Move over Autumn, It’s KBIS season!

KBIS is hosting and sponsoring KBtribechat on September 2nd.

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Registration for the mega-event that is Design & Construction Week opens on September 1st so what better way to kick of #KBIS2016 than with our favorite tribe.

We’re getting the ball rolling and we’ll be chatting with you about some of the newest initiatives at KBIS, as well returning favorites.

We’re not spilling ALL the beans just yet but here’s what you can look forward to as we take the reigns this week:

• One pass, 4 events – your KBIS registration gives you entrance to all Design & Construction Week™ events including NAHB International Builders’ Show, International Window Coverings Expo, and TISE.

• KBIS NeXT – We’re back with new stage programming, a new NeXT Bar, and so much more!

• News from participating exhibitors

• Returning favorites like the Innovative Showroom Awards, Best of KBIS, and Hard Hat Media Tour.

• NEW Design Bites: An exclusive opportunity for 14 lucky exhibitors to “speed date” with media and industry elite for cool new products

• Educational opportunities from the NKBA.

• #BlogTourVegas highlights

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Here are our KBtribechat questions:

Q1: Your #KBIS2016 pass gives you access to 4 shows at #DCW2016. How has your game plan changed over the years?

This year we’re introducing a brand new and exclusive initiative called KBIS Design Bites on the KBIS NeXT Stage. Exhibitors will have the chance to deliver a 3-minute presentation highlighting the story of their product to media and industry elite. Tune in to learn more!

Q2: Exhibitors, what product would you want to present at #KBISDesignBites?

Q3: #NKBAU is coming to #KBIS2016: http://bit.ly/HuGE0w. Planning on taking in any sessions, courses or speakers?

Q4: Exhibitors! Jump in! Share your booth number! What can you reveal about your plans at #KBIS2016?

Q5: Innovative Showroom Award year #2 is full steam ahead! Name some qualities of great K&B Showrooms.

Q6: #BlogTourVegas is back. @Modenus, what’s the latest #BlogTour news?

Q7: What’s on your agenda for after hours? @TheNKBA Bash? Restaurants to try? Shows to see?

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on Wednesday, September 2

from 2 to 3pm eastern time

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He Shed She Shed!

A design discussion about havens in or around the home we get away to!

She Sheds are the latest gender specific room….the new man cave….a space for busy women to unwind.

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Our discussion questions:

1.) Not everyone has outdoor space for a shed.  What locations make for good retreat areas?

2.) What are good features to be included in a she shed? Share pictures!

3.) Are your clients asking for these specific rooms for themselves? Are you adding this new possibility to your portfolio?

4.) Indulge your she shed fantasy – share fun ideas you’d love!

5.) Besides gender, how does a she shed differ from a man cave? Can you think of a better name?

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on Wednesday, August 26th

from 2 to 3pm eastern time

by adding #KBtribechat to your tweets!

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August 19, 2015 at #KBtribechat: Designing for Alzheimer’s

Hosted by @MyFixItUpLife and @DesignAllz

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Karen and Theresa

Their discussion questions:

1). Do you know someone who has Alzheimer’s?

2). What do you see as the top 3 design challenges for creating an environment for alzheimer’s patients and caregivers?

3). What are some design solutions that you have done (or seen)?

4). What products would you specify to make a safer or more comfortable environment?

5). Do you have any photos of projects that you have done, or of spaces you think have good design solutions?

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About DesignAllz:

Theresa and Karen are designing for Alzheimer’s. It’s more than just creating a safer place to live. They are sharing easy design ideas and tips to create a happier and calmer home for families living with Alzheimer’s and dementia. They’d love to hear your story of Alzheimer’s. Subscribe to their youtube channel, connect on Facebook or Twitter, or send a note at info@designallz.com.

Theresa Clement is a host at MyFixItUpLife,  the designer for Food Network’s ‘Save My Bakery’ and has designed for Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, and has contributed to multiple national television programs. She’s a published author with formal training in architecture and passion for creating beautiful projects. When she isn’t helping others with home improvement, she’s working on her 100-year-old house or out volunteering. She is a former competitive rower, recreational runner, and budding bass player.

Karen Salyer has over 20 years of experience in the design industry with a 17 year focus in kitchen and bath. She has collaborated on many media projects such as HGTV’s Dream Home Giveaway, HGTV’s Run My Makeover, and many more. Her work and collaborations have been published in Southern Living, Cooking with Paula Deen, and other publications. When she is not designing, Karen is gardening, cooking exotic recipes, or spending quality time with family, friends and fur babies.

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on Wednesday, August 19th

from 2 to 3pm eastern time

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August 12, 2015 at #KBtribechat: Instagram

A social media discussion for kitchen and bath industry professionals INSTAGRAM-logo-large Our discussion questions:

Instagram is currently a top place to share images and video! The format is perfect for sharing beautiful kitchen and bath design related pictures and ideas.

Q1.) Where can we find you on Instagram? Please share a link so we all can follow!

Q2.) What Instagram advice do you have to encourage good engagement?

Q3.) What tools do you use to make instagram more manageable?

Q4.) How often do you share on Instagram? Does it matter? Why?

Q5.) What tips do you have to get more likes? Do you reciprocate likes for likes?

Q6.) Do you have any Instagram pet peeves? Please share!

Q7.) Do you follow any hashtags on Instagram? Please share those you have found interesting!

Q8.) KBtribechat is new on Instagram and would like your feedback! What would you like to see us share?

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from 2 to 3pm eastern time

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August 5, 2015 at #KBtribechat: The Laundry Room

A design discussion!

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Our discussion questions:

1.) What features would be included in the ultimate laundry room? Share pictures!

2.) Share solutions if the laundry can not be designed into a room of it’s own.

3.)  Designing in organization for ironing can be a challenge. What are your solutions?

4.) The laundry area is an ideal place to accommodate pet needs.  Please share your design ideas!

5.) What are your design tips for creating a bright, cheerful laundry room?

We will be pinning images for this KBtribechat. If you’d like an invitation to our group Pinterest board on Laundry Rooms, please ask!

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on Wednesday, August 5th

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July 29, 2015 at #KBtribechat: The Connected Kitchen

How smart do we want our kitchens to be?

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Q1.) What items in the kitchen would you like to be able to control from a phone/tablet?

Q2.) Can we go too far? Explain!

Q3.) What “smart” features would you like to see innovated/made available for the kitchen?

Q4.) Are your clients wanting smart home features designed in? Why or why not?

Q5.)  What does the future kitchen look like – tech wise?

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on Wednesday, July 29th

from 2 to 3pm eastern time

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K+B Industry Outlook and Community Feedback

a business discussion!

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Our discussion questions:

1.) Are your sales up so far this year? Why do you think this is so? Please explain your perception of the economy as it relates to your business right now.

2.) Are you optimistic about market growth in your sector? Why or why not?

Your feedback is requested regarding future KBtribechats!

3.) What topics would you like to see discussed at KBtribechat? Please share your ideas!

4.) Who would you like to see as future KBtribechat hosts?

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on July 22, 2015

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