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Bonus Ticket for first 500 Voices From The Industry 3-Day Pass Registrants at KBIS 2015!
If you are one of the first 500 people to register for a Voices From The Industry (VFTI) 3-day pass you will receive a free NAHB IBS Bonus Ticket*. Your ticket will allow you to attend one (1) IBS Building Knowledge (60 minute) session on Thursday, January 22 only. The ticket will be included automatically as part of your registration. Your VFTI 3-day registration badge and your IBS Bonus Ticket will be required for entry to the session. More
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Cañada College is now an NKBA Re-Accredited Program Provider for Kitchen and Bath Design Certificate
The National Kitchen & Bath Association recently announced that Cañada College, located in Redwood City, CA, has met all requirements to continue as an NKBA Accredited Program provider of their Certificate in Kitchen and Bath Design. NKBA Accreditation serves the professional needs of the industry and ensures consistent, quality education for students who want to become kitchen or bath professionals. More
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  The ONE™ Thing Families Need More Of…Everything.

Introducing the ONE™ Collection of stainless steel sinks and custom accessories. Our spacious XL Single Bowl stands up to the demands of busy families with a stylish solution for chaotic kitchens, BLANCO ONE™ -- It’s the ideal mix of durability, space, safety and organization.

Kitchen & Bath Project Management begins on Sept. 16
Do you need to manage your client's expectations while accurately scoping the costs of their project? This course will discuss project management practices from design concept to finished installation. Participants will learn the skills needed to accurately estimate costs, list product installation and construction details, and manage client expectations. This course is ideal for design firm owners, practicing designers, project managers and installation specialists.

Instructor: Jeffrey Holloway, CKD, CBD. Learn More by Watching this Brief and Informative Video from the Instructor

Required materials:
NKBA Kitchen & Bath Business & Project Management, 2nd Edition or NKBA Kitchen & Bath Project Management, 1st Edition

Learn More about the course, and Register now!

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  Keystone Wood Specialties

We are a wholesale manufacturer of wood components for the custom cabinet, furniture and remodeling industries: cabinet doors, drawer fronts, drawer boxes, RTA cabinets & range hoods, moulding and more—all in one place—and we ship nationwide. Contact us.


Kitchen Appliance Trends in the latest issue of Consumers Digest
An article on kitchen appliance trends in the latest issue of Consumers Digest quotes NKBA President John Petrie, CMKBD, at length regarding the NKBA's perspective on the topic. Click here to view the complete article.
Courtesy of Consumers Digest


Date Courses More Information
Sept. 16 20-20 V10 Fast Track Kitchen & Bath Design Details
Sept. 16 AKBD Certification Exam Preparation Details
Sept. 16 Kitchen & Bath Project Management Details
Sept. 17 20-20 V9 Fast Track Kitchen & Bath Design Details
Sept. 18 20-20 V10 Webinar Lighting & Tile Details
Sept. 24 Your Kitchen & Bath Business: How to Hold a Virtual Meeting Details
Sept. 26 Free Live Webinar: 5 Things Every Designer Must Know Before Customer Service Can Begin FULL — Waitlist Available
Sept. 29 Introduction to Consultative Selling Details
On Demand How Do You Compare: Performance Metrics of High Performers — Free Recorded Webinar Details
On Demand Your Kitchen & Bath Business: Delegating with Authority — Free Recorded VILT Details
On Demand Safety vs. Aesthetics-Universal Design Solves the Quandary — Free Recorded Webinar Details
On Demand Steam Convection Cooking in Today's American Kitchen — Free Recorded Webinar Details
On Demand Showrooms of the Future & The New Consumer — Free Recorded Webinar Details
On Demand Kitchen & Bath Lighting Trends — Free Recorded Webinar Details

Coming soon to NKBA University!
October 2014 Course Highlights
Free Webinar: Inspiration 4: Insight into Design & Consumer Buying Habits — Michael Hetherman, CKD — Full Waitlist Available
Designing with Color — Ann Morris, CMKBD, CAPS, CfyH
NEW COURSE — Customized Design: Layering, Texture, Negative Space — Richard Landon, CMKBD
Managing Your Career — Tim Donahue
Managing Change with Your Customer and Colleagues — Debby Mayberry, NKBA
Free Webinar: New Zealand Inspiration and Timeless Design — Debra DeLorenzo, CMKD/CMBDNZ
Certified Kitchen Designer (CKD) Exam Preparation — Judith Neary, CMKBD


Design insights for more livable kitchens
Kitchen renovations top the list of home remodeling projects, and for good reason. The kitchen is the hub of the household, the place where families and friends come together, the place where meals are transformed into wonderful memories of tempting aromas and tasty, comforting cuisine. Above all, though, the kitchen is a work space. As a new study shows, the first and foremost design consideration should be given to making it a livable, functional space. More
Courtesy of Michael J. Berens

  New lightweight Bath systems
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•Bath remodeling is becoming the #1 remodeling project
•No hassle 1 Day bath industry is growing and opening new markets
•High profits – minimal competition – great cash flow
•Quick ship product- no inventory to stock
•Great add on for existing home improvement company


GHBA Remodelers Council: Top reasons to remodel right now
Remodel now for home performance improvement and maintenance: Consistent home maintenance raises the value of your home, but more importantly it keeps your home functional and comfortable. Remodel now to improve home value: Adding a deck, expanding your kitchen, remodeling to open the floor plan and many other projects can increase the value of your home. Smart remodels enhance your greatest investment — your home. More
Courtesy of Houston Chronicle

Homeowners have big interior design plans
Only 2 percent of more than 1,700 homeowners in the U.S. and Canada surveyed recently by the remodeling website Houzz say they have achieved their design vision for their homes. On average, most homeowners say they're only halfway there with the home's décor. More
Courtesy of Realtor

25 ideas for an environmentally friendly kitchen
Green kitchen design has come a long way in a short time. Only a few years ago, when "green" was at its buzzword peak, using sustainable materials here and there satisfied many homeowners. A truly green kitchen, however, features careful holistic design that enables a healthy family lifestyle along with saving energy and the planet. Nontoxic materials and finishes are of utmost importance. And they're no longer novel. More
Courtesy of The Boston Globe

Got a tiny kitchen? Try strong colors
Architect Bill Boehm practices what he preaches. Not only does he often punctuate projects for clients with expanses of bold color (penetrating green kitchens and baths, and teal, lime, and orange accent walls), Boehm also fearlessly integrates color into his own home. In fact, when it comes to his newly renovated kitchen, color is a centerpiece. More
Courtesy of The Boston Globe

Master-bath upgrade adds to a home's value
If you're thinking of selling your home anytime in the next few years, now is the time to consider upgrading your master bathroom. Upgraded baths and kitchens are known to add to the resale value of your home. Remember when a master bathroom wasn't worth much if it didn't have a tub? Nowadays, many remodels skip the bathtub altogether and showcase only a shower. More
Courtesy of The Seattle Times

Inclusive kitchen design
A team of researchers has comprehensively assessed ergonomics-related problems experienced by people over 60 in their home kitchens. Highlights of their study: "Personal problems with reaching, bending, dexterity and sight were more likely to be experienced with increasing age, while for specific tasks, ironing and cleaning created the most difficulty." Their full report is available free to download. More
Courtesy of Research Design Connections

US housing market hitting slowest period of year
The U.S. housing market is headed for its slowest period of the year. Online search indicators have shown that the peak the housing industry enjoyed until early summer has shown signs of decline. Since July, the market has dwindled to below-average sales. The National Association of Realtors, which announced a 3.3 percent gain in pending sales in July, has warned of a fall to come. The pattern is that of a typical seasonal slowdown, but what is worrisome here is that the housing market is still not equipped to deal with these fluctuations. More
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