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Congratulations to our design challenge winners

Congratulations to the 8 regional winners of the Thermador Kitchen Design Challenge! Each winner received a $5,000 cash prize and expense-paid trip for two to gorgeous Southern California, for a magnificent celebration weekend at the new Thermador Design and Experience Center. Browse each winner's entry below for their unique, inspiring vision of the American Kitchen.

2010-2011 Kitchen Design Challenge Winners

Thermador is proud to honor the extraordinary trade professionals who have helped us become the centerpiece of America's most innovative and luxurious kitchens. Thank you, for helping us continue to transform and reimagine the possibilities of what a kitchen can be.

Distinguished Entrants

Kitchen Design Challenge Distinguished Entrants

We received an overwhelming response to our Kitchen Design Challenge. The expertise and quality of designs were bar none. Here are some of the most memorable and noteworthy entrants from around the country.

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Kitchen Designer Spotlight

Name: Molly Erin McCabe
Company: A Kitchen That Works™ LLC (AKTW)

Molly Erin McCabe, AKBD, CGP, an award winning designer, is the founder and co-owner of A Kitchen That Works™ LLC (AKTW). AKTW is a full service design-build firm specializing in kitchens and baths.

Ms. McCabe consults to architectural and construction firms on material specifications with specific emphasis on appliances specifications. She has published numerous articles and has lectured locally and nationally on design with an emphasis on sustainable design and construction.

She is a Subject Matter Expert for the US Green Building Council’s Green Home Guide, a member of the Thermador Design Council, a founding and current Board member of the Olympic West Sound Chapter of the National Kitchen & Bath Association and the founder of the Kitsap Chapter of the NW Ecobuilding Guild. Ms. McCabe is an active member of her community volunteering with youth and teens, environmental groups as well as other not-for-profit community groups through projects and Board participation.

She is a member of the National Kitchen and Bath Association, the Home Builders Association of Kitsap County Built Green® program and Remodelers Council, the Northwest EcoBuilding Guild, Green America and the Bainbridge Island Chamber of Commerce. Her professional certifications include: Associate Kitchen and Bath Designer (AKBD) from the National Kitchen and Bath Association, Certified Green Professional (CGP) from the National Association of Home Builders and she is a registered Certified Lead-Free Renovator with the Environmental Protection Agency.

When Ms. McCabe is not working, she enjoys spending time cooking, playing tennis and being with family and friends.

Ms. McCabe lives and works in a Built Green® home that she designed and built with her husband and their two children. She can be reached at 206.780.1906 or

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Molly Erin McCabe, AKBD, CGP