2022 NKBA Renovation Angel Luxury Recycled Kitchen Awards Celebrate upcycling and recycling of gently used kitchens


2022 NKBA Renovation Angel Luxury Recycled Kitchen Awards announces winners.

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; images source @nkba

  • Most Valuable Recycled Kitchen – Reclaimed
    Rebecca Mark
    SMI Construction, NY, NY

    Best Ultra Luxury Kitchen – Reclaimed; images source @nkba

  • Best Ultra Luxury Kitchen – Reclaimed
    Gary Ciuffo
    Ciuffo Cabinetry, Bayport, NY
  • Most Upcycled Kitchens
    Peter Deane
    Deane Inc. Stamford and New Canaan, CT.

    images source @nkba

  • Small Repurposed Kitchen
    Susan Vanech
    Susan Vanech Properties, Westport, CT.

    images source @nkba

  • Medium Repurposed Kitchen
    Mina Greiss
    Greiss Holdings, LLC, Nutley, NJ.

    images source @nkba

  • 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 2022
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.