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Registration is OPEN for KBIS 2018!

 

Get your questions ready! Join #KBtribechat on August 9th at 2:00pm Eastern for a special Q&A session with the KBIS team.

A not to miss hour

Sponsored and Hosted by KBIS!

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We’re here to help you make your time at KBIS count! We’ll be answering all your questions about all-new stage panel discussions, our expanded outdoor Backyard, star-studded events, venue and travel related queries. (And we have a few surprises up our sleeves.) Tune in and find out why KBIS 2018 is the must-attend kitchen and bath design event of the year.

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Now is your chance to connect with thought-leaders, learn empowering business solutions and accelerate your career!

See you there!

Here’s the transcript for this KBtribechat.

 

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Happy July!

We will be taking a break next week. Happy Canada Day and 4th of July KBtribe!

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Photo by Barclay Buteravia for Hadley Court

 

Our next KBtribechat discussion will be on July 12 hosted by MS International – Blurring the Lines Between Indoors and Out!

Until then, here’s a fun 4th of July Pinterest board we are a part of with MANY good ideas.

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Here is our group Pinterest board Outdoor Living. Want to pin with us? Let us know to be added to the board!

Join us on Instagram too! Remember to tag your kitchen and bath related social media posts with #KBtribechat.

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#KBtribeChat Live at #PCBC2017!

Get ready tribe – we’re makin’ our way to San Diego for the annual PCBC conference, the largest homebuilding trade show for the West Coast! Each year, PCBC draws more than 10,000 attendees and exhibitors, serving as the nexus for the homebuilding industry.

Whether you’re at the show or at home, make plans to join us on Wednesday, June 28 at 11 a.m. PT/2 p.m. ET to discuss the “New Age of Homebuilding.” Our chat will be sponsored and hosted by Whirlpool Corporation , the world’s leading manufacturer of major home appliances.

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Innovative Whirlpool Corporation products have been welcomed into homes decade after decade. Whirlpool is committed to understanding its consumers inside and out. By arming builders with powerful consumer insights and purposefully innovating appliances to meet the needs of consumers, Whirlpool Corporation continues to be a strong appliance supplier for builders.

As a Whirlpool Corporation collaborator, builders get access to not only the company’s strategic portfolio of brands, but also the resources to help them match the right appliances to their projects and customers. Whirlpool Corporation brands — Amana, Whirlpool, Maytag, KitchenAid and Jenn-Air – have been thoughtfully designed to suit a specific customer and home type, giving builders the depth and breadth of appliance options to suit virtually any project. In fact, Whirlpool Corporation products can be found in 3 out of 4 American homes.

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With more than 100 years of experience in the appliance industry, Whirlpool Corporation is eager to discuss the trends and insights that have impacted homes today. If you’re attending the show, come join us live at the PCBC Hub for Social booth #2427.

Questions for discussion:

• Times are changing and so are homebuyer preferences. What do today’s homebuyers want?
• What colors/finishes are designers and homeowners asking for most – from countertop surfaces to appliance finish?
• How are different generations influencing home design and the housing market as a whole?
• How have the connected home and buyer preference evolved in recent years?
• How is sustainable living affecting home building and design?

Join this Twitter conversation

on Wednesday, June 28th

from 2 to 3pm eastern

by adding #KBtribechat to your tweets!

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A way to help from a #KBtribechat friend

A message from Lisa M. Smith:

Hello KBtribechat friends,

I’m about to embark on The Mary Grace Tour, partially with the purpose of bringing awareness to the reality of Domestic Violence and to raise money for ACT, the Abuse, Counseling and Treatment, Inc, center in Lee County Florida.

Eighteen years ago this week my mother, Mary Grace, was murdered by her then husband in a domestic violence incident. The Mary Grace Tour is a recreation of a trip she took before I was born the details of which I found in her travel journal amongst her belongings. Domestic violence ended our dream of recreating this trip together.

ACT is the agency / 24-hr crisis hotline to whom which my mother made her last phone call on that fateful April evening.

Those of you who know me also know I never ask anyone for anything, as a kid I couldn’t ask people to buy a Girl Scout cookie. I’m stepping out of my comfort zone here when I ask you to support my efforts to raise over $10,000 for ACT.

Through Crowdrise, I’ve created a webpage for my campaign, The Mary Grace Tour, where anyone can make a tax deductible  donation securely online. The donations are paid directly to ACT via Crowdrise, nothing comes to or goes through me, I’m just a voice, and hopefully a loud one. I’m funding my trip on my own.
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Some people run for charity, I travel. I’ll be covering 9,859 miles, just under 10,000 miles in over 15 days. Any amount you can donate to this campaign would be greatly appreciated but here are some fun ideas:
1/2¢ per mile or $49.30
$5 per day or $75
1¢ per mile or $98.59
$10 per day or $150
5¢ per mile or $492.95

What your money can buy at ACT:

$100 Pays for 10 hours of counseling for a victim
$1,500 Pays the electric bill for one month for the shelter
$5,000 Pays for the 24-hour hotline for one year

Thank you for reading this.  I’ve made one more person aware of just how close domestic violence is. If enough of you help, I’ll reach my goal of raising $10,000 for ACT.

Thank you!

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April 5 at #KBtribechat – Tile Trends from #Coverings2017

A design discussion!

Sponsored and Hosted by Crossville Tile.

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Tile—it’s functional art for our homes. Today, tile is more versatile and beautiful than ever thanks to advancing manufacturing technology and global design influences. There are so many styles, colors, sizes, shapes, and patterns to choose from for our interior spaces. Tile’s visual appeal and performance capabilities really shine in kitchens and baths—on both floors and walls, making it a staple surfacing choice for homeowners and design professionals alike.

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The annual Coverings Expo is North America’s largest exposition for the tile and stone industry. Hundreds of exhibitors from across the globe converge to display miles of tiles to tens of thousands of show attendees who are excited to experience the latest and greatest.

To keep you at the forefront of new products and all that’s happening in tile industry, we’re once again hosting our weekly #KBTribeChat from the Crossville, Inc. booth on Coverings show floor. If you’ll be in Orlando for the show, please join us in person to tweet up with friends at booth 2600. If you can’t attend the show, join us online for the chat and discover what’s new and inspiring in the world of tile!

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For everyone who’s part of this tile-focused chat, get your photos ready! We want to see your tile designs during this special conversation for our industry!

Our KBtribechat questions:

Q1: Latest tile trends—share!

Q2: Any innovations compelling you to spec more tile?

Q3: Where do you find tile inspiration?

Q4: Share how you choose/work with installers.

Q5: What are your priorities when specing tile?

Join this Twitter Chat discussion

on Wednesday, April 5th

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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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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