Kitchen & Bath Design News
In This Issue: January 2003
Kitchen & Bath Design News is the industry's leading business, design and product resource for the kitchen and bath trade.
Uncertainties Fail To Dampen Market
Against a backdrop of the war on terrorism and shaky consumer
confidence, the housing market and related kitchen/bath sector
continue to post impressive results, with 2002 witnessing new
annual highs on a number...
NKBA Announces 2003 Leaders
Hackettstown, NJ The National Kitchen & Bath Association
(NKBA) has recently announced the association's 2003 Executive
Named as president was Les Petrie, CMKBD, of Mother Hubbard's
Custom Cabinetry and one...
A 2002 filled with surprises, unexpected fluctuations and a
robust kitchen/bath market leads to a cautiously optimistic
forecast for 2003 unless, of course, there's a surprise.
By Daina Darzin Manning
It was a year that...
Luxury Show a Sell-Out; Two More Planned in
San Francisco, CA Bringing together hundreds of high-end kitchen
and bath design professionals and manufacturers of some of the top
luxury products on the market today, The Luxury Kitchen and...
Viking Gives Gift to Wine Facility
Greenwood, MS Viking Range Corp., the originator of
commercial-type cooking products for the home, has presented the
Culinary Institute of America (CIA) at Greystone in St. Helena, CA
with a major financial gift...
K&BDN Scholarships Available in '03
Hackensack, NJ A scholarship program aimed at
assisting the educational endeavors of promising kitchen/bath
design students at NKBA-endorsed colleges will be offered for the
third year by Kitchen & Bath Design...
Cheever Cited for Design Portfolio
Wilmington, DE Ellen Cheever, CMKBD, ASID, the well-known designer,
author and kitchen/bath industry educator, has been recognized for
her achievements in 2002 by the nation's leading trade association
As a responsible business owner, what areas of your business will earn the greatest return from an investment?
Components Firm Changes Name
La Crosse, WI Cabinet Factory, Inc., a manufacturer
of custom components for cabinetry, has changed its name to
WalzCraft Industries, Inc., the company announced.
The name change, effective Jan. 1, is part of...
Gaggenau Cited for Appliance Designs
Huntington Beach, CA Several major built-in
appliances manufactured by Gaggenau have been honored in the "2002
Good Design" competition, sponsored by the Chicago Athenaeum Museum
of Architecture and Design...
Demand for whirlpools, spas, saunas and steambaths remains strong as consumers continue to invest in products that offer an escape from the stresses of a hectic world.
French Country Kitchen Design Showcases Function and
By Barbara Capella Loehr
WYOMISSING, PACrafting a dream kitchen certainly may be chock full
of challenges, but when a designer comes across a client who knows
exactly what she...
Winner Named In Kitchen Remodel Competition
Schaefferstown, PA Co-sponsor Plain & Fancy Custom Cabinetry
has announced the winner of the This Old House "Dream Kitchen
Contest" Mike & Heidi Smith of Chicago and the commencement of
Wilsonart Opens NY Metro Center
Temple, TX Wilsonart Inter-national, the Temple, TX-based
manufacturer of laminate and other surfacing products, has opened
its newest metro center and in-house company distributorship in a
suburb of New York City...
Super-Affluent Consumers Seen Offering Opportunities for
LOS ANGELES, CA While consumers at the mid-range of the market
may be feeling the pinch of an uncertain economy, the
ultra-affluent consumer continues to represent a strong and...
Master suites are our sanctuary, an area away from the stress of
daily life and work, and we are seeing sitting rooms, morning
kitchens (or at the least a coffee maker) and luxurious master
bathrooms becoming standard requests to complete the suite...
It's important to take a look at the tools of our trade and review them periodically to make sure that they're honed properly.
Design Firm Turns Branding Into an Art
By John Filippelli
WINTER PARK, FL Just as a good painter must expertly mix colors and
textures, Joan DesCombes believes that blending the creative and
practical sides of a business is the best way...