Vivrette and his team have won numerous awards for their work, including dozens of NARI CotY, NARI Remmies, NKBA
Design Awards as well as Houzz service awards, and a Diamond Certification.
Customization and luxury were two dominant themes at KBIS this year, according to Elle H-Millard, certified kitchen designer, industry relations manager for NKBA
and an NKBA
"insider" who travels around the world to spot trends and observe the lifestyles of different cultures.
The two Kitchens by Design directors made a significant contribution to this rise in professionalism, having sat on the NKBA
committees (Sue is a certified kitchen designer and Linda a certified kitchen and bathroom designer).
also employs another strategy to keep the focus on the future.
For the dream kitchen with enough space for coffee klatches, the NKBA
says the average American is spending $36,200 with the help of a home improvement store.
Sefrin will also continue to offer insights, forecasts and advice to major advertisers, reader groups and trade associations seeking to understand the market and KBDN's target audience, and he will continue to serve as liaison with key trade associations, including the NKBA
, KCMA, ISFA, DPHA, SEN and BKBG.
As first announced earlier in the Fall through KBIS & the NKBA
, the new collections with professionally applied, environmentally safe StarCast coating (in partnership with EnduroShield) offer glass that's easy-to-maintain and one that reduces cleaning time up to 90% while preventing the growth of bacteria and other unwanted deposits.
The association for kitchen and bath professionals, NKBA
has 50,000+ members and owns the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS).
Community Involvement: Crime stoppers, Anchorage Fire Department, Anchorage Montessori School St Elizabeth Ann Seton, AHBA, NKBA
, Junior Olympics, and Catholic Social Services
Internet Home Alliance and the National Kitchen & Bath Association teamed up to create and display the Digital Kitchen Project, designed by NKBA
member Blue Arnold CKD, based on the results of a consumer survey conducted jointly by NKBA
According to NKBA
surveys, Americans typically replace their bathroom faucets, towel bars and decorating accessories every five years, adding new flooring, tile and counters every 10 years and finally replacing everything from the toilet to the tub every 20 years, spending an average of $11,000 for the total makeover.
In its quarterly Market Index Report released last week, the NKBA
also found a 69 percent increase in revenue among kitchen and bath dealers since third quarter 2010.