April 26 at #KBtribechat – A Focus on the Dishwasher

A design discussion

Sponsored and Hosted by GE Appliances

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Everyone loves to cook, but clean-up is a different story.  Join GE Appliances on Wednesday, April 26 at 2 pm eastern time for a lively discussion on dishwashers where we’ll share tips for dealing with sticky silverware and the dreaded white film on glasses. We’ll also discuss the latest in dishwasher innovation from new finishes to product innovation, including a spray arm that cleans those hard to reach corner glasses.

 

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The KBtribechat questions:
1. What’s your biggest pet peeve when it comes to dishwashers? How could design be improved?
2. When you buy a dishwasher what are your must-have features?
3. There is an art form to properly loading dishes. Who typically loads/unloads the dishwasher in your house? Do they do it well?
4. Dishwashers have gone high-tech. How have you used technology with your dishwasher?
5.How do you ensure the best clean? Share your tips from products to techniques.
6. Do you coordinate the finish of your dishwasher with other appliances in the kitchen? Why/why not?
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A way to help from a #KBtribechat friend

A message from Lisa M. Smith:

Hello KBtribechat friends,

I’m about to embark on The Mary Grace Tour, partially with the purpose of bringing awareness to the reality of Domestic Violence and to raise money for ACT, the Abuse, Counseling and Treatment, Inc, center in Lee County Florida.

Eighteen years ago this week my mother, Mary Grace, was murdered by her then husband in a domestic violence incident. The Mary Grace Tour is a recreation of a trip she took before I was born the details of which I found in her travel journal amongst her belongings. Domestic violence ended our dream of recreating this trip together.

ACT is the agency / 24-hr crisis hotline to whom which my mother made her last phone call on that fateful April evening.

Those of you who know me also know I never ask anyone for anything, as a kid I couldn’t ask people to buy a Girl Scout cookie. I’m stepping out of my comfort zone here when I ask you to support my efforts to raise over $10,000 for ACT.

Through Crowdrise, I’ve created a webpage for my campaign, The Mary Grace Tour, where anyone can make a tax deductible  donation securely online. The donations are paid directly to ACT via Crowdrise, nothing comes to or goes through me, I’m just a voice, and hopefully a loud one. I’m funding my trip on my own.
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Some people run for charity, I travel. I’ll be covering 9,859 miles, just under 10,000 miles in over 15 days. Any amount you can donate to this campaign would be greatly appreciated but here are some fun ideas:
1/2¢ per mile or $49.30
$5 per day or $75
1¢ per mile or $98.59
$10 per day or $150
5¢ per mile or $492.95

What your money can buy at ACT:

$100 Pays for 10 hours of counseling for a victim
$1,500 Pays the electric bill for one month for the shelter
$5,000 Pays for the 24-hour hotline for one year

Thank you for reading this.  I’ve made one more person aware of just how close domestic violence is. If enough of you help, I’ll reach my goal of raising $10,000 for ACT.

Thank you!

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April 19 at #KBtribechat – A Sustainability Discussion in celebration of Earth Day

A kitchen and bath industry conversation!

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This week we will be pinning to our Earth Day group pinterest board, a compilation of favorite sustainable and green designs and products. Let us know if you’d like to be added to the board!

Our KBtribechat questions:

1.) What eco/green/sustainable building tips do you suggest for kitchens and baths?

2.) How can we make kitchens and bathrooms more energy efficient?

3.) What remodeling choices affect indoor air quality? Please share good solutions.

4.) What user habits in the kitchen or bath can help with environmental responsibility?

5.) What eco-friendly products are on your list which can reduce the impact of construction on the environment?

Join this Twitter Chat discussion

on Wednesday, April 19

from 2 to 3pm eastern time

by adding #KBtribechat to your tweets!

Here’s the transcript for this #KBtribechat.

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April 12 at #KBtribechat – Spa Bathrooms

A design discussion!

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image via MS International, Inc.

This week we’re pinning Spa Bathroom inspirations to our group Pinterest board – Bathroom Design Ideas. If you want to be added give us a shout-out!

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The KBtribechat questions:

Q1.) Do certain materials, colors or design esthetics help create a spa feel in a bathroom? Explain!

Q2.) What key elements and features help define a spa bathroom?

Share pictures of spa bathrooms you like!

Q3.) What tips do you have to create a spa oasis in an existing bathroom?

Q4.) Do you incorporate aroma-therapy or chroma-therapy elements into your designs? What are your go to sources?

Q5.) LED lighting adds a soft, relaxing feel to bathrooms. Share ways to incorporate LED into the bathroom. What bathroom lighting do you like for a spa bathroom?

 

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on Wednesday, April 12

from 2 to 3pm eastern time

by adding #KBtribechat to your tweets!

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April 5 at #KBtribechat – Tile Trends from #Coverings2017

A design discussion!

Sponsored and Hosted by Crossville Tile.

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Tile—it’s functional art for our homes. Today, tile is more versatile and beautiful than ever thanks to advancing manufacturing technology and global design influences. There are so many styles, colors, sizes, shapes, and patterns to choose from for our interior spaces. Tile’s visual appeal and performance capabilities really shine in kitchens and baths—on both floors and walls, making it a staple surfacing choice for homeowners and design professionals alike.

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The annual Coverings Expo is North America’s largest exposition for the tile and stone industry. Hundreds of exhibitors from across the globe converge to display miles of tiles to tens of thousands of show attendees who are excited to experience the latest and greatest.

To keep you at the forefront of new products and all that’s happening in tile industry, we’re once again hosting our weekly #KBTribeChat from the Crossville, Inc. booth on Coverings show floor. If you’ll be in Orlando for the show, please join us in person to tweet up with friends at booth 2600. If you can’t attend the show, join us online for the chat and discover what’s new and inspiring in the world of tile!

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For everyone who’s part of this tile-focused chat, get your photos ready! We want to see your tile designs during this special conversation for our industry!

Our KBtribechat questions:

Q1: Latest tile trends—share!

Q2: Any innovations compelling you to spec more tile?

Q3: Where do you find tile inspiration?

Q4: Share how you choose/work with installers.

Q5: What are your priorities when specing tile?

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on Wednesday, April 5th

from 2 to 3pm eastern time

by adding #KBtribechat to your tweets!

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March 29 at #KBtribechat – Outdoor Living Trends

A design discussion

Sponsored and Hosted by MS International.

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The heart wants what it wants, and for homeowners one message is clear this spring: recreating outdoor living spaces is a high priority project. Thanks to warmer days, homeowners are starting to plan their new alfresco lifestyle.

Join MSI to chat about the most compelling outdoor living trends and inspired new exterior products hitting the market. From materials with innovative functionality to surfaces made for an enviable backyard oasis, we hope you’re able to join the discussion.

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Our KBtribechat questions:

Q1: What outdoor living trends are you seeing emerge in 2017? What’s the inspiration behind them?

Q2: What’s the most desired features in today’s outdoor spaces?

Q3: What are some of your favorite outdoor projects you’ve seen featuring tile or stone?

Q4: What are some ways homeowners can infuse their personalities & design styles into their outdoor projects?

Q5: What are some simple & budget-friendly ways to spruce up your outdoor space?

Q6: Any new, exciting outdoor products, materials or applications you’d like to share?

Q7: Any outdoor trends or products you’re looking forward to seeing at Coverings next week?

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on Wednesday, March 29

from 2 to 3pm eastern time

by adding #KBtribechat to your tweets!

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March 22 at #KBtribechat – A #FixALeak Week discussion on Saving Water

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Our KBtribechat questions:

1.  Saving water protects our environment plus lowers our energy and water bills. How can water be saved in the kitchen?

2. What about the bathroom? How can you save water in the bathroom?

3. In what other ways can you save this vital resource? #water

4. Are your clients concerned about water conservation? More or less than last year? Why do you think this is so?

5. What are your favorite products that help with water conservation?

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on Wednesday, March 22nd

from 2 to 3pm eastern time

by adding #KBtribechat to your tweets!

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