoples Pick Bathroom

Congratulations to our Winners! Click on any photo to see full-sized image.


2011 First Place
“A Garden of Serenity”
Holly Rickert &
Codesigner: Julia Kleyman

Ulrich, Inc., Ridgewood, NJ


2011 First Place
"A Natural Beauty"
Holly Rickert &
Codesigner: Julia Kleyman

Ulrich, Inc., Ridgewood, NJ


2011 Second Place
“Classic Elegance for Inspiration”
J. David Ulrich, CKD
Ulrich, Inc., Ridgewood, NJ


2011 Second Place
“Quaint and Contemporary Cottage”
Rose Marie Carr
Kitchens by Rose, Ramsey, NJ

The 2010 NKBA Design Competition Winners

Congratulations to our Winners! Click on any photo to see full-sized image.



Large Kitchens
First Place : Peter Ross Salerno, CMKBD

Peter Salerno, Inc., Wyckoff
Codesigner: Diane Durocher

Small Bathrooms
First Place : Tess Giuliani, CKD

Tess Giuliani Designs, Inc., Ridgewood , NJ

Specialty Rooms
First Place : Holly Rickert
Ulrich, Inc., Ridgewood , NJ
Codesigner: Julia Kleyman