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The NKBA Announces Winner of KBIS 2014 Outstanding Media Award

Feb 5, 2014

The National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA), owners of the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS) is pleased to announce the second annual KBIS Outstanding Media Award Winner – Samantha Hart editor-in-chief of Better Homes & Gardens Kitchens and Bath Ideas and Beautiful Kitchens & Baths.
The KBIS Outstanding Media Award recognizes a member of the media who contributes to the promotion, education, and awareness of the kitchen and bath industry. These industry experts share a passion for outstanding kitchen and bath design and the products and projects that are integral to the advancement and understanding of the industry.
Originally from Cape Town, South Africa, Samantha joined Meredith Publishing in 2006 as an editor in the Special Interest Media Group working on titles including Remodel, and Beautiful Kitchens. She is passionate about home design and continually amazed by the talented people who keep the industry exciting. “Just when I think that I’ve seen the most beautiful kitchen or bath ever designed, another one comes along that knocks it off its perch.”
Prior to joining Meredith she was the Managing Editor of SA Rugby magazine at Highbury Monarch Communications in Cape Town, one of the largest independent publishing houses in southern Africa. She resides with her family in the Des Moines area.
Congratulations to all of the nominees for their outstanding work and demonstrated commitment to the kitchen and bath industry.

About KBIS
KBIS, in conjunction with the National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA) is an inspiring, interactive platform that showcases the latest industry products, trends and technologies. KBIS is the voice of the kitchen and bath industry and has been for 50 years.
Early in 2013, the National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) and National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) announced an agreement to co-locate the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS) with the International Builders’ Show (IBS) in Las Vegas, Nevada beginning in February 2014 under the banner of “Design and Construction Week.” The new mega-event will be held Feb. 4-6, 2014, in Las Vegas with each show occupying a separate hall. Kitchen and bath brands that have participated in both shows can choose to exhibit in the KBIS or IBS hall. One pass will provide access to both exhibits. NKBA and NAHB will continue to produce separate educational programming and special events.
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About the National Kitchen & Bath Association
The National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) is a non-profit trade association with over 50,000 members that has educated and led the kitchen and bath industry for 50 years. provides consumers with an inspiration gallery of award-winning kitchen and bath designs, as well as articles, tips, and an extensive glossary of remodeling terms. At, consumers can also find certified kitchen and bath professionals in their areas, submit questions to NKBA experts, and download the free NKBA Kitchen Planner and NKBA Bath Planner. To learn more, visit the NKBA Press Room at
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