Frequently Asked Questions about Membership

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How do I become a member?

Becoming a member of the NKBA is simple! Businesses or self-employed individuals deriving their revenue from providing products or services to the kitchen and bath industry qualify for Industry membership. As an Industry member, you receive a full voting membership and access to ALL member benefits. In addition, you designate your industry segment and receive information and materials specifically related to the segment of the industry in which you are working. Individuals who work for NKBA member companies are automatically non-voting members and receive most, but not all, member benefits. If those individuals wish to have full voting membership (and personal copies of all materials mailed to them), they may apply for individual voting membership at $50/year. Employees of non-member firms may also become individual members for $100/year. Fill out the application (CLICK HERE) and you'll be on your way to getting tons of member-only benefits! Want more information about membership? Call our Customer Service associates at 800-843-6522 and request a free copy of our membership information package.


What are member dues?

Dues for Industry Members are calculated based on gross revenue from kitchen and bath industry business and can range from $150 to $9,500 per year for members with gross annual revenue in excess of $100 million. Individuals who work for NKBA member firms are non-voting members without paying additional dues by virtue of their employer's membership; they qualify for discounts on products and services; access to the NKBA members-only web site and the opportunity to serve as an officer on the local or national level. Individual members who wish to have voting rights may become voting members for $50 per year if they work for an NKBA member company or $100 per year if they work for a non-member company.


What can I expect from my membership in NKBA?

NKBA members enjoy a host of benefits: voting members are automatic members of their local NKBA Chapter; receive regular NKBA mailings, including the Association's quarterly magazine, NKBA Profiles; discounts on NKBA professional development courses and seminars and products, such as drafting paper, textbooks, etc.; reduced rates for registration and exhibit floor space at the Kitchen/Bath Industry Show & Conference (K/BIS); opportunities to participate in marketing and public relations programs; access to great rates on a wide range of services, including vehicle and equipment leasing, printing and copying, merchant accounts, errors and omissions insurance, health care benefits and more! Call the NKBA at (800) 843-6522 to find out more about NKBA's member benefits programs!


I'm studying in the design field - can I become a member of NKBA?

Absolutely! We at the NKBA realize that students are the future of this industry and we welcome students as members. If you attend one of NKBA's more than 45 approved programs, you pay only $15 a year and if you attend another school, you pay $35 per year. And, you can take advantage of our members-only web site filled with job and internship referrals, discounts on publications, professional materials and seminars, a student design competition and access to scholarship information.

Click here to Sign Up For Student Membership Now!


Is there a chapter of NKBA near me?

NKBA has chapters and subchapters covering all of the United States and most of Canada. Click HERE to find the chapter in your area.


What industry publications and consumer publications do you offer?

NKBA offers a complete kitchen and bathroom library for the trade, ranging from basic textbooks to advanced and specialized design books. In addition, NBKA publishes a quarterly magazine specifically geared to the interests and concerns of its members entitled NKBA Profiles. Better Homes & Gardens' Special Interest Publication, Kitchen and Bath Ideas is the official consumer publication of the NKBA. All NKBA voting members receive this publication several times each year.

Visit the NKBA Online Store for more information about our library of industry publications, all available to NKBA members at special discounts!


Do you have an annual conference?

Yes! NKBA is the owner of the annual Kitchen/Bath Industry Show and Conference (K/BIS), the largest trade show for the kitchen and bathroom industry. In 2006, K/BIS was held in Chicago, Illinois. The show floor brought more than 900 exhibitors together to showcase new ideas, new products and new services. The Conference offered an invaluable opportunity to gain insight, learn practical solutions and get expert advice, enriching attendees professional development. K/BIS 2007 will be held in Las Vegas, Nevada. Members can receive discounts on K/BIS registration and exhibit floor space. Visit for more information.

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