March 27 at #KBtribechat – Bathrooms That Wow!

A Twitter Design Discussion.

 

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A compilation of Bathroom Design Inspiration from our community on instagram. The Four Point image is their DXV Design Panel design. ❤️

 

Our KBtribechat questions: 

1.) Please share images of bathrooms you LOVE and tell us why you find them exciting!

2.) Stunning surfaces are often the focal point of beautiful bathrooms. Share installations that prove this point from showers to countertops to flooring and walls.

3.) Share your design crush faucets, sinks, shower fittings and tubs!

4.) What bathroom lighting has wowed you lately?

5.) What bathroom organizers, storage solutions or tech has WOWed you lately?

6.) Built-in appliances in (or near) the master bathroom? Yes, please! What appliances take luxury to the next level in the master suite?

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March 20 at #KBtribechat – Aging in Place

A Design Discussion

Hosted by John Kelsey

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We all look forward to living a long life. Not many of us look forward to growing old. For those of us in our 50’s and 60’s, we being noticing small changes in our bodies and mind. Activities and tasks that were simple and easy, even enjoyable, become annoying, too much, tiring and difficult to perform. The risk is home ownership begins to become a burden instead of a pleasure.

 

John’s KBtribechat Questions:

1.) In general terms, what are the biggest challenges will a client have to address who chooses to live/age in place into their later years?

2.) Functionality in the kitchen is a major aging/living challenge. How can we minimize bending, reaching, stooping, even getting burnt or scalded as we plan a kitchen?

3.) Functionality in the bathroom is a major aging/living challenge. How can we minimize bending, reaching, stooping, slipping, even getting scalded as we plan a bathroom?

4.) Slipping and falling is the leading cause of injury or death among older adults. What flooring solutions in the kitchen and bath can we provide that will help minimize this risk?

5.) As we age, our eyesight changes. Small print becomes impossible to read, as does that menu in the candle lit restaurant. What lighting solutions will make life easier for someone to use the kitchen or bathroom?

6.) Technology offers the potential of being a great enabler in four categories for those who opt for a living/aging in place lifestyle. Communication/engagement, Health and Wellness, Learning/Contribution and Safety/Security. How can it help? What are the risks?

 

7.) What features in the home would help facilitate a good aging in place environment?

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March 13 at #KBtribechat – Gourmet Kitchens

A design discussion

Sponsored and Hosted by GE Appliances

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From chic, minimalistic design to the latest in cooking technology, a high-end kitchen can often be the showpiece of a home. Join us for a Gourmet Kitchen Twitter Chat hosted by GE Appliances on 3/13 at 2 pm ET and get ready to talk about your dream kitchen.

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Our KBtribechat questions:


1. What elevates a kitchen to gourmet status in your opinion?

2. When it comes to appliances, what features are most important in a gourmet kitchen?

3. What finishes are you most likely to see in a high-end kitchen?

4. What role does tech play in a gourmet kitchen?

5. How do gourmet kitchens compare to chefs’ kitchens?

6. Describe your ideal gourmet kitchen. What would it contain?

 

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March 6 at #KBtribechat – Home Organization

A design discussion

Sponsored and Hosted by Rev-a-shelf.

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Our KBtribechat Questions:
Q1: What rooms in the home do you feel need the most help with organization?
Q2: What part of the home do you feel is the most difficult to organize and STAY organized?
Q3: What organization products are you currently using or specifying for your clients?
Q4: KBIS definitely brought it this year! What trends in organization did you see and fall for? Share photos!
Q5: Where do you learn about new organization trends/products? (ex. Social, Print, Online Sources) Be specific!
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A #KBIS2019 Recap #KBtribechat

With Modenus and #DesignHoundsKBIS

Sponsored and Hosted by Designs of Distinction by Brown Wood Products

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At Designs of Distinction by Brown Wood, Inc., we enjoyed exhibiting at KBIS this year.  We are known for bringing the latest trends of decorative wood and metal accents and supports for kitchen, bath and furniture. We saw so many innovative and trendy products at KBIS this year and are excited to discuss them with you.

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As an exhibitor at KBIS, Designs of Distinction made its mark with several new product launches. We launched a new Cut-to-Size Wire Mesh program which includes 8 styles, 6 colors, no minimums and quick shipping. In addition, we launched our new line of decorative onlays that were part of Best of KBIS. Our new line of acrylic and chrome feet were also a hit!

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We would love for you to follow us along as we continue to launch new products to upgrade your clean line designs. Follow us on Instagram here.

Did you miss KBIS? Email rjacobs@brownwoodinc.com for a copy of our new look-book which includes all the products that were on our show floor with pricing.

Our KBtribechat Questions:

1.  Which was the most stand out product that you saw at #KBIS2019 or during #DesignHoundsKBIS 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!
4.  What was your single favorite moment during KBIS 2019 or #DesignHoundsKBIS? Share pics or videos.
5. What were your favorite sightings of color? Any specific color trends you saw?
6. What were your favorite finishes that you saw?
7. What products are you seeing being used in unique ways?
8. What new trends did you see in cabinetry and decorative elements? What do you predict for the next year?

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#KBtribechat at #IBS2019

 Sponsored and Hosted by Thermador

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The International Builders’ Show is an exciting time to unveil the newest innovative products, ideas, and trends. Will you be heading to IBS this year? If so, join us for our annual in-person #KBTribechat and networking event on Wednesday, Feb. 20 at the Thermador booth (C3830). Not at IBS this year? Follow the #KBTribechat hashtag on Twitter starting at 11:00 a.m. and experience the show through the eyes of attendees and exhibitors alike. Join in on the conversation, ask questions and share your thoughts.

Thermador luxury home appliances continues to roll out more than 300 groundbreaking new products. At the show, you will be able to see the latest from Thermador firsthand—from the sleek 36-inch Masterpiece Freedom Induction Cooktop, to the ultra-innovative Thermador Connected Experience by Home Connect. You will want to take your time and devour all of the inventive and exceptional product radiating from this year’s Thermador booth.

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IBS attendees can refer to our chat questions below as you walk the show and tour our booth on Wednesday, Feb. 20. Snap lots of photos, and share your answers on the live Twitter chat using the #KBtribechat and #Thermador hashtags.
Our KBtribechat questions:

Q1: IBS is showcasing the latest product innovations and trends from leading kitchen and bath brands. What are the top new products that you are most excited for at #IBS2019?

Q2: Innovation is top of mind at #IBS2019. Which innovative products are capturing your attention?

Q3: What products are specifically designed for compact spaces?

Q4: Technology is transforming the heart of the home. What tech trends are you seeing in the kitchen at #IBS2019?

Q5: What sleek product designs are on your mind #IBS2019?

Q6: What is your favorite luxury appliance you are seeing at #IBS2019?

Q7: Which products at #IBS2019 highlight personalization?

We cannot wait to #KBTribechat with you:
Wednesday, February 20
11:00a.m. until noon at IBS 2019
Thermador KBTribechat 
booth C3830

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February 13: Authenticity Over Perfection

A design discussion

Sponsored and Hosted by Use Natural Stone.

Photo courtesy of Smokey Mountain Tops.

Photo courtesy of Smokey Mountain Tops.

Each day when we open or refresh our social media feeds, we are inundated with pictures of carefully curated perfection: photos staged, edited, and styled until they resemble something closer to a magazine spread than a glimpse of a real person’s life. Kitchens and bathrooms we see on social media are perfectly lit, accessorized, and devoid of any ounce of clutter. It is easy to find yourself mistaking these images for reality, and then looking at your own rooms in dismay at their perceived imperfection.

Perhaps 2019 is the time for us to take a break from social media perfection and instead turn our sights to something more achievable: authenticity. To be authentic is to be real, genuine, and original. To be authentic is to be the “real deal,” finding and embracing beauty in the little things that make your space truly yours and unique.

One way to strive for authenticity in kitchen and bath design is to choose genuine natural materials, sustainably sourced and durable enough to stand up to the demands of your daily, real-world life. Genuine materials like natural stone have stood the test of time and bring a piece of the natural world into your home. Natural stone is unique, durable, sustainable, and easy to maintain, making it a good choice for busy kitchens, bathrooms, and other areas of the home.

Photo courtesy of Aria Stone Gallery.

Photo courtesy of Aria Stone Gallery.

Our KBtribechat questions:
1.)  Do you and your clients seek authentic materials when designing kitchens and baths?
2.) What do you see as the main benefits of choosing authentic materials such as natural stone and wood in your designs?
3.) Every room tells a story, and surfaces are a big part of that. What story do you hope your room is telling?
4.) Let’s get inspired. Share pictures of your favorite kitchens and baths—bonus points if they include authentic materials!
5.). What elements are critical to the creation of an authentic space? What makes these rooms truly feel like “home”?
6.) What are some misconceptions your clients have about working with natural products?
7.) If you could describe your ideal kitchen or bath in one word, what would it be? (And what would it look like?)

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