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Talking Today’s Top Laundry Trends: Whirlpool Corporation to Host KBTribeChat

Laundry rooms continue to top the most-wanted features list for all generations of home buyers, and the demand is stronger than ever. With over 50% of consumers doing seven loads of laundry or more per week, they’re spending lots of time in the laundry room – time that could be improved with clever design and purposeful appliance innovations. 

Whether they’re handling big laundry loads or small, consumers are looking for a space that can help them streamline the laundry routine and improve life at home. How can you design a laundry room that not only fulfills buyer needs but exceeds expectations? 

Join Whirlpool Corporation (@WhirlpoolCorp) on Wednesday, September 7, as the company hosts a KBTribeChat on ways to design efficient laundry rooms that work overtime for busy homeowners. With everything from design ideas to new innovations, this interactive and informative discussion provides industry professionals with valuable ways to make the laundry room as functional as possible.

Whirlpool Corporation, a leading global major appliance company, manufactures appliance solutions that offer ways to enhance and simplify everyday laundry routines so consumers can spend more time doing the things they love. The Whirlpool Corporation brand portfolio has been thoughtfully designed to help building industry professionals meet the needs and wants of today’s homebuyers, whether they’re looking for an appliance that tackles even the most stubborn stains or just simplifies their weekly chores. 

Save the date for 2 p.m. ET Wednesday, September 7 as Whirlpool Corporation plays host to a discussion on today’s top laundry room trends.

Preview our KBtribechat questions:

  1. What’s the value of incorporating laundry into both single-family homes and rental properties? 
  2. Which laundry room features and design elements are you noticing buyers asking for in the space? 
  3. How has laundry room technology evolved to meet the needs of today’s home buyers? 
  4. With more homeowners looking to maximize space and functionality, how can you create a laundry room that’s multifunctional? 
  5. What do you think the future of laundry room design will look like?

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June 1st at #KBtribechat – A Focus on the Dishwasher

Sponsored and Hosted by Beko USA
Beko will be giving away a dishwasher during this KBtribechat! See requirements below.


OUR KBtribechat QUESTIONS: 

Q1.) What do you wish your current dishwasher could do to make life easier?

Q2.) What are the top 3 features your clients look for in a dishwasher?

Q3.) How do you get consumers more interested in sustainable/eco-friendly dishwashers?

Q4.) What is one sustainable upgrade you’d want to see for dishwashers in the future?

Q5.) Out of all the technology in Beko Dishwashers with CornerIntense, which feature captures your attention most?

Q6.) Follow and DM @beko_usa to be entered to win a Beko Dishwasher with CornerIntense! 

GIVEAWAY REQUIREMENTS:

BEKO is providing ONE 39-Series Beko Dishwasher with CornerIntense for participants in their sponsored #KBtribechat on Twitter. 

Here’s how to win one: 

1.) Answer all six questions during the chat. 

2.) After you’ve answered the last question as the chat is ending, you must follow @beko_usa 

3.) Direct message @beko_usa (envelope icon on Twitter) providing your email address and the model option of your choice – you have a choice between the Bar Handle model DDT39434X or Pocket Handle model DDT39434XIH

Winners will be drawn by June 7th and notified by June 8th. Beko will ask for winner’s shipping address via email.

Winners cannot be affiliated with Beko or KBtribechat as an employee or vendor. (This giveaway is not affiliated with Twitter or its affiliates.)

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April 13 at #KBtribechat – Mixing and Matching Design Styles

The KBtribechat discussion questions:

1.) What are the most popular design styles that your clients are asking for?

2.) Personalization is an important part of today’s kitchen & bath designs and drives the demand for mixing design styles. What are some tips to customize a space in order to provide your customer with their ideal design style combination?


3.) Modern farmhouse is a quintessential design style combination, but there are so many options in addition to that. What are your favorite design combinations for kitchens and baths?


4.) Some materials are selected for aesthetic reasons, some are selected based on functionality and some for both! What are your go-to material combinations when designing kitchens & baths and why?


5.) Are there any trending materials or finishes that you think are here to stay?


6.) How does budget effect your ability to mix design styles? Explain!


7.) How have current supply chain concerns affected your selections?

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4/6 at #KBtribechat – All Things TILE, live from #Coverings2022

Sponsored and Hosted by Crossville Inc.

Tile is often the foundation of great design. From floors to walls and, now, so many surfaces in between, tile collections can truly define the look, feel, and function of spaces both inside and out. 

Join us as we gather with sponsor Crossville, Inc. to talk tile trends and ideas in conjunction with the annual Coverings Expo, North America’s largest show for the tile and stone industry.

In advance of the chat, get your photos ready to share! We want to see your tile designs during this inspiring conversation for our industry. 

Here is the question guide to help you prepare to share as we cover all things tile!


Q1 Let’s talk general tile trends—color/size/texture.

Q2 What’s in for outside? (Tile for pool decks, outdoor kitchens, etc)

Q3 What’re top tile styles for kitchens?

Q4 Share popular tile looks for baths.

Q5 Are you spec’ing tile for health/wellness design?

Q6 Any supply chain issues affecting your tile choices?

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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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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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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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1/12 at #KBtribechat – Mudrooms and Drop Zones

A design discussion!

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?

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Whirlpool Corporation to Explore Today’s Gourmet Kitchen Trends in Upcoming #KBTribeChat

Many homeowners are still choosing to spend more time at home than they did pre-pandemic, which has resulted in a lot of activity in the kitchen. In fact, 71% of homeowners say they will continue to prepare the majority of their meals at home, which can help save money.

Whether renovating their home or buying a new one, consumers are looking for a kitchen space that can help them meet their healthy eating goals as well as assist when entertaining guests. How can you create a kitchen that inspires gourmet-level results? 

Join Whirlpool Corporation (@WhirlpoolCorp) on Wednesday, December 15, as the company hosts a KBTribeChat on ways to design gourmet kitchens that create endless meal possibilities for the home chef. From design ideas to technology, this interactive and informative discussion provides industry professionals with valuable tips to make their kitchen projects a success.

Whirlpool Corporation, the world’s leading kitchen and laundry appliance company, designs appliance solutions that offer ways to enhance the cooking experience in the kitchen, and creates culinary possibilities. The Whirlpool Corporation brand portfolio has been thoughtfully designed to help building industry professionals meet the needs and wants of today’s homebuyers, whether they’re looking for an appliance to streamline mealtimes or help them create restaurant-quality meals.

Save the date for 2 p.m. ET Wednesday, December 15 as Whirlpool Corporation plays host to a discussion on creating a gourmet kitchen.

Preview our KBtribechat questions:

  1. What features and design elements define a gourmet kitchen? 
  2. Which kitchen appliances are consumers looking for to help them achieve gourmet-level results? 
  3. How is smart home technology playing a role in today’s luxury kitchens?
  4. How has the last year influenced what consumers are looking for in their kitchens? 
  5. A gourmet kitchen should combine both beauty and function. What tips can you share for attaining that balance within the space?

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