Announcing our 2019 HBA Design Challenge:
Innovative Design with a Humble Budget​ WINNERS!


Judges Choice Professional:

MainStreet Design Build​'s beautiful kitchen designed by Christine Galovich Ramaekers​, Christopher Swint, and Amy Fischer


Judges Choice Student

Center for Creative Studies students Natalie Molnar, Lexi Chase, Ell Hong, and Lexie Friedman.


Congratulations to our Peoples Choice Professional Winners:

  1. The kitchen from Mans Lumber & Millwork​ team of Kimberley Swan-Fugaban, Nicole Branscum, and Rosie Martinez
  2. The living area by Amy Termarsch of Amy Elizabeth Designs​
  3. The bathroom by MainStreet Design Build​'s team of owner Christine Ramaekers, Christopher Swint, and Amy Fischer


Congratulations to the People's Choice top 3 student #designers - all from Michigan State University​!

  1. The playoom designed by Dima Alnajjar, Gyuri Jang (a return winner!), and Julia Kassel
  2. The backyard patio designed by  Lucia Cibelli, Megan Emke, Julia Gough, and Jiuen Yun
  3. The bedroom designed by Chloe Jaworski, Rachel Rantenan, and Sophia Tiglao. Congratulations! High Five to their professor, Laura Winter! 


We're happy to announce our Professional Designer #honorablementions

  • Best Use of Color - The home office designed by Christine Karas of Herman Miller​ and Heather Carney of PARTNR HAUS​
  • Most Imaginative - Jo Golda​ and Kevin Hayes' Sgt. Friday inspired office
  • Most Textural - Stacy L. Evans​ lounge
  • Most #DIY - the living room designed by Robin Pinkston
  • Best Retreat - The backyard space designed by Jodi Diehl, Kelsey Powell, and Mari Vaglica of Carter Lumber and Christopher Liner of Distinguished Designs​
  • Best Decor - The library designed by twins Annette Sanks-Green and Jeanette Minley