Kitchen & Bath Design News
In This Issue: April 2000
Kitchen & Bath Design News is the industry's leading business, design and product resource for the kitchen and bath trade.
Showplace Kitchen Focuses on Gourmet
By Daina Darzin
Many upscale professionals desire the ultimate, professional,
high-end kitchen, but they want it strictly for looks and status a
trophy to impress neighbors, rather...
K/BIS Blows Into The Windy City
A whole slew of exciting new products will be on display at
CHICAGO What happens when the kitchen and bath industry's premier
showcase returns to Chicago? It takes the city by storm.
Scheduled to run...
'Live' Displays Advocated For Dealers
Morristown, NJ How are small kitchen/bath retailers going to
hold their own against the big box stores?
One way, according to showroom experts and merchandising
consultants, is to offer consumers a different...
Stressing 'Busy' Clients in Advertising May Deliver
Does the consumer advertising conducted by your company or your
supplier stress the "busy" nature of modern life, while featuring
depictions of harried housewives or bustling...
Luxury Baths Go Retro
When it comes to the current state of the luxury bath segment,
"everything old is new again" only better. While a new millennium
is beginning, the anticipated interest in contemporary styling has
instead been overtaken by the...
What kind of work does your shop do? Are you building work that's very difficult to install? Could the "average Joe" general contractor deal with putting in your work? Could he or she make it look as good as it did when it was on your shop floor?
I walked into my office one Monday to hear a half a dozen people
waxing poetic about the new DiCaprio movie, "The Beach." It was
gripping, they said. It was powerful. Whoever wrote it deserved an
"Who did write it?" I asked, torn between...
Signs Evident For 'Soft Landing'
Housing starts and both new- and existing-home sales, among the
key economic factors affecting the kitchen/bath market, all began
their anticipated minor retreat as the first quarter got underway
pointing toward a...
Production Underway at Showplace
Harrisburg, SD Full production has begun at Showplace Wood
Products, the newly formed kitchen and bath cabinet manufacturer
that broke ground on a factory only last July, the company
L.R.H. Moves To New Offices
Chatsworth, CA L.R.H. Enterprises, the supplier of wood-cutting
tools for the cabinet industry, has relocated to a new facility,
the company announced.
The company's new, 22,000-sq.-ft. facility is located at...
Am. Woodmark Reports Results
Winchester, VA American Woodmark, the Winchester, VA-based
kitchen and bath cabinet manufacturer, saw sales increase but
profits dip in the company's third fiscal quarter, ended Jan. 31,
Hardware Firm Signs 'Peanuts' Licensing
Urbandale, IA The Nifty Nob Corp., a supplier of decorative
hardware and accessories, has signed a licensing agreement that
will enable it to market products featuring the famed "Peanuts"
CotY Winners Honored for Kitchens, Baths
Alexandria, VA Regional and honorable mention winners of the
National Association of the Remodeling Industry's 2000 Contractor
of the Year (CotY) Awards competition were honored last month by
Viking Buys Refrigeration Line from Amana
Greenwood, MS Viking Range Corp., the manufacturer of
professional-type appliances for the home, has entered the
refrigeration category with the purchase of the 84"-high built-in
product line developed and...
Poggenpohl Honors Dealers
Wayne, NJ A quartet of kitchen/ bath dealers and salespersons
have been honored for their sales achievements by Poggenpohl U.S.,
the Wayne, NJ-based cabinet manufacturer announced.
Honored with the "President's...
Swan Corp. Expands Plant
St. Louis, MO Swan Corp., the St. Louis-based manufacturer of
solid surface kitchen and bath countertops and related products,
has completed an expansion of its Centralia, IL manufacturing
facility, the company announced...
Demand Seen Increasing for H-P Laminate
Cleveland, OH A "long-term demand for hot markets" like laminate
flooring, coupled with a continued growth in kitchen and bathroom
remodeling, will result in a steady increase in U.S. demand for
Hafele Nearing Completion of NC Warehouse
Archdale, NC Hafele America Co., the Archdale, NC-based cabinet
hardware supplier, is nearing completion of a major warehouse
expansion at its corporate headquarters, the company announced.
Survey: Kitchens, Baths Top Remodeling Jobs
Washington, DC Kitchen remodeling, room additions, bathroom
remodeling and bathroom additions were the four most common
residential remodeling projects undertaken by professional
remodelers in 1999...
NKBA Strategic Plan Stresses Five Distinct
Hackettstown, NJ A new strategic mission statement defining five
distinct goals over the next five years has been adopted by the
National Kitchen & Bath Association's board of directors...