Professional approach

Bathroom design is often more complex than kitchens, which is why is pays to talk to an expert. NKBA members have both the experience and the product knowledge to ensure you get the best result
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While poring over glossy magazines and cabinet brochures is fun, planning a new bathroom is a challenge for most homeowners. Plumbing is the first consideration, followed by space, lighting and cabinetry requirements.

To achieve the look you want it pays to consult a professional designer or contractor associated with the National Kitchen & Bathroom Association (NKBA).

The NKBA was established more than 40 years ago to provide a list of professional designers, contractors and manufacturers that can assist you in either planning a new bathroom or kitchen, or transforming your existing space. President of the Georgia chapter, Jill Weber, says that utilizing an NKBA professional in your project will save money in the long run.


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"The NKBA promotes professionalism among members, monitors standards, and fosters excellence in design, manufacture and installation," she says. "Our members are experienced in solving design problems, however large or small, utilizing the latest design trends and products. Members stay up to date by attending Professional Development Courses that raise the bar for kitchen and bath design."

Weber says the NKBA certifies kitchen and bath designers as CKD, CBD or CMKBD. These certifications are based on industry experience and written examinations, which are independently assessed. The association also monitors the ethics and behavior of the affiliated trades.

In addition, the NKBA conducts an annual design contest, with projects judged on visual appeal, structural feasibility, ventilation, safety and ergonomics.

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Another initiative from the association is the Kitchen & Bath Consumer Workbook. This handy reference guide includes remodeling tips, answers common questions, and helps you navigate the remodeling process.

To find a member in your area who can help you with your project, call the NKBA, phone tollfree (1800) 843 6522. Or visit the national website: www.nkba.org or the Atlanta site: www.nkbaga.org.

Dec 04, 2006
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