We’re talking BACKSPLASHES on 8/18 at #KBtribechat

A design discussion!

Our KBtribechat discussion questions:

Q1)  Do you have a go-to material that you use for backsplashes? Why that material?


Q2)  Solid backsplash or tile/mosaic (patterned) backsplash – what’s your preference? Photos please.

Q3)  When it comes to backsplashes/shower surrounds for the bathroom, what are your favorite materials?

Q4)  What are some of the most interesting kitchen/bath accent walls treatments you’ve seen?

Q5)  Standard backsplashes, ceiling height backsplashes – or something in between?

Q6)  For vertical surfaces, do you opt for neutrals or color? Matte or shine? Let’s see examples.

Q7)     What exciting new trends do you see for vertical surfaces in the kitchen and bath?

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August 11 at #KBtribechat – Kitchen Design: a mid-year review

This gorgeous, on-trend, contemporary kitchen features Crossville porcelain slab counters and walls in unpolished State of Grace, a Bertazzoni dual-fuel range and hood, Northern Contours high-gloss Acrylic cabinet doors and Franke stainless steel sinks + chef faucets.

Our discussion questions:

Minimalist, Timeless, Modern. What look do you see in today’s kitchens?

What materials are you seeing used in kitchen design?

 How are people customizing their kitchens?

How has technology impacted the look and feel of a kitchen?

What functional/practical trends are customers asking for in their design?

What’s desired today for kitchen lighting?

What overall looks are currently trending for kitchens? Share pics!

Another view – the pantry adds interest to the room with Element Designs stainless steel and back painted glass cabinet doors.

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The bar, featuring a Zephyr Presrv™ French Door Wine & Beverage Cooler, sits across the room from the kitchen, echoing the pantry design with additional Element Designs stainless steel and back painted glass doors on the upper cabinetry. Crossville porcelain slab counters and Northern Contours high-gloss acrylic cabinet doors on the base also connect this element with the kitchen.

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August 4 at #KBtribechat – We’ll be discussing Biophilic Design!

Our KBtribechat Questions:

1.) What is biophilic design?

2.) Why introduce biophilic design elements to kitchens? What are the benefits?

3.) How can you add biophilic elements to kitchens?

4.) What are biophilic materials?

5.) Why add biophilic design elements to bathrooms?

6.) How can you add biophilic elements to bathrooms?

7.) How can you add organic shapes to the bathroom?

8.) How can smart home technologies contribute to biophilic design?

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July 28 at #KBtribechat – Storage Solutions for an Organized Home

A design discussion!

Sponsored and Hosted by Rev-a-shelf.

For some people getting organized is scary and unpleasant that is why whether you are a designer or a consumer the best way to overcome and conquer is with specific storage solutions. From the closet to the kitchen having an organized home reduces stress, saves time, improves health, and reduces waste to name just a few. It is something we all need and use daily from the time we get up until we go to sleep, organization is a lifestyle.


On July 28th #KBtribechat and Rev-A-Shelf will host a discussion on the topic of storage solutions for an organized home. We will come together and tweet about the latest trends, how COVID-19 has changed our storage needs, and the accessories available to meet them.

Our KBtribechat questions:

  • Have you seen an increase post-pandemic, of clients asking for storage solutions? If so, what are they asking for?
  • Storage solutions come in a variety of colors and finishes, what is trending? 
  • When you think of storage it can be for an array of items, what storage accessories are you specifying the most and what items are in need of accessories to keep them organized?
  • With bulk buying the request for pantries are on the rise.  Are you designing/specifying walk-in pantries?  If so, what is the average square footage?  Share photos.
  • Besides accessibility an important part of organization is visibility, do you specify storage accessories with lighting built-in or add lighting to cabinets and drawers?  What accessories do you wish had a lighting option?

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July 21 at #KBtribechat – We will be exploring Modern Farmhouse Style.

A design discussion!

Our KBtribechat Questions:

1.) Why is Modern Farmhouse style so popular?

2.) Define modern farmhouse style?

3.) How do you add farmhouse style to modern kitchens?

4.) What are your go to cabinet, countertop and backsplash choices for a modern farmouse vibe?

5.) What materials and finishes lend a farmhouse sense to a room? Share pics!

6.) Are there certain colors that help inspire the farmhouse feel? Share pictures and ideas you like for implementing modern farmhouse colors!

7.) What other tips do you have to create a modern farmhouse vibe in our interiors?

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We’re talking Bathroom Design on July 14 at #KBtribechat!

A Mid-Year Review!

Our KBtribechat Questions: 

  1. Minimalist, Timeless, Modern. What look do you see in today’s bathrooms?
  1. What materials are you seeing used in bathroom design?
  1. How are people customizing their bathrooms? (color, lighting, hardware, storage solutions, mirrors…)
  1. How has technology impacted the bathroom? Has it changed the room’s look and feel?
  1. What functional/practical trend are customers asking for in their bathroom design?
  1. If you could start or reinforce one trend in bathroom design, what would it be?

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July 7th at #KBtribechat – Tile Trends from #Coverings2021

Sponsored and Hosted by Crossville, Inc.

Let’s talk tile! 

In tandem with the annual Coverings Expo, North America’s largest exposition for the tile and stone industry, KBtribechat is partnering with Crossville, Inc. to chat about all the latest trends in tile. Whether you’re in-person at the show in Orlando or logging on from elsewhere in the world, tweet up with us to discuss the timeless yet always-evolving world of tile.

This lively discussion is sure to put you at the forefront of new products, overall design trends, and all that’s taking place in tile industry. In advance of the chat, get your photos ready to share; we want to see your inspired tile designs!

Our KBtribechat Questions:

Q1: What are your favorite tile trends?
Q2: Any unique uses/installations of tile? 
Q3: Are you specifying more tile these days?
Q4: Working w/ installers: share your tips!
Q5: Show & Tell: Post pics of your tile designs!

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Twitter for Kitchen and Bath Industry Pros

By Stacy Garcia

I am often asked why Twitter is my favorite social media platform. I’m always left with so much more to say on the matter so here goes.

First of all, I find Twitter to be the most social of the social sites.

This is where I have met most of my industry connections. We now follow each other on many platforms and meet up in person when we can, but it all started on Twitter. Twitter allows us to follow and connect with other experts in our field. Building these relationships has not only expanded my world but it has been a lot of fun. If you aren’t using Twitter to boost your visibility, I think you’re seriously missing out.

Twitter for Marketing?

For those who say they are only on social media for marketing their business, I say Twitter is an important part of this mix. Did you know that tweets are indexed by Google? Yes! Twitter can help with your website SEO. All of your social profiles should lead the viewer to your website, where the prospective client can pick up the phone and make the direct connection with you. An impression of you has been established by the time they call. Google is where many prospective clients will first hear about you. Even if they learn about your company some where else, they will likely Google your name to find out more. What will they find? Your social media activity will let them get to know you which is very valuable indeed.

Wondering what you should Tweet?

Here’s what I recommend:
• Tweets with pictures are more popular. Share your work.
• If you blog share links to your posts.
• Share interesting articles on topics related to your business.
• Retweet good information already posted by your friends.
• When you post to Facebook, Pinterest or Instagram, share on Twitter too.
• Share your expertise at #KBtribechat on Wednesdays at 2pm eastern.

Can’t join KBtribechat during the business day?

Go read the timeline for the hour by searching the hashtag. When convenient for you, answer some of the questions, make comments and/or retweet answers you like.

Represent yourself accurately!

Twitter is 100% social. To me there are two discerning factors that make me want to follow. 1.) The account must look like a real person or business is behind the account. It is important to completely fill out your bio including your website AND a picture. Don’t leave the blue twitter bird logo or add a silly cartoon figure. Upload a picture of yourself or your company logo. Make sure your bio represents you. Also, upload an interesting banner image that adds information about you. 2.) When you post have it be interesting information on your topic.

To gain followers, ideally your Twitter account must look professional and engaging.

Get connected by Twitter chatting!

Our #KBtribechat group is extremely welcoming and helpful. Say hello at the beginning of the hour and let us know you’re new. You’ll be warmly included in the discussion and followed by those you interacted with. Twitter is not the place to be sales pitchy on a regular basis. KBtribechat gives you the platform to share expertise and information on a variety of kitchen and bath industry related topics on a weekly basis. Just add the hashtag #KBtribechat to your tweets to be part of the conversation.

I look forward to “seeing” you on Twitter! I encourage KBtribe to add their Twitter wisdom and tips in the comment section of this post.

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June 30 at #KBtribechat – Restaurant Features for Home Kitchens

A design discussion!

Our KBtribechat questions:

1.) What is the definition of a professional kitchen?

2.) What design features can we borrow from restaurant kitchens?

3.) What appliances help the home chef get restaurant results?

4.) How can we get a restaurant vibe at home?

5.) What cutting edge cooking methods, tools and ingredients do you recommend for serious foodies? Share recipes too!

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June 23 at #KBtribechat – Updating Existing Kitchens and Baths

Insights from industry pros on updates that make a big impact!

Our KBtribechat questions:

1.) What are your mini-remodeling tips for updating existing kitchens?

2.) What kitchen updates can be done in a day?

3.) What if the kitchen is very old and outdated?

4.) How can existing bathrooms be updated with mini-makeovers?

5.) What bathroom updates can be done in a day?

6.) When is it worth saving your money for a major kitchen or bathroom remodel?

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