Bathroom Design – Where Are We Headed?

A design discussion.

Sponsored and Hosted by Blackman Plumbing.

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The KBtribechat Questions: 

1. Bathroom cabinetry is evolving! What bathroom furniture styles are becoming popular?

We want to see pictures!

2. Decorative hardware is becoming an essential design component on cabinetry. What finishes and types are you specifying or want to use?

3. Do you coordinate sinks, tub and toilet by suite? Explain your selection process! What are your favorites? What colors?

4. What faucet and shower valve handle styles and finishes are you excited about? Do you have a go to selection or does it vary by project?

5. Tile for bathroom flooring and showers has become very popular. Why do you see this trend continuing? Share beautiful images of bathroom tile inspiration!

6. Many lighting options are available for the bathroom! What are your favorites?

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Blackman is one of the nation’s largest family-owned and managed suppliers of plumbing, heating, industrial, waterworks and HVAC equipment. With 22 fully-stocked branches and showrooms located throughout the metropolitan New York area, Blackman has become a convenient, reliable resource for today’s building and remodeling professionals.  Blackman provides the supplies you need, when you need them, in stock and at the right price.

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Wash. Dry. Fold. Repeat – Let’s talk Laundry

A design discussion!

Sponsored and Hosted by Ferguson Bath, Kitchen & Lighting Gallery!

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The laundry room has finally come into its own as a bright and organized cleanup command center. Homeowners are putting more thought into the space, making it a multi-use area and reflective of their design style and personality. Join Ferguson Bath, Kitchen & Lighting Gallery for a discussion about the evolving laundry room, washer/dryer innovations and how to take the space to the next level.

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Our KBtribechat Questions:

Q1: Have laundry rooms evolved past the traditional washer/dryer? How do you take the space to the next level?

Q2: What’s important when choosing a brand of washer/dryer?

Q3: What laundry innovations are you loving?

Q4: The great washer debate: front loader or top loader?

Q5: How do you infuse some fun into the design of a laundry room?

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Mobile Apps, Tools of the Trade

A tech discussion!

Hosted by Scott Koehler, a 27 year kitchen and bath industry veteran and owner of Dream Kitchen Builders in North Carolina. Scott’s article ‘There’s an App for That’ is in the current issue of Kitchen and Bath Business Magazine.  Plan to attend his Voices From the Industry presentation at KBIS on Mobile Apps which will take place Tuesday, January 10, 2017 from 3:30 pm to 4:30pm.

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Scott’s KBtribechat Questions:

Q1. Which mobile apps do you use for file sharing and file management?

Q2. Which mobile apps do you use for client engagement and why?

Q3. Which mobile apps will you use at KBIS2017 and why?

Q4. How many computers do you personally own and how many of those are mobile devices?

Q5. What percentage of business do you do on desktops/laptops versus mobile devices?

Q6. What mobile apps do you use as part of your social media efforts?

Q7. What mobile apps do you use to aid in design?

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September 7th at #KBtribechat: Natural Materials in Design

A design discussion!
Sponsored and Hosted by Elkay.

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Combining natural elements like stone, metal, wood, and glass is a beautiful way to bring interest into design and create visual appeal. And options are endless when blending home décor with nature. But where do you start? What’s it going to cost? And how do you make these very separate entities work harmoniously together?

For almost 100 years, Elkay Manufacturing has been making innovative products including sinks, faucets, cabinetry, bottle fillers, and drinking fountains. And, Elkay just introduced its new Elkay Quartz Luxe sink collection – taking natural quartz which is four times harder than granite and making it even better through exclusive manufacturing processes. Elkay now offers more quartz sink colors and models than anyone else in the market with its two quartz sink collections: Classic and Luxe. These Elkay Quartz sinks work hard while adding natural beauty to any style or décor.

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Join us to discuss the latest and greatest in bringing natural elements into homes through innovative designs, products and high-tech materials on September 7 at 2 p.m. ET!

Our KBtribechat questions:

• What is the biggest trend in design with natural elements? What of these are here to stay?

• When considering bringing natural elements into your interior design, which is most important to you: texture, color or finish? And why?

• Why is there such an interest in natural materials?

• Affordable ways to bring nature inside. Give us your best examples.

• How can you tie in natural elements to an already established style?

• What doesn’t work when incorporating natural elements?

• What was your most innovative use of natural elements to spruce up a room?

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August 31st at #KBtribechat – Social Media and it’s Benefits for the Design Community

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Our KBtribechat questions:

The big question! ( 1.) How has social media participation benefited your business?

2.) What advice do you have for the design pro who is skeptic about social media?

3.) What social platforms are musts? For what reasons?

Twitter is not just for news.  Twitter chat participation creates real connections and friendships. Most of us know each other through KBtribechat.

4.) Is Twitter useful to you beyond KBtribechat? How?

We’ve noticed a proliferation of “likes” on Twitter versus retweets. We prefer retweets!

5.) Do you have a strategy for when to like a tweet and when to retweet? Explain!

SnapChat is getting a lot of attention lately!

6.) Are you on SnapChat? Why? What tips do you have for sharing there?

Instagramable is now part of our vernacular when describing a beautiful spot worthy of a photograph. Most of us share there. 

7.) How are you using the new Instagram stories?

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August 24 at #KBtribechat – Big Ideas for Small Bathrooms

A design discussion!

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The spaces might be smaller but the desire for quality and luxury remain.

Our discussion questions:

Q1 – When every inch counts, what tips do you have to create a functional and storage friendly bathroom?

Q2 – What are the luxurious Master Bathroom basics?  Share pictures of inspirational small bathrooms!

Q3 – How can we make small spaces feel larger?

Q4 – What storage organizers and solutions make the most of available bathroom spaces?

Q5 – Lighting is a very  important aspect of bathroom design.  What light fixture and window designs work well for small bathrooms?

 

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Connected Kitchens Cooking Up a Storm!

Tech is on the menu in the heart of the home! Connected kitchens are bringing a new layer of food intelligence to help people eat and live better. In fact, smart home technology in the kitchen is changing the way we acquire, prep and cook food.

Join Whirlpool Corporation and Jenn-Air as they sponsor and host the August 17th KBTribeChat on the connected kitchen!

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Whirlpool Corporation, the world’s leading manufacturer of major home appliances, has taken a leading role in introducing innovative connected appliances. Whirlpool Corporation studies the cultures, behaviors and needs of people of all ages around the world, and is responsible for creating products with purposeful technology.

Whirlpool Corporation’s purposeful connectivity anticipate the needs of consumers and their families and activates meaningful shortcuts and solutions so users can get back to what matters most.

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Whirlpool Corporation markets luxury appliance maker Jenn-Air.  Jenn-Air brand is committed to bringing cutting-edge technology into the kitchen. The brand continually explores how design, innovation and technology are intersecting to create greater connectivity in our lives. Through its new partnership with Innit, Jenn-Air plans to deliver another layer of intelligence to the kitchen, helping consumers achieve breakthrough levels of convenience, flavor and healthy cooking.

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On August 17, let’s stir up some conversation about this connected revolution.

Our KBTribeChat questions:

Q1. What “smart” technologies are trending in the kitchen?

Q2. What can connected kitchens bring in terms of functionality and convenience?

Q3. How does connectivity influence kitchen design?

Q4. How is connectivity changing home cooking?

Q5. What will be the most important element of the connected kitchen of the future?

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