British Columbia

The Luxury BathroomUnderstanding the spa and luxury experiences in today's bathroomsThu, December 11, 2014 @ 05:00 PM



Meeting Agenda

5:00 PM - Registration Opens, Cocktails & Networking
6:00 PM - Dinner Served
7:00 PM - Chapter Business
7:30 PM - Chapter Program8:45 PM - Final Thank You's, Door Prizes, Etc.

Program Overview
Course: The Luxury Bathroom
Sponsored by: DXV by American Standard and Kitchen & Bath Classics
Presented by: Corey Klassen, CKD, CBD, B.C. Chapter Representative
NKBA Hours/CEU: 0 NKBA Hours / 0.1 CEU for Chapter Meetings

Course Description
During a one-hour presentation, Corey S. Klassen, CKD, CBD will identify the key points to consider in designing bathrooms for the luxury market. The course will provide and understanding of the spa and luxury experiences of today's bathrooms. Designing with technology in the bathroom, whether it is lighting, sound, or home automation, has its design challenges and we will look at solutions to better integrate new multi-media in the bathroom. We will take a brief look at how space planning considerations and building code consideration need not be a challenge in beautiful spaces, while reviewing user engagement of "bathers" in the bathroom. Lastly, we will conclude with a gallery of some award-wining luxury bathrooms.

Learning Objectives
During this course, we will:
  1. Present case study examples of home spas in plan view so that designers can apply their creativity in an organized way when challenged by a luxury bathroom
  2. Discuss what planning consideration must be evaluated when integrating steam showers, large soaking tubs, and technology into the bathroom
  3. Explain how engagement with user interfaces of sight and sound experiences can create the overall relaxation atmosphere in the luxury space
  4. Demonstrate with actual luxury bathroom photographs how materials, technology, and spa equipment can impact the overall design aestheic with pleasing results

About the Speaker - Corey S. Klassen, CKD, CBD
Corey is a Certified Kitchen Designer and a Certified Bathroom Designer. With specialty in kitchen and bathroom design, Corey finds himself address form and function with his honest attitude and broad depth of technical design expertise. In addition to his firm, he teaches the next generation of interior designers as an instructor in a NKBA Accredited interior design diploma program. Corey gives back to the design industry by volunteering his time on the NKBA's British Columbia Chapter as Chapter Representative, industry brand design panels, and various editorial boards.
Location:
Kitchen and Bath Classics
2198 Yukon Street
Vancouver, British Columbia V5Y 3P1
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Make your Business Fit with Viki SuiterThu, October 23, 2014 @ 05:00 PM

Find out how you can generate a consistent profit in your business

Can you serve your clients, stay competitive in pricing, AND still make a profit? In an effort to get more business, the first tactic is often to lower prices ─ but if enough volume doesn’t follow, this strategy can leave you broke.

If you want to take control of your bottom line, boost sales, and consistently generate a profit, Vicki Suiter's energetic talk will show you how to do just that.

For more than two decades, International Speaker, Business Consultant, and Coach Vicki Suiter has helped thousands of designers implement strategies and practices that result in stronger profits and cash flows.

 You'll learn how to...

  • Take control of your bottom line
  • Focus on critical areas in your business to create the biggest positive impact on profits.
  • Boost sales to meet revenue targets.
  • Take steps for making a consistent profit.
  • Create a bottom line that meets your goals. 

You'll leave this breakthrough talk with...

A greater understanding of what drives profits and cash flows ─ and you'll know how to take better control of both. Vicki doesn’t just give participants tips and techniques, she provides the thinking and practices that make the difference between a mediocre designer and a great one!



 

Chapter Meeting Agenda

 

5:00 PM - 6:30 PM - Registration Opens
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM - Dinner
7:30 PM - 8:00 PM - Chapter Business
8:00 PM - 9:00 PM - Chapter Program
9:00 PM - 9:30 PM - Thank you Host! 50/50, door prizes

Location:
Colonial Countertops
3841 Still Creek Avenue
Burnaby, BC
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NKBA BC Holiday Party and Design AwardsFri, December 5, 2014 @ 07:00 PM

Location:
The Metro Hall
759 Carnarvon Street
New Westminster, BC
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Cave to Cooktops with Judith NearyThu, September 11, 2014 @ 05:00 PM

September 11, 2014

 
 Ever wonder why the sink is located under the window? Where (or what) was the first garbage disposal? What is Napoleon Bonaparte’s connection to the Mason jar? Why a stove is called a stove? Ten thousand years ago we were Locavores. Today, we have a new culture of “Foodies” and seven in every ten households now have some sort of garden. 

This one and a half hour presentation is a brief journey through our human history examining how patterns in our culture have affected how we function in our homes today and how we will use them in the future. Key historical events have brought about technological advancements that changed how we live. Now the Foodavore movement is changing how we shop, prepare, cook and store food ultimately changing the function of the kitchen. In this presentation we will look at some fun and interesting facts about the evolution of appliances and the shape of the kitchen, how we evolved from the original “open plan” to the open plan concept we embrace today as a popular solution to contemporary living. 


About the Sponsor

Euro-Line Appliances has brought elite German engineered appliances to Canadian homes for over 25 years. Our brands exceed expectations and have earned awards in design, engineering, performance, and energy efficiency.

We ensure that our products surpass ENERGY STAR® ratings and are RoHS compliant (Reduction of certain Hazardous Substances). All of our cooking, refrigeration, dishwashers, and laundry appliances are created to conserve our non-renewable resources. They consume minimal amounts of water and energy while producing superior cooking and cleaning results.
 

Euro-Line Appliances are proud distributors of products from AEG, LIEBHERR, PORTER&CHARLES, and FRANKE in Canada.
 

About the Speaker

Neary is a Certified Master Kitchen and Bath Designer (CMKBD). She began her career in commercial and hospitality design and continued to develop her skills and style designing and building custom cabinetry, case goods and furniture. After twelve years of merchandising, design and training for a national retailer, she began working in the manufacturing segment of the industry. Her responsibilities included development and implementation of business processes, installation programs, showroom space planning and design. Neary is one of the professional instructors for the National Kitchen and Bath Association, offering her comprehensive experience in various applications of design to students and designers nationwide. Her design studio is located in the heart of downtown Vashon Island in Washington state. 

  

Chapter Meeting Agenda

5:00 PM - 6:30 PM - Registration Opens, Cocktails and Networking
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM - Dinner
7:30 PM - 8:00 PM - Chapter Business
8:00 PM - 9:00 PM - Chapter Program
9:00 PM - 9:30 PM - Thank you Host! 50/50, door prizes



Location:
Euro-Line Appliances West
2912 West 12th
Vancouver, British Columbia V6K 4A9
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Luxury Outdoor Kitchenswith Bryon Wilson hosted by Bradlee Distributors Inc.Thu, June 26, 2014 @ 05:00 PM


Overview

Luxury Outdoor Kitchens with Bryon Wilson

Learn about luxury outdoor kitchens from construction and planning considerations, built-in barbecues, outdoor refrigerators and beverage storage, plumbing and more for the ultimate entertainment centres - all lived outside.

Meeting Agenda

5:00 PM - Registration Opens, Cocktails & Networking
6:30 PM - Dinner Served
7:30 PM - Chapter Business
8:00 PM - Chapter Program
9:00 PM - Final Thank You's, Door Prizes, Etc.

About the Speaker

Byron Wilson Founder and President of – Azuro Concepts Inc

Azuro Concepts is fully engaged in the Business of creating legacy outdoor Living Areas. Byron was also Founder and Past President of Arcon Waterscapes Inc  - 1990 - 2010. Acron became the undisputed leader in commercial and residential water features and construction in British Columbia with Landmark Installations at Vancouver International Airport, Vancouver Aquarium, as well as West Vancouver Recreation Center.

About the Sponsor

Bradlee Distributors Inc.

www.bradlee.net

Bradlee was founded in 1982 with a vision to establish a pre-eminent luxury home appliance distributor. Over the past three decades, we have procured the very finest in kitchen and laundry appliances, showcased in our three regional training and education centers. Brands represented are Sub-Zero, Wolf, Franke, Best, Abbaka and ASKO.

Active in both national and local trade associations, we maintain business relationships with area architects, designers, kitchen specialists, and builders. We offer product and specification information, as well as consumer product cooking presentations and exclusive use of our Appointment Only Trade Showrooms.


Location:
Bradlee Distributors Inc.
13780 Bridgeport Rd.
Richmond, BC V6V 1V3
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The Gold Star Standard of Cabinet MakingChapter Meeting with NKBA Member, Troico Home Solutions & ManufacturingWed, May 21, 2014 @ 05:00 PM





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A fun an interactive evening with a team of Red Seal(TM) Cabinet Makers. We will be taken back to how cabinetry has been crafted from over 100 years with BC’s best. We will follow the process and have a hand’s on opportunity to create a finished product, understand the techniques used and enjoy educational evening from BC best in the craft of cabinet making.





Meeting Agenda



5:00 PM - Registration Opens, Cocktails & Networking

6:30 PM - Dinner Served

7:30 PM - Chapter Business

8:00 PM - Chapter Program

9:00 PM - Final Thank You's, Door Prizes, Etc.



About the Sponsor



www.troico.ca



Troico team offers more than 35 years of experience in custom cabinetry and millwork. Everything they build is created from scratch using modern technology and a little bit of old-fashioned hand-crafted artistry. Servicing clients across the Lower Mainland, Co-Founders, Mike Richter and Vanessa Pinelli continue to raise the bar in Vancouver home renovation, providing a superior product and quality installation.
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Location:
Troico Industries
1308 Ketch Court
Coquitlam, BC V3K 6W1
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Passport to Success"101 to the Perfect Bathroom"Wed, April 2, 2014 @ 05:00 PM

Passport to Success
"101 to the Perfect Bathroom"


Passport Stations Overview

Steam: How do you create the perfect steam room? Learn how to specify a steam shower unit, where to put the steam generator, and drain locations, and operating controls.

Linear Drains: A growing trend in curb-less shower design, linear drains are seen everywhere. Learn how to specify the correct size, location in the shower, waterproofing techniques, and tile considerations with style of drain.

Toilets & Bidets: There is a growing trend of integrated bidet seats. What are the different styles, how do they operate, and what do you need in order to install one?

Shower Valves: Need more than just a tub/shower combination trim and valve? Learn how to lay out the shower valves and determine placement for the user.

Hardware: What is new in hardware? How do you order door hardware? What measurement do I need and how do I take them? 


Agenda


5:00 PM - 5:30 PM - Registration
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM - Dinner
6:15 PM - 6:30 PM - Chapter Business
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM - Passport to Success; 101 to the perfect Bathroom
8:30 PM - 9:00 PM - Thank you host! 50/50, door prizes
9:00 PM - 9:30 PM - Closing and Clean Up

Location - MAP

8351  Ontario Street
Vancouver, BC
V5X 3E8



About the Sponsor

Cantu was founded in 1978 as an importer of high quality European cabinets and furniture, Cantu has evolved over the years to become of the the leading showrooms for decorative plumbing and hardware in North America. Since inception, the Cantu team comprises industry experts in hardware and plumbing. Many individuals on staff have over 15 years experience each, the quality of knowledge is second only to the quality of products. Cantu has developed a unique marketing program for interior designers and architects, builders and tradespeople, as well as consumers. With a focus on the leading trends and best practices in the industry, Cantu is uniquely positioned to meet the particular requirements of a diverse and discriminating clientele. 



Location:
Cantu Bathrooms & Hardware, Ltd.
8351 Ontario Street
Vancouver, BC V5X 3E8
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The "Nerdy-Sexy" Kitchenwith Marilyn SanfordWed, November 6, 2013 @ 05:00 PM

The Nerdy-Sexy Kitchen,
with Marilyn Sanford


About the evening

The “ Nerdy-Sexy Kitchen” is a kitchen that has highly advanced automatic systems for lighting, temperature control, multi-media, security, window and door operations. Mariyln Sandorf is going to showcase how a smart kitchen fits into the “Intelligent Home” with components such as intelligent appliances, surface technologies, mobile devices and how these spaces are connected to the world.  A sexy kitchen appears "Nerdy" because its computer systems can monitor so many aspects of daily living.  For example, the refrigerator may be able to inventory its contents, suggest menus, recommend healthy alternatives, and order groceries.  The smart home systems might even take care of cleaning the cat's litter box and watering the plants!  Marilyn will challenge us with the depth - Part II from the "Intelligent Home".


About The Presenter

Marilyn Sanford is a Founding Member and Past President of CEDIA Canada (Custom Electronic Designers & Installers Association). She is an active industry advocate who participates on CEDIA boards and instructs at CEDIA expos. Marilyn Co-founded Smart fx in 1993, one of Vancouver's first custom install firms. Marilyn brings over 25 years of diverse business management to the La Scala team as president. Since 1989 Marilyn and her team at La Scala have been offering custom solutions in the Vancouver marketplace, whether talking about musicality, video quality, robust control systems or innovated lighting control.


Agenda

5:00pm - 6:00pm – Registration

6:00pm - 6:45pm - Dinner
6:45pm - 7:00pm - Chapter Business
7:00pm - 8:00pm - Presentation
8:00pm - 8:15 pm - Q+A
8:15pm - 8:30pm - Door prize and 50/50


Location - MAP

Euro-Line Appliances
2912 West 4th Avenue 
VancouverBC V6K 1R2
Canada 





About The Sponsor

For over 25 years Euro-Line Appliances has been bringing Europe’s finest home appliances to the North American market.  Brands are individually selected for their superior performance, style, engineering and energy efficiency. Our brands exceed expectations on all fronts, cooking, cleaning and cooling in the most effective ways possible.

Euro-Line Appliances are proud distributors of products from Franke, Liebherr, and Porter & Charles in Ontario and are the North American distributors of AEG       

www.euro-line-appliances.com



Location:
Euro Line Appilances
2912 West 4th Avenue
Vancouver, BC V6K 1R2
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Inside the Caesarstone Studiowith Todd TalbotTue, September 17, 2013 @ 05:00 PM

Inside the Caesarstone Studio, with Todd Talbot


About the evening

"When it comes to this market, what do home owners really want?"

Join Caesarstone's John Filomena as he sits down with ‘Mr. List It’ himself, Todd Talbot (Love It or List It Vancouver).  When it comes to the Vancouver market, Todd is definitely in the know.  The TV host is not only a real estate investor / renovator, he is also the co-founder of realDESIGN.  

The BC Chapter of the NKBA, is proud to have Todd as he dives into local market trends, and highlights who's buying and what they're looking for.  Todd will share what he has learned in the almost 15 years in the Greater Vancouver housing market.  Plus, you will get to be one of the first to see a sneak peak of Caesarstone's new collection!


About The Presenter

Todd Talbot - Realtor, Business Man, Founder of realDESIGN

A few words from Todd Talbot - as seen on Vancouver "Love it or List it"

"Business success is the other half of my personal vision.  At heart I am a Real Estate Investor / Renovator and as a Realtor, it allows me to help others fulfill their property goals.  Figuring out that buying my first condo and renting the other room was cheaper than paying someone else's mortgage – spawned a journey of education, research and tons of sweat equity.  Todd Talbot Real Estate, my RealDESIGN, and Talbot Holdings is the result of 13 years in the Real Estate Industry."


Agenda

5:00pm - 5:30pm – Registration

5:30pm - 6:45pm - "Networking" 
6:00pm - 7:00pm - Dinner
7:00pm - 7:15pm - Chapter Business
7:15pm - 8:15 pm - "In the Caesarstone studios with Todd Talbot"
8:15pm - 8:30pm - Q & A with Todd Talbot       
8:30pm - 8:45 pm - door prizes, 50/50



Location - MAP

Caesarstone Canada

109 5555 Trapp Avenue 
BurnabyBC V3N 5G4
Canada 






About The Sponsor

Caesarstone 

Since 1987, through a fusion of science, technology and artistic talent, we’ve been creating quartz surfaces which are not only beautiful to look at, but also superior in adaptability and practicality. Whether you’re a professional designer or simply looking to create exceptional personal interiors, our surfaces are a starting point for your creative endeavors. With four diverse collections – Classico™, Supremo™, Motivo™ and Concetto™, you can go smooth and sleek or textured and embossed, the choice is yours. Kitchens and bathrooms look great dressed in Caesarstone, but we’re sure you can think of many of more ways to use them. Think feature walls, floors and stairways, or even custom-made furniture. We simply provide the tools for you to put your unique stamp on any room, and create an interior finish which is strikingly different than any other.

www.caesarstone.ca






Location:
Caesarstone Canada
109 5555 Trapp Avenue
Burnaby, BC V3N 5G4
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Celebrate Your Strength, Celebrate Your Successes! - VANCOUVERWith Joyanne LandersTue, June 25, 2013 @ 04:30 PM

 "Celebrate Your Strengths, Celebrate Your Successes" 
Speaker, Joyanne Landers


Learn to utilize your strengths for business and personal success.  We’ll identify the untapped and inspiring accounts of what’s working for you and for your team.  Lift your energy.  Expand your bandwidth.  Toot your own horn!  You’ll identify the traits that got you to where you are today.  When you tap into your strengths, it leads to a solid foundation of self confidence and increased enthusiasm.    Acknowledging your strengths helps you achieve your goals and enjoy success.  Using your strengths more frequently increases your happiness and your productivity.

Agenda

4:30pm - 5:30pm - Registration
5:30pm - 6:30pm - Dinner
6:15pm - 6:30pm - Chapter Business
6:15pm - 6:30pm - Best of KBIS
6:30pm - 8:00pm - Presentation
8:00pm - 8:15pm - Q & A
8:15pm - 8:30pm - Door prizes, 50/50 tickets, thank yous

Location - MAP

KitPly Industries
12179 86 Avenue 
SurreyBC V3W 3H8



About Our Speaker, Joyanne Landers
Joyanne Landers has gained a solid reputation for over twenty years as a trainer, speaker, and leadership coach.  She builds on her wide-ranging experience guiding managers and their teams throughout Canada in getting the results they want.  Her goal is to inspire her participants to take new actions so they get new results.  Her company name is Elephant Ears Training because Joyanne believes smart conversations are really all about big listening, big ears, "Elephant Ears".  Her plain talk, humour, and boundless enthusiasm are contagious.



About Our Host, KitPly Industries

Kitply is a wholesale distributor of hardware and plywood that is committed to providing the best service, selection and value to cabinet manufacturers and designers.  Kitply specializes in sandpaper and edge-banding and offers an extensive selection of over 20,000 products, which include shop supplies, functional, decorative and specialty hardware, wood components and panels.

Founded in 2009, Kitply has become one of the fastest growing wholesale distributors of hardware and plywood in Western Canada.  In its first two years, Kitply expanded its operations twice and now operates from a 22,000 square-foot warehouse in Surrey, BC.  In 2012, Kitply launched Kitply Online, an e-commerce platform that makes it easier and more convenient for customers to browse, order and purchase from Kitply’s full inventory online.


Location:
KitPly Industries
12179 86 Avenue
Surrey, BC
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