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August 12 at #KBtribechat – Retrain your Brain!

Hosted by Irene Williams.

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Anybody feel like this year is one long Groundhog Day experiment?

There’s no denying we’re facing uniquely challenging times. No one is exempt from the unexpected circumstances of this year. It’s one for the books, and most of us are probably ready for these books to be closed forever, please-and-thank-you!

When we originally scheduled this KBTribeChat session on “How to Retrain Your Brain,” we had no idea what would the days ahead would hold. Back then, we knew that busy kitchen & bath designers and biz people would benefit from a chat about how mindset strategies can positively impact both professional and personal lives. Now, the topic seems more relevant than ever!

For this chat, we’re going to get into some ‘real talk.’ We’ll trade notes on how we’re doing and what perspectives we have as this year progresses. And we’ll share practical ways to “mind our brains” on an ongoing basis, so that we can be more resilient and able to move forward—even when the unexpected occurs.

Irene Williams will be on hand to guide the discussion. After more than a decade as an independent business owner working with brands in our industry, Irene realized the most valuable lessons gained in entrepreneurship related to core life skills and mindset that translate to all areas of life. She’s created online courses to help others learn the same things, as well.

The goal of this chat is to not only empathize with each other professionally and personally, but also to crowd-source real-life insights and ideas to grow, learn, and improve through it all—even the unexpected.

Our KBtribechat Questions:

Q1.
How’re you faring? Share where you’re at personally, professionally—the good and not-so-good.

Q2.
What do you wish you’d had in place/already conquered prior to the surprise of 2020? (i.e. – better organization, an established workout routine, more web-based biz solutions, etc.)

Q3.
What pivots/changes have you made this year? Any new biz strategies, mindset shifts, reprioritizing?

Q4.
Still working from home? Offer your tips for being productive, staying connected.

Q5.
What are your best lessons learned or skills acquired this year? What will you carry with you into the future?

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August 5 at #KBtribechat – Biophilic Bathrooms

A design discussion!

Biophilic Designed Baths

Our KBtribechat Questions:

1.) What is biophilic design?

2.) Why introduce biophilic design elements to the bathroom? What are the benefits?

3.) How can you add biophilic elements to bathroom spaces?

4.) What are biophilic materials?

5.) How can you add organic shapes to the bathroom?

6.) How can smart home technologies contribute to biophilic design?

Biophilic Bathrooms

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July 29 at #KBtribechat – Future Kitchens

A Twitter Chat design discussion!

Future Kitchens

Our KBtribechat Questions this week:

  1. What features will the kitchen of the future include?
  2. What will kitchens look like in the future?
  3. How will connectivity play a role in the future kitchen?
  4. What can we expect of kitchen surfaces in the future?
  5. How will sustainability play out in future kitchens?
  6. How will new products and innovations impact the future of cooking and cleaning?
  7. How will food delivery and meal services impact kitchens of the future?

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July 22 at #KBtribechat – Closet Design!

This week we are pinning to our KBtribechat group Pinterest Board – Closet Design Ideas.
Want to be added so you can pin to this board? Let us know!

 

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Our KBtribechat questions:

1.) Describe the ideal walk-in closet. What features does it have?

Share pictures of closets and ideas you love! 😍

2.) What are your go to closet storage solutions for shoes?

3.) How do you recommend sweaters be stored in the closet? What about t-shirts?

4.) What closet hardware accessories do you like to design in?

5.) What layouts do you like for children’s closets? Do you customize or keep the space flexible?

6.) What solutions do you like for broom closets?

7.)  What are your go to ideas for linen closets?

CLOSETS

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July 15 at #KBtribechat: COLOR CUES – Colors influence in our lives!

A design discussion

Hosted by Paula Kennedy, CMKBD, CLIPP, CACC

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Given how much we are all staying at home now it has been fascinating watching the DIY projects shoot through the roof. I would love to see some statistics on DIY paint purchases.

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Most of us have been through many Color 101 classes and trend reports. You likely have a basic understanding of hues, tints, shades, and complementary or tertiary color palettes, along with what this year’s color of the year is. Once I received my certification as an Architectural Color Consultant my perspective of the world of color was blown away! As interior designers in the kitchen and bath industry, we know we can’t select wall/paint colors in a vacuum from ALL the other finishes that we specify every day.

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We must consider ALL the elements! Outdoor landscaping, reflection, region, window direction, time of day, CRI, CCT, wood undertones, metamerism . . . and the list goes on. How can we best support the vision of our aging population, or support the mental wellbeing of our children? Do we want to stimulate our appetites in our kitchens and dining rooms or decrease our appetites?

“Color is the REACTION that light is having to an object or within a space, without LIGHT there is no color.  The type and amount of light affects the perception of color.”

No color is inherently wrong, although its amount, intensity, or depth may indeed be wrong for the LIGHT of a space. By manipulating the variables that create color, any number of combinations can be achieved that will bring life and light to the architectural space.

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Let’s break it down by room or “issue”.

QUESTIONS:

Q1: Considering Biophilia and Wellness trends, how can we utilize color in the home to help bring the outdoors in, to replicate and mimic nature inside the home?

Q2: Thinking specifically about our ever-growing Aging in Place population, how can we utilize color and color combinations to aid independent living?

Q3: In understanding how to best support our children’s wellbeing what are the best colors for their bedrooms?

Q4: Now that we are all working from home what colors best support productivity while also reducing stress in our home offices?

Q5: What are the best colors psychologically in supporting the occupants of our kitchens and dining rooms, which must support so many different activities from morning till night?

Q6. In thinking about the various activities in the bathroom what are the best colors

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Hosted by Paula Kennedy, CMKBD, CLIPP, CACC
Timeless Kitchen Design, Seattle Washington
NKBA CEU Provider
“Color Cues – Colors influence in our lives” is an approved NKBA Chapter CEU
425-466-4483 paulakennedyckd@hotmail.com

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July 8 at #KBtribechat – Kitchen and Bath Showrooms: Bricks, Online, and Hybrid

Hosted by Scott Koehler

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Scott’s KBtribechat Questions:

1.)  How are kitchen and bath showrooms changing in 2020?

2A.)  What are the advantages/disadvantages of a virtual showroom?

2B.)  What are the advantages/disadvantages of a brick-and-mortar showroom? 

2C.)  What are the advantages of having brick-and-mortar AND virtual showroom capabilities? 

3.)  What role has technology played in the changing landscape of kitchen and bath showrooms?

4.)  Do you work on kitchen and bath designs via video conferencing apps like ZOOM, FaceTime, Microsoft teams? Do you like video conferencing? Why?

5.)  What is the biggest item you have purchased online without ever seeing it in person? 

6.)  What would you tell a young designer who is just coming into the kitchen and bath industry about the need for a showroom? 

7.)  Are kitchen and bath showrooms changed forever by COVID-19 or will things go back to the way they were pre Coronavirus? 

8.)  Do you work out of a brick-and-mortar showroom or virtually or both?

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July 1 at #KBtribechat – Creating a Coastal Vibe

A design discussion!

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Our KBtribechat Questions:

1.) Why is coastal style so popular?

2.) What are your go to cabinet, countertop and backsplash choices for a coastal vibe?

3.) What materials and finishes lend a relaxed, at the beach sense to a room? Share pics!

4.) Are there certain colors that help inspire the feel of a beach house? Share pictures and ideas you like for implementing colors of the coast!

5.) Is natural light important in creating a breezy, coastal feel to the kitchen? Explain and show examples that make all the difference.

6.) What other tips do you have to create a fun, coastal vibe in our interiors?

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June 24 at #KBtribechat – Bathroom Design, a mid-year review

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Our KBtribechat questions:

  1. Minimalist, Timeless, Modern. What look do you see in today’s bathrooms?

 

  1. What materials are you seeing used in bathroom design?

 

  1.    How are people customizing their bathrooms? (color, lighting, hardware, storage solutions, mirrors…)

 

  1. How has technology impacted the bathroom? Has it changed the room’s look and feel?

 

  1. What functional/practical trend are customers asking for in their bathroom design?

 

  1. If you could start or reinforce one trend in bathroom design, what would it be?

 

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June 17 at #KBtribechat – Kitchen Design Trends, a mid-year review

Sponsored and Hosted by GE Appliances

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From Timeless to Minimalist, we’re talking about the latest in kitchen design trends on Wed, June 17 at 2 pm eastern.  Bring your favorite looks, layouts and ideas to the upcoming Twitter Chat hosted by GE Appliances.

 

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Our KBtribechat questions:

  1. Minimalist, Timeless, Modern. What look do you see in today’s kitchens?
  1. What materials are you seeing used in kitchen design?
  1.  How are people customizing their kitchens?
  1. How has technology impacted the look and feel of a kitchen?
  1. What functional/practical trend are customers asking for in their design?
  1. If you could start or reinforce one trend in kitchen design, what would it be?

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June 10 at #KBtribechat – Designing for Small Spaces

Sponsored and Hosted by Whirlpool Corporation and PCBC

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Consumers have spoken: Bigger isn’t always better. A desire for smaller homes was a trend identified in a recent survey conducted by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB). The survey revealed that most buyers prefer smaller homes with high-quality products over a more spacious home with fewer amenities.

Whirlpool Corporation, the world’s leading manufacturer of home appliances, knows that homes don’t have to be spacious in order to be efficient, high-performing and beautiful. With the right amenities, small spaces can emulate the functionality of a larger home, which will be discussed during our Designing for Small Spaces KBTribeChat on Wednesday June 10, co-hosted by Whirlpool Corporation (@WhirlpoolCorp) and PCBC (Pacific Coast Builders Conference), the premier homebuilding trade show on the West Coast (@PCBC_TheShow).

The chat was originally scheduled to take place at PCBC, and despite show plans changing, PCBC still plans to join Whirlpool Corporation to connect with building industry professionals and discuss small spaces.

Certain appliances and design elements can make all the difference when it comes to small spaces. Whirlpool Corporation’s family of brands offer innovative products that have been thoughtfully designed to suit a variety of home types, giving builders the appliance options that match virtually any project.

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Join us at 2 p.m. ET on Wednesday, June 10 as we discuss what’s driving the desire for smaller homes and how beauty and performance can be maximized in small spaces.

To prepare for the discussion, here are our chat questions:

1.) What are some advantages of smaller homes?

2.) Which appliances and design elements can help increase performance and functionality in small spaces?

3.) How can you creatively maximize space in small kitchens or laundry rooms without sacrificing design?

4.) How can home chefs mimic the functionality of a large kitchen in a small space?

5.) How are different generational preferences influencing the design of small spaces?

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