Robert Isler

National Kitchen & Bath Association

Market Research

Robert Isler is a Market Research Analyst at National Kitchen & Bath Association. He develops macroeconomic and industry survey analyses for nearly 14,000 member companies comprised of manufacturers, designers, showroom owners, and specialists across North America. He also disseminates reports on current and anticipated trends within the $158 billion kitchen and bath industry.

Latest Articles by Robert Isler

K&B Recession Spending

As opinions from economists regarding the possibility of a recession continue to vary widely – from relatively…

Remodeling Drivers In Today’s Environment

Although the economy has seen better days, many remodeling drivers currently in place support a second straight…

Staying Strong In A Tough Environment

The world has changed since the NKBA released its initial 2022 Kitchen & Bath Market Outlook study in January.…

The State of the K&B Industry

Let’s start with a brief history of lumber to understand how we got there. When the pandemic began, hardwood and…

K&B Manufacturers Face An Array Of Challenges

According to feedback from the Q1 NKBA /John Burns Kitchen & Bath Market Index (KBMI) report, lead times have…

Designers Remain Nimble In A Challenging Environment

Sourcing challenges, long lead times, a shortage of skilled labor, relentless price inflation, and growing customer…

Backlogs Grow, Business Remains Solid

Despite growing challenges, members rate the future industry outlook highest in a year; 55% said the scope of their…

New Buzzword For Design: Sourcing

The vast majority of those using new brands, 64%, are doing so because of better lead times and availability. Only…

Industry Shifts in K&B

According to the NKBA / John Burns Kitchen & Bath Market Index (KBMI) release, one of the numerous industry…

Bigger Bathrooms Gaining Traction

The National Kitchen & Bath Association’s Design Trends 2022 Report focuses on the key design drivers in the…

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