Practical Picks for K+B

a design discussion

Some kitchen and bath finishes and materials are easier to live with than others. Let’s share our advice and favorites at KBtribechat next week!

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Our discussion questions:

  • What cabinet exterior finish/color is the most forgiving to live with?
  • What are the most unforgiving cabinetry finishes? Why?
  • What are your thoughts on practical flooring choices for the kitchen?  What about the bathroom?
  • Countertop pros and cons – Please share your expertise! What are the practical choices?
  • Share tips for living with stainless steel.

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on Wednesday, September 24th

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Organize It!

This is the last official week of Summer and the start of home improvement season.  The kids are off to school and it’s the perfect time to get organized…which is why the kitchen and bath industry pros of KBtribechat will share their opinions on ways to configure many important cabinet storage areas.

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Our discussion questions:

  • Do you specify sliding shelves in base cabinets? Why or why not?
  • For a 36″ wide pantry, what is your preferred interior layout? Adjustable shelves? Pull-outs?
  • What are your favorite ways to organize drawers?
  • What cabinet storage solution do you prefer for spices?
  • What are your go to ways to organize large tray storage?
  • In the bathroom, what cabinet organizer ideas have you found to be client favorites?

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on Wednesday, September 17

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Where To Splurge!

A great kitchen or bathroom is a built on a myriad of compromises. The key is knowing where to splurge and where to save.

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Homeowners can often throw a wrench into a great design by judging each piece through a monetary microscope rather than looking at a space as a whole. A great example of this is when shopping for tile someone might see a $100 or more price per square foot of a beautiful decorative tile or mosaic and immediately assume it is too expensive. Back up a minute, there are ways to work almost anything into an existing budget.

It is very possible what seems outrageously expensive is the one component which can be the difference between an ordinary and extraordinary room. A good designer should be skilled in what we call value engineering. Designers can work magic within a budget using the art of where to spurge and where to save.

Lisa Smith will be hosting this KBtribechat discussion.

Here are her questions:

Q1: What is the one corner one should never cut due to cost in a Kitchen or Bath?

Q2: What are your design solutions for getting the most bang for the buck?

Q3: What is worth splurging on in a kitchen?

Q4: In order to keep the spurge w/in budget, where can you save?

Q5: What is worth splurging on in a bathroom?

Q6 Where can one save $ in a bathroom?

Q7: What is a product, material, or concept worth fighting for?

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on Wednesday, September 10th

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And We’re Off!

With KBIS 2015 registration opening on September 2nd, we’re excited to sponsor and host KBTRIBECHAT on the 3rd to get the ball rolling with our kitchen and bath community!

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We want to fill you in on the latest developments such as:

• One pass/five events – your KBIS registrations gives you entrance to all Design & Construction Week™ Events including NAHB International Builders’ Show, International Window Coverings Expo, Las Vegas Market and International Surfaces Event

• KBIS NeXT – a brand new design destination in the South Hall. Highlights include an ICFF pavilion, ICFF stage and a KBIS NeXT Tech Bar

• New Innovative Showroom Awards

• New Hard Hat Media Tour

• Social Media events – Progressive KBTRIBECHAT, #KBISHIGHROLLER & the new #KBISRACE

• Educational opportunities from the NKBA.

Not only will we be announcing the sponsors of the show floor Progressive KBTRIBECHAT but we’ll also have a guest appearance by Veronika Miller to tell us a little about #BLOGTOUR VEGAS.

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Here are the questions:

  • With your KBIS pass gaining entrance to 5 #DCW2015 events, what’s your priority & game plan?
  • What ICFF exhibitors would you like to see at #KBIS2015?
  • We want our #KBISNeXT Tech Bar to rock! What topics would you like us to tackle?
  • Exhibitors! Jump in! Share your booth number. What are you doing special in your booth at #KBIS2015?
  • In prep for our Innovative Showroom Awards, what’s the best K & B showroom you’ve ever been in?
  • For @Modenus: What can we expect from #BlogTourVegas at the show?
  • Name one #Vegas experience you’re looking forward to!

Here’s the transcript for this KBtribechat.

 

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In The Spotlight at #KBtribechat – Decorative Plumbing Fixtures

A design discussion.

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Beyond the practical, style can now be created with today’s choices in decorative plumbing fixtures. Sinks, faucets and related accessories have a large say in the look of a room, plus we have more to choose from as designers than ever before.

What styles and finishes of sinks and faucets help define the following looks:

- Industrial Chic?

- Contemporary/Modern?

- Classic/Traditional?

- Farmhouse?

- Cook’s Kitchen?

- Formal/Glamorous?

Get ready to show us pics of kitchens and bathrooms that define the looks above!

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Wednesday, August 27th

from 2 to 3pm eastern time

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Trash Talk

a design discussion.

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The discussion questions:

Where do you recommend placing the trash in the kitchen? By the sink? In the prep area? Built-in?  Why?

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Kitchen cabinet trash roll-outs are popular today. What configurations do you like? What tips do you have to help with recycling?

How do you recommend clients handle compostables?

Let’s change the topic from trash to treasures! Please suggest topics of discussion (and hosts) that you would like to see at KBtribechat.

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on Wednesday, August 20th

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Design Tips for Small Kitchens

Small can still be stylish.

Small can be efficient.

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How can we maximize efficiency in a compact kitchen? Share space saving tips.

Are there cabinet storage solutions that are helpful for small kitchens?

How can you make a small kitchen feel larger?

Share style tips for small kitchens! What design elements do you think work well?

Get your pics ready.

 

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on Wednesday, August 13

from 2 to 3pm eastern time

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