Nov 13 at #KBtribechat – Dream Bathrooms

A design discussion!

Sponsored and Hosted by Wellborn Cabinet

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Wellborn Cabinet is committed to be the most valued provider of kitchen, bath, and whole home cabinetry. Founded in 1961, Wellborn Cabinet has been American owned and operated with a long-standing history of manufacturing innovative products and delivering excellent, domestic customer service.

Dream Bathroom designs tend to combine the highest-quality materials, innovative technologies, and top-of-the-line appliances to create magazine-worthy bathrooms. Wellborn Cabinet offers a vast selection of cabinetry options such as framed or frameless cabinetry accommodating to a diverse mix of design styles. Join us for a KBtribechat discussion on “Dream Bathrooms” on Wednesday, November 13th at 2 PM ET with Wellborn Cabinet. Transform your oasis into a magazine-worthy bathroom with Wellborn Cabinet.

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Our KBtribechat Questions:

1.) What key elements and features help define a dream bathroom? Share pictures of dream bathrooms that you love.

2.) What tips do you have to create a dream bathroom in an existing bathroom?

3.) What materials, colors, or design aesthetics help create a dream bathroom?

4.) What storage solutions do you like to include for bathrooms?

5.) What features are you integrating into today’s bathroom designs? Technology? Storage solutions?

6.) Many lighting options are available for bathrooms. What are your favorites?

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11-6-19 at #KBTRIBECHAT: “Uncork that Creativity!”

Hosted by Paula Kennedy CMKBD

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There are two questions I am so tired of hearing, “What magazines do you read for inspiration?” as if that’s the only way to be creative, and “What’s trending right now?” My immediate gut response is . . . . “put down the magazine and go OUTSIDE!” no offense to magazines. And, “if it’s IN right now, it’s already OUT . . . ask me what I think will be IN in the next 5-10 years!” THAT’s what turns me on!

In our industry we are so focused on how to inspire our clients but what happens if WE are stretched too thin, are sleep deprived, over committed and nearing burn out or simply just stuck in a rut. I find most of us never want to admit that publicly (I see your Instagram lives!), though privately I hear way too many designers (and non-designers) admit they feel just like that.

“Creativity is more than a career, it’s a way of life!” Paula

If you want to experience more creativity in your life and in your work you need only to remove the blocks that exist in your life until it starts to flow naturally again. Creativity is a force of nature; it will occur if it is allowed, it simply needs to be UNCORKED!

Creativity is the ability to imagine what has never existed, to see the big picture, to find the subtle connections between seemingly unrelated things. ALL of us have the ability to be creative, not just prominently Right brained individuals.
Think of this ability as something that will naturally happen if you just get out of its way. We need to be conscious about how to rejuvenate it, inspire it, protect it, exercise it, practice it and share it. I like thinking of it in terms of exercise . . . your creativity muscle needs to be loosened up and exercised just like any other muscle.

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Paula’s IGNITE CREATIVITY KBtribechat Questions:

Question 1: Be honest, do you ever feel stagnant, stuck or burnt out, either now or in the past?

Question 2: What blocks your creativity? (Get creative and use a GIF if applicable)

Question 3: What are your go-to methods to revive yourself and your ability to be creative? Feel free to share images of yourself doing these activities.

Question 4: How do you instill confidence in your clients to trust your creativity to help them get out of their comfort zones?

Question 5: What other industries do you follow to keep ahead of the “what’s in” question?

Question 6: How do you stay inspired within our industry locally and nationally? What events do you get the most value out of?

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Your list of activities to cultivate your creativity will look different. Join me at http://www.facebook.com/ignitecreativity to see what my entire list is and share yours with a growing community of creatives. I travel nationally to visit trade association chapters offering Ignite Creativity and many other Kitchen & Bath related CEU’s.

Do something Creative every day!

Paula Kennedy CMKBD, CLIPP, CACC
Inspirational Speaker. Writer. Designer. Creativity Guru. Educator. Serial Entrepreneur. Timeless Kitchen Design
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October 30 at #KBtribechat – Closets!

A design discussion.

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Our group Pinterest Board – Closet Design Ideas.
Want to be added? Just let us know!

The KBtribechat questions:

1.) What features make for an ideal walk-in closet?

Share pics of closets you love!

2.) What are your go to closet storage solutions? for shoes? for sweaters? to reach?

3.) What closet hardware accessories do you like to design in?

4.) What solutions do you like for reach-in closets?

5.) Do you have a favorite door solution for reach-in closets? Sliding mirrors? Built-in cabinetry? Other?

6.) What creative solutions do you have for coat closets?

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October 23 at #KBtribechat – Kitchen Styles

A design discussion!

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Our KBtribechat Questions:

1.) How do you define Transitional Style? Is this still the most popular choice of your clients?

Share pictures of beautiful kitchens of every type!

2.) Is Cottage Style a spin-off of transitional? What details help define Cottage kitchens?

3.) What about Coastal Style? Is this a spin-off of transitional too? What colors and details help define this a Coastal look?

4.) What features define a Country Farmhouse kitchen?

5.) What details make a Mediterranean kitchen?

6.) What is a Country French kitchen?

7.) How do you define a Traditional kitchen? Can this also be timeless?

8.) What is a Contemporary kitchen?

9.) Is Industrial style an offshoot of contemporary? How do you define this kitchen look?

10.) What is a Modern kitchen? How does it differ from “Contemporary”?

11.) This is a long list so far, but what other design styles are there for kitchens? What are your favorites and why?

12.) Do you sometimes mix design styles in the same kitchen? Give examples?

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October 16 at #KBtribechat – Lighting Trends

A kitchen and bath industry design discussion!

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Our KBtribechat Questions:

1.) What kitchen lighting trends are you seeing?

2.) Please share pictures of kitchens with spectacular lighting! Which fixtures are you especially liking for kitchen lighting?

3.) What trends are you are seeing for bathroom lighting?

4.) Which type of light fixtures are you loving for bathroom lighting?  Share pictures!

5.) How are you integrating LED?

6.) Are you doing more lighting in cabinet interiors? Explain!

7.) Are you back-lighting stone or quartz in your projects? Share ideas you like for this application!

8.) What lighting technology are you using in your projects?

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October 9 at #KBtribechat – Designing Kitchens and Baths that Last with Sustainable Natural Materials

A design discussion

Sponsored and Hosted by the Natural Stone Institute

Photo courtesy of Rugo Stone.

Ferris Bueller once said: “Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.” Doesn’t it seem like the same could be said about design trends? We constantly refresh Instagram and Pinterest or scan through our favorite design magazines, searching for the next new thing—something fresh, cool, and totally unexpected. Things that we loved six months ago now seem passé. In 2019, we move at super speed.

Let’s slow down for a moment. Instead of seeking out the next big trend, let’s think about what would happen if we focused on using materials that were built to last, like natural stone. Natural stones like granite, marble, quartzite, and soapstone have been used for hundreds of years, beloved for their durability, versatility, and easy maintenance. In recent years, stone companies have made significant efforts to ensure that best practices are in place for sustainability, both in quarrying and fabrication facilities. Whether you are designing in a style that is modern or classic, when you use natural stone, you will be designing a room that is made to last.

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Our KBtribechat Questions:

1.) How often does sustainability factor into material choices with your clients?

2.) In our fast-moving, “throwaway culture” world, how do we pivot back to timeless materials and designs?

3.) Sustainable materials like natural stone and wood are made to last. Share some of your favorite designs!

4.) How do you stay trendy/current while still designing something meant to last?

5.) Are there questions or misconceptions your clients have about choosing sustainable products?

6.) Using salvaged or reclaimed materials can add a unique piece of history to a project. Have you used materials like this in your designs?

7.) Natural stone is seen in currently trending kitchens, but it is also timeless. What other trends do you think will stand the test of time?

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October 2 at #KBtribechat – Luxury Kitchens

A design discussion

Sponsored and hosted by Wellborn Cabinet

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Wellborn Cabinet is committed to be the most valued provider of kitchen, bath, and whole home cabinetry. Founded in 1961, Wellborn Cabinet has been American owned and operated with a long-standing history of manufacturing innovative products and delivering excellent, domestic customer service.

Luxury kitchen designs tend to combine the highest-quality materials, innovative technologies, and top-of-the-line appliances to create magazine-worthy kitchens. Wellborn Cabinet offers a vast selection of cabinetry options such as framed or frameless cabinetry accommodating to a diverse mix of design styles. Join us for a KBtribechat discussion on “Luxury Kitchens” on Wednesday, October 2nd at 2 PM ET with Wellborn Cabinet. Transform the heart of your home into a magazine-worthy kitchen with Wellborn Cabinet.

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Our KBtribechat questions:

1. What does ‘luxury kitchen’ mean to you?

2. What are defining characteristics of a Luxury Kitchen?

3. Describe some basic design elements in Luxury Kitchen design.

4. What color trends in luxurious kitchens?

5. What materials are trending for Luxury Kitchens?

6. What storage solutions do you like to use in Luxury Kitchens?

7. Framed vs. Frameless cabinetry: How do you choose?

8. How do you see smart solutions in Luxury Kitchens?

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