Kim Ward, Owner of Ward Kitchen and Bath, carries an AKBD Certification from the National Kitchen and Bath Association showing her Dedication and Knowledge in Kitchen & Bathroom Design.
Associate Kitchen and Bath Designer (AKBD) Becoming an Associate Kitchen & Bath Designer ® (AKBD) is more than just a certification. ... And it's not only a commitment to building your expertise in product selection, space planning, materials and finishes, but also to the kitchen and bath industry as a whole. Individuals who pursue the AKBD will be tested on kitchen planning, bath planning, kitchen & bath design principles, kitchen & bath lighting, business & project management, design presentation, sustainable design, residential codes, ADA codes, plumbing codes, electric codes, uniform building codes, IRC codes, and NKBA kitchen and bath guidelines. This comprehensive study covers all areas of a home from foundation, windows, roofing, framing, floors, finish work and mechanical systems. The AKBA also covers design to a deep degree looking at basic design with colors and shapes to a more comprehensive study covering the principles and styles of design, designing for the elderly, designing for the disabled and designing for those who want sustainable and green design.
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