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The February 1st #KBtribechat is in person at #KBIS2023!

Sponsored and Hosted by Beko USA

In booth W3401

11am until noon PST

Join in the fun and get connected in person during the Wednesday KBtribechat hour at the show. In person event participants will be entered to win a Beko HarvestFresh™ refrigerator and will go home with gifts!

Not attending KBIS? Join us online. We will be sharing our insights during the hour at #KBtribechat on Twitter.

We also have a new group Pinterest board for KBIS sharing. Let us know if you want to be added to the board.

Here are our discussion questions:

Q1: Here at Beko, we believe healthy living is only possible on a healthy planet, which inspires our 2023 Healthy Kitchen initiatives.

What are some Beko technologies you’re excited about?

Q2: Do you know how many plastic bottles wind up in landfills every year in the US? 

Q3: Did you know that produce loses 30% of its nutrients three days after it is harvested? And did you know there is a way to slow down the nutrient loss in produce inside the refrigerator? 

Q4: Net zero living is quickly becoming the new standard in the US. How is this trend impacting the decisions made by designers, builders, and homeowners?

Q5: Did you know that in order to have your dishwasher perform optimally you need to clean the filter every few months? How likely are your clients to sacrifice performance for convenience?

 Q6: What is your favorite space in the Beko booth? Share photos! 

Safe travels to Las Vegas! See you there!

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Progressive #KBtribechat at #KBIS2023 Details

Attending KBIS:

Join us for a fun in person KBtribechat event on the first day of the show!

Enjoy networking in person with other industry pros while we discover the latest industry innovations and share on social media. Each exhibitor host has an insiders program planned with treats and fun surprises.

Attend to get an “I ❤️ KBtribechat” tote and fill it with goodies from each sponsor (while supplies last).

Date:  Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Time: 1:30pm to 3pm PST

Event Timing and Hosts: 

1:30pm Wellborn Cabinet booth N1023 (@WellbornCabinet)

2pm Rev-A-Shelf booth N825 (@REVASHELF)

2:35pm  Signature Kitchen Suite booth W3045 (@SKSappliances)


We have a new KBtribechat group Pinterest Board for Progressive KBtribechat at KBIS 2023 sharing. 

If you would like to be added please let us know!


All of the photos in this post are by Lisa Stewart Photography. 

The following Progressive KBtribechat discussion questions will be asked during the event

Participants will answer on Twitter + share images and insights on Instagram / Facebook / Pinterest / Tic Tok using the hashtag #kbtribechat.

Can’t attend KBIS this year? Tune in on Twitter to join our fun from afar. We’ll be sharing inspirational product finds and information on all of our social channels! 


Q1 –  Wellborn Cabinet has launched a new box hood program this year. This allows you to two-tone with your wood apron. How does this product fit industry wants/needs currently?

Q2 – Wellborn Cabinet has 3 new paints and 3 new stains. Why is it so important to have multiple color options and what trends are you seeing in color?

Q3 – Live Tweeters: Snap your favorite @WellbornCabinet products and inspirations and share now!


Q1 – What products are your must-haves for an organized laundry space? 

Q2 – Which organization products are most overlooked when designing a functional closet?

Q3 – Live Tweeters: Snap your favorite @REVASHELF products and inspirations and share now! 

Signature Kitchen Suite Logo

Q1 – Stress free living is becoming more and more important to consumers. Connected appliances help reduce stress as appliances can be monitored and/or changed right from a mobile device. Ovens can be turned on or off. Refrigerated drawer temperatures can be adjusted based on the groceries purchased.

What appliance is the most important to have connected?     

Q2 – According to NKBA Design Trends Report, technology that supports precision cooking, along with steam cooking and air fry, are a couple of the prominent technology solutions in the kitchen over the next 3 years,

What cooking technologies and products are you seeing that support this trend of precision cooking?

Q3 – Live Tweeters: Snap your favorite @SKSappliances products and inspirations and share now! 


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January 25 at #KBtribechat – Let’s Talk Tile

Sponsored and Hosted by Coverings (@Coverings, #Coverings2023) 

With National Tile Day right around the corner (mark your calendars for February 23, 2023), and Coverings 2023 expected to be a banner-year event, which will take place April 18-21, 2023, at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida, #KBtribechat will feature a very special “Let’s Talk Tile” chat session January 25, 2023, at 2 p.m. EST. 

Join the tile community from around the globe for this special Twitter chat to connect with kitchen and bath industry specialists, tile and stone industry experts, designers, architects, builders, contractors, installers, distributors, retailers, media outlet editors, and tile aficionados everywhere. 

A lively Twitter discussion about the many benefits and countless uses of ceramic tile for specific applications, KBtribechat’s January 25 session will also showcase sneak peeks of some of the top tile trends as well as Coverings 2023 event plans and updates, so you can plan your trip to Orlando in advance. 

Chime in on January 25th and discuss ceramic tile as one of the most versatile surface materials and innovative design options, with many available shapes, sizes, patterns, colors, and finishes. It is also one of the healthiest and most hygienic material choices for residential, commercial, hospitality, healthcare, and other spaces, being naturally resistant to bacteria, dust and other harmful pollutants, among other key traits. Share your own experiences with tile during the chat, such as being slip- and fire-resistant, and the ways in which tile provides uncompromising safety without sacrificing style. 

As the tile community knows, tile is low-maintenance and easy to clean, with superior performance in kitchens, baths and just about any indoor and outdoor specified location. Tell the group what you think about ceramic tile’s sustainability benefits including being energy efficient and recyclable. 

Coverings 2023 is the preeminent international event for the ceramic tile and natural stone industry in North America. Only at Coverings can kitchen and bath professionals, architects, designers, installers, retailers, distributors, fabricators, contractors, and many others from across the world experience the full benefits of tile, trending products, beautiful vignettes, and robust educational programs at no cost.

Put this KBtribechat session for January 25 at 2 p.m. EST on your calendar, and Let’s Talk Tile! 

Coverings 2023: April 18-21, 2023, at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida.

Don’t miss the most important and inspiring show of 2023! Coverings is the preeminent event for the ceramic tile and natural stone industry in North America. Join us April 18-21, 2023, to discover 800 global exhibitors from more than 30 countries, breathtaking product innovations, invaluable insights, and crucial industry connections you need to grow your business.

All learning opportunities will focus on Coverings 2023’s core tenets, which include “Sustainability,” “Health & Wellness,” “Outdoor Spaces,” and “Timeless Luxury.” 

Educational sessions will focus on the show’s three strategic learning tracks: “Installation & Fabrication,” “Materials & Trends” and “Workforce & Profits.”

Learn more and register for free to attend Coverings 2023 at For more tile information and inspiration, visit

Our KBtribechat questions:

Q. 1. #KBtribechat @Coverings: K&B & tile pros appreciate all the valuable traits of tile. What do you think is the #1 benefit of using tile over other materials? 

Q. 2. #KBtribechat @Coverings: Tell us about your (or your client’s) most creative use of tile from 2022. What made it so unique? 

Q. 3. #KBtribechat @Coverings: What are the most popular tile trends in shapes, sizes, colors, patterns, etc. today? Post pics, too! 

Q. 4. #KBtribechat @Coverings: Which of Coverings 2023’s thematic tenets interest you most, and why?

  1. Sustainability
  2. Health & Wellness
  3. Outdoor Spaces
  4. Timeless Luxury

Q. 5. #KBtribechat @Coverings: Time for everyone’s fave! Show off your tile project pics and tell us about them.  

Q. 6. #KBtribechat @Coverings: Outdoor living continues to abound. Share your pics of spectacular outdoor or indoor-outdoor tile installs, and tell us what is trending in outdoor spaces.  

Q. 7. #KBtribechat @Coverings: How will you celebrate National Tile Day, Feb. 23? 

Q. 8. #KBtribechat @Coverings: Which Coverings 2023 show feature will be most applicable for your business this year, and why?     

     A. Installation Innovation Stage 

     B. Trends & Solutions Stage

     C. New Fabricator Stage

     D. Coverings Lounge  

Q. 9. #KBtribechat @Coverings: Have you registered for #Coverings2023, set for April 18-21? And, what do you want to take away from attending this year? 

Q. 10. #KBtribechat @Coverings: Do you know how to win a complimentary (50-minute) Spa Treatment at The Spa at the Hyatt Regency Orlando to enjoy during the Coverings 2023, April 18-21?

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Hosted by Paula Kennedy CMKBD, CLIPP, CACC

Inspirational Speaker. Writer. Designer. Creativity Guru. Educator. Serial Entrepreneur.

Beyond basic hygiene, the bathroom is an important space where we execute self-care, escape from the world and nurture ourselves.  Within the category of wellness design, the concept of Biophilia takes us deeper into bringing the outdoors in and increasing our human connection with nature.

“Biophilic design is a concept used to increase occupant connectivity to the natural environment through the use of direct nature, indirect nature, and space and place conditions.”

Biophilic design makes us happier and healthier by increasing our connection with the natural world, even indoors, whether we are at work or at home. It is said to promote productivity, too, which is why employers are sitting up and taking notice.

I have used Wellness and the Four Elements; earth, water, fire, air, (as well as wood and metal) to guide my discussion with clients as to how we can design bathroom spaces utilizing biophilia.  These spaces nurture our souls and keep us connected to the earth which supports our mental and physical wellbeing. 

  • Biophilic design creates healthy, happy built environments.
    • Decreased stress, enhanced creativity, and accelerated recovery from illness
  • Biophilia is not just about plants.
    • The use of patterns and fractals in design is commonly referred to as biomimicry.
  • Light is a part of our rhythm.
    • Lighting systems that either naturally or artificially changes throughout the day to mimic our circadian rhythm helps link people to the outdoor environment
  • Our minds and bodies appreciate the presence of water.
    • The presence of water in spaces lowered blood pressure, lowered heart rate, and memory restoration. 
  • We can feel nature in the air.
    • Studies show that airflow stimulation has been found to keep people awake, also naturally improving focus and performance.
  • Appealing to multiple senses makes more sense.
    • In order to most effectively reach people with biophilic design, it’s best to aim for multi-sensory stimuli.
  • Faking nature has some payback, too. “Biomimicry”
    • Elements that mimic nature are not without some benefit, too.


Please keep the conversation on the bathroom so we can remain on topic.

Question 1: What are the benefits of biophilic design?

Question 2: What surfaces support biophilic design?

Question 3: What plumbing fixtures support biophilic design?

Question 4: How do we use light in biophilic design?

Question 5: What other materials support biophilic design?

Question 6: What shapes and textures support biophilic design?

Question 7: How are plants used to support biophilic design?

Question 8: What elements of biomimicry can be utilized in the bathroom?

Join this Twitter conversation

at 2pm ET on Wednesday 1/18

by adding #KBtribechat to your tweets.

Other hashtags that apply to this conversation include #biophilia #bathroomdesign and #timelesskitchendesign.

Where you can find Paula online:

Paula Kennedy CMKBD, CLIPP, CACC

Timeless Kitchen Design 

Twitter @TimelessKitchDz

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January 11 at #KBtribechat – Forever Home Design

A kitchen and bath industry discussion!

Shown here: Crossville Inc. Porcelain Countertops, Northern Contours high gloss acrylic cabinet doors, Element Designs back painted glass cabinet doors with aluminum frames, Bertazzoni dual fuel range and hood and Franke stainless steel sinks and chef faucets

Our KBtribechat questions:

1.) What is a forever home?

2.) What factors are important when deciding on a forever home?

3.) What are the kitchen design considerations for a forever home?

4.) Do the design considerations change when designing a main bathroom for a forever home?

5.) How can you “future proof” your designs?

6.) What other features are important for a home to be a forever home?

7.) What other tips do you have for creating a forever home?

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on Wednesday at 2pm ET

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#KBtribechat is back from holiday break on January 4!

Shown here: Crossville Inc. Porcelain Countertops, Northern Contours high gloss acrylic cabinet doors, Element Designs back painted glass cabinet doors with aluminum frames, Bertazzoni dual fuel range and hood and Franke stainless steel sinks and chef faucets

Our KBtribechat questions:

1.) Tambour, slats and reeded designs for texture on cabinetry and walls? Do you expect them to become more prevalent in 2023? Share design ideas you like!

2.) Do you expect more touches of wood included in kitchens and baths this year? What woods are popular and how are they being implemented? Share ideas you like!

3.) What about boxy range hoods? Will we be seeing more of them?

4.) Do you think styles are becoming more modern, maybe with a mid-century flair? Is transitional still common? Where are we heading?

5.) What decorative hardware trends will we see this year?

6.) Will we be seeing more indoor plants in our homes? Why or why not?

7.) Are full walls of backsplash going to continue this year? Share ideas you like!

8.) What do you think the predominant colors of the year will be for kitchens and bathrooms?

9.) What other design trends do you think we’ll see everywhere in 2023?

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at 2pm eastern on Wednesday

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December 14 #KBtribechat is about Kitchens (plus some planning discussion for 2023!)

A design discussion!

Our KBtribechat questions:

  1. What elevates a kitchen to gourmet status?
  2. If you could add one “gourmet” feature to your kitchen right now what would it be?
  3. Describe your ideal gourmet kitchen. What would it contain?
  4. What materials, colors and finishes do you associate with gourmet kitchens?
  5. How do gourmet kitchens compare to chefs’ kitchens?
  6. What has been the most gourmet meal you’ve cooked?
  7. This is the last KBtribechat of the year so let’s talk planning for 2023. What topics do you want to discuss? Who would you like to see host? Please share your thoughts and ideas!

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on Wednesday at 2pm ET

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December 7 at #KBtribechat – Luxurious Bathrooms

A design discussion!

Sponsored and Hosted by Amba Products

Our #KBtribechat questions:

  1. What characteristics make up the perfect luxurious bathroom?
  2. What high-end items are your customers asking for most?
  3. What are some of the design trends that work well with luxurious bathrooms?
  4. How could you create a luxury bathroom design with a limited budget?
  5. Where do you find inspiration for luxury bathroom designs?
  6. What elements would you incorporate to create a luxurious design for a small bathroom?

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at 2pm on Wednesday

by adding #KBtribechat to your tweets!

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November 30th at #KBtribechat – Kitchens for Healthy Entertaining

A design discussion!

Sponsored and Hosted by Beko USA

Our KBtribechat questions:

  1. There’s lots of cooking and baking to be done this time of year! How can we make more sustainable choices in the kitchen while entertaining guests?
  2. What features on your appliances make entertaining guests more convenient?
  3. From a design perspective, how can we create healthier eating habits?
  4. Do you have any tips or tricks on staying healthy during the holidays?
  5. Share some of your favorite healthy kitchens designs from this year!

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at 2pm ET on Wednesday

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November 16 at #KBtribechat – Holiday Kitchens

A fun discussion by leading Kitchen and Bath Industry pros!

Our KBtribechat questions:

Q1: How have your holiday celebrations / traditions changed since Covid19?

Q2: How do you decorate your kitchens for the holidays?

Q3: Cheers to the holiday party season! What’s your go-to cocktail?

Q4: What’s your favorite cookie to bake or receive?

Q5: What recipe best represents your family traditions?

Q6. What gift ideas do you have from the kitchen?

Q7. Do you have a go to hostess gift? Please share!

Q8. What are your favorite gift finds this year for the serious home cook?

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