Minnesota Cabinets. Designer Chelsey Preuss. Photo Paige Kilgore
Who We Are
The National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA) is a nonprofit trade association that promotes the professionalism of the kitchen and bath industry. Established in 1963 as a network of kitchen dealers, it has grown into the premier association of distributors, retailers, remodelers, manufacturers, fabricators, installers, designers, and other professionals. The NKBA’s certification program emphasizes continuing education and career development, and includes designers and professionals in all segments of the kitchen and bath industry.
Fifty years after its inception, the NKBA has a membership of more than 60,000 and produces the annual Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS).
The NKBA Advantage
If you’re interested in completely remodeling your kitchen or bathroom, modernizing or updating a room (or rooms!), or finding ways to creatively utilize existing space in your home, the National Kitchen and Bath Association is the place to look for professionals.
With more than 14,000 member companies, representing all segments of both the kitchen and bath industry, members of NKBA know high-quality design and materials and have a vast knowledge of construction, mechanical, plumbing, electrical systems, building codes, and safety regulations.
Certified professionals can also speed up the remodeling process with proficiency in planning, design documentation, selecting finishes and materials, bidding and estimating, and managing contractors.
NKBA professionals also work towards advancements in sustainability, creating energy efficient spaces with environmentally friendly projects and providing education on green design.
As the mission statements says, the main goal of the NKBA is to “inspire, lead, and empower the kitchen and bath industry.”
Designer Mary Maney, ASID, CKD, courtesy of Crystal Kitchen + Bath. Photo JH Peterson
The Right Choice
When remodeling a kitchen or bathroom, hiring a designer may not be at the top of your list. However, the cost of