NKBA Vendor Fair

       TUESDAY, APRIL 12, 2016 Local vendors representing a vast array of products and services are gathering at Rochester Mills Beer Company for your viewing.  They’ll be there to highlight the newest products, services, and solutions as well as answer any questions you may have. Continue to check back with this page periodically to see a complete list of participating vendors and the fantastic raffle prizes available. NKBA Vendor Night be free to registered NKBA members (only) and $25 for non-members or spouses. Read More +

‘How to Select Kitchen and Bath Lighting’ – November 10

Course Description: It seems simple. Install some lights and you’re done…or maybe not. Lighting comes with a style, a purpose and delivers aesthetic characteristics that all must be considered. In this session, we will look at luminaires from three points of view: aesthetics, function and light characteristics. We will then place those pieces in room settings to show how they can maximize the design and improve the overall usability of the space. What Will Be Covered: • Understand the different design characteristics of a variety Read More +

October 13 Meeting: ‘Houzz University’

Houzz University (CEU Approved) Presented by Michael Stein In this interactive, hands-on presentation, Houzz experts will work with you side-by-side to help you create a compelling, complete professional profile on Houzz that will attract new clients and promote your brand. By the end of this workshop you will have a professional profile on Houzz that includes the following: • A well written description of your business that answers key questions prospective clients will have about you • Photos of your work that are uploaded and Read More +

September 15 Meeting – “Beyond the Selfie: Leveraging Pics and Videos to Market Your Business”- Ann Arbor

An Encore Presentation Straight from KBIS   “Beyond the Selfie:  Leveraging Pics and Videos to Market Your Business” A part of the “Voices From The Industry” speaker line up, social media “passionista” Denise Butchko presented “Beyond The Selfie: Using Pictures and Videos to Market Your Business”.  It was among the highest rated sessions at the show.  This session will cover practical tips and understandable insights regarding the use of images and video for marketing and social media. As kitchen and bath designers, you know the importance of showing Read More +

Virtual Kitchen and Bath Tour Deadline Extended Until October 1st!

All of the Michigan Chapters of NKBA are participating in the Virtual Kitchen and Bath Tour for 2016 sponsored by NKBA and Michigan Home and Lifestyle magazine. Your entry will be featured on www.virtualkitchenandbathtour.com during 2016. Be sure to take a look at some of the projects featured on the website. 2016 Virtual Tour letter 2016 Virtual Tour Guide Rates For more information, contact John Valente at 616-540-0758. The deadline for entries of October 1st! Don’t delay!

‘The Do’s and Don’ts of Styling for Photo Shoots’ – May 12, 2015

Come join us for an evening that will provide insight into styling for the best photo shoot resolute, while privately viewing the award winning Pinnacle Show House by Cranbrook Custom Homes Pinnacle Show House by Cranbrook Custom Homes 4838 Pinecrest Court Oakland Twp, MI Our guest speaker is Tanya Woods of X-styles bath + more. Tanya has had her work featured in local and National publications. Tanya will be providing her insight on the importance of styling for a photo shoot and what it takes Read More +

Sherwin Williams: Colormix ‘Optimistic Odyssey’ – March 3, 2015

Presented by Rebecca Luckhardt Ciot 1080 Coolidge Hwy Troy, MI 48084 Course Description: This course will take the participant on a visual journey with stimulating imagery, factual statistics and perceptive research that supports the 2015 forecast for color and design trends. We will explore the drivers influencing future color and design trends that include global, technological, historic, psychological and economic factors with specific information on the four dominant color stories for Chrysalis, Beyond, Buoyant and Unrestrained. Course Objectives: • To gain knowledge and insight into Read More +

‘Beneath the Surface: Everything You Should Know Beyond Natural Stone’

‘Beneath the Surface: Everything You Should Know Beyond Natural Stone’ Quartz, Solid Surface, and Butcher Block Countertops Presented by Ursula Schneider from Solid Surfaces Unlimited and Dave Harrell from Michigan Maple Tuesday, February 3, 2015 Sponsored by HJ Oldenkamp 3:30 Board Meeting (Please join us if you’re interested in joining the board. Let us know in advance) 5:30-6:30 Social Hour 6:30 Dinner 7:00-7:30 Board Member Induction and Presentations 7:30-8:15 Presentation: Ursula Schneider from Solid Surfaces Unlimited 8:15-8:30 Presentation: Dave Harrell from Michigan Maple Location: HJ Read More +

2015 Meeting Dates

September 15 – KSI Ann Arbor October 13 – Trevarrow November 10 – Ferguson in Troy

2014 Designer Showcase – November 11th Meeting

Don’t miss out on our last meeting of the year. Our chapter will be showcasing our Chapter’s Outstanding Design Talent with the 2014 Professional and Student Design Competition entries, while strolling through the newly remodeled Distinctive Distributing Showroom. Be on hand to congratulate two of our members as they are inducted into Michigan State Chapter Hall of Fame. Show off your design knowledge, by playing “NKBA Jeopardy”. The Winning Team will be awarded fabulous prizes and major bragging rights. 5:30-9:00 $35 for Members $15 for Read More +