Could you be the KBDi Australian Designer of the Year in 2018?
Entries Close 19 February, 2018
Are you a kitchen and bathroom design professional?
KBDi is Australia’s premier industry organisation for kitchen and bathroom designers, and we’re committed to helping Australia’s finest designers succeed in design and design for success.
At KBDi, we have three primary goals:
1. To support designers
KBDi supports committed kitchen and bathroom designers with professional development, business-to-business networking, industry advocacy and more. See the membership benefits listed below to find out how else we help our members to succeed in design and design for success.
2. To educate consumers
We aim to inform consumers (your clients) about the value of engaging professional, committed designers. We do this through multiple consumer campaigns, and with ‘face-to-face’ liaison at Australian Home Shows. See our consumer website here.
What are the key benefits of KBDi Membership?
Design is an ever-changing profession, and we see great value in facilitating continued professional development tailored to suit kitchen and bathroom designers. Skill and knowledge seminars are offered at KBDi conferences and design symposiums, and our Education Partner, Designer Training Australia, provides relevant learning opportunities at our local chapter events. Professional Development resources are also made available to members online, ensuring regional members share the same opportunities as our urban members.
From student support (with a dedicated membership category for those studying an approved course) to mentor opportunities to an accreditation program, KBDi offers professional pathways for members who show enthusiasm for and commitment to the kitchen and bathroom design industry.
Design & Business Resources
Good design is good business, and KBDi is here to help your business with:
Contracts: Developed specifically for the K & B Designer for a variety of applications, KBDi contracts provide security for your and your clients. Contracts are exclusively available to current financial KBDi members.
Insurance: Professional indemnity, public liability, personal accident and sickness cover are integral to all good design operations. We’ve forged a great relationship with Cabinet Makers Insurance Brokers (CMIB), who are currently developing products tailor-made for KBDi members.
Members will find these and other resources available in the ‘Member Resources’ area of this site.
Engaging with Consumers
Our consumer-targeted website is a ‘one stop shop’ for consumers, with the primary purpose of educating homeowners of the value of engaging professional designers. As a member, you’ll have the opportunity to contribute to this site with informative news articles and picture galleries. Your potential new clients will recognise you as an industry authority, and have confidence in engaging your services.
Home Show Representation
KBDi participates in a number of Home Shows across the country. Members are invited to join KBDi’s ‘Ask an Expert’ stands to share their skills and knowledge. You’ll meet renovation-ready clients and build a bank of leads, and enjoy the results of Home Show exposure with no out-of-pocket expenditure.
KBDi are consistently approached by various media outlets to contribute to home design features. We always use these opportunites to promote ‘Australia’s Finest’ designers, ensuring our members are positioned as leaders in the field. We have a long-standing relationship with Kitchens & Bathrooms Quarterly, too; KBQ continue to promote KBDi’s members in their popular magazine.
We’ve built a strong design community where members can meet like-minded designers and the industry’s finest reps. Our new Affiliate Membership encourages businesses who provide various services to kitchen and bathroom designers to join us at events, too, enabling a broad and useful range of business-to-business networking at our local, national and international events.
Staff Recruitment | Business Opportunities
Through our Classifieds page, members and sponsors can advertise for new staff, or seek new opportunities within the kitchen and bathroom industry.
Connecting with Clients
Your potential clients will find you on our member-exclusive profile page. We’ll promote your credentials and achievements, and connect you with new clients.