Kitchen & Bath Design News
In This Issue: August 2001
Kitchen & Bath Design News is the industry's leading business, design and product resource for the kitchen and bath trade.
Hafele Debuts New Showroom
New York Hafele America Co., the Archdale, N.C.-based
manufacturer of cabinet and design hardware and North American
subsidiary of German-based hardware manufacturer Hafele, has opened
its newest Design Center showroom...
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...
KCMA Elects Officers, Board
Reston, VA The Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturers Association has
elected a new slate of officers and directors, the trade
Elected by the Reston, VA-based KCMA at its recent 46th Annual
Offices Moved By Dornbracht
Duluth, GA Dornbracht USA, the manufacturer of bath and kitchen
fittings and accessories, has tripled the space at its North
American corporate offices and warehouse location in this Atlanta
suburb, the company...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Canyon Creek Honored for Pollution Efforts
Monroe, WA Canyon Creek Cabinet Company has been honored for the
third year in a row for its efforts at preventing air pollution at
its cabinet manufacturing plant, the company announced.
Amana Bought By Maytag
Newton, IA Maytag, the Newton, IA-based appliance manufacturer
that also serves as the parent company of Jenn-Air, has acquired
the major appliance and commercial microwave oven businesses of
Amana Appliances, the company...
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...
Masco Acquires Showerhead, Window Suppliers
Taylor, MI Masco Corp., the parent company of several of the
kitchen and bath industry's leading product manufacturers, has
acquired Milgard Mfg. Inc., a leading West Coast window
Bosch Announces $200-Million Expansion in
Huntington Beach, CA -- BSH will invest an unprecedented $200
million in the expansion of its North American operation, announced
Hans-Peters Haase, president and CEO of BSH Home Appliances...
Tips for Building Your Referral Base
"You guys did some work for some friends of mine last year. Now
I'm calling about my own cabinet projecter, how busy are you right
This is the kind of phone call you want to be getting at your
When it comes to creating spectacular showrooms that dazzle
the senses and make sales sizzle, it's all about
by Janice Anne Costa
What makes a showroom truly spectacular? Certainly all the usual
Mornings have never been my greatest strength; anything short of
a 50-piece marching band tends to pass by unnoticed in the early
pre-caffeineated hours before the clock hits...whatever time is not
So, it came as something of a shock to...
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...
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...