January 25th at #KBtribechat – How Our Industry is Evolving

A kitchen and bath industry business management discussion!

Hosted by Susie Feia.

Susie Feia, Feia Construction, LLC

Susie’s KBtribechat Questions:

1.) The K&B industry is evolving. What new practices & trends do you see that help you be successful?

2.) What are your biggest challenges that still need to be solved?

3.) How does smart technology play a role in your business?

4.) Share your favorite apps that help you run your business!

5.) Clients now have access to all things design on the web. How do you harness this in a beneficial way?

6.) Video is the next big thing in SoMe. Do you use it yet for business? What feedback do you get? #kbtribechat

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Join this Twitter Chat discussion

on Wednesday, January 25

from 2 to 3pm eastern time

by adding #KBtribechat to your tweets!

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January 18 at #KBtribechat – A #KBIS2017 Recap with #BlogTourKBIS

Sponsored and hosted by Mr.Steam.

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The KBtribechat questions:

1. What was the most innovative product you saw at KBIS 2017? Share pics and Pinterest boards!

2. What did you see for the first time that you want to start including in your remodels? Share pics and Pinterest boards!

3. Did you learn anything at KBIS 2017 that will help you upsell your clients? Share pics, quotes!

4. Was there one stand out finish for kitchen or bath that you saw? Share pics and Pinterest boards!

5. Is there one product category that you think needs innovation? Share pics and Pinterest boards!

6. What was your single favorite moment during KBIS 2017 or #BlogTourKBIS? Share pics, videos, quotes.

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Join this Twitter Chat discussion

on Wednesday, January 18th

from 2 to 3pm eastern time

by adding #KBtribechat to your tweets!

Here’s the transcript for this KBtribechat.

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January 11 at #KBtribechat will be LIVE at #KBIS2017

Get together for KBtribechat during KBIS!

Sponsored and Hosted by Formica Group and Wellborn Cabinet.

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1:45 to 2:30 eastern in the Formica Group booth (W981)

The Kitchen & Bath Industry Show features hundreds of inspiring new products, ideas and trends. Join us at KBIS for our annual in-person #KBTribechat and networking event on January 11th at the Formica Corporation booth W981. We encourage all KBIS attendees and exhibitors to join us!

KBIS attendees and exhibitors – Refer to our chat questions as you walk the show on Day 1. Take lots of photos (note the exhibitor information), and share your discoveries from 1:45 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 11, using the #KBtribechat hashtag. Make your way to the Formica Corporation booth (W981) for the chat at 1:45 p.m., a chance to get your caricature drawn, and to meet fellow #KBTribechat members.

Not at KBIS this year? Follow the #KBTribechat hashtag starting at 1:45 p.m. and experience the show through the eyes of attendees and exhibitors alike. Feel free to ask questions and share your thoughts!

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 Formica Group KBtribeChat questions:

Q1: KBIS is a great place to discover new products. What are the top new products that you’ve seen so far at #KBIS2017?

Q2: Interactivity & customization continues to trend. Have you seen customizable/interactive products at #KBIS2017? Share pics!

Q3: Greenery is Pantone’s Color of the Year. What colors are you seeing trend at #KBIS2017?
Join this Twitter Chat discussion on Wednesday, January 11 at 1:45 p.m. ET by adding #KBtribechat to your tweets or on-location starting at the Formica Corporation KBIS booth!

2:30 to 3:15pm eastern in the Wellborn Cabinet booth (W1271)

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Wellborn Cabinet KBtribechat questions:

Q4: Wellborn is exhibiting a new Nature Collection featuring grey tones. What other natural designs have you seen at #KBIS2017?

Q5: @WellbornCabinet has unveiled their new Aspire Cabinetry line here at #KBIS2017. What are your thoughts on frameless cabinetry?

Q6: Trend Alert! From a design standpoint, how are frameless cabinets trending at #KBIS2017? Do you see mattes or high glosses more?

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Follow @KBIS2017, @kbtribechat, @FormicaGroup and @WellbornCabinet on Twitter during Design & Construction Week for all things KBIS.

Here’s the transcript for this KBtribechat.

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2017 #KBtribechat Transcripts

January 4 – Why Natural Stone? – Hosted by The Marble Institute

January 10 – Progressive Kbtribechat – Hosted by Signature Kitchen Suite, Emtek and TOTO

January 11 – LIVE at #KBIS2017 – Hosted by Formica Group and Wellborn Cabinet

January 18 – KBIS 2017 & BlogTourKBIS – Hosted by Mr. Steam with Modenus

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Progressive #KBtribechat at #KBIS2017 in Orlando

KBIS Checklist:

• Phone charger ✓
• Comfy shoes ✓
• Get ready for Progressive KBtribechat chat Jan. 10th!

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The countdown to KBIS 2017 is on and once again we’ll be hosting an exciting progressive KBtribechat right from the show floor! Join the KBIS 2017 team on January 10th at 2:00pm to chat about everything from technology-driven style to exciting hardware finishes and water-saving design!

We have some new faces joining us this year. We know you won’t want to miss hearing from Signature Kitchen Suite, Emtek Assa-Abloy and TOTO!

The chat will get started at 2:00 pm on the dot in the Signature Kitchen Suite booth (#W309), move along to the Emtek booth at 2:20 pm (W1311) and finish at the TOTO booth at 2:40 pm (W1329). For those of you who can’t join in person, make sure you’re following the hashtags #KBtribechat and #KBIS2017 on Twitter and Instagram. See you there, tribe!

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Here are the questions:

Q1: How does technology help YOU in the kitchen? Cleaning? Cooking guidance? What’s your priority?

Q2: How do think tech integration with kitchen appliances is impacting consumer choices? Is there a new level in luxury?

LIVE TWEETERS: Snap your favorite @SKSHome products now & share! Feel free to post to Instagram as well!

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Q3: Brass has seen a hike in popularity. What are some surprising ways you’ve seen this metal make a comeback?

Q4: Split styles/ finishes are becoming more popular. How important to you is the ability to mix & match hardware?

LIVE TWEETERS: Snap your favorite @Emtek_assaabloy products now! Share on Instagram too!

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Q5: More than function, the plumbing category has seen a burst of sophistication. How is style changing products?

Q6. Water conservation is top of mind in bath fixture design. Has this shift impacted which products you specify?

LIVE TWEETERS: Snap your favorite @TOTOUSA product now & share!

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We have a group Pinterest board for Progressive KBtribechat sharing. Let us know if you’d like to be included.

Special thanks to our 2017 Progressive KBtribechat sponsors: @SKSHome, @Emtek_assaabloy, and @TOTOUSA!

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January 4 at #KBtribechat – Why Natural Stone?

A design discussion

Sponsored and Hosted by The Natural Stone Institute 

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In a marketplace crowded with new, often manmade options for kitchen and bathroom surfaces, why do designers and consumers continue to choose natural stone? We know that natural stone is one of the world’s oldest building materials, but since designers and architects continue to imagine innovative ways to use this classic material, natural stone is anything but outdated. Natural stone is durable, versatile, unique, and easy to maintain—not to mention environmentally-friendly. When treated properly, natural stone can last a lifetime, taking on different personas within a space. Variations in natural stone’s broad range of color, pattern, and texture are interesting and impossible to replicate. The intrinsic properties of natural stone cannot be mimicked, manufactured, or faked. Perhaps a better question would be: why wouldn’t you choose natural stone?

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MIA+BSI: The Natural Stone Institute is an industry trade association serving over 1900 members in 55 countries who represent every aspect of the natural stone industry. Their new website features stories and photos that seek to educate and inspire visitors to choose natural stone.

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Join MIA+BSI at 2pm on January 4th for a discussion on why natural stone is the top choice for kitchen and bathroom applications.

The KBtribechat Questions:
1. What is the most interesting/innovative application you’ve seen accomplished with natural stone?

2. There are thousands of varieties of natural stone. Which are your favorite to use in kitchen and bathroom applications?

3. White stones are neutral yet unique. What accent colors do you prefer to incorporate into rooms with natural stone?

4. Natural stone is classic. How do you combine classic and contemporary elements to create timeless kitchen designs?

5. Natural stone adds elegance to the smallest spaces. What is your favorite way to add natural stone to bathrooms?

6. There are many misconceptions about natural stone. Which have you heard repeated most often (and why aren’t they true)?

Here’s the transcript for this KBtribechat.

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#KBtribechat in Person at #KBIS2017

Save the time on your KBIS planner!

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Join KBtribe friends in person on January 11, 2017 for our Wednesday KBtribechat at KBIS sponsored and hosted by Formica Group and Wellborn Cabinet.

1:45 to 2:30 Meet up in the Formica Group booth (#W981).

2:30 to 3:15 We’ll move next door to the  Wellborn Cabinet booth (#W1271).

There will be many surprises including a $500 gift card give-away by Wellborn to someone in attendance! Stay tuned for more details.

We have a KBtribechat group Pinterest board for KBIS 2017. Let us know if you’d like to be added!

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