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Switching on the Light
Creative lighting achieves its goal by blending function and
form to enhance a design without drawing attention to the source,
according to lighting experts.
By John Filippelli
Using the proper lighting, creatively and...
Two Inducted Into NKBA 'Hall of Fame'
Hackettstown, NJ A pair of kitchen and bath industry innovators
are the latest inductees in the National Kitchen & Bath
Association's "Hall of Fame," the trade association announced.
Honored for their...
The overwhelming popularity of granite has led to a surge in engineered stone and laminate imitators, while solid surface gets an innovative new look.
Housing Resilient In Face of Downturn
The housing and kitchen/bath markets, while perhaps flattening
modestly, apparently remain remarkably resilient in the face of the
overall slowdown affecting many sectors of the U.S. economy,
Wilsonart Int'l. Cleared of Price Fixing
Temple, TX The U.S. Dept. of Justice has notified Wilsonart
International that no indictments are being brought against
Wilsonart or several other high-pressure laminate (HPL)
manufacturers by a grand...
Woodmark Posts Record Results In 4th
Winchester, VA American Woodmark Corp. posted record sales and
income in the company's fiscal fourth quarter ended April 30, 2001,
the company announced.
The publicly traded kitchen and bath cabinet...
Many kitchen and bath salespeople today don't consider
themselves salespeople at all. Rather, they think of themselves as
being consultants, advisors, designers and technical people. And, I
guess, that's more-or-less true. At the most recent K/BIS, I...
The Live/Work 2001 project, covered in the April issue of KBDN,
is a unique approach to urban redevelopment that was showcased at
the International Builders Show in Atlanta in February. In January
of 2000, our design group was invited to join the...
What would you say if someone said to you "Hey, Ms. Kitchen
Dealer/Designer/Fabricator, I know a great, efficient way to
increase your sales, cut down on tire kickers and educate your
consumer before they even walk through your doors (which...
Hastings to Import Vola Line
Freeport, NY Hastings Tile and Il Bagno Collection, a leading
importer and distributor of high-end European tiles and bathroom
furnishings, has become the exclusive U.S. importer for Vola, the
Danish manufacturer of bath...
Study Provides Insights Into Appliance
WASHINGTON, DC In 2001, more than nine in 10 U.S. households have
access to some form of range or cooking surface, microwave,
refrigerator, clothes washer and dryer, a newly released study by
Design Contest Open to Trade
Red Lion, PA Yorktowne Cabinets is sponsoring its Third Annual
Design Competition, with three categories open to kitchen and bath
space planners, the cabinet manufacturer announced.
Categories for the annual design...
K&BDN Seminar Set for Atlanta
Atlanta Atlanta will be the site next month for the fourth in a
series of "Managing for Profit" conference programs being sponsored
throughout 2001 by Kitchen & Bath Design News and the National
Kitchen & Bath Association...
Advice Given for Building Stronger Teams, Achieving
If you've ever seen the movie The Untouchables, you may recall
the scene in which Robert DeNiro expounds upon the virtues of
teamwork, and then uses a baseball bat to give an...
Award-Winning Design Gets 'One Tile Fits All'
Some designs work because of an overall blending of different
materials and design elements. Others, however, take their appeal
from using one particular piece
or design element to tie every-thing...
DNA Offering Private Training
Knoxville, TN David Newton and Associates, a kitchen and bath
training firm that had been associated for many years with the
National Kitchen & Bath Association, has refocused its efforts
on private training, the company...
From my observations over many years, I think
the ability to communicate candidly with the customer is the single
most vital attribute to success.