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NKBA Design Competition Award Winners

Every year, this prestigious competition recognizes the very best in kitchen and bath design. Combining aesthetics and functionality, the winning designs showcase an inspiring diversity of styles, incorporate emerging trends and products, and reveal insight into clients' needs and tastes.



Kitchen remodel project by Richard Anuskiewicz.
Before and After Kitchen



Richard Anuskiewicz
Virtual Tour
Large outdoor kitchen design by Sandra Gjesdahl.
Large Kitchen + Large Outdoor Kitchen


Sandra Gjesdahl
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Large bathroom design by Shea Pumarejo.
Large Bathroom



Shea Pumarejo
Virtual Tour
Small kitchen design by Martin Desousa.
Small Kitchen



Martin Desousa
Virtual Tour
Bathroom remodel project by Shea Pumarejo.
Before and After Bathroom



Shea Pumarejo
Virtual Tour
Budget friendly kitchen design by Cheryl Clendenon.
Budget Friendly Kitchen



Cheryl Clendenon
Virtual Tour
Builder remodel bath project by Lauren Levant.
Builder Remodel Bath



Lauren Levant
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Medium Kitchen design by Breck Dangler.
Medium Kitchen



Breck Dangler
Virtual Tour
Powder Room design by Lori Carroll.
Powder Room



Lori Carroll
Virtual Tour
Small Bath design by Tanya Woods.
Small Bath



Tanya Woods
Virtual Tour
Universal Design by Bonnie Lewis.
Universal Design



Bonnie Lewis
Virtual Tour

NKBA Study Guide

The National Kitchen and Batch Association study guide plans are available to help candidates prepare for certification exams and to illustrate what the NKBA guidelines are for a complete set of kitchen and bath plans. These study guide plans are completed by top NKBA professionals in the industry. Preparing to take the NKBA exam? See the NKBA Exam tips below.


NKBA Study Guide Large Kitchen - Elma Gardner, CMKBD, CID - By Design
NKBA Study Guide:
Large Kitchen

PDF Plan
3D Viewer Model
NKBA Study Guide Large Bath - Robin Rigby Fisher - Robin Rigby Fisher Design
NKBA Study Guide:
Large Bathroom

PDF Plan
3D Viewer Model
NKBA Study Guide Small Bath - Danielle Burger - Kitchen Vitality Design
NKBA Study Guide:
Small Bathroom

PDF Plan
3D Viewer Model
NKBA Study Guide Powder Room - Lori Carroll - Lori Carroll Associates
NKBA Study Guide:
Powder Bathroom

PDF Plan
3D Viewer Model
NKBA Study Guide Medium Kitchen - Lauren Levant - Lauren Levant Interior
NKBA Study Guide:
Medium Kitchen

PDF Plan
3D Viewer Model
NKBA Study Guide Small Kitchen - Davida Rodriguez - Davida’s Kitchen and Tiles
NKBA Study Guide:
Small Kitchen

PDF Plan
3D Viewer Model

NKBA Exam Certification

The National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA) Certified Kitchen and Bath Designer (CKBD) exam tips covers the how-to drafting process for the Construction Plan, Floor Plan, MEP Plan and Main Wall using Chief Architect software.

Chief Architect resources for the NKBA Exam:


NKBA Academic Home Design Software Discount for Schools

Chief Architect offers academic pricing for NKBA Schools. Please refer to our academic pricing or call our sales department for more information: 208-292-3400

NKBA Certified CEU Presentations

Chief Architect offers NKBA certified CEU presentations at events, tradeshows, and local NKBA Chapter locations. Contact us for more information on presentation locations or to schedule a presentation at your local NKBA Chapter.

NKBA CEU Approved

Need NKBA CEU Credits?

Chief Architect offers both free and paid classes that provide NKBA certified CEU credits.

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Paid Chief Architect training classes that qualify for NKBA CEU credits: