NKBA Report finds cleanliness, sustainability and universal designs will be hot trends of 2022.
November 22, 2021
The National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) released its annual Design Trends report. The 2022 study, a deep dive into all aspects of both kitchen and primary bathroom design, forecasts the styles, features, materials and innovations expected to be most popular over the next two to three years. The current study finds that the COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated consumer interest in and adoption of key trends in their homes such as integration of smart technology, multi-functional spaces and natural and nature-based designs.
The National Kitchen & Bath Association announced its NKBA Global Connect programming at KBIS 2022. Geared to international manufacturers and distributors interested in learning more about the North American kitchen and bath marketplace, these programs will be featured on the stage Feb 8-10, 2022 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida.
QuickDrain USA, an Oatey Co. company, is now an approved vendor partner for Luxury Products Group (LPG). The partnership between QuickDrain and LPG provides enhanced opportunities for independent showrooms across the U.S. to offer QuickDrain’s complete shower solutions, including its linear drains, WallDrain, SquareDrain, sustainable BenchSeat, decorative covers and finishes and more.
The National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) and John Burns Real Estate Consulting (JBREC) released its quarterly Kitchen & Bath Market Index (KBMI) for the second quarter of 2021. With estimates showing an 11% growth in sales for Q2 vs. Q1, the report suggests continued growth in the Kitchen and Bath market, despite ongoing material shortages and rising labor costs.
The National Kitchen & Bath Association is accepting nominations through Sept. 30 for 2022 inductees to the Kitchen and Bath Hall of Fame. Honorees are recognized and celebrated for their significant and enduring contributions to the kitchen and bath industry.
On Friday, July 16, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) issued a notice proposing to revise the current definition of “showerhead” adopted on Dec. 16, 2020, by reinstating the prior definition of “showerhead.”
Revised 2021 outlook shows sales up more than 20%.
July 12, 2021
In its July update to the Kitchen & Bath Market Outlook, the National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) revised its 2021 industry sales projection upward to $170.9 billion, up by a substantial 21.4% from 2020’s $140.8 billion in kitchen and bath spending and nearly 8% higher than the initial estimate for the year.