March Meeting, Home of the Year Submittal Info, Industry News, Member Shout Outs
News from NKBA Rocky Mountain  
March 2016  
Dear Members & Friends,

This past month proved to be one of great exposure for the Rocky Mountain Chapter locally, nationally and through popular industry trade journals. In this month's newsletter you will be able to take a closer look at what your peers have been up to. Congrats to all!

Melody Highman 
VP of Communications 

March Chapter Meeting  - Topic: Thin Porcelain
Thursday March 24, 2016 at Design Materials 
Social Hour  5:30 -6:30, Presentation 6:30 pm
The evolution of porcelain tile has changed dramatically: technology, formats and application usage.  In this CEU we will provide in depth information required for successfully specifying Thin Porcelain as a material finish.  This course will provide the participant detailed information on the manufacturing, installation, usage, care & maintenance.
Design Materials, 10498 E. 49th Ave, Denver, Co. 80238 
Members $30, Non-members $40  Students $15 
Do you have the project that could be 2016's Home of the Year?

Home of the Year winners reflect the best in building, architecture, and interior design in Colorado. We invite both homeowners and design professionals to submit completed, privately owned, previously unpublished homes to this annual competition for publication in our June/July 2016 issue.
Deadline to Submit: MARCH 18th  

NKBA Finds Transitional Style Bathrooms Among Most Popular in North America According to Survey

M embers of the National Kitchen & Bath Association specify modern design, built-in storage and hand showers among top bathroom trends of 2016
HACKETTSTOWN, N.J. (JAN. 25, 2016)
Clean, modern style and neutral colors dominate North American bathroom design, according to the 2016 Design Trends Survey conducted by the National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA). Here are the top 10 overall bathroom trends NKBA expects for 2016: 

The membership drive rages on!

NEW NKBA Members - HURRY and sign up now!  Application fee is waived during the Spring NKBA Membership Drive which ends March 15 th.
Send your email request to:

Thank you to Rita Dixon-Cauthen and all of the NKBA volunteer cast that worked the
Home Show!!

Jan Neiges
Kim Hohmeister
Paula Tveit
Beth Simmons
Penny Morrow
Amber Howard
Robin De Ruyter
Melody Highman
Linda Sue Shirkey
Gerhild Bertram
Janel Davenport
Barbara Barton
Tracy Rivera
Holly Shaw
Linda Rose
Sarah Kotal
Yeni Pasillas
Ariana Conlon
Estee C
Mari Takeda
Karen Moyer
Donna McMahon
Skyler Gibson
Denise Costerus
Elle Brothers
Leslie Reeves
Anthony Tafoya
Dave Mathews
Lori Platte

Member shout outs in KBDN Design Magazine

We saw that our member Jesse Medina, was featured in KBDN magazine providing feedback about Bath technology! And member Barbara Barton was mentioned in an article about the CLIPP Program.

News from our industry partners!
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Congrats to these companies who notified us of their Best of Houzz award for 2016!

Best of Houzz - Service, 2016

Best of Houzz - Service, 2016
Best of Houzz - Service, 2016

Best of Houzz - Service, 2016 
Did you know? KBIS Factoids!

KBIS 2016:
37,000 attendees
Over 500 exhibitors
300,000 sq. ft.
KBIS 2017 is in Orlando January 10-12th

Thank you to our 2016 Chapter Sponsors!
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