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14 | Kitchen & Bath Design News August 2014 Industry Update { Noteworthy developments impacting the kitchen and bath market } Houzz Launches Afliation Badges Palo Alto, CA — Houzz has announced its new Houz z Af f iliation Badges program, along with some of the in - dustry's leading trade associations, nonprofts and academic institutions. The program enables home building, remodeling and design professionals on Houzz to add badges to their pro- fles showcasing their afliation with various organizations – including local and national associations where they receive ongoing professional sup- port and advocacy, the academic institutions they attended and the nonprofts they support. "Houz z has transformed the home remodeling and design in- dustry by connecting people with a diverse group of home improvement professionals, brands and industry organizations," said Liza Hausman, v.p. of community at Houzz. "Houzz Af f iliation Badges enhance this ecosystem by providing a way for industry organizations and schools, as well as their members, to more deeply educate the Houzz commu- nity and build their brands." Launch partners for Houzz Afli- ation Badges include national trade associations, local trade association chapters, design schools and non- profits such as: North American Trade Associations, American Insti- tute of Architects (AIA), American Society of Interior Designers (ASID), National Association of the Remod- eling Industry (NARI), The National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA), American Society of Landscape Ar- chitects (ASLA), Association of Pool and Spa Professionals (APSP), Auburn University, Kansas State University, New York School of Interior Design (NYSID), Rhode Island School of De- sign (RISD), Rebuilding Together and Public Architecture. The badges provide a gateway for consumers and other profes- sionals in the Houzz community to learn more about each organization, according to Hausman. Each badge links to a profile page in which people can fnd more detailed in- formation, including articles and other educational content devel- oped by the organization, as well as a directory of that organization's community members. More than 20 million people – 90 percent of whom are homeown- ers – use Houzz to fnd inspiration, collaborate, research and hire pro- fessionals, source products, and manage home renovation projects from start to fnish, according to the company. Correction In the Product Review featured on page 58 of the June 2014 issue of Kitchen & Bath Design News , the Allia Dual Flush commode from Rohl was included in the roundup of products in the article. Please note that this product is no longer available from the company. KBDN apologizes for the error and any inconvenience this may have caused. KCDsofware.com I 508.760.1140 You're welcome. • Easy to use, hold and design while standing or walking • Optimized touch interface for on site ease-of-use • Snap important site photos and hand-draw or write notes • Impressive 3D – zoom and rotate rooms with a touch • Hundreds of ready-to-use door styles and moldings • Elevations, floor plans and dimensional drawings • Custom design details and libraries • Instant pricing, reports and proposals • Easy client sign-off on approved designs • Design and close more jobs with fewer meetings Mobile custom design software for your tablet • Cloud-friendly. Access files back at the shop • Powerful. Fully integrated with CNC, cut listing and Cabinotch ® custom RTA • Easy to use. Free technical support & training ESSENTIAL TOOLS FOR TODAy'S DESIgN PROFESSIONALS Tablet spec's required: Windows 8 Pro tablet with Windows 8.1 operating system, standard USB port, camera Booth 1655 Circle No. 8 on Product Card

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