NKBA certified members must earn 2 CEUs by June 30, 2018. This day of fun and informative presentations provided 0.4 CEUs – 20% of the total – for the bargain price of $75.
Topics and Speakers:
Kitchen Design with Cooking in Mind.
Speaker: Moorea Hoffman, Principal of Kitcheneering
How to design functional, beautiful kitchens – from a chef’s perspective. Often, your clients are overwhelmed and looking to you for answers – not just what looks best – but what will have the cooking and performance characteristics they need to make daily life and entertaining easier and more enjoyable. This session presented in-depth analysis of kitchen space planning trends beyond triangles and zones. We learned about selecting the best appliances and the ideal placement for them. View Moorea Hoffman’s bio
Combi Steam Ovens
Speaker: Larissa Taboryski,
Culinary Director at Purcell Murray
Combi Steam Ovens have been available for residential use for over 15 years, but it’s only in the past six years when they were added to major, premium brands that they have become an increasingly popular choice for the home kitchen. We watched Larissa cook and compare the ease of cooking the same meal on a cooktop and in a steam oven.
Designing with Linear Drains
Walk-in or barrier-free showers are growing in popularity and are more frequently requested by homeowners. We learned how to incorporate linear floor drains or wall drains into our designs to create showers that are not only beautiful and spacious, but also easy to clean.
Not All Sinks Are Created Equal
Speaker: Maureen Ashe, Territory Manager for Purcell Murray Fixtures
Do you know what sets some sinks apart from others? We gained a detailed understanding of the differences between stainless steel and other steel alloys as well as the considerations necessary to effectively specify a stainless steel kitchen sink in a residential home.
What Your Contractor Wishes You Knew
Speaker: Jim Adkins,
VP of Construction at Springs Construction
Why can relocating an outlet cost your client $1000. How much does it cost to relocate plumbing or move a door? What does a contractor need from a designer in order for a project to come off smoothly and avoid last-minute costly changes? We found out how to improve communications in a conversation with a seasoned professional.