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April 22 at #KBtribechat – Tile Trends!

A design discussion

Sponsored and Hosted by Crossville, Inc.

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Who doesn’t love tile? It’s beautiful, functional, and sustainable. It’s simple to clean and maintain. With proper installation, it will last..and look great..for years to come.

Today, tile is more versatile for even more uses—in kitchens, baths, and beyond. Advancements in manufacturing have resulted in more formats, shapes, thicknesses, and styles for design professionals and homeowners to work with and enjoy in truly unique, stunning applications.

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Each year, we typically gather with sponsor Crossville, Inc. to talk tile in conjunction with the annual Coverings Expo, North America’s largest show for the tile and stone industry. Though the expo is canceled this year, the talk of tile is not! We are excited to meet virtually with Crossville—and YOU!—to share inspiration and information on the many ways tile can enhance our spaces. There are so many new products, looks, and options to discuss.

For everyone who joins us, get your photos ready to share! We want to see your tile designs during this fun exchange for our industry. Here is the question guide; get ready to chime in during this special tile talk.

Our KBtribechat Questions:

Q1: Tile trends—what do you love?

Q2: Share your fave tile performance characteristics.

Q3: How are current events guiding your materials selection?

Q4: Tips for working w/ installers for fab installations; do tell!

Q5: Show & Tell: Post pics of your tile designs!

BONUS:
As good timing would have it, our chat tile chat is happening on Earth Day 2020. Crossville will take the opportunity to share some notable news when we gather, so you’ll definitely want to be part of the conversation.

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April 15 at #KBtribechat – The Kitchen Island

A Twitter design discussion!

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This beautiful kitchen features: historic Alberene Soapstone – Polycor | Range – BlueStar | Refrigerator – KitchenAid |Hood – Zephyr Ventilation | Fireclay Sink / Chef Faucet – Franke | Pendant Lights – Wilson Lighting | photo by Edward Caldwell Photography

 

Our KBtribechat questions:

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

2.) Do you like to match the kitchen island to the perimeter? Why or why not? Share pictures of kitchens you like!

3.)  What is trending for island countertop materials and edge details?

4.) What are the pros and cons on designing in a sink and dishwasher or cook-top on the island?

5.) What storage solutions do you like to include on kitchen islands?

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

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April 8 at #KBtribechat – Bathrooms That Wow!

A Twitter design discussion!

This week we are pinning to the KBtribechat group Pinterest board Bathroom Design Ideas If you would like to be added to this board let us know!

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A compilation of Bathroom Design Inspiration from our community. All of these images are from Instagram.  The Four Point image is their DXV Design Panel design. ❤️

Our KBtribechat questions: 

1.) Please share images of bathrooms you LOVE and tell us why you find them exciting!

2.) Stunning surfaces are often the focal point of beautiful bathrooms. Share installations that prove this point from showers to countertops to flooring and walls.

3.) Share your design crush faucets, sinks, shower fittings and tubs!

4.) What bathroom lighting has wowed you lately?

5.) What bathroom organizers, storage solutions or tech has WOWed you lately?

6.) Built-in appliances in (or near) the master bathroom? Yes, please!  What appliances take luxury to the next level in the master suite?

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April 1st at #KBtribechat – The Pantry

A design discussion!

We will be pinning to our group Pinterest board – The Pantry – for this KBtribechat. Let us know if you’d like an invitation.

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Our KBtribechat questions: 

1.) Describe the ideal pantry! Share pics.

2.) What are your go to solutions for clients who only have 12″ or so of space for tall pantry storage? What ideas do you have to “sneak” a pantry into your kitchen designs?

3.) Do you like pull-out shelves in the pantry or are they a waste of space? Explain!

4.) What storage solutions for the pantry do you suggest?

5.) How do you recommend storing small kitchen appliances? 

6.) Share tips for an organized pantry!

 

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3/25 at #KBtribechat – Storage Solutions for K+B

A design discussion

Sponsored and Hosted by Rev-a-shelf

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Our KBtribechat Questions:

Q1. What is something that your customer wants to organize but can’t find the right product to do so? (Laundry, make-up, kitchen utensils, etc.) 

Q2. Consumer habits change all the time, are there any new products they are using in the Kitchen and Bath that will require more efficient storage as time goes on.  (i.e. Specialty appliances or tools)

Q3. Sometimes you just need to take matters into your own hands. What creative contraption have you come up with to MacGyver your own unique storage solutions? Share pictures!

Q4. Color, Finishes, and Materials…Oh, my!  What trends are you seeing that will require matching accessories to create a cohesive space.

Q5. What feature is most important to a designer/homeowner when picking a storage accessory for the home: Material, Cost, Slide options (soft-close), Brand?

Q6. With so many avenues for inspiration when designing a space, where are your customers looking for inspiration? Where do you go to stay on trend?

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#KBtribechat Reboot for this Wednesday!

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Things have changed and so has our topic.

Our new #KBtribechat Questions for this week:

Q1) What changes have you seen in home design in the last decade? Do you think our current events will change home design? How?

Q2) How are you adapting with all the new demands on home? #office #classroom

Q3) Do you find yourself cooking in more? Share your ideas and recipes! We need inspiration.

Q4.) Have you changed how you are shopping? Have you tried home grocery delivery? What about meal prep services?

Q5.) Has technology helped you cope this week? What about social media?

Q6.) How do you expect the Covid-19 pandemic to affect your business?

Q7.) Are there ways we can do more to help? Please share!

 

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March 18 at #KBtribechat – Fix-a-leak Week + Energy Efficient Options for K+B

A design discussion!

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Our KBtribechat questions:

Q1) What changes have you seen in sustainable home design in the last decade?

Q2) What products do you find to be the most eco-friendly and energy-saving?

Q3) What “green” features do you find essential in the kitchen? What energy savings trends do you see in the home appliances industry?

Q4.) How about manufacturing?  Does how a manufacturer manages its environmental impact matter in your decisions? How are companies with energy saving appliances and environmentally friendly practices recognized? Do you look for this information? Where?

Q5.) How can water be saved in the kitchen?  Please share good design tips, habits and products that save water.

Q6.) What about the bathroom? How can you save water in the bathroom?

Q7.)  In what other ways can you save this vital resource? #water

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March 11 at #KBtribechat – Outdoor Kitchens and Baths

A design discussion!

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Our KBtribechat questions:

Q1: What outdoor living trends are you seeing emerge this year?

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

Q3.) What are your favorite tips to create fun outdoor spaces with creature comforts?

Q4.) What is trending now with Outdoor Kitchens? (features, materials, appliances, looks) Share installations you like!

Q5.) Are you seeing bathroom features placed outdoors, especially in areas with warm climates? Showers? Bathtubs? Share pictures!

Q6.) Please share exciting outdoor products, materials or applications you have discovered. Why do you like them?

Q7.) What colors are hot this year for outdoor living?

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Elevating Luxury in the Kitchen: Whirlpool Corporation Hosts #KBTribeChat on Luxury Kitchen Design

A design discussion

Sponsored and Hosted by Whirlpool Corporation

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Luxury kitchens are a major influence on home sales. In fact, a recent Zillow study found high-end kitchen features can make it easier to sell a home for a higher price.

When it comes to kitchen design, luxury buyers expect much more than a standard kitchen. So, what features and design elements define a luxury kitchen? That’s just one item we’ll discuss during our Luxury Kitchens KBTribeChat on Wednesday, March 4, hosted by Whirlpool Corporation (@WhirlpoolCorp).

As the world’s leading manufacturer of major home appliances, Whirlpool Corporation knows well that luxury kitchens must combine beauty and function, efficiency and style – and the appliances within them must do the same.

From the company’s high-end KitchenAid brand to its luxury JennAir brand, Whirlpool Corporation offers building industry professionals distinctive luxury kitchen appliances that go beyond the conventional, and push form and function to transform spaces.

Whether you’re building new, remodeling an existing, or refreshing elements, join us at 2 p.m. ET on Wednesday, March 4 as we discuss the defining characteristics of a sophisticated, luxurious kitchen space.

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Here are our chat questions:

1.) What features and design elements help define a luxury kitchen?

2.) How have luxury kitchen styles and designs evolved based on consumer preferences?

3.) What colors and finishes lend a luxurious feel to a kitchen?

4.) How does smart home technology play a role in luxury kitchens?

5.) Where do you get design inspiration for luxury kitchens?

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February 26 at #KBtribechat – Considering Wellness

A design discussion!

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The KBtribechat questions:

1.)  There are many ways to design with wellness in mind, from open-concept kitchens that encourage family interaction and food prep to proper lighting. What does the wellness trend mean to you?

2.) Consumers are becoming more conscious of not just their own health, but the health of the planet.  Using sustainable building materials is more prevalent than ever before. How do you incorporate sustainable materials/elements into your designs?

3.) Your kitchen should serve as a retreat, not a pressure cooker. What tips do you have for streamlining design to avoid clutter and promote minimalism?

4.) What about for the bathroom? Share your favorite tips to stay organized and clutter free.

5.) An ideal Wellness Kitchen should be easy to maintain, user friendly for all ages and logically planned. Share your favorite Wellness Kitchen design and tell us why you love it.

6.) What about for the bathroom? Share your favorite Wellness Bathroom design ideas!

7.) How can the shower promote wellness?

8.) What wellness related products and ideas did you discover at KBIS?

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