Kitchen & Bath Design News
In This Issue: January 2004
Kitchen & Bath Design News is the industry's leading business, design and product resource for the kitchen and bath trade.
Delta Opens TN Distribution Hub
Jackson, TN Delta Faucet Co.'s new Central Distribution Center
in Jackson, TN is now operational, with company officials saying
they expect a majority of Delta's volume to be shipped out of the
facility by mid-2004...
First place: Viking Range
Corp. Innovative Culinary Arts
Center Heats Up Appliance Buying
Viking Range Corp. has taken a novel approach to familiarizing
customers with its appliances through the operation of the...
Kraftmaid Ad Sets Record for
Middlefield, OH Kraftmaid Cabinetry has reported record calls as
a result of the company's new television advertising campaign.
Citing an increase of some 200% in call volume, the company
noted that the ad...
Pocket Door Frame Kit: Fits
doorways up to 5 feet wide and 9 feet high. It also accommodates a
range of door widths and weights. Doors can be as narrow as 1 1/8
in. as wide as 1 3/4 in. thick and weigh up to 125...
NKBA Names '04 Leadership
Hackettstown, NJ The National Kitchen & Bath
Association has announced its 2004 Executive Committee, with
Beverly Dalton assuming the role of president of the Hackettstown,
NJ-based trade association.
Dalton, the owner of...
Traditional Faucet: Whitehaus
Collection's traditional-style faucet features a two-position
sprayhead made from solid brass with thermo cooling installation.
Other features include a non-corrosive, built-in aerator and...
Hot tub with plasma TV. The Galaxy
hot tub comes complete with a retractable 42-in. plasma TV. With
the press of a button, the 42-in. plasma screen and four speakers
rise from within the hot tub's shell. An additional subwoofer...
Steam Shower Generators:
ThermaSol's steam bath products include SteamShower Generators with
features that include the ability to install the unit 50 ft. from
enclosure without having to upsize the unit, notes the firm.
Today, marketers are becoming more sophisticated, realizing there are huge disparities in purchasing patterns among households with similar demographics.
Architectural Series Garden
Windows: The garden window features a single piece of bent
glass between top and bottom of unit with an optional Dupont Corian
seat. Operating casement side panels feature a multi-point...
AHAM Applauds Steel Tariff Repeal
Washington, DC The Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers
has applauded President Bush's decision to repeal steel tariffs
that were implemented some 20 months ago.
"This decision was needed to maintain...
NY 'Luxury Event' Termed a
New York The Luxury Kitchen and Bath Collection is terming its
first-ever event in New York City a "phenomenal success," and has
announced plans to return the show to Los Angeles this year.
The Luxury Collection...
Beyond Countertops and Kitchen Applications
By Russ Lee
One of the best ways for increasing the profitability of an
operation is to examine its existing customer base and look for
ways to sell those clients more of what you provide...
Why is it that many owners show only a
marginal or even a negative net worth on their balance sheets?
Kitchen Tune-Up and Quality Cabinets Team
DENVER Kitchen Tune-Up (KTU), the major nationwide cabinet refacing
franchising firm, has launched a joint showroom venture with
Quality Cabinets of Colorado, the companies announced.
I believe in all of our people both individually and collectively. If you don't have confidence in the people who work with or for you, you will never enjoy maximum success.
Countertop & Surfacing Materials
Fused Glass Line: Kurt McVay Art
Glass offers plates, bowls, sushi trays, and food-safe platters in
functional fused glass. In addition to the core body of glasswork,
contemporary oval-shaped plates in three...
Signs Evident For 'Soft Landing'
Housing starts and both new- and existing-home sales, among the key
economic factors affecting the kitchen/bath market, all began their
anticipated minor retreat as the first quarter got underway
pointing toward a...
Proposed Lumber Pact Seen Harming Home
Washington, DC A proposed quota settlement of the longstanding
U.S./Canada softwood lumber dispute "represents a blow to free
trade that would harm consumers, housing affordability and millions