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January 20 at #KBtribechat – Colors for 2021

A design discussion!

Hosted by Amy Wax of Color 911

Amy’s #KBtribechat Questions:

1.) The Black color trend started last year. Architectural Digest featured an article saying black kitchens will replace white kitchens in 2021. Do you see that happening?


2.) I’ve read people will not be holding back when it comes to colors and patterns in interior design this year. Many see the color trends of 2021 as exuberant and bold.  How do you see this influencing kitchen design? Do you see this as a passing trend?


3.) How has our spending so much time in our homes influenced design?


4.) More people are finding comfort in the color palettes of nature: hygge. How can we apply this color trend to kitchens and baths? 

5.) As 50 years from the post modern movement, some materials are coming back, glass block etc. Do you see this happening? In what way?


6.) Seeing gutsier personal expression as a design trend, how can we  apply this to kitchen design? For examples murals, personalized elements, etc. 


7.) Sitting in the kitchen is a common Zoom background. Colorless kitchens are boring and colorful kitchens can be distracting. Does zooming in the kitchen influence your design?


8.) In 2020 we added many features to our home, kids learning spaces, home gyms, better home offices. What have we added to kitchen design? 


9.) As we are rethinking the use of our spaces at home, do you see kitchen features installed in other rooms? Fridge in a home office? Full home bars? Cabinetry & counters in kids play area, etc.? 

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January 13 at #KBtribechat – How to make the most of Kitchens!

Our KBtribechat questions:

1.) How do kitchen islands add to multifunctionality?

2.) Is having seating in the kitchen important? How does seating add to multifunctionality?

3.) How does an open plan add to the activity possibilities in the kitchen?

4.) How can we encourage gathering in the kitchen?

5.) How can smart technology help us increase our activity options in kitchens?

6.) What cabinetry ideas or storage solutions add multifunctionality to kitchens?

7.) How can multifunctional sinks and appliances help in the kitchen?

8.) How can we add grow your own options to kitchens?

9.) What tips do you have for adding laundry appliances to kitchens?

10.) What other tips do you have to blur the lines between kitchen function and family space?

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January 6th at #KBtribechat – How can design terms be more inclusive?

Our KBtribechat questions:

1.) Is the term Master, as in Master Bedroom / Master Bathroom antiquated and insensitive? What name(s) would be better?

2.) What about the bathroom terms Jack n Jill or His and Hers? Should they be updated? What name(s) would be better?

3.) Does the term Butler’s Pantry need an update? What name(s) would be better?

4.) Are the terms dumbwaiter, lazy susan, Plantation shutters and service entrance outdated? If so, what names would be better? Any other examples of names that may be insensitive?

5.) Are we being overly sensitive? When discussing or drawing rooms or specifying certain products, have you made changes to industry terms / names that may be considered antiquated? Explain!

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December 16 at #KBtribechat – Holiday Kitchens

Our KBtribechat questions:

Q1: How do you decorate your kitchens for the holiday?

Q2: What tips for easy and festive entertaining do you have?

Q3: Cheers to the holiday! What’s your go-to cocktail this time of year?

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

Q5: What recipe best represents your family traditions?

Q6: What’s your favorite gift from the kitchen to give?

Q7: What easy but creative ideas do you have for gift wrapping that will be eye-catching?

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December 9 at #KBtribechat – Pamper Yourself

A Bathroom Design Discussion!

Sponsored and Hosted by Amba Products

Our KBtribechat Questions:

Q1) How can you pamper yourself through bathroom design?

Q2) What are some budget-friendly ways to add luxury to a bathroom?

Q3) Can luxurious bathroom design also be ecofriendly? Share examples.

Q4) How does wellness fit into a pampered bathroom experience?

Q5) What are some creative ways to create a spa experience in a small bathroom?

Q6) Share images of bathrooms that you would love to be pampered in?

About Amba Products

Established in 2004, Amba Products had a clear goal in mind – to make the heated towel rack a must-have item for every bathroom in North America. While Europeans have been drying and warming their towels on heated towel racks for decades, most Americans have no experience with them. For many Americans, heated towel racks are viewed as expensive, not widely available, and seen only in the homes of the wealthy. A perception has persisted that they are a luxury item out of reach for the average American family.


Amba Products changed this view and is proud to be one of the first companies in the U.S. to introduce consumers to affordable, stylish heated towel racks made of high-quality stainless steel. Amba offers the most extensive variety of heated towel racks in the country and serves more than 200 retailers throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico, and the Caribbean. Located in Atlanta, Georgia, Amba Products is family-owned and operated.

Key Features:
• 150 affordable models to choose from (special order available)
• Made with high-quality 304-grade durable stainless steel (100-percent recyclable)
• Energy efficient (only uses a much electricity as a few light bulbs)
•Saves on water consumption as towels do not need to be laundered as often
•Health & Wellness benefits include the reduction of mold and mildew
•Ease of installation (mounted models can be installed by an electrician in a few hours, free-standing units simply need to be plugged-in)
• Superior customer service and local support

Non-traditional Uses:
Mudrooms
Laundry rooms
Garages
Dormitories
Hotels, retreats, cruise ships, health clubs, spas

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December 2 at #KBtribechat – Designed With Entertainment in Mind

Our KBtribechat questions:

  1. What’s the recipe for designing an entertaining kitchen?
  2. Where do you find space to store all your finished dishes?
  3. How do you manage cooking and/or baking multiple offerings at once?
  4. Share some tips for tackling clean-up!
  5. What are your go-to recipes when entertaining?
  6. What are your go-to drinks when entertaining? Share ideas and recipes!
  7. What are your festive ideas for holiday celebrations?
  8. Share table/buffet decoration tips!

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November 18 at #KBtribechat – Cooking in the Kitchen

An inspirational Twitter discussion

Sponsored and Hosted by GE Appliances

With the shutdown, more people are cooking at home than before. Join us for a KBtribechat on “Cooking in the Kitchen” on Wednesday, November 18 at 2 pm ET with GE Appliances, and get ready to share your holiday cooking plans.

Our KBtribechat questions:

  1. What is the one small appliance you use most to cook?
  2. What are your multitasking tips for cooking in the kitchen?
  3. How do you source your recipes? 
  4. What is your favorite oven feature?
  5. How do you use your microwave during the holidays?
  6. How will your holidays change this year due to COVID? Any new cooks in the kitchen?
GE Pro Kitchen KBIS 2019, Las Vegas GE, Richard T. Anuszkiewicz Padgett and Company

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November 11 at #KBtribechat – Covering the Hottest Trends in Remodeling

Sponsored and hosted by the Remodeling Show

Reimagined Online 2020 | #RemodelingShow | Remodeling Show 2020 | Nov 16-18 | remodelingshow.com

Out with the old, in with the new. As homeowners continue to spend significant time at home adapting to work, school, and leisure, it’s no wonder the remodeling market has not only bounced back… latest research shows continued growth through 2021. Material consideration and space selection, design harmony, color, project timing, and client rapport are vital to successfully “reimagining” a space. Let’s discuss trends in residential remodeling.


Please share your projects, your photos, and your ideas. We can’t wait to discuss inspired remodeling… together with you at KBtribechat!

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Our KBtribechat questions:


1.) Let’s kick things off on a serious note. Like most sectors of the economy, the home improvement segment has been affected by the pandemic. In what ways has the remodeling industry been permanently changed?


2.) Business. For remodelers, firms or independent designers: What’s the first question you ask a potential client who’s looking to remodel?


a.) Flashback to 2019…. Was it the same first question?


3.) Emerging Trends in Luxury Kitchen Design. What trends in luxury kitchen & bath are you most excited about for 2021+? Share photos and specs!


4.) Backsplashes. Glass – mosaic – tile – ceramic, the list goes on. What backsplash materials are your favorite(s) to work with? Why? Does the ease-of-installation play a part? Bonus find: imaginative backsplashes that double as “wall art”…. seen any? Share!

5.) Let’s talk interior trim detail, specifically craftsmanship & style: How can transitional trim create visual interest through proportion? Does proportion = beauty? Is less always more?


6.) Color me fresh. Show us your most impactful use of color in/on an existing room or space from 2020. Exteriors, interiors, and everything in between. Before & after pics are encouraged!

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November 4 at #KBtribechat – Luxurious Bathrooms

A design discussion!

Our KBtribechat questions:

Please share lots pictures of luxurious bathrooms you like!

1.) Are your clients ordering luxurious bathrooms or just doing the basics?

2.) What features are they asking to be included? What items would you want in your dream bathroom?

3.) What sinks do you prefer for luxurious bathrooms? Do you specify different choices for Powder Rooms than you would for Master Bathrooms?


4.) What plumbing fixtures are you loving now? Let us know style and finish favs.


5.) What lighting choices are you recommending for bathrooms?


6.) What are your lux countertop preferences for bathrooms?


7.) What cabinetry looks and features do you like for lux bathrooms?

8.) Do you mix metal finishes in luxurious bathrooms? Explain + show us pictures!

9.) What colors do you like for luxurious bathrooms?

Where we’re pinning this week: Here’s our #KBtribechat group Pinterest board Bathroom Design Ideas. Let us know if you’d like to be added.

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October 28 at #KBtribechat – Connected Convenience

A Smart Home design discussion!

Our KBtribechat questions:

1.) What’s the difference between connected and smart?

2.) How can a home be made “smart”?

3.) What are the advantages of smart home systems?

4.) How can smart home technology make life more convenient in the kitchen?

5.) How can smart home technology be helpful in bathrooms?

6.) How can smart home technology make things easier elsewhere in the home?

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