NKBA Westchester Chapter

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

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2019 Chapter Officers

President

Felipe Gomes
Modern Tradition Kitchen & Bath
Thornwood, NY 10549
(917) 545-7938
presidentnkbawestchester@gmail.com

Programs Chair

Vicky Szuran
Vicky Szuran Interior Designs
Bronx, NY 10463
(917) 887-4394
programsnkbawestchester@gmail.com

Communications Chair

Veronica Ocasio
Fisher & Paykel Appliances
New York, NY 10155
(267) 530-1960
communicationsnkbawestchester@gmail.com

Membership Chair

Melissa Rode
Cambria
Bethpage, NY 11714
(914) 319-6875
membershipnkbawestchester@gmail.com

Secretary/Treasurer

Cathy Mullen
Catherine Mullen
Yorktown Heights, NY 10598
(914) 229-9940
Secretarynkbawestchester@gmail.com


2020 Chapter Officers

President

Felipe Gomes
Modern Tradition Kitchen & Bath
Thornwood, NY 10549
(917) 545-7938
presidentnkbawestchester@gmail.com

Programs Chair

Vicky Szuran
Vicky Szuran Interior Designs
Bronx, NY 10463
(917) 887-4394
programsnkbawestchester@gmail.com

Communications Chair

Carmine DePalma
Moxie Sales, LLC
Mount Kisco, NY 10549
(914) 282-7780
communicationsnkbawestchester@gmail.com

Membership Chair

Melissa Rode
Cambria
Bethpage, NY 11714
(914) 319-6875
membershipnkbawestchester@gmail.com

Secretary/Treasurer

Cathy Mullen
Catherine Mullen
Yorktown Heights, NY 10598
(914) 229-9940
Secretarynkbawestchester@gmail.com


Westchester Chapter Events

Jingle Bell Run -Fundraiser 5K Walk/Run

Saturday, December 7, 2019 @ 8:30am – 1:00pm

Purchase College
735 Anderson Hill Road
Purchase, NY 10577-1402

The NKBA WESTCHESTER CHAPTER asks you to join our chapter team-building event in support of a wonderful local cause. We would like everyone and anyone to join our team and fund-raise. On the day of the event, we will ask you to dress your festive best and walk/run with our chapter team for this fun 5K.

First Place Prize to the Best Dressed participant. We will schedule a meeting place closer to the date, coffee & donuts, water, party favors.

Baths – Investment in Health, Water Conservation and Overall ROI

Saturday, December 4, 2019 @ 6:00pm – 9:00pm

Best Plumbing Tile & Stone
1019 Central Park Avenue
Scarsdale, NY 0583

If everyone only showers, why keep the bath on the plans? In this course, participants will learn about materials, old and new, and manufacturing processes used to create the modern bathtub. We’ll discuss the bath as health maintenance equipment, practical wash product and emotional support tool.

The presentation will look at bath styles for every design aesthetic and size requirement. We’ll also spend some time discussing water conservation as it relates to bathing and showering. And round out the presentation with an overall look at square foot costs versus the space the bath occupies.

Learning Objectives:
1. Review of different bath manufacturing processes and materials.
2. Learn how bathing is an investment in overall health.
3. Discuss how design and fit matter in the bath, and the emotional draw of bathing.
4. Review what makes a bath a better water conservation opportunity.
5. Summarize overall thoughts on ROI for maintaining a bath on the floor plans.

Accredited by AIA
Credit: 1 LU (1.0 hour)
AIA/HSW: Course Code: CEU-10036
Accredited by: IDCEC/HSW and NARI Credit: 0.1 (1.0 hour)
IDCEC: Course Code: CEU-109292
NARI: Course Code: N/A

NKBA Members $5
Non-Members $10

Food & Camaraderie 6 PM to 7 PM
Presentation 7 PM – 8:15 PM
Networking 8:15 PM – 9 PM

NKBA Westchester Chapter – Industry Networking Happy Hour

Wednesday, November 20, 2019 @ 5:30pm – 7:30pm

Tramonto Restaurant
27 Saw Mill River Road
Hawthorne, NY 10532

NKBA Westchester Chapter is organizing a happy hour featuring networking for the kitchen & bath industry and more. If you’re a designer, builder, contractor, painter, architect, laborer, and or sales person, this is the perfect event for you to meet local business people. Enjoy some complimentary light bites and happy hour priced drink specials as you network with your peers.

This is the first of many scheduled networking events The NKBA Westchester Chapter will be organizing for 2019-2020. Please invite and share on social media to anyone you think will benefit from our gatherings.

This intimate gathering will be sponsored by Tramonto Restaurant Feel free to stay longer and enjoy dinner at this newly renovated Italian Restaurant.

Thanks In Advance,
NKBA Westchester Chapter Council

Lighting The Way To Improved Wellness At Home

Wednesday, October 23, 2019 @ 6:00pm – 9:00pm

Today’s Kitchens
92 South Central Avenue
Hartsdale, NY 10530-2301

Join us at Today’s Kitchens!

Doug Walter, AKBD, AIA, is an architect inDenver, who has specialized in residential remodeling for the past 40 years. He has special expertise in lighting, accessibility, historic preservation, and kitchens & baths. Since 2015, he has been a Contributing Editor for Pro Remodeler magazine, where he has penned about 10 articles on lighting. He has presented at 5 of the 6 past Kitchen & Bath Industry Shows.

What Every Designer Should Know About Tile

Saturday, August 7, 2019 @ 6:00pm – 8:30pm

The Tile Shop
423 Central Park Avenue
Scarsdale, NY 10583

In this 1.0 CEU presentation, you will be introduced to each type of tile, their features and benefits, uses, styles, and patterns to create a vast array of designs and do more than just meet the client’s need.

Design Unleashed: Adapting Interiors for People & Their Pets

Saturday, June 15, 2019 @ 10:00am – 2:00pm

Arquitex
521 Waverly Avenue
Mamaroneck, NY 10543

We are pleased to shared that we will be hosting David Burcher for his one-hour long CEU, Design Unleashed: Adapting interiors for people and their pets!

CEU at 10:15am

How do you incorporate that ocean-size fish tank so it doesn’t destroy your million-dollar living room interior design? How can you put an end to tripping over the dog’s food bowls? Where’s the best place to hide the litter box?
Research from our 2016 Kitchen & Bath Design Trends Research Report found that 50% of the NKBA members surveyed added pet spaces to their kitchen projects. Burcher’s hour-long presentation briefly highlighted recent pet research and explored such areas as:

  • Materials and surfaces
  • Furnishings
  • Cleaning
  • Storage
  • Feeding, bathing, grooming, and sleeping
  • Exercise and play
  • Rethinking spaces

What’s New… What’s Next KBIS RECAP

Wednesday, March 27, 2019 @ 6:00pm – 8:00pm

Walker Zanger
36 Midland Avenue
Portchester, NY 10573

This program provides a comprehensive overview of the KBIS . This program is beneficial for professionals from all segments of the kitchen & bath industry. Attendees will attain a strong understanding of:
1) current design trends from the NKBA floor as well as NKBA Annual Trends Report
2) Technology & its integration into the kitchen & bath
3) Shiny,matte, textured, neutral. colorful, natural,man-made, recycled? Surfaces of course
4) Trending product introductions without being brand specific

Alternative Countertop Materials

RESCHEDULED FROM November 15
Wednesday, November 28, 2018 @ 6:00pm – 9:00pm

Brooks Custom
15 Kensico Drive
Mount Kisco, NY 10549

Learn about alternate or non-traditional countertop materials (.1 CEU)

Non-traditional countertop material include:

  • Wood Concrete Metal Glass
  • Understand what different finishes are available and how to care for and maintain them
  • Gain the insight on how to compare these options for their appropriate use
  • Also learn about custom hoods and their different materials
  • Lots of valuable information to bring your designs to the next level!

Strategies to Market Yourself!

Wednesday, October 3, 2018 @ 6:00pm – 9:00pm

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Tarrytown
455 S Broadway
Tarrytown, NY 10591

You’re invited to join us for a CEU presentation and panel discussion to discuss
Strategies to Market Yourself.

We will be raffling off $250 toward a head shot along with a bottle of wine

After you have your “Killer Bio” down pat – Stay tuned to our panel on how to attract clients and grow your network with:

The right message,
The right branding,
The right network

Kitchens: Designing for Adaptable Design & Living In Place

Wednesday, August 15, 2018 @ 5:30pm – 8:00pm

Walker Zanger
36 Midland Ave.
Port Chester, New York 10573

Dawn DeLuca Presents this course…

This course will give the attendee:
* 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. (This will NOT include “brand specific” products).
* A look at completed accessible kitchen design projects.

Geology 101… From Quarry to Installation

Wednesday, November 16, 2016 @ 6:00pm – 8:00pm

Westchester Chapter Event

Certification Course : Certified Living In Place Professional

Wednesday, November 2, 2016 @ 8:15am – 6:00pm

Westchester Chapter Event

Chapter Meeting

Wednesday, October 19, 2016 @ 6:00pm – 8:30pm

Westchester Chapter Event

Summer Showcase

Wednesday, June 15, 2016 @ 6:00pm – 9:00pm

Westchester Chapter Event

These are a few of my favorite things…

Wednesday, April 20, 2016 @ 6:00pm – 8:30pm
Curto’s Appliances
1900 Central Park Ave
Yonkers, New York 10710

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.

Chapter Meeting

Wednesdayd, February 24, 2016 @ 6:00pm – 8:30pm

Westchester Chapter Event