Kitchen & Bath Design News
In This Issue: September 2002
Kitchen & Bath Design News is the industry's leading business, design and product resource for the kitchen and bath trade.
Broan, NKBA Announce Design Competition
Hartford, WI Broan-NuTone, manufacturer of quality air
filtration, ventilation and household convenience products, based
here, and the Hackettstown, NJ-based National Kitchen & Bath
Association, have jointly...
V-T Industries Acquires Sani-Top
Holstein, IA V-T Industries, Inc., the manufacturer of
postformed countertops based here, has announced the acquisition of
the Gardena, CA-based Sani-Top, Inc.
With the move, the Sani-Top brand name will...
The key to successful worrying is knowing what to worry about and when to worry.
Market Remains Torrid Through Heat of
The housing and related kitchen/bath markets, fueled by continued
strong demand and low interest rates, continued on their torrid
growth pace as summer got underway in earnest, according to the
Wood-Mode Celebrates 60 Years
Kreamer, PA Wood-Mode, Inc., the manufacturer of custom and
semi-custom cabinetry, based here, is celebrating its 60th
Owned and managed by Robert L. Gronlund, chairman and CEO, the
Remodelers' Show Set for Next Month
Indianapolis The Remodelers' Show 2002, the annual trade show
and educational conference aimed at residential remodelers,
designers, builders, architects and related trade professionals,
will take place from Oct...
Delta Faucet Begins Expansion
Greensburg, IN State and local dignitaries joined in mid-July
with executives from Delta Faucet Co. and parent corporation,
Masco, to break ground on an expansion of Delta's Greensburg, IN
manufacturing facility, the...
Kitchen Tune-Up Conducts Meeting
Aberdeen, SD Kitchen Tune-Up, the national wood care franchise
system, conducted its annual Summer Reunion training session at its
corporate headquarters here in July, the company announced.
The program included...
Canyon Creek Upgrades Warranty
Monroe, WA Canyon Creek Cabinet Co. has introduced a new Limited
Lifetime warranty which replaces the manufacturer's previous
three-year warranty "and reflects the company's strong commitment
to quality products...
'Managing for Profit' Series to Continue in
Hackensack, NJ Next month concludes the 2002 "Managing for
Profit" seminar series, while plans have been announced for an
expanded seminar series in 2003, Kitchen & Bath Design News
Key Demographic Changes Seen Altering
Kitchen and bath retailers and manufacturers should ready
themselves for a long, slow demographic shift that will eventually
create new markets, alter the customer base for kitchens and baths,
Most kitchen and bath dealers are salespeople first and business people second.
Kohler Products Win Design Awards
Kohler, WI Two of Kohler's home spa bathing products the "sok"
overflowing bath and the laminar-flow bath filler have been named
recipients of prestigious Gold and Silver Industrial Design
Excellence Awards (IDEAs...
ISSFA Approves Standards for Solid
Henderson, NV The International Solid Surface Fabricators
Association (ISSFA) has approved a formal set of guidelines that
classifies and sets standards for solid surfacing material, the
Irpinia Kitchens Expands Operations
Richmond Hill, Ontario Irpinia Kitchens, the kitchen cabinet
manufacturer previously based in Concord, Ontario, is expanding
from its former 25,000-sq.-ft. plant into a factory more than
60,000 sq. ft. in size...
A growing 55+ population with a greater disposable income than ever
leads to new design and remodeling opportunities for kitchen and
By Janice Anne Costa
Once viewed primarily as a small...
New England Design Firm Just Wants To Have
By Daina Darzin Manning
TYNGSBORO, MAMany companies run into trouble expanding,
diversifying and keeping a comprehensive staff in house. But for
Marlowe Building and Design, this approach turned...
Solid Surface 'Stars' in Fabricator's Dream
By John Filippelli
BURLINGTON, MAAfter spending some 30 years helping make other
people's high-end design dreams come true, Jack Hussey, designer
and owner of Jack's Custom Woodworking, decided...
Family Studio Offers New Profit Niche for
By John Filippelli
CHICAGO As most designers know, monitoring the ever-changing pulse
of client preferences can be a difficult task. But, many times,
with changing consumer desires come new...
Managing a Larger Group of Employees
Okay, so your cabinet shop isn't Enron or IBMor even the local
supermarket, come to think of it. You don't have lots of employees
spread out in different locations. You run a shop, building and
ATLANTIC CITY, NJCharged with creating an attractive country
kitchen while subtly incorporating Universal Design elements, the
design team of John Kelly, ASID, Dan Parks and Rex Pace had to
become flexible. In fact, an adaptable design approach...