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Progressive #KBtribechat at #KBIS2018

KBtribe attending KBIS:

Please 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.

Date:  Tuesday, January 9, 2018 

Time: 1:30pm to 3pm eastern


Event Timing and Hosts:

1:30pm  Wilsonart  in booth W713  @Wilsonart

1:53pm  Rev-A-Shelf  in booth W929  @REVASHELF

2:15pm  Wellborn Cabinet  in booth W728  @WellbornCabinet

2:40pm  Signature Kitchen Suite  in booth W228  @SKSappliances


The KBtribechat discussion questions:


Q1: Work smarter, not harder w/surfaces that protect (against odor- and stain-causing mold and mildew), deflect (fingerprints) and resist (water). What’s your favorite new @Wilsonart Engineered Surfaces performance feature?

Q2: Mixing materials creates a striking aesthetic for the kitchen or bath, and allows for a level of personalization. What’s your favorite @Wilsonart Engineered Surfaces combo?

Q3.) Live Tweeters: Snap your favorite @Wilsonart products and share now!



Q1.) Do clients have a strong preference between face frame or #FullAccess frameless cabinets? Why and what is the deciding factor for cabinet choice?

Q2.) What do clients look for when it comes to master bath/vanity storage? Share ideas & photos!

Q3.) Live Tweeters: Snap your favorite @REVASHELF products and share now!


Q1.) @WellbornCabinet has a new partnership with Hafele lighting. Tell us how this partnership will be better for the consumer and why interior lighting is so popular as of late.

Q2.) @WellbornCabinet has a customer paint program called, Be Inspired. Tell us a little about this program and why it is so popular among the Wellborn products.

Q3.) Live Tweeters: Snap your favorite @WellbornCabinet products and share now!


Q1.) How do ranges inspire your kitchen designs?

Q.2.) How does cooking inspire your clients during the design process?

Q3.) Live Tweeters: Snap your favorite @SKSappliances products and share now!



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December 13 at #KBtribechat – Pamper Yourself, Spa Bathrooms

A design discussion!


Bathroom 0095 Detail A

via MS International

This week we’re pinning to our group board Bathroom Design Ideas.

Let us know if you’d like a pin-vitation! 


Our KBtribechat questions:

Q1.) Do certain materials, colors or design esthetics help create a spa feel in a bathroom? Explain!

Q2.) What key elements and features help define a spa bathroom?

Share pictures of spa bathrooms you like!

Q3.) What tips do you have to create a spa oasis in an existing bathroom?

Q4.)  How do you prevent water spots on clear glass shower doors?  Please share ways to keep  glass shower doors sparkling clean with use.

Q5.) LED lighting adds a soft, relaxing feel to bathrooms. Share ways to incorporate LED into the bathroom. What bathroom lighting do you like for a spa bathroom?

Q6.) What pampering items make great holiday gifts?



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on Wednesday, December 13

from 2 to 3pm eastern time

by adding #KBtribechat to your tweets!

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Covering the Hottest Topics in Surface Design

Sponsored and Hosted by The International Surface Event (TISE) 2018


Walls, counters, flooring and more, how many surfaces do you design for in a space? Surface material selection, placement, understanding, design, and vision are crucial to the immediate and long term affection, safety, and use of a space. The International Surface Event is going to cover the hottest topics for surface design from aging in place to health and wellness design, technology to luxury, and all around, we’ve got the inspiration and answers for you. Join us @KBTribeChat and share your projects, your photos, and your ideas. We look forward to experiencing surface design together with you!

TISE is the largest North American event serving the floor covering, stone & tile industries. To learn more on these topics and see the products and services first hand, register today to attend TISE 2018, January 29 – February 1 in Las Vegas.
Want to continue the conversation after @KBTribechat, attend TISE 2018, see the products and services first-hand and even sign up for an IGNITE Education pass to hear LIVE conversations on the below topics. Register at and use promo code SURF150 when registering for 10% Off* your TISE 2018 exhibits and/or exhibits with education IGNITE registration.


Our discussion questions:

• Quartz – The sexiness of style and practicality. What exactly is it?  What are the design elements? Where can you use it?

• Health and wellness in design – How do you find the balance between functional beauty and sacred health and wellness in surface design?

• Aging in place – How do you recommend and specify surface materials for the aging population?

• Modern technologies: making mosaic art fit your surface – What mosaic art have you installed or specified into spaces? Show us your favorite mosaic art installations.

• Let’s chat luxury as it surrounds surfaces: ethical sustainable luxury – luxury vinyl tile – the laws of luxury.

Join this Twitter Chat conversation
on Wednesday, December 6
from 2 to 3pm EST
by adding #KBTribechat to your tweets!

*Not applicable for already registered or NEM registrants. Discount is valid thru 1/28/18. 
Early bird pricing expired December 15, 2017.

Here’s a link to the transcript for this KBtribechat.

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A Focus on Refrigerators

A design discussion!
Sponsored and Hosted by GE Appliances.
From new finishes to innovative features, today’s refrigerators have so much to offer. Join GE Appliances on November 29 at 2 pm to talk about the latest in refrigerator design as well as practical tips on food storage and the best way to organize your fridge.
Our KBtribechat questions:


Q1. French Door, Side-by-Side. What’s your favorite fridge configuration and why? 

Q2: Our refrigerator with K-Cup brewing system can brew coffee. What other creative features do you wish your fridge had? 

Q3. Stainless, Matte, Black Stainless. What fridge finish is on your holiday wishlist and why? 

Q4. Bring on the parties. What’s the best way to organize your fridge for heavy entertaining season? 

Q5. Our connected fridges are compatible with Amazon Echo and Google Home. What do you wish you could ask your fridge? 

Q6.  Some studies show that the avg family throws out 20 lbs of food a month.  Share your tips for storing food or leftovers. 

Join this Twitter conversation
on Wednesday, November 29
from 2 to 3pm eastern
by adding #KBtribechat to your tweets!
Here’s a link to the transcript for this KBtribechat.

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November 15 at #KBtribechat – We’re talking TURKEY!


Our KBtribechat questions:

Before the meal

1.) What are your favorite holiday APPETIZERS? 

2.) What COCKTAILS/drinks do you recommend before or after a holiday meal?

3.) What are good WINE PAIRINGS for Thanksgiving? 


Turkey 101

4.) What is your favorite way to prepare TURKEY?

Do you prefer your turkey done the TRADITIONAL WAY ~ roasted in the oven?  If so, at what temperature and for how long?

OR do you prefer:    Brined?  Spice Rubbed?  Smoked?  Fried?  BBQed?

The Holiday Fixins

5.) What is your secret to fabulous STUFFING/DRESSING?

Do you prefer it cooked in the bird or prepared seperate?

Do you make homemade croutons/cornbread or do you use store bought?

6.) What is your secret for exceptional GRAVY?

7.) What is your favorite CRANBERRY SAUCE?

8.) What are your favorite Thanksgiving SIDE DISHES, SALADS and BREAD?


The Desserts

9.) What are your favorite Thanksgiving DESSERT recipes?

Is it all about PIE?  What desserts will be (or do you want to be) on your Thanksgiving table?

10.) What do you do with the turkey LEFTOVERS?

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We are thankful for our KBtribechat community and wish you a very happy holiday season. 

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The Entertaining Kitchen – It’s Party Time!

November 8th at #KBtribechat!

Sponsored and Hosted by Whirlpool and KitchenAid.



With the holiday season quickly approaching, it’s important to think about the role your kitchen plays in all the chaos. Whether preparing food for a Thanksgiving feast or baking treats for a holiday cookie exchange, the kitchen tends to be the entertainment hub of the home.

On Wednesday, November 8, join Whirlpool Corporation and KitchenAid as they co-host our KBTribeChat on The Entertaining Kitchen!


When it comes to entertaining, time is the most valuable resource available. Whirlpool Corporation, the world’s leading manufacturer of major home appliances, designs in-home solutions that help make the most of every minute. From cooking to cleaning and preheating to reheating, Whirlpool Corporation’s strong portfolio allows homeowners to select distinct brands designed for their specific needs.

Making feeds your soul, and that feeds KitchenAid. It’s why they make everything from cutlery to coffee makers to cooktops. A world of products with a single purpose: to make sure you get the most out of making. So whether you cook, bake, brew or blend, anything you want to do in the kitchen, you can do with KitchenAid.

When entertaining, having appliances that you can rely on is a must. Be confident knowing that when you invite any of Whirlpool Corporation’s brands into your kitchen space, each gets right to work and keeps your life running smoothly.


It’s time to equip your kitchen for entertaining and get the party started!

Our KBtribechat questions:

• What’s the recipe for designing an entertaining kitchen?
• Where do you find space to store all your finished dishes?
• How do you manage cooking and/or baking multiple offerings at once?
• Share some tips for tackling clean-up!
• What is your go-to source for recipe inspiration?

Join this Twitter Chat conversation

on Wednesday, November 8

from 2 to 3pm eastern time

by adding #KBtribechat to your tweets!


Here’s a link to the transcript for this KBtribechat.

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November 1st at #KBtribechat – Home Offices, Homework Areas and Keeping the Family Organized! 

A design discussion!



We have a group Pinterest board on Home Offices. Let us know if you’d like to be included on it.

Our discussion questions: 

1.) Where does todays family most often do bill paying/ paperwork/homework? Why?

2.) Do open plans necessitate multi-use storage solutions? Share ideas for keeping homework/office/gift wrapping supplies handy!

3.) Are your clients wanting home office or desk built-ins? Please share solutions that you like!

We want to see A LOT of pictures!

4.) What surfaces work well for desk tops?

5.) What locations in the home work well for desk built-ins? Explain!

6.) Is the refrigerator covered with notices and pictures a thing of the past? What design solutions help families stay organized but uncluttered?

7.) What design solutions do you like for device charging stations?


Join this Twitter conversation

on Wednesday, November 1st

from 2 to 3pm eastern time

by adding #KBtribechat to your tweets! 


Here’s a link to the transcript for this #KBtribechat.




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