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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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August 28 at #KBtribechat – Personalized Kitchens!

A design discussion

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Yard to table family kitchen with historic Alberene Soapstone counters from Polycor’s Virginia quarry, BlueStar pro-range, Zephyr ventilation hood, Franke fireclay farmhouse sink + chef faucet and Mariana Home light fixtures from Wilson Lighting.  Photo by Edward Caldwell Photography

Our KBtribechat Questions:

1.) How do diverse lifestyles influence kitchen design?  kitchens for families with children or without | with differing work schedules | with entertaining or hosting guests in mind

2.) What impact do healthy choices have on kitchen design? vegan | farm to table | grow your own food | kosher | gluten-free |plastics free

3.) How do travel experiences impact home kitchen expectations?

4.) How would you personalize a kitchen for a truly inspired chef?

5.) What features are needed to personalize a kitchen for professional entertaining? privacy | aromas | utility needs | social preferences

6.) Share unique personalization ideas for kitchens that nourish the user.

 

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on Wednesday, August 28

from 2 to 3pm eastern

by adding #KBtribechat to your tweets!

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August 21 at #KBtribechat – Mudrooms and Drop Zones

A design discussion!

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We have a Mud Rooms group Pinterest board. Let us know if you’d like an invite!

Our KBtribechat discussion questions:

Q1.) What are the benefits of having a mudroom?

Share pictures of mudrooms you like!

Q2.) What locations in the home work best for mudrooms? Do you combine the mud room area with other rooms? What room combos do you suggest?

Q3.) What features are best for a useful mud room? Share your design ideas and pictures!

Q4.) What materials work well for mud rooms?

Q5.) Would the mud room be a good drop zone area for the entire family? What design features would help organize this?

Q6.) What other areas of the home work well for drop zone placement? Explain your ideas!

Q7.) What drop zone storage solutions do you like to keep this area clutter free and looking good?

 

 

Join this Kitchen and Bath Industry Twitter Chat discussion

on Wednesday, August 21

from 2 to 3pm eastern time

by adding #KBtribechat to your tweets!

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August 14 at #KBtribechat: #MicroSizeMe – Designing for Downsizing and Small Spaces

 Hosted by Paula Kennedy CKD.

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We hear it every day but what does it really mean for us as designers . . . tiny home, downsizing, small spaces, urban living, minimalist, simplifying . . .

What does it all mean, is it just a trend that we don’t really have to worry about? Is it just an urban problem that I don’t need to worry about? If my clients need this what do manufacturers offer that will work? How can I meet their needs through design and specification?

A trend is something that comes and goes, this is something deeper, just like designing for Aging in Place and Sustainability. Our Industry, Manufacturers and Designers need to sit up, and take notice of the “Micro Size Me Movement” we need to get out in front of it!

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THE DISCUSSION QUESTIONS: (kitchen & bath specific)
Q1. Are you seeing this movement in your region? What generations are you seeing needing, demanding and utilizing these smaller living spaces?

Q2. Small spaces can be designed and built in the suburbs as part of larger homes as well, what situations (or opportunities) are driving this need? How do you feel about the current inventory of this type of dwelling in your area?

Q3. Considering appliances, fixtures and storage, how can we maximize design for these small spaces?

Q4. What design techniques, elements and principles can we use to design for these small spaces?

Q5. How will population growth continue to increase demand for these spaces, products and design?

Q6. What do we need from manufacturers for small spaces both in the kitchen AND in the bath?

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Join the Twitter conversation

on Wednesday, August 14, 2019

from 2 to 3pm eastern

by adding #KBtribechat to your tweets!

Hosted by Paula Kennedy, CMKBD, CLIPP
Timeless Kitchen Design, Seattle Washington
NKBA CEU Provider
“#MicroSizeMe – Designing for Downsizing and Small Spaces” is an approved NKBA Chapter CEU
425-466-4483 paulakennedyckd@hotmail.com
Pinterest boards associated with this topic:
MICROSIZEME https://pin.it/mpdydzzf62lc6e
MICROKITCHEN https://pin.it/d6ceqxz65s5p6e
MICROBATH https://pin.it/3lmezuyypcl54t

#KBTRIBECHAT @PAULAKENNEDYCKD #DOWNSIZE #MICROSIZEME

 

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August 7 at #KBtribechat – Connected Kitchens

A design discussion

Sponsored and Hosted by GE Appliances

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Technology is opening up a world of possibilities in the kitchen. Join us for a KBtribechat discussion on “Connected Kitchens” on Wednesday, August 7th at 2 pm ET with GE Appliances, and get ready to talk about how tech is making us better cooks and taking tasks off our to-do list.

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Our KBtribechat Questions: 

 

1. Do you think technology belongs in the kitchen? Why/why not?

2. What tech do you currently use to help you cook?

3. What voice assistant do you use in the kitchen and how do you use it?

4. In your kitchen, what appliance is the most “tech advanced” when it comes to features, what is the least?

5. In what ways does technology create peace of mind for you in the kitchen?

6. How does technology impact kitchen design?

7. Your turn to invent a feature or even a new appliance. What would create that doesn’t currently exist today?

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on Wednesday, August 7

from 2 to 3pm eastern

by adding #KBtribechat to your tweets!

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Our topic on July 31 at #KBtribechat: Clearing Away Clutter!

A design discussion!

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This beautiful kitchen features a Zephyr hood, BlueStar range and Polycor Soapstone.  Photo is by Edward Caldwell Photography.

Our KBtribechat questions:

1. ) Is decluttering different than re-organization or are they both part of the process of clearing away clutter? Explain!

2.) What is your best decluttering advice? How should we tackle decluttering our homes?

3.) What advice do you have for organizing the kitchen to keep it clutter free?

4.) What are your top tips for keeping the pantry organized?

5.) How can we clear away clutter in the bathroom? Share your favorite tips and storage solutions!

6.) What are your go to design tips to help keep closets clutter free and organized?

7.) The drop zone is always a challenge to keep clutter free and organized. Where do you like to place the drop zone in the home?  Share your tips to keep this area from becoming a mess!

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on Wednesday, July 31

from 2 to 3pm eastern

by adding #KBtribechat to your tweets!

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Our July 24 #KBtribechat Topic – Designing for Living In Place

A design discussion

Sponsored and Hosted by Rev-A-Shelf

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The discussion questions:

Q1. How many of you are currently designing with Living In Place in mind? Share a few of your favorite designs!

Q2. How do you bring ‘Living In Place’ into discussion with your clients? Share your talking points and tips!

Q3. Living In Place design increases accessibility and eases strain. Share your favorite kitchen and bath products that help achieve this!

Q4. Are there any products, technology, etc. that you wish existed that would benefit your Living In Place clients? Why?

Q5. Lighting is an important part of Living In Place design. Give examples fo how you incorporate lighting into your designs.

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on Wednesday, July 24
from 2 to 3pm eastern
by adding #KBtribechat to your tweets!
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