The Puget Sound Chapter of the National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) unveils the latest trends in design, materials and appliances for kitchens and baths in a major display at the Tacoma Home & Garden Show®.
Sponsored by Fisher & Paykel Appliances, the spacious, idea-generating exhibit spotlights the latest generation of appliances, including the multi-purpose “CoolDrawer,” rich cabinetry options and labor-saving features. The “Northwest Contemporary Design” model kitchen combines an eclectic mix of contemporary and traditional material selections.
Adding to the fun, a visiting chef will be “at work” with daily cooking demonstrations in the state-of-the-art kitchen. There will also be a display featuring design boards from the 2012 NKBA Design Competition entries.
New materials and appliances—both beautiful and functional—are major features for 2013. Space-saving Fisher & Paykel appliances include 36” wide appliance drawers; a dishwasher and the “CoolDrawer.” The versatile “CoolDrawer” is three appliances in one — a freezer, refrigerator and wine chiller.
Bellmont cabinetry blends dark espresso wood with sculpted “stone colored” wood grain laminate. Other products featured in the full-sized kitchen are a copper-topped island, Cambria quartz countertops with dramatic champagne-metallic leaf pattern backsplash and a Fluid stainless steel apron front sink with a Blanco Culina faucet.
The master bath features a sleek and contemporary thick concrete vanity countertop with integrated sink and a Kohler toilet. The luxurious shower highlights Cambria quartz walls and a MTI free-standing pedestal tub completes the spa-like retreat.
“It’s an opportunity to meet the best kitchen & bath professionals in the industry face-to-face and walk within our fabulous kitchen and master bathroom displays,” said Vawn Greany, CKD, CBD, and Immediate Past President & Sponsorship Chair of the NKBA’s Puget Sound Chapter.
The Puget Sound chapter of the NKBA is one of more than 70 chapters and over 40,000 members throughout the United States and Canada. It is the only trade association dedicated exclusively to the kitchen and bath industry.
NKBA Professional Development Courses raise the bar for kitchen and bath professionals. NKBA Kitchen and Bath Designer Certifications are based on written examinations and extensive industry experience. NKBA Certification lets consumers know that their designer’s professional skills have been independently evaluated and tested and that they’re committed to improving those skills through ongoing education and professional development.
For more information on the Puget Sound Chapter of the NKBA, visit www.nkbapugetsound.org.