Kitchen & Bath Design News
Kitchen & Bath Design News is the industry's leading business, design and product resource for the kitchen and bath trade.
Build a Team, Including Your Subs, Kitchen and Bath
Kitchen and bath designers and installers should always be on
the same page, and should be helped by business owners to
understand the challenges each faces if a team is to...
The seventh annual Solid Surface International Expo featured a number of innovative new products of interest to fabricators working with both solid surface and engineered stone materials.
Advice Offered On Developing Corporate Policy
Corporate policy manuals are necessary even if a kitchen and
bath retail firm has only a single employee, although these are
often not created or implemented by business owners.
Human resource management is about doing whatever is reasonably possible to find that delicate balance
between what best serves the basic needs of the employees with what best serves the market-driven needs of the company.
DPHA Reports High Rentention
Bethesda, MD The Decorative Plumbing & Hardware Association
(DPHA) reported last month that the Bethesda, MD-based organization
retained more than 90% of its members in 2004.
The retention rate, announced during last...
Yorktowne Revises Brand Name,
Red Lion, PA Yorktowne Inc., the Red Lion, PA-based cabinet
manufacturing unit of Elkay Company, has changed its brand name
from Yorktowne Cabinets to Yorktowne Cabinetry.
Yorktowne has also debuted an updated...
DuPont Acquires Chinese Supplier
Wilmington, DE Corian manufacturer DuPont Surfaces has acquired
the assets of Guangzhou Montelli Material Technology Corporation, a
solid surfacing business located in the People's Republic of China
Firm Takes One Step at a Time to Satisfy
By John Filippelli
GLEN ELLYN, IL It has been said that a journey of a thousand miles
begins with a single step, but for the staff at Drury Design
Kitchen & Bath Studio, based here, it...
The NKBA Annual Design Competition induces comparisons, invites
the sharing of ideas and inspires others to excel.
The Final Frontier
Satellite kitchens are not only enhancing convenience in the
home, they are also offering a new design frontier.
By John Filippelli
Spurred on by clients desire for greater convenience, designers are
finding that the...
Enkeboll Honors Top Design
Carson, CA Enkeboll Designs, the major supplier of architectural
woodcarvings, has named Barbara McLane, ASID, of By Design Kitchens
etc., as the winner of the company's Second Annual Design
Fisher & Paykel Sets
Irvine, CA Fisher & Paykel Appliances, citing the
"significant" growth the company has experienced since its entry
into the U.S. market in 1996, has announced several initiatives for
LG Solid Source Acquires Branch
Peoria, AZ LG Solid Source (LGSS), the North American sales and
marketing arm for LG HI-MACS acrylic solid surfaces, has acquired
the CA Newell distribution branch in Seattle, enabling the company
to service the...
K/BIS 2004 Draws Record Attendance, NKBA
Chicago The 2004 Kitchen/Bath Industry Show and Conference (K/BIS),
held here last month, drew record numbers of attendees, show
sponsors announced. More than 51,000 kitchen and bath...
MTI Whirlpools Warranted for Life
Atlanta MTI Whirlpools has announced what the company said is
the whirlpool bath industry's first lifetime warranty, with the
coverage protecting more than 70 models of MTI's soaking, whirlpool
The Write Stuff
The essays written by students taking part in K&BDN's
2004 Student Design Scholarship Program contain important insights
that should be top-of-mind for both novice and veteran kitchen and
"From the innovative...
Broan, NKBA Set Design Contest
Hartford, WI Broan-NuTone, manufacturer of air filtration,
ventilation and household convenience products, based here, and the
Hackettstown, NJ-based National Kitchen and Bath Association have
jointly launched "The...
Buying Groups: Sharing expertise
Once billed primarily as a way for kitchen and bath dealers
to get volume discounts that can help them compete more effectively
against big boxes, buying groups have evolved into multi-functional
entities that are...
Kitchen Redesign Increases Function and
By Barbara Capella Loehr
BALTIMORE, MDThirty years is a relatively short period of time by
most standards. But in terms of style and function, particularly in
the kitchen, 30 years is a lifetime...