The 2018 NKBA GA Chapter’s Designs of Distinction Awards will recognize the best of the best for each of the following categories:  Kitchen, Bath, Outdoor Living Spaces and K&B Showroom. Winners will be announced at our Designs of Distinction Awards Gala in October, 2018.



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Designs of Distinction Awards - October 18th, 2018

Capitalizing on valuable resources

Capitalizing on valuable resources

Ultimately, when you boil it down to its very essence, the role of the designer is truly one of a decision-maker. There are countless numbers of options, and you are the one who makes the choices to assemble the project your client is looking for. Simple, right?

Of course, it’s not simple at all. You’re fighting a hard battle, one that, even if you do everything right, you can still lose. From the client who can never quite make up their mind about what they want all the way to the client who simply has an appalling sense of taste, you have to struggle between being accommodating and imparting your own wisdom and experience into a design.

It goes without saying that a good designer’s best friends are knowledge and experience. A situation you’ve seen countless times before is much easier to approach than one that’s unfamiliar. An experienced designer is an effective designer, which is the reason that NKBA certification requires years of practical, hands-on experience.

Knowledge typically comes with experience, but what separates a good designer from a great designer can often be a dedication to continue learning, to see beyond your experiences, to watch trends and to integrate what goes on outside your world into your world. Once again, it’s all about choices: deciding what elements to incorporate into your personal style as a designer, but also being aware of options that might serve you well with a particular client. And this is an area where NKBA’s CEUs can be invaluable. Access to the latest trends, techniques and materials inevitably makes you a better designer, and that inevitably raises your market value.

The National Kitchen & Bath Association is made up of professionals like you, doing what they can to make the ascension in the field easier and richer. And, like any such organization, the more you put into it as an individual, the more you get out of it in the end, and the more the organization benefits. Contact your representatives at the NKBA Georgia Chapter to find out how you can be more involved, and how you can take advantage of all the benefits the organization has to offer. It can be one of the smartest moves you make as a designer, and allow you to make a valuable contribution to the craft itself. Visit to learn more.

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