Kitchen & Bath Design News
In This Issue: February 1999
Kitchen & Bath Design News is the industry's leading business, design and product resource for the kitchen and bath trade.
10 elements of style for you to consider - and, hopefully,
incorporate - as sure-fire business development tools
In the kitchen and bath industry, as in many industries, the
difference between success and failure is often determined by how
well a business manages the conflicts it encounters.
your shop grows, you'll find that the cash flow often cannot keep
up with expenses as they're incurred.
I was waiting for my plane to board recently, when a little boy
about three or four years old had just about come to the end of his
patience level. He was running all over the place, bouncing off
walls, getting underfoot, and causing a little...
Nominations Sought for New Awards
Hackensack, NJ - Kitchen & Bath Design
News has issued a call for nominations for its new
industrywide awards program, aimed at recognizing "leadership
excellence" at the kitchen/bath dealer...
Remodeler: Custom Detailing Can Help Edge
Baltimore, MD- In today's competitive environment,
attention to details is what gives you an edge. But contrary to
popular belief, custom detailing doesn't have to mean spending a
Kindred Aquired from Masco by Parent of
Hatfield, PA - Franke Holding AG, the Swiss-based
parent company of Franke Consumer Products Inc., has acquired
Kindred Industries, becoming the second largest manufacturer of
sinks in North America...
Gothic Style Flexes Its Muscles in the
by Barbara Capella Loehr
BALTIMORE, MD - Injected with a healthy dose of testosterone, the
kitchen - designed by Roland M. Neifeld, Jr., president of
Baltimore-based The Kitchen Design Studio of...
The Ultimate Kitchen Sink
Style is key, but function takes precedence
over form as kitchen sinks and faucets focus on professional-level
quality and efficiency.
BY DAINA DARZIN
While design and style may vary, one thing remains a constant...
Job Descriptions Seen as Helping to Define
Hackettstown, NJ - Developing detailed job
descriptions for each employee at a kitchen and bath design firm is
a critical step when it comes to staffing a business. Similarly,
the trick to...
Kitchen & Bath Design New s this month embarks on a
very different kind of quest for a trade magazine - an
industry-wide search not just for the kind of stories that
enlighten our readers, but for the kind of people and
businesses who just might...
Why are people so fascinated with reflections? Like Narcissus of
ancient Greek mythology, most people find it impossible to avert
their gaze from any reflective surface - water, glass, steel or
To this end, mirrors - both cost...
Successful salespeople in the kitchen and bath industry have a different approach to client objections than less successful salespeople.
Stocks Take Cue from Bull Run
Washington, DC - Kitchen and bath industry
stocks took their cue from the record-setting bull run on Wall
Street, flexing their muscles in a display of strength as 1999
wound to a close.
The performance of 49 key...
Cooking Up Sales
by Janice Anne Costa
The best 'recipe' for selling cooking appliances utilizes
strong, integrated visual displays, an understanding of the
customer's individual cooking needs and first-hand knowledge of the
Plan Ahead for Successful Business Succession,
Baltimore, MD - When it comes to preparing for
successful business succession, planning ahead is key, according to
consultant Dick Baynton, who spoke at the recent Kitchen...