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6/16 at #KBtribechat – A Focus on Dishwashers

A design discussion

Sponsored and Hosted by Whirlpool Corporation

Whirlpool Corporation to Discuss Function, Features and Design of Today’s Dishwashers


Dishwashers have come a long way since Josephine Cochran patented the very first “dish washing machine” in 1886 after growing tired of the tedious task of handwashing dishes. This appliance plays a critical role in just about everyone’s home — especially during the pandemic when families were stuck inside and dishes were piling up faster than usual.


With many homeowners expected to retain a work from home schedule at least for part of the week, and as wellness remains a top priority, consumers will continue to rely on the dishwasher to keep the heart of the home clean and organized.


Join Whirlpool Corporation on Wednesday, June 16, as the company leads a KBTribeChat focused on dishwashers — exploring how they’ve evolved, what consumers expect from this appliance, and how they fit into today’s kitchen designs.


Whirlpool Corporation, the world’s leading kitchen and laundry appliance company, designs appliance solutions that offer ways to improve life at home. The Whirlpool Corporation brand portfolio has been thoughtfully designed to help building industry professionals meet the needs and wants of today’s home buyers, whether they need a compact dishwasher for an in-law suite, or a dishwasher with plenty of space to load more dishes at one time.

Save the date for 2 p.m. ET Wednesday, June 16 as Whirlpool Corporation hosts a discussion focused on dishwashers.

Preview our KBtribechat questions:


• How have dishwashers evolved over the last decade?


• How do dishwashers fit in with today’s design trends?


• What qualities do consumers look for in their dishwashers?


• How are today’s dishwashers eco-friendly?


• What are some tips for choosing the best dishwasher?

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June 9 at #KBtribechat – Details That Matter

A design discussion!

Our KBtribechat discussion questions:

1.) Is there a no decorative cabinet hardware trend happening now for contemporary styles? What are your favorite ways of accomplishing this look?

2.) What are your favorite decorative cabinet hardware styles and finishes for face frame cabinetry? Share pics!

3.) Do you prefer knobs or pulls or a combination? Explain!

4.) How can tile be used to add pizzaz to the room?

5.) What about lighting? Share eye-catching ways light fixtures can add excitement to the room!

6.) How do you use finishes to tie a design together? (sinks, faucets, trim, knobs/pulls, lighting, appliances)

7.) How can we add dynamism to kitchens and baths with our countertop, backsplash and flooring choices?

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at 2pm ET on Wednesday, 6/9

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June 2 at #KBtribechat – Kid Friendly Home Environments

A design discussion!



Our KBtribechat discussion questions:

1.) What kitchen safety issues are there involving children and how can we mitigate them with design?

2.) We want our kids to learn how to cook. What can we do design wise to make kitchens easier for children to use?

3.) What do you recommend when designing children’s bathrooms? (helpful features, safety concerns, design tips)

4.) How can built-ins work well for children’s bedrooms? Share solutions you like! (beds, desks, storage)

5.) What do you recommend when customizing closets for children?

6.) What are your favorite tips for the storage of toys and games?

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at 2pm ET on Wednesday (6/2)

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May 26 at #KBtribechat – Creating a Spa Oasis at Home

A design discussion!

Our KBtribechat Questions:

Q1.) What key elements and features help define a spa bathroom?

Share pictures of spa bathrooms you like!

Q2.) Do certain materials, colors or design esthetics help create a spa feel in a bathroom? Explain!

Q3.) How do you bring nature in for a relaxing bathroom feel?

Q4.) How can technology add to the spa experience?

Q5.) How do you declutter the space for it’s calming effect?

Q6. ) What lighting do you like to use for spa bathrooms?

Q7.) What pampering ideas do you have to create a spa experience at home?

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on Wednesday, May 26

from 2 to 3pm eastern time

by adding #KBtribechat to your tweets!

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May 19 at #KBtribechat – Transitioning from Interior Rooms to Outdoor Spaces

A design discussion!

Our KBtribechat questions:

1.) How can we beautifully ease the transition from an interior to an exterior living space?

2.) What features are desired in today’s outdoor living spaces?

3.) What materials and products are you finding exciting for outdoor spaces today?

4.) What are some of your favorite outdoor projects that blend interior and exterior spaces seamlessly?

5.) How can we bring nature inside, blurring the line even further?

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at 2pm ET on Wednesday, 5/19

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5/12 at #KBtribechat – KBtribe weigh-in on desirable kitchen features

A design discussion!

Our KBtribechat questions:

1.) As influencers in the kitchen and bath industry, what are you recommending regarding the open plan concept with a kitchen island?

2.) What about kitchen countertops? What is your current thinking on desirable countertop materials and looks?

3.) Backsplashes have become spectacular. What looks are gaining traction?

4.) As trendsetters, what major kitchen appliance looks and features are must haves?

5.) What flooring looks and materials are in demand?

6.) How are you adding color to kitchens?

7.) Are you still mixing and matching metals? What works?

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at 2pm ET on Wednesday

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4/28 at #KBtribechat – How to Add Interest with Color

A design discussion

Sponsored and Hosted by Whirlpool Corporation

Whirlpool Corporation to Explore the Transformative Effect of Color During KBTribeChat

Color has the power to evoke emotions and can set the tone in a space. It can inspire cozy and calm vibes, or offer a bright and energetic aesthetic. It can even alter the way rooms feel, making them appear more spacious or more intimate.

Consumers who have spent more time in their homes over the last year are prioritizing their surroundings and have expressed a desire for personalization. Color is an ideal customization tool that allows people to transform a home and make it their own. However, color trends come and go, and there are a myriad of ways to introduce color in the home — some better than others.

Join Whirlpool Corporation (@WhirlpoolCorp) on Wednesday, April 28, as the company hosts a KBTribeChat on ways to add interest in the home with color.

Whirlpool Corporation, the world’s leading kitchen and laundry appliance company, designs appliance solutions that offer ways to introduce various colors and finishes to enhance the aesthetics of a space. The Whirlpool Corporation brand portfolio has been thoughtfully designed to help building industry professionals meet the needs and wants of today’s home buyers, whether they’re looking for a small pop of color or a timeless stainless steel appliance.

Save the date for 2 p.m. ET Wednesday, April 28 as Whirlpool Corporation plays host to a discussion on incorporating color into the home.

Preview our chat questions:
1.) How are home color trends expected to evolve post-pandemic?
2.) What are some of today’s home design trends, and what role does color play in those?
3.) When it comes to home appliances, which colors and finishes do homeowners tend to want most and why?
4.) What are some unique ways to incorporate color into a space?
5.) What colors can we expect to see more of throughout kitchens in 2021 and beyond?

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on Wednesday at 2pm ET

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April 21 at #KBtribechat – An #EarthDay Conversation

Our KBtribechat questions:

1.) How can we make daily choices that reduce our negative impact on the environment?

2.) Why is it important to protect the Earth?

3.) Is zero waste attainable? Share tips to help reduce waste.

4.) What home building and design trends have helped make homes more sustainable?

5.) How can smart/connected products help homeowners save energy and water?

6. ) How are you incorporating environmentally-driven solutions into your projects?

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at 2pm ET on Wednesday, April 21

by adding #KBtribechat to your tweets!

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April 14 at #KBtribechat – How can design help keep us organized?

A design discussion!

Our KBtribechat questions:

Kitchens –

1.) What storage solutions do you recommend to keep kitchens organized?

2.) What advice do you have for organizing the kitchen to keep it easy to use and looking it’s best?

The Pantry –

3.) What are your top tips for designing organized pantry storage?

Bathrooms –

4.) How can we keep clutter out of the bathroom? Share your favorite tips and storage solutions for designing organized and stylish bathrooms!

Closets –

5.) What are your go to design tips to help keep closets clutter free and organized?

The Laundry Room –

6.) How can the design of the laundry room help keep the room organized and looking it’s best?

Drop Zones –

7.) The drop zone is always a challenge to keep clutter free and organized. Where do you like to place the drop zone in the home?  Share your design tips to keep this area beautiful and mess free!

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at 2pm on Wednesday, April 14

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April 7 at #KBtribechat – How can the design of a bathroom bring joy?

Our KBtribechat Questions:

Q1 – What makes a bathroom luxurious?

Q2 – What new health and well-being ideas are being incorporated in bathrooms?

Q3 – What bathroom colors are conducive to relaxation and renewal?

Q4 – What solutions do you have for storage challenged bathrooms?


Q5 – From functional to decorative,

A – how do you incorporate lighting into a bathroom retreat?

B – What about hardware?


Q6 – What are your favorite tech integrations for a posh bathroom?


Q7 – How does personalization translate to luxury and joy?

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on Wednesday, April 7

from 2 to 3pm eastern

by adding #KBtribechat to your tweets!

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