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Nominations for Luxury Kitchen Recycling Awards Open
Presented in partnership with the National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) and Renovation Angel, the Awards honor top recycling efforts

Fairfield, NJ — (Sept. 23, 2020)The National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA), the North American authority on all things residential kitchen and bath, and Renovation Angel (RA), a 501(c)(3) non-profit and the nation’s premier kitchen, bath and furniture recycler, are accepting nominations for the 2021 NKBA and Renovation Angel Luxury Kitchen Recycling Awards. Now in its second year, the awards recognize the astounding work done by design professionals nationwide who have made the commitment to be responsible renovators.

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Registration Opens for 2021 Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS)
One registration, two experiences — an extraordinary event in extraordinary times February 9-11, 2021

HACKETTSTOWN, NJ — (September 10, 2020) — Registration is now open for the 2021 Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS). The annual event, which is owned by the National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA), is the largest North American trade destination for kitchen and bath industry professionals. It, along with the International Builders’ Show (IBS), is one of the pillars for the annual three-day event known as Design & Construction Week. This year’s show is scheduled for Feb. 9 to 11 in Orlando, Fla.

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The National Kitchen & Bath Association Announces NKBA Global Connect Alliance Partner Program

Collaborating with international organizations and associations to grow a strong kitchen and bath network globally

HACKETTSTOWN, NJ — (August 19, 2020) The National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA), the North American authority on all things residential kitchen and bath, has introduced the NKBA Global Connect Alliance Program and its initial partners. This international strategic collaboration connects associations and organizations serving the kitchen and bath marketplace to encourage a global exchange of current and forward-thinking  insights and information.

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Latest Kitchen & Bath Market Index (KBMI) Reveals Uptick COVID-19 Impact Eases in Q2
Consumers are spending, albeit at lower price points, with more millennials turning to remodeling

HACKETTSTOWN, NJ — (August 10, 2020) — Today, the National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) and John Burns Real Estate Consulting (JBREC) released their Q2 2020 Kitchen & Bath Market Index (KBMI). The survey of NKBA members in manufacturing, building/construction, design and retail revealed the current health of the industry is rated at 5.9 (on a scale of zero to 10, with zero being poor, five being “normal” and 10 being excellent), up significantly from last quarter’s 4.1. The industry outlook proves even more promising, with future business conditions rated at a 61.9 (on a scale of zero to 100, where 0 is extremely weak and 10 is extremely strong, compared to Q1’s 19.8.

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The National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) Introduces NKBA Global Connect Advisors
A specially curated group of marketplace advisors has been assembled exclusively for NKBA Global Connect Subscribers

HACKETTSTOWN, NJ — (July 10, 2020) The National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA), the North American authority on all things residential kitchen and bath, announces the 2020/2021 NKBA Global Connect Advisors. Twelve vetted subject matter experts in the fields of sales, distribution, channel, legal, financial, marketing, brand, product development, design licensing and business management have been selected to offer marketplace insights to NKBA Global Connect Subscribers.

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 NKBA To Accept Amateur Photography for Annual Design Competition 
No professional photography required; No membership required; Open to all-industry professionals; Entry deadline July 3 

HACKETTSTOWN, NJ — (June 24, 2020) — Time is running out to submit a kitchen or bath design project for consideration in this year’s National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) Design + Industry Awards. Each year, the NKBA recognizes the most exceptional kitchen and bath designs. Because of the unusual circumstances of the last few months, with many designers having limited access to projects and jobsites, the NKBA will not require professional photography as part of the first round of judging for its annual design competition. Amateur photography, including images taken on a smart phone, are acceptable.

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New Research Outlines Human Behaviors Impacting Kitchen and Bath Design
NKBA Living Impacts Design study forecasts primary kitchen and bath influences: connectivity, simplification,
wellness and living in place

HACKETTSTOWN, NJ — (June 8, 2020) — As part of its ongoing commitment to provide leading insights into the kitchen and bath industry, today the National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) released benchmark research on the impact people’s behavior, life stage and habits have on kitchen and bath design. NKBA Living Impacts Design research is a comprehensive study that examines the outside influences transforming how kitchens and baths will be designed over the next three years.

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Are You A Kitchen & Bath Rock Star?
NKBA Opens Nominations for Thirty Under 30 Class of 2021
Entry deadline is August 4, 2020; Recipients receive complimentary trip to KBIS

HACKETTSTOWN, NJ — (June 1, 2020) — The National Kitchen & Bath Association is looking for the best and boldest young leaders, creators and thinkers in the kitchen and bath industry to join its dynamic Thirty Under 30 community. Now in its ninth year, the class of 2021 will join an elite group of nearly 250 alumni representing rising leaders from all areas of the kitchen and bath industry, from designers and remodelers to showroom representatives and manufacturers.

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Q1 2020 Kitchen & Bath Market Index Finds COVID-19 Crisis Has Significant Impact on Industry
Bright Spots Ahead: Stabilizing Project Cancellation Rates and Revived Consumer Interest in DIY

HACKETTSTOWN, NJ — (May 11, 2020) — Today, the National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) and John Burns Real Estate Consulting (JBREC) released their Q1 2020 Kitchen & Bath Market Index (KBMI). Each quarter, NKBA surveys professionals in building/construction, manufacturing, design and retail sales on industry conditions, with this iteration focused largely on the effects of COVID-19. Respondents say the pandemic has an impact of 8.08 (on a scale of 1 to 10, with 1 being no impact and 10 being significant impact) on their business, with retail sales (8.3) and building/construction (8.29) most affected, compared to design (7.96) and manufacturing (7.84).

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NKBA Launches LIVE Virtual Forum; Bringing the Kitchen & Bath Industry Community Closer
“Brave New Business” Programming – Launches Thursday, April 2 at 2PM (Eastern)

HACKETTSTOWN, NJ — (March 31, 2020) — The National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA), the authority on all things kitchen and bath, is launching a new LIVE interactive digital forum called – Brave New Business – designed to connect, share and inform. Created with our industry partners at the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS) and Kitchen & Bath Business (KBB) magazine, the initiative is grounded by a weekly live video conference, providing information and resources on timely topics associated with the work of all industry professionals.

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Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS) Energizes Industry for 2020
90,000 design and construction attendees, hundreds of new product introductions and standing-room-only programming at
KBIS 2020 reinforce industry is thriving and evolving rapidly

Alpharetta, GA.– (February 13, 2020) – The energy was high, brands were engaging and crowds were enthusiastic at this year’s Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS). More than 90,000 design and construction professionals canvassed the Las Vegas Convention Center, January 21-23, 2020. Along with 600 exhibitors and nearly 500members of the media, the energized crowd reinforced the positive sentiment around the residential design and construction industries.

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 NKBA Thirty Under 30 Class of 2020 Names its Top 10 Products at KBIS “30s Choice Awards” Presented at Kitchen & Bath Industry Show 

Color-changing faucets, customization, integrated technology and innovative surfaces top selections 

HACKETTSTOWN, NJ — (Jan. 30, 2020) — The incoming Thirty Under 30 class of the National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) kicked off the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS) in Las Vegas on the hunt for the newest in product innovation. The 2020 class was divided into 10 teams of three to find their top KBIS product in one of ten categories: Innovative Material, Sustainability, Decorative Plumbing, Outdoor Living, Smart Home Integration, Customization, Living In Place, Wellness, Color and Decorative Hardware. Winners were announced on Wednesday, Jan. 23, on the KBIS NeXT Stage. Matthew Ferrarini, principal designer for Ferrarini & Co. and a member of the inaugural class of Thirty Under 30 in 2013, hosted the awards ceremony. 

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 National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) Reveals its 2020 Design + Industry Award Winners 

Annual competition recognizes excellence in design and execution; wood tones, sculptural elements and textural accents were among the elements featured in this year’s winning designs. 

Hackettstown, NJ — (January 29, 2020) — Amid the glitz and glamour of the Las Vegas Strip, nearly 1,000 industry leaders, design professionals, VIPs and media attended the highly anticipated National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) Design + Industry Awards on January 20, 2020, at the Encore Resort. Held annually, these awards shine a spotlight on the design professionals whose work is raising the bar in kitchen and bath design, building and remodeling, outdoor living and Living In Place. Each is a measure of excellence for this corner of the interior design world. Celebrity designer and lifestyle expert Kelli Ellis hosted the ceremonies, handing out more than 40 awards during the evening, including the design and independent showroom honorees. 

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National Kitchen & Bath Association Launches NKBA NextUp Workforce Initiative

Multi-Tiered Program Aims to Recruit and Empower the Next Generation of Talent to Fill Urgent Need of Jobs in the Design and Construction Industry  

LAS VEGAS, KITCHEN & BATH INDUSTRY SHOW (January 22, 2020) ― The National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA), the authority on all things residential kitchen and bath, today launched NKBA NextUp, an initiative which aims to recruit and empower a well-prepared workforce for the kitchen and bath industry.

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 Best of KBIS 2020 Award Winners Announced 

(Las Vegas, NV) – January 22, 2020 – The 2020 Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS), the destination for kitchen and bath design professionals, announced today the Best of KBIS 2020 award winners during the awards ceremony held on the KBISNeXT Stage sponsored by Houzz Pro. The prestigious annual program recognizes the most innovative new kitchen, bath, smart home and outdoor living products introduced at KBIS, January 21 – 23, 2020 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. 

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The Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS) Announces KBISThink
A new show floor activation brings NKBA Specialty Badge, Living In Place Institute and Lightovation programming to the KBIS NeXT Experience – South Hall

(Alpharetta, Ga.) – November 26, 2019– The Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS) is pleased to announce the newest educational programming – on the show floor – for ALL kitchen and bath industry professionals. KBISThink, hosted in the KBISNeXT Experience – South Hall – S-107, S-113 and S-114, offers any and all industry professionals the opportunity to tune up their knowledge base. Areas of focus include:

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Educational Opportunities on the Future of Design at KBIS 2020

National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) offers 20+ CEUs on topics related to design as part of Voices From the Industry Conference during KBIS 2020

HACKETTSTOWN, NJ — (November 13, 2019) — Color trends, smart home technology and future living environments are changing the way we think about the home and how we live in it. It’s a constant evolution. The National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) has scheduled more than 20 CEU presentations on the topic of design as part of its Voices From the Industry (VFTI) conference during the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS) in Las Vegas, Jan. 21 to 23, 2020.

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 Five NKBA Designers Selected to Judge Best of KBIS Awards 2020 

Judges to award top honors to the most innovative kitchen and bath products of 2020 

(Alpharetta, Ga.) – November 12, 2019 – The Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS) today announced the five industry design professionals who have been named judges of its annual Best of KBIS Awards – Garrison Hullinger, Shannon Ggem, Ashlee Richardson, Sarah Robertson and Rebecca West. The judges will choose the most innovative new products making its debut at KBIS in the categories of kitchen, bath, outdoor living, smart home technology and best of show. An editor from Luxe Interiors + Design will host the awards ceremony on Wednesday, January 22, 2020, at 4:00 pm on the KBIS NeXT Stage at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Luxe Interiors + Design is the official sponsor of the 2020 Best of KBIS Awards. 

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Become an Expert on Health and Wellness in Design at KBIS 2020

National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) offers 10 CEUs on topics related to health and wellness as part of Voices From the Industry Conference during KBIS 2020

HACKETTSTOWN, NJ — (October 29, 2019) — From bioadaptive lighting to living in place and ergonomics in the kitchen and bath, the topic of health and wellness in design is at a pivotal moment. Now more than ever, there is a need to design houses — and in particular, kitchens and baths — that meet the physical and mental needs of their residents.

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New Speakers and CEU Seminars Announced for NKBA Voices From the Industry Conference at KBIS 2020

National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) presents 70+ educational sessions featuring the industry’s most influential leaders and speakers on key topics affecting the industry

HACKETTSTOWN, NJ — (October 17, 2019)— The National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA), the authority on the kitchen and bath industry, is offering more than 70 continuing education classes as part of its annualVoices From the Industry (VFTI) conference at the upcoming Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS), Jan. 21-23, 2020, at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Each year, KBIS is the destination for professionals in the kitchen and bath industry to be inspired and educated on the latest industry products, trends and technologies.

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DJ Carey, Editorial Director,CTC&G (Connecticut Cottages & Gardens)to Host VIP Access Tour at KBIS 2020

Brands May Apply Now to be a Part of Tour

 (Alpharetta, Ga.) – October 11, 2019 –The Kitchen and Bath Industry Show (KBIS), thedestination for kitchen and bath design professionals, is pleased to once again welcome DJ Carey, editorial director of CTC&G magazine, as she guides a select group of design professionals on a VIP tour of her must-see KBIS exhibitors and products. Now in its third year, this exclusive tour continues to be a popular event for both attendees and exhibitors.

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Design Milk & Modenus (DMM) Talks Lounge Returns to KBIS 2020

Jaime Derringer and Veronika Miller host three days of programming featuring Signature Kitchen Suite (SKS) wine bar

(Alpharetta, Ga.) – October 7, 2019–The 2020 Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS) announces the return of the Design Milk and Modenus (DMM) Talks Lounge.  For the fourth year, Jaime Derringer, CEO of Design Milk and Veronika Miller, CEO of Modenus Media are excited to bring three days of programming to the KBIS NeXT Experience in the South Hall at the Las Vegas Convention Center, January 21-22, 2020.  The refreshed lounge will also feature the Signature Kitchen Suite wine bar.

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Best of KBIS Awards Open for 2020 Entries

Kitchen & bath industry’s most prestigious awards to honor ‘best new products’ at KBIS 2020

(Alpharetta, Ga.) – October 1, 2019–Entries are now being accepted for the 2020 Best of KBIS Awards. Awarded annually at the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS), Best of KBIS is considered one of the industry’s most prestigious awards and recognizes the most innovative new kitchen and bath products of the year. KBIS 2020 takes place January 21 – 23, 2020, at the Las Vegas, Convention Center.

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The National Kitchen & Bath Association and Emerald Expositions Announce New Design + Tech Conference

Design + Tech Connection to be held Dec. 11, 2019, in NYC

HACKETTSTOWN, NJ — (Sept. 12, 2019)– The National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) and Emerald Expositions today announce plans to co-produce a new conference — Design + Tech Connection— geared to design and construction professionals and home-technology integrators. The conference, powered by the NKBA, and Emerald-owned CE Pro, KBB, will bring the brightest and most provocative minds from design, construction and technology together, to inspire collaboration and partnerships between brands, specifiers and installers.

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The Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS) Hard Hat Media Tour is Back!

Submissions for exhibitor tour stops now open; announcing sponsors

(Alpharetta, Ga.) – September 3, 2019–Back by popular demand from both exhibitors and media, the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS), has announced the return of its Hard Hat Media tour for 2020. This curated tour of the show floor and select exhibitors gives members of the media a first look at some of the industry’s newest product innovations and initiatives before the show’s official opening on January 21, 2020. Formica Corporation has signed on as the official tour sponsor of the KBIS Hard Hat Media Tour.

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The National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) Announces First NKBA Global Connect Business Summit

“Looking West: Understanding the North American Market” will take place October 7, 2019, Cheshire (Manchester) UK

HACKETTSTOWN, NJ — (August 21, 2019) — The National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA), the North American authority on the residential kitchen and bath industry, is pleased to announce its inaugural NKBA Global Connect Business Summit. Taking place in conjunction with the British Bathroom Manufacturers Association’s (BMA) annual Conference, at the Carden Park Resort, Cheshire, England, the summit will address macro-economic, social and political trends important to conducting business in North America. Continuing the NKBA mission to connect kitchen and bath industry professionals around the world, the Association has built a program focused on relevant business topics including a current look at key economic indicators, demographic and geographic influences, shifting lifestyle and design trends and panel discussions covering “go-to-market strategies” and Government trade, code, financial and tax implications.

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A&E NETWORK PREMIERES KITCHEN & BATH INDUSTRY SHOW (KBIS) SPECIAL ON FYI CHANNEL ON AUGUST 22

Filmed from the show floors of Design & Construction Week 2019, “All You Need to Know: Design and Construction” special airs August 22, 5:00 pm Eastern time

HACKETTSTOWN, NJ — (August 21, 2019 — The Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS) is the focus of a new design special premiering Thursday, August 22, 5pm EST on the FYI channel. All You Need to Know: Design and Construction is an hour-long special produced by A&E that explores the latest trends, products and inspiration from the kitchen and bath industry as seen during KBIS and the International Builder’s Show (IBS) in February. Featured in the show are dozens of products from exhibiting brands including Signature Kitchen Suite (SKS), Delta, Moen and LIXIL, as well as interviews with industry leader Bill Darcy, CEO of the National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) and brand executives, including Thompson Traders’ Founder Alejandra Thompson, Wellborn’s Director of Marketing Angela O’Neill, Control4’s Senior Director of Product Marketing Brad Hintz and Delta’s Industrial Designer Tony Spangler and many others.

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Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS) 2020 Registration Now Open

The Largest North American Design & Construction Show Takes Place Jan. 21-23, 2020 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Expo Registration Free for National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) Members in August

HACKETTSTOWN, NJ — (August 8, 2019 — Registration is now open for the 2020 Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS). The three-day event is owned by the National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) and it is the largest North American tradedestination for kitchen and bath industry professionals.

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“Kitchen and Bath Market Index” Shows Sustained Industry Expansion In Second Quarter
Report by National Kitchen & Bath Association and John Burns Real Estate Consulting Finds Steady Industry Growth, Though Availability of Skilled Labor and Material Costs Remain Challenges

HACKETTSTOWN, NJ — (August 5, 2019) — The National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) and John Burns Real Estate Consulting today released the 2019 second-quarter Kitchen and Bath Market Index (KBMI) report — the definitive gauge of kitchen and bath industry conditions. With a KBMI of 65.7 and scores above 50 indicating growth, the industry remains strong, demonstrating an optimistic view of sales, which are expected to grow by 4.7 percent in 2019. The report reveals that increases in consumer spending are being driven primarily by rising material and labor costs, as opposed to customer discretion.

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NKBA Outdoor Kitchen Consumer Profile Reveals 64% of Homeowners Seek Design Professionals for Outdoor Kitchen Projects
Dining ‘al fresco’ represents new business opportunities to kitchen and bath design and construction professionals

HACKETTSTOWN, NJ — (JULY 25, 2019)The National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) 2019 Outdoor Kitchen Consumer Profile report reveals consumers seek design and installation professionals to ensure successful outdoor kitchen builds. The growing popularity of al frescodining  drove the need to survey consumers looking to expand their cooking and entertaining to the outdoors.

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Nominate Today for the National Kitchen & Bath Association Thirty Under 30 Class of 2020
Nominate your kitchen and bath industry rock star. Deadline to enter is August 16

HACKETTSTOWN, NJ — (July 23, 2019)Nominations are being accepted for the National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) Thirty Under 30 class of 2020. Now entering its eighth year, the NKBA Thirty Under 30 program recognizes accomplished kitchen and bath professionals under the age of 30. Each year’s class comprises rising leaders from throughout the industry. The new class will be announced in fall 2019 and honored at the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS) in Las Vegas, Jan. 21-22.

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Karl Champley Named Host of National Kitchen & Bath Association Podcast
Champley joins Jennifer Bertrand to host KBTalks, the only podcast for the kitchen and bath industry

HACKETTSTOWN, NJ — (July 15, 2019)KBTalks, the podcast produced by the National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA), the authority on all things residential kitchen and bath, welcomes Karl Champley, AKBD, as a new host. Champley, an award-winning master builder, designer and frequent TV and radio personality, joins current host and fellow NKBA member Jennifer Bertrand, AKBD. The two will share hosting duties for the successful podcast, which features in-depth conversations on various K&B-related topics, ranging from business strategies to trends, tech innovations and more. Each episode features respected industry guests sharing their expertise and perspectives about working in the kitchen and bath arena.

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NKBA Opens Its Design Competition to All of the K&B Industry—
Introducing the NKBA Kitchen & Bath Design + Industry Awards

The all-inclusive Design Competition entry period runs through July 11

HACKETTSTOWN, NJ — (June 13, 2019) —The National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA), the authority on all things residential kitchen and bath,has restructured its annual professional Design Competition to benefit all industry designers and construction professionals, regardless of their membership status with the NKBA. This year’s competition makes entering projects quick, easy and open to all. NKBA members’ first entry is free if submitted by June 15.

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“Kitchen and Bath Market Index” Forecasts Strong Growth and a Positive Outlook for Industry

National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) and John Burns Real Estate Consulting have partnered on the Kitchen and Bath Market Index (KBMI), a barometer of the business health of the industry

HACKETTSTOWN, NJ — (May 7, 2019) — The National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA) and John Burns Real Estate Consulting today released the 2019 first-quarter Kitchen and Bath Market Index (KBMI), revealing strong growth in the kitchen and bath sectors, and forecasting a positive outlook for the second quarter and the year as a whole.

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National Kitchen & Bath Association Seeks Industry Experts to Present at KBIS 2020

Share your expertise at Voices from the Industry. Apply today. Deadline is May 17, 2019

HACKETTSTOWN, NJ — (May 6, 2019) — Following a record attendance at its Voices from the Industry (VFTI) Conference in 2019, the National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) is now accepting applications to present at next year’s conference. Held annually in conjunction with the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS), VFTI features more than 80 hours of education and professional development.

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The National Kitchen & Bath Association Launches KBTalks Podcast
Episodes to feature candid conversations and advice on industry-critical topics, business strategies, trends and moreto help listeners navigate the kitchen and bath industry

HACKETTSTOWN, NJ — (April 29, 2019)— The National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA), the authority on all things residential kitchen and bath, is launching its inaugural podcast, KBTalks — Powered by NKBA, with listening parties on May 1. The podcast is hosted by Elle H-Millard, CKD, CLIPP, 2019 NKBA Insider and NKBA industry relations manager, and Jennifer Bertrand, AKBD, 2017 NKBA Insider and home-design TV personality. It is the only podcast dedicated to growing and supporting the kitchen and bath industry.

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NKBA Insider Elle H-Millard Brings Stone to Life at Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS)

Millard designs an experiential booth for Natural Stone Institute

HACKETTSTOWN, NJ — (April 2, 2019) – National Kitchen and Bath designer, Insider and Editor at Large, Elle H- Millard was tapped by the Natural Stone Institute (Use Natural Stone) to design the Use Natural Stone Kitchen and Bath Industry Show booth. Greek mythology, Medusa, and living statues were just some of the engaging design elements H-Millard incorporated into the space. The Institute, whose mission is to encourage designers to use natural stone whenever possible in their projects, asked H-Millard, a 2018 and 2019 NKBA Insider, to help them design a booth that would “make people stop in their tracks.”

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The National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) Unveils
Professional Development Programs, Introduces 2019 NKBA Insiders, Announces NKBA Award Winners and More at KBIS

Record attendance confirms industry optimism

HACKETTSTOWN, NJ — (March 28, 2019) — The National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) showed once again that its annual Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS) remains the destination for kitchen and bath design professionals, designers, builders, technology integrators, dealers and kitchen and bath showroom professionals. More than 600 exhibitors presented their best to an enthusiastic audience at the Las Vegas Convention Center, February 19­-21. Early, unverified estimates suggest an increase in attendance over the 2018 edition — the sixth consecutive year of attendee growth.

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National Kitchen & Bath Association #NextUp Event at KBIS 2019:
A Winner on Many Levels

Association drives initiatives to build awareness of careers in skilled trades

HACKETTSTOWN, NJ — (March 19, 2019) — The National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA), the authority on all things residential kitchen and bath, held an event at KBIS 2019 in Las Vegas that solidified its commitment to supporting initiatives that highlight the need for skilled labor in all segments of residential design and construction.

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The NKBA 30s Choice Awards Debut at KBIS 2019

The Class of 2019 Thirty Under 30s selected creative and spectacular kitchen and bath products and innovation

HACKETTSTOWN, NJ — (February 21, 2019) — The National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA), the authority on all things residential kitchen and bath, honored an outstanding group of young professionals as part of its Thirty Under 30 program. These individuals come from all corners of kitchen and bath design and remodeling, are already accomplished in their particular discipline and have demonstrated a dedication to their craft and the industry at large. The new class was introduced on the KBISNeXT Stage on Tuesday, Feb. 19.

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NKBA: Size of the Kitchen and Bath Market is $158.11 Billion

National Kitchen & Bath Association research estimates K&B market at $158 billion in 2017, up nearly 7.5% over 2016

HACKETTSTOWN, NJ — (February 20, 2019) — The National Kitchen & Bath Association released the results of its extensive Kitchen and Bath Market Outlook, revealing a value of $158.11 billion in sales of products and materials aimed at the residential kitchen and bath market in 2017, a 7.3% improvement over 2016.

This contributes to the $644 billion overall residential construction market, which includes $330 billion from the construction of new homes and $314 billion from residential remodeling and replacement (R&R) projects. Construction of new houses rose 8.6% in 2017, to reach a market size of $330 billion. Remodeling and improvement of existing homes (i.e., residential remodeling) amounted to $314 billion in 2017. This is 6.4% higher than it was in 2016.

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The NKBA Honors Its Past, Looks to Future as It Pays Tribute to its Members

Chairman’s Award, Hall of Fame recipients and members with 50 years of certification are recognized at annual Industry Awards ceremonies

HACKETTSTOWN, NJ / Las Vegas — (February 18, 2019) — The National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA), the authority on all things residential kitchen and bath, kicked off the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show 2019 with its annual Design Competition and Industry Awards ceremony. The opening-night festivities honored NKBA’s rich history and loyal members, including three designers who are marking 50 years of certification this year.

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The NKBA Honors Its Past and Looks to the Future as It Pays Tribute to its Members

Chairman, Chairman’s Award, Hall of Fame Recipients and 50+ Members Honored

HACKETTSTOWN, NJ — (February 18, 2019)— The National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA), the authority on all things residential kitchen and bath, kicked off KBIS 2019 with an industry awards ceremony. Opening Night of the 2019 Kitchen and Bath Industry Show (KBIS) honored NKBA’s rich history and loyal members including members with 50+ years of certified kitchen and bath designers. NKBA also inducted three new members of the NKBA Hall of Fame. The 2019 Chairman of the Board of Directors, Steven Joseph, was announced. The outgoing 2018 Chairman of the Board, Lorenzo Marquet presented the annual Chairman’s Award.

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NKBA Promotes Ryerson, Krueger to Director Level

Both executives take on expanded responsibilities for additional departments

HACKETTSTOWN, NJ — (February 17, 2019) — The National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA), the authority on all things residential kitchen and bath, has promoted Pamela Ryerson and Nicole Krueger to director positions. Ryerson, who previously held the position ofKBIS, Conference and Events Manager, has been promoted to Director of Marketplace, and Krueger, the association’s Controller, is now Director of Finance and Administration. The appointments were effective Jan. 28, 2019.

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National Kitchen & Bath Association Champions Trade Careers at KBIS 2019

The Association has a series of events on tap to educate the industry’s next generation

HACKETTSTOWN, NJ — (February 8, 2019) — The National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA), the authority on all things residential kitchen and bath, remains committed to providing support for initiatives that speak to the growing need for skilled labor in all segments of the residential design and construction industry. At this year’s Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS), the association has created a forum for numerous panels, tours and events that shine a light on the need to develop programs to help train and develop anyone interested in a career in the industry.

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The NKBA 30s Choice Awards Debut at KBIS 2019

The Class of 2019 Thirty Under 30s will be on the hunt for creative and spectacular kitchen and bath products and innovation

HACKETTSTOWN, NJ — (January 31, 2019)— The National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA), the authority on all things residential kitchen and bath,honors an outstanding group of young professionals as part of its Thirty Under 30 program. These individuals come from all corners of kitchen and bath design and remodeling, are already accomplished in their particular discipline and have demonstrated a dedication to their craft and the industry at large. The new class will be introduced on the KBISNeXT Stage at 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 19.

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The National Kitchen & Bath Association Presents the State of the Association and State of the Industry at KBIS 2019

CEO Bill Darcy and Industry Panelists Reveal Research and Discuss Insights heading into 2019

HACKETTSTOWN, NJ — (January 24, 2019)— The National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA), the authority on all things residential kitchen and bath, will present its annual State of the Association address and State of the Industry panel discussion on Feb. 20 at 8:45 a.m. at the 2019 Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS).

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Interior Design’s Editor in Chief to Regale KBIS Crowd during Keynote

Cindy Allen Hosts Best of Kitchen and Bath Industry Panel

HACKETTSTOWN, NJ — (January 21, 2019)— The National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA), the authority on all things residential kitchen and bath, is announced renownedInterior DesignEditor in Chief and Sandow Media’s Chief Design Officer Cindy Allen will once again be the keynote speaker at the Kitchen and Bath Show (KBIS), February 20, held at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

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Meet The 2019 NKBA Insiders

The National Kitchen & Bath Association has selected seven nationally recognized interior designers
and industry thought leaders for its prestigious Insiders program.

HACKETTSTOWN, NJ — (January 16, 2019)As part of its continuing efforts to inspire, lead, and empower the kitchen and bath industry, the National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) is pleased to name three new thought leaders to its NKBA Insider program. The NKBA Insiders are a hand-selected group of individuals, each with a specific area of expertise that impacts the residential building environment.

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The National Kitchen & Bath Association Voices From The Industry (VFTI) Conference Returns to KBIS 2019

HACKETTSTOWN, NJ — (January 8, 2019)The National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA), the authority on all things residential kitchen and bath, once again presents its tremendous learning opportunities at the upcoming Kitchen and Bath Industry Show (KBIS), happening February 19-21, 2019 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. The Voices From The Industry (VFTI) Conference features more than 80 speakers representing segments within the kitchen and bath industry as well as broader sessions offering insights and expertise in the areas of sales, marketing, technology and design.

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Kitchen & Bath Business (KBB) Magazine Is Now the Official Publication of the NKBA and KBIS

NKBA and Emerald Expositions have unveiled a strategic media partnership

HACKETTSTOWN, NJ — (December 20, 2018) — The National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA), the authority on all things residential kitchen and bath, has revealed its new partnership with Emerald Expositions to produce an industry-wide publication to be called Kitchen & Bath Business (KBB): The Official Publication of the NKBA and KBIS. Since KBB currently holds the role of “official publication of KBIS”— an NKBA-owned event — it made strategic sense to bring the NKBA official publication under the same platform.

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The National Kitchen & Bath Association Hosts More Than 70 Certified Kitchen and Bath
Design Professionals at Design Business Summit 4.0

HACKETTSTOWN, NJ — (December 18 ,2018)The National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA), the authority on all things residential kitchen and bath, hosted the first in a series of thought-leadership summits produced for design professionals looking for career development opportunities to advance their personal knowledge and expertise as well as their businesses. This inaugural summit in High Point, North Carolina, was held exclusively for select NKBA-certified designers. The 75 attendees included Certified Kitchen and Bath Designers (CKBDs) and Certified Master Kitchen and Bath Designers (CMKBDs), the latter with 10+ years of association membership with the NKBA.

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The National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) Announces NKBA Education is Genius Program

“NKBA Education is Genius” Provides Broad Spectrum of All-industry Education Initiatives

HACKETTSTOWN, NJ — (December 6, 2018) The National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA), the authority on all things residential kitchen and bath, announces the launch of “NKBA Education is Genius” — the Association’s all-industry Professional Development and Educational Program umbrella. Under this over-arching theme, a series of educational programs, designed to serve the entire industry on a variety of platforms, gives all NKBA members many opportunities to continue to demonstrate authority in the kitchen and bath industry.

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The National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) Announces “NKBA Global Connect”

HACKETTSTOWN, NJ — (November 15, 2018) — The National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA), the authority on all things residential kitchen and bath, unveils NKBA Global Connect — an ongoing international initiative to connect kitchen and bath design industry professionals around the world.

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Award-winning NKBA Member Ellen Cheever, CMKBD, ASID, CAPS, CLIPP, Donates Her Life’s Work to Virginia Tech’s Center for Real Life Design

HACKETTSTOWN, NJ — (November 14, 2018) — Ellen Cheever, an influential figure in the 1980s in her role as Director of Educational Services for the NKBA, and as a Certified Master Kitchen & Bath Designer (CMKBD), principal of Ellen Cheever & Associates, along with Dr. Julia Beamish, head of the Virginia Tech Apparel, Housing and Resource Management department, jointly announced the donation of Cheever’s life’s work titled, “The Ellen Cheever Kitchen & Bath Collection 1971-2018” to the Virginia Tech Center for Real Life Design, Blacksburg, Virginia.

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The National Kitchen & Bath Association Releases Inaugural Workforce Development Study
Study reports on the labor shortage and its specific impact on the kitchen and bath industry

HACKETTSTOWN, NJ — (November 14, 2018) — The inaugural Workforce Development Study, released today by the National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA), found that the labor shortage continues to have a significant impact on the kitchen and bath industry, specifically on hiring, start and completion dates, and cost for construction and renovation projects.

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NKBA ANNOUNCES 2019 BOARD OF DIRECTORS

HACKETTSTOWN, NJ — (October 25, 2018) — The NKBA has set its Board of Directors for 2019, which will be led by a new chairman: Steve Joseph. Joseph, CEO and co-founder of Smart Home Products, has served on the board for three years and was Secretary/Treasurer last year.

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33 National Kitchen & Bath Association Members Named to KBDN’s 2018 Innovator 50 List

HACKETTSTOWN, NJ — (October 16, 2018) — The National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA), the authority on all things residential kitchen and bath, is proud to recognize 33 of its members, including Suzie Williford, NKBA’s executive vice president of industry relations and chief strategy officer, among those named to the second annual KBDN Innovator 50 list.

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The National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) Opens Registration Portal for Certified Living in Place (CLIPP) Certification Program

HACKETTSTOWN, NJ — (October 11, 2018) — The National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA), the authority on all things residential kitchen and bath, through a strategic alliance with the Living In Place Institute (LIPI), is offering the state-of-the-art LIPI Certified Living In Place Professional (CLIPP) Certification Program to any qualified professional desiring CLIPP certification. LIPI has established an NKBA Scholarship allowing NKBA members to participate for $949 — a savings of $350 off the regular price of $1,299 — for the certification course and materials. Click here to register.

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The National Kitchen & Bath Association Releases Kitchen Technology Awareness and Usage Report

Study reveals a significant gap between the kitchen technology available in the marketplace and the kitchen technology that consumers currently have in the home

HACKETTSTOWN, NJ — (Sept. 20, 2018)The National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA), the authority on all things residential kitchen and bath, has released its first Kitchen Technology Awareness and Usage Report.

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The National Kitchen & Bath Association Launches Online Jobs Portal

HACKETTSTOWN, NJ — (September 13, 2018) — The National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA), the authority on all things residential kitchen and bath, has launched “Jobs” — a benefit geared to member firms looking to fill positions and kitchen and bath professionals in search of their next opportunities. “Jobs” is a service available to members at no additional charge. It is open to the public for search, however, only members of the NKBA can post.

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“Thirty Under 30” Honorees Revealed by NKBA

HACKETTSTOWN, NJ — (September 11, 2018) — The National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA), the de facto authority on all things residential kitchen and bath, will recognize its Thirty Under 30, Class of 2019, at the upcoming Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS®), to be held Feb. 19-21, 2019, in Las Vegas.

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The National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) Forms Strategic Alliance With the Living In Place Institute (LIPI)
Designers Can Receive CLIPP Certification Through NKBA Professional Development

HACKETTSTOWN, NJ — (September 5, 2018) — The National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA), the de facto authority on all things residential kitchen and bath, has signed an agreement to partner with the Living in Place Institute (LIPI) to offer design professionals working in the kitchen and bath space LIPI’s Certified Living in Place Professional (CLIPP) Certification Program endorsed exclusively by the NKBA.

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The National Kitchen & Bath Association Endorsed the CEDIA Expo and Connects the Connectors

HACKETTSTOWN, NJ — (August 30, 2018) — The National Kitchen & Bath Association, the de facto authority on all things residential kitchen and bath, has endorsed the CEDIA Expo as the event where the connectors connect.

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The National Kitchen & Bath Association Reveals the NKBA 2019 Design Competition Judges 

HACKETTSTOWN, NJ — (June 6, 2018) — The National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) announces the 2019 judges of the industry’s most prestigious kitchen and bath design competition. NKBA’s annual contest recognizes excellence in design and execution of residential kitchen and bath projects. The projects must have been completed between January 1, 2017, and July 2, 2018, to be considered for the 2019 winners’ circle. The competition closes July 2.

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NKBA Behavior Study Details Kitchen Habits and Impact on Design

HACKETTSTOWN, NJ — (April 19, 2018) — How do people really use their kitchens? This is what the National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) endeavored to find out in its latest market research, which offers a detailed analysis into the evolving way homeowners live in their kitchens and how this drives remodeling preferences in the $74 billion kitchen market.

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National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) Engages White Good and HL Group To Manage Public Relations and Marketing Efforts

HACKETTSTOWN, NJ — (April 16, 2018) — The National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA), the world’s leading trade association for the kitchen and bath industry providing tools, research, certification and events to thousands of professionals, has selected White Good and HL Group to manage the association’s public relations and marketing efforts.

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NKBA Behavior Study Details Kitchen Habits and Impact on Design

HACKETTSTOWN, N.J. — (April 10, 2018) — How do people really use their kitchens? This is what the National Kitchen & Bath Association endeavored to find out in its latest market research, which offers a detailed analysis into the evolving way homeowners live in their kitchens and how this drives remodeling preferences in the $74 billion kitchen market.

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NKBA’s Thirty Under 30 Nominations Open April 16

HACKETTSTOWN, N.J. (April 9, 2018) — The National Kitchen & Bath Association is looking for future rock stars of kitchen and bath.

The Association’s Thirty Under 30 Program is designed to celebrate outstanding young professionals who possess the passion, creativity and brilliance to be the voice of the next generation of kitchen and bath experts.

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The National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) Opens 2019 Professional Design Competition

HACKETTSTOWN, NJ (April 2, 2018)— The National Kitchen & Bath Association has opened its prestigious professional kitchen and bath design competition with several new categories and a new, easy, online-submission process.

The competition recognizes excellence in design and execution of residential kitchen and bath projects completed between Jan 1, 2017, and July 2, 2018.

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KBIS Continues Strong Growth as 2018 Qualified Attendance Jumps More Than 5 Percent, Year-Over-Year

(Alpharetta, GA.) – Feb. 28, 2018 – Organizers of the 2018 Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS), the destination for kitchen and bath design professionals, reported an impressive rise of more than 5 percent in qualified attendance at its January edition in Orlando.

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Cabinetry Study Reveals a $30 Billion Market

HACKETTSTOWN, N.J. (February 22, 2018) — The National Kitchen & Bath Association’s latest market research offers a detailed analysis into the cabinetry market, and reveals a robust performance in this segment of the $147 billion kitchen and bath industry.

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The National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA): Farmhouse, Contemporary and Transitional Styles Lead Design Trends

HACKETTSTOWN, N.J. (Jan. 8, 2018) – The National Kitchen & Bath Association’s 2018 Design Trends Survey reveals sleek, contemporary styling; rustic farmhouse flavor, and the juxtaposition of clean lines and delicate curves that characterizes the transitional kitchen are the dominant styles heading into 2018. At the same time, more traditional looks are on the way out after years of dominance.

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The National Kitchen & Bath (NKBA): Size of Kitchen and Bath Market Surpasses $147 Billion

HACKETTSTOWN, N.J. (Jan. 8, 2018) – The National Kitchen & Bath Association released the results of its extensive Size of Market Study and Outlook, revealing a value of $147.3 billion in sales of products and materials aimed at the residential kitchen and bath market in 2016.

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