Kitchen & Bath Design News
In This Issue: May 2000
Kitchen & Bath Design News is the industry's leading business, design and product resource for the kitchen and bath trade.
GE Launches New Web Site
Louisville, KY GE Appliances has launched a new Web site that
allows Internet visitors to access a database comprised of
thousands of recipes and meal solutions, the appliance
manufacturer recently announced.
Suggestions for Removing the Stress from Family-Owned
Orlando, FL Family-owned businesses are an important part of the
kitchen and bath industry. But, according to professional trainer
and business consultant Laura Michaud, the majority...
HomePortfolio Sets Links With Key Consumers
Newton, MA HomePortfolio-.com, a major Internet destination for
home design, has announced two agreements creating strategic
alliances aimed at strengthening the company's presence among key
These days, we hear so much about the concepts of 'niche marketing' and 'target selling.' However, we rarely hear about something equally important ' the need to choose a niche that matches our sales and design skills.
Visitors to last month's Kitchen/ Bath Industry Show couldn't
help but be truly impressed.
They couldn't help but be impressed, for one thing, by the sheer
magnitude of a show that attracted a record 41,000 attendees; by a
cavernous exhibit hall...
BKBG Reports 1999 Rebates
Houston Members of the Bath and Kitchen Buying Group Inc. earned
$440,000 in rebates in 1999, leaders of the Houston-based buying
Announcement of the rebates was made at the group's recent
BLANCO Marks 75th Year In Business
Cinnaminson, NJ BLANCO, the German sink manufacturer with
fast-growing U.S. sales, is celebrating its 75th anniversary in
2000, the company announced.
BLANCO, whose U.S. headquarters are based in this New...
Awards Competition Still Seeking Entries
Hackensack Nominations are still being accepted for the Kitchen
& Bath Design News-sponsored industry awards program, aimed at
recognizing leadership excellence among kitchen/bath dealers,
Hahn, Hart Inducted Into 'Hall of Fame'
Chicago Norman Hahn and B. Leslie Hart have become the two
latest members of the National Kitchen & Bath Association's
"Hall of Fame," the NKBA announced.
Hahn and Hart were both inducted into the Hall of...
KBDA Names Distributors to Posts in Group
Chicago The Kitchen/Bath Distribution Alliance (KBDA) has
appointed several kitchen and bath distributors to key positions
within the organization, the Chicago-based trade association
Contest Aimed At Kitchen Bath Designs
Fort Atkinson, WI A design awards competition that includes
categories for kitchens, baths and other remodeling projects is
accepting nominations through next month.
Kitchen & Bath Design News' sister...
Winners Reach 'Pinnacle' at POLYCON 2000
Phoenix, AZ The International Cast Polymer Association and
Reichold Inc. announced the winners of its prestigious Pinnacle
Awards at the ICPA annual trade show and convention, POLYCON 2000,
held here in...
Speaker Gives Advice for Using Marketing to Achieve
Chicago While all kitchen and bath dealers are special and
different, it is up to them to realize and market what it is that
sets them apart from the competition. So says Fred...
Having attended the Kitchen/Bath Industry Show for the umpteenth
time since I became involved in kitchens and bathrooms after World
War II, I'm constantly amazed at the changes our industry has
Among other things, the exhibits at K/BIS...
ImproveNet Expands Site
Chicago ImproveNet, the Redwood City, CA-based Internet services
provider, has expanded its ImproveNetPRO Web site, introducing a
retooled online destination that "helps home improvement
professionals maximize their results...
NKBA: Search for Financing Begins with a Detailed Loan
Hackettstown In order to gain the financing necessary to grow
their businesses, kitchen and bath dealers much convince banks to
lend them money and a strong financial proposal can go a...
As I write this column at my office, my home bathroom is being
remodeled. By the time you read this, it will be done. It's going
to be beautiful, and I will call all of my friends and neighbors
over to see it. I am excited. I am thrilled. But, it...
Colonial-Style Kitchen Built for 'Christmas in
By John Filippelli
Montgomery, AL Certified home designer Andy Bozeman had a lot to
consider when asked to design a kitchen that would help benefit the
Montgomery chapter of the Christmas...
Model Master Bath Blends Warmth &
By John Filippelli
SAN RAFAEL, CA Creating uniquely personalized spaces that capture
the personalities of homeowners can be challenging for kitchen and
bath designers in the best of circumstances...
Feng Shui Gives Designs Harmony and
By John Filippelli
CHICAGO As homeowners seek to achieve a peace and harmony in their
homes that is all too often missing in their hectic lives,
designers are finding a greater demand for kitchen and...