Kitchen & Bath Design News
In This Issue: April 2011
Kitchen & Bath Design News is the industry's leading business, design and product resource for the kitchen and bath trade.
Exhibitor Backs Need For Annual KBIS
The overall trend of the bath-as-personal-retreat continues to grow, with products that promote wellness all the rage right now.
Celebrating its 30th year, the 2011 Kitchen & Bath Industry Show will take place at the Las Vegas Convention Center this month from Tuesday, April 26 through Thursday, April 28.
Category 4: Open Plan Kitchens (includes great rooms, breakfast nooks and dining rooms)
Category 8: Master Bathrooms (includes closets, dressing rooms, etc.)
Category 1: Small Kitchens (less than 35 sq. ft. of countertops)
The Royal Treatment
Planning the simplest 5'x7' bathroom so that it reflects the client’s lifestyle can be a challenge. Despite the limited space, the prospective client hopes for a great bath packed with convenience, safety and grace. Likewise, clients planning a...
Spring offers a plethora of opportunities to ‘go back to school' - whether by attending seminars, learning about new trends and technologies or establishing new industry partnerships.
Category 3: Large Kitchens (more than 50 sq. ft. of countertops)
Let’s face it: Two products that look alike with a 50 percent differential in cost are not really two ‘alike’ products.
Designing and building a home that will fit the lifestyle of the next generation is a significant challenge.
Category 5: Powder Rooms
What business strategies will your firm be implementing based on lessons learned from the economy over the past few years?
When you offer one-stop design and build services, you have a captive client: The homeowner is probably not going out to solicit a low-bid contractor to build the work if they can enjoy one-stop shopping with you.
Category 7: Large Bathrooms (more than 55 sq. ft.)
Category 6: Small Bathrooms (less than 55 sq. ft.)
Susan and Armand Rocco have always loved to cook.
Lower Cost Seen as Key to Success for Green Products, Homes
When you’ve been waiting for your dream home to materialize for half of your lifetime, figuring out the right person to make it happen is critical.
Finalists in the NKBA’s 2011 Design Competition spotlighted a wide range of design styles and budgets, though vibrant colors and natural influences were a prevailing theme.
Category 2: Medium Kitchens (35–50 sq. ft. of countertops)
The 1920s Frankfurt Kitchen exhibit showed a small 13'x7' space that allowed one person to prepare food, cook and clean up without moving more than a few feet – a super-efficient concept.
Consumers are irrational in predictable ways, and understanding that can help your business, from marketing to setting prices to offering choices.