Scottsdale Interior Designer Wins HGTV 2016 NKBA Kitchen + Bath Trend Awards for Certified Aging-in-Place Project

Bonnie Lewis, a Scottsdale-based interior designer and owner of 55+ TLC Interior Design, has been announced as the winner of two People’s Choice Awards in HGTV’s 2016 NKBA Kitchen + Bath Trend Awards competition.

Lewis, a certified aging-in-place specialist, won People’s Choice awards for the “No-Threshold Shower” and “Shower Lighting” categories.

The awards come just days after Lewis was announced as the winner of NKBA’s Universal Design award during the National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) in Las Vegas, highlighting her work for an Arizona universal design project.

The NKBA award was presented to Lewis during the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS) at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas. KBIS is North America’s premier annual event dedicated to the kitchen and bath industry and the Universal Design award includes the aging-in-place category, for which Lewis is a certified expert.

It’s the second national design award in three months for Lewis, following up on a “Homes for Life” award from the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) Remodelers in October. It was one of five awards Lewis received for her design projects in 2015.

“This is a design category that’s close to my heart and one that I feel deserves much more recognition than it receives,” Lewis said. “With more than 8,000 Baby Boomers turning 65 each day, the need to provide spaces which function well for this growing demographic will continue to grow in importance with designers across the country.”


Lewis, whose credentials include membership in the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID), International Interior Design Associations (IIDA) and National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA), considers her Certified Aging in Place Specialist (CAPS) designation to be one of the most important.

Lewis’ NAHB award was in the Single Space remodel category for a north Scottsdale remodel that will allow a retired couple to remain in their home rather than move due to accessibility issues that may arise, says aging-in-place priorities are not being addressed enough by today’s interior designers.

“Homeowners need to plan for the future when they remodel or purchase a new home,” she said. “It’s my hope they will turn to aging-in-place specialists like myself to ensure that their next home fulfills their long-term needs.”

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About 55+ TLC Interior Design 
Based in Scottsdale, Arizona and founded by Bonnie J. Lewis, an Allied ASID, Assoc. IIDA, CAPS certified interior designer, 55+ TLC Interior Design is focused on providing living-in-place options for its clients. The company caters to discriminating Baby Boomers and seniors who want a beautiful, specially-designed, individually tailored living environment that makes life easier and sustains independence as long as possible. For more information, please visit

About the National Kitchen & Bath Association and the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show The National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) is the not-for-profit trade association that owns the KBIS®. With nearly 14,000 member companies representing tens of thousands of members in segments of the kitchen and bath industry, the NKBA has educated and led the industry since the association’s founding in 1963. The mission of the NKBA is to enhance member success and excellence, promote professionalism and ethical business practices, and provide leadership and direction for the kitchen and bath industry worldwide. For more information, visit or call 1-800-THE-NKBA (843-6522).

America’s leading home and lifestyle brand, HGTV features a top-rated cable network that is distributed to more than 96 million U.S. households and, the premier source for home-related inspiration, instruction and entertainment, attracts more than six million people each month. The brand also includes the HGTV HOME™ consumer products line which showcases exclusive collections of paint, flooring, furniture, plants, fabrics and other home-oriented products. For more information on HGTV HOME branded products and to find a retailer, go to In partnership with Hearst Magazines, the HGTV Magazine, a home and lifestyle publication, is currently available on newsstands. Viewers can become fans of HGTV and interact with other home improvement enthusiasts through Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram. Headquartered in Knoxville, Tenn., HGTV is owned by Scripps Networks Interactive, Inc. (SNI).

KBIS® and NKBA® are registered trademarks of the National Kitchen & Bath Association. 55+TLC® is a registered trademark of 55+ TLC Interior Design, LLC.

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