Kitchen & Bath Design News
In This Issue: August 2003
Kitchen & Bath Design News is the industry's leading business, design and product resource for the kitchen and bath trade.
Woodmark Posts Record Fiscal Year
Winchester, VA American Woodmark Corp., the Winchester, VA-based
cabinet manufacturing company, has reported record results for the
company's fourth quarter and full fiscal year ended April 30, 2003,
Design Firm Discovers Building Block for
HILLSDALE, NJ When it comes to identifying the key building blocks
to their company's success, the principals at Ken Bauer Inc. point
to a unique sales and design tool they've been employing for...
You hear a lot these days about the dramatic impact
technology is having on the kitchen and bath industry.
You hear it all the time, from virtually all
You hear, for example, about how technology is
literally creating new...
Low Mortgage Rates Fuel Market
The U.S. housing market fueled by declining mortgage interest
rates, strong home-buying activity and continued high levels of
refinancing continued at mid-year to remain the nation's leading
Herbeau Creations Building New Facility in
Naples, FL Herbeau Creations of America, a leading manufacturer of
hand-crafted, period-style kitchen and bath fixtures, has conducted
an informal ground-breaking ceremony to initiate the start...
AHAM Testifies On Opposition To Steel
Washington, DC The Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers
(AHAM) has formally expressed its opposition to tariffs on imported
steel, contending that the tariffs should be terminated "in order
RICHMOND, VA A passion for geology, cooking and entertaining served
as a natural inspiration for this contemporary kitchen remodel,
which features a wealth of earthy materials. However, a mid-project
change created a major challenge for designer...
Take a look at your selling experiences ' in particular the sales you wanted that somehow got away ' to see if the problem was related to design, price, timing, your services or the fact that you lost control along the way.
Create Healthier Lifestyles Through Design:
When designers begin discussing changes to a client's kitchen,
perhaps they should seek to change more than just the design of the
space. Indeed, remodeling the kitchen offers numerous...
Merchandise Mart Relocates Center
Chicago Merchandise Mart Properties, Inc., based here, has
announced plans for the expansion and relocation of its Kitchen,
Bath & Building Design Center. The move will provide increased
visibility for its...
Sub-Zero/Wolf Open Showroom, Culinary
Atlanta Westye Group SE, Inc., a major high-end appliance
distributor with headquarters in Orlando, FL, has opened an
expansive Sub-Zero/Wolf Showroom and Wolf Culinary Center in a
suburb of Atlanta...
Vent-A-Hood Posts Record Quarter
Richardson, Texas Vent-A-Hood, the Richardson, TX-based
manufacturer of stock and custom-made residential range hoods, has
posted the best quarter in the company's 70-year history,
Vent-A-Hood officials announced...
Kitchen and bath dealers are keeping a close eye on and even
doing business with some up-and-coming e-commerce supply
Promotions Mark Frigidaire Line's 85th
Augusta, GA The Electrolux Group, a leading producer of
appliances for the kitchen, is celebrating the 85th anniversary of
its Frigidaire line by offering special dealer and consumer
2003 Seminar Series Set to Conclude Next
Hackensack, NJ The 2003 "Designing For Profit"
educational series, the all-day educational conference program
developed by Kitchen & Bath Design News and the National
Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA...
Kitchen Tune-Up Offers New Program
Richardson, Texas Kitchen Tune-Up, a leading home-improvement
franchise system, based here, has introduced a new Small Market
Franchise Program, the company has announced.
According to company founder and...
Tile/Stone Expo Set for Miami
North Palm Beach, FL Trade Show International, based here, has
announced plans for the Pan American Stone and Tile Expo to return
to Miami Beach, FL, said Skip Mason, president of TSI.
Set for March 30-April 1, 2004...
Decorative Hoods Can Add Warmth to Designs, Experts
Looking to add some fire to your next kitchen design? Well,
according to leading design experts, decorative mantle hoods are a
popular way to make class and warmth the focal points of...
K/BIS 2005 Set For Las Vegas
Hackettstown, NJ The National Kitchen & Bath
Association (NKBA) and its trade show partner have announced that
the 2005 Kitchen/Bath Industry Show will take place for the first
time ever in Las Vegas. The announcement...
Today's most innovative showrooms don't simply offer
products, they offer a memorable, full-sensory, interactive
By Philip D. Zaleon
What does it take to have an innovative kitchen and bath
For some dealers...
Crystal Design Winners Feature Eye for Detail,
PRINCETON, MN For many designers, satisfying their client with a
personalized space is the most fulfilling part of the job. But,
sometimes, their creativity and attention to detail is so...
I made a recommendation that surprised my contractor friend and his client. I suggested that they install a freestanding range rather than a cooktop and separate built-in oven.
Luxury Collection To Debut Designer Vignette
New York A series of Designer Vignettes will be unveiled at the
upcoming Luxury Kitchen and Bath Collection event, to be held here
November 20-22, show sponsors announced.