Kitchen & Bath Design News
In This Issue: April 2005
Kitchen & Bath Design News is the industry's leading business, design and product resource for the kitchen and bath trade.
ORLANDO, FL -Homeowners with incomes over $120,000, and those living in homes costing $400,000 or more, are emerging as "one of the anchors" of the nation's remodeling industry, according to a leading housing industry authority.
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There's a real science to successful showroom design, but it has as much to do with what customers do not see as it does with what meets their eye.
When it comes to setting prices for kitchen and bath remodeling projects there are many factors at work that will influence how it is approached. The one that "trumps" all of the others is market conditions.
The housing, remodeling and related kitchen/bath markets are still performing at historically high levels.
Dual appliances, multiple chefs and new ways of cooking have forced designers to rethink the classic work triangle in favor of a more comprehensive "work center".
The ever-increasing pace of American life has brought about a change in buying habits.
Minimalist, loft-like styling, innovative use of glass and light, larger islands and darker woods were among the hottest trends at the Cologne Furniture Fair.
In today's kitchen and bath market, luxury products are becoming more and more functional and easier to use, just as functional, easy-to-use products are becoming more luxurious.
It's no secret that other parts of the house that rely heavily on cabinetry and intricate space planning provide a natural expansion to a kitchen and bath dealer's business. ' So why not closets?
Dealers need to develop a realistic marketing budget, develop a marketing program within the confines of that budget, and use that blueprint to achieve their goals.
Storage needs have changed dramatically; yesterday's cabinets do not meet today's needs, and, in many cases, consumers don't know about new features designed to meet those needs.