Kitchen & Bath Design News
In This Issue: December 2004
Kitchen & Bath Design News is the industry's leading business, design and product resource for the kitchen and bath trade.
Atlas Homewares Cited in Contest
Glendale, CA Atlas Homewares and its style leader Adrienne Morea
have garnered two top nominations in the 2004 "Stevie Awards," the
first-ever national competition honoring female entrepreneurs, the
Fortune Brands Posts Sales Gains
Taylor, MI Market share gains, new product introductions and
positive economic conditions impacting the new home construction
and home improvement markets resulted in sales and income growth
for Masco Corp. in the...
Nuway Donation Benefits Hospital
Mount Vernon, NY Nuway Kitchen Showrooms, a major New York-area
kitchen design firm, has made a "substantial donation" to a local
children's hospital, according to the company.
Nuway donated the proceeds raised...
Technology is becoming increasingly prevalent in kitchen and
bath dealers' day-to-day business dealings, with many expressing
more satisfaction than in years past with online
By Janice Anne Costa
After years of...
Barry to Speak At '05 'Coverings'
Alexandria, VA Syndicated columnist and humorist Dave Barry will
be the keynote speaker for the Coverings 2005 trade show, aimed at
the flooring, ceramic tile and stone market, show organizers
Sub-Zero/Wolf Contest Open for Design
Madison, WI Sub-Zero Freezer Co. and its sister corporation,
Wolf Appliance Co., have announced an official call for entries for
their jointly-sponsored 2004/2005 Kitchen Design Contest.
Home Builders Show Set for Next Month in
Orlando, FL With the building market continuing to demonstrate
continued resiliency and strength, organizers are looking forward
to a strong home-building trade show and educational conference
The nation's booming housing market which has resulted in an equally robust market for kitchens and baths should hold up in 2005, although activity is expected to be off of its 2004 peak, according to the latest reported economic and market barometers.
Coverings Calls for Contest entrants
Alexandria, VA Coverings has announced a call for entrants for
its 2005 Spectrum Awards and 2005 PRISM Stone in Architecture
Awards competitions, respectively.
Designed to honor outstanding examples of...
What if you decide to build a new showroom? Along
with the decision to build comes a seemingly endless stream of other decisions, big and small, but all-important to the outcome of the final product.
Top of the Line
By John Filippelli
Wrapped in sleek, stylish packaging, forward-thinking functionality
and efficient storage options are the the calling cards of 2004's
most in-demand products, as decided by you, the readers of Kitchen
NEW LONDON, CTThe elegant home used for Showhouse 2004 in New
London, CT has a spectacular view of the beach and Long Island
Sound. Unfortunately, that view could not be enjoyed from the
second floor master bathroom.
So when architectural...
A house with a newly remodeled kitchen and/or a nicely appointed bathroom can increase its value substantially, and it can sell much faster.
Most people are aware of the now-famous phrase "Houston, we have a problem." But for Julie Koch and the staff of Elegant Additions, based here, solving problems for Houston design professionals is just business as usual.
The new owners of a 1920's picturesque home set in the woods found that their kitchen was a cramped, dark space with failing fixtures, dated cabinetry and cracked floor tiles.
Knowing the consumer psyche can help design professionals craft a memorable first impression when consumers come calling: a prospect that can rapidly boost a firm's bottom line.
Builders, Remodelers Aim Effort at Seniors
Washington, DC Builders and remodelers around the country last
month marked the second annual "National Aging in Place Week," an
effort to educate consumers about planning to ensure home safety
Our office was asked to work with the architectural firm designing the new General Mills headquarters on
the replacements for their kitchens. We faced some unusual
challenges, and both the process and the results might provide you with some new...
Casa Bella's showroom plays on its prime location by featuring work from local craftsmen.
Surveys are a great way to acquire interesting information though not always the information you were originally
Broan Distributors Meet for Training
Hartford, WI Best by Broan distributors from across North
America converged on Milwaukee recently for the 2004 "Best by Broan
All Stars Training Camp."
More than 130 attendees representing 18 distributors...
Is the educated consumer the showroom's best customer? The answer is a resounding yes.
DPHA Elects Slate Of New Officers
Bethesda, MD Bill Fiddler, president of the Honolulu-based W.H.
Fiddler Company, Ltd., has been elected president of the Decorative
Plumbing & Hardware Association.
The Bethesda, MD-based DPHA, which represents...
In many situations, a clear way to more profitability (not necessarily in percentages, but often in actual dollars) is by growing your company