Kitchen & Bath Design News
In This Issue: December 2001
Kitchen & Bath Design News is the industry's leading business, design and product resource for the kitchen and bath trade.
Kitchen, Bathroom Designers Honored
Chicago The Chicago Midwest Chapter of the National Kitchen
& Bath Association has announced the winners of its "Design
Vision 2001" awards, aimed at citing excellence in kitchen and
SEN to Offer Selling Schools
Chapel Hill, NC The SEN Buying Group will be offering a
"Fundamentals of Selling" School in 12 U.S. cities throughout 2002,
the Chapel Hill, NC-based organization announced.
According to Kenneth Peterson, CKD...
Kitchen Tune-Up Names Trio to Advisory
Aberdeen, SD Kitchen Tune-Up, the nationwide franchise system
that focuses on kitchen and bathroom refacing and related projects,
has named three franchisees to its Advisory Council, the
Sub-Zero, Through Wolf, Launches Cooking
Madison, WI Sub-Zero Freezer Company, making a major push into
the high-end cooking appliance category, has launched its first new
line of cooking products through its recently acquired affiliate,
NARI Effort Aimed At Assisting Infirm
Huntington Station, NY Members of the NYC/LI Chapter of the
National Association of the Remodeling Industry are volunteering
their services to construct a studio to house children and adults
who are terminally...
Sales Achievers Cited by Karman At Dealer
Salt Lake City, UT Cabinetry by Karman, the custom cabinet
manufacturer based here, has honored a number of its dealers, sales
representatives and others for their sales achievements in the
Cabinet Company Relocates Facilities
Philadelphia, PA Carmana Designs, Ltd., a high-end custom
cabinetmaking and woodworking manufacturer and distributor
headquartered here, has moved into a new 23,000-sq.-ft. facility,
the company announced.
Abet Laminati Wins Award
Englewood, NJ Abet Laminati, a leading European producer of
high-pressure laminates, has been honored with the Compasso d'Oro
Award, the highest honor in the Italian industrial sector. Abet
Laminati, whose U.S. headquarters...
Medallion Opens Plant in Oregon
Waconia, MN Medallion Cabinetry, Inc., the major manufacturer of
semi-custom cabinetry based here, has opened a new manufacturing
facility on the West Coast, the company announced.
Medallion's new 150,000-sq.-ft...
There's a threatening storm front gathering on the nation's
legislative landscape one that kitchen and bath designers need to
pay close attention to, even'amid the distractions of a trying
fourth quarter, the current holiday season, and the...
Have you ever heard of the "Winning Edge Theory" and what it can
do for you in your professional life? Simply stated, the difference
between being really good even great at how you perform your job is
very small compared to being only okay or fair...
Designer Employs Concrete Plans for Success
By Denise D. Vermeulen
BERKELEY, CAFu-Tung Cheng, who founded Cheng Designs in 1978, has
never been afraid of hard work, even when it meant getting his
hands dirty. His first customer was his...
As designers, we have continued to witness an emerging trend
over the past several years toward the streamlined, contemporary
look often dubbed the "euro look" by Americans. Now relatively
established, the concept of global design which is...
Industry Solid, Outlook Cloudy
The recent terrorist attacks on the U.S., coupled with subsequent
world events and a weakened economy, have clouded the short-term
outlook for the housing and kitchen/bath industries, although
statistical evidence to...
Survey: Homeowners Bullish on Kitchens,
BENSALEM, PA It can be difficult to predict the actions of
consumers in times of economic uncertainty. However, for the
kitchen and bath industry, a less than stellar economy doesn't
necessarily mean a...
Like it or not, we're living in a time when people
have become harder to satisfy and there seems to be a general
propensity to look for someone else to blame if things do not turn
out as we hoped.
A New Spin on the Web
Today's kitchen and bath dealers are learning a host of new
ways to make their Web sites effective, using them for everything
from customer education and pre-qualification to lead generation
and marketing support.
A Guide To Surfacing Designer Surface
Natural and engineered stone, solid surface, laminate and even
glass are making headway in the kitchen and bath and fabricators
are putting a new twist on designer surface solutions.
When it comes...
Cooper Lighting Opens New Facility
Peachtree City, GA Cooper Lighting, the manufacturer of
incandescent, fluorescent and H.I.D (High Intensity Discharge)
luminaires has announced the opening of SOURCE, the Cooper Lighting
Training Center, at its...
8,000+ Attend Trade Event in California
Long Beach, CA More than 8,000 southern California homebuilding
industry professionals, including many with distinct kitchen/bath
industry ties, attended the Building Industry Association of