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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.

Italian marble quarry. Photo courtesy of the Natural Stone Institute.

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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September 25 at #KBtribechat – Flooring Trends

A design discussion
Sponsored and Hosted by DOMOTEX USA
Co-Hosted by Loretta Willis, ASID

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Your profession is more than what can be seen on the surface. Staying profitable and relevant in the global marketplace requires in-depth product knowledge and innovation, whether you buy, sell, make, specify or install flooring. DOMOTEX USA is the sole event in North America dedicated exclusively to flooring. Immerse yourself in three full days of hands-on experiences, education (with a specific designer track) and exhibits. Plus, this year you can earn continuing education units (CEUs) at the show.

We will put the World at Your Feet: Join us Feb. 5-7, 2020 in Atlanta. Use the promo code KBtribechat20 to get a free expo hall pass when you register at https://domotexusa.com/the-show/attend/.

 

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We, along with co-host  Loretta Willis, Allied ASID, look forward to discussing flooring trends and listening as kitchen and bath pros share insights, product knowledge and favorite project pictures on Wednesday, Sept. 25 at 2 p.m. ET!

Our KBtribechat Questions:

Q1: How has the choice of flooring in kitchens & bathrooms changed over the years?

Q2: What is your preferred choice of kitchen flooring & why? Share pictures of your favorite floors!

Q3: How does the color & texture of the kitchen floor influence the rest of the room’s design? Share examples!

Q4: Personalized room design is becoming more popular – how do you apply this to the floors in your projects?

Q5: In today’s world, we are all concerned about being more eco-conscious. What is your favorite eco-friendly flooring to use in your k&b designs and why?

Q6: If budget were no object, what type of flooring would you choose for a kitchen & bath project? Share photos of your favorite k&b projects!

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About DOMOTEX USA
DOMOTEX USA is an annual flooring innovations industry trade show and conference. The event is an extension of the more than 30-year-old DOMOTEX, the world’s foremost showcase for floor coverings held annually in Hannover, Germany in January. DOMOTEX USA is focused on the needs of the floor covering retailers, distributors, installers, builders, contractors, remodelers and interior designers. The trade show features product displays across hard and soft surfaces including hardwood, laminate, area rugs, carpet and resilient flooring, outdoor floor covering, as well as flooring applications and installation technology.

For further information, visit the show’s website at www.DomotexUSA.com and social media sites:
Facebook – @DomotexUSA
Twitter – @DomotexUSA
LinkedIn – https://www.linkedin.com/company/domotexusa
Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/domotexusa/

About Loretta J. Willis, Allied ASID | Loretta’s Interior Design, LLC | Design Blogger | @ljwillisdesigns | alightreflection.com

Creative and visionary Interior Designer with a background in corporate management and merchandising, Loretta is passionate about helping others create beautiful and functional interiors tailored to client’s lifestyle and design needs. As a member of ASID (American Society of Interior Design) Loretta’s vast design knowledge, leadership and volunteer roles have resulted in strong client and industry trade partnership as well as a popular luxury design trends blogger. Loretta was profiled under DOMOTEX USA’s #whyidomotex campaign in 2019. You can read more about Loretta’s path to success here and watch an interview about what DOMOTEX USA means to her here.

 

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September 18 at #KBtribechat – Timeless Design

Sponsored and Hosted by Bertazzoni.

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For six generations, Bertazzoni has embraced the idea that the kitchen is the heart of the home. Along with precise engineering and dedication to the company’s Italian heritage, this knowledge inspires Bertazzoni’s belief in timeless design and family tradition. The Italian cooking appliance brand has always been a leader in style, combining the best of Italian craftsmanship and the celebration of Italy’s iconic family and food culture, which they present in the form of complete kitchen suites. Bertazzoni’s passion for design has provided homeowners and designers alike with the inspiration and tools to create kitchen spaces that bridge the gap between style and functionality, catering to a wide array of unique lifestyle needs.

During the previous KBtribechat hosted by Bertazzoni, our KBtribechat community shared their insights on the 2019 kitchen trends that have dominated various categories in the interior design industry thus far. Now, we’re looking at the years to come. What makes something timeless? How will it stand the test of time? During this KBtribechat, Bertazzoni will investigate which elements of design are here to stay and how these features will impact consumers undertaking home renovations.

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Our KBtribechat Questions:

Q1: There is a fine line between trendy and timeless. What would you consider to be a key component of “timeless design”?

Q2: Which designers, brands, or products would you say embody the concept of “timeless design?”

Q3: Kitchens are Bertazzoni’s specialty. In your opinion, what in the kitchen space has stood the test of time?

Q4: How does a designer’s or homeowner’s commitment to “timeless design” affect their appliance/product choices for color, finish and functionality? Share some of your favorite examples.

Q5: What are a few resources that homeowners and designers can tap into when searching for “timeless design” inspiration?

Q6: How would you recommend homeowners and designers approach the challenge of designing a space that will be true to their personality while also remaining in style for years to come?

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Adding Personality to Neutral Kitchens and Baths

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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.) What about neutral bathrooms?

4.) What are your favorite colors for neutral kitchens?

5.) Are your neutral color choices different for bathrooms? What neutrals do you like for bathrooms?

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

7.) What material choices are your favorites for neutral kitchens?

8.) What about for bathrooms?

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

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Let’s Talk Laundry!

Sponsored and Hosted by  Whirlpool Corporation

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Did you know nearly all buyers – 91 percent – want a laundry room included in their home, more than any other home or community feature? Results from a recent survey conducted by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) found that of the 91 percent of respondents who want a laundry room, 54 percent consider it an essential, the highest-ranked feature in the category.

It’s safe to say the laundry room should no longer be an afterthought when designing or building a home. On Wednesday, September 4, join Whirlpool Corporation (@WhirlpoolCorp) as it plays host to our KBTribeChat on this sought-after space.

Often cited as one of the most loathed household chores, the laundry process needs to be made as easy and efficient as possible for homeowners. Whirlpool Corporation, the world’s leading manufacturer of major home appliances, designs laundry appliance solutions that help take the guesswork out of this task with the latest technologies and innovations.

From select Whirlpool® front load washers with the Load & Go™ dispenser to Maytag® top load dryers with the Extra Power button, the Whirlpool Corporation brand portfolio has been thoughtfully designed to give building industry professionals the depth and breadth of appliance options ​for virtually any home or project.

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Join us at 2 p.m. ET on Wednesday, September 4 as we discuss building and designing functional laundry spaces.

Here are our KBtribechat questions:

1. How has laundry room design evolved over the past decade?
2. What are some of the most important amenities to include in a laundry room?
3. Top load vs front load appliances: How do you choose?
4. How can you make the most of a small laundry room space?
5. Where do you think laundry room design is headed?

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