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Representing the definitive knowledge and professional experience of leading authorities, the nine volumes of the NKBA's Professional Resource Library make up the core body of knowledge for the kitchen and bath industry. These volumes are the vital information that you need for success and material you must master for NKBA certification exams.

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Bath Planning - 2nd Edition


The leading resource for student and professional bath designers - completely revised and updated. Bath Planning is the most authoritative resource available on the subject, containing everything a professional needs to know to design a safe, functional, effective, Bath. This book presents the best practices developed by the Association's committee of professionals through extensive research.

This Second Edition has been completely revised and redesigned throughout, with new full-color photographs and illustrations and a special emphasis on client needs, research, and references to industry information. Features include: new and expanded information on universal design and sustainable design, the 2012 edition of the NKBA Planning Guidelines with Access Standards and up-to-date applications of the 2012 International Residential Code. New information about storage, cabinet construction, and specifying cabinets. Metric measurement equivalents included throughout. Companion websites at Wiley.com include forms and teaching resources for instructors. Authors: Kathleen Parrott, Ph.D., CKE, Julia Beamish, PhD., CKE, JoAnn Emmel, Ph.D., Mary Jo Peterson, CKD, CBD, CAPS, CAASH

Published by: Wiley
ISBN: 978-1-118-36248-8
Hardcover 464 pages January 2013
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Design Principles


Achieve excellence in kitchen and bath design with superior aesthetics that elevate your designs and give them a competitive edge. In today’s environment, aesthetics and functional space planning are equally important in kitchen and bath design. This volume provides a clear, concise explanation of the principles of design and how they apply to today’s kitchens and baths. It relates concepts to actual situations, enabling you to clearly understand how to apply them to your own projects. It explains, in detail, the elements and vocabulary of design, pattern, line, color, form, texture, European and American architectural styles, creating theme environments, and determining client’s style.

Written by award winning, internationally known kitchen and bath design authority, Ellen Cheever, Design Principles contains more than 200 color photos and illustrations.

Title: Design Principles
Author: Ellen Cheever, CMKBD, ASID
Publisher: National Kitchen & Bath Association, 2006
Book Info: 199 pages, hardcover
ISBN13: 978-1-887127-53-0
ISBN10: 1-887127-53-4
Product #: 5107
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Kitchen & Bath Design Presentation - 2nd Edition


This thoroughly revised volume describes and provides examples of the most common project documents and their preparation methods. Features information on how to create hand drawn designs that fully comply with the NKBA Graphics and Presentation Standards. 

Author: Margaret Krohn, CKD, ASID
Published by:  Wiley
ISBN: 978-1-118-56874-3
252 pages

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Kitchen & Bath Products and Materials - 2nd Edition


This fully revised, 2nd Edition volume desribes the materials, equipment, and surfaces used in residential kitchen and bathroom design. A practical and essential reference book providing the information industry professionals need to make informed decisions.

Author: Ellen Cheever, CMKBD, ASID, CAPS
Published by:  Wiley
ISBN: 978-118-77528-8
Hardcover 350 pages

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K & B Business and Project Management - 2nd Edition


K & B Business and Project Management 2nd Edition is a comprehensive guide to professional practice for kitchen and bath professionals. This one-stop reference is based on real world experiences of kitchen and bath experts.

Author: Hank Darlington and Ellen Cheever, CMKBD, ASID
Published by:  Wiley
ISBN: 978-1-118-43912-8
368 pages

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K & B Residential Construction and Systems - 2nd Edition


This revised edition combines two first edition volumes into one comprehensive, expanded volume, completely updated and revised throughout. Provides clear, concise explanations of the home's structural compenents and systems, including the inner workings of the mechanical, electrical, and plumbing systems. 

Author: Jerry Germer
Published by:  Wiley
ISBN: 978-1-118-43910-4
288 pages

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Kitchen Planning - 2nd Edition


The leading resource for student and professional kitchen designers-completely revised and updated. Kitchen Planning is an essential reference for any designer working in the kitchen field, containing everything a professional needs to know to design kitchens that are convenient, functional, and efficient, and that meet the needs of today's lifestyles. Based on the National Kitchen and Bath Association's Kitchen and Bathroom Planning Guidelines and the related Access Standards, this book presents the best practices developed by the Association's committee of professionals through extensive research.

This Second Edition has been completely revised and redesigned throughout, with new full-color photographs and illustrations and a special emphasis on client needs, research, and references to industry information. Features include: " New and expanded information on universal design and sustainable design" The 2012 edition of the NKBA Planning Guidelines with Access Standards and up-to-date applications of the 2012 International Residential Code®" New information about storage, cabinet construction, and specifying cabinets" Metric measurement equivalents included throughout" A companion website with forms and teaching resources for instructors

Authors: Julia Beamish, PhD., CKE, Kathleen Parrott, Ph.D, CKE, JoAnnEmmel, Ph.D., Mary JO Peterson, CKD, CBD, CAPS, CAASH

Published by: Wiley
ISBN: 978-1-118-36762-9
Hardcover 496 pages February 2013
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