DECEMBER 8, 2021 #KBTRIBECHAT – LUXURY BATHROOMS (WITH WELLNESS DESIGN EMPHASIS)

Sponsored by Duravit and Hosted by Jamie Gold, CKD, CAPS, MCCWC

The wellness-designed primary bathroom has well-organized storage, generous fixtures, ample natural light and nature views, along with designer-curated personalization. 

Primary bathrooms have become spaces to relax and refresh both body and soul for our busy lives. No longer intended to just facilitate hygiene, these essential rooms are now designed to inspire through form and finish, as well as with light and layout. Biophilia is a strong element via nature-influenced forms and hues. The effect is luxurious, nuanced and personalized, and the goal is for clients to “bloom” in the space where they start and end their hectic days.

Explore the latest fixtures and faucets, furnishings, and opportunities to enhance your bathroom projects with wellness design consultant and Wellness by Design book author Jamie Gold, CKD, CAPS, MCCWC and global manufacturer and sponsor Duravit. This lively informative KBtribechat on Luxury Bathrooms (With a Wellness Design Emphasis) will take place on Wednesday, December 8th at 2 PM ET/11 AM PT.

Jamie’s latest book for Simon & Schuster includes three complete chapters on bathrooms. 

Our KBtribchat Questions:

1. How have your primary bathroom projects changed in recent years in terms of budget, size and scope (e.g., incorporating walk-in closets, enhanced wellness features, dressing rooms, fitness areas, etc.)?

2. How does the concept of wellness play into bathroom projects in terms of design and product choice?

3. Are there certain materials and finishes, shapes and or wellness enhancements that you find are very popular in bathroom design at the moment? 

4. From a wellness, hygiene and even technology standpoint, what are must-have features of today’s luxury bathroom (i.e., bidets, smart mirrors, etc.)?

5. The freestanding bathtub is often associated with luxury bathrooms, what are a few favorite designs for freestanding bathtubs and accompanying accessories (faucets, backrests, trays etc.)? 

6. What are your go-to styles, sizes, configurations and finishes for bathroom sinks and lav faucets?

7. What does wellness design mean to you in terms of bathroom specifications? Show off some of your favorite wellness-enhancing primary bathroom spaces!

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December 1 at #KBtribechat – HOLIDAY DECORATING for Joy and Cheer

A design discussion!

Our KBtribechat Questions:

1.) When do you start decorating the home for the December holidays?

2.) How do you get into the holiday spirit?

3.) KBtribe are Tastemakers! Share your ideas for decorating the home for the holidays this year. How do you deck the halls?

4.) What colors help set the holiday mood?

5.) How do you add holiday cheer to the kitchen?

6.) How do you decorate power rooms for the season?

7.) Spreading joy! What gift ideas do you recommend for the home cook? The hostess? Clients? Make-and-give?

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#KBtribechat is taking a week off!

There will be no KBtribechat discussion on November 25, 2021.

Join us back on Twitter – Wednesday, December 1. The KBtribechat questions will be posted soon

Here’s our December line-up:

December 1 – Celebrating The Season in Style

December 8 – Luxurious Bathrooms – Hosted by Duravit and Jamie Gold

December 15 – Gourmet Kitchens – Hosted by Whirlpool

December 22 – No KBtribechat

December 29 – No KBtribechat

In the mean time, Thank You KBtribe!!! We are VERY thankful for each of you in our community.  Have a great week! 

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NOVEMBER 17, 2021 #KBTRIBECHAT – KITCHENS FOR (HEALTHY!) ENTERTAINING

A design discussion!

Sponsored by Miele and hosted by Jamie Gold, CKD, CAPS, MCCWC

Miele’s new ArtLine appliances delivers culinary excellence and sleek captivating style to its popular Generation 7000 line.

The path to culinary excellence is now laid-back and relaxed! Whether entertaining family for the holidays or hosting friends and neighbors, the emphasis is on creativity, inspiration, warmth and well-being. Kitchen professionals and brands make that happen for our clients, who appreciate the style, innovation and ease we bring to their lives. 

Yes, homeowners want appliances that look great in the new space, but that also make them look great as hosts – like smart ovens that keep them from overcooking the healthy new recipe they found online while enjoying a conversation with their guests, and coffee systems that create delicious after-dinner drinks for that ‘Salone’ feeling! What are you specifying these days?

Join wellness design consultant and Wellness by Design book author Jamie Gold, CKD, CAPS, MCCWC with global appliance manufacturer and sponsor Miele for Kitchens for (Healthy!) Entertaining. This lively, informative KBtribechat will happen on Wednesday, November 17 at 2 PM ET/11 AM PT.

BOOK GIVEAWAY!

Miele is providing five copies of Jamie’s Wellness by Design book for participants in their sponsored #KBtribechat. Here’s how to win one: 1) Answer all six questions during the chat. 2) After you’ve answered the last question as the chat is ending, direct message (envelope icon on Twitter) both @MieleUSA and @JGWellnessDesign saying “I want to win Jamie’s Wellness by Design book” and providing your email address in both DMs. (Winners will be drawn by November 30th and notified by December 3rd. Miele will ask for winners’ shipping addresses via email.) Winners cannot be affiliated with Miele, KBtribechat or JG Wellness Design as an employee or vendor. (This giveaway is not affiliated with Twitter or its affiliates.)

Jamie’s latest book shares the benefits of wellness design to clients’ living spaces and professionals’ success.

Our KBtribechat Questions:

  1. Are your clients more likely to be experienced cooks or adventurous beginners – and how does this impact your appliance conversations with them?
  2. How important is serving healthier ingredients and food when your clients are entertaining?
  3. What features are most important to them in their cooking appliances (e.g., steam, speed, convenience, recipe integration) and any wish list items you or they would love to see?
  4. Which smart appliance functions are clients most excited about when you discuss them and any wish list items you or they are asking for?
  5. What appliance styles and finishes are most popular with your clients – e.g., handle-free, fully integrated, stainless or glass)?
  6. Show off your latest kitchens designed for wellness and/or entertaining! 

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November 10 at #KBtribechat – Designing the Guest Suite

Our #KBtribechat questions:

1.) What are fun ways to welcome overnight guests?

2.) How do you prepare the guest room? What are the essentials?

3.) What special touches do you include in the bathroom?

4.) What do you need on your kitchen counter when hosting guests overnight?

5.) How do you make your guests feel comfortable to serve themselves in your kitchen?

6.) What items should every host provide for overnight guests

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Our November 3 #KBtribechat is all about Mid-Century Modern Design!

Our KBtribechat questions:

1.) How would you define Mid-Century Modern and what are some of your favorite materials and accents used when designing in this style?

2.) What is the most important aspect of Mid-Century Modern design in kitchens?

3.) The essence of a Mid-Century Modern space lies within the details, finishes, and materials used. What details are you seeing become more popular among your clients who want Mid-Century flair?

4.) It’s not just kitchens, we are seeing a rise in popularity and demand for Mid-Century Modern bathrooms too. What elements best make up a Mid-Century Modern bathroom?.

5.) Lighting plays a key role in defining any space, but how does a Mid-Century Modern style influence that role?

6.) What styles and features are ideal for cabinets in a Mid-Century Modern space?

7.) White will always be a mainstay of modern design, but what colors do you see as on-trend right now for Mid-Century style?

8.) Share your favorite examples of Mid-Century Modern design.  Let’s see pictures!

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October 27 will be a Halloween Themed #KBtribechat!

Join our fun!

Our KBtribechat Questions:

1.) Orange and Black Kitchens? How can it be pulled off?

2.) How do you decorate for Halloween? Share frighteningly fun ideas!

3.) Pumpkin carving creativity – Go!

4.) Are you dressing up for Halloween this year? What are you going as? Share fun costume ideas!

5.) What’s your favorite Halloween candy?

6.) What’s for dinner? Share good ideas for Halloween weekend fun from ghoulish treats to main dishes!

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October 20 at #KBtribechat – Neutrals vs Color!

A design discussion!

Our KBtribechat discussion questions:

1.) Neutral does not mean boring! Please share neutral kitchens and bathrooms you love. What do you like about them?

2.) What are your favorite ways to add interest to neutral kitchens?

3.) How do you add interest to neutral bathrooms?

4.) Share colorful kitchen and bathrooms you love! What do you like about them?

5.) What are the pros and cons of committing to a kitchen color?

6.) What are the pros and cons of committing to color for bathrooms?

7.) What colors make good neutrals for kitchens and baths?

8.) What are the benefits to using neutrals when designing kitchens and bathrooms?

9.) How can designers help homeowners add color to their kitchens and feel comfortable doing so?

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October 13 at #KBtribechat – Conquering Closet Clutter

A design discussion!

Sponsored and Hosted by Rev-A-Shelf

Our KBtribechat questions:

  1. With stars like the Kardashian’s welcoming us into their homes, consumers are seeing more luxury walk-in closets but are they actually buying them? What types of closets are you designing (i.e. walk-in, reach-in, etc.)? .Share pictures! #KBtribechat
  2. Colors are available in a wide array of choices. Which ones are trending for both cabinets and accessories? #KBtribechat
  3. Is there a closet accessory that you wish was on the market? #KBtribechat
  4. Do you see more customized closets, or standard big box panels/wire shelving in today’s market? #KBtribechat 
  5. Review and select one product from each group you use more frequently:
    • Pull-down or static rod? 
    • Tie or belt organizer?
    • Drawer or panel mounted ironing board?
    • Single or double hamper?
  6. Lighting is essential in a closet, what trends are you seeing? #KBtribechat 

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Whirlpool Corporation to Lead #KBtribechat Discussion on Today’s New Home Building & Design Trends

New construction homes have become an increasingly attractive option to potential buyers across generations, with 60% of buyers preferring a newly built home over an existing one, according to the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) What Home Buyers Really Want report. What trends are driving the way newly built homes are built and designed?

Join Whirlpool Corporation (@WhirlpoolCorp) on Wednesday, October 6, as the company plays host to a KBTribeChat focused on the latest trends in new construction. Chat participants will discuss how these homes are designed, as well as must-have features, generational preferences, and more.

Building industry professionals can count on Whirlpool Corporation, the world’s leading kitchen and laundry appliance company, to provide innovative solutions that address the evolving needs of their customers. Whirlpool’s diverse portfolio of brands offers thoughtfully designed appliances that grow along with homeowners – no matter how their preferences or lifestyles may evolve.

Save the date for 2 p.m. ET Wednesday, October 6 to participate in the chat.

Here is an advance look at our KBtribechat questions:

  1. What are some must-have features among new construction homes?
  2. How are generational preferences influencing home building and design?
  3. How is sustainability expected to play a role when it comes to new home building?
  4. Awareness of health and wellness has risen in the last year. How has this influenced what people want in new homes?
  5. What home design trends are likely to be most in demand into 2022?
Drone Aerial View of Home Construction Site Foundations and Framing.

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