Category Archives: Blog Entry

  1. View 2013 Design Competition Award Winning Entry Photos!

    Look for the Award Winners of our chapter’s first Design Competition in the Fall 2013 Issue of Luxe Magazine. View photos here:

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  2. Are You Using the Kitchen as an Art Gallery?

    Humans are quite inspired in the kitchen and we are affected by colors, smells, and tastes. The kitchen is a great canvas for us in all these areas. As many of us are designers,  why not use the kitchen as an art gallery? I was looking around on Pinterest today and this kitchen photo really affected me. [read more]

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  3. 1st Annual NKBA Rocky Mountain Chapter Design Competition

    1st Annual NKBA Rocky Mountain Chapter Design Competition Start planning your entry in the 2013 Kitchen + Bath Design Competition! Read More

  4. Important CKD/CBD Exam information!

    For  those designers who are in the Denver area and plan to participate in the CKD/CBD exam at KBIS on April 18th, 2013.  The deadline for the application is January 11th, 2013!   For more information on the KBIS exam, and application form information:  CKD/CBD Exam   The date for the Spring Prep Course is [read more]

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  5. What? No More Kitchen and Bath Degree Program at the Art Institute?

    Does anyone else feel as sad as I do about this? The Art Institute of Colorado announced in August that they were “… no longer offering Kitchen and Bath Design, effective immediately.” That means that the program many of us in the local chapter worked very hard to get up and running is now going [read more]

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  6. Senate Bill 120 defeated in the House Local Government Committee

    Senate Bill 120 regarding “qualified” interior designers was defeated in the House Local Government Committee by a vote of 8 to 3. The vote on April 18, 2012 in the House Local Government Committee is the end of the road for SB120. As this issue is very important to NKBA Rocky Mountain Chapter members we [read more]

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  7. Updated News about SB120

    The hearing is Wednesday April 18th at 9:00 AM in Local Government hearing room 0111   I just received an email notice from CIDC this morning that the hearing for SB120 has once again been postponed. It is now scheduled for April 18th at 9:00 am in the  Local Government hearing room 0111  at the State [read more]

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  8. Interior Design Bill passes Senate Committee

    February 16, 2012   Today Senate Bill 12-120, known as the “Interior Design Bill (for 2012)” was passed at the Colorado Senate Local Government Committee hearing.   What is this Senate bill 12-120? A little background: In 2001 House Bill 1153 was passed, creating an “exemption” to the architects licensing statute – CRS Title 12, [read more]

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  9. Call to Action in Opposition to Interior Design Legislation

    The Colorado Legislature is about to consider a “Qualified Interior Designer” bill which, if adopted, will establish a new state Board for registration of interior designers and by law limit your right to submit plans to local building officials.   With this latest attempt to start licensing the design profession (a license for which you [read more]

  10. NKBA List of Online Courses

    The NKBA list of online courses for this year’s exam participants is posted in our Education section under Upcoming Courses.   We will be creating study groups in the beginning of June for the CKD and CBD exams for spring.  Stay tuned for more information to follow.

  11. Free Webinar for NKBA Members – Selling Your Expertise

    NKBA members, be sure to register for the free webinar, Selling Your Expertise, available on February 28 and March 13 at 1:30 p.m. EST. Selling Your Expertise provides an interactive platform to discuss selling your current expertise and credentials. This course will also discuss the importance of establishing a personal brand and crafting a mission [read more]

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  12. Front Range Community College accredited with NKBA

    Congratulations to Front Range Community College on becoming accredited with the National Kitchen and Bath Association!   Front Range Community College has three campuses and is the largest community college in Colorado. They are committed to technical education with strong ties to various industries. The kitchen and bath program will be offered at the Fort [read more]

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  13. Let your voice be heard!

    Attention NKBA Rocky Mountain Chapter Members!   Please be sure to complete the end of year member survey you received.  It was sent on 12/30/2011.  We want to know your thoughts on the NKBA Rocky Mountain Chapter as well as the NKBA National Organization.  Every voice makes a difference!   If you did not receive the [read more]

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  14. The Holidays

    The Holidays…   If you are of a particular religion, the Holidays mean something different for you versus someone of another religion.  Be it Hanukkah, Christmas, or Kwanza, the Holidays do have a few things in common: Gift Giving, Generosity, and attempts to make others happy.   Here’s a gift that costs you very little: [read more]

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  15. Government Relations Update

    As outgoing VP for Government Relations, I want to extend my appreciation to those that let their voice be heard, whether opposed to or in favor of, the CIDC and ASID Colorado proposition this past spring to have registration for Interior Designers. This registration proposal failed in committee. I expect that the CIDC and ASID [read more]

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  16. Who We Are

    Since it is Membership Drive time, we thought you might be interested in the number of firms, students, and individual members that make up our NKBA Rocky Mountain Chapter  membership. We hope you will join us!  

  17. IKEA I was wrong…

    Well, changes have occurred at IKEA since I last visited their stores. In my previous blog I said that they used metric construction sizes nearing ½”.  It appears they are now using 16mm or roughly 5/8” material.   I did not see ANY wood products.  The choices were Thermofoil or thin laminates that were made to [read more]

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  18. IKEA Opens First Colorado Store

    Consumers were awaiting the opening of IKEA store near Park Meadows Mall in Centennial, Colorado.  Some Kitchen and Bath retailers are not enthusiastic. Now that it is open, let’s educate ourselves on what IKEA offers and why the “prices” appear so attractive to consumers.   First and foremost, consumers are not prepared for the “RTA” [read more]

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  19. Rocky Mountain Chapter Membership Drive!

    Our membership drive has just begun and will run from May 15 – Jun 15, 2011.  Take advantage of the special savings during this time.  Sign up now and your $100 application fee will be waived!  Plus you first chapter meeting fee will also be waived.  That’s an instant savings of $131.00!    Not sure if [read more]

  20. EPA enforcing new ‘lead paint’ rules:

    According to ‘Remodeling’ magazine online daily updates for May 16th, 2011, the EPA new rules governing contractors (those who paint as part of the remodeling project) subjected one New England contractor to enforcement of the newer rules.  Further results not yet known, but will keep updating as more is revealed. Michael Luzier, CKD, VP Government Relations [read more]

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  21. The wait is over!

    It’s finally here! The long awaited Rocky Mountain Chapter blog is officially up and running. As chapter President I want to officially welcome you to our newest addition to the chapter’s ever growing presence on the web. Check in from time to time to see the latest happenings of the chapter, find out about news [read more]

  22. Gearing Up For Posts by RMCNKBA Board Members

    The 2011 board members will soon be posting interesting articles related to the kitchen and bath industry. Okay so I am catching up with posting and I had this photo CD of pictures taken at an event last July in Avon, CO. I heard it was awesome. Have fun reviewing them.

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