In a market grown ever-more fragmented, knowing what makes your client tick may be more critical than ever to the success of design firms and product suppliers alike.
The kitchen and bath industry may be vastly different now than it was at the height of the nation’s housing boom. There’s no doubt, however, that it remains a fast-changing, fashion-driven entity. And there’s no doubt that success requires design...
The next two decades in housing markets, including the look and feel of kitchens and bathrooms, will depend largely upon the preferences and hot buttons of “Echo Boomers,” the approximately 62 million people currently aged 17-31.
Kitchen and bath design firms and suppliers can jump start their own recovery rather than simply wait for the housing market to return to a semblance of normalcy.
But in order to set those wheels in motion, they’ve got to change the conversation...
There’s encouraging news on several fronts for a kitchen and bath industry that continues to exhibit meaningful signs of sustained recovery in the wake of last month’s Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS) in Chicago
In an economy that continues to plod along in fits and starts, kitchen and bath product manufacturers – like the design trade they serve – will have to increasingly think outside the box if they want to make hay in the future.
That much seems...
The growing emphasis on technology will no doubt redefine the showroom as we know it.
Companies need to consider embracing social networking as part of a strategic plan.
The emergence of this 'new' consumer creates both exciting opportunities and new challenges.
Let's hope springtime is a time of renewal and new beginnings for the kitchen & bath industry.
Time to Head Back to School in 2011
It’s obvious that the DOE has failed to consider the consquences of its proposed new guideline.
Reader response to KBDN’s industry coverage
Homeowners are searching for designers who are mindful of budgets that have been pinched.
In a tough, challenging market like this, partnerships can make all the difference.
2010 represents an opportunity to rethink your business to reflect the market’s new realities.
2009 was a year in which we discovered what the kitchen/bath industry is all about.
The housing market is in the midst of an inevitable, healthy correction, not a collapse.
The pace of industry change these days seems, almost impossibly, to be even faster than ever.