Kitchen & Bath Design News
In This Issue: April 2004
Kitchen & Bath Design News is the industry's leading business, design and product resource for the kitchen and bath trade.
Custom Cupboards Hosts Customers
Wichita, KS Custom Cupboards, a semi-custom cabinet manufacturer
based here, has hosted the first of a planned series of training
seminars at its new manufacturing and education facility, the
Use of Stylized Architecture Gives Big Space a Cozy
Designers Race to Finish Line with Ferrari-Inspired
Woodmark Posts Mixed Results
Winchester, VA American Woodmark Corp., the Winchester, VA-based
manufacturer of kitchen, bath and other-room cabinetry, announced
positive results for the company's third fiscal quarter, ended
January 31, 2004, although...
'StonExpo 2004' Set for October
Los Angeles Thousands of stone and design professionals from
around the world will gather in Los Angeles in October at "StonExpo
2004" to explore the latest in natural stone technology, products
and services, and to...
Textural Design, Contemporary Style Punctuate Unique
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Market Off Record Highs, But Still Solid
The housing market may be cooling down a bit from its torrid,
and unsustainable, 2003 pace, but the market for the construction
of new homes and the sales of both new and existing homes is
Media Playing 'Huge Role' in Remodel
Atlanta, GA Interest in residential remodeling, designing and
decorating "is easily at an all-time high" with the media playing
as much of a role in driving "this national obsession" as interest
Distributor Marks 10th
Henderson, NV Cabinet West Distributors Inc., a full-service
supplier of cabinetry and countertops headquartered here, has
celebrated its 10th anniversary serving the southern Nevada market,
the company announced...
Record Income Posted by Masco
Taylor, MI Masco Corp. has reported that net sales from
continuing operations, aided by acquisitions, rose 20% in 2003, to
a record $10.9 billion.
Masco, the Taylor, MI-based parent company of Merillat
04 School Schedule Announced by
Chapel Hill, NC The SEN Buying Group will continue to offer its
two exclusive Sales Schools for kitchen and bath dealers and
designers in 2004, SEN announced.
SEN, headquartered here, has scheduled four schools...
Villeroy & Boch Announces New
Monroe Township, NJ Villeroy & Boch, the bath furnishings
and tile manufacturer based here, has begun a new strategic
initiative, the company has announced.
As part of the plan, the company has...
HADCO Buys Viking Distributors
Greenwood, MS Viking Range Corp. has reached an agreement with
HADCO Distributing, allowing HADCO to purchase the assets of three
Viking-owned distributorships, the appliance manufacturer
"I live in Sheboygan," offered a kitchen dealer
from Wisconsin. Replied another: "I can use e-mail!" ("with help,"
his wife whispered as an aside). "I use a digital camera," was
thrown out by a Denver dealer.
These are all real responses I...
Dramatic Bath Infused with Rich Color, Sharp Contrasts
Design Firm Brings Modern Twist to American
By John Filippelli
BONITA SPRINGS, FL For Carina Stephenson-Stach, v.p. of Rotpunkt
Kitchen, Inc., 70 years of success in Buende, Germany meant just
one thing: It was time to pursue...
It's April, the sun is shining, the birds are singing, and the
men in my life are making me nuts.
My sister thinks it's a full moon thing. My galpal swears it's a
Venus-Mars thing. I'm hoping it's just an "I haven't slept in three
weeks so I'm...
PMI Meeting Set for California
Schaumburg, IL The 2004 Spring Meeting of the Plumbing
Manufacturers Institute (PMI) will take place late this month in
the Sonoma California wine country, the trade association
The annual four-day meeting...
Distributor Opens SC Showroom
Charleston, SC Cregger Co., a plumbing wholesale distributor
with locations in North Carolina, South Carolina and Illinois, has
opened a high-end decorative bath and kitchen gallery in
Charleston, the company announced...