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 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 +

Professional Design Competition

November 11th Meeting at Distinctive Appliance 5155 Grand River Avenue Wixom, MI 48393 Enter to win 3 hours of professional photography of one project with professional photographer, Mike Gullon! (Mike will be presenting at our October 14th meeting) Submit a Kitchen or Bathroom Project to be judged by meeting attendees. Winners will be people’s choice overall. What to include: Design Statement Floor Plan At Least 2 Elevations Before Photos After Photos Entries must be mounted on a tri-fold board  or foam core with a sealed Read More +

Hall of Fame Nominees

Michigan State Chapter Hall of Fame nominees Robert Zymbrowski Steve Allen Bill Lubhan Ginger Trevarrow Bruce Trevarrow Write in Voting will take place at our October 14th meeting and the inductees will be announced at our meeting on November 11th.

Student Design Competition 2014

It’s time for our Student Design Competition! November 11th Meeting at Distinctive Appliance Cash Prizes! For more information: Fall 2014 NKBA Mich.State Stdnt Design Comp