#KBtribechat at #KBIS2018

Sponsored and Hosted by Thermador home appliances.

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The Kitchen & Bath Industry Show is a time to see the newest products, ideas and trends. Join us at KBIS for our annual in-person #KBTribechat and networking event on January 10th at the Thermador booth W1749.

Thermador home appliances will usher in a new era and will embark on a journey to unveil more than 300 groundbreaking new products. The most significant launch in its 100-year history, Thermador will unveil completely re-designed products that feature innovation and industry-exclusives that establish a new connection with consumers.

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KBIS attendees– Refer to our chat questions as you walk the show on Wednesday, January 10. Take lots of photos (note the exhibitor information), and share your answers using the #KBtribechat hashtag. Make your way to the Thermador booth (W1749) for the chat at 2:00 p.m., a chance for an exclusive tour of the booth and to meet fellow #KBTribechat members. Don’t forget to use #Thermador!

Not at KBIS this year? Follow the #KBTribechat hashtag starting at 2:00 p.m. and experience the show through the eyes of attendees and exhibitors alike. Feel free to ask questions and share your thoughts!

Our KBtribechat questions: 
Q1: KBIS is showcasing the latest product innovations and trends from leading kitchen and bath brands. What are the top new products that you’ve seen so far at #KBIS2018?

Q2: Personalization reigns as the top kitchen design trend. What are some of your favorite personalizable products at #KBIS2018?

Q3: What colors are you seeing trend for the kitchens at #KBIS2018?

Q4: Technology is infiltrating the heart of the home. What tech trends are you seeing in the kitchen at #KBIS2018?

Q5: Is bigger always better? How are you seeing size make an impact on design trends at #KBIS2018?

Q6: What is your favorite luxury appliance you are seeing at #KBIS2018?

Q7: Are people looking for sleek or bold design in the kitchen? #KBIS2018

 

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on Wednesday, January 10

from 2 to 3pm eastern time

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2018 #KBtribechat Transcripts

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January 3 – Backsplashes and Accent Walls – Hosted by Use Natural Stone

January 9 – Progressive KBtribechat at KBIS – Hosted by Wilsonart, Rev-A-Shelf, Wellborn Cabinet and Signature Kitchen Suite

January 10 – KBtribechat at KBIS – Hosted by Thermador

January 17 – A KBIS 2018 Recap – Hosted by Designs of Distinction by Brown Wood Products

January 24 – Kitchen Design Crushes – Hosted by BlueStar

January 31 – Designing for Mfg. & Bringing Product to Market – Hosted by Toni Sabatino and Kim Vance

February 7 – Smart Kitchens – Hosted by GE Appliances

February 14 – Luxury Bathrooms

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January 3 at #KBtribechat – Let’s Talk Backsplashes & Accent Walls


A design discussion! 

Sponsored and Hosted by Use Natural Stone

Photo courtesy of Brasigran

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When we consider surfaces for the kitchen and bath, we typically think first about horizontal surfaces such as countertops, vanities, islands and flooring. However, it’s important also to consider vertical elements and how the creative application of materials such as natural stone can bring these areas to life in bold and unique ways.

The interesting use of surface materials on backsplashes, walls and shower enclosures merges the best of function + form – not only helping to protect walls from moisture and splatter, but also delivering depth, dimensionality and visual interest.

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Images – clockwise from left: Artistic Tile, Marblex Design Int’l, Stone Interiors New Orleans

Available in a wide variety of materials and colors, backsplashes are a great place to play up style in the kitchen or bath. For those looking for a more dramatic look, accent walls can transform what are often viewed as utilitarian spaces into places of beauty and inspiration.

For example, distinctive slabs of natural stone can be placed behind a bathtub or sink to create a dramatic focal point or be used as a stunning backdrop for a shower enclosure. Backlit stones such as onyx are particularly striking in this type of application.

Mosaics, inlays, tiles and “book matched” materials provide another way to capture the eyes while also enabling individual expression through interesting patterns and color combinations.

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Images – clockwise from left: The Tuscany Collection, ROCKin’teriors, Decolores Mármores e Granitos

 

Whether choosing neutral hues to create a soothing, organic backdrop or opting to add a pop of color, the inspired use of vertical surfaces enables us to see kitchen and bathroom spaces in a new light.

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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on Wednesday, January 3

from 2 to 3pm eastern time

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Three Chances to Win a Gift Card at #KBIS2018

For KBtribechat friends attending KBIS, Wellborn Cabinet will have three fun contests!

Here are the details:

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#KBtribechat at #KBIS2018

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We are excited to announce that Thermador will be hosting our Wednesday KBtribechat discussion hour at KBIS.

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We will be getting together during our weekly KBtribechat hour to network, share show highlights on social media, plus see the latest from Thermador first hand!

 

Wednesday, January 10

2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

 

Thermador’s booth number is W1749. We are looking forward to seeing you there!

Their discussion questions will be posted on January 4th.

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We have a new KBtribechat group Pinterest Board for KBIS sharing. Let us know if you’d like a Pin-vitation!

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December 20th at #KBtribechat – Holiday Kitchens

A design discussion!

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We will be pinning to these KBtribechat group Pinterest boards this week  –

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Holiday Kitchens (a KBtribechat group board started by Franke)

Let us know if you’d like a pin-vitation! 

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Our discussion questions:

1.) What are your favorite holiday traditions involving the kitchen?

2.) What holiday decorating tips do you have for the kitchen? Share pictures!

3.) Holiday baking is a December highlight.  What are your favorite cookie recipes?

4.) Please share time saving tips and recipes for making entertaining a breeze during the holidays.

5.) What are your must have dishes for family gatherings? #HolidayFoodTraditions  Share recipes!

6.) Heartfelt gifts from the kitchen are fun to give and receive. Share favorite ideas for homemade gifts.

7.) What gifts do you recommend for family and friends who like to cook?

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on Wednesday, December 20th

from 2 to 3pm eastern

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Progressive #KBtribechat at #KBIS2018

KBtribe attending KBIS:

Please join us for a fun in person KBtribechat event on the first day of the show.

Enjoy networking in person with other industry pros 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.

Attend to get a KBtribe tote and fill it with goodies from each host.

Date:  Tuesday, January 9, 2018 

Time: 1:30pm to 3pm eastern

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Event Timing and Hosts:

1:30pm  Wilsonart  in booth W713  @Wilsonart

1:53pm  Rev-A-Shelf  in booth W929  @REVASHELF

2:15pm  Wellborn Cabinet  in booth W728  @WellbornCabinet

2:40pm  Signature Kitchen Suite  in booth W228  @SKSappliances

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We started a group Pinterest board for Progressive KBtribechat sharing. Let us know if you’d like to be added!

Here’s a link to RSVP.  Let us know you’ll be there!

 

The KBtribechat discussion questions:

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Q1: Work smarter, not harder w/surfaces that protect (against odor and stain-causing mold and mildew), deflect (fingerprints) and resist (water). What’s your favorite new Wilsonart Engineered Surfaces performance feature?

Q2: Mixing materials creates a striking aesthetic for the kitchen or bath, and allows for a level of personalization. What’s your favorite Wilsonart Engineered Surfaces combo?

Q3.) Live Tweeters: Snap your favorite Wilsonart products and share now!

 

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Q1.) Do clients have a strong preference between face frame or #FullAccess frameless cabinets? Why and what is the deciding factor for cabinet choice?

Q2.) What do clients look for when it comes to master bath/vanity storage? Share ideas & photos!

Q3.) Live Tweeters: Snap your favorite Rev-A-Shelf products and share now!

Wellborn

Q1.) Wellborn Cabinet has a new partnership with Hafele lighting. Tell us how this partnership will be better for the consumer and why interior lighting is so popular as of late.

Q2.) Wellborn Cabinet has a customer paint program called, Be Inspired. Tell us a little about this program and why it is so popular among the Wellborn products.

Q3.) Live Tweeters: Snap your favorite Wellborn Cabinet products and share now!

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Q1.) How do ranges inspire your kitchen designs?

Q.2.) How does cooking inspire your clients during the design process?

Q3.) Live Tweeters: Snap your favorite Signature Kitchen Suite products and share now!

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