Kitchen & Bath Design News
In This Issue: December 2002
Kitchen & Bath Design News is the industry's leading business, design and product resource for the kitchen and bath trade.
Christmas is coming, and the goose isn't the only thing getting
fat. Probably I should stop baking holiday cookies by the dozens,
stop mistaking chocolate Santas for breakfast food and stop
attending parties where egg nog is omnipresent...
A long period of economic expansion and prosperity has led many in our society to develop a sense of entitlement that had not been present previously.
I recently witnessed a commanding presentation on the concept of
empowerment. While I practice empowerment in my own business, the
presentation reminded me of its importance in all businesses.
Empowerment is not about giving power to people; it...
Survey: Comfort, Style More Critical Than Home
PITTSBURGH, PA Americans traditionally think big, in everything
from the cars they drive to the sprawling mini-mansions a growing
number of people are calling their home. However, they...
Luxury Show Set for NY, Vegas in '03
Dallas Luxury Kitchen and Bath Collection organizers have
announced that they will be conducting two events in 2003, aimed at
meeting the trade show and educational needs of the high-end
kitchen and bath market...
SEN, Software Firm Announce Alliance
Chapel Hill, NC The SEN Buying Group has formed a strategic
alliance with TheKitchenPond to produce a "unique, new business
software program," available exclusively for use by SEN membership,
the Chapel Hill, NC...
All About Quality
When it comes to specifying kitchen and bath products,
quality really is king, with product and service quality the top
factors impacting which products dealers decide to specify, a new
K&BDN survey reports.
By Janice Anne...
NKBA, NARI to Partner at K/BIS And in Leg.
Hackettstown, NJ The National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA)
and the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI) have
reached an agreement for NARI to be a "presenting partner...
Solid Surface 2003, Annual ISSFA Show, Set for
Las Vegas Solid Surface 2003, the annual trade show and
educational conference sponsored by the International Solid Surface
Fabricators Association (ISSFA), is scheduled to open a three-day
Moen Competition Aimed at Faucetry
North Olmsted, OH Moen Inc. has launched a new competition open
to student members of the American Society of Interior Designers
(ASID) and aimed at the design of bathroom faucetry, the company
Int'l Design Contest Winners Announced
Croydon, U.K. Three U.S. and two Canadian designers have won the
right to represent their countries at the International Bathroom
and Kitchen Designer Awards, to be held next month in London.
Positive Attitude Can Make a Major Difference When
Closing a Sale
There's an old joke about two kids in a stable. They see a big
pile of manure. One is disgusted, but the other yells "Yippee!" and
begins shoveling through the manure joyously...
Tips Offered For Prevention Of Costly Fires at the
"Fire is our friend," the old hermit told Frankenstein's
That's certainly not true, however, if you're in the kitchen and
bath industry. A fire at the workplace or job site...
Kitchen countertops, bath vanities and tub/shower enclosures are
the best known applications for solid surface materials, and these
account for the vast majority of residential sales. However, these
are by no means the only possibilities for use of...
Company Shifts Focus to Meet Consumers'
By Denise D. Vermeulen
ITASCA, IL Using a host of tools from showroom maps and a
comprehensive educational program for staff to the firm's global
positioning satellite (used to locate delivery...
Design Interactive Studio Offers Hands-on
By John Filippelli
BUCKHEAD, GA Much akin to an actor on stage, the Insperience Studio
is attempting to break down the fourth wall between dealers and
Recently introduced by...
Experts Offer Helpful Hints for Addressing Recurring
Every kitchen and bath design firm, like every life, has
problems. They come with the territory, and many times seem
But, regardless of what business problems you face...
DPHA Conference Focuses on Training
Washington, DC Training and technology were the hot topics among
members of the Decorative Plumbing & Hardware Association
(DPHA) as the association kicked off its first annual conference,
held here recently...
2002 Finishing Strong Despite Economic
Despite the deterioration in the stock market, the sluggish
economic recovery, and declining consumer confidence resulting from
global and domestic uncertainties, the housing industry and...
Tips for Using Woodcarvings to Add Style and Value to
At a time when the stock market is experiencing extreme ups and
downs, and other investment opportunities are standing on shaky
ground, real estate continues to look more and more...