Kitchen and bath industry health and optimism in the fourth quarter of 2019 reached their highest level since the launch of the Kitchen & Bath Market Index (KBMI) report. The National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) and John Burns Real Estate Consulting's KBMI revealed an "energetic expansion" in the final quarter of 2019 despite showing signs of a slower pace throughout the year. The Q4 2019 KBMI posted a reading of 69.8, well above the previous two quarterly readings of 64.3 in Q3 and 65.4 in Q2. Any reading above 50 indicates positive growth in the industry.

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