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.
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...
ISH N. America Termed a Success
Toronto ISH North America's 2002 event, aimed at the plumbing
products and kitchen/bath industries, "exceeded expectations" at
its premiere here last month, show sponsors said.
According to the show's organizers...
Italian Tile Contest Open for Entries
New York The Italian ceramic tile industry has announced a call
for entries in the 10th edition of the Ceramic Tiles of Italy
The annual awards program sponsored by Assopiastrelle...
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
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...
By John Filippelli
Designers understand that, in addition to being stylish, kitchen
remodels need to be functional and safe. Nowhere are these issues
more important than when remodeling a kitchen for seniors. In...
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...