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March 16 at #KBtribechat – Defining Smart

A design discussion!

Our KBtribechat Questions:

1.) What do we mean by “Smart Home”?

2.) What are the benefits of a smart home?

3.) What smart features are available for kitchens?

4.) How can kitchen technology help the home cook?

5.) What smart features are available for bathrooms?

6.) How can bathroom technology improve our lives?

7.) What home technology do you expect will be available to us in the future?

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March 9 at #KBtribechat – What makes a bathroom classic?

A design discussion!

Our KBtribechat questions:

1.) What makes certain bathrooms classic?

Share pictures of classic bathrooms you love!

2.) Does the description “classic” transcend bathroom style? Explain! 

3.) When it comes to bathrooms, what helps them earn the honor of being “classic”?

4.) Bathroom shower areas – what makes them classic?

5.) Are there certain cabinet doors / details, countertops, hardware and finishes that are classic? 

6.) What sinks / faucets, lighting and flooring can help achieve a classic look?

7.) We like to include color in our designs! How can color be added to bathrooms to achieve a classic look?

8.) How does technology fit into classic design?

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March 2 at #KBtribechat – What makes a kitchen classic?

A design discussion!

1.) What makes certain kitchens classic?

Share pictures of classic kitchens you love!

2.) Does the description “classic” transcend kitchen style? Explain!

3.) When it comes to kitchens, what helps them earn the honor of being “classic”?

4.) Are classic kitchens timeless?

5.) Are there certain cabinet doors / details, countertops, hardware and finishes that are classic? 

6.) What sinks / faucets, lighting, kitchen appliances and flooring can help achieve a classic look?

7.) We like to include color in our designs! How can color be added to kitchens to achieve a classic look?

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February 23 at #KBtribechat – Efficiently Designed for Work

A design discussion!

Our group Pinterest board for this KBtribechat. Let us know if you want to pin with us!

Our KBtribechat questions:

1.) What home features are desired by those now working from home?

2.) How can we set up a home office with no dedicated office space?

3.) Home offices are often a room of their own. Please share design ideas that work for dedicated home offices.

4.) What are the pros and cons of having a built-in desk in the kitchen area?

5.) Are built-in kid’s homework areas still being asked for? What works for kids? Please share pics!

6.) What features work well for home office areas?

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February 16 at #KBtribechat – A #KBIS2022 Recap

Our KBtribechat Questions:

  1. What new products at KBIS 2022 did you discover that were designed with health, wellness, or sustainability in mind?

  1. When specifying dishwashers to your clients, what are their most common requirements? Beko has launched CornerIntense® Dishwashers®, a game-changing premium technology that washes every corner while consuming 51% less water and 25% less energy.

  1. At KBIS, Beko announced the RecycledTub™ Washer, the industry’s first washer made from 60 recycled plastic bottles. As designers, did you discover new ways to use recycled materials and turn waste into a valuable material?

  1. Did you notice any design trends at KBIS focused on reducing food waste? What about the importance of food preservation? Reducing food waste is essential to the health of our planet, which is why we’re excited for Beko’s HarvestFresh™ Refrigerators, a system that preserves vitamins longer by mimicking the 24-hour sun cycle. 

  1. Of the 35 new products that Beko revealed at KBIS, what is your favorite new product or technology that will help create healthy kitchens and a healthy planet? 

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Whirlpool Corporation to Discuss Home Building and Design Trends for 2022 at the NAHB International Builders’ Show  

Whirlpool Corporation is ready to be back safely and in person on the show floor at the annual NAHB International Builders’ Show (IBS), the largest annual light construction trade show in the world, on February 8-10, 2022 in Orlando, Florida. Show attendees can expect to see the latest kitchen and laundry appliance innovations that reflect today’s most in-demand industry trends in the Whirlpool Corporation booth W2554, and throughout Professional Builders’ Show Village.

In addition to exhibiting, the company is the official host for the annual in-person KBTribeChat happening at 2 p.m. (ET) Wednesday, February 9. Join Whirlpool and other kitchen and bath industry professionals as they discuss the most prevalent home building and design trends expected in 2022. In-booth chat attendees will get an exclusive tour of the Whirlpool Corporation booth as well as a special gift from Yummly®. If you’re not at the show, you can still join the discussion by following the #KBTribeChat hashtag!

Whirlpool Corporation, the world’s leading kitchen and laundry appliance company, develops and designs purposeful appliances that are driven by consumer insights. No matter how trends and consumer needs change, Whirlpool’s diverse product portfolio is designed to address those evolving preferences. For more than 110 years, Whirlpool Corporation and its family of brands — Amana, Whirlpool, Maytag, KitchenAid and JennAir — have been synonymous with breakthrough products, ideal for building industry professionals who want to offer their clients innovative appliances that meet high standards of performance.

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

  1. What are consumers prioritizing in 2022 when it comes to home features and design?
  2. How are generational preferences influencing home features?
  3. How can designers incorporate sought-after kitchen and laundry elements into a small space?
  4. Gourmet kitchen upgrades were sought-after in 2021 – what types of luxury kitchen features and designs can we expect to see in 2022?
  5. What changes do you expect with laundry room design and function?

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Progressive #KBtribechat at #KBIS2022 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, February 8, 2022

Time: 1:30pm to 3pm EST

Event Timing and Hosts: 

1:30pm Rev-A-Shelf booth W951 (@REVASHELF)

2pm Wellborn Cabinet booth W1536 (@WellbornCabinet)

2:30pm  Signature Kitchen Suite booth W2029 (@SKSappliances)

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We have a new KBtribechat group Pinterest Board for Progressive KBtribechat at KBIS 2022 sharing. 

If you would like to be added please let us know!JCB_0768

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!

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Q1 – What cabinet accessories do you add to your designs to accommodate the need for more storage and organization?

Q2 – Kitchen lighting has gone from bulky to beautiful with a wide selection of LED lights! When you are designing, which style of lights do you prefer (tape, puck, linear)? Share some of your favorites from #KBIS2022.

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

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Q1 – @WellbornCabinet has launched 23 new colors across our stain paint and Decorative Laminate Veneer colors and 2 very new Slim Shaker Door Styles. Tell us how these colors and doors styles are On Trend for 2022.

Q2 – What’s behind the cabinet doors and drawers is more important than ever in today’s kitchens and baths. What’s new for @WellbornCabinet this year?

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

Signature Kitchen Suite Logo

Q1 – When specifying refrigeration for your clients, what are the most common requirements?

Q2 – What advances in food preservation and storage do you expect to be most important in 2022 kitchens?

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

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2/2 at #KBtribechat – Creating Kitchens with a Coastal Vibe

A design discussion!

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 kitchen? 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 fun, coastal kitchens?

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We’re talking Tile on January 26 at #KBtribechat!

Sponsored and Hosted by Coverings

In early celebration of National Tile Day (mark your calendars for Wednesday, February 23), and in gearing up for Coverings 2022, which will take place April 5-8 at the Las Vegas Convention Center, #KBtribechat will feature a very special “Let’s Talk Tile” chat session on Wednesday, January 26 at 2 p.m. EST. 

Join peers and contacts from around the globe for this tile-focused 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 all types of tile enthusiasts. 

KBtribechat’s January 26 session will involve a lively discussion about the benefits and uses of porcelain and ceramic tile for specific applications as well as a look at some of the best and most exciting tile trends. Coverings 2022 event plans and updates will also be part of the chat. 

Ceramic tile is one of the most versatile surface materials and innovative design options, with many available shapes, sizes, patterns, colors, and finishes. Yes, tile is beautiful, but it is also one of the healthiest and most hygienic choices available, being naturally resistant to bacteria, dust and other harmful pollutants.

Tile is low-maintenance and easy to clean, with superior performance in kitchens, baths and just about any indoor and outdoor specified location. Unlike many other surface options, ceramic tile offers sustainability benefits including being energy efficient and recyclable. Slip- and fire-resistant, tile provides uncompromising safety without sacrificing style.

Coverings is the preeminent 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. Join this chat and Let’s Talk Tile. 

Also, learn more and register at no cost to attend Coverings 2022 at coverings.com.

For more tile information and inspiration, visit whytile.com.

Our #KBtribechat Questions:

Q. 1. #KBtribechat @Coverings: Many K&B and trade pros say tile offers true timeless luxury. Why do you think this is the case? Tweet a tile install pic that shows off timeless luxury.

Q. 2. #KBtribechat @Coverings: Outdoor kitchens and all sorts of alfresco living spaces are growing in popularity these days. What outdoor tile projects have you been a part of recently, or what do you love about tiled outdoor spaces? Pics please! 

Q. 3. #KBtribechat @Coverings: If you had to choose, which topic for your 2022 K&B or tile business success keeps you up at night, and why: Installation & Fabrication, Workforce & Profits, or Materials & Trends?

Q. 4. #KBtribechat @Coverings: Time for show and tell. Share a short description and a pic of your favorite tile installation (yours or one you admire) from 2021. 

Q. 5. #KBtribechat @Coverings: Health, wellness and environment are top of mind for everyone. Have you talked about the health/hygienic benefits of porcelain and ceramic tile compared to plastic/vinyl materials with your clients/customers? Why or why not? 

Q. 6. #KBtribechat @Coverings: What are you seeing as the latest tile trends in sizes, shapes, colors, designs, patterns, themes, etc.? Share pics if you can. 

Q. 7. #KBtribechat @Coverings: What was the most innovative, creative or unexpected use of tile you saw or heard about in 2021, or recent years? 

Q. 8. #KBtribechat @Coverings: A 3-parter here… What do you love about Las Vegas; what do you love about attending Coverings; and have you registered for #Coverings2022? Go! 

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Our 1/19 #KBtribechat is all about Beautiful Bathrooms.

A design discussion!

Our KBtribechat questions: 

1.) Please share images of bathrooms you LOVE and tell us why you find them exciting!

2.) Stunning surfaces are often the focal point of beautiful bathrooms. Share installations that prove this point from showers to countertops to flooring and walls.

3.) Share your design crush faucets, sinks, shower fittings and tubs!

4.) What bathroom lighting has wowed you lately?

5.) What bathroom organizers, storage solutions or tech has WOWed you lately?

6.) Built-in appliances in (or near) the master bathroom? Yes, please!  What appliances take luxury to the next level in the master suite?

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