NKBA supports its members to stay informed, connected and educated. Here are just a few benefits of NKBA membership:


NKBA is the only specialist organisation in New Zealand representing kitchen and bathroom design and manufacturing professionals. Members enjoy a high level of credibility and professionalism through affiliation with a trusted brand. Consumers who choose NKBA members are assured of expertise, quality, and professionalism.


NKBA events connect kitchen and bathroom professionals at local and national events. NKBA supports nine regional branches throughout New Zealand. Each regional branch (chapter) runs a number of local events giving members easy access to mentoring, peer support, and networking opportunities. Networking offers valuable business contacts and supplier information and is a way to stay in touch with what is happing in the industry – locally, nationally and to explore international trends.


Our industry is constantly changing and evolving and it can be difficult to stay on the cutting edge and keep a close eye on innovations and trends. Learning should never stop, and that’s why we offer continuing education across New Zealand. NKBA offers educational workshops and provides off-job training courses for BCITO's New Zealand Diploma in Design. Members can also access educational webinars, design resources, and product and design events. Designers of NKBA are given opportunities to earn continuing professional development points throughout the year.


Free listings on our website provide direct links to your business, as well as search functionality and your contact details. The website is also a place where we provide informative and useful resources, tips and articles for consumers – a chance to educate potential clients on the benefits of using NKBA members. Our dedicated Members Area contains valuable educational resources an access to NKBA logos and policies.


Learn, grow, laugh and explore. The annual NKBA conference offers educational workshops, industry seminars, and trade displays. It delivers national business and networking opportunities to meet with designers, joiners, specifiers, sponsors, suppliers and students.


The annual NKBA Excellence in Design Awards are a celebration of the most innovative and beautifully-designed kitchens and bathrooms New Zealand has to offer. One of the highest accolades in the kitchen and bathroom design industry, the Excellence in Design Awards are well respected and recognised by both the industry and the consumer. All entrants are profiled in the exclusive NKBA EiD Publication, a beautiful, high-end title dedicated to celebrating New Zealand's design superstars.


At NKBA there are many opportunities to become a leading voice in the kitchen and bathroom industry, from regional committees and the national Executive Board to judging awards and speaking at industry events.

  • Executive Board - this group oversees and sets policy for NKBA.
  • Chapter Chairperson or Committee Members - leadership roles at the local level provide opportunities to network and learn.
  • Event Speakers - members are invited to speak at regional branch meetings and other events to share professional insights and experiences.
  • Sponsorship Opportunities - NKBA members have the chance to support the Association while gaining prime advertising/publicity for their company.
  • Voting Privileges - NKBA financial members have the right to vote to determine Association leaders and governance.


Even with the best people, skills and competitive prices, customers may not be knocking down your door unless they can find you. Being affiliated with NKBA gives members targeted ways to market themselves and their products and services. We market the association and its members through online and print media, our awards programme, regional branch meetings, and events. Members can promote their affiliation with NKBA through use of the NKBA logo. 


Join today and experience the benefits. We have a range of membership options to suit you at any stage of your career.