Designing for Millennials vs Baby Boomers

Hosted by Jeanne K. Chung

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Jeanne’s KBtribechat questions:

1) What is the most important thing to consider when designing a kitchen for a Baby Boomer vs. a Millennial?

2) Are there any specific products you would specify for the Baby Boomer that you wouldn’t for the Millenial and vice versa?

3) With so many cooking choices, what is the preferred method of cooking (gas, electric, induction, steam, convection) in the kitchen for Baby Boomers? How about Millenials? Why?

4) With technology becoming such an important part of our lives it is now being intgrated into the kitchen. How has tech been embraced by Baby Boomers vs. Millenials?

5) Do you have a “go to” product or feature that you present to your Baby Boomer or Millenial client that seals the deal every time?

Join this Twitter Chat discussion

on Wednesday, November 5th

from 2 to 3pm eastern time

by adding #KBtribechat to your tweets.

Here’s where you can find Jeanne: cozystylishchic.com/

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The Blogs of #KBtribechat Community Members

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abcddesigns.com

blog.americanstandard-us.com

Paul Anater’s Blog: kitchenandresidentialdesign.com

archwayconstructionco.com/blog/

arielledesigns.com

AventeTileTalk.com

JamesBedell.com/blog/

Bertazzoni’s Blog: cucinamadein.it

Bob Borson’s Blog: LifeOfAnArchitect.com

Zoe Brewer’s Blog: myinteriorstylist.com/blog/

Patricia Davis Brown’s Blog: digthisdesign.net

BuildingMoxie.com

CharlesandHudson.com

Carmen Christenson’s Blog: http://www.time2design.biz

Jeanne Chung’s Blog: CozyStylishChic.com

Leslie Clagett’s Blog: KBCulture.com

Mark and Theresa Clement’s Blog: MyFixItUpLife.com

Cheryl Kees Clendenon Blog: http://kitchendetailsanddesign.com

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CourtneyPrice.com

Coverings.com

TheDailyBasics.com

Terri Lind Davis’s Blog: designsimplysignificant.com

DektonChronicles.com

http://www.designbuildpros.com/blog/

Rose Dostal’s blog: rmddesignsllc.com/blog/

Andrew Dunning’s Blog: apdinteriors.com

diyconsumer.com

emiinteriordesign.blogspot.co.uk

annamariefanelli.com

bloglesliefineinteriors.com/blog/

Formica.com/blog

frankeluxuryusa.tumblr.com

Freshome.com

GE Monogram’s Blog: SaveRoomForDesign.com

Lori Gilder’s Blog: DiaryOfaRenovation.com

JohnnyGrey.com/greymatters

Leslie Hendrix Wood’s Blog: HadleyCourt.com

Barbara Elza Hirsch’s Blog: blog.elzabdesign.com

Patti Johnson’s Blog: http://pattijohnsoninteriors.wordpress.com

kbbcollective.kbbonline.com

KBtribechat.com

@jwillsdesigns blog: alightreflection.com

kitchendesigntank.blogspot.com

CoreyKlassen.ca/blog

rhondaknochedesign.com/blog/

Sean Lintow Sr’s Blog: TheHTRC.com

Nick Lovelady’s Blog: cupboardsonline.com

deborahmaindesigns.com/blog/

blog.lightsonline.com

MitziBeach.com/blog

LisaMendeDesign.blogspot.com

blog.mrsteam.com

Modenus.com

MrCabinetCare.com/remodeling-news.html

KellyMorisseau.com/blog

nkba.org/nkbaconnect.aspx

norberrytile.wordpress.com

Phil Pond’s blog: scarletopus.com/blog/

AnnPorter.wordpress.com

professortoilet.com

RebeccaReynoldsBlog.com

riceconstructiongroup.com/blog

RichardRabel.com/the-modern-sybarite/

tonisabatinostyle.com

Arne Salvensen’s Blog: UsefulSpaces.net

Eric Schimelpfenig’s Blog: SketchThis.net/blog

Susan Serra’s Blog: thekitchendesigner.org

ShannonWaterman.com/blog/

Robin Siegerman’s Blog: renovationbootcamp.com

Lisa Smith’s blog: decorgirl.net

Gloria Graham Sollecito’s Blog: kitchensforliving.net

SteamShowersInc.com/blog/

Tamara Stephensen’s Blog: nestnestnest.blogspot.com

tileometry.com

Todd Vendituoli’s Blog: TheBuildingBlox.com

true-residential.com/The-Art-of-Cold/

WalkerZangerBlog.com

Wellborn Cabinet Blog: wellbornblog.com

Blog.YaleAppliance.com

zirconmktg.wordpress.com

Zircon Pro: kurtstauss.wordpress.com

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Staying Current

A Design Discussion

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Details and finishes change over time.  Home interior fashion is always in flux.

Q1) What is a reasonable life of a kitchen? What about a bathroom? How long should be expect them to last?

Q2) Is it possible for a kitchen/bath design to remain undated over it’s lifespan? Why or why not?

Q3) What kitchen design tips do you have to stay current as long as possible into the future?

Q4) What bathroom design tips do you have to stay current as long as possible into the future?

Join this kitchen and bath industry Twitter Chat discussion

on Wednesday, October 29th

from 2 to 3pm eastern time

by adding #KBtribechat to your tweets.

Here is the transcript for this #KBtribechat.

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Get Ready to Celebrate Kitchen & Bath Month with NKBA & KBIS!

NKBA-G+-KBMonth It goes without saying that this month is a favorite for the National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA)and the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS). NKBA Chapters across North America are celebrating in many different ways, and the national organization has several fun initiatives on the go such as a Pinterest promotion with great prizing. The NKBA is also very pleased to celebrate Kitchen & Bath Month by hosting the next #KBTRIBECHAT! As the official owner of our industry’s biggest show, the NKBA has invited their friends at KBIS to co-host the chat on Wednesday, October 22nd at 2:00 ET, bringing the entire community together in dialogue about the kitchen and bath business environment – present and future. facebook_button-KBMonthNEW Weigh in on the following questions:

• Have you changed your business or the way you market your business in the last 5 years? How? Why? Why not?

• What’s the best source of new and valuable information for your business? Direct from brands? Reps? Social media? Websites? Other?

• Name a technology that your business can’t live without.

• List the benefits of real life networking/trade shows vs. online interaction.

• What does 2015 look like for your business?

• Name names and let’s share! Who are your favorite K & B brands and why?

• The KBIS countdown is on! Will we see you in Vegas in January? KBIS_logo_rgb_date_vert Here’s one more good reason to join the chat: the last time KBIS hosted #KBTribeChat (September) there were record-breaking impressions and attendance. Records are made to be broken! See you on Wednesday! NKBA_drkgrey-stacked

Here is the transcript for this KBtribechat.

This is not a sponsored KBtribechat.

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Showering: Smarter, Better, Cleaner

A discussion in honor of the EPA’s #ShowerBetter Month hosted and sponsored by Ferguson.

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is encouraging consumers to “shower better” this October by considering WaterSense® labeled showerheads as a way to save water and energy while ensuring a satisfying shower. The shower is where many Americans wake up in the morning or unwind after a long day, but it can also be a place where water, energy and money are sent down the drain. By replacing just one showerhead with a WaterSense® labeled model, EPA estimates the average family can save 2,900 gal of water, the amount of electricity needed to power its home for 13 days and more than $70 in energy and water costs every year.

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Ferguson’s KBtribechat Questions:

1. What are some recent trends or customer requests when it comes to showering?

2. Can you immediately tell a shower client from a bath client?

3. Are your clients educated beyond a label when it comes to selecting plumbing products for their home? Are customers educated on what the WaterSense® label means?

4. In particular to showering – Are you still battling misconceptions around rainheads? What does it mean to have a low-flow showerhead?

5. Are environment-friendly labels driving your customers’ purchasing decisions when it comes to showering?

6.How do you balance local / state regulation with your client’s desire to have the ultimate showering experience?

7. How comfortable / receptive are your clients with technology in the shower?

8. What is the next step for clients who are receptive to / interested in making a environmentally-conscious decision when selecting showering product? What’s after WaterSense®?

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on Wednesday, October 15th

from 2 to 3pm eastern time

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Plan to #KBtribechat Wednesday at #KBIS2015!

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Formica Group is sponsoring our January 21, 2015 KBtribechat.  Plan to join your KBtribe friends in person at KBIS for our weekly, hour long Wednesday discussion.   We can’t wait to see everyone there!

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K+B Blogs

It’s been a while since we have touched base about each others blogs.  Our community continues to grow so it’s time to reconnect, making sure we are all following each other. We will make a master list with links from this KBtribechat. Kitchen and bath industry pros provide a wealth of information and inspiration worth following….so let’s talk about it! Blogging Our discussion questions:

1. Do you blog? Please share links to your k+b industry blog!

2. What blogs do you read on a regular basis? Why?

3. What are the benefits of blogging?

4. Is it important to post often?

5. Do you often comment on posts? Why or why not?

6. What prompts you to comment on a post?

Join this Twitter Chat discussion

on Wednesday, October 8th

from 2 to 3pm eastern time

by adding #KBtribechat to your tweets!

Here is the transcript for this KBtribechat.

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