NKBA Announces New Planners and Partnership with the Storehouse of World Vision HACKETTSTOWN, N.J.
(September 28, 2010) – During October, the National Kitchen & Bath Association
(NKBA) will celebrate Kitchen & Bath Month by helping consumers enhance the value of their homes with the free downloadable NKBA Kitchen Planner and NKBA Bath Planner. In addition to introducing the new planners at NKBA.org/Planners, the NKBA and its members are donating products to the Storehouse of World Vision
, official non-profit partner of Kitchen & Bath Month.
For consumers looking to update their homes, the NKBA is offering new kitchen and bath planners beginning in October to support remodeling projects. The planners enlist the expertise of NKBA professionals to guide homeowners through every step of kitchen and bath remodels by clarifying the process, explaining required decisions and offering in-depth industry knowledge. Key features of the NKBA Kitchen and Bath Planners include:
- A step-by-step guide of the remodel from start to finish
- Guidelines of details and components to consider while planning
- Comprehensive design options to choose your personal style
- Tips for setting a budget range, including advice on ways to save
- Assistance on finding the right professional for your remodel
- A checklist of considerations and tips to finalize your choices
“During Kitchen & Bath Month, the NKBA and its members will continue to aid consumers by offering our free NKBA Kitchen and Bath Planners for those interested in increasing the value of their homes with kitchen and bath remodels,” stated Don Sciolaro, chief executive officer of the NKBA. “In addition, we are honored to continue our longstanding relationship with World Vision by challenging our members to provide products such as appliances, fixtures, lighting and surfacing materials for future installation in facilities assisting those less fortunate.”
The Storehouse of World Vision aims to address the needs of Americans suffering from disaster, personal crisis or economic hardship by providing families with supplies such as clothing, personal care items and building materials.
In celebration of Kitchen and Bath Month, the NKBA has set a goal to collect 1,000 or more donations in the month of October from its nearly 40,000 kitchen and bath industry members for donation to World Vision’s Storehouse. As the United States faces one of the worst economic times in history, these contributions will allow World Vision partner agencies to construct or enhance community centers, shelters and other facilities that support hundreds of thousands of children and families in need nationwide.
“In these challenging economic times, the need to build and remodel support facilities is essential, and a significant part of improving the facilities involves the need for kitchen and bath product donations,” said Efrain Perez, corporate relations director of the Storehouse of World Vision. “With the help of the NKBA and the donated products from members, we will be able to help our partner agencies update many of those facilities and further support those in need. We are grateful for our partnership with the NKBA, which allows us to continue our mission of fighting poverty and injustice.”
Established by the NKBA in 1982 and celebrated annually, Kitchen & Bath Month is a time to raise awareness of the importance of kitchen and bath professionals and to honor their achievements.
During October, NKBA members throughout the country are committed to providing homeowners with guidance and assistance in adding value and livability to their homes. In addition to providing the free Kitchen and Bath Planners, consumers visiting NKBA.org/Planners
will be able to easily access a list of NKBA professionals within their area. There is additional information about Kitchen & Bath Month at NKBA.org/KBMonth
The Storehouse of World Vision product donation program offers companies a fast, efficient and responsible business solution to donate excess inventory or produced-to-give products to assist those in need. For nearly a decade, the NKBA and World Vision have worked together to provide to those less fortunate. In the past 10 years, the NKBA and its members have donated nearly $50 million in products to the Storehouse of World Vision program benefitting American children and families in need.About the National Kitchen & Bath Association:The National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) is a non-profit trade association with nearly 40,000 members that has educated and led the kitchen and bath industry for more than 45 years. NKBA.org provides consumers with an inspiration gallery of award-winning kitchen and bath designs, as well as articles, tips, an extensive glossary of remodeling terms, and illustrations and explanations of planning guidelines.To learn more, visit the NKBA Press Room at NKBA.org/PressAbout World Vision:
World Vision is a Christian humanitarian organization dedicated to working with children, families and their communities worldwide to reach their full potential by tackling the causes of poverty and injustice. We serve all people, regardless of religion, race, ethnicity, or gender.