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December 19 at #KBtribechat – Why Living In Place Is For Every Home

A design discussion 

Sponsored and Hosted by The Living In Place Institute

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Our KBtribechat questions: 

    1. Do you talk to your clients about safety and long-term living? Do you discuss any special needs a family member may have when creating a design concept?
    2. What ideas do you have to make bath safety features more attractive?
    3. What ideas do you have to make kitchen safety features more attractive?
    4. Do you automatically include safety features in your designs? Please share details.
    5. What are your favorite products and designs that enhance ergonomics in the kitchen and bathroom? Please share photos.
    6. Are you comfortable explaining how safety designs and products are a good investment for both convenience and added property value?
    7. What products and designs are trending that make the home more accessible, comfortable and safe?
    8. Are you familiar with the CLIPP program that is endorsed by the NKBA? Are you interested in becoming certified and applying many of today’s ideas into all of your projects?

 

The Living In Place Institute blends the best principles of aging in place and universal design to make all home accessible, comfortable and safer for everyone, regardless of their needs or age. The Certified Living In Place Professional program is recognized as being the only training program to help professionals have the best information and tools. A key element of the Certified Living In Place Professional training is the need to create interprofessional teams to create the best solutions for all of your clients. The Certified Living In Place Professional program is also the only external program endorsed by the National Kitchen & Bath Association. The Living In Place Institute will be hosting the Showcase for Living In Place at KBIS in Booth S114. There will be 11 NKBA-CEU  panel presentations, 6 Showcase Partners, live cooking demonstrations and door prizes at the Showcase, along with Living In Place Institute Recognized Product tours on the show floor. We will also be a destination for the Genius Hour Tours. Make a point to come to Showcase during KBIS.

 

 

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 Erik Listou, CLIPP, CAPS, CAASH, CGR, CGP, CR, LDST

Co-Founder Living In Place Institute 

Erik@LivingInPlace.Institute – 720-581-0277

Erik is proud to be a senior and is passionate about providing safe and comfortable housing for everyone. Recognized by the housing industry with eight national credentials and project and leadership awards, Erik blends almost five decades as a building professional with a focus on bringing awareness of home safety issues to the industry and consumers. He has published countless articles and produced/hosted his own talk radio show. From design, to body language, to strategic planning, he is an energetic public speaker and knowledgeable housing and business consultant.

Now, with his colleague and former Certified Aging in Place Specialist (CAPS) student, Louie Delaware, they have pioneered education and standardized assessments for home accessibility and safety.

Active in several trade associations. Erik holds the following certifications and accomplishments: Certified Living in Place Professional™ (CLIPP), Certified Aging in Place Specialist (CAPS), Certified Active Adult Specialist in Housing (CAASH), Certified Graduate Remodeler (CGR), Certified Green Professional (CGP), Certified Remodeler (CR), Lead Dust Sampling Technician (LDST), Subject-Matter Expert for Carpentry Standards, Subject-Matter Expert for Project Management and NAHB Educational Licensee. 

Erik lives in the mountain community of Evergreen, Colorado. With aging parents and family members with disabilities (and a few aging issues of his own) he understands the unique needs of individuals in their homes. A proud father, grandfather and devoted husband, Erik is a professional musician and, as you may have already guessed judging by his unique appearance, Santa Claus who, along with his wife Frances, brings delight to many the December holiday season.

 

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Louie Delaware, CLIPP, BSME, MBA, ACPC, CAPS

Co-Founder Living In Place Institute 

Louie@LivingInPlace.Institute – 303-726-6828 

Louie is passionate about helping people make their homes as safe as possible. His knack for being able to describe home safety issues in easy-to-understand terms comes after 22 years in the field of advanced research and development for medical and analytical devices. He has been awarded many different patents and received the prestigious international R&D 100 award for Advanced Technologies. In 2004, he founded US Safety Pros, LLC, which specializes in childproofing, radon testing and mitigation, home accessibility and many other home safety services.

A licensed general contractor, Louie has childproofed more than 3,800 homes and helped countless others mitigate radon, improve family safety, and makes homes easier to negotiate and use for older adults and physically challenged individuals. A father of two children, Louie has first-hand experience when it comes to what works (and what doesn’t) in home safety. He also has older parents who lived in the same home for nearly 50 years.

Louie is a national safety expert for TV news and radio programs, along with many newspapers (including USA Today®), where he is known as The Home Safety Guru®. He is also a Member of the Editorial Advisory Board of Kitchen + Bath Business Magazine. 

Louie holds the following certifications: 

• Certified Living in Place Professional™ (CLIPP)

• Certified Aging in Place Specialist® (CAPS)

• Advanced Certified Professional Childproofer® (ACPC)

• Radon Mitigation

• And the National Program for Playground Safety. 

He also degrees in BS-Mechanical Engineering, University of Wisconsin-Madison and an MBA from the University of Colorado-Denver. Louie lives outside of picturesque Boulder, Colorado with his wife and their three lightning-fast whippet racing dogs, and they have two adult children.

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December 12 at #KBtribechat – Holiday Kitchens!

A Twitter discussion
Sponsored and Hosted by GE Appliances
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Photos by Carley Page Summers

The kitchen is the heart of the home especially during this time of the year. From favorite family recipes to holiday kitchen decor we’re getting in the spirit during our Holiday Kitchen Twitter Chat hosted by GE Appliances. Join us on 12/12 at 2 pm ET and get ready to talk cookies.
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Our KBtribechat questions:

Q: What appliance gets the most use out of your house during the holiday season?

Q: How do you decorate your kitchens for the holiday?

Q: How will you use tech this season to help in holiday cooking?

Q: What tips for easy entertaining do you have?

Q: Cheers to the holiday! What’s your go-to cocktail?

Q: What’s your favorite cookie to bake or receive?

Q: What recipe best represents your family traditions?

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on Wednesday, December 19

from 2 to 3pm eastern

by adding #KBtribechat to your tweets!

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December 5 at #KBtribechat – Pampering Bathrooms

A design discussion

Sponsored and Hosted by Rev-A-Shelf

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Our KBtribechat Questions: 

Q1: Do you wish you could find organizational units that could flow with your design whether it is modern, traditional, etc. rather than a basic in-cabinet standard?

Q2: What have you found to be the hardest areas to organize within the bathroom?

Q3: A pampering bathroom is a personal sanctuary free of clutter. What accessories are you using to achieve this?

Q4: What about unsightly cords? Are you specifying in-cabinet electrical or any other solutions?

Q5: We personally believe organization can be beautiful. What materials or finishes would you like to see in accessories?

Q6: What consumer products do your customers find to be the most difficult to store? (i.e. makeup, medication, hair tools, etc.)

Q7: Lighting plays a huge role in creating the perfect ‘feel’ for a pampering bathroom. What are your favorite ways to incorporate lighting into a bathroom? (backlit countertops, in-cabinet, toe kick, etc.)

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on Wednesday, December 5th

from 2 to 3pm eastern 

by adding #KBtribechat to your tweets! 

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Trends in Surface Materials + Color for 2019

Sponsored and hosted by The International Surface Event (TISE):

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Want to know what the experts are forecasting as trends for surfaces and color for 2019? Join during our #KBTribeChat hour as we take you on a journey of the four prominent themes arising in 2019, share just some of the flooring, stone and tile #TISE2019 brands who can help you achieve these looks, and offer color tips to enhance the overall design. Share your thoughts and your ideas!  

We also invite you to join us at in person @TISEevents this January 23-25, 2019 for a sensory experience. These four themes will be brought to life LIVE on the design stage at The DISH, as our international trends forecasting team Scarlet Opus infuses their concepts into a beautifully designed sensory space. Plus, a trend forecaster from their firm will be on-hand offering deeper insights into these themes and your next project. In addition, Scarlet Opus, has produced the 2019 Trends Audio Tour. After soaking in the trends at The DISH, take a walk across the floor as the audio tour guides you to view the curated exhibitors and their products on the exhibit hall floor. 

OH, and as a special thank you to all the #KBtribechat participants, we are offering you a Complimentary 2019 Trends Audio Tour! Use promo code TOUR1 when registering for TISE 2019 to receive this special offer. www.intlsurfaceevent.com/kbtribechat 

The International Surface Event (TISE): SURFACES | StonExpo/Marmomac | TileExpo is the largest North American event serving industry professionals who purchase, specify, or source flooring, stone, or tile products. To learn more on these topics from today and to see the products and services first-hand, register today to attend #TISE2019 this January in Las Vegas.  

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Discussion Questions

1a. Trend #1 is curious | stimulating | sensory | vitalizing| sustainable. How do you mix science and technology with nature in your designs?

1b.    What surfaces do you think can achieve the balance of technology and nature? What colors come to mind?

2a. Trend #2 is primitive | meaningful | reflective | rural | balanced. How do you bring peace to your designs? 

2b.    How would you achieve a rural, yet peaceful aesthetic using surface materials and color?

3a. Trend #3 is luxury | refined style | understated glamour | heritage. What does it look like to blend futuristic styling and maturity in a design?

3b.    What surfaces and colors do you think can achieve a refined, mature, luxurious design?

4a. Trend #4 is bold | diverse | cultural | self-expressive | free. How would you achieve a multi-cultured, multi-colored design?

4b.   In being bold. Would you put color and pattern in the surface materials, the paint, or other parts of the design?

Join this Twitter Chat conversation

on Wednesday, November 28

from 2 to 3pm EST

by adding #KBTribechat and #TISE2019 to your tweets!

*Not applicable for already registered or NEM registrants. Discount is valid thru 1/21/19.  

 

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How to Plan for Stress-Free Holiday Entertaining

Sponsored and Hosted by Whirlpool Corporation 

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There’s no better way to kick off the holiday season than with an appropriately themed KBTribeChat! On Wednesday, November 14, join Whirlpool Corporation as they host our KBTribeChat on Holiday Entertaining. 

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The holidays are a busy time of the year and if you are hosting your own get together it can get even more stressful. But with the right appliances, your holiday cooking and entertaining can be a breeze. Whirlpool Corporation provides in-home appliance solutions that help homeowners make cooking and cleaning more intuitive. 

Whether you’re whipping up holiday brunch, preparing Thanksgiving dinner, baking a pie or just heating up leftovers, you need reliable appliance technology. Whirlpool Corporation offers a differentiated portfolio of brands, each designed to integrate into your kitchen design to provide the best experience no matter what you’re tackling.

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The holidays are right around the corner and if you are planning on hosting a party, it’s time to get prepared! Here are our chat questions:

1. What kitchen appliance do you depend on the most during the holiday season?  

 

2. What are some ways to streamline grocery shopping and meal prep?  

 

3. How do you manage cooking and/or baking multiple dishes at once?  

 

4. What tips do you have for handling post-entertaining clean-up?

 

5. Share your favorite recipe search tool! 

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on Wednesday, November 14

from 2 to 3pm eastern

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Let’s Talk #KBIS2019!

This KBtribechat is sponsored and Hosted by The NKBA.

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Join us on November 7th as the NKBA jumps in to share what’s cooking for KBIS 2019! 

Design & Construction Week is only 104 days away and we’re kicking KBIS 2019 into high gear with our biggest show yet. Literally. We’ll also be pulling back the association curtains to reveal some exciting news, covering insight from the latest industry research, exclusive education opportunities, and announcing a MAJOR game-changer. 

You won’t want to miss it!

Our KBtribechat Questions:

1.) How is technology impacting your day-to-day professional life?

2.) When our Insiders travel far and wide to bring you coverage on design, what do you like to see? Interviews with design minds? Trends? Product picks? Please tell us!

3.) Do you segment your marketing my demographic? Do you think product choices from the #NKBA30_30’s will help you market to millennials?

4.) Are you pursuing any extra education certification? Example: CLIPP? Any other courses you are taking to further your career?  Any areas you WANT to develop?

5.) Have you ever attended a VFTI session before? Have you presented a #VFTI session before? What’s your main focus of your professional development?

6.) We want to make sure we’re lining up the guests you want to hear from. Who would YOU like to listen to on our KBTalks podcast?

Join this Twitter conversation 

on Wednesday, November 7

from 2 to 3pm eastern 

by adding #KBtribechat to your tweets! 

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

 

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October 31st at #KBtribechat – Augmented Reality Applications for K+B

Hosted by Scott Koehler

 

Scott’s KBtribechat Questions: 

1.) What is Augmented Reality? What is an AR experience?

2.) In what ways can the use of AR benefit our business? Can it help with sales? How?

3.)  How do you direct clients use of apps and online inspiration?

4.) Have you tried any AR apps that help visualize interiors? Which ones? IKEA app? Share your AR experiences.

5.) Can you recommend any Kitchen Design AR apps? Countertop visualizer? Paint/Color apps? Others? Please share!

6.) Have you tried any apps that measure a room and create a floor plan? The Measure App by Apple? Magicplan? PLNAR? Are they accurate enough for site measuring?

7.) How can AR be used in showrooms?

8.) Do you use AR on your social media shares? What apps do you use? Snapchat? Show us your Augmented images and Snaps.

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on Wednesday, October 31 🎃

from 2 to 3pm eastern

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