How To Become a
Kitchen and Bath Designer
What Do Kitchen and Bath Designers Do?
Kitchen and bath designers have expert knowledge of cabinet, fixture, appliance and electrical solutions to make spaces functional, safe and beautiful. They help select colors, lighting, layout and material combinations and work with their clients from concept to completion.
Kitchen and Bath Designer Hourly Wage
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Kitchen and Bath Designer Skill Set
Kitchen and Bath Designer Working Conditions
Work With Others
How to Become a Kitchen and Bath Designer
NKBA offers certifications in kitchen and bath design that demonstrate a level of proficiency in residential construction and mechanical and electrical systems. NKBA certified designers must maintain specific requirements to ensure they are always at the forefront of industry knowledge.
Education: An associate degree from an accredited institution is the minimum requirement. Interior Design and Architecture are common majors. Proficiency in computer-aided design (CAD) software is essential. NKBA supports programs that have special emphasis on kitchen and bath design.
Entry Level: Kitchen and bath designers may begin their careers as assistants providing support in all areas of kitchen and bath design. Other graduates may work at home-furnishings stores, showrooms or design centers that provide opportunities to develop contacts and gain experience.