Kitchens of the Year 2020

These eight killer kitchens are packed with originality and design details.

Edited by Melissa Mauzy


Meet our esteemed panel of Kitchens of the Year judges: 

Julie Baum, BaumHouse Design, LLC

Julie Baum (ASID, CAPS) is the owner/designer of BaumHouse design, an award-winning kitchen and bath design studio.  Recognizing that clients know what they like but need direction to make confident decisions, Julie’s focus is on you and your project from concept to completion; goals, budget, product selection, installation and project management.  “I get as excited about my client’s projects as they do, and I am right there every step of the way to make sure they are pleased with the results. Anything else is unacceptable.”

Candice Wideman, Youtopia Designs, LLC

Youtopia Designs, LLC is owned and operated by lead designer Candice Wideman. She is a professionally trained and qualified interior designer that is an active Allied member of the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) and a member of the HBA (Home Builders Association). Candice strives to develop strong, mutually beneficial relationship with her clients by actively overseeing every project that Youtopia Designs undertakes. This ensures each client is getting multiple professional design options on every final decision.

Carolyn Beard, Callier & Thompson

Carolyn Beard has been a kitchen and bath designer for Callier & Thompson since 2001. Now one of the owners of Callier & Thompson, Carolyn still loves working on design and space planning along with managing the showroom, advertising and an assortment of other duties. As a long-time member of the National Kitchen & Bath Association and current Treasurer for the association, she enjoys keeping up with the latest design trends, product selections and meeting others within the kitchen and bath industry.



Alspaugh Kitchen & Bath and Johnson Design | More than 400 square feet Platinum Winner

Gegg Design & Cabinetry | 300-400 square feet Platinum Winner 

Gegg Design & Cabinetry | 250-299 square feet Platinum Winner

Karr Bick Kitchen + Bath | Less than 250 square feet Platinum Winner



Alspaugh Kitchen & Bath | More than 400 square feet

Marc Christian Fine Cabinetry and Castle Design | 300-400 square feet

Karr Bick Kitchen + Bath | 250-299 square feet Gold Winner

Gegg Design & Cabinetry | Less than 250 feet Gold Winner