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

Marie Frenkel
Dreamstyle Kitchens & Baths LLC
43 Tamarak Road
Mahopec, NY  10541
(941) 523-8974
dreamstylekitchensandbaths@verizon.net

Programs Chair

Vicky Szuran
3777 Independence Ave Apt 9H
Bronx, NY 10463-1416
(917) 887-4394 (cell)
vszuran@aol.com

Communications Chair

Veronica Ocasio
Fisher & Paykel Appliances
150 E 58th St, 3rd Floor
New York, NY 10155
(267) 530-1960
veronica.ocasio@fisherpaykel.com

Secretary/Treasurer

Stacey Neivert
Aquitex Surfaces
521 Waverly Ave
Mamaroneck, NY  10543
(914) 649-0044
sneivert@arquitexsurfaces.com

Membership Chair


Westchester Chapter Events

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