Kitchen & Bath Design News
In This Issue: June 2003
Kitchen & Bath Design News is the industry's leading business, design and product resource for the kitchen and bath trade.
KWC Announces Design Contest
Norcross, GA KWC Faucets, the kitchen/bath faucet, sink and
accessories manufacturer based here, has launched an annual design
competition, the company announced.
The design competition is open to any project...
Fisher & Paykel Starts Division Aimed at
Irvine, CA Firming its growing presence in the U.S. market, Fisher
& Paykel has formed a Builder Sales Division, aimed at
improving brand awareness and sales in the home-builder channel,
Experts Offer Tips for How to Maximize Showroom
For designers who want to add more "show" to their showrooms so
that customers will browse longer and ultimately buy more it's
critical to look at both the showroom's fundamental aesthetics...
Enkeboll Designs Names Winners Of Design
Carson, CA Enkeboll Designs, the Carson, CA-based manufacturer of
architectural carvings, has announced the winners of its first
annual design contest.
Named as first-place winners were James and...
BEMA Announces Award Winners
Topeka, KS The Bath Enclosure Manufacturers Association (BEMA), a
non-profit association dedicated to the promotion of bath
enclosures, has named the winners of its Seventh Annual Design
Awards Competition, the...
Tips Given to Avoid Staff 'Peaking'
Keeping your sales staff from "peaking" or beginning to falter
just when they're on top of their game should be a prime goal of
sales managers in the kitchen and bath industry.
That's the view of John Graham...
Canyon Creek Gives to Charities
Monroe, WA Canyon Creek Cabinetry Co. has donated its cabinetry to
two charity homes, the company has announced.
The company's Cornerstone Legend cabinetry in oak was featured
in the Skagit Habitat for Humanity's...
Here's a few questions for design professionals to
ask themselves the next time they sit down to design a kitchen:
During the design process, do you think about the kitchen's
aesthetic qualities, or about uncovering ways to build extra...
Rotpunkt Kitchen Sets Expansion
Bonita Springs, FL Rotpunkt Kitchen, Inc., a high-end kitchen
cabinet manufacturer whose U.S. headquarters is based here, will be
expanding with a new showroom in Atlanta next year, the company
'03 Conference Series Termed 'Exceptional
Hackensack, NJ The 2003 "Designing For Profit" educational series,
the all-day conference program developed by Kitchen & Bath
Design News and the National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA),
Business costs are on the rise, while gross profit margins
continue to challenge kitchen and bath dealers, a new K&BDN
By Janice Anne Costa
Business costs are climbing at a much higher rate than...
Decorá Supports Charity
Jasper, IN Decorá, a division of MasterBrand Cabinets, Inc.,
has donated kitchen cabinetry for the "Mansion in May" project that
will raise funds for the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit of Morristown
'Home-Shopping' Center to be Opened in Ohio
Jeffersonville, OH Plans are underway to open what is being
called the country's "first home-themed shopping center" here,
The shopping center, to be called "HomeWorks," will offer...
Design Firm Builds Business With a Personal
By John Filippelli
CHANDLER, AZ Lots of designers talk about customer service, but
Wayne and Linda Minde, principals of Tri-Lite Builders, really know
how to lend a handor, in this case, a...
Clear, Concise 'Leadership' Skills Are Seen as Key to
Kitchen and bath firm owners and managers need to truly "lead"
if they want to increase productivity, retain key employees and
make the most of the company's talent pool. In...
Kohler Co. Initiates Design
Kohler, WI Kohler Co. has launched a year-long "Complete Design
Solutions" cross-country road trip in four custom-built trucks
outfitted with a variety of Kohler kitchen and bath products, the
Consultant Suggests Cross-Cultural Marketing to Expand
Designers seeking to diversify their firm's marketing approach
should expand their horizons and consider targeting the rapidly
increasing cross-cultural consumer market.
Do you have the winning characteristics of a champion? Do you
feel you are capable of being on top?
ClosetMaid Ups Offerings in Home
Ocala, FL ClosetMaid, a leading supplier of home storage and
organization products, has announced a major expansion of its
product line into every area of the home, including an emphasis on
kitchen storage, the...