Guest Blog Posts by Molly Erin McCabe

Foreign travel is great for sparking a designer’s creative juices; however, mixing business with pleasure can be the ultimate reward. In that vein, I have made a point of attending kitchen and bath industry trade shows on a regular basis in North America and Europe. This year, I was selected by the National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) Global Connect team, along with 20 other certified members, to attend German Haus Fair. Global Connect is a program developed by the NKBA to forge relationships between foreign manufacturers of kitchen and bath products and its association members. German Haus Fair is a unique, seven-day trade convention that takes place in September in northern Germany, showcasing German designed and manufactured kitchen and bath products.