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It’s In The Details

Adding Personality to your Kitchen!

What touches can make a kitchen extraordinary?

This is the work of Rose Dostal of RMD Designs.

This is the work of interior architect Rose Dostal.
~ RMD Designs ~

At the September 18th 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

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.

Kbtribechat ~ Kitchen and Bath Industry Twitter discussions 

2 to 3pm eastern time ~ Wednesdays.

Here is the transcript for this #kbtribechat

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#KBTRIBECHAT is good for your health!

Sponsoring Manufacturers Miele, Mr. Steam and Capital Cooking bring the tribe to the show floor at Dwell on Design

Mark your calendar for a special edition, lifestyle #KBTRIBCHAT on Friday, June 21st at 11:00 PST/2:00 EST brought to you live from the three locations at Dwell on Design. Our progressive tweetup will explore healthy cuisine and healthy lifestyles and how it relates to kitchen and bath professionals.

Not attending Dwell on Design? Follow the fun and action using hashtag #kbtribechat and be sure to support our sponsor accounts @MieleUSA, @steamtherapy and @capitalranges.

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The first stop on our tweet tour is Miele, Booth 631 where you will experience live culinary demonstrations, showcasing the new Miele Combi-Steam Oven. As the pioneer in steam oven technology, Miele has perfected the art of steam cooking with this latest innovation. As its name implies, the Miele Combi-Steam Oven combines the power of steam and convection technology into one appliance. Whether using steam, convection or combination mode, the look and taste you receive are healthy, gourmet results.

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Next stop is Mr. Steam, Booth 1730, where Martha Orellana, a.k.a. “Mrs. Steam” will talk about the health benefits of a daily steam (just look at her beautiful skin while she talks!), and why steam showers are the best choice for new and remodeled bathrooms, large and small.

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The tweetup ends at Capital Cooking, Booth 1331, where we will discuss kitchen design for true “foodies” and what home chefs look for in appliances. Organic, local produce with a twist will play a starring role prepared on Capital Culinarian ranges.

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What’s Trending with Kitchens?

On Wednesday, October 10, 1012 , we will be discussing the latest in Kitchen Design!

Join us for this  Twitter Chat by adding #kbtribechat to your tweets between 2 and 3pm eastern time.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cabinetry: What styles are clients wanting? Colors? Mix and Match?

What interior storage solutions are you speccing?

Are interior storage solutions prevalent in today’s kitchens?

Will clients pay – as they can really increase the cost of the cabinetry?

Appliances – What’s the latest?

Have you tried the steam ovens? Are clients putting them in?

Do clients care about eco differences between gas – electric – induction?

Do your clients already have appliance preferences or do they look to you for help?

Countertops/Backsplashes – What materials are popular? Colors?

Are clients playing it safe with their (neutral) choices?

Sinks/Faucets – Any style trends? New colors?

Lighting – Anything new in kitchen lighting?  What is popular?

In General – Let’s put it all together….Please sum up what you are seeing as the current trends in kitchen design today.

Here’s the transcript for this 10/10/12 Kitchen Design Trends chat.

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Kitchen Appliances

We are excited to announce that the February 27, 2012 kbtribechat will be hosted by Leslie Clagett on the topic of KITCHEN APPLIANCES.  We will hold this discussion from 2-3pm eastern time on Twitter. Leslie tweets as @kbculture.

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Leslie Clagett

As the long-time editor of Kitchens & Baths magazine, Leslie Clagett took tremendous satisfaction in recognizing talented designers and innovative products, a practice that she continues today on her blog, kbculture.com. She is a popular speaker on international industry trends and markets, and regularly contributes to such publications as Renovation Style, This Old House, Beautiful Kitchens, Kitchen & Bath Design News, Kitchen + Bath Business, Architectural Record, and more.

Here is the transcript for Leslie’s 2-27–2013 kbtribechat.

Here is the transcript for Leslie’s  3/28/12 Kitchen Appliance chat.

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1-11-12 kbtribechat APPLIANCES questions

1.)  INDUCTION COOK-TOPS ~ Tell us what you think.

~ Are your clients asking for them?

~ What are the pros and cons?

 

2.) Have you specified STEAM MICROWAVES or STEAM CONVECTION OVENS?

Tell us what your experience is with them, if any.  

 

3.) What appliances are you excited about?

 

4.) Appliance COLOR  ~ What’s hot?

~ Is stainless steel still going strong?

 

5.) What appliances are your clients using?

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We’re talking TURKEY!

These are our discussion questions for the November 21, 2012 #kbtribechat. Join us on Twitter from 2 to 3pm eastern time.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1.  The Turkey

What is your favorite way to prepare TURKEY?

Do you prefer your turkey done the TRADITIONAL WAY ~ roasted in the oven?  If so, at what temperature and for how long?

OR do you prefer:    Brined?  Spice Rubbed?  Smoked?  Fried?  BBQed?

Let us know your turkey tips!

2.  The Stuffing/Dressing

Share your favorite STUFFING/DRESSING recipe!

Do you prefer it cooked in the bird or prepared seperate?

Do you make homemade croutons/cornbread or do you use store bought?

3.   The Sides

Share your favorite recipes for Thanksgiving SIDE DISHES.

Do you still do the mushroom soup green bean casserole?

What sides are your favorite?

Have you tried a STEAM OVEN?

 

4.  The Desserts

Please share your favorite Thanksgiving DESSERT recipes!

Do you use a CONVECTION OVEN to speed up the baking?

Is it all about PIE?  What desserts will be (or do you want to be) on your Thanksgiving table?

5.  The rolls/bread

Please share your favorite recipes for rolls and breads that you like to serve at Thanksgiving!

Have you ever tried a convection oven?  What do you think?

6.  The Beverages    

If you’re into wine ~ please share a wine pairing for Thanksgiving. 

How do you store your wine?  Do you have a wine refrigerator?

7.  Where do you go for recipe inspiration?

What are your favorite cookbooks, magazines, blogs and websites?

We are thankful for our kbtribechat community.

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