The Kitchen, Bathroom & Bedroom Specialists Association (Kbsa) report another successful ‘expert live’ at this year’s Grand Designs Live (GDL) at the NEC earlier in October. Industry expert, Alan Stanford, acting on behalf of the Kbsa, met with over 40 consumers to review their plans for a new project, and gives professional advice to help them progress their project.
Visitors also receive a free copy of the Kbsa Showcase handbook, which gives full details about the Association, as well as retail members in their areas, along with details of the 110 plus brands that support the Association as Corporate Members.
Kitchen designs reflected a desire for a larger ‘family’ living space, with appliances like hot taps and ceiling extraction over an island unit featuring strongly. Bathroom design saw more freestanding baths, less fitted furniture, and slightly smaller spaces. Stanford also noted that there were fewer designs involving major building works this year.
Graham Ball, Chief Executive Officer, said ‘It’s always a good opportunity to get this type of feedback from this Show, as it’s a real-time snapshot of current trends in design for both bathrooms and kitchens.
It also enables consumers in their research phase to see how the KBSA can help them, and give them details of KBSA retail members in their area to ensure the very best professional execution of their project ’