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NKBA and Renovation Angel Announce 2022 Luxury Recycled Kitchen Award Winners

Feb 9, 2022

Celebrating upcycling and recycling of gently used kitchens

(Orlando, FL) – February 9, 2022 – The National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA), owners of the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS), and Renovation Angel, recyclers of luxury home furnishings, finishes and building products, announce the 2022 NKBA Renovation Angel Luxury Recycled Kitchen Awards. Concepted in 2018 to applaud kitchen and bath industry professionals for their commitment to keeping construction materials out of landfills, the NKBA and Renovation Angel partnered to encourage all kitchen and bath manufacturers, designers and showrooms to support the concept of recycling and upcycling wherever possible.

“Working with Renovation Angel the NKBA is pleased to support Steve’s efforts to keep 50 million pounds out of landfills,” said Suzie Williford, EVP, and Chief Strategy Officer of the NKBA.  “An average kitchen represents 7,000 pounds, including cabinetry, countertops, sinks, appliances and other finishing materials.  If our combined efforts can continue to drive awareness of this opportunity and encourage everyone to consider alternative uses for old kitchens, we will help to drive the circular economy. I’m so pleased our Association is a part of this important work.”

2022 NKBA Renovation Angel Luxury Recycled Kitchen Award Winners and Judges

Suzie Williford, Steve Feldman and George Oliphant, host of NBC show George to the Rescue announced the following award winners at the KBIS Next Stage, February 9, 2022 in Orlando, Florida:

Most Valuable Recycled Kitchen – Reclaimed

Rebecca Mark

SMI Construction, NY, NY

Best Ultra Luxury Kitchen – Reclaimed

Gary Ciuffo

Ciuffo Cabinetry, Bayport, NY

Most Upcycled Kitchens

Peter Deane

Deane Inc.

Stamford and New Canaan, CT

Small Repurposed Kitchen

Susan Vanech

Susan Vanech Properties, Westport, CT.

Medium Repurposed Kitchen

Mina Greiss

Greiss Holdings, LLC, Nutley, NJ

Large Repurposed Kitchen

Bobbie DeCarlo

Reich/Eklund Construction, Inc., Shelter Island, NY

The final award is called the “ANGEL DISCRETIONARY AWARD”. Each year this award is given to a designer, firm, or manufacturer who has been the most impactful in the world of luxury kitchen recycling.

Angel Award

Jan Heck

Miele USA, Princeton, NJ

Best Practice for Recycling


Miele is the first global manufacturer who has built luxury kitchen recycling into their sales best practice. By introducing “Recycle & Rebate”, Miele recognizes the importance of incorporating a recycling process into a luxury renovation, advancing a productive means of doing something with a historically wasted resource. ​

The judges for the 2022 NKBA Renovation Angel Luxury Kitchen Awards were:

Maria Stapperfene, CMKBD, NKBA

Division Manager, Tewksbury Kitchens (2015 National NKBA President)

Dan Nolan, NKBA

National Trade Manager, Miele

Sandra Diaz-Velasco, NKBA, ASID, AIA, RA, LEED AP, Principal Architect

Elo Designs, Miami, FL

Traci Shemonoski, NKBA

Director of Business Development, Royal Green Appliances, White Plains, NY

Dalit Dray, NKBA

Owner, Dray Design Group, Aventura, FL

Click here for images of the winning kitchens.

Click here for award winners.

About the National Kitchen & Bath Association and the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show

The National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) is the not-for-profit trade association that owns the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show® (KBIS), as part of Design & Construction Week ® (DCW). With nearly 50,000 members in all segments of the kitchen and bath design and remodeling industry, the NKBA has educated and led the industry since the association’s founding in 1963. The mission of the NKBA is to inspire, lead and empower the kitchen and bath industry through the professional certifications and learning, community and events. For more information, visit or call 1-800-THE-NKBA (843-6522).

KBIS® and NKBA® are registered trademarks of the National Kitchen & Bath Association.

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