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NKBA: Glossary Of Terms For Kitchen & Bath
National Kitchen & Bath Association provides a glossary of terms used in the kitchen and bath industry.
Education & Training

NKBA: Certification For Kitchen & Bath Industry
National Kitchen & Bath Association provides certification programs as a way for kitchen and bath professionals to enhance their careers and market themselves as experts in the specific competencies related to their business.

NKBA: New Non-Design Certification
National Kitchen & Bath Association has launched a non-design certification: the Certified Kitchen & Bath Professional (CKBP). This universal certification was created in response to repeated requests for a certification path that would support builder/remodelers, distributors, fabricators, manufacturers' representatives, and other qualified professionals in the industry.

NKBA: Online Career Courses For Kitchen & Bath Industry
National Kitchen & Bath Association online courses help you enhance your design or business skills or add to your credentials through NKBA certification.
Industry Information

Builder Magazine: Annual Kitchen & Bath Watermark Award Winners
Builder Magazine features pictures and descriptions of their annual Watermark Award winners for the best in kitchen and bath design for 2014, 2013, 2012 and 2011.

Building Online: Clean, Contemporary Styles Dominate Kitchens & Baths In 2014
Building Online says consumers will be cleaning up their kitchens and baths in 2014, at least from a design standpoint, according to the annual Design Trends Survey released last week at the 2014 Kitchen and Bath Industry Show.

KBIS: Annual Kitchen & Bath Industry Show
National Kitchen & Bath Association presents an annual Kitchen and Bath Industry Show & Conference.

NKBA: Annual Kitchen & Bath Design Competition Winners
National Kitchen & Bath Association displays online photographs of their Design Competition winners from 2009-2014.

NKBA: Kitchen & Bath Career Center
National Kitchen & Bath Association online Career Center is an electronic recruitment resource for the industry. Here, employers and recruiters can access a qualified talent pool with relevant work experience to fulfill staffing needs.

NKBA: State Of Kitchen & Bath Industry Report
National Kitchen & Bath Association sells its State of the Industry Report, providing strategic insights into kitchen and bath business.
Industry Sectors

NKBA: National Kitchen & Bath Association
National Kitchen & Bath Association is the international trade association representing the kitchen and bath industries. They enhance member success and excellence, promote professionalism and ethical business practices, and provide leadership and direction for the kitchen and bath industry worldwide.
Information Sources

Bath & Kitchen Pro: Resource Site For Bath & Kitchen Industry
Bath & Kitchen Pro magazine site for bath and kitchen installers, distributors, and designers offers information on installation, purchasing, and design trends.

Fine Homebuilding: Resource Site For Bathrooms
Fine Homebuilding offers information and resources on bathrooms, including articles, videos, and photos with design ideas and expert how-to advice.

HGTV Remodels: Resource Site For Bathrooms
HGTV Remodels offers information and resources on bathrooms including design & planning, flooring, fixtures, lighting, and saving water.

JLC: Articles On Kitchens & Bathrooms
Journal Light Construction offers online articles on a wide rage of topics relating to kitchens and bathrooms.

Kitchen & Bath Design News: Business, Design & Product Resource Site
Kitchen & Bath Design News has information on kitchen design, bath design, kitchen & bath industry, new technology, remodeling, business management, news & trends, kitchen & bath showrooms, and more.

NKBA: Resource Site For Kitchen & Bath Design
National Kitchen & Bath Association offers information and resources on kitchen and bath design ideas, expert remodeling tips, advice, choosing a designer, picking out colors, and more.

NKBA: Tips & How-To Articles For Kitchens & Baths
National Kitchen & Bath Association offers tips and how-to articles on a variety of subjects, including kitchen or bath remodels, budgeting a project, green design, and safety.
Issues & Performance

CMHC: Accessible Bathrooms By Design
CMHC factsheet outlines design considerations and elements of a universally designed bathroom, from manoeuvring space and ease of cleaning to grab bars and walk-in bathtubs and showers.

CMHC: Green Renovations To Bathrooms
CMHC describes how green bathroom renovations present many opportunities to add green features to improve environmental performance and to deal with common bathroom problems.

CMHC: Patterns Of Use Of Different Toilet Grab Bars
CMHC study Patterns Of Use Of Different Toilet Grab Bars evaluates patterns of use, as well as the perceived usefulness and perceived safety of different toilet grab bar configurations for seniors. (PDF)

Fine Homebuilding: How To Remodel A Bath For Accessibility
Fine Homebuilding article by an architect explains how he plans to remodel a bathroom so that it is accessible.

Fine Homebuilding: Preventing Moisture Problems In Bathrooms
Fine Homebuilding article describes strategies for controlling moisture in a bathroom, including both airborne water vapor and splashes from tubs, showers, toilets, and sinks. It includes construction details and recommendations for materials and designs that will help keep water in its place.

For Residential Pros: Bathrooms Designed To Age In Place
For Residential Pros article describes how a bathroom in a 30-year-old condominium was remodeled for an aging couple based on form that followed function.

For Residential Pros: Universal Design In The Bathroom
For Residential Pros describes how every bath designer can consider safety, comfort and sanitation.

GBA: Green Remodeling For Bathroom
Green Building Advisor describes considerations for a green bathroom remodel including water, moisture, ventilation, and durable green materials.

Home Energy: Saving Energy & Water In Bathroom Retrofits
Home Energy magazine article says bathroom remodeling offers a wide range of opportunities to conserve energy, from installing efficient showerheads and faucet aerators to air sealing and insulating around the bathtub.

HouseLogic: Green Bathroom Remodeling
HouseLogic article describes features and benefits for green remodeling of a bathroom, along with questions and tips on procedures and products.

NKBA: Kitchen & Bathroom Planning Guidelines With Access Standards
National Kitchen & Bath Association developed the Kitchen & Bathroom Planning Guidelines with Access Standards to provide designers with good planning practices that consider the needs of a range of users.

Remodeling Magazine: Make Bathrooms Safer, Easier To Use For All
Remodeling magazine describes how some universal design concepts open a world of possible improvements to bathrooms.
Procedures

Builder Magazine: Designers Top 2011 Trends For Kitchens & Baths
Builder Magazine interviewed some top National Kitchen & Bath Association designers to see what's hot and what's not for 2011.

Builder Magazine: Designs For Powder Rooms
Builder Magazine describes some designs for powder rooms.

CMHC: Before You Start Renovating Your Bathroom
CMHC checklist for planning to renovate a bathroom looks at potential problems in six key areas: size and design; fixtures; structural areas; moisture problems; plumbing and electrical systems; and heating and ventilation. It includes what to look for, possible remedies and what could happen if problems are not repaired. (PDF)

Concrete Network: Using Concrete In Bathroom Remodel
Concrete Network offers tips and information for bathroom remodeling using concrete, including costs, bathroom remodeling designs, and bathroom remodeling ideas.

Custom Home: New Traditions In 2011 Kitchen & Bath Design
Custom Home magazine 2011 annual portfolio of kitchens and baths highlights calm, Zen-like spaces.

Energy Vanguard: 7 Reasons To Gut Your Bathroom When You Remodel
Energy Vanguard says if you're remodeling a bathroom, there a lot of good reasons to go all the way and gut it completely.

Fine Homebuilding: Six Design Tips For A Bathroom
Fine Homebuilding article offers advice on turning a good master bath into a great bath, without breaking the bank.

For Residential Pros: 2010 Trends In Kitchen & Bath Design
For Residential Pros magazine describes some of the key trends in kitchen and bath design trends for 2010 from their Master Design Awards' kitchen and bath category winners.

For Residential Pros: Designing Master Bathroom Traffic Flow
For Residential Pros says when designing master bathroom traffic flow, recognize a few basic human preferences and personal-hygiene factors and a solution that accommodates owners’ preferences and the structure’s limitations can be achieved.

For Residential Pros: Guides To Designing Better Kitchens & Baths
For Residential Pros article is a Designing Better Kitchens & Baths guide from the NKBA Professional Resource Library covering designing the grooming center, bathing/showering center tips, planning a sink station, refrigeration center layout, and maximizing cooking efficiency.

For Residential Pros: Holistic Bath Design
For Residential Pros describes three areas of the bathroom that have client-specific requirements for both new construction and renovation projects.

HGTV Remodels: A Man's Bathroom Remodel
HGTV Remodels describes what more guys are now wanting in a bathroom they can call their own.

HGTV Remodels: Annual People's Picks For Best Kitchen & Bath Designs
HGTV Remodels and the National Kitchen and Bath Association describe their Annual People's Pick finalists for best kitchen and bath design.

HGTV Remodels: Examples Of Luxury Bathroom Designs
HGTV Remodels online pictures provide examples of luxury bathroom designs.

HGTV Remodels: NKBA 2011 Best of the Best Award Winners
HGTV Remodels online slide show describes the NKBA 2011 Best of the Best Award winners, picked by experts at the National Kitchen and Bath Association.

JLC: Design Tips & Tricks For Bathroom Remodels
Journal of Light Construction online video on bathroom remodeling with remodeler Mark Clement tells you how to incorporate curves, and give tips for fast, accurate layout.

Moen: Kitchen & Bathroom Planning Guide
Moen online Kitchen and Bathroom Planning Guide: walks the customer through each phase of a kitchen or bath remodel; helps customers clarify their design style and identify products that will enhance that style; includes a design questionnaire that's similar to the programming interview an architect or designer typically conducts with a customer, and helps the customer to prepare for the interview or create their own design; features sections on working with a contractor, making a budget, and choosing faucets, sinks and accessories; offers helpful hints on how to smooth out those inevitable emotional ups and downs that are part of a remodeling project. (PDF)

NAHB: Today's Bathroom Trends
US National Association of Home Builders says clean, uncluttered lines, energy- and water-efficient features, the open and accessible aesthetics of universal design, materials and colors drawn from nature, and a spa-like feel of comfort and relaxation inspire today's bathroom trends.

NKBA: 2011 Design Trends For Kitchen & Bath
National Kitchen & Bath Association survey revealed key design trends for 2011. The results of this survey suggest there will be some changes in the direction that kitchen and bath styles will take this year.

NKBA: 2013 Kitchen & Bath Design Competition Winners
National Kitchen & Bath Association displays winners of their 2013 Design Competition Awards.

NKBA: 2013 Kitchen & Bath Style Report
National Kitchen and Bath Association 2013 Kitchen & Bath Style Report says member-designers throughout North America identify gray color schemes, quartz surfaces and the move to transitional styles as the major trendsetters. (PDF)

NKBA: 2013 Top 10 Design Trends For Kitchen & Bath
National Kitchen & Bath Association has released the top 10 kitchen and bath design trends to watch for in 2013. The NKBA's annual design trends survey witnessed participation from over 300 member-designers from the United States and Canada, who reported the materials, product types, and design styles they specified over the final three months of 2012.

NKBA: Ten Trends From 2010 NKBA Design Competition
National Kitchen & Bath Association describes the top 10 design trends from the 2010 NKBA Design Competition.

NKBA: Top 10 Trends From 2011 NKBA Design Competition
National Kitchen & Bath Association describes the latest standout design trends culled from their 2011 NKBA Design Competition.

NKBA: Top Kitchen & Bath Trends For 2012
National Kitchen & Bath Association member designers took part in the 2012 NKBA Design Trends Survey to cite the materials, product types, and styles that they’ve incorporated into their kitchen and bath designs over the final three months of 2011.

NKBA: Top Trends From 2012 NKBA Design Competition
National Kitchen and Bath Association describes the prevailing trends seen in the 2012 NKBA Design Competition.

Plumbing & Mechanical: Small-Space Bathroom Trends
Plumbing and Mechanical magazine describes how homeowners can still have spa-like experiences with streamlined, multi-tasking fixtures. Free registration required

Remodeling: Kitchen & Bath Design Trends 2009
Remodeling magazine online slideshow with kitchen and bath design expert Jim Krengel shows latest trends in kitchen and bath design, as seen at the 2009 KBIS trade show.

Taunton: Purchasable Book On New Bathroom Ideas
Taunton sells The New Bathroom Idea Book. This richly illustrated book is packed with practical tips and ingenious ideas for choosing fixtures, floor and countertop materials, lighting, and ventilation, even accessibility planning. From tiles to tubs, storage to steam baths, fans to faucets, every bathroom detail comes to life. $20 USD

Trendir: Top 10 Tile Design Ideas For A Modern Bathroom
Trendir describes 10 modern tile design ideas for bathrooms that are trending right now.
Product Supply

KBIS: Best Products Of Annual Kitchen & Bath Industry Show
The annual Kitchen & Bath Industry Show presents their winners of the Best of KBIS competition. The eight winning products, selected for their functionality, quality/durability, flexibility, aesthetics/style and innovation, were each introduced in the past 12 months.

NKBA: Kitchen & Bath Industry Directory
National Kitchen & Bath Association offers a kitchen & bath industry directory where you can conduct targeted searches for products and services by company name, location, service and product categories, or relevant words.

Remodeling Magazine: Online Slides Of New Kitchen & Bath Products
Remodeling Magazine slide show describes, from affordable to upscale, new products from Cambria, Canyon Creek Cabinetry, Danze, Elkay, Everpure, Hansgrohe, Gaggenau, Guardian, Kaldewei, and KWC.
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