Kitchen & Bath Design News
In This Issue: Apr. 2001
Kitchen & Bath Design News is the industry's leading business, design and product resource for the kitchen and bath trade.
Flooring Group To Co-Sponsor Trade Show
North Palm Beach, FL The National Association of Floor Covering
Distributors, the leading wholesale distribution trade association
in the flooring industry, has become an official co-sponsor of
The Link Between Indoors and Outdoors is Forecast to
The boundary between indoor and outdoor living spaces, already
becoming increasingly blurred, will be "non-existent" by 2020 a
trend that promises to have major implications for...
Companies Join As Partners in Franchise
Fort Wayne, IN Do it Best Corp., a member-owned buying
cooperative involving hardware, lumber and other building products,
has joined forces with MRM Inc., the company that developed the
Viking Product Series Honored
Greenwood, MI Viking Range Corp., the maker of commercial-style
cooking appliances for the home, has received a trio of awards for
its "Designer Series."
Viking said that three entrants from its Designer Series...
First Scholarship Winners to Be Announced
Orlando, FL A trio of students enrolled in kitchen and bath
curriculums at NKBA-endorsed colleges have been named as winners in
a new scholarship program launched this year by Kitchen & Bath
U.S. Distribution Set for Brassart
New York A line of solid brass door fittings, bathroom hardware
and other decorative accessories from British manufacturer Brassart
Ltd. will be available in the U.S. market as the result of a
NKBA Design competition:
Category H An individual kitchen/bathroom/other-room
display in a retail showroom environment
Kitchen Showroom Boasts Simplicity at its
With the dual goal of showcasing products and demonstrating...
NKBA Design competition:
Category I An individual kitchen/bathroom/other-room
display, photography set, model home, exhibition booth or other
marketing endeavor display that was actually built, but not
originally created, for a retail showroom...
One of my earliest childhood memories was turning off my
parents' television set with a book. There was nothing wrong with
the "off" knob, but I'd overheard my parents mention that the TV
was on its last leg, and that, in conjunction with all the...
Where has the day gone? It's just a few minutes after noon, and
you're ready for lunch. You get up from the desk, stretch, tighten
the belt on your bathrobe and make your way into the kitchen for
something to eat. Ahhthe joys of being a dotcom...
Survey: Contractors Must Battle Consumer Perceptions of
Park Ridge, IL Remodeling contractors, among those businesses
being affected by the current economic slowdown, must be very
careful not to cause themselves additional damage by...
Woodmark Posts Third Qtr. Gains
Winchester, VA American Woodmark Corp. has reported an increase
in both sales and net income for the company's third fiscal
quarter, ended Jan. 31, 2001.
The publicly traded cabinet manufacturer, headquartered...
Sponsors to Back Seminar Series
Hackensack, NJ Several new corporate sponsors will lend their
support to the 2001 "Managing for Profit" seminar series, the
unique educational initiative co-produced by Kitchen & Bath
Design News and the National...
Kessler Honored For Contributions
Wood-Ridge, NJ Moe Kessler, the president of Outwater Plastics
Industries, Inc., has been named the recipient of the first annual
TSI Plastics Innovator Award, for the "outstanding contributions"
he has made to...
DACOR Earns Kosher Status For Products
Pasadena, CA DACOR, the high-end kitchen appliance manufacturer
headquartered here, has received STAR-K certification for cooking
appliances that can be used on the Jewish Sabbath, as well as on
Survey Pinpoints Key Home Remodeling Trends
ATLANTA Kitchens and baths remain at or near the top of not only
the most frequent remodeling projects undertaken by homeowners, but
also rank highest among the projects most homeowners would like...
Proper Phone Etiquette Still Viewed as Critical Business
In this age of e-mail and Web sites, it's easy for kitchen and
bath specialists to forget about the humble telephone. But, the
fact remains that the phone is, and will continue to be...
Strategy Checklist Boosts Business in Slower Economic
What do you do, as a kitchen and bath retailer, when the economy
slows down and that flood of prospects you once had turns into
little more than a trickle?
According to many business...
KCMA Confab Scheduled for Next Month
Reston, VA The 46th Annual Convention of the Kitchen Cabinet
Manufacturers Association will take place next month at a San Diego
resort, KCMA officials announced.
The annual convention, featuring three days of...
ORLANDO - The city of Orlando traditionally offers visitors a wide
array of choices: golfing or suntanning, visiting Walt Disney World
or Sea World. But, for kitchen and bath professionals attending
K/BIS 2001, their choices will revolve around the...
Environmentally Sensitive Design Seen as Major Selling
Ecological awareness is growing among consumers who are buying
new homes and remodeling will not be far behind in the form of
growing homeowner demand for eco-friendly products and...
If you're thinking about departing from your regular type of work, you'd better be ready for a fall or two; finding and getting into new markets can be a rocky ride. On the other hand, finding different areas of work can also position you and your...