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...
Homeowners are Time-Starved and Heavily Stressed,
The single most important trend that will drive consumers over
the next several years is the lack of time a fact of life that
spells important news for kitchen and bath retailers...
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...
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...
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 Applauds Rescinding of Ergonomics Rule
Reston, VA The action by Congress to rescind a government
regulation affecting the handling of workplace-related injuries is
being applauded by the Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturers Association,
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...
Industry Resilient in Face of Slowdown
The housing sector continues to be the lone major economic sector
that is holding up fairly well in the face of slower economic
growth. However, it, too, is beginning to show signs of wear and