October 4
October 5
"Designing for Independence 
& Dignity"
6:00-8:00 PM 
Fisher & Paykel
Experience Center
A&D Building, 
150 E. 58th St.,
Suite 361, NYC
Register here

October 19
A|N Design Showroom Cocktail Crawl
6:30-9:30 pm
Information here

October 20  "Entertainment  
Hosted by 
Fisher & Paykel
5:30-8:00 PM 
Fisher & Paykel 
Experience Center
A&D Building, 
150 E. 58th St.,
Suite 361, NYC
RSVP details forthcoming

November 7

The NKBA is the ONLY professional organization that solely supports kitchen, bath and hardware with over 60,000 members in North America!


Complimentary Chapter Events including Summer and Winter Socials

Complimentary Invitation to The Annual Kips Bay Decorator Show House Breakfast
Complimentary Vendor Excursions
On-line Education and Business Development
Advanced Registration for KBIS and Design & Construction Week
Professional Certification Courses
Legislative Support and Advocacy
Industry Job Boards
Consumer Access to Your Company Information
Health Insurance Benefit Plan

Member Discounts on Products and Services Including: Banking, Car Rentals and Office Supplies
To find out more or to apply for membership:

September 15th
 presented by RICHELIEU * hosted By AKDO
NKBA Manhattan board members greet Richelieu's Benoit Laroche and AKDO's showroom manager Diane Hayden and associates.
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NKBA Manhattan members crossed the border on Thursday, September 15th, into Canadian territory for Richelieu Hardware's presentation on Micro Living.  The audience learned how to build flexibility into fewer square feet with optional partitions, pre-built and purpose furnished interiors as well as how to use a building's common space as an extension of private space.               Francoise Dion, National Manager-Specifications for Richelieu, joined us from Quebec to make the presentation.  Attendees sampled Canadian beer and fare with a nod to the local culture, including bacon canapes and warm, maple walnut tarts.  Gift certificates, maple-product sampler baskets and Rev-a-Shelf inserts were raffled to the delight of the 11 winners!  
   NKBA Manhattan Auxiliary Board member and Richelieu Specification Representative Benoit Laroche was responsible for all the hinges, knobs and levers (as well as the terrific product displays) that made the evening possible.  
   And a big shout-out to  our friends at AKDO Tile for providing the snowy, Canadian white location at their new showroom at 22 West 21st Street in Manhattan's fashionable Flatiron district!
Diane Hayden, Showroom Manager and Kate Sterling, Creative Director, strapped on their snowshoes and met us more than halfway, making this a terrific kick-off event for the fall season.

Manhattan chapter members join Irving Johnson, GROHE trainer, second from left and Gray Uhl, Brand Education Director, DXV & American Standard, far right.


Day of Design Inspiration
 September 28th * hosted by NKBA Manhattan Sponsor GROHE 

Our NKBA day of learning began with breakfast at the GROHE LIVE! Center and an informative and engaging presentation and showroom tour given by Grohe trainer Irving Johnson, featured above with attendees. Members were then bussed by motor coach to the American Standard and DXV R&D facility in New Jersey, where the day continued with lunch, a facility tour (that included hands-on demonstrations of the function of that all important sanitary fixture, the toilet), and a .2 CEU program on luxury bath design given by Gray Uhl. The day concluded with a cocktail reception at the DXV 20th Street showroom.

  NKBA Manhattan Chapter thanks its sponsors  


It's Autumn once again in the city. So what's new? Designers found out last week at the eighth annual "What's New What's Next?" event held at The New York Design Center. Over 125 designers were on hand participating in more than 30 panel discussions to share their knowledge and challenges with the visiting audience. Designers Amy Lau, Thomas O'Brien and Mario Buatta were among those included, as well as NKBA Manhattan Board member Dave Burcher, CKD, who joined a kitchen panel discussion and represented In House Kitchen Bath Home. I hope you were there to check out the exciting gathering of designers and talent at this forum. A good time was had by all.

This month we are also excited to announce the launch our new Student Corner with this newsletter publication. We fully support and encourage our design students; they are the next generation of kitchen and bath designers. Towards this end we will share interesting news, events and activities for them in the newsletter. We invite our student readers to check in every month for news created just for them.

Next month is our annual membership drive! We are excited to welcome new members to the organization. Vendor trips, networking events,
professional certifications, educational courses, 
consumer leads, member discounts, marketing tools, job listings and leadership opportunities are just a few of the reasons to become a member of the National Kitchen & Bath Association.

If you know someone who has an interest in joining the NKBA, please direct them to our website,, and click on "membership application." They'll be glad they did!

Joining a professional association can be one of the biggest boosts to your future career in design. Participation places you ahead of the game by providing you with real world exposure, as well as developing networking contacts and gathering career advice as you learn of the many opportunities in this $31-billion kitchen and bath industry.  
   While studying in NYC, we invite you to become a student member of the NKBA-Manhattan Chapter. There are so many benefits, among them: You'll meet great people, and our monthly events are fun! What's more, this year student membership is free
   Go to: to join or contact our VP Membership, Toni Sabatino at