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October 5 at #KBtribechat – Kitchen Ventilation

A design discussion!

Sponsored and Hosted by Zephyr

Lux Connect ventilation

Our KBtribechat questions:

  1. a) How important is kitchen ventilation to your clients during the design process? b) When you’re designing a kitchen, at what point do you start thinking about ventilation?
  2. Do you find that customers are educated more now about clean air in the home?
  3. How have client expectations and requests changed over the last two years and what’s top of mind for clients these days when it comes to a healthy kitchen environment?
  4. How can technology play a role in helping keep the kitchen healthy? What are the most high-impact investments you can make to develop a healthy kitchen?
  5. Share trends that you are noticing around kitchen ventilation. (Style, smart technology, energy efficiency, etc.) – Please share photos! 
  6. What type of innovation, design or technology would you like to see in kitchen ventilation?
  7. Zephyr also has a line of Presrv Wine & Beverage Coolers. How are your clients integrating wine or beverage coolers throughout the home?
  8. What type of features do you look for in wine and beverage coolers? 
  9. Share photos of your favorite wine and/or beverage cooler installations. 
Presrv Full Size Wine & Beverage Cooler

About Zephyr

For the past 25 years, Zephyr has transformed the kitchen through design, discovery, and care, and played an integral role in kitchen design trends. The company leads the ventilation category with groundbreaking technology and has collaborated with cutting-edge creative talents. 

With the introduction of Presrv™ Wine and Beverage Coolers, Zephyr applies its signature, superior craftsmanship to the art of refrigeration. Presrv reflects the smart design and technology of Zephyr’s original ventilation products in a whole new context, providing accessible wine and beverage cooling products to everyone from the casual home entertainer to the seasoned wine enthusiast.

Mesa Wall in Satin Gold

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Next week’s #KBtribechat is all about The Pantry!

A design discussion.

We have a group Pinterest board – The Pantry – for inspiration. Let us know if you’d like an invitation to be a part of this group board.

Our KBtribechat discussion questions: 

1.) Describe the ideal pantry. Share pics!

2.) What are your go to solutions for clients who only have 12″ or so of space for tall pantry storage? What ideas do you have to “sneak” a pantry into your kitchen designs?

3.) Do you like pull-out shelves in the pantry or are they a waste of space?

4.) What storage solutions for the pantry do you suggest?

5.) How do you recommend storing small kitchen appliances?  

6.) Share tips for an organized pantry!

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September 21 at #KBtribechat – Kitchens for Health and Wellness

A design discussion!

Sponsored and Hosted by Beko USA

Our KBtribechat questions:


Q1. Share some healthy kitchen design tips for positively affecting mental and emotional health

Q2: How can we make cooking a more communal experience?

Q3: How would a kitchen design change if your client is focused on a wellness lifestyle?

Q4: Can a healthy kitchen design influence the food you consume?

Q5: What does a health and wellness kitchen look like in your personal life?

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September 14 at #KBtribechat – Passé or Still Needed?

A design discussion!

Our KBtribechat questions:

1.) Medicine Cabinets – Are they outdated? If so, what are you doing instead?

2.) Framed in Bathtubs – Are they outdated? Explain!

3.) Clothes Iron and Ironing Board – Do you own one? Is it gathering dust? Why iron our clothes? Do we need to iron our clothes as much as in the past? What are the options for ironing boards and their storage?

4.) Vessel Sinks – Are they still in style? Do you specify them? Why or why not? What are the pros and cons?

5.) Microwaves – Are they still in demand? If not, what is their replacement for reheating food? What are you specifying and why? Over the range?

6.) Built-in Media Cabinets – We now have flat screen televisions. Is media cabinetry still needed? How are you updating old, deep media cabinets?

7.) What items have you phased out to update a home when remodeling?

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Talking Today’s Top Laundry Trends: Whirlpool Corporation to Host KBTribeChat

Laundry rooms continue to top the most-wanted features list for all generations of home buyers, and the demand is stronger than ever. With over 50% of consumers doing seven loads of laundry or more per week, they’re spending lots of time in the laundry room – time that could be improved with clever design and purposeful appliance innovations. 

Whether they’re handling big laundry loads or small, consumers are looking for a space that can help them streamline the laundry routine and improve life at home. How can you design a laundry room that not only fulfills buyer needs but exceeds expectations? 

Join Whirlpool Corporation (@WhirlpoolCorp) on Wednesday, September 7, as the company hosts a KBTribeChat on ways to design efficient laundry rooms that work overtime for busy homeowners. With everything from design ideas to new innovations, this interactive and informative discussion provides industry professionals with valuable ways to make the laundry room as functional as possible.

Whirlpool Corporation, a leading global major appliance company, manufactures appliance solutions that offer ways to enhance and simplify everyday laundry routines so consumers can spend more time doing the things they love. The Whirlpool Corporation brand portfolio has been thoughtfully designed to help building industry professionals meet the needs and wants of today’s homebuyers, whether they’re looking for an appliance that tackles even the most stubborn stains or just simplifies their weekly chores. 

Save the date for 2 p.m. ET Wednesday, September 7 as Whirlpool Corporation plays host to a discussion on today’s top laundry room trends.

Preview our KBtribechat questions:

  1. What’s the value of incorporating laundry into both single-family homes and rental properties? 
  2. Which laundry room features and design elements are you noticing buyers asking for in the space? 
  3. How has laundry room technology evolved to meet the needs of today’s home buyers? 
  4. With more homeowners looking to maximize space and functionality, how can you create a laundry room that’s multifunctional? 
  5. What do you think the future of laundry room design will look like?

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August 31 at #KBtribechat – Luxury Kitchens

A design discussion!

Luxurious materials shown here: Crossville Inc slab porcelain countertops and backsplashes, Bertazzoni dual fuel range and exhaust hood, Franke pro faucets and stainless steel sinks, Element Designs aluminum framed cabinet doors with back painted glass inserts and Northern Contours high gloss acrylic cabinet doors and drawer fronts.

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 colors are trending 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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August 24 at #KBtribechat – Seamless Transitions from Indoors to Out

A design discussion!

Our KBtribechat questions:

1.) How can we beautifully ease the transition from an interior to an exterior living space?

2.) What are the benefits of opening up the home to the outside spaces?

3.) How can kitchens be opened up to the outside spaces?

4.) What about bathrooms? How can we open up outdoor spaces to be used from the bathroom?

5.) What are some of your favorite outdoor projects that blend interior and exterior spaces seamlessly?

6.) How can we bring nature inside, blurring the line even further?

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August 17 at #KBtribechat – Beyond Closet Design 101

Sponsored and Hosted by Rev-A-Shelf.

Our #KBtribechat questions: 

  1. What closet upgrades are clients asking for? 
  2. Share your most-loved organization products to add to a closet.
  3. What type of lighting do you like to include in closet designs? Do clients prefer traditional or motion- activated? 
  4. What is your favorite way to organize shoes? 
  5. How do you utilize the hard-to-reach areas of a closet? 
  6. What are the common problem areas for organization in most closets?

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August 10 at #KBtribechat – Designing Safe Kitchens and Bathrooms

Our KBtribechat questions: 

Q1.) What Universal Design / Living in Place principles have you found useful for Kitchens? Share pictures!

Q2.) What are key safety concerns for kitchens? Share design solutions that address these issues!

Q3.) Do you have other tips for designing a kitchen that will be a safe environment?

Q4.) What Universal Design / Living in Place principles are handy for Bathrooms?

Q5.) What are the top bathroom safety concerns? What design solutions address these issues?

Q6.) Do you have other tips for designing a bathroom that will be a safe space to use?

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August 3 at #KBtribechat – Contemporary Design

A kitchen and bathroom design discussion!

Our KBtribechat Questions:

1. How is a contemporary kitchen design defined?

Please share images of contemporary kitchens you like!

2. What are the current trends in contemporary kitchens?

3.  What elements help define a contemporary kitchen aesthetic?

4. How is a contemporary bathroom defined?

Please share images of contemporary bathrooms you like!

5. What are the current trends in contemporary bathrooms?

6. What design elements help define a contemporary bathroom aesthetic?

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