Kitchen & Bath Design News
In This Issue: January 2001
Kitchen & Bath Design News is the industry's leading business, design and product resource for the kitchen and bath trade.
Merillat Unveils 'New Identity'
Adrian, MI The big red M that has symbolized Merillat for nearly 30
years has given way to a new identity that incorporates a
custom-sculpted typeface and a bird-in-a-nest icon, the company
Major Industry Stocks Still Traveling South
Stocks associated with the kitchen and bath industry traveled
South in November 2000, along with the rest of Wall Street, as
fourth-quarter earnings warnings dictated the mindset of...
Broan Expands Headquarters,
Hartford, WI Broan Mfg. Inc., North America's largest manufacturer
of home ventilation products, has unveiled a new corporate name
Broan-NuTone LLC and has broken ground on an expansion and
Re-Bath Holds Annual
Mesa, AZ Re-Bath Corp., the major franchisor of acrylic bathtub
liners and wall surround systems, conducted its annual National
Dealer Conference here recently, with more than 150 dealers and
At the end of January and the beginning of February, the
International Solid Surface Fabricators Association (ISSFA) hosts
Solid Surface 2001 at Caesar's Palace in Las Vegas. In just
four years, ISSFA has emerged as the collective and effective...
Rutt, Heritage Create New Business Unit
Lancaster, PA Classic Kitchens, LLC, the parent firm of Rutt
Custom Cabinetry, Heritage Custom Kitchens and St. Charles, has
realigned the three subsidiaries in an effort "to strengthen the
Business may be somewhat harder for kitchen/bath design firms to
stake out in 2001 compared to the past few years, if forecasts are
to be believed about the market softening a bit.
But business in the new year will no doubt continue to boom...
Kohler, Sterling To
Kohler, WI Kohler Co. will be integrating its Illinois-based
Sterling plumbing operations with the Kohler organization, the
plumbing products manufacturer said.
Kohler, which announced the...
Designers Customize Kitchen’s Exotic
By John Filippelli
ST. CHARLES, IL—Creating a kitchen for a custom home can pose
some unique problems for designers, since the lack of a homeowner
can mean the design ends up looking "generic...
BKBG Marks 5th Anniversary,
Houston, TX Bath and Kitchen Buying Group (BKBG), one of the
leading buying groups aimed at kitchen and bath dealers, has
celebrated its fifth anniversary and elected its officers and board
Suggestions for Supporting Solid Surface
By Russ Lee
A few years ago, one of my dealer customers asked me to build an
18" solid surface overhang on an island cabinet. Located in the
middle of a large kitchen, the island was...
Thoughts About Shakespeare and the Industry
by Stephen Vlachos
"To be or not to be, that is the question." We all recognize
that famous line by William Shakespeare. If the playwright were
around today, he would probably spend his time with...
In each space that we help to create, our clients challenge us
to bring in color that will express their personality, add interest
and impact, and enhance the design. The colors we choose must be
both current and timeless, which can sometimes be a...
Kitchen Design Teaches the Value of
by Richard Moss
To understand the concept of "composition" in kitchen design, it's
important to look at far more than just the aesthetics of a room.
To illustrate this, Bathrooms & Kitchens Magazine...
A three-pronged trend toward larger bath quarters, a greater number
of bathrooms per house and an increased interest in luxury,
spa-like amenities has meant good news for the whirlpool market,
with consumers increasingly looking toward whirlpools...
Kitchen Tune-Up Franchise Experiences
By Susan Harper
ABERDEEN, SDIt's a sad but true fact that age takes a toll on all
of us. For a kitchen, no matter how much money and care is put into
its creation, marks and scratches accumulate, and...
Elkay Relocates Distribution in IL
Oak Brook, IL Elkay Manufacturing Co. has relocated its
warehouse and distribution activities from its Broadview, IL sink
manufacturing facility to a new facility in Bolingbrook, IL, the
Triangle Pacific Unaffected by
Addison, TX Triangle Pacific and all of its subsidiaries will
not have its day-to-day business operations affected by last
month's Chapter 11 filing by its parent company, Armstrong...