Heart of the home: Vote for your favourite Ottawa kitchen

Kitchens are often called the heart of the home, so it’s not surprising that they make up one of the largest categories in voting for the Ottawa Citizen People’s Choice Award.

Since Aug. 22, members of the public have been given the opportunity to have their say, choosing their favourite project in categories such as new homes, renovations, bathrooms and housing details from among the entries in the 2018 Greater Ottawa Home Builders’ Association (GOHBA) Housing Design Awards.

There are 184 entries in 53 categories that have been judged by industry experts and the winners will be announced at a gala in October.

But there’s one category where the judge is you — the People’s Choice Award. This week marks the final preliminary round to determine the 14 finalists for the award and this week’s category is the ever-popular kitchens.

Small, large, traditional, contemporary, custom or production, the choices are almost endless.

How do I vote?

You can vote for your favourite kitchen online between 9 a.m. Wednesday and 11:59 p.m. Sunday. (For the final round to choose the ultimate winner, voting can be done either online from Sept. 26-30 or in person at the Ottawa Fall Home Show, which runs at the EY Centre from Sept. 27-30.)

For this round, there are 39 entries in 10 categories. Along with the photos above, here is a sampling of the kitchens from each of the companies who have entered:

astro campanale tego what's your favourite kitchen People's Choice Award

Astro Design Centre, Campanale Homes & Tego Design and Renovation Centre: finalists for contemporary custom kitchen, 241 sq. ft. or more, $75,011 and over.

caivan what's your favourite kitchen People's Choice Award

Caivan Communities: finalist for production kitchen, 161 sq. ft. or more.

denys what's your favourite kitchen People's Choice Award

Denys Builds Designs: finalist for contemporary custom kitchen, 180 sq. ft. or less.

deslaurier what's your favourite kitchen People's Choice Award

Deslaurier Custom Cabinets: finalist for contemporary custom kitchen, 181-240 sq. ft.

laurysen lepine what's your favourite kitchen People's Choice Award

Laurysen Kitchens & Lepine Corp.: finalists for traditional custom kitchen, 241 sq. ft. or more, $75,001 and over, also known as the John Laurysen Memorial Trophy.

kitchen craft revelstoke what's your favourite kitchen People's Choice Award

Kitchen Craft Cabinetry & Revelstoke Custom Homes and Renovations: finalists for contemporary custom kitchen, 180 sq. ft. or less.

amsted deslaurier what's your favourite kitchen People's Choice Award

Amsted Design-Build & Deslaurier Custom Cabinets: finalists for traditional custom kitchen, 241 sq. ft. or more, $75,001 and over, also known as the John Laurysen Memorial Trophy.

eq homes what's your favourite kitchen People's Choice Award

eQ Homes: finalist for production kitchen, 160 sq. ft. or less.

ogc what's your favourite kitchen People's Choice Award

Ottawa General Contractors: finalist for contemporary custom kitchen, 180 sq. ft. or less.

oakwood what's your favourite kitchen People's Choice Award

OakWood: finalist for traditional custom kitchen, 241 sq. ft. or more, $75,000 and under.

deslaurier uniform what's your favourite kitchen People's Choice Award

Deslaurier Custom Cabinets & Uniform Urban Developments: finalists for production kitchen, 161 sq. ft. or more.

rnd arcaverde what's your favourite kitchen People's Choice Award

RND Construction & ARCA-VERDE Inc.: finalists for contemporary custom kitchen, 241 sq. ft. or more, $75,000 and under.

Go to the voting site

Related

Last year’s award winners

Full list of 2018 finalists

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