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Designing a bathroom can be just as complex as a kitchen, which is why it pays to talk to the professionals. NKBA members have the experience and product knowledge to ensure you get the best result

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view of the whirlpool tub and detail timber vanity

As many homeowners discover, planning a new bathroom can be problematic. There will often be space and light issues, which can seem insurmountable, especially if a bathroom is tucked into an existing attic space, or a particularly small area.

There is an easy solution, however. Members of the National Kitchen & Bathroom Association (NKBA) have the experience, training and skills to find innovative solutions to just about any design challenge.

Cathy Sparling, CKD, NKBA MidWest president, says the association was established to give clients peace of mind, by promoting professionalism among its members. As well as monitoring standards and fostering excellence in the design, manufacture and installation of bathrooms and kitchens, the association monitors the ethics and behavior of affiliated trades.

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Bathroom with round vanity featuring twin basins and hanging framed mirror, with glass shower stall, toilet and wall tiles.

"NKBA members are fully informed of current trends," says Sparling. "Professional Development Courses held by the NKBA raise the standard for both bathroom and kitchen design."

The association says hiring an NKBA member will save homeowners money in the long run by avoiding costly mistakes. Association members are also able to source products at competitive rates.

The expertise of members is highlighted by the annual NKBA Design Competition, with awards presented annually at the Kitchen and Bath Industry Show (KBIS). Projects are judged on visual appeal, structural feasibility, ventilation, safety and ergonomics.

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Interior view of bathroom

Another resource provided by the NKBA is the Kitchen & Bath Consumer Workbook, which offers remodeling tips and answers common questions.

To find a member in your area, call the NKBA, phone tollfree (800) 843 6522. Or visit the national website: www.nkba.org.

Story by: Trendsideas

08 Jun, 2007