#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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on Wednesday, February 13

from 2 to 3pm eastern

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Progressive #KBtribechat at #KBIS2019 Details

KBtribe attending KBIS:

Join us for a fun in person KBtribechat event on the first day of the show!

Enjoy networking in person with other industry pros 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.

Attend to get an “I ❤️ KBtribechat” tote and fill it with goodies from each host.

 

Date:  Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Time: 1:30pm to 3pm PST

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Photography: Lisa Stewart

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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We have a new KBtribechat group Pinterest Board for Progressive KBtribechat at KBIS sharing. If you would like to be added please let us know.

Here are our Progressive KBtribechat discussion questions:

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1.)  The new Invari Bath Collection by Brizo celebrates a modern revival of traditional design, borrowing influence from the Edwardian era, yet streamlining this aesthetic through a contemporary lens. How has your design style evolved?

2.) How do unique materials and finish offerings, such as Brizo’s Vettis Concrete and the new Brilliance Polished Gold finish available in the new Rook Kitchen and Invari Bath Collections, inspire your designs?

3.) Live Tweeters: Snap your favorite Brizo products and share now!

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1.) What new products support the “smart living solutions” theme throughout the Wellborn booth?

2.) What door’s and colors have been launched to support current trends?

3.) Live Tweeters: Snap your favorite Wellborn Cabinet products and share now!

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1.) How has increased specifications and the ability to buy kitchen and bath materials online benefited you as a designer?

2.) How many of your projects are designed for non-traditional spaces like closets, outdoor kitchens, etc? Share photos!

3.) Live Tweeters: Snap your favorite Rev-A-Shelf products and share now!

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1.) What kitchen appliance is a must for helping your clients stay #TrueToFood?

2.) How do you incorporate wine refrigerators into your kitchen designs when clients want to proudly display their collection?

3.) Live Tweeters: Snap your favorite Signature Kitchen Suite products and share now!

 

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Why Tile Will Make You Love Where You Live and Work

A design discussion

Sponsored and Hosted by Coverings Trade Show

Our KBtribechat Questions:

*TWITTER POLL* 1.) When you think of tile and stone applications, do you think of the: a) kitchen b) bathroom c) both d) someplace else

2.) Tile is available in all shapes, sizes, and colors. What tile products are currently most requested by your clients?

3.) What are your favorite tile and stone trends right now? What trends do you think will be popular in 2019?

4.) Tile surfaces have numerous health and environmental benefits. How has using tile helped aid in the healthy design of a home?

5.) Coverings showcases tile & stone from all over the world each year. What location or culture have inspired you to use tile in your designs?

*TWITTER POLL* 6.) Why do you use tile? a) durability b) beauty c) versatility d) easy upkeep

7.) Installing tile & stone is a precise process. What steps do you take in your business to ensure a seamless and hassle-free application for clients?

8.) At Coverings, you gain the opportunity to learn from the best in the tile & stone biz! What are you most looking forward to at this year’s #coverings2019 in Orlando?

*Don’t forget to register: https://registration.experientevent.com/ShowTIL191/

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from 2 to 3pm eastern

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The Wellness Kitchen Trend

A design discussion

Sponsored and Hosted by Caesarstone

The desire to live healthily and our growing knowledge of how daily habits affect wellbeing are major influences on kitchen design today–and for good reason. After all, the kitchen is the heart of the home and should further our healthy lifestyle, not hinder it. That’s where the Wellness Kitchen comes in.

The Wellness Kitchen trend extends beyond just a healthy diet. It is about using advancements in technology and design to foster healthier lifestyles for our bodies, our minds and our planet. An ideal Wellness Kitchen doesn’t just feed the mind and soul with its functional, visually satisfying designs. It also encourages social interactions and environmentally friendly lifestyles.

From residential remodeling to commercial development, there is a growing niche for wellness-focused design, creating an opportunity for designers, contractors, retailers, manufacturers and other industry professionals to contribute to a better, healthier world. 

At Caesarstone, we strive to create a kitchen counter culture that contributes to and fosters healthier lifestyles, from the manufacturing plant all the way to the home. Now we want to hear the role health and wellness plays in your work!

OUR KBtribechat QUESTIONS:

1.) From putting healthy food on public display to open-concept kitchens that encourage family interaction and food prep, there are all kinds of ways to design with wellness in mind. What does the Wellness Kitchen trend mean to you? 

2.) Consumers are becoming more conscious of not just their own health, but the health of the planet.  Using sustainable, green building materials is more prevalent than ever before. How do you incorporate sustainable materials/elements into your designs?

3.) Your kitchen should serve as a retreat, not a pressure cooker. What tips do you have for streamlining design to avoid clutter and promote minimalism?

4.) An ideal Wellness Kitchen should be easy to maintain, user friendly for all ages and logically planned. Share your favorite Wellness Kitchen design and tell us why you love it. 

5.) Caesarstone partnered with Dan Brunn Architecture & other green companies to create a house of the future. If you were designing a sustainable house, which materials would you use? Create your own moodboard and share: http://www.caesarstonesocial.com/contest/contest.html

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on Wednesday, January 30

from 2 to 3pm eastern

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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

Photo by Lisa Stewart Photography

 

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

January 30 – The Wellness Kitchen Trend – Hosted by Caesarstone

February 6 – Why Tile – Hosted by Coverings Trade Show

February 13 – Authenticy Over Perfection – Hosted by The Natural Stone Institute

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