NKBA San Diego is the local chapter that brings together local San Diego Kitchen & Bath distributors, retailers, remodelers, manufacturers, fabricators, installers, designers, and other professionals – and provides a resource for local consumers to research, educate and connect with San Diego Kitchen and Bath professionals.

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2020 Chapter Officers


Katie Mobley, AKBD
Alpine, CA 91901
(619) 985-2568

Programs Chair

Rebecca Flynn, CMKBD
Rebecca Flynn Design
Chula Vista, CA 91911
(619) 804-4915

Communications Chair

Sherrie L. Pantalon, CMKBD, CID
Pantalon Design
San Diego, CA 92130
(619) 838-7268

Membership Chair

Sandra Tierney, CMKBD
Cabinets by Design
1844 Mission Rd.
Escondido, CA 92029
(760) 738-4200


Susan Fefferman
Harmonious Surroundings
2523 Old Quarry Rd
San Diego, CA  92108
(619) 733-9037



San Diego Chapter Events

“What’s Hot in Cooking”

Tuesday, September 15, 2020 @ 5:30 pm – 7:15 pm


What’s Hot in Cooking – a course designed to explore and educate you on different popular cooking technologies. Join us as we discuss True European Convection, Speed Cooking, Steam Cooking and Induction Cooktops, just to name a few! (.1 CEU)

1. European Convection Cooking
2. Using Speed Cook Ovens
3. The benefits of steam cooking
4. The energy efficiency of induction cooktops.

Juliana Adams, Monogram Senior Sales Manager, For the past 13 years Juliana has been in the luxury appliance industry as a showroom manager and territory manager for top appliance manufacturers. She has been with Monogram in Southern California since January 2019. Juliana holds an introductory Sommelier Certification through the Court of Master Sommeliers.


Design for Independence and Dignity Without Talking About It

Tuesday, July 14, 2020 @ 5:30 pm – 7:15 pm


This presentation concentrates on the elements of Aging, Development and Cognitive issues that we should be taking into account as we continue to design spaces for humans of varying degrees that will occupy these spaces.


Fraud, Scams & Financial Crimes In This Day and Age

Tuesday, June 9, 2020 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm


  • How to protect yourself from falling victim to scammers and fraudsters
  • The top three types of frauds: Imposter Scams, Debt Collection and Identity Theft
  • Types of phone call scams: Warrants, Grandparent, IRS, Mail, Theft, Lotto and Fake Documents.
  • Types of e-mail scams: Bad Links, Lotto and Virus.
  •  How the impact of COVID-19 has affected scams and the world of fraud.


Lighting Controls as a Component of Interior Design

Tuesday, March 10, 2020 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Black Whale Lighting
1092 N. El Camino Real, Suite C
Encinitas, CA 92024

  • Discuss lighting, as well as qualities of lighting that play an important role in design and function.
  • Examine lighting controls, technologies, and design options available.
  • Describe how to specify and plan for the installation of lighting controls for single-room, multi-room, and whole house systems.
  • Define how proper use of lighting controls can enhance efficiency and contribute to sustainability goals.


Solving San Diego County’s Housing Shortage and Increasing Business for Designers

Tuesday, February 11, 2020 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Expressions Home Gallery
7550 Miramar Rd Suite 500
San Diego, CA 92126

Learn how you and your clients can help solve this problem together.

    • California’s new 2020 laws for ADU’s
    • What does the process and timeline look like?
    • What are the costs associated with building an ADU?
    • How to maximize space and save money along the way.


Five Levels of a Smart Home

Tuesday, November 12, 2019 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Low Volt Automation Technologies
6353 Corte Del Abeto, Suite B102
San Diego, CA 92011

Learn the difference between smart products and a smart home and how to communicate that efficiently to your clients to educate and help them understand their technology options.
Understand the difference between DIY vs. Pro install and how professional technology can improve wellness in the home for those of all ages and abilities.
Learn where smart home technology is going and how the “helpful home” provides more comfortable and safer living experiences and conditions.


Tiny Homes 101

Tuesday, October 8, 2019 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

9020 Activity Road, Suite C
San Diego, CA 92126

What Are They?
How Are They Built?
Why Would Anyone Want to Live in One?

  • Tiny home building costs
  • Challenges
  • Demographics
  • Kitchen and bath trends and unique building challenges
  • Tiny Homes vs. Mobile Homes pros and cons
  • Rules, regulations, and placement
  • Design
  • Plumbing
  • Client needs and wants


The Art of Innovation

Tuesday, July 9, 2019 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Unique Stone Imports
1130 W Morena Blvd
San Diego, CA 92110


Participants will learn the importance of embracing and nurturing the culture of innovation in their life and business practice (Innovation vs Invention, you can’t invent every day, but you can innovate every day).

How to process info and trend signs in the mindset of an innovator (5 steps).

Participants will be able to capture, gather and process knowledge.

Participants will learn the science behind creativity and how to improve their own.


Finding Your Clients Individual Cook’s Perspective Through Food And Design

Tuesday, June 11, 2019 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

The Home Depot Design Center
9480 Carroll Park Drive
San Diego, CA 92121

How to engage and ask the most personal, and sometimes divided household questions required to qualify your clients and identify their unique needs.

By learning the Cook’s Perspective method, you will take home the ability to drive sales organically, authentically and with integrity.

Attendance will give you the tools to unlock the hidden clues in how your customer shops, eats, cooks, entertains and values appliances.


The Wellness Market

Tuesday, May 14, 2019 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Design Studio West
4250 Morena Blvd., Suite C
San Diego, CA 92117

  • Discover and positively describe the ties between wellness and design;
  •  Position yourself as a wellness-focused designer for health-oriented prospects
  •  Identify the wellness markets in your community;
  • Identify the optimum segment(s) of the wellness market for your business;
  • Position yourself as a wellness-in-design expert for local media;
  • Work effectively with local editors and producers for free exposure.


Color’s Impact on the 17 Elements + Principles of Design

Tuesday, April 9, 2019 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Floor & Decor
14340 Penasquitos Drive
San Diego, CA 92129

Kathryn Grube Presents:
What is color?
How does it work?
Using the natural power of color to organically connect human beings and the natural environment to:

  • Enhance positive mood and behavior
  • Stimulate and inspire socialization settings
  • Promote and speed healing


Trend Updates for the Kitchen and Bath Industry

Tuesday, March 12, 2019 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Faucets N’ Fixtures
523 Encinitas Blvd., Suite 110
Encinitas, CA 92024

  • Learn what new technologies, product innovations and their effect on bathroom design.
  • How the increased focus on wellness has created a demand for spa-like bathroom spaces.
  • How the kitchen as the hub for the home calls for a centralized work space.
  • Changes in the industry and how they may affect our businesses in the near future.


Designing and Selling Using 3D Software

Tuesday, January 15, 2019 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Daltile Stone & Slab Center
7484 Raytheon Rd, Suite A
San Diego, CA 92111

Learn how to better communicate with your clients and sell the job with 3D presentations using rendering techniques such as watercolor, technical illustration, photo realistic and panoramic rendering. Change designs, materials and colors on the fly for your clients, send them a full 3D Viewer model they can virtually navigate and create a satisfying customer experience. (.1 CEU)


Student Membership Drive

Tuesday, December 11, 2018 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm

The Bath & Kitchen Showplace
7812 Miramar Road
San Diego, CA 92126

Come hear how the NKBA can benefit you!


Re-evaluating Kitchen Surfacing

Tuesday, November 13, 2018 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Marble Express
7505 Trade Street
San Diego, CA 92121

Come hear how the NKBA can benefit you!


Oktorberfest at Bedrosians Tile & Stone NEW Showroom!

Tuesday, October 9, 2018 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Bedrosians Tile Stone
7120 Miramar Road
San Diego, CA 92121

Star Design Awards 2018

Wednesday, September 12, 2018 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Admiral Baker Clubhouse
2400 Admiral Baker Road
San Diego, CA 92120

“A Retrospective: Career Lessons Learned” presented by: Corey Damen Jenkins. (.1 CEU)

Couples Retreat-Designing a Bathroom for Two Through Successful Negotiations

Tuesday, July 10, 2018 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

4699 Mercury Street
San Diego, CA 92111

Designing for two can be tricky.

How do you pull together one project that simultaneously speaks to the individual tastes, desires, needs and personalities of two unique people?  Presented by Christopher Grubb.

Discovering Marble – Art for Today’s World

Tuesday, June 12, 2018 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Aran Cucine
118 South Cedros Avenue
Solana Beach, CA 92075

Come prepared to learn and discuss:

  • What makes an item true luxury
  • The difference between art and design
  • Industry myths of international fabrication
  • The not-so-scary process of collaborating with international production firms for ultimate customization
  • What factors to consider when choosing a fabricator for your design

This event qualifies for .1 NKBA CEU

Bring Your Design to Life with Lighting

Tuesday, May 8, 2018 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

9020 Activity Road, Suite C
San Diego, CA 92126

You will learn:

Technical Terms

  •  Color Rendering Index
  • Kelvin Temperature
  • Lumen Output

Layers of Light

  • Base Layer
  • Task Lighting
  • Accent Lighting
  • Decorative Lighting
  • Controls

Title 2

What you need to know to comply with the latest requirements

This event qualifies for .1 NKBA CEUs

Sink Sense: Navigating Today’s Vast Kitchen Sink Market


Wednesday, April 11, 2018 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Expressions Home Gallery
7550 Miramar Rd., Suite 500
San Diego, CA 92126


Review lifestyle design trends that affect home design and how expression is carried over to the sink.
Examine the kitchen sink characteristics in order to enhance design options.
Discuss how the look, feel and durability of the Quartz sink is determined by the
manufacturing process and the components used.
Discuss quartz sink attributes including how to integrate into kitchen design and

This event qualifies for .1 NKBA CEUs

Prepare and Prevent – New Technological Threats to your Business and Home

Tuesday, March 13, 2018 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

EuroCucina USA
7940 Miramar Road
San Diego, CA 92126

Sergent Varnau will present current information on:

Cyber security
Threat vectors
The I.O.T. (Internet Of Things)
Password security
The deep web
Business compromises
Solutions and best practices

This event qualifies for .1 NKBA CEUs

Holiday Party

Friday, December 8, 2017 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

BDG Design
2827 Presidio Drive
San Diego, CA 92110

San Diego Holiday Party 2017


Celebrate the Holidays with NKBA San Diego Chapter!