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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 than...
Hollys Brand to be Sold by JADO in U.S.
Scottsdale, AZ JADO North America has signed an agreement to
distribute the British Hollys of Bath line of high-end luxury
bathroom fittings, accessories and hardware in the U.S., the
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...
Technology, Nature Seen Affecting Color in Kitchen and
Wilmington, DE Kitchen and bath designers looking for an edge when
utilizing color for remodeling projects could find themselves
relying for the foreseeable future on a skillful...
'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 kind...
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...
It's Time, Now, to Change Your World
They're here! Home Depot's EXPO, The Great Indoors, WalMart,
K-Mart, Priceline.com, KitchenDesign online, etc. Major home center
chains and mega-stores have literally everything the home
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...
There are several factors to consider before deciding on the
best Internet options for you.
Have you heard the terms "ISP" (Internet Service Provider) and
"Browser?" What's a "DSL"?'
Choosing an ISP or deciding between DSL and a cable...
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...
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...
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
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
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, NKBA
ISSFA Cites Top Achievers At Trade Show
Las Vegas, NV The International Solid Surface Fabricators
Assoc-iation (ISSFA) has honored a number of its members for their
achievements and contributions to the association.
ISSFA announced the awards during a...
Advice Given for Making the Most Of Networking
Hackettstown, NJ You've just arrived at a kitchen/bath industry
function, and you don't know anyone. What do you do head for the
hors d'oeuvres table, pace the room nervously or try an effort...
Joint Venture Established by Formica,
Warren, NJ Formica Corp. and the major German manufacturer
Schock Holding GmbH have established a joint-venture company that
will market Schock-brand solid surface products and technology to
NKBA Endorses Six Additional College
Hackettstown, NJ The National Kitchen & Bath Association has
approved six new endorsed colleges for the year 2000, the trade
Added to the NKBA's Endorsed College Program were the...
Anglo-American Awards Spotlight International
by Janice Anne Costa
Strikingly innovative, highly functional, richly colored and
textured, the internationally acclaimed designs that were honored
at the sixth annual...
Lifetime Warranty On China Fixtures Offered by
New York In a move it called an industry first, Eljer
Plumbingware has launched a Limited Lifetime Warranty on all
vitreous china products used in residential applications, the
As sales manager for a kitchen and bath distributorship in the
post-World War II years, I was favored with occasional visits from
executives connected with most of our suppliers. Invariably, their
conversations turned to the subject of "market...
Many of us aspire to live by the principle that less is more.
But as is true with most good rules, sticking to the ideal is
easier said than done. This is especially true in instances where
clutter is concerned.
My recent experience in relocating my...