May 3, 2015

As the house gets smarter and more connected, so too are ventilation bath fans. Take for example, the Home NetWerks Bluetooth Bath Fan.

February 4, 2015

Here are just a few standouts from the International Builders’ Show in Las Vegas.

February 4, 2015

An upscale player in the kitchen and bath industry, Villeroy & Boch has a number of new product lines coming this spring.

January 29, 2015

Phil Garuccio will oversee more than 65 stores, one component manufacturing plant, three Engineered Wood Product (EWP) hubs, 11 Kitchen and Bath Design Centers, and then some.

January 22, 2015

The National Kitchen & Bath Association has sniffed out an important development in the world of kitchen and bath design: the tipping point has been reached for contemporary styles.

January 20, 2015

Hy-Lite is introducing a new Storm-Lite window to its Bath-Lite series, which features Storm-Lite's characteristic impact-resistant silkscreened glass.

November 26, 2014

Maria Stapperfenne, a 23-year industry veteran, will become president of the National Kitchen & Bath Association, effective Jan. 1. 

Stapperfenne, of Tewksbury Kitchens & Baths in Whitehouse Station, New Jersey, started her career in kitchens and baths in 1992, becoming a Certified Kitchen Designer in 2005 and a Certified Bath Designer in 2006.

November 3, 2014

Jenn-Air's brand experience specialist Jon Barfell has been inducted into the National Kitchen & Bath Association's 30 Under 30 program, an honor awarded each year to 30 exceptional kitchen and bath professionals under the age of 30.

March 4, 2014

How to make your bathroom shine above the rest.

March 4, 2014

For the first time in the history of oriented strand board or any other product, the International Builders’ Show (IBS) and the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS) were under one roof this year at the Las Vegas Convention Center. More than 70,000 attendees stormed the castle for what will hereto forth be known as Design & Construction Week, a perfectly sensible synergistic meeting of two highly anticipated industry events.

February 4, 2014

The first-ever "Design & Construction Week" kicks off today in Las Vegas, bringing builders, remodelers and contractors to the co-located International Builders' and Kitchen and Bath Industry shows. 

In a letter to attendees, the National Association of Home Builders Chairman Rick Judson pointed to the six "Centrals" of the show, areas that focus on custom building, 50+ housing, design, multi-family, remodeling and sales. 

August 8, 2013

Modiani Kitchens and Interiors has hired a new kitchen designer. Linda Klein, Allied ASID, NKBA member (National Kitchen and Bath Association), is an expert in residential and commercial interior design and space planning.

June 21, 2013

Fortune Brands Home & Security has made a strategic move to strengthen its position as the self-titled industry leader in cabinetry through its acquisition of WoodCrafters Home Products, completed on Thursday, June 20.

WoodCrafters, a privately owned manufacturer of bathroom vanities and bathroom sink tops with annual sales of $230 million, will become part of Fortune's Kitchen & Bath Cabinetry segment as a business unit of MasterBrand Cabinets. WoodCrafters will retain its current management structure, staff, operations and locations.

April 8, 2013

The spending news from the National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA) could have been better, but it could have been worse.

The NKBA Design Trends Survey, which asked designers for the total average cost of the kitchens they design, slipped in the 2013 survey to $47,308. That's down from 2012, but is well ahead of 2010 and 2011 (See chart).

January 23, 2013

The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and the National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) signed a deal to co-locate the International Builders’ Show (IBS) and the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS) in Las Vegas beginning in February 2014.

November 2, 2012

BISSELL PowerFresh Steam Mop

July 3, 2012

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Delta Electronics (Dongguan) Co., of China, is recalling approximately 68,000 bathroom exhaust fans. Sold exclusively at Lowe’s under the Harbor Breeze Bath Fans with Heater and Light, the fan’s heater blades can fail to rotate properly, causing the product to overheat and posing a fire hazard.

February 23, 2012

After surveying its membership across North America, the National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) has released its kitchen and bath trends for 2012, based on the results of 350 K&B designers who participated in the fourth-quarter 2011 survey.

Listed below are some of the top trends:

February 1, 2012

Lowe's has announced that it will partner with the National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) in order to launch a program to educate and train Lowe's employees who specialize in interior kitchen and bath projects.

Because of this membership and training program, Lowe's employees who work in the kitchen cabinets, countertops and fashion plumbing departments and as interior project specialists will have the opportunity to earn NKBA certifications.

November 22, 2011

Masco Corp. has announced the promotion of Keith Allman to group president, responsible for Brasstech, Delta Faucet Co., Hansgrohe, Liberty Hardware, Masco Bath, Masco Canada and Mirolin Industries Corp. Most recently, Allman had been president of Delta Faucet Co., a position he took over in 2007. 

November 10, 2011

Results from the third-quarter survey from the National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) indicated a 42% rise in showroom traffic and a 36% increase in kitchen remodel sales volumes from one year ago, as well as a significant increase -- 85% -- in bathroom sales over the third quarter of 2010.  Overall, kitchen and bath remodeling revenues reported by NKBA dealer members rose 69% in year-over-year figures.

October 6, 2011

As part of Chicago's city-wide schedule adjustments to accommodate the G8 and NATO summits in May 2012, the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS) has moved up its annual trade show and conference to April 24 to 26 at McCormick Place.

September 16, 2011

Masco Bath, a producer of showers, bathtubs and whirlpools, was given the  “Unsung Hero” award at the Lowe's Fashion Plumbing vendor forum. Masco was honored for the research, design and execution of new merchandising concepts for the bathing aisle and accessible home special order areas. These merchandising concepts have been included in the Lowe's "store of the future" layout, according to the announcement.

June 3, 2011

For some children -- and by extension, their parents -- bath time is a chore. American Standard's new FunBath tub conversion is designed to make bath time more enjoyable.

This bath conversion kit fits over an existing standard 60-inch bathtub to make bath time safer, more comfortable and even uses less water.