Kitchen & Bath Design News
In This Issue: July 1999
Kitchen & Bath Design News is the industry's leading business, design and product resource for the kitchen and bath trade.
Samsung Enters U.S. With Staron
La Mirada, CA Samsung/Cheil Industries has formally entered the
U.S. market with its "Staron" brand of solid surface material, the
According to Samsung, it has entered into an...
There's some good news, some bad news and some decidedly
enlightening news out there for independent dealers as the torrid
summer heat blankets most of the country, and the kitchen/bath
market, likewise, continues to sizzle.
The news I'm...
Employee benefits have a long and cherished history in the U.S.
Profit sharing, pension and health benefit plans can be traced back
a century or more. But this important part of our employee's
compensation package didn't really take off in...
Brandom, Karman To Share Name Of
Keene, TX The Brandom Collection and Karman Kitchens, a pair of
major cabinet companies owned by the same corporate entity, will
share the name Mantle-White Cabinet Group, but will continue to
NARI Cites 'Excellence' in Kitchens,
Atlantic City, NJ The National Association of the Remodeling
Industry has honored its 1999 Contractor of the Year (CotY)
regional and honorable mention winners for "outstanding"
Finding Just the Right Fit
When it comes to bath sinks and faucets, transitional is in,
defined by the increasing use of an eclectic mix of traditional and
contemporary styles, materials and colors.
Everything old really is new again. Due to...
In many ways, your position as contractor is like that of a team
Home offices are becoming a need for nearly everyone, from the
young Generation-X buyer and the early Baby Boomer to young
children. In the near future, anybody and everybody will utilize a
computer. The jury is still out as to where and how this...
Functional Kitchen Expands to 'Go With the
by Barbara Capella Loehr
WEST LAKE HILLS, TX
With the kitchen a whirlwind of perpetual motion these days, it's
no wonder that this kitchen needed an update to accommodate the
busy family that...
SolidSurface Magazine, Aimed at Fabricators, Acquired by
Melville, NY Cygnus Publishing, the Melville, NY-based parent
company of Kitchen & Bath Design News, has acquired
SolidSurface magazine, The Journal of the Solid Surface Industry,
Unaided Brand-name Awareness is Low
Most kitchen and bath product brands in all key categories
apparently remain a well-kept-secret to the average home
improvement consumer, whose brand-name awareness is extensive by
NKBA, K& BDN to Join in New Education
Hackensack, NJ A series of all-day business management seminars
that will "bring Kitchen & Bath Design News 'live' to major
U.S. markets" under the terms of an industry-exclusive strategic