Kitchen and Bath Lighting

KBTribeChat will be sponsored and hosted by Lamps Plus Pros on January 23.

Lamps Plus Pros is the professional trade division of Lamps Plus, a family owned company and leader in the lighting industry for over 40 years. Lamps Plus Pros is the lighting and home furnishing resource for professional interior designers, contractors, builders and electricians. The division features professional trade pricing, free membership, same-day shipping on most orders and one-on-one account manager service. Our dedicated account managers support interior designers with exclusive designs “value engineered” to ensure the best trade pricing. For more information: LampsPlus.com/Pros.

Our KBtribechat questions: 

  1. What trends are you seeing in kitchen lighting?
  2. What are the biggest mistakes homeowners make in kitchen lighting?
  3. Which fixtures are you especially liking for kitchen lighting?
  4. How should you approach your kitchen lighting scheme?
  5. What are trends you are seeing for bathroom lighting?
  6. What are the biggest mistakes homeowners make in bathroom lighting?
  7. Which bathroom fixtures are you preferring?

Erica Islas, Lamps Plus interior designer, will be providing expertise for the chat. She is a renowned interior designer with a specialty in kitchen and bath design, having been featured in major national media.

Be sure to follow @LampsPlus and join us on Twitter, Wednesday, January 23, from 2-3pm eastern time by adding #KBtribechat to your tweets.

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2019 #KBtribechat Transcripts

 

January 9 – Three Ways to Stress Less in 2019 – Hosted by Control4

January 16 – Design Crush Bathrooms

January 23 – Lighting for the Kitchen and Bath – Hosted by Lamps Plus

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January 16 at #KBtribechat – Design Crush Kitchens

A design discussion

Design Crush features | Soapstone -Polycor | Range – BlueStar | Hood – Zephyr Ventilation | Sink/Faucet – Franke | Pendant Lights – Wilson Lighting | photo by Edward Caldwell Photography

This week we are pinning to our group board Kitchens. Let us know if you’d like to be added to this board!

Our KBtribechat Questions: 

1.) Is aesthetic beauty the main reason for your design crush on a kitchen?: Explain!

2.) Sometimes the whole is more than the sum of the parts. Please share images of kitchens you LOVE and tell us why you find them exciting!

3.) How does appliance choice affect our reaction to a kitchen?

4.) How do you go about choosing color for the kitchen? Do “colors of the year” affect your choices? What colors do you find spectacular for kitchens?

5.) Mixing metal details is a fun way to add excitement to a space. Do you like this concept? Why? Share images of kitchens that do a good job including mixed metals!

6.) Can designing for health and sustainability also be a trophy kitchen? Explain!

7.) Sometimes we find ourselves crushing on the details. What kitchen organizers, storage solutions, decorative hardware, lighting or tech have delighted you?

Join this Twitter conversation

on Wednesday, January 16

from 2 to 3pm eastern

by adding #KBtribechat to your tweets!

Here’s a link to view the transcript for this KBtribechat.

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3 Ways to Stress Less in the Kitchen in 2019


If your 2019 New Year’s resolution is anywhere in the realm of “stressing less,” then you’re not alone! We’re here to help—starting in the kitchen!

 


The new year is here! Are you ready to rock your 2019 dinner parties, birthday bashes, and everything in between? Whether you’re meal prepping, getting lunches ready for the kids, trying out that tasty recipe that you saw online, or feeding an entire dinner party, wouldn’t it be nice if your kitchen could help ease some of the stress? We’ve gathered a few things from Control4 that can help reduce the stress the kitchen brings for 2019.

Voice assistants, such as the Amazon Alexa family, make it easy to stay on task while you handle something else simultaneously. Just ask Alexa to start a timer, play a song, ask for measuring comparisons, lower the thermostat, and so much more all while you continue your current task. Look at that, you never even had to look up from the cutting board, which you should never do anyway to ensure you keep all of your digits in tact! But that’s not all; Amazon Alexa devices are capable of so much more than just setting timers when incorporated into a smart home system. Commands like “Alexa, turn on cooking” can simultaneously bring up the kitchen lights to 100%, turn the TV on to Food Network or start up your favorite playlist on the speakers in the kitchen, and turn the thermostat down to make your cooking routine as easy as pie.

Connected appliances, such as stoves, refrigerators, slow cookers, etc. are time-savers, and sometimes sanity-savers! We can’t be the only ones that have left the grocery list sitting on the counter, only to realize it while parking at the grocery store. Enter smart refrigerators. With futuristic features like cameras so you can actually look inside your fridge while you’re at the store, screens so you can create and add to shopping lists every time you open the refrigerator, and remote access to be able to send those lists directly to your phone, you’ll never have to hand-write a list again. And with connected stoves, multitasking has never been easier. Stepping away to check more off of your to-do list while something simmers used to be a dangerous game. But now you can just tell the app to turn the temperature down while you’re in the other room! Not today stove-top disasters, not today.


Probably one of the last things you’re thinking about while you’re cooking is having a touch screen in the kitchen. But trust us, once you’ve experienced the ease of touch screens, you can’t live without them…or, at least, you won’t want to live without them! Notify the entire house that it’s time for dinner, video chat with your partner while they’re still at the store, communicate with a visitor at the door, all without putting that spatula down. A CONTROL4 TOUCH SCREEN with the Intercom Anywhere app in the kitchen works as a video chat device, an intercom system, and a smart doorbell station. This means distractions, like someone at the door or the kids not coming down when you’ve called, take up less of your time so you can focus on that gorgeous meal you’ve been working so hard on.

Interested in learning more about connected devices and our favorite kitchen tech?
Head to Twitter on January 9, starting at 2 p.m. ET and search for the #KBTribeChat hashtag, or add #KBTribeChat to your tweets to join the conversation! And don’t forget to follow @Control4.

Check out our KBtribechat questions:

Q. Have you ever used smart home technology in your own home or in your designs?

Q. What smart home technology have you been wanting to learn more about? Or, what smart home technology have you recently learned about that you love?

Q. What is an issue/struggle in the kitchen that you would love for technology to solve?

Q. What is one must-have piece of technology you want (or already have) in the kitchen. Why?

Q. What are the must-haves when it comes to lighting in a kitchen?

Q. What are accessibility issues you try to solve when designing a kitchen?

Q. How, as a designer, would you define the term “smart home” to your clients?

Q. What would you consider to be an ideal “smart home” environment?

Join the conversation on Twitter

Wednesday, January 9

from 2 to 3 pm eastern

by adding #KBtribechat to your tweets!

Here’s a link to view the transcript for this KBtribechat. 

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50 Twitter Tips

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1.) Fill out your Twitter profile completely, including a link to your site.

2.) Include a photo or logo on your Twitter account. 

3.) Join #KBtribechat to engage.

4.) Retweet friends posts.

5.) Be generous with your likes.

6.) Hootsuite is a great Twitter tool.

7.) Tweetchat can automatically add our hashtag to your KBtribechat tweets.

8.) Thank those who retweet your shares.

9.) Be social!

10.) Retweeting with added comments is good too.

11.) Follow interesting accounts.

12.) Make sure your profile looks real.

13.) Follow back too.

14.) Twitter lists can help you organize followers.

15.) Twubs can automatically add our hashtag to your KBtribechat tweets.

16.) Add #KBtribechat to your K+B shares.

17.) If it’s good enough to like think about retweeting!

18.) Be nice.

19.) Share good blog posts with links.

20.) Use the Twitter app on your phone.

21.) Never auto message!

22.) Share interesting information.

23.) Do message connections (DM) directly if you don’t want to put it in a tweet.

24.) Make a point to connect with people.

25.) Respond to mentions.

26.) TweetDeck is good for Twitter too.

27.) Have your Insta shares post to Twitter.

28.) Share your expertise at #KBtribechat.

29.) Make friends.

30.) Have new Pinterest pins post directly to Twitter.

31.) Don’t share only about yourself.

32.) Be yourself!

33.) If you have a blog, share your posts on Twitter.

34.) Retweet interesting shares.

35.) Include a banner image on your Twitter account.

36.) Retweet #KBtribechat news.

37.) Share your project updates.

38.) Tweet recommended accounts to follow.

39.) Use keywords to attract a specific audience.

40.) Encourage engagement.

41.) Include images on your tweets.

42.) Make sure to give credit. 

43.) Be an industry resource.

44.) Follow those who share at #KBtribechat.

45.) Use hashtags so your content can be discovered.

46.) Share your expertise.

47.) Use a URL shortener. 

48.) Stay on message (most of the time).

49.) Show up regularly.

50.) Have fun!

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Another #KBtribechat SAVE THE DATE

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We are getting together in person on both day one and day two of Design and Construction Week 2019.  Put this day two KBtribechat event on your show planner! We want to see you there.

Our Wednesday, KBtribechat discussion on February 20th will be hosted by Thermador in booth C3830. Join us at 11am until noon Vegas time. Attendees will gather during the weekly KBtribechat hour to network, share show highlights on social media, plus see the latest from Thermador first hand. Join our fun!

Wednesday, February 20

11am until noon at IBS 2019

Thermador KBtribechat 

booth C3830

 

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#KBtribechat SAVE THE DATE!

We are so excited for KBIS 2019! On the first day of the show, we’ll be getting together in person for a four sponsor KBtribechat tour on the show floor. Enjoy networking in person while we discover the latest industry innovations and share on social media.  Each exhibitor host has an insiders program planned with treats and fun surprises. Pick up your I ❤️ KBtribechat bag at the first stop and fill it with swag from each sponsor. Plan to be there!

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Tuesday, February 19
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Progressive KBtribechat at KBIS
1:30 to 3pm Vegas time

Event Timing and Hosts:

1:30pm  Brizo  booth N2332 (Twitter: @Brizo | Instagram: @BrizoFaucet)

1:53pm  Wellborn Cabinet  booth N2463 (@WellbornCabinet)

2:18pm  Rev-A-Shelf  booth C7808 (@REVASHELF)

2:40pm – 3pm  Signature Kitchen Suite  booth C5907 (@SKSappliances)

 

 

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