Kitchen & Bath Design News
In This Issue: December 2003
Kitchen & Bath Design News is the industry's leading business, design and product resource for the kitchen and bath trade.
Have you ever noticed that computers never get to be the good
From "Dr. Who" to "The Matrix," mythic history is filled with
computer villains giant machines that take over the universe, World
Wide Webs that ensnare the brains of all human...
CKBER Forms Board of Trustees
Hackettstown, NJ The Center for Kitchen & Bath Education and
Research (CKBER), the non-profit foundation established by the
National Kitchen & Bath Association, has established a Board of
CKBER is the only...
Snaidero Sponsors Charity Walk
Los Angeles Snaidero U.S.A., the high-end cabinet manufacturer,
sponsored the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation's (JDRF) annual
"Walk to Cure Diabetes" this past September.
In addition to "Silver Level...
Masco Honors Blum, Sharp
Taylor, MI Masco Corp., a leading manufacturer of cabinets,
faucets, architectural coatings and other consumer brand-name home
improvement and building products, based here, has named Blum, Inc.
and Sharp Electronics as...
With today's growing emphasis on health and wellness, the
exercise or fitness area has become an important part of the home,
providing an opportunity to flex our design muscles. It may be an
integral or adjacent space to the master suite, or it may...
Cabinet Firm Cited for Growth
Harrisburg, PA Signature Custom Cabinetry, the custom cabinet
manufacturer headquartered here, has been honored for its recent
revenue growth, the company announced.
Signature was honored by the Central Penn Business...
Torrid Home Sales Fueling New
The record pace for both new and existing single-family home sales
into the fourth quarter of 2003 continues to be among the major
factors contributing to growth in residential remodeling, as well
as in shipments...
Al Corwin, Faucet Innovator,
Bloomingdale, IL Al Corwin, an industry innovator and former
president of faucet manufacturer Grohe, died in October, the
company announced. He was 76.
Corwin led Grohe from 1978 until his retirement as chairman...
Häfele Holds Business
New York Häfele America Co. recently offered a two-day
business program at its showroom, based here, aimed at creating
successful liaisons among design professionals.
According to program moderator Ellen Cheever...
DPHA Launches Training
Bethesda, MD The Decorative Hardware & Plumbing Assoc-iation
has issued the first two installments of a comprehensive education
program for showrooms, manufacturers and representatives to train
new staff members, the...
Kohler Co. Town Hall Meeting Cites Design
Kohler, WI Kohler Co. recently hosted a Town Hall
meeting at its headquarters here, designed to discuss pertinent
design trends in the kitchen and bath industry.
Part of the company's three-day...
Staff professionals who understand and can explain the technical and design sophistication of the products featured in our showrooms create a competitive edge.
New Officers Elected by PMI
Schaumburg, IL Jim Westdorp, sector president/global faucets for
Kohler Co., has been elected the 2004 president of the Plumbing
Manufacturers Institute, the PMI announced.
Westdorp, along with other new PMI officers...
MOORESVILLE, NC Racing ahead of the competition, Pippin Home
Designs, Inc. came in first with the NASCAR-affiliated owners of
this new-build home that caters to their high-octane lifestyle.
Located on Lake Norman, here, the home was designed by...
Tile Exhibit Focuses on Mixing of Materials,
BOLOGNA, ITALY Much as Milan and Paris dictate trends in the world
of fashion, Cersaie 2003, the world's largest exhibition of ceramic
tile and bathroom furnishings, again offered some of the...
DreamMaker Ownership Changes
Waco, TX Doug Dwyer, president of DreamMaker Bath & Kitchen
by Worldwide, has purchased full ownership of the national
remodeling franchise from his mother Theresa Dwyer, the company
Terms of the...
The hottest decorative hardware highlights metal finishes with
natural patinas, while multi-functional hardware with options such
as the 'soft-close' feature continues to be strong.
Meetings are something for which we all have a love/hate
feeling. While most of us would agree that they're a vital and
necessary function of everyday business, a lot of us would also
agree that there are too many meetings that are poorly run, or...
Kitchen and bath dealers are increasingly using the Internet
for product research, communication, self-promotion and product
ordering though many are struggling with the best way to harness
its lead-generating possibilities.