Kitchen & Bath Design News
In This Issue: January 2002
Kitchen & Bath Design News is the industry's leading business, design and product resource for the kitchen and bath trade.
LBS Moves to Larger Headquarters
Glendale Heights, IL Luxury Bath Systems, Inc. (LBS), the
bathroom remodeling franchising company headquartered here,
has opened a new, expanded headquarters facility, the company
announced last month.
SEN Marks its Seventh Anniversary
Pittsburgh, PA The Signature Executive Network (SEN), the first
buying group formed for kitchen and bath design firms, marked its
seventh anniversary at its recent Fall Conference here. The
three-day event, held in...
2001 Concludes On Favorable Note
The past year, fraught with difficulties and uncertainties, came to
a close on an optimistic note, as key kitchen/bath industry
barometers remained generally favorable and forecasts remained
positive even in the...
KraftMaid Workers Assist Needy
Middlefield, OH Plant employees at KraftMaid's three production
facilities have raised more than $31,000 to assist churches and
other need-based organizations in Northeast Ohio during the holiday
season, the company...
Luxury Collection Gets Rave Reviews
Boca Raton, FL The Luxury Kitchen & Bath Collection 2001, a
two-day networking, education and product event held in late
November, has received an "extraordinary" response from both
attendees and sponsoring...
Cabinet Firm Expands Space
Wichita, KS Custom Cupboards, a manufacturer of custom kitchen
and bath cabinetry based here, has expanded its manufacturing and
office space, the company has announced.
The 47,000-sq.-ft. expansion marked the 20th...
NKBA Joins as Group's Sponsor
Hackettstown, NJ The National Kitchen and Bath Association
(NKBA) has become a sponsor of the Manufacturer Representatives
Educational Research Foundation (MRERF), a Geneva, IL-based
consortium of industry-specific...
Trio of Industry Pioneers Die as 2001
Three notable kitchen and bath industry figures passed
away during the past several months, leaving behind a rich
legacy of accomplishments.
Moe Kessler, John "Jack" Moore and Arthur Shapiro...
Lack of focus actually creates an environment where other problems are born, making them somewhat self-perpetuating.
New Board of Directors Named By NKBA
Hackettstown, NJ New members of the board of directors have been
elected for 2002 by the National Kitchen and Bath Association,
organization officials have announced.
Elected by members of the NKBA, based here...
ISSFA Event Set For Next Month In Las Vegas
Henderson, NV The International Solid Surface Trade Show and
Expo also known as Solid Surface 2002 is scheduled to mark its
fifth anniversary next month in Las Vegas, show organizers
Many kitchen countertops are made in standardized sizes and
shapes. Typically, they are about 25" deep, and are either
rectangular in shape, or joined together to form simple "L" shapes
or "U" shapes. In such simple kitchen layouts, it's usually...
Cookie cutter kitchens went out with the home plans of the post
World War II era, and fortunately for us, most projects today
include some difficult parameters, unusual site conditions, budget
limitations and incredible expectations from clients...
NKBA Seeking Meeting on Practice Codes
Hackettstown, NJ Officials from the National Kitchen & Bath
Association are "hoping to meet" within the next two months with
representatives from the American Society of Interior Designers
(ASID) to better...
European Kitchen Features Function With
By John Filippelli
TRONDHEIM, NORWAYRepeat business usually takes a designer only as
far as the next room over. However, for Troy L. Adams, CKD, and
president of Honolulu, HI and Los Angeles...