2019 #KBtribechat Transcripts

Photo by Lisa Stewart Photography

 

January 9 – Three Ways to Stress Less in 2019 – Hosted by Control4

January 16 – Design Crush Bathrooms

January 23 – Lighting for the Kitchen and Bath – Hosted by Lamps Plus

January 30 – The Wellness Kitchen Trend – Hosted by Caesarstone

February 6 – Why Tile – Hosted by Coverings Trade Show

February 13 – Authenticy Over Perfection – Hosted by The Natural Stone Institute

February 19 – Progressive KBtribechat KBIS – Hosted by Brizo, Wellborn Cabinet, Rev-A-Shelf and Signature Kitchen Suite

February 20 – LIVE from KBIS – Hosted by Thermador

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January 16 at #KBtribechat – Design Crush Kitchens

A design discussion

Design Crush features | Soapstone -Polycor | Range – BlueStar | Hood – Zephyr Ventilation | Sink/Faucet – Franke | Pendant Lights – Wilson Lighting | photo by Edward Caldwell Photography

This week we are pinning to our group board Kitchens. Let us know if you’d like to be added to this board!

Our KBtribechat Questions: 

1.) Is aesthetic beauty the main reason for your design crush on a kitchen?: Explain!

2.) Sometimes the whole is more than the sum of the parts. Please share images of kitchens you LOVE and tell us why you find them exciting!

3.) How does appliance choice affect our reaction to a kitchen?

4.) How do you go about choosing color for the kitchen? Do “colors of the year” affect your choices? What colors do you find spectacular for kitchens?

5.) Mixing metal details is a fun way to add excitement to a space. Do you like this concept? Why? Share images of kitchens that do a good job including mixed metals!

6.) Can designing for health and sustainability also be a trophy kitchen? Explain!

7.) Sometimes we find ourselves crushing on the details. What kitchen organizers, storage solutions, decorative hardware, lighting or tech have delighted you?

Join this Twitter conversation

on Wednesday, January 16

from 2 to 3pm eastern

by adding #KBtribechat to your tweets!

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3 Ways to Stress Less in the Kitchen in 2019


If your 2019 New Year’s resolution is anywhere in the realm of “stressing less,” then you’re not alone! We’re here to help—starting in the kitchen!

 


The new year is here! Are you ready to rock your 2019 dinner parties, birthday bashes, and everything in between? Whether you’re meal prepping, getting lunches ready for the kids, trying out that tasty recipe that you saw online, or feeding an entire dinner party, wouldn’t it be nice if your kitchen could help ease some of the stress? We’ve gathered a few things from Control4 that can help reduce the stress the kitchen brings for 2019.

Voice assistants, such as the Amazon Alexa family, make it easy to stay on task while you handle something else simultaneously. Just ask Alexa to start a timer, play a song, ask for measuring comparisons, lower the thermostat, and so much more all while you continue your current task. Look at that, you never even had to look up from the cutting board, which you should never do anyway to ensure you keep all of your digits in tact! But that’s not all; Amazon Alexa devices are capable of so much more than just setting timers when incorporated into a smart home system. Commands like “Alexa, turn on cooking” can simultaneously bring up the kitchen lights to 100%, turn the TV on to Food Network or start up your favorite playlist on the speakers in the kitchen, and turn the thermostat down to make your cooking routine as easy as pie.

Connected appliances, such as stoves, refrigerators, slow cookers, etc. are time-savers, and sometimes sanity-savers! We can’t be the only ones that have left the grocery list sitting on the counter, only to realize it while parking at the grocery store. Enter smart refrigerators. With futuristic features like cameras so you can actually look inside your fridge while you’re at the store, screens so you can create and add to shopping lists every time you open the refrigerator, and remote access to be able to send those lists directly to your phone, you’ll never have to hand-write a list again. And with connected stoves, multitasking has never been easier. Stepping away to check more off of your to-do list while something simmers used to be a dangerous game. But now you can just tell the app to turn the temperature down while you’re in the other room! Not today stove-top disasters, not today.


Probably one of the last things you’re thinking about while you’re cooking is having a touch screen in the kitchen. But trust us, once you’ve experienced the ease of touch screens, you can’t live without them…or, at least, you won’t want to live without them! Notify the entire house that it’s time for dinner, video chat with your partner while they’re still at the store, communicate with a visitor at the door, all without putting that spatula down. A CONTROL4 TOUCH SCREEN with the Intercom Anywhere app in the kitchen works as a video chat device, an intercom system, and a smart doorbell station. This means distractions, like someone at the door or the kids not coming down when you’ve called, take up less of your time so you can focus on that gorgeous meal you’ve been working so hard on.

Interested in learning more about connected devices and our favorite kitchen tech?
Head to Twitter on January 9, starting at 2 p.m. ET and search for the #KBTribeChat hashtag, or add #KBTribeChat to your tweets to join the conversation! And don’t forget to follow @Control4.

Check out our KBtribechat questions:

Q. Have you ever used smart home technology in your own home or in your designs?

Q. What smart home technology have you been wanting to learn more about? Or, what smart home technology have you recently learned about that you love?

Q. What is an issue/struggle in the kitchen that you would love for technology to solve?

Q. What is one must-have piece of technology you want (or already have) in the kitchen. Why?

Q. What are the must-haves when it comes to lighting in a kitchen?

Q. What are accessibility issues you try to solve when designing a kitchen?

Q. How, as a designer, would you define the term “smart home” to your clients?

Q. What would you consider to be an ideal “smart home” environment?

Join the conversation on Twitter

Wednesday, January 9

from 2 to 3 pm eastern

by adding #KBtribechat to your tweets!

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

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50 Twitter Tips

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1.) Fill out your Twitter profile completely, including a link to your site.

2.) Include a photo or logo on your Twitter account. 

3.) Join #KBtribechat to engage.

4.) Retweet friends posts.

5.) Be generous with your likes.

6.) Hootsuite is a great Twitter tool.

7.) Tweetchat can automatically add our hashtag to your KBtribechat tweets.

8.) Thank those who retweet your shares.

9.) Be social!

10.) Retweeting with added comments is good too.

11.) Follow interesting accounts.

12.) Make sure your profile looks real.

13.) Follow back too.

14.) Twitter lists can help you organize followers.

15.) Twubs can automatically add our hashtag to your KBtribechat tweets.

16.) Add #KBtribechat to your K+B shares.

17.) If it’s good enough to like think about retweeting!

18.) Be nice.

19.) Share good blog posts with links.

20.) Use the Twitter app on your phone.

21.) Never auto message!

22.) Share interesting information.

23.) Do message connections (DM) directly if you don’t want to put it in a tweet.

24.) Make a point to connect with people.

25.) Respond to mentions.

26.) TweetDeck is good for Twitter too.

27.) Have your Insta shares post to Twitter.

28.) Share your expertise at #KBtribechat.

29.) Make friends.

30.) Have new Pinterest pins post directly to Twitter.

31.) Don’t share only about yourself.

32.) Be yourself!

33.) If you have a blog, share your posts on Twitter.

34.) Retweet interesting shares.

35.) Include a banner image on your Twitter account.

36.) Retweet #KBtribechat news.

37.) Share your project updates.

38.) Tweet recommended accounts to follow.

39.) Use keywords to attract a specific audience.

40.) Encourage engagement.

41.) Include images on your tweets.

42.) Make sure to give credit. 

43.) Be an industry resource.

44.) Follow those who share at #KBtribechat.

45.) Use hashtags so your content can be discovered.

46.) Share your expertise.

47.) Use a URL shortener. 

48.) Stay on message (most of the time).

49.) Show up regularly.

50.) Have fun!

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Another #KBtribechat SAVE THE DATE

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We are getting together in person on both day one and day two of Design and Construction Week 2019.  Put this day two KBtribechat event on your show planner! We want to see you there.

Our Wednesday, KBtribechat discussion on February 20th will be hosted by Thermador in booth C3830. Join us at 11am until noon Vegas time. Attendees will gather during the weekly KBtribechat hour to network, share show highlights on social media, plus see the latest from Thermador first hand. Join our fun!

Wednesday, February 20

11am until noon at IBS 2019

Thermador KBtribechat 

booth C3830

 

 

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Big thank you to  Lisa Stewart Photography for sharing her amazing work with us.

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#KBtribechat SAVE THE DATE!

We are so excited for KBIS 2019! On the first day of the show, we’ll be getting together in person for a four sponsor KBtribechat tour on the show floor. Enjoy networking in person while we discover the latest industry innovations and share on social media.  Each exhibitor host has an insiders program planned with treats and fun surprises. Pick up your I ❤️ KBtribechat bag at the first stop and fill it with swag from each sponsor. Plan to be there!

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Photo by Lisa Stewart Photography (link below)

Tuesday, February 19
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Progressive KBtribechat at KBIS
1:30 to 3pm Vegas time

Event Timing and Hosts:

1:30pm  Brizo  booth N2332 (Twitter: @Brizo | Instagram: @BrizoFaucet)

1:53pm  Wellborn Cabinet  booth N2463 (@WellbornCabinet)

2:18pm  Rev-A-Shelf  booth C7808 (@REVASHELF)

2:40pm – 3pm  Signature Kitchen Suite  booth C5907 (@SKSappliances)

 

 

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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.

 

 

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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