2016 Press Releases

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Dec 20, 2016

NKBA with KBIS Supports New Philanthropic Campaign from This Old House, Generation Next, to Close the Skilled Worker Job Gap

(Hackettstown, NJ/Alpharetta, GA.) – December 20, 2016 – The National Kitchen & Bath Association with its Kitchen and Bath Industry Show (KBIS) will host the first public event supporting the This Old House Generation Next philanthropic campaign to encourage and empower young people to join the skilled trades.

Dec 19, 2016

New Study Finds Safety and Comfort Are Main Factors Driving Smart Home Technology Purchases

KNOXVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Scripps Networks Interactive, the leader in lifestyle media, surveyed 700 U.S. homeowners of all ages, finding that safety and comfort are the primary reasons consumers invest in smart home technology. The study was conducted through the company’s Under One Roof consumer panel, in partnership with the Consumer Technology Association; the National Kitchen and Bath Association; the National Association of Home Builders; CEDIA; and Shelly Palmer Strategic Advisors. The research findings will be presented at CES® 2017 and at Design and Construction Week 2017.

Nov 30, 2016

The National Kitchen & Bath Association Announces 2017 Chairman and Board of Directors

HACKETTSTOWN, N.J. (November 29, 2016) — The National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) has announced its 2017 Board of Directors. The nine person Board of Directors, who together represent a wide spectrum of the kitchen and bath industry, will work with CEO Bill Darcy to guide the NKBA through the next year.

Nov 28, 2016

THIS OLD HOUSE VENTURES, LLC LAUNCHES PHILANTHROPIC INITIATIVE TO EMPOWER AND EDUCATE THE NEXT GENERATION OF SKILLED TRADESPEOPLE

This Old House Ventures, LLC announced today the launch of a new charitable campaign, Generation Next, with the goal of encouraging and empowering young people to join skilled trades. Generation Next will help raise money from companies and trade associations serving the home construction and renovation industry to support scholarships for students pursuing careers as carpenters, electricians, roofers, masons and plumbers.

Nov 7, 2016

ANNE ARUNDEL COMMUNITY COLLEGE APPROVED AS AN NKBA ACCREDITED PROGRAM PROVIDER

Hackettstown, NJ (November 7, 2016) The National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) recently announced that Anne Arundel Community College, located in Arnold, MD, has met the requirements to become an NKBA accredited program provider. Anne Arundel Community College offers two pathways for students seeking a professional career in the kitchen and bath industry; an Associate’s degree in Interior Design plus Advanced Interior Design Certificate Kitchen and Bath or an Interior Design Certificate plus Advanced Interior Design Certificate in Kitchen and Bath.

Oct 19, 2016

The NKBA Announces the 2015/2016 Student Design Competition Winners

HACKETTSTOWN, N.J. (OCTOBER 17, 2016) — The National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) announced the 10 winners of the 2015/2016 NKBA Student Design Competition, Schoolhouse Charm, which offers $10,000 in scholarships and prizes. Once again, the students were asked to design a kitchen and a bath for a real-life home. This year’s home was originally a small school.

Oct 3, 2016

NKBA Recognizes Excellence in Education and Names 2015 Top College

HACKETTSTOWN, NJ (October 3, 2016) — The National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) recently recognized outstanding NKBA accredited programs with its 2015 Excellence in Education Award. San Diego Mesa College was named NKBA College of the Year for 2015.

Oct 3, 2016

NKBA Study: West South Central Region has the Largest Average Kitchen Size in U.S.

HACKETTSTOWN, N.J. (OCTOBER 4, 2016) — The average size of a kitchen in newly-built single family homes is 161 square feet, just under 13 feet by 13 feet, according to new research from the National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA). The research also found that the size of American kitchens vary by geographic location, house size and the number of stories in a home.

Sep 23, 2016

NKBA 30 Under 30 Award Recipients Announced for 2017

HACKETTSTOWN, N.J. (September 23, 2016) — The National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) will recognize the 2017 30 Under 30 group at the upcoming Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS®), to be held January 10 - 12, 2017, in Orlando. ­The group will make its debut on the NKBA Presents the KBISNeXT Stage, sponsored by HomeAdvisor®, at 10:45 AM on January 10th.

Sep 20, 2016

NKBA Appoints Suzie Williford Vice President of Industry Relations

Hackettstown, NJ (September 19, 2016) - The National Kitchen & Bath Association has appointed Suzie Williford Vice President, Industry Relations. In this new role, Williford will be responsible for NKBA Marketplace activities, the KBIS trade show, Association sponsorships and Chapters and Governance.

Sep 7, 2016

Delgado Community College Approved as an NKBA Accredited Program Provider

Hackettstown, NJ (September 6, 2016) The National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) recently announced that Delgado Community College has met the requirements to become an NKBA accredited program provider. The Certificate of Technical Studies in Kitchen and Bath Design (3 semesters/ 30 hours) offered by Delgado Community College has earned the NKBA Accreditation. In addition to classroom work, each student must complete an internship monitored by the educational institution. This experience enhances and extends the classroom experience and makes certain students meet the NKBA’s required competencies. Programs accredited by the National Kitchen & Bath Association must have an NKBA Certified advisor or faculty member.

Aug 2, 2016

NKBA Charette 2015/2016 Student Design Competition Winners Announced

HACKETTSTOWN, N.J. (August 2, 2016) —The National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) and Monogram are proud to announce the winners of the NKBA Charette Design Competition, which awards students more than $30,000 in scholarships. For over a decade, this competition has been recognizing students who demonstrate advanced skill in kitchen design by planning a safe, functional kitchen within a three-hour timeframe.

Jul 25, 2016

NKBA Study: Millennials Outspend Others on Kitchen and Bath Remodels

HACKETTSTOWN, N.J. (July 25, 2016) — Millennials outspend other age groups when remodeling their kitchens and bathrooms, according to new research from the National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA). The research found that millennials spend an average of 17.7 percent more than the $19,155 typically invested in a kitchen remodel, and 42.3 percent more than the $11,364 normally allocated to remodel a bathroom.

Jul 14, 2016

Design & Construction Week to Feature CEDIA Smart Home Pavilion

WASHINGTON, July 14—The NAHB International Builders’ Show® (IBS) and the NKBA Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS) today announced a new strategic partnership with CEDIA, the leading trade association for the residential technology industry, to be part of the 2017 Design & Construction Week® (DCW).

Jun 15, 2016

The NKBA 30 Under 30 Now Open for Nominations

HACKETTSTOWN, N.J. (JUNE 15, 2016) — The NKBA 30 Under 30 is now open for submissions. The 30 Under 30 Program is designed to celebrate the future of the kitchen and bath industry by selecting 30 outstanding young professionals who truly exemplify the best of the industry. The Winners will help the association identify significant trends, innovations and technology, sustainable business practices, and emerging business models at KBIS 2017 in Orlando. This annual program has left a lasting impact on the lives and careers of 30 under 30 alumni, who have had the opportunity to network with peers and important industry leaders.

May 31, 2016

The 2017 NKBA Design Competition Will Open for Submissions on June 1, 2016

HACKETTSTOWN, N.J. (May 31, 2016) — The National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) announced today that the 2017 NKBA Design Competition will be accepting member submissions starting June 1, 2016. Exclusive to NKBA members, the annual competition offers an excellent opportunity to submit kitchen and bath projects that were installed between January 1, 2015, and August 5, 2016.

May 4, 2016

NKBA Announces Certification + Design CEU Opportunities, Including Webinars, Courses, and Certified Instructor-Led Seminars

HACKETTSTOWN, N.J. (May 4, 2016) — The National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) today unveiled a series of updated professional development learning schedules and coursework designed to help members and nonmembers stay up-to-date on emerging technologies, design insights, and business strategies.

Mar 4, 2016

Lakeland College Reaccredited as NKBA Program Provider for Kitchen and Bath Design Diploma

HACKETTSTOWN, N.J. (MARCH 04, 2016) — The National Kitchen & Bath Association recently announced that Lakeland College, located in Vermilion, AB, Canada, has met all requirements to continue as an NKBA Accredited Program provider of their Interior Design Technology Diploma. The two-year diploma program consists of 80 hours of coursework and is housed in the School of Trades and Technology on the Vermilion campus.

Jan 29, 2016

The NKBA Reveals 2016 Design Competition Winners

HACKETTSTOWN, N.J. (JANUARY 29, 2016) — The National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) recently announced the winners of the 2016 NKBA Design Competition at the Design Competition and Industry Awards ceremony held January 18 at the Marquee Nightclub in Las Vegas. The awards event, held prior to the opening day of the 2016 Kitchen and Bath Industry Show (KBIS®), opened its doors to nearly 400 industry professionals. Over thirty individuals earned top honors across six main kitchen and bath categories and eight specialty categories.

Jan 27, 2016

NKBA Names Shelly Palmer as 2016 Tech Advisor

HACKETTSTOWN, N.J. (Jan. 27, 2016) — The NKBA today announced a partnership with Shelly Palmer, Managing Director, Digital Media Group at Landmark Ventures. In addition to delivering the State of the Industry address during KBIS 2016, Palmer will serve the Association as a 2016 Tech Advisor.

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