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...
Plain & Fancy sponsors showhouse
Schaefferstown, PA Plain & Fancy Custom Cabinetry, based
here, has announced its co-sponsorship of Southern Living's 2004
Idea Home in Statham, GA.
The 3,497-sq.-ft. home, which was planned, designed and built...
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.
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...
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
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.
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.