May 2013

Local Professional Earns Industry Certification
Recognizes Expertise in Bath Design

Austin, Texas May 2013 – Christy M. Bowen of Twelve Stones Designs announced that she has earned certification as a Certified Bath Designer (CBD) from the National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA), the leading trade association for the kitchen and bath industry.

The premiere hallmark for kitchen and bath professionals, NKBA Certification is based on written examinations and industry experience. NKBA certified designers must also meet mandatory continuing education requirements annually. The CBD certification recognizes achievement in the competencies necessary for bathroom design. To earn CBD certification, the professional must document a minimum of seven years of industry experience, successfully complete 60 NKBA Education hours, submit two professional affidavits and two client referrals, and pass the design portion of the NKBA Certification exam.

This combination of experience and education ensures that Christy M. Bowen, CBD is an authority on the design, planning and execution of residential bathrooms and possesses advanced knowledge of technical and personal communication skills required to succeed as a bathroom design specialist.

A member of the NKBA, Christy M. Bowen, CKD, CBD, is Principal at Twelve Stones Designs.The firm specializes in Kitchen and Bath Design, Materials Selections, and Interior Design.

Consumers may contact Christy M. Bowen, CKD, CBD, at 512-705-2121 to discuss their dream kitchen or bath. Members of the media are encouraged to contact Christy M. Bowen, CKD, CBD, for information on design projects, features stories and expert quotes and advice.

About the National Kitchen & Bath Association
The National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) is a non-profit trade association that has educated and led the kitchen and bath industry since 1963. With over 50,000 members and growing, the NKBA owns the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS). The mission of the NKBA is to enhance member success and excellence, promote professionalism and ethical business practices and provide leadership and direction for the kitchen and bath industry. For more information, visit