Members of the Certified Designers Society ensure a reliable project outcome

Skilled designers from the NKBA's Certified Designers Society offer experience, industry know-how and a great end result
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This kitchen by designer Sue Gillbanks CKDNZ, of Kitchens by Design, won CDS Best Kitchen Design at the 2014 National Kitchen & Bathroom Association Awards. The design was praised for providing a clear picture of the intended result an attractive kitchen that meets the owners needs.

High-end surfaces, the latest hardware, and sleek, eco-friendly appliances all contribute to the look of your new kitchen or bathroom. But it's the trained eye and extensive know-how of a professional designer that make a project sing.

The Certified Designers Society (CDS) is a group of qualified designers within the noted National Kitchen and Bathroom Association (NKBA). By selecting a CDS designer for your project you are assured that your interior will be carefully designed and the work overseen with the highest standard of professionalism, skill and integrity.


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Cabinetry is in Resene Half Merino and Resene Dune, with a metallic finish. Bench-tops are in White Macaubus granite; linen-finish stainless steel; and stained American white oak.

To achieve a winning result, CDS designers work closely with a homeowner throughout a project. With an awareness of potential pitfalls, and taking the time to understand a customer's individual needs, a CDS designer will take you through the process of creating a balanced and exciting mix of colours, surfaces and products. You can be confident of a visually pleasing, ergonomically efficient design with no hassles, avoidable waiting times, or budget surprises.

An accredited NKBA-qualified designer will bring skill, experience and sound product knowledge to the table. With three passes in the NZQA National Diploma Advanced Level in Kitchen Design, a designer can apply to join the CDS. These credentials are recognised around the world and signify a minimum of four years' design industry experience.

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This white bathroom by designer Celia Visser took out CDS Best Bathroom Design 2014. The cabinetry is in Corian Architect White and Dulux Eighth Arrowtown Satin. A Hot Spring spa bath features, as does an advanced Il Bagno Flat shower column thermo mixer. The judges said the bathroom was innovative, aesthetically minimalist and packed a lot into a small space. It cleverly extends the concept of a bathroom from inside to outside, they also noted.

For a professional outcome to your project, go to the Certified Designers Society directory of qualified kitchen and bathroom designers at the website: www.designers.org.nz

Feb 04, 2015
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