NKBA Palouse Chapter

NKBA Palouse is the local chapter that brings together local Palouse 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 Palouse Kitchen and Bath professionals.

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2018 Current Chapter Officers

President

Cindy Wiedmer
Great Floors-Spokane-Francis
13708 East Indiana Avenue
Spokane Valley, WA 99216
(509) 535-4603
c.wiedmer@greatfloors.com

Programs Chair

Tamera Moore
Great Floors – Spokane – Francis
13708 East Indiana Ave
Spokane Valley, WA 99216
(509) 535-4603
t.moore@greatfloors.com

Communications Chair

Celestina Demers
Daltile
4000 E Broadway
Spokane, WA 99202
(509) 534-0202
celestina.demers@daltile.com

Membership Chair

Dare Edmiston
1957 Bunting Ln.
Post Falls, ID 83854
(206) 909-6852
dare@tierrasol.ca

Secretary/Treasurer

Chris Swiss
CaPaul Stoneworks
15009 N. Richmond Lane
Mead, WA 99021
(509) 482-0839
cswiss1@gmail.com


2019 Chapter Officers

President

Cindy Wiedmer
Great Floors-Spokane-Francis
13708 East Indiana Avenue
Spokane Valley, WA 99216
(509) 535-4603
c.wiedmer@greatfloors.com

Programs Chair

Wendy Nolan
509 Design
12128 N Division #110
Spokane, WA 99218
(509) 795-1858
wendy@509design.com

Communications Chair

Celestina Demers
Daltile
4000 E Broadway Ave
Spokane, WA 99202
(509) 534-0202
celestina.demers@daltile.com

Membership Chair

Kimberly Clinch
Bedrosians Tile & Stone
19119 E Broadway Ave
Spokane Valley, WA 99016
(509) 321-0717
clinchdesigns@gmail.com

Secretary/Treasurer

Chris Swiss
CaPaul Stoneworks
15009 N. Richmond Lane
Mead, WA 99021
(509) 482-0839
cswiss1@gmail.com


Palouse Chapter Events

Designing with Independence

Thursday, October 25,  2018 @ 5:30pm-7:30pm

Trutina
22495 East Clairmont St
Liberty Lake, Washington 99019

This was our March event that had to be rescheduled!

Maria Stapperfenne is an Award-Winning, Certified Master Kitchen and Bath Designer, as well as a Certified Living in Place Professional Instructor. In 2015 she was the NKBA National President, and in 2017 she was among KBDN “Top 50 Innovators” leading the K&B industry and elevating the trade. Join us as she presents on Designing for Independence. She will cover elements of aging, developmental and cognitive issues we should take into account, as we design for people of all ages and abilities wishing to remain in their home. NKBA – .1 CEU

This event will be held at Trutina, a newly built 55+ resort-style community.

We wish to thank our event host Spokane Hardware Supply.

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Part 2: Luxury Bathrooms. Luxury Appointments Elevate Bath Projects into Lucrative Profit Centers

Thursday, August 16,  2018 @ 5:30pm-8:30pm

Bedrosians
19119 E Broadway Ave
Spokane Valley, WA 99016

Luxury Appointments Elevate Bath Projects into Lucrative Profit Centers

Track: Design & Inspiration
Speaker: Christopher Grubb

Passion for a luxurious bath experience has gone mainstream, elevating the bathroom to one of the most intricately designed and unique rooms in any project. Moreover, because luxuriously detailed bathrooms are now the norm, rather than the exception, they are no longer reserved for just residential spaces. Today’s consumers are demanding top quality materials and products and from a cost-per-square-foot vantage point, the bath has evolved into one of the most lucrative rooms in any interior design project, from hotels to medical spaces. In fact, high-end design firms report the average cost of a bathroom has risen to between $300 and $600 per square foot!

Recognizing that it literally pays to take notice of this no-end-in-sight trend, internationally acclaimed Interior Designer Christopher Grubb has embraced the potential of the bath in his own projects, and shares how to inject the bath those special and sophisticated details that resonate with consumers. As a seminar participant, you will be armed with the applicable and useful knowledge you’ll need to implement an unforgettable bath experience in virtually any setting.

Presentation Objectives and Goals:
• What’s trending in materials and products, including stone, tile, countertops, and more.
•  How to spot products that will provide the luxury your clients demand with a budget in mind.
•  Which readily available products can help keep bath projects on schedule.
•  How to identify the luxury bathroom products that can easily transition between residential, commercial, medical and hospitality environments.
• How to design aesthetics that comply with ADA and other codes.
• How to successfully combine the vast array of unique and exotic materials available to create a bath that’s both luxurious and unexpected.
• How to identify the earth-friendly materials that will provide LEED points, as well as aesthetic beauty.
• Which accouterments enhance the sense of luxury in the bath, including audio/video, water features, plumbing fixtures, jetted tubs, color therapy, body sprays, headed floors, refrigeration, warming drawers, and more.

(.1 CEU)

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Shower Systems: Creating Spa – Like Shower Experiences

Thursday, June 14,  2018 @ 5:30pm-7:30pm

Ferguson Plumbing Supply
2304 N Dollar Rd
Spokane, WA 99212

Explore elements to create a custom spa-like shower. You will learn about new technologies that improve the shower experience and key considerations in developing an ideal custom shower experience. You will also learn about the need for water efficiency and programs that exist to help support it. ( .1 CEU)

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The Evolution of the Kitchen & Bath

Thursday, May 17, 2018 @ 5:30pm-8:30pm

Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture
2316 W 1st Ave
Spokane, WA 99201

Kitchens have been evolving for centuries, starting outdoors and finally finding their way into the home. On May 17th, Sheri will discuss the most important time frame in the kitchen evolution, the late 1800’s to the 1950’s. During this time, the modern kitchen came to be what we think of today, the hardest working room in the home. The program will be begin with an overview of Spokane’s eclectic homes and how original space planning evolved to feature the kitchen; following with a discussion on historic kitchen aesthetics. Finally Sheri will address the issue of how to appropriately modernize to fit clients needs while embracing the historic style of the home. ( .1 CEU)

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Designing for Independence Without Talking About It

Thursday, March 22, 2018 @ 5:30pm-7:30pm

Trutina
22495 E Clairmont Lane
Liberty Lake, WA 99019

POSTPONED

Maria Stapperfenne is an Award-Winning, Certified Master Kitchen and Bath Designer, as well as a Certified Living in Place Professional Instructor. In 2015 she was the NKBA National President, and in 2017 she was among KBDN “Top 50 Innovators” leading the K&B industry and elevating the trade. Join us as she presents on Designing for Independence. She will cover elements of aging, developmental and cognitive issues we should take into account, as we design for people of all ages and abilities wishing to remain in their home.

This event will be held at Trutina, a newly built 55+ resort-style community.

We wish to thank our event host Spokane Hardware Supply. NKBA – .1 CEU

RSVP Now

Fall in LOVE with the NKBA

Tuesday, February 13, 2018 @ 5:30pm-7:30pm
Total Wine & More
13802 E Indiana
Spokane Valley, WA 99216
United States

Join us as your 2018 Officers Council reports back on the BUZZ from KBIS!

The Ultimate BLACK AND WHITE End of Year BASH!

Saturday, December 9, 2017 @ 5:00pm – 9:00pm
McGinnity Room
116 W Pacific Avenue
Spokane, WA 99201

Palouse Chapter Event

Polish Your Presentation Skills

Thursday, October 5, 2017 @ 5:00pm – 7:00pm
Bedrosians Tile Stone
19119 E Broadway Avenue
Spokane Valley, WA 99016

Palouse Chapter Event

Understanding Quartz Surfaces by DuPont Zodiaq

Wednesday, August 9, 2017 @ 11:30am
BPS Supply
1980 East Trent
Spokane, WA 99202

Palouse Chapter Event

Kickoff 2017

Thursday, February 2, 2017 @ 5:00pm – 7:00pm
Flo Form
5320 E Sprague Ave #400
Spokane WA 99212

Wear your favorite team jersey and start the New Year off with the NKBA Palouse Chapter! You don’t want to miss our annual KBIS trend report or the fun and exciting things we have planned for 2017!

End of Year Bash!

Friday, December 2, 2016 @ 5:00pm – 10:00pm
Penthouse at the Paulsen
421 Riverside Ave, #700
Spokane WA 99201

Dress to impress for the NKBA Palouse Chapter’s finale of 2016 at the top of Spokane in the Historic Paulsen Penthouse. Festivities will include an Award Ceremony for our members, introduction of the 2017 Palouse Chapter Officers and raffle prizes to benefit the NKBA Student Scholarship fund. Cocktails, appetizers and mingling begin at 5pm, followed by a formal dinner and presentations at 6:30pm.

You Are Not Your Job

Tuesday, October 18, 2016 @ 7:30pm
Monet Floors
4057 N. Government Way
Coeur d’Alene, ID

Sustainable design is not just a trend in the built environment, but a lifestyle maximizing talents and personal fulfillment. The NKBA Palouse Chapter welcomes Liesbet Trappenburg to discuss the direct correlation between sustainable design concepts, creativity and the work-life balance, and teach us the tools to create an action plan to define “success”.

Summer Family Social

Thursday, August 18, 2016 @ 5:00pm – 8:30pm
Big Barn Brewery
16004 N. Applewood Lane
Mead, WA 99021

Gather your family & significant others for the NKBA’s annual Summer Social at Big Barn Brewery up on Greenbluff. Events include dinner by A Couple of Chefs Food Truck, Beer Tasting by Big Barn Brewery, Yard Games, Live Music, Photo Booth and Tree-Ripened Peach Picking. You won’t want to miss this quintessential summer evening!

A Few of My Favorite Things

Wednesday, July 13, 2016 @ 5:00pm – 8:00pm
The Fixture Gallery
621 N. Kellogg St.
Kennewick, WA

My favorite things in Technology! Today’s client has high expectations for a quick turn around from concept to completion. Do you have the technology and tools to save time and set the right expectation? Join the NKBA Palouse Chapter for an evening of learning & networking with guest speaker Vanessa DeKoekkoek. Mix & Mingle at 5pm, presentation at 5:45pm.

20/20: It’s not Sci-Fi!

Wednesday, July 13, 2016 @ 11:30am – 1:00pm
Floform
5320 E. Sprague
Spokane, WA

Virtual Reality is no longer science fiction. It is the selling tool for today! Watch the demonstration and hands on use of virtual reality design and presentation software your clients expect. Join the NKBA Palouse Chapter for a lunch and learn presentation featuring guest speaker Vanessa DeKoekkoek. Presentation with light lunch begins at noon.

Full Steam Ahead

Thursday, June 9, 2016 @ 5:00pm – 7:30pm
Ferguson Showroom
2304 N Dollar Rd
Spokane Valley, WA 99212

Watch live cooking demos and eat delicious food while getting your questions answered about steam cooking in the American kitchen with guest speaker Janne Mahan.

2016 Student Design Competition

Friday, April 1, 2016 @ 5:00pm – 8:00pm
Kimberlee Kristine’s
164 S. Browne St
Spokane, WA 99202

Spokane’s First Friday Art Walk in April will include SFCC Interior Design Student kitchen and bath projects. Come down to Kimberlee Kristine’s 164 S. Browne St. and cast your vote for the People’s Choice award! Support the future of our industry!

Deep Energy Retrofit

Tuesday, March 15, 2016 @ 5:00pm – 7:30pm
Spokane Hardware
2001 E. Trent Ave.
Spokane, WA 99202

Albert Rooks of Small Planet Supply Inc. will discuss the Deep Energy Retrofit of a 1977 wood framed residence in Olympia, WA. Strategies of airtightness, thermal bridge construction, triple glazing, heat recovery ventilation and COMBI space conditioning will be discussed in this case study.

Super Year Kickoff

Thursday, February 4, 2016 @ 5:00pm – 8:30pm
Great Floors Spokane Valley
13708 Indiana Ave.
Spokane, WA 99216

Join the Nkba for a Pre-Game Funk as we kickoff the New Year with a trend report from KBIS. We have some exciting plans for 2016 to share with you!!! Wear your favorite team jersey and enjoy some tailgate style.