Kitchen & Bath Design News
In This Issue: March 2004
Kitchen & Bath Design News is the industry's leading business, design and product resource for the kitchen and bath trade.
CotY Winners Named by NARI
Des Plaines, IL One hundred and twenty-one regional
"Contractor of the Year" (CotY) winners, plus three honorable
mentions, were named by the National Association of the Remodeling
Industry during this year's regional...
Keystone Wood Gets OSHA Award
Lancaster, PA Keystone Wood Specialties, the manufacturer of
solid wood cabinet doors, drawer fronts and dovetailed drawer
boxes, has been officially awarded the prestigious "SHARP"
Certificate from the U.S department...
Builders' Show Sets Records
Las Vegas This year's International Builders' Show, the massive
exhibition of building products conducted here, set records for
both attendance and exhibit space, according to the show's sponsor,
the National Association...
The New American Home continues to evolve along with the New
American homeowner and the design parameters for 21st-century
kitchens and baths.
However, it's not entirely certain yet whether many of today's
kitchen and bath designers are fully in...
Format for Roundtables Revised by
Chapel Hill, NC A revised Dealer Executive Roundtable program
that will "accelerate increased growth and profitability" for
members has been implemented by the SEN Buying Group, the
organization announced last...
As businesses have become more complex, so have the human
resources functions. These now encompass everything from assessing staffing needs to launching effective training initiatives, interpreting federal and state codes, and implementing policies...
Kitchen, Bath Trends Pinpointed Among Home
LAS VEGAS American homes continue to get larger and more
elaborate and continue to change, as part of a slow, evolutionary
process, along with both homeowner demographics and their
Sea Gull Honored For Energy
Riverside, NJ The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the
Department of Energy have named Sea Gull Lighting Products, Inc. as
an "Energy Star Partner of the Year" for the company's contribution
Delta, Snaidero Earn Design Award
Schaumburg, IL The Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and
Design, based here, has presented Indianapolis, IN-based Delta
Faucet Co. and Torrance, CA-based Snaidero USA with "Good Design"
awards for 2003...
Bilotta Kitchens Holds Fundraiser
New York Bilotta Kitchens, based here, recently held its fourth
fundraising dinner dance on behalf of Friends of Karen, Inc., the
Held at the Beckwith Pointe Country Club in New
Dates, Sites Set for Seminar Series;
Hackensack, NJ Final dates and locations have been
scheduled for the five-city "Designing For Profit" educational
conference series, co-produced throughout 2004 by Kitchen &
Bath Design News and...
Dornbracht USA Program Aimed At Dealer
Duluth, GA Dornbracht USA is inaugurating a new program aimed at
helping its dealers increase their sales of the brand's luxury
faucets and fittings, the company announced.
The "Dornbracht Studio of...
Niche marketing is a powerful technique that small businesses can use to carve out a market segment in which they can excel and succeed.
Delta Faucet Marks 50th Year
Indianapolis Delta Faucet Company marked the 50th anniversary of
the introduction of its first faucet with ceremonies here in
January, the company announced.
Indiana Governor Joseph Kernan designated Friday Jan. 30...
Tips Aimed at Procedures for Termination of Company
When considering my approach to terminating employees who fail
to perform to standards, I reflect back through my own professional
life as an employer. I realize there have been times...
From AutoCAD to cell phones, the kitchen and bath industry
is becoming increasingly automated, sources say.
BY BARBARA CAPELLA LOEHR
It's 2004, and everybody's using it. What, you ask? The latest in
technology, of course. From...
Wellborn Forest Awards Dealers
Alexander City, AL Wellborn Forest Products, the
semi-custom kitchen and bath cabinet manufacturer headquartered
here, has announced the winners of the company's "Escape to
Paradise" sales promotion.
Kitchen Offers Farmhouse Charm With Modern
By Barbara Capella Loehr
CHAPPAQUA, NY Transforming the ordinary into the extraordinary
requires vision, creativity and some fundamental building blocks.
In the case of this upstate New York...
Proper Showroom Management Viewed as Key to
Whether in the process of designing a new showroom or revamping
your current showroom, special care should be taken to plan for as
many efficiencies and time-saving methods as possible. I...