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PRAISEWORTHY PICKS
ARIANA LOVATO, AKBD

SOL QUINTANA

This certified designer was our most
nominated industry go-getter this year
- with seven people sending in words of
praise. Lovato, who founded Honeycomb
Home Design in 2016, earned the coveted
NKBA Thirty Under 30 earlier this year
at KBIS.
She started a company initiative called
Honeycomb Gives Back in 2018 to support her community and provide a room
makeover for a child with special needs.
She is also the president of Girls Going
Greater, a local nonprofit that supports
women and children in need. The initiative hosts three events annually to help
fundraise for other nonprofits, but this year
has changed things up a bit.
"Since we have been shut down for most
of 2020, we are planning to organize an
outdoor event that benefits children with
disabilities," said the designer. "It has been
an amazing thing to be a part of, and I am
grateful for such a supportive community."
Lovato has been a huge advocate of
younger designers. She participates in the
NKBA NextUp program, where she will
join in school career days to inform students about trades in the design industry.
Lovato also plans to obtain her CKBD in
the coming year.
Photo by Kacie Jones Photography

Originally from Argentina, the designer
moved to the U.S.in 2001 and recently took
the leap of opening her own San Diegobased firm - Sol Quintana Design. When
the pandemic hit,she was worried her business would be negatively affected, but she
has actually welcomed an influx of work. 
Quintana and a former colleague cofounded Pigment-O, a group of professionals from all over the world that guides
other designers in starting their own businesses. Other goals include supporting
members through project collaboration
and sub-contracting one another for specific tasks when the workload becomes
overwhelming.
At her former company, Jackson Design
and Remodeling, Quintana was lead designer for a "Make a Wish" project, where
she and her team remodeled a bathroom
to make it more user friendly for a wheelchair-bound little girl. She said the most
memorable part of the experience was seeing the child's huge smile when her dad
showed her the bathroom for the first time.
Throughout her career, Quintana has
met several talented designers just starting
out. She believes in training and educating
this younger generation of professionals
through collaboration rather than assisting. Her advice for those who have recently
stepped out on their own is to focus on
your biggest strengths to achieve success.
Photo by Doug Ellis Photography

DOUG WALTER, AIA, AKBD,
CAPS, CLIPP, LEED-AP
The architect is known throughout the
industry as a kitchen lighting guru, and he
has taught extensively on the subject since
1987. His most recent two-hour "Lighting
College"workshop at KBIS 2020 was one
of the show's top-rated seminars.
Walter has been a member of the
NKBA Rocky Mountain Chapter since
2002, and he presented "Lighting the
Healthy Home" in May for the association's webinar series. He also helped create
the NKBA course with the most current
information to help members gain their
Lighting Badge and has been extensively
involved in rewriting the NKBA's Design
Guidelines for Kitchens & Baths.
Among his many paying projects, Walter usually has at least one pro bono project
in the works. The most recent was a teen
suite carved out of a garage for a 13-yearold boy with MD. He has done similar
projects for Habitat for Humanity, Easter Seals, Jewish Family Service and the
Home Builders Foundation.
Walter's interest in lighting started out
at an early age when he realized how poor
the illumination was in his childhood
kitchen. For the last five years, he has written several articles on the topic to educate
design professionals on the importance of
effectively lighting their clients' projects.

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Contents
Editor’s Note
Show Note
NKBA Note new & noteworthy
Happenings
Hot Topic
Trends
Better Business
Tech Savvy
Research Roundup
CEDIA Expo
KBIS 2021
Color Find
Before & After
Solutions
Wellness Design
What’s Hot
Favorites
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Kitchen & Bath Business - September 2020 - Research Roundup
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Kitchen & Bath Business - September 2020 - CEDIA Expo
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Kitchen & Bath Business - September 2020 - Color Find
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Kitchen & Bath Business - September 2020 - Before & After
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Kitchen & Bath Business - September 2020 - Solutions
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