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It's the private spaces in a home that are getting the VIP treatment these days. Resort-style bathrooms and master suites are increasingly specified for homeowners looking to create a private sanctuary.

However, creating such a bathroom is a job best left to the experts. Members of the National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) are fully up with the play in terms of the latest design trends and products. They also know exactly how to make the best use of available space, which can be especially beneficial if you are undertaking a tricky bathroom remodeling project.

Cathy Sparling, CKD, NKBA Midwest president, says that as well as designers, the association includes contractors and manufacturers who can help build your new bathroom or kitchen.


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"The association promotes professionalism among all its members," Sparling says. "It monitors standards, and fosters excellence in design, manufacture and installation. This means homeowners can rest assured they are dealing with a highly trained and experienced professional."

Sparling says hiring an NKBA member will also save money in the long run by avoiding costly mistakes. In addition, members are able to source products at competitive rates.

NKBA members stay abreast of current trends by attending professional development courses that raise the bar for kitchen and bath design.

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This expertise is recognized annually at the NKBA Kitchen and Bathroom Awards, which are presented at the Kitchen and Bath Industry Show (KBIS). Here, projects are judged on a variety of criteria, including visual appeal, structural feasibility, safety, ventilation and ergonomics.

Another resource provided by the association is the Kitchen & Bath Consumer Workbook. This handy reference guide includes remodeling tips and answers to common questions.

To request a copy of the workbook, or to find a member in your area who can help you with your project, call the NKBA, phone tollfree (800) 843 6522. Or visit the national website: www.nkba.org.

Nov 21, 2008
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