Tag Archive: NKBA

2016 National Kitchen and Bath Association Summit

Posted on September 1, 2016

As a member of the National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA) and a past NKBA “30 under 30” recipient, Normandy Designer Jennifer Runner, AKBD, was invited to a thought-leadership summit in Scottsdale, Arizona.  The goal of this summit was to gather great minds to discuss the future of the design industry. “It was an honor… more

How To Become A Certified Kitchen And Bath Designer

Posted on November 27, 2013

Oftentimes you’ll find we use letters of professional designation behind some of our designers’ names, whether that be AKBD or CKD.  But unless you’re thoroughly involved in the remodeling industry, there’s a good chance you might not know what those letters stand for. To start, the National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA) is an industry… more

Normandy Designer Elected 2014 President of NKBA – Chicago Chapter

Posted on October 24, 2013

We’d like to take a minute to congratulate Normandy Designer Terry Kenney for being elected the 2014 President of the National Kitchen and Bath Association – Chicago Chapter!  It’s a great accomplishment in her career and we couldn’t be happier for her.  Terry’s been a member of the NKBA for 18 years, but didn’t become… more

Color Matched Congratulations

Posted on May 31, 2013

One of Jennifer Runner’s fabulous clients sent her a flower arrangement to say “Thanks” for all the design work she’s done for their upcoming project, and as a “Congratulations” for her recent National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) 30 Under 30 win.  Jennifer was flattered by the gesture, and quickly realized that she and her… more

New Universal Design Approach Gaining Industry Interest

Posted on April 30, 2013

Normandy Designer Jennifer Runner recently won a “30 Under 30” award presented by the National Kitchen and Bath Association, which also got her special access at KBIS 2013, one of the biggest kitchen and bath trade shows for industry professionals.  Part of the trip to KBIS included her “30 Under 30” group giving a presentation on how universal… more

Recap of KBIS 2013

Posted on April 26, 2013

A couple of Normandy Designers were able to attend KBIS 2013 and they came back with lots of great info on trends they noticed and they’re favorite parts of the show.  NKBA member and Normandy Designer, Terry Kenney, shares her favorites from KBIS. “The show was a little smaller this year, which made it easier to… more

Normandy Welcomes New Designer: Terry Kenney

Posted on April 23, 2013

We are happy to announce that the award-winning designer, Terry Kenney, has joined the Normandy team!  Terry attended the Harrington College of Design and has over 16 years of design experience, including extensive knowledge of kitchen and bathroom design that she acquired at Drury Design.  “Although I’ve had a great experience in the remodeling industry thus… more

Welcome to the Normandy Team, Laura!

Posted on November 9, 2012

With our remodeling demand steadily increasing, we have added another designer to our team, Laura Barber, AKBD!  Laura currently resides in Oak Brook, IL and has been a residential designer for over ten years.  After attending school at the Illinois Institute of Art, Laura became a certified kitchen and bath designer through the NKBA, and has served on their board… more