ANN ARBOR, MI -- Renowned chef Curtis Stone announced the Merillat® Works Like a Dream kitchen $30,000 makeover contest at the recent Kitchen and Bath Industry Show (KBIS).
"This contest is your chance to win a free kitchen and learn more about kitchen design; what's better than that," said Stone. "You'll discover all kinds of fantastic Merillat kitchen function, including some of my favorite storage features that could be part of your dream kitchen."
From now until Aug. 1, 2011, visitors to Merillat.com can design their dream kitchen — with a chance to win it! The Works Like a Dream kitchen contest is awarding the following prizes:
•Grand Prize: One winner will get a $30,000 kitchen makeover, $1,500 in Curtis Stone products and a $3,000 Open House party to show off their new kitchen.
•First Prize: Two winners will get a $5,000 credit toward the purchase of Merillat cabinetry.
•Second Prize: Five winners will get $500 in Curtis Stone products.
The winning entries will be selected based on appropriateness to theme, originality, innovation and creativity. To enter, follow these easy steps at Merillat.com:
1.Upload a photo of your current kitchen.
2.Write a brief essay telling us why you need a kitchen makeover.
3.Use the Merillat Step-by-Step Kitchen Planner with Curtis Stone, to create your dream kitchen.
Learn More about Curtis' Top Ten Cabinetry Features
When consumers enter the Works Like a Dream kitchen contest they will learn about the smart design that goes into creating a dream Merillat kitchen. According to Stone, "A dream kitchen is one that's designed for the way you live, and Merillat offers a number of smart storage features to suit anyone's lifestyle."
While Merillat offers several storage options, the following are Curtis Stone's Top Ten favorites:
1.Pull-out Spice Rack. A pull-out spice rack allows for easy access to spices or other small cooking essentials. It's perfect for cooks who like to experiment.
2.Deep Drawer Peg Divider System. Another great feature, the deep drawer with a peg divider system can be customized for storing bulky items like pots, pans and mixing bowls.
3.Cutting Board Kit. A cutting board kit close to the stove or sink makes for easy food prep, and it includes built-in knife storage, right where you need it most.
4.Pull-out Waste Basket. Clean up is a breeze with a pull-out waste basket. Hidden bag storage and a two-bin design keep trash and recyclables separated and out of sight.
5.Merillat CoreGuard™ Sink Base. A new kitchen is a big expense, and the Merillat CoreGuard™ Sink Base helps to protect your cabinetry investment by addressing issues such as minor spills and plumbing leaks, helping to keep your cabinetry dry and clean for years to come.
6.Tall Pantry with Pull-out Trays. A pantry is perfect for storing a variety of items and the pull out trays make everything very accessible.
7.Wine rack. Keep a wine rack stocked and you're always ready when guests drop in.
8.SoftAction Doors and Drawers. SoftAction brings elegance of motion to cabinet doors and drawers. The ultra quiet closing system, makes slamming virtually impossible.
9.Drawer Organizer. Keeping all of your cooking utensils organized is key to stress-free cooking; finding what you need fast is so much better than digging through a clutter drawer.
10.Pull-out Tray Divider. The pull-out tray divider keeps cooking sheets and cutting boards organized and close at hand.
To enter the Works Like a Dream kitchen contest, or to find more information about the many beautiful and intelligent product options from Merillat, visit www.Merillat.com