A #KBIS2015 + #BlogTourVegas Recap

Enerbank USA is sponsoring and hosting this KBtribechat.

Join us on Wednesday, January 28th

from 2 to 3pm eastern time on Twitter

by adding #KBtribechat to your tweets!

Here are our discussion questions:

1.  Which was the most stand out product that you saw at KBIS 2015 or during #blogtourVegas events and why?

2.  Product innovations – what did you see at KBIS and what would you like to see more of?

3.  Let’s talk trends. What did you see? What do you predict is here to stay? Share pics or Pinterest boards!

4.  What was your single favorite moment during KBIS 2015 or #blogtourVegas? Share pics or videos.

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Join us for our 2nd annual Progressive #KBTRIBECHAT on the KBIS show floor!

As we make our way around the floor in this fun hour from 1:00 – 2:00 pm PT on Tuesday, January 20th, be prepared to be inspired by the industry innovation in our three sponsor booths.


Big thanks to Wellborn Cabinetry, TOTO USA and Cambria Quartz. For those following along with us on Twitter, watch for our “snap a fave product” feature from all the live tweeters. We’ll be making a Pinterest board after the show for all of the live action shots.


Q1 . @WellbornCabine1 is committed to #SmartDesign. What’s the biggest technology challenge you have faced in your designs? #kbtribechat

Q2 . @WellbornCabine1 creates timeless designs as cabinetry is a long-term commitment. How do you design for timeless vs trendy? #kbtribechat

Q3 . @TOTOUSA is committed to #totaldesign for people of all abilities. How do you remove obstacles in your bathroom designs? #kbtribechat

Q4. #PeoplePlanetWater is @TOTOUSA’s mark of excellence. How does sustainability factor into your specifying process? #kbtribechat

Q5 Stone fabrication has come so far in last 10 years. @CambriaQuartz wants to know your opinion>What’s next for quartz surfaces? #kbtribechat

Q6 . @CambriaQuartz says the only limit is a designer’s imagination. How would you push the envelope in surfaces? #kbtribechat

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#KBtribechat #KBIS2015 Edition

11 a.m. PT/2 p.m. ET, Wednesday, January 21st
Sponsored and Hosted by Formica Corporation in Booth N1139

We’re getting together for KBtribechat during KBIS at 11am Vegas time!


We encourage all KBIS attendees and exhibitors to join us for the annual face-to-face KBtribechat and networking event at the Formica Corporation booth.

Here are our KBtribechat questions:
Q1: What are some of the top new products you have seen at @KBIS2015?
Q2: Which new home technology products are you most excited about?
Q3: How are manufacturers using technology to enhance their products?
Q4: Marsala is Pantone’s Color of the Year. Are you seeing complementary product finds from @KBIS2015?
Q5: What are the must-see booths of @KBIS2015?

Your KBtribechat assignments are as follows:
• KBIS attendees and exhibitors – Refer to our chat questions as you walk the show on Day 1. Take lots of photos (noting exhibitor information) and report your discoveries from 11 a.m. to noon PT on Wednesday, Jan. 21st, using the #KBtribechat hashtag. Be sure to make your way to Formica Corporation’s booth (N1139) for the chat and networking in person.
• #KBtribechat friends experiencing KBIS 2015 via social media – Join the weekly Twitter chat at its regularly scheduled time and experience the show through the eyes of your colleagues. Ask questions and share your thoughts!

Images captured in our show reporting will be posted on the #KBIS2015 KBtribechat Group Pinterest Board. Be sure to follow @KBIS2015,@kbtribechat and @FormicaGroup on Twitter during Design & Construction Week to get a front-row seat for all things KBIS.

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January is in full swing and it’s a busy one for KBTRIBECHAT! Let’s get the KBIS ball rolling on January 14th as KBIS sponsors and hosts the pre-show chat. Join the KBIS team, NKBA and many participating exhibitors and attendees as we discuss what makes this year’s show BIGGER, BOLDER and BETTER.


We’ll be discussing new initiatives such as KBIS NeXT – Stage Presentations, Tech Bar, Innovative Showroom Display and the VA Tech FutureHaus, NKBA learning opportunities, special after-hour events, the KBIS Mobile App, social media promotions at the show, and of course, our progressive #KBTRIBECHAT sponsored by Cambria, Wellborn and TOTO USA.


And, with less than a week until the show kicks off, hear from our exhibitors as they share what’s new and exciting in their booths!


Join us Wednesday, January 14th at 2:00 pm ET for the #KBIS2015 COUNTDOWN!

KBtribechat has two group Pinterest Boards on KBIS 2015:



Let us know if you’d like a Pin-vitation!

Here are the discussion questions: 

1. Let’s start with some fun. When are you arriving in Vegas and what’s first on your agenda?

2. KBISNeXT is our exciting new initiative this year. Do you plan on visiting #KBISNeXT in the South Hall? Why?

3. @theNKBA presents so many learning opps from courses to #VFTI to featured speakers. What are you planning on taking in?

4. Part A) Wow! 119 #BOK2015 entries & too many exhibitor product launches to mention! What brands are on your must-see list?

4, Part B) Exhibitors, it’s time to shout out your booth numbers and share your events! Go for it!

5. How do you plan to leverage social media at the show? What platforms do you use the most for live events? Using the KBIS App?

6. What’s on your list for after hours? @theNKBA Bash? Restaurants to try? Sights & shows to see?

Here is the transcript for this KBtribechat.


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2015 #KBtribechat Transcripts


January 7 – Livable Design – hosted by BLANCO

January 14 – KBIS Countdown – hosted by KBIS2015

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Livable Design

BLANCO defines livable design as transitional in feel – but with organic lines that are naturally inspired and offer durability and easy-to-clean performance. It’s not enough to walk the line between traditional and modern… today’s styles must also be performance driven – they need to save water, last longer, be easy-to-use and easy-to-clean. They also need to offer organic lines – gently sloping and easy to match with today’s surfaces, cabinetry and flooring. Even modern cabinetry is reliant on nature’s palettes and textures so the fixtures must match.


BLANCO is sponsoring and hosting our January 7, 2015 KBtribechat.  

Join us on Twitter from 2 to 3pm eastern time

by adding #KBtribechat to your tweets.

Here are their discussion questions:

Question 1: What is livable design? How are you inspired by organic themes?

Question 2: Colors are livable. What colors take their inspiration from nature?

Question 3: Ergonomics are important to livable design. How do ergonomics impact your designs?

Question 4: How does personalization play a role in livable design?

Question 5: Durability is a hallmark of livable design. Is quality making a comeback? Are we tired of a throwaway culture?

Question 6: As living spaces come together, how do open floor plans impact design?

Question 7: Open floor plans also mean keeping spaces uncluttered. What organization systems are you employing to keep it clean?

Find more information at BlancoAmerica.com.

Here is the transcript for this KBtribechat.


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Range Technology and Holiday Cooking

Miele is sponsoring and hosting the last KBTribeChat of 2014!



After extensive research and development, Miele launched a series of the world’s most sophisticated ranges. Join us on December 17th at 2:00pm EST as we explore this revolutionary series – offering precise performance, purposeful innovation, effortless operation and harmonious design. By the end of the discussion you will be adding one to your own holiday wish list. With 30”, 36” and 48” varieties offered in gas, electric and dual fuel, there is a Miele range for every kitchen configuration. Your culinary adventure awaits!



Question 1: If you had to describe the new Miele Range in one word, what would it be?

Question 2: What features do you find essential in a range?

Question 3: How important is fleet design when specifying a full suite of kitchen appliances?

Question 4: What is your favorite holiday recipe?

Question 5: What technological advances do you find your clients requesting?

For more information go to MieleUSA.com.
Here is the transcript for this KBtribechat.

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