Kitchen & Bath Design News
In This Issue: January 2005
Kitchen & Bath Design News is the industry's leading business, design and product resource for the kitchen and bath trade.
Woodmark Posts Record Results
Winchester, VA American Woodmark Corp. has announced record
results for the company's second fiscal quarter, ended Oct. 31,
The publicly-traded cabinet manufacturer, headquartered here,
reported that net sales...
Delta Faucet Given Chamber Award
Carmel, IN Delta Faucet has received an award for exceptional
customer service, the firm announced.
The "Chamber Champion Award,"was given to the company by Carmel
chamber board chair Jeff Worrell.
This month, I take a look back at some industry changes, and review some of the basics of selling that I believe in that have not changed over the years.
The prevailing belief among economists and kitchen and bath industry experts is that the strong financial performance of 2004 suggests more good times are on the way.
The New Year, even this early into 2005, is looking as though it should prove to be another positive year for housing and for a kitchen/bath niche that continues to remain vibrant and fast-growing.
European Show to Spotlight Kitchens
Cologne The International Furniture Fair will once again
integrate kitchens, kitchen units and bathroom furniture on the
show floor of the world's leading trade fair for the international
furniture industry, set...
Canyon Creek Wins Two Awards
Monroe, WA Canyon Creek Cabinet Company, the Monroe, WA-based
manufacturer of kitchen and bath cabinetry, has won two separate
awards for its hiring practices and its efforts at protecting the
Golf Event Slated To Assist CKBER
Hackettstown, NJ The Center for Kitchen & Bath Education and
Research (CKBER) will host its inaugural annual fundraiser with a
golf event, scheduled to kick off the 2005 Kitchen/Bath Industry
Show in May.
Corporate Backers Line Up for '05 K&BDN Seminar
Hackensack, NJ March will mark the kick-off of a 2005
educational conference series featuring two distinct programs that
will focus on profitable kitchen design and profitable showroom
What exactly are profits? Where are they to be found? Do you
have them? Every kitchen and bath dealer must answer those
questions correctly to ensure successful continuing operations.
Marketers tend to focus on understanding and influencing
consumers before they begin shopping. But there's a whole other
phase of consumer behavior that merits equal consideration.
Australian Trio Wins 2004 Electrolux Design Lab
New York, NY Ross Nicholls, Douglas Nash and Oystein Lie from the
University of New South Wales in Australia won top honors in the
Electrolux Design Laboratory 2004 competition for their...
Winning Kitchens Use Sinks, Faucetry to Reinforce
By Barbara Capella Loehr
NORCROSS, GA One product does not make a kitchen or a bath, but one
product can help reinforce a theme or otherwise accent an overall
In the case of the...
Blanco America Moves NJ Offices
Lumberton, NJ Blanco America, the fast-growing kitchen sink
manufacturer, has moved its corporate headquarters and distribution
facility to a new 85,000-sq.-ft. custom-built location in
C.H. Briggs' CEO Receives Award
Reading, PA Julia Klein, president and CEO of C.H. Briggs, based
here, has been announced as the 2004 ATHENA Award recipient.
Honored by the Berks County Chamber of Commerce during the
Chamber's 12th annual...
Today's idea of Italian design excellence encompasses far more than just a clever use of color, shapes and materials.
International Stone Institute created
Asheville, NC The International Stone Institute (ISI) has been
established to aid companies and individuals in the construction
industry who design, install, fabricate, restore and/or maintain
We read every day about how corporate America is working hard to change how businesses are running, in some cases closing the barn door now that the horse has gotten away. It's a case of being reactive to the ethics issue when they should have been...
Laundry rooms have come a long way from the days of loud washers and dryers stuck down below in dusty basements or banished to the garage.
Did you know that research recommended an island sink as early as 1936? Or that the number of small appliances in the average kitchen in 1965 was three and in 2003, it had risen to 12?
Pared-down simplicity combined with breathing room and light between objects seem to be the hallmarks of the new definition of modern.
The idea of combining several distinctively different yet complementary elements to create one unique whole is an essential component of good design.