Custom Kitchen (251 ft2 or more) - Traditional $75,000 and under

GOHBA Housing Design Awards 2022 | GOHBA Housing Design Awards


A Production Kitchen is defined as the standard kitchen in a tract home that is designed to be built more than once.  Standard upgrades offered at the sales center are considered part of a production kitchen.  Production kitchens that have been significantly customized for a purchaser must be entered in the Custom categories. 

A Custom Kitchen means a custom designed, one of a kind kitchen for a specific client. 

We have added contemporary & traditional design options for this category. Categorizing entries will be at the discretion of the entrant. However, said entries may be reclassified at the judge's discretion.

Square footage for kitchen submissions is defined as the floor area of the room in which the kitchen is located. An integrated eating area, breakfast nook, food pantry, telephone desk or lounging area is considered to be part of the kitchen space. Please extend your calculation of square footage three feet past the edge of your countertop. Click here to view an example of how square footage is calculated for kitchen submissions.

The kitchen costs for this category include all cabinetry, countertops, millwork and trim, all major appliances, all plumbing fixtures and faucets, all flooring, wall and ceiling finishes after the drywall and sub floor, and all lighting fixtures including pot lights; as charged to the client(s). Please note that client invoices detailing all costs including labour should be ready to submit to the GOHBA/judges upon request. 

Entry Requirements

Digital Photos

  • 1 photograph of your main project image. This photo will be used for all awards/media purposes.
  • 6– 12 photographs showing the kitchen area
  • Make sure to indicate the main project photo, which will be used for award publications
  • Please note that photos should be 300 dpi resolution and may be resized to facilitate loading for judges. Photos should be a maximum of 10 megabytes. 
  • Each photo should be given a unique name or number for identification purposes

Written submission -  The written submission should tell us how and why this design was so successful 

PDF of the site plan/floor plan - 
Any drawings and floor plans submitted MUST include the following:
•Overall room area and dimensions must be shown
•Key components must be identified, including cabinetry, appliances, sinks, etc.
Keep in mind that proper line weights and presentation style drawings are encouraged. 3D views and colour renderings are permitted to enhance the inten

Criterion Weight
Aesthetics/Appeal 20.0%
Functionality 20.0%
Innovation/Unique Design 20.0%
Cohesiveness 20.0%
Creative Use of Space 20.0%