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March 29 at #KBtribechat – Outdoor Living Trends

A design discussion

Sponsored and Hosted by MS International.

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The heart wants what it wants, and for homeowners one message is clear this spring: recreating outdoor living spaces is a high priority project. Thanks to warmer days, homeowners are starting to plan their new alfresco lifestyle.

Join MSI to chat about the most compelling outdoor living trends and inspired new exterior products hitting the market. From materials with innovative functionality to surfaces made for an enviable backyard oasis, we hope you’re able to join the discussion.

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Our KBtribechat questions:

Q1: What outdoor living trends are you seeing emerge in 2017? What’s the inspiration behind them?

Q2: What’s the most desired features in today’s outdoor spaces?

Q3: What are some of your favorite outdoor projects you’ve seen featuring tile or stone?

Q4: What are some ways homeowners can infuse their personalities & design styles into their outdoor projects?

Q5: What are some simple & budget-friendly ways to spruce up your outdoor space?

Q6: Any new, exciting outdoor products, materials or applications you’d like to share?

Q7: Any outdoor trends or products you’re looking forward to seeing at Coverings next week?

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on Wednesday, March 29

from 2 to 3pm eastern time

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March 22 at #KBtribechat – A #FixALeak Week discussion on Saving Water

The Facts on Leaks

Our KBtribechat questions:

1.  Saving water protects our environment plus lowers our energy and water bills. How can water be saved in the kitchen?

2. What about the bathroom? How can you save water in the bathroom?

3. In what other ways can you save this vital resource? #water

4. Are your clients concerned about water conservation? More or less than last year? Why do you think this is so?

5. What are your favorite products that help with water conservation?

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on Wednesday, March 22nd

from 2 to 3pm eastern time

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March 15 at #KBtribechat – Kitchen Islands

A design discussion!

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Our KBtribechat questions:

1.) What materials, finishes and details are currently popular for kitchen island cabinetry and hardware?

2.) Do you like to match the kitchen island to the perimeter? Why or why not?

3.)  Are waterfall counters still popular?  What is trending for island countertop materials and edge details?

4.) Island countertops with an overhang for seating are popular. What design solutions do you like to add style to the eating bar side of an island?

5.) What are the pros and cons on designing in a sink and dishwasher or cooktop on the island?

6.) What features are nice to have or useful on a kitchen island? Share pictures!

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on Wednesday, March 15

from 2 to 3pm eastern time

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March 8 at #KBtribechat – Take the Laundry Room to the Next Level!

A design discussion!

Sponsored and Hosted by Whirlpool Corporation.

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Laundry spaces are sometimes an afterthought when designing or building a home. But to consumers, these spaces are seen as a key must-have. As home design trends evolve, customization in homes calls for a stylish and functional laundry room space.

On Wednesday, March 8, join Whirlpool Corporation as they host the KBTribeChat on the laundry room! Whirlpool Corporation, the world’s leading global manufacturer of home appliances, is a company that has consistently delivered innovative appliance “firsts,” including the first large capacity front-load clothes washer in the U.S.

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When it comes to laundry, families are always looking for ways to make their lives easier and less complex without compromising care. Whirlpool Corporation and its portfolio of brands designs in-home appliance solutions that are focused on improving how families give and get the care they need with the latest technologies and innovations. Each brand has been thoughtfully designed for a specific customer and home-type, giving the depth and breadth of appliance options for virtually any home or project.

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Let’s talk laundry and increase the functionality of this hard-working room!

Our KBTribeChat questions:

• Q1: What is the most desired feature in today’s laundry rooms?

• Q2: Top load vs front load appliances: Which do you choose?

• Q3: What’s the best way to make a small laundry room seem larger?

• Q4: Is energy efficiency important when selecting a washer/dryer? Please explain!

• Q5: Where do you think laundry room design is headed?

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from 2 to 3pm eastern time

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March 1 at #KBtribechat – Design Inspiration

Where do you find it?

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Our KBtribechat Questions:

1.) Does traveling inspire design creativity? In what ways?

2.) Does following other’s adventures and experiences provide inspiration? What sites are best for this? What accounts do you find inspiring?

3.) Do you infuse your designs with travel inspired elements? Share ways this can be done!

4.) What publications do you read for kitchen and bath design information and inspiration?

5.) What online sites are best to share or search for inspirational ideas?

6.) Design blogs are a good place to find inspiration! What are your favorites?

7.) What experiences inspire you? Cooking? Showrooms? Design Showcases? Trade shows? Nature? Spa visits? Explain!

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February 22nd at #KBtribechat – Tile and Stone Trends for 2017

Why tile, and what we’re looking forward to at Coverings 2017.

Sponsored and Hosted by Coverings Trade Show.

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At Coverings, you can experience nine miles of tile and stone from around the world in one location. Join us in Orlando on April 4 – 7, 2017. Crossville Tile will be hosting KBtribechat from the show floor on April 5th. We hope to see you at the show!

Click on this link to learn more and register for free

 

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The KBtribechat discussion questions:

• Q1) What tile color trends are you seeing emerge for 2017 and beyond?

• Q2) What are some trending styles in tile for 2017? What is the inspiration behind them?

• Q3) What is the best way to approach uncovering tile and stone trends at #Coverings2017?

• Q4) What are some of your favorite projects you’ve seen featuring tile and stone?

• Q5) This year’s Coverings Installation Design Showcase focuses on Tiny Homes. Why is tile and stone a good fit for smaller spaces?

• Q6) Tomorrow is National Tile Day, hosted by @Coverings. Why do you choose tile for your projects?

• Q7) Why is Coverings an important show for kitchen & bath professionals to attend?

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on Wednesday, February 22

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February 15 at #KBtribechat – It’s In The Details

Adding Personality to a Kitchen!

What touches can make a kitchen extraordinary?

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This is the work of kitchen designer Toni Sabatino.

At the next KBtribechat we will be sharing our ideas for making a design statement with:

Cabinetry
Countertops and Backsplashes
Major Appliances
Plumbing Fixtures
Lighting
Flooring
Furniture
Artwork
Color

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The same kitchen from a different angle – the work of kitchen designer Toni Sabatino.

A combination of select elements can add up to a kitchen design that is beautiful beyond ordinary…..but it’s easy to go overboard!

Each space is unique, which emphasizes how important it is to hire a design professional and to make all decisions well in advance of construction.

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on Wednesday, February 15

from 2 to 3pm eastern time

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