Kitchen & Bath Design News
In This Issue: February 2005
Kitchen & Bath Design News is the industry's leading business, design and product resource for the kitchen and bath trade.
Electrolux conducted its 2004 Design Laboratory competition, challenging students to create appliances "for a daring, but not too distant, future of the year 2015." The challenge was met with entries, which ranged from a waterless dishwasher to...
Kitchens and bathing areas associated with pools ' provide a unique opportunity for kitchen and bath designers, since they create more business opportunities, without necessariy forcing them to find new clients.
'Coverings' Sets Seminar Program
Alexandria, VA Coverings 2005 has announced a schedule of
educational sessions developed for architect and designer
attendees, including some with a distinct kitchen and bath
The show, scheduled for May...
Snaidero has earned the 2004 GOOD DESIGN Award, the company announced.
Cygnus Relocates Corporate Office
Melville, NY Cygnus Publishing, the parent company of Kitchen
& Bath Design News, has relocated its corporate offices to a
newer space in Melville, NY.
The company's new location is 3 Huntington Quadrangle...
Merillat Building New Mexico Plant
Adrian, MI Merillat Industries is building a new 26,000-sq.-ft.,
$36-million manufacturing facility in Los Lunas, NM, the company
According to Merillat, headquartered here, ground will be broken
KWC Files Suit Against Knockoffs
Norcross, GA KWC AMERICA Inc. has undertaken a lawsuit on behalf
of its parent company, HANSA Metallwerke AG (Hansa), to halt the
manufacturing and marketing of knockoffs of its KWCMURANO bathroom
faucet line, the...
Cosentino USA, manufacturer of Silestone natural quartz surfacing, created a huge splash with its new 30-second Super Bowl ad.
Cabinet West Expands Facility
Henderson, NV Cabinet West Distributors, a major distributor of
cabinetry and countertops for southern Nevada, has completed an
expansion of its headquarters facility here, the company
The expansion was...
Sponsor Support Grows as Seminar Series Kicks
Hackensack, NJ Additional corporate sponsors have lent their
support to a six-city educational conference series being
co-produced in 2005 under the terms of an exclusive agreement
As much as we would like to avoid them, it's almost inevitable
that there will eventually be problems with clients that you cannot
For Ginger Trevarrow and the staff at Trevarrow, Inc., education is a family tradition.
Miele Offers Service Program
Princeton, NJ Miele, the manufacturer of high-end appliances
with U.S. headquarters here, has introduced a customer service
program that extends the overall warranty on a Miele appliance for
four more years, when...
Phylrich Int'l Acquired by Elkay
Oak Brook, IL Elkay, the industry's leading producer of
stainless steel residential and commercial sinks, has acquired
Phylrich International, the Burbank, CA-based manufacturer of
decorative plumbing products...
Canyon Creek Plants Trees, Donates Food
Monroe, WA Canyon Creek Cabinet Co., in partnership with the
Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturers Association and The National Arbor
Day Foundation, is supporting a goal to plant 50,000 trees to
Vanity Supplier Moves Quarters
Dallas Cole & Co., a fast-growing manufacturer of vanities
and accessories for the bath, has moved its headquarters and
warehouse to new, larger facilities in Dallas, the company
In its fifth year of...
AquaBrass Hosts Product Event
New York AquaBrass, a Canadian manufacturer of bath faucets,
accessories and hardware, recently celebrated the launch of its new
"Hey Joe" line of bath faucets with a gala event in New York City's
Tavern on the Green...
Appliance manufacturers have come light years in a relatively short time in terms of product innovation. But the more some appliance-related issues have changed, the more others have remained the same.
Solid as a Rock
By John Filippelli
To create a truly innovative kitchen or bath countertop project, it
takes more than just a great looking material, an innovative edge
treatment or unusual insets. The best countertop designs may be
Designer Jean McHale felt the only thing to do with this 4.25'x16' master bath was to completely tear it out and start anew. However, there was no way to expand the size of the bath.