NKBA Central Florida is the local chapter that brings together local Central Florida Kitchen & Bath distributors, retailers, remodelers, manufacturers, fabricators, installers, designers, and other professionals – and provides a resource for local consumers to research, educate and connect with Central Florida Kitchen and Bath professionals.



Karen Roe
NSM Florida Enterprises
1050 Central Park Dr
Sanford, FL 32771
(407) 774-0676

Programs Chair

Peg Seropian
Interiors Unlimited
3241 Fox Chase Circle N Unit 205
Palm Harbor, FL  34683
(781) 718-5375

Communications Chair

Kerri Plazza
Cabinets Extraordinaire
5686 Fruitville Rd
Sarasota, FL  34232
(941) 342-3443

Membership Chair






Central Florida Chapter Events

Virtual CEU with SubZero-Wolf

Thursday, May 14, 2020 @ 3:00pm – 4:00pm

Luxury Kitchen Specifications For Aging in Place

“This educational unit has been designed to educate about Specifying Luxury Kitchens for Aging in Place. The need for kitchens with Universal Design, which are accessible for the greatest number of users no matter what their ability or disability, is spelled out. The percentage of the population over 65 is fast growing, and the vast majority of people want to stay in their homes as they age, but most homes are woefully inadequate to be safe and accessible for this population. This course describes general design considerations to make a luxury kitchen suitable for all users, and indicates which features in cooking and refrigeration appliances are safe and accessible.”

FREE Virtual CEU Event with Cambria

Thursday, April 16, 2020 @ 3:00pm – 4:00pm

First NKBA CFC Event of 2020

Thursday, February 20, 2020 @ 5:30pm – 8:30pm

Aggressive Appliances
617 Mercy Drive
Orlando, FL  32805

The first event of 2020 is scheduled and open for registration! We can’t wait to see all of you and hear about what you saw and learned at KBIS 2020!

We are excited that Aggressive Appliances in Orlando is having us back for another educational and fun night!

Here is the schedule of events for Thursday, February 20th:

*4-5:30pm: Board Meeting (open for all members to attend if they would like)

*5:30-6pm: Registration

*6-6:45pm: Heavy appetizers and networking

*6:45-7:45pm: Evening Program – break out into 4 groups
1. Refrigeration
2. Cooking
3. Laundry
4. Summer Kitchens

*7:45-8:30pm: Coffee and desserts

We hope to see you there!

P.S. we are already getting prepared for KBIS 2021 (it will be back in Orlando) and for everyone who ATTENDS our February event gets a ticket for the $500 drawing for KBIS 2021!  (.1 CEU)

Designing for Adaptable Design & Living in Place

Tuesday, November 19, 2019 @ 5:00pm – 9:00pm

Cosentino Orlando
4420 North Orange Blossom Trail
Orlando, FL 32804

Join us for our next Chapter event where we have the honor of hearing Dawn DeLuca speak about:

“Designing for Adaptable Design & Living in Place”

This topic will cover:

  • A history of the Accessible Design Movement in the US.
  • Clear definitions of ADA, Universal, Accessible, Adaptable, Aging In Place, Living In Place. Why it matters.
  • A statistical review that will help explain why designing with accessibility and adaptability in mind should be an integral part of the design process.
  • A set of guidelines for implementing adaptable design in a kitchen.
  • A set of questions as an addendum to current client intake forms.
  • An overview of the types of products available to help create an accessible kitchen.
  • A look at completed accessible kitchen design projects.

Tile Trends: for the Kitchen, Bath, and Beyond!

Tuesday, September 17, 2019 @ 5:30pm – 9:00pm

Ferguson Plumbing Supply – Sarasota
2451 17th Street
Sarasota, FL 34234

There will be a Guest Speaker: Alena Capra, CMKBD and owner of Alena Capra Designs! You will receive 0.1 CEU credits if you stay for the presentation! Her topic for the presentation is: “Tile Trends: for the Kitchen, Bath, and Beyond”!
Register soon! $25 pre-register and $35 at the door (per person).

Upcoming CEU Event in Sarasota!

Thursday, July 25, 2019 @ 5:30pm – 7:00pm

Ferguson Bath, Kitchen, & Lighting – Sarasota
2451 17th Street
Sarasota, FL 34234

Designer’s Survival Guide, Chapter 1: The Transformation of the Luxury Kitchen Consumer. CEU course: NKBA/IDCEC 0.1 credit! 5:30-6p Hors d’oeuvres and 6.-7p  CEU Location: Ferguson on 17th Street in Sarasota.

Savor Summertime

Thursday, May 21, 2019 @ 5:00pm – 8:00pm

Cosentino Center Orlando
4420 N Orange Blossom Trail
Orlando, FL 32804

CEU Event- “Savor Summertime” presented by the Cosentino Center of Orlando. Take a Whiff of our latest launch. Join us for keynote speaker Andre Boykin as he presents on Capturing the Extraordinary and enjoy light bites and refreshments while learning about Silestone & Dekton.

Eat. Drink. Design

Thursday, May 9, 2019 @ 5:30pm – 7:30pm

Ferguson Bath, Kitchen, & Lighting
302 N Willow Avenue
Tampa, FL 33606

Come network with industry professionals and top vendors! Food and drinks provided! Wakamole Tacos Food Truck will be there serving their amazing food! Architects, Interior Designers, General Contractors, Remodelers, and anyone involved in the industry are welcome.

Partnering with Stone Fabricators and Distributors for Increased Sales

Thursday, March 26, 2019 @ 5:30pm – 9:00pm

The Tile Shop
471 W Brandon Blvd
Brandon, FL 33511

Karen Roe (Owner of NSMOTIF) will be speaking about Partnering with Stone Fabricators and Distributors for Increased Sales. The Central Florida board will also be doing a recap of KBIS 2019, for those that were unable to attend this year! Please join us at The Tile Shop as they are graciously hosting this great event! (.1 CEU)

Effects of Color in Design

Thursday, December 13, 2018 @ 5:30pm – 9:00pm

Terra Ceia Bay Country Club
2802 Terra Ceia Bay Blvd
Palmetto, FL 34221

Explore how to effectively harness the right color to provide the desired effect that positively enhances the ultimate function of the space. Understand what color really is and how it works with us (or against us) physiologically and psychologically. Learn how white and some grays actually can cause anxiety and depression in interior environments. Color has been deemed a “universal language” around the globe, and is used to create mood, enhance behavior, promote productivity and elicit certain desired responses from occupants within a given space. Color design is much more than just the aesthetic outcome, when used strategically, it can help to improve quality of life through promoting well-being. For more information, please visit www.functionalcolorsolutions.com .

Learning Objectives:

  • Communicate history/background of color to educate specifically what color is and how it works within humans in the built environment.
  • Initiate awareness of how color hues physiologically and psychologically can positively and negatively affect the well-being of occupants in design.
  • Promote functional color design strategies to elicit a desired mood, ambiance and behavioral response to enhance quality of life within interior settings.(.1 CEU)

Balance Luxury and Budget

Thursday, October 18, 2018 @ 5:30pm – 8:30pm

Brio International
2223 N West Shore Blvd
Tampa, FL 33607

Who wouldn’t want to enjoy an evening filled with delicious food and learning how to Balance Luxury and Budget from a Sweden born Certified Kitchen Designer? We know we would here at NKBA Central Florida Chapter, why don’t you join us? Space is limited, first come first serve! Don’t miss your chance to meet Jonas Carnemark, CKD!(.1 CEU)

How Small Talk Leads to Big Talk

Thursday, June 28, 2018 @ 5:30pm – 9:00pm
Hyatt Place Sarasota/ Lakewood Ranch
6021 Exchange Way
Lakewood Ranch, FL 34202

Join us June 28th as DeAnna Radaj talks about “How small talk leads to BIG talk!”

-Learn THE most important thing you need to do and bring to any networking event.
-Learn how to enter a group, get rid of a “glom-er” and the difference between networking and working a room.
-Learn the proper length of time to spend with any one person or group at a networking event.
(.1 CEU)

How small Talk Leads to Big Talk

Thursday, June 28, 2018 @ 5:30pm – 9:00pm
Hyatt Place Sarasota/ Lakewood Ranch
6021 Exchange Way
Lakewood Ranch, FL 34202

Join us June 28th as DeAnna Radaj talks about “How small talk leads to BIG talk!”

-Learn THE most important thing you need to do and bring to any networking event.
-Learn how to enter a group, get rid of a “glom-er” and the difference between networking and working a room.
-Learn the proper length of time to spend with any one person or group at a networking event.
(.1 CEU)

Central Florida Chapter CEU Event

Thursday, April 5, 2018 @ 5:30pm – 9:00pm
Aggressive Appliance
617 Mercy Drive
Orlando, FL 32805

CEU Event With NKBA Central Florida Chapter & Aggressive Appliances.

This event qualifies for .1 NKBA CEUs.

Click here to RSVP.

CEU Event for July

Thursday, July 27, 2017 @ 5:00pm – 9:00pm
Mont Krest Stone
6795 114th Ave
Largo, FL 33773

July is here and so is a CEU event! Come and join us!

This event is being hosted at Mont Krest and their very own Franzi Mangold will be the speaker for the CEU: “The Art of Quartz”.

ProKitchen will also be attending and giving a presentation about their product. And surprise! We are giving away a pair of VR Goggles as a door prize!

Happy hour starts at 5pm! There will be small bites served!

Certified Living in Place Professional (CLIPP) Course Opportunity

Sunday, January 8, 2017 @ 7:45am to Monday, January 9, 2017 @ 5:30pm
Clarion Inn & Suites At International Drive
9956 Hawaiian Court
Orlando, FL 32819

The Florida NKBA Chapters invite you to earn 16 hours CEUs and become a…

Certified Living In Place Professional™ (CLIPP™)

This National Certification Course is hosted by:

  • Central Coast Chapter – NKBA
  • Florida Treasure Coast Chapter – NKBA
  • North Florida Chapter – NKBA
  • South Florida Chapter – NKBA

DATE: January 8-9, 2017 (7:45 am – 5:30 pm)

LOCATION: Clarion Inn, Across the street from the Convention Center, Orlando

COSTS: see below (Additional savings for All Florida NKBA Chapter members)

Invited – All Professionals:

  • National Kitchen & Bath Association
  • American Society of Interior Designers
  • International Interior Design Association
  • Interior Designers of Canada
  • National Association of the Remodeling Industry
  • National Association of Home Builders
  • American Occupational Therapy Association
  • American Society of Home Inspectors
  • (Membership not required)

You will learn:

  • Why Living In Place
  • Creating Collaborative Teams
  • Trends and Statistics
  • Medical, Pharmaceutical and Cognitive Issues of Aging
  • 8 Hours of Products & Design Ideas
  • Marketing & Selling Your Certification
  • Using an Electronic Safety Assessment Checklist
  • Prepare and Eat Your Lunch With a Temporary Disability
  • and much more!

Here is what the recent Certified Graduates are saying about the class and what they learned:

Solange Boice, Owner at Design Is Everywhere: “It is a great class to increase your market – Excellent to help clients. Opened my mind for learning safety at home. I learned how to perform assessments and market my certification”

Marjorie Kaplan, Senior Kitchen Designer at Palm Beach Cabinet Company: “It’s Worth It! Safety in the house is paramount, we can improve home conditions with relatively simple assessments.”

Maria Stapperfenne, 2015 NKBA National President says: “Honestly, I don’t know how someone in my profession can do what we do what we do, without the knowledge that this class imparted.”

Mary Jo Peterson, MJP Designs and Author of MJP Designs and Author of “Universal Kitchen and Bathroom Planning” and “Gracious Spaces” says, “A pathway for professional teaming.”

Sabrena McCarley, MBA-SL, OTR/L, CLIPP – Occupational Therapy Association of California Co-Chair Advocacy & Government Affairs says, “As occupational therapists we are a client-centered health profession concerned with promoting the health and well being of people through occupation. One of our primary goals is to enable people to participate in the activities of everyday life, and this begins in their home.The Certified Living In Place Profession certification course is an exciting certification. I was very impressed not only by the content and the resources that they offer, I am the most excited about the fact that they see the value of OT in home assessments!”

CEU approved for 2017: NKBA, ASID, IIDA, IDC.
Approval pending: AOTA.

New Year’s Savings $100: Register before Dec 30 and automatically save $100

SAVE up to $200: If you are a member of an *approved association, enter code ASSOCIATION when registering before Dec 30th.

SAVE up to $300: ALL NKBA Florida Chapter members Enter code NKBAFLORIDA when registering before Dec 30th.

See registration for special pricing for Students and Educators

*Approved Associations:

  • National Kitchen and Bath Association
  • National Association of the Remodeling Industry
  • American Society of Interior Designers
  • Interior Designers of Canada
  • American Occupational Therapy Association
  • American Society of Home Inspectors

Includes all training materials, light breakfast, lunch and snacks.

All homes should be accessible, comfortable and safe!

Space is limited… Register today!

2016 Fall Appliance Event

Thursday, November 3, 2016 @ 6:00pm – 9:00pm
Monark Appliances Winter Park
500 S Park Ave
Winter Park, FL 32789

Monark Appliances proudly hosts our Fall networking event for 2016 in their new showroom in Downtown Winter Park!

Who doesn’t love the smell of freshly baked cookies or of a great dinner party? Reserve your spot now to learn how these innovative and efficient appliances can make entertaining easier. Live product demonstrations from Bosch, Gaggenau, and Thermador representatives.

Hors d’oeuvres will be served.

There is parking available surrounding Monark Appliances.

In the spirit of the upcoming Holidays, our chapter will be collecting nonperishable food this evening to benefit Second Harvest Food Bank. This Central Florida food bank goes above and beyond to help the community. With every 10 items of nonperishable food you bring, you will receive an extra raffle ticket!

Take Me Out to the Ballgame

Thursday, August 18, 2016 @ 6:00pm – 10:00pm
George Steinbrenner Field
1 Steinbrenner Drive
Tampa, FL 33614

Join in on the fun as the NKBA Central Florida Chapter watches the Tampa Bay Yankees take on the Clearwater Threshers at George Steinbrenner Field in Tampa!

Not only do you get to watch the game from the Multi Luxury Suites, but food is also included with each ticket.

Technology for Today’s Designer

Thursday, March 24, 2016 @ 5:30pm – 8:00pm
The Florida Hotel and Conference Center
1500 Sand Lake Road
Orlando, FL 32809

Come and join us in Orlando for our first event of 2016! The night will be filled with technology, including a CEU Class!

Presenter: Vanessa DeKoekkoek, Global Training Manager for 20/20

Presentation: These are a Few of My Favorite Things (in Technology)
In today’s design world, our clients expect a lot from us. Their expectations are set by television shows and marketing that promise a quick turn-around from concept to completion. Are you taking advantage of all the technology and tools that are available to you? Are you using technology to save time and set the right expectations to reduce mistakes? This session will help you design efficiently and effectively from virtually anywhere.

About Vanessa DeKoekkoek: “As an active NKBA member from West Michigan, Vanessa fell in love with the details of kitchen design over 15 years ago. Her passion for technology has grown after teaching commercial and residential software courses at both the corporate and collegiate level.”

Our Sponsors: Milcarsky’s Appliance Center, S&W