July 26 at #KBtribechat – Color in the Kitchen

A design discussion!

Sponsored and Hosted by GE Appliances.

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As the kitchen merges into the living space, we’re seeing new colors, finishes and design trends emerge. Join GE Appliances on Wednesday, July 26 at 2 pm for a discussion on color in the kitchen. We’ll look at the latest in appliance finishes and talk about creative ways people are bringing pops of color into the kitchen.

 

 

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Our KBtribechat discussion questions:
1. How have open floor plans influenced design?
2. Why do you think stainless has been so popular for so long?
3. Life after stainless. What’s next in finishes?
4. Stainless vs. matte. Which do you prefer and why?
5. When it comes to appliances what finish or color would you like to see?
6. What colors are you seeing dominate in the kitchen in general today?
7. Appliances, backsplashes, accessories. How do you play with color in the kitchen? Share Photos!

 

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July 19 at #KBtribechat – Small Kitchens

A design discussion!

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Our KBtribechat questions:

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

2.) Are there cabinet storage solutions that are helpful for small kitchens? Please share!

3.) How can you make a small kitchen feel larger? Share pictures!

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

5.) What appliance choices work well for small kitchens?

 

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July 12 at #KBtribechat – Blurring the Lines Between Indoors and Out

A design discussion

Sponsored and Hosted by MS International

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Outdoor spaces are becoming a useful extension of our homes, a big takeaway from our Outdoor Living Trends KBtribechat. Bringing nature inside also has a calming effect which is so desirable today. Let’s explore this design trend!

 

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The MSI team encourages you to include images you find inspirational with your answers!

Our KBtribechat questions:

1.) How can we beautifully ease the transition from an interior to an exterior living space?

2.) What features are desired in today’s outdoor living spaces?

3.) What materials and products are you finding exciting for outdoor spaces today?

4.) What are some of your favorite outdoor projects that blend interior and exterior spaces seamlessly?

5.) How can we bring nature inside, blurring the line even further?

 

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Happy July!

We will be taking a break next week. Happy Canada Day and 4th of July KBtribe!

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Photo by Barclay Buteravia for Hadley Court

 

Our next KBtribechat discussion will be on July 12 hosted by MS International – Blurring the Lines Between Indoors and Out!

Until then, here’s a fun 4th of July Pinterest board we are a part of with MANY good ideas.

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Here is our group Pinterest board Outdoor Living. Want to pin with us? Let us know to be added to the board!

Join us on Instagram too! Remember to tag your kitchen and bath related social media posts with #KBtribechat.

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#KBtribeChat Live at #PCBC2017!

Get ready tribe – we’re makin’ our way to San Diego for the annual PCBC conference, the largest homebuilding trade show for the West Coast! Each year, PCBC draws more than 10,000 attendees and exhibitors, serving as the nexus for the homebuilding industry.

Whether you’re at the show or at home, make plans to join us on Wednesday, June 28 at 11 a.m. PT/2 p.m. ET to discuss the “New Age of Homebuilding.” Our chat will be sponsored and hosted by Whirlpool Corporation , the world’s leading manufacturer of major home appliances.

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Innovative Whirlpool Corporation products have been welcomed into homes decade after decade. Whirlpool is committed to understanding its consumers inside and out. By arming builders with powerful consumer insights and purposefully innovating appliances to meet the needs of consumers, Whirlpool Corporation continues to be a strong appliance supplier for builders.

As a Whirlpool Corporation collaborator, builders get access to not only the company’s strategic portfolio of brands, but also the resources to help them match the right appliances to their projects and customers. Whirlpool Corporation brands — Amana, Whirlpool, Maytag, KitchenAid and Jenn-Air – have been thoughtfully designed to suit a specific customer and home type, giving builders the depth and breadth of appliance options to suit virtually any project. In fact, Whirlpool Corporation products can be found in 3 out of 4 American homes.

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With more than 100 years of experience in the appliance industry, Whirlpool Corporation is eager to discuss the trends and insights that have impacted homes today. If you’re attending the show, come join us live at the PCBC Hub for Social booth #2427.

Questions for discussion:

• Times are changing and so are homebuyer preferences. What do today’s homebuyers want?
• What colors/finishes are designers and homeowners asking for most – from countertop surfaces to appliance finish?
• How are different generations influencing home design and the housing market as a whole?
• How have the connected home and buyer preference evolved in recent years?
• How is sustainable living affecting home building and design?

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June 21st at #KBtribechat – What’s Trending in Kitchen Design?

A design discussion

Sponsored and Hosted by Element Designs.

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Contemporary trends have grown from a very small segment of the kitchen industry, to the second most popular design preference. As a leading supplier of aluminum, glass and acrylic cabinet doors (and surfacing materials) to kitchen manufacturers across North America, Element Designs has witnessed this transformation first-hand.

Historically, design trends have always started in Europe and gradually made their way to North America over the course of a few years. Now, with the magnitude and speed of technology, design trends make their way to most markets often in just a few weeks. Staying on top of design trends is important to everyone in the industry, but it is especially crucial to our customers.

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Let’s talk about kitchen trends!

Our KBtribechat questions:

1.  The contemporary design trend is here to stay. What design elements are essential in today’s contemporary kitchen designs?

2.  What trends do you expect to have longevity?

3.  Is white forever? Or is gray the new white? What colors are trending?

4.  How have metals redefined kitchens this year?

5.  We love to see how materials can be combined to create unique designs. What are some of your favorite ways to combine materials and finishes?

6.  What is the best “on trend” kitchen you’ve seen? (let’s see pictures!)

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Technology in the Kitchen: The Future is Now!

The kitchen has undergone a dramatic change thanks to technology. From operating appliances remotely through an app to voice command through smart home assistants to set and adjust cooking temperature and time, there’s no doubt that technology has transformed the heart of the home.

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Join Whirlpool Corporation and Whirlpool brand as they sponsor and host the June 14 KBTribeChat on technology in the kitchen! Today, as more consumers look for kitchen products that provide purposeful technology to fit their daily lives and reflect a sense of individuality, home appliance design demands both passion and a unique perspective.

For more than 100 years, Whirlpool Corporation has dedicated its teams and resources to merging cultural observations and insights with emerging technologies and consumer trends. When it comes to technology in the kitchen, the company’s definition of innovation goes beyond the surface. Whirlpool Corporation is not interested in extraneous, low-function features and technologies that value flash over function. They believe technology at its most innovative should simplify the things we do every day. As such, Whirlpool Corporation is committed to incorporating purposeful technology that enhances a homeowner’s experience.

Whirlpool, the company’s flagship brand, is a leader in finding innovative ways for family members to take care of one another—driven by the notion that behind every chore is an act of love. The brand designs home appliances focused on combining new features with meaningful functionality that make providing care more intuitive. Aligned with the Corporation’s mission, Whirlpool Brand sees connected appliances as an opportunity to solve real family needs, rather than just using technology for technology’s sake.

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Let discuss how technology is infiltrating the heart of the home!

Our KBtribechat questions:

• What is trending when it comes to technology in the kitchen?
• In what ways does kitchen technology bring convenience to consumers?
• How is kitchen technology impacting home cooking?
• How are you incorporating sustainable technologies in the kitchen?
• What kitchen technologies excite you the most?

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