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“Design First's reputation for quality has also been enhanced by being a perennial recipient of housing awards for its kitchen and bathroom settings.” – OCHBA's Impact newsletter

Some wonder about Design First Interiors' secret to winning design awards. But we know it’s no secret — it’s magic: the magic that transpires when we connect personally with a client and together create exceptional, creative, functional living spaces as unique as the people who inhabit it. That creative energy is our reward.

To view some of the designs for which the following awards were given, follow the link to see the project.

National Kitchen & Bath AssociationGreater Ottawa Home Builders AssociationSUB-ZEROWOLF

2014

Competition Award View the Winning Design
  NKBA Awards Ottawa Chapter Creative Concept, First Place  
    Classic/Traditional Kitchens (over $30,000), Second Place A Chef’s Paradise
    Classic/Traditional Baths (over $15,000), Second Place Updated Traditions
    Contemporary/Modern Baths (under $15,000), Second Place Affordable Sophistication
    Contemporary/Modern Baths (over $15,000), Second Place Master Retreat

2013

Competition Award View the Winning Design
  NKBA Awards Ottawa Chapter Small Kitchen Category,
First Place
Born Again Bungalow
    Medium Kitchen Category,
Second Place
A Definite Difference
    Large Kitchen Category,
Second Place
Open To The Point of View
    Powder Room Category,
First Place
Powder Room Blue
    Large Bathroom Category,
First Place
Take Me To the River
    Large Bathroom Category,
Second Place
Simple Luxury
    Showstopper,
First Place
Fearless Harmony in Three Parts
    Best of Show – Kitchen Born Again Bungalow
    Best of Show – Bath Powder Room Blue
    People's Choice Award Winner Take Me To the River
       
  SubZero Wolf Best of the Best Kitchen Design Contest Global Winner, Second Place Fearless Harmony in Three Parts

2012

Competition Award View the Winning Design
  SubZero Wolf Best of the Best Kitchen Design Contest Regional Winner, Eastern Canada Fearless Harmony in Three Parts
       
 

GOHBA

Custom Kitchens 159 sq ft or less, Winner Table Manners
    Custom Kitchens 159 sq ft or less, Finalist Mid-Century Modernism
    Custom Kitchens 160-219 sq ft, Winner A Definite Difference
    Custom Kitchens 220 sq ft or more, $75,000 or more, Winner Perfect Harmony
    Renovations/Additions $500,000 and over, Finalist A River Runs Past It
    Custom Baths 91 sq ft or more, Finalist Simple Luxury
    Housing Details, Finalist A Passion for Wine
       
 

OHBA

Most Outstanding Kitchen for a New Home Fearless Harmony in Three Parts
    Most Outstanding Kitchen for a Home Renovation Open to the Point of View
    Most Outstanding Bathroom for a New Home Simple Luxury
    Most Outstanding Bathroom for a Home Renovation Take Me to the River

2011

Competition Award View the Winning Design
 

GOHBA

Custom Kitchens < 160 sq ft, Finalist Play it Again Sam
    Custom Kitchens < 160 sq ft, Finalist The Jewel of Dunrobin
    Custom Kitchens < 160 sq ft, Finalist Open to the View
    Custom Kitchens 160 sq ft To 220 sq ft, Finalist Stretching the Limits
    Custom Kitchens Over 220 sq ft, over $75K, Finalist Shaping the Room
    Custom Kitchens Over 220 sq ft, over $75K, Finalist White and Warm
    Custom Kitchens Over 220 sq ft, over $75K, Winner Aligned with Purpose
       
    Custom Baths over 90 sq ft, Finalist Step Up to Quality
    Renovations/Additions $100K to $200K, Finalist A New Focus for Families
    Renovations/Additions $200K to $350K, Finalist Let the Sun Shine In
       
    Open Category, Finalist Nature’s Drama
    Open Category, Finalist Art Finds a Home

2009

Competition Award View the Winning Design
 

GOHBA

Custom Baths over 90 sq ft, Winner Art Comes to Life
    Renovations/Additions $100K to $200K,Winner Open for Living
       
 

NKBA

Medium kitchens, 2nd place Beaux Arts Kitchen
    Small Kitchens, Honourable Mention More with Minimalism
       
 

SUBZERO/WOLF

Regional Winner, Eastern Canada Millimeters Matter

2008

Competition Award View the Winning Design
 

GOHBA

Custom Kitchens <200 sq ft, Winner More with Minimalism
    Custom Baths over 90 sq ft, Winner Suite Master Piece

2007

Competition Award View the Winning Design
 

GOHBA

Custom Baths over 90 sq ft, Winner Arc of the Water
    Custom Baths over 90 sq ft, Winner Bathing in the Garden
       
 

SUBZERO/WOLF

Regional Winner, Eastern Canada Luxe Comfort

2006

Competition Award View the Winning Design
 

GOHBA

Custom Kitchens <180 sq ft, Winner Small but Powerful
    Custom Kitchens 180 sq ft To 220 sq ft, Winner Respecting the Environment
    Custom Kitchens Over 220 sq ft, over $75K, Winner Open Concept with Many Requirements
 

 

Open Category, Winner Custom in Cayman

2005

Competition Award View the Winning Design
 

SUBZERO/WOLF

Regional Winner, Eastern Canada Spectacular Scale
       
 

GOHBA

Custom Kitchens <180 sq ft, Winner  
    Custom Kitchens >200 sq ft, Winner Spectacular Scale
    Custom Baths over 75 sq ft, Winner Magical Mud
       
    Customized Tract Personalized Penthouse

2003

Competition Award View the Winning Design
 

NKBA

Overall Design Excellence My Other Bath is a Sailboat
       
 

GOHBA

Renovations/Additions $40K to $100K,Winner Life is Art
    Custom Kitchens >200 sq ft, Winner  
    Custom Baths over 90 sq ft, Winner  

2002

Competition Award View the Winning Design
 

GOHBA

Customized Tract  
       
    Custom Kitchens <200 sq ft, Winner  
    Custom Kitchens >200 sq ft, Winner  
    Custom Baths under 75 sq ft, Winner  
    Custom Baths over 75 sq ft, Winner My Other Bath is a Sailboat

2001

Competition Award View the Winning Design
 

SUBZERO/WOLF

Regional Winner, Eastern Canada Engineered for Taste
       
 

GOHBA

Custom Kitchens >200 sq ft, Winner Engineered for Taste

2000

Competition Award View the Winning Design
 

GOHBA

Peoples Choice Award Centenarian Revival
       
    Custom Kitchens <200 sq ft, Winner  
    Custom Kitchens >200 sq ft, Winner Centenarian Revival
    Custom Baths under 75 sq ft, Winner  
    Custom Kitchens <200 sq ft, Winner  

1999

Competition Award View the Winning Design
 

SUBZERO/WOLF

Regional Winner, Eastern Canada A Fresh Face
       
 

GOHBA

Custom Kitchens <200 sq ft, Winner  
    Custom Kitchens >200 sq ft, Winner A Taste of Tuscany
    Custom Baths over 75 sq ft, Winner Power of Eight
       
    Barrier Free Design  
       

1998

Competition Award  
 

GOHBA

Custom Kitchens <200sq ft, Winner  
    Custom Kitchens <200sq ft, Winner  

1997

Competition Award View the Winning Design
 

SUBZERO/WOLF

Regional Winner, Eastern Canada Modern Luxury
       
 

GOHBA

Custom Kitchens >170 sq ft, Winner  
    Custom Baths over $11,000, Winner  

1996

Competition Award View the Winning Design
 

GOHBA

Custom Kitchens <150sq ft, Winner  
    Custom Kitchens 150 sq ft to 250 sq ft, Winner  
    Custom Bath over 75 sq ft, Winner Fluid Design

1995

Competition Award View the Winning Design
 

GOHBA

Custom Kitchens 150 sq ft to 250 sq ft, Winner Zen Design

1994

Competition Award  
 

GOHBA

Custom Kitchens <150sq ft, Winner

1993

Competition Award  
 

GOHBA

Custom Kitchens <200sq ft, Winner  
    Custom Kitchens 200 sq ft to 300 Sq ft, Winner  

1991

Competition Award  
 

GOHBA

Custom Kitchen, Second Place  
    Custom Bath, First Place  
    Custom Bath, Second Place  

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