For nearly 18 years, Janice Costa has been indulging her passion for design in the role of editor of Kitchen & Bath Design News, and she is continually inspired by the ever-changing nature of this market, and the talented, creative professionals who populate the kitchen and bath industry. As editor of the leading magazine in the kitchen and bath market, Janice has had the opportunity to facilitate communication and education in the kitchen and bath industry in myriad ways, from writing and editing articles for KBDN, working with a talented array of industry-leading columnists to speaking at trade events and judging design competitions. serving on trend panels and authoring kitchen and bath books.
Janice has edited numerous books for the National Kitchen & Bath Association and served on the NKBA Hall of Fame committee, and has served on a wide array of trends product and design trend panels, both here and abroad. She has authored two books in the kitchen and bath field, “Everything and the Kitchen Sink: Remodel Your Kitchen Without Losing Your Mind,” with former KBDN writer Daina Manning, and “Grand Master Baths.”
Janice is a strong proponent of promoting the kitchen and bath industry to consumers, as well, and to that end, she’s shared industry and trend insights with all the major consumer media, including USA Today, The New York Times, HGTV.com, U.S. News & World Report, The Washington Post, CNN and various morning shows across the country. She has hosted more than half a dozen Satellite Media Tours, speaking about kitchen and bath design and product trends to millions of TV viewers from coast to coast.
She’s also jumped onto the multi-media band wagon that extends far beyond print, into the realm of e-media, live events, video, research, custom marketing services, live TV broadcasts, social media and more. She’s developed and hosted webcasts, online forums, Web site content and online videos, and she believes that the best way to serve the market is to provide a broad array of information services across the widest possible array of platforms.
A Cornell University graduate, Janice is also an avid pet lover, and she combines her love of pets and design by speaking about pet-friendly design at local consumer events.
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