Kitchen & Bath Design News
In This Issue: May 2004
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...
Celebrity Art Helps Marks 50th For
Chicago A one-of-a-kind exhibition of celebrity art using
Aristokraft Cabinetry doors as canvasses was on display at last
month's Kitchen/Bath Industry Show, as part of the cabinet
Decora' Honors Contest Winners
Jasper, IN Decora' cabinets, the semi-custom cabinet division of
MasterBrand Cabinets, Inc., has announced the national winners of
"Design With Decora'," the company's first national design
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...
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
The NKBA Annual Design Competition induces comparisons, invites
the sharing of ideas and inspires others to excel.
Design Contest Launched by Moen
North Olmsted, OH An annual competition aimed at recognizing
achievements in creative designs for kitchen and baths has been
introduced by Moen Inc.
Moen's "ShowHouse Award of Excellence" competition, unveiled...
Cincinnati Site in May For Design
Hackensack, NJ A new corporate sponsor Samsung has been added to
the growing roster of supporters for the 2004
"Designing For Profit" conference series, the all-day program
co-produced by K&BDN and the...
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...
The people who pass through the kitchens I design will probably
never know that I touched their lives. They won't silently thank me
every time they enter, but if my imagination can create something
that quiets their being or brightens their day...
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
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...