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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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Volumes of the Professional Resource Library

Bath Planning

Bath Planning, Guidelines, Codes, Standards, Second Edition is the leading resource for professional bath designers and students.

Now thoroughly revised and updated with new photographs and illustrations in full color, with special emphasis on client needs, research, and references to industry information; this second edition reflects the latest information on sustainability, universal design, building codes, and research. Includes the NKBA Kitchen & Bathroom Planning Guidelines with Access Standards.

ISBN: 978-1-1183-6248-8
Hardcover
464 pages
Wiley, 2013
Authors: Kathleen Parrott, PhD, CKE, Julia Beamish, PhD, CKE, Joann Emmel, PhD,  Mary Jo Peterson, CKD, CBD, CAPS, CAASH

 

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Design Principles

Author: Ellen Cheever, CMKBD, ASID

Design Principles provides a clear, concise explanation of the aesthetics of design and how they apply to kitchens and baths. It relates concepts to actual situations and enables readers to clearly understand how they can apply them to their own projects.

 

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Kitchen & Bath Business Management

Authors: Hank Darlington, with Ellen Cheever, CMKBD, ASID

Approximately 450 pages of vital information for running your business, including business plans, mission statements, starting a business, financing a small business, customer targeting, and successful management techniques. This volume includes more than 100 useful graphs, charts, and sample forms, as well as a CD with a wide range of customizable forms.

 

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Kitchen & Bath Drawing

Authors: David Newton, CMKBD, with Kelly Hayes

With approximately 150 pages containing more than 100 illustrations, this volume is a complete guide to virtually all facets and techniques of graphic kitchen and bath representation. It provides expert insight on accurate measurements, drafting basics, tools and techniques of hand drawing, perspectives, plans and elevations, computer drafting, the metric system, the NKBA's Graphics & Presentation Standards, and more.

 

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Kitchen & Bath Products

Author: Ellen Cheever, CMKBD, ASID

An encyclopedic guide to virtually all products used in today's kitchens and baths, this volume is an essential tool for understanding the materials, construction, features, and benefits of everything that you are specifying.

 

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Kitchen & Bath Project Management

Author: Ellen Cheever, CMKBD, ASID, with Paul Pankow, CKBI

An essential resource guide to installation procedures and project management, this volume was written specifically for designers. Covers the lead installer system, sub-contractors from lumber and home centers, job costs and profit margins, pre-construction procedures, and installation-related design concerns.

 

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Kitchen & Bath Systems

Author: Jerry Germer

Created with the kitchen and bath designer in mind, this book contains a comprehensive explanation of the mechanical, electrical, and plumbing systems for kitchens and baths. This essential reference provides the "big picture," as well as detailed information on the inner-workings of the two most important rooms of the home.

 

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Kitchen Planning

Kitchen Planning, Guidelines, Codes, Standards, Second Edition is the leading resource for professional bath designers and students.

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. This Second Edition has been completely revised and redesigned throughout, with new full-color photographs and illustrations and special emphasis on client needs, research, and references to industry information. Includes the NKBA Kitchen & Bathroom Planning Guidelines with Access Standards.

ISBN: 978-1-118-36762-9
Hardcover
475 pages
Wiley, 2013
Authors: Julia Beamish, PhD, CKE, Kathleen Parrott, PhD, CKE, Joann Emmel, PhD, Mary Jo Peterson, CKD, CBD, CAPS, CAASH

 

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Residential Construction

Author: Jerry Germer

Learning to "read a house" is an essential skill for anyone in the kitchen and bath field. This comprehensive volume provides a thorough and in-depth explanation of the structural systems used in residential construction, as well as materials and codes.

 

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The National Kitchen & Bath Association recognizes with gratitude the following companies whose generous contributions supported the development of the second edition of the NKBA Professional Resources Library volumes.

 

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