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...
Coverings 2004 Set for Orlando
Orlando Coverings 2004, a leading showcase for
ceramic tile and natural stone floor coverings, will take place
this month in Orlando.
The four-day event is set for March 23-26 at the
Orange County Convention Center...
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
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...
Award Winners Implement Latest Design
By Anita Shaw
While the term wide open spaces used to apply to the great
outdoors, more and more it is the major request kitchen and bath
designers and contractors receive from their clients...
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...
DPHA Honors Top Members
Bethesda, MD The Decorative Plumbing & Hardware Association
has recognized a number of its leading members for their
achievements in a variety of award categories.
The Bethesda, MD-based DPHA honored Charles Goldberg...
Niche marketing is a powerful technique that small businesses can use to carve out a market segment in which they can excel and succeed.
Purcell Murray Signs New Lease
Brisbane, CA Purcell Murray, a distributor of appliances such as
Best, Bosch, Broan and Franke, has announced a new 10-year lease on
a 142,000-sq.-ft. warehouse space in Hayward, CA.
Citing an ability to house more...
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...
Planning for Growth
Kitchen and bath dealers are projecting increases in 2004
for everything from gross profit margins to new retail outlets,
though they still struggle with finding qualified help, managing
leads and monitoring profit margins, a...
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...