2020 Chapter Elections

ARE YOU INTERESTED IN PLAYING A BIGGER ROLE IN OUR CHAPTER? Elections for 2020 Chapter Officers are approaching! NKBA Chapter Officers contribute to and benefit from the growth of the NKBA, serve as member advocates and represent their peers. To ensure that the National Kitchen & Bath Association continues to meet the needs of K&B professionals, the NKBA encourages its members to serve as officers in their local NKBA chapters. Self-Nomination Forms are available on the website now through June 14, 2019. Are you interested in serving as an officer? You may reach out with questions to Recruitment Committee Chair Charlotte Barnard at charbarnard@yahoo.com or CLICK HERE to self-nominate and for

Hastings Tile & Bath Exhibiting New Collections at ICFF

Hastings Tile & Bath returns to ICFF with the new Underground and Class collection of vanities, as well as the upgraded Chelsea bathtub and the iconic VOLA collection in a new matte white finish. Class is a modular vanity system that speaks to today’s need for customization, while the multifaceted Underground collection features a considered balance of open and closed storage. Along with two new collections comes a new version of the popular Chelsea bathtub. Made in America, the freestanding tub now comes in two sizes and four finishes. Speaking of finishes, the smooth new matte white finish for VOLA offers remarkable design versatility. As the exclusive importer of the VOLA brand in the Uni

Visit Monogram at Kips Bay Decorator Show House

Experience Monogram, kitchen appliance sponsor for this year’s Kips Bay Decorator Show House, May 1 through 31. Come by, support the Kips Bay Boys and Girls Club and the great work they do, and see Monogram’s mark of luxury in this year’s tailored townhouse kitchen. Make a point of stopping by on Wednesday, May 29 between 11:00-1:00 for a Monogram Chef lunch time event. Click here for registration and more details.

Renovation Angel Announces New Business Development Team

Renovation Angel has a new, powerhouse Business Development Team! Our new Director of Business Development, Elizabeth (Liz) Nussbaum has over 20 years of industry experience. Her career highlights include being the National Kitchen Brand Manager for Waterworks, Senior Sales Representative / Designer at Ann Sacks (a Kohler company), and a designer and partner at Westchester County Kitchen Company. Liz brings a wealth of knowledge and passion about products and process in the Kitchen and Bath Design industry. She has supported Renovation Angel’s luxury recycling mission since 2005. Joining the team is Michael O’Hara as Luxury Projects Manager. Michael was the lead kitchen designer for Waterwor

Lineadecor Looks at Market Trends That Impact Design Elements in Multifamily Settings

When designing commercial properties, the most important step is to understand the needs of the market. Nowadays, affordable luxury is on the rise along with the trend “less is more." People are becoming increasingly environmentally-conscious and sustainably-minded in building design and construction. We see that the market demands resilient and sustainable homes, and the materials chosen to be used in the kitchen and furniture business goes hand in hand with these market demands. Stronger, robust products are chosen as a result of the need for durability. Furthermore, unnecessarily high prices are not welcomed any longer; therefore, good quality sustainable products and great value are cruc

April Chapter Meeting: The Future of Home Connect and Technology at B/S/H/ Design & Experience C

NKBA Manhattan Chapter members met in April at the B/S/H/ Experience & Design Center in the A&D Building for an engaging presentation on the future of Home Connect and technology implementation in the kitchen space. Presented by Johannes Ochsner, head of connected products and digital services at BSH Home Appliances Group, the presentation looked at the many ways that end users can interact with their appliances from their mobile devices, including status checks on appliance tasks, ordering supplies, and obtaining diagnostic information for service. Attendees were able to see various partner integrations that included recipe integration to promote healthier living. If you haven't already see

From the President

I hope you enjoyed our coverage at the Architectural Digest Design Show. There is always something new to delight and inspire, and this year is no exception! I find that 2019 has actually started off with all sorts of excitement for the kitchen and bath industry, and part of that is due to our society’s general comfort with “smart” devices. Technology used to be voodoo to me. A sort of black magic I was not sure I could trust but always held my fascination. The new breed of cloud-based technology and the new breed of “technologist” complete with industry standards have brought this magic a long way toward acceptance as the new norm. Innovations like voice control paired with appliances make

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