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
Pursuing a 'New' Bottom Line
January is traditionally a time for new beginnings. It's a time
where we make New Year's resolutions, both personal and
professional, to improve the quality of our lives, our health, our
work, our finances and our...
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...
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.
Design Contest Seeking Entries
Leesburg, VA The National Terrazzo & Mosaic Association,
which cites excellence in terrazzo installation through its annual
"Honor Awards Competition," is opening up the annual design
competition for the first time to...
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...
Constructive Signs Up Ahead
A year of national tragedy, dot.com disasters and stock market
turbulence spawns a surprisingly optimistic economic forecast for
By Daina Darzin Manning
September's tragic events seemed like the death knell...
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...
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...
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...
Contemporary Kitchen Reflects Designers'
By John Filippelli
BELLEVUE, WAFor some designers, seeing a project from the client's
point of view can give them a new perspective one that truly
reflects the consumer's innermost needs. Realizing...
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...
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
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...
Broan-NuTone Dedicates New WI Headquarters
Hartford, WI Broan-NuTone LLC, North America's largest manufacturer
of home ventilation products, has dedicated its newly renovated and
enlarged world headquarters, topping off a year of expansion...