National Kitchen and Bath Association

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Roofing nails puncture gas lines in Texas; hot countertops rattle kitchen and bath industry; dustup over drywall Read more

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Kitchen & Bath: Island Design Guidelines

Island design tips Read more

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Kitchen & Bath: Shower Design Guidelines

Guidelines for comfortable showers Read more

Designing Better Kitchens
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Designing Better Kitchens

Many common kitchen design elements are inefficient or downright dangerous. These... Read more

Tags: Kitchen, Design, Appliances, Cabinets, Casework
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Resources

K&B installation guide from NKBA, accessible building primer, masonry construction manual Read more

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NKBA's 27 Principles of Bath Design

Clearances and layout guidelines for the design of safe and comfortable bathrooms. Read more

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Kitchen Design Solutions: Before and After

When other designers say it can’t be done, take a closer look. By listening carefully to your client’s needs, you can turn impractical floor plans into efficient working kitchens. Read more

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The Safe Bathroom

More accidents happen in the bathroom than in any other room in the house. An experienced design/build contractor explains how to make the bathrooms you build safer by matching fixture layout and clearances to the physical needs of your clients. Read more

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The 31 Rules of Kitchen Design

When designing a kitchen, the biggest challenge is finding the right arrangement for appliances, cabinets, and work surfaces. These design guidelines from the National Kitchen & Bath Association will help you create kitchen layouts that work. Read more

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Kitchen Design Basics

An architect discusses the essential ingredients of a well-planned kitchen: cabinet and appliance dimensions, lay-out variations, storage schemes, and dining options. Read more

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