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The NKBA Announces the Release of “Kitchen & Bath Design Presentation: Drawing, Plans, Digital Rendering, 2nd Edition”

Mar 17, 2014

Essential reference features color illustrations and clear information on how to create designs that comply with the NKBA’s Graphics and Presentation Standards.

The National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) is proud to announce the release of Kitchen & Bath Design Presentation: Drawing, Plans, Digital Rendering, 2nd Edition (March 2014; $85.00). Published by John Wiley & Sons, this thoroughly revised volume describes, and provides examples of the most common project documents and their preparation methods. This essential reference features color illustrations and clear information on how to create designs that fully comply with the NKBA’s Graphics and Presentation Standards.

For any kitchen or bath project to be a success, much of the work is done long before the first tile is put in place. The planning and presentation of the project to both the client and tradespeople not only helps them visualize their newly proposed design space, but the documents also guide professionals through the installation and completion of all work. The standards in the design industry are to ensure a clear understanding of the components found on each type of drawing and to pave the way to project success.

Contractors, plumbers, electricians and others use these drawings for the completion of a design project. Product suppliers may also rely on these drawings for submitting bids and
ordering products.
In Kitchen & Bath Design Presentation, Second Edition, both students and professionals will learn about the standards for kitchen and bath drawings along with the NKBA forms that will assist them with their designs and project completion. Content includes:
* Measuring the design space
* Tools and techniques of hand drafting
* Drafting conventions: line types, symbols and techniques
* NKBA floor plan: drafting and dimensioning the plan
* NKBA drawings in a set of plans
* Using the computer to design kitchens and baths
* Graphics and Presentations Standards
* Sample kitchen and bathroom project documents
The successful kitchen and bath designer needs to produce professionally drafted drawings in accordance with the NKBA Graphics and Presentation Standards. The standards found throughout this book will guide a designer through the process of meeting a client’s wants and needs while creating a functional, well-designed space.
Sure to be the standard reference on the subject for students, professionals and anyone interested in the proper design of kitchens and baths, this new release is available for purchase online at NKBA.org, Wiley.com, and retailers nationwide.

About the Authors
Margaret Krohn, CKD, ASID – Century College: Margaret Krohn, CKD, ASID, is the Program Coordinator of the Kitchen and Bath Design certificate program at Century College. She has a combined total of over 16 years of teaching in interior design and kitchen and bath design, and she has worked in the commercial and residential design field. An NKBA member with her own design business, Krohn has previously served as the Vice President of Communications for the Minnesota Chapter. She received her Bachelor of Science degree with a double major in Interior Design and Housing from Mankato State University and also earned her Architectural Drafting Technician Certification from the Minneapolis Drafting School. Margaret also teaches NKBA Professional CEU Online courses offered through Century College.

About The National Kitchen & Bath Association
The National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) is a nonprofit trade association that owns the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS®). With 60,000+ members, the NKBA has educated and led the kitchen and bath industry since its founding in 1963. The mission of the NKBA is to enhance
member success and excellence, promote professionalism and ethical business practices, and
provide leadership and direction for the kitchen and bath industry worldwide. For more information, visit NKBA.org or call 1-800-THE-NKBA (843-6522).