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Host Brenda S. Lynn

On Wednesday, July 11th, Brenda S. Lynn is hosting kbtribechat.  She will be leading a discussion on remodeling kitchens and bathrooms.  We will be sharing our tips for making sure a remodeling project runs smoothly.  We want ideas that we can share with the families going through this process and for the professionals doing the work.   Join us from 2 to 3 pm eastern time on Twitter.







Brenda S. Lynn

Brenda is a kitchen designer from Huntsville, Alabama who has much to share about making the remodeling process easier on the client.   Most recently she was employed with Gobble-Fite Lumber Co. Inc. as a kitchen and bath designer from May 2009 thru June 28, 2012.  Her newest position is with Kith Kitchens, a division of Kith Companies, as customer service representative/corporate designer/2020 specialist.

Brenda shares her insights on her blog Sweet Magnolia Style and Ramblings.

Here is the transcript to Brenda’s kbtribechat.

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2012 Transcripts

Jan 4 – Eco Kitchen Design by Becky Shankle

Jan 11 – Kitchen Appliances

Jan 18 – 2012 Kitchen & Bath Business Forecast

Jan 25 – Vision House in Epcot & The Cool Energy House at IBS 2012

                              by Mark Johnson FAIA

Feb 1 – Cabinet Interior Accessories that Wow!

Feb 8 – The Vision House by Mark Johnson FAIA

Feb 15 – Solid Surfacing Trends by Jon Olson of Sterling Surfaces

Feb 22 – Social Media Marketing by Nick Lovelady

February 29 – Lighting by Shanna Casey of Residential Lighting Magazine

March 7 – Kitchen Islands by Jeremy Parcels

March 14 – Steamy Shower Thoughts by Nora DePalma

March 21 – Blogging for Business by Todd Vendituoli

March 28 – Kitchen Appliances by Leslie Clagett

April 4 – Leveraging Technology by Eric Schimelpfenig

April 11 – #Coverings2012 by Paul Anater

April 18 – #Coverings2012 by Mark Johnson FAIA

April 25 – Poggenpohl Kitchens

May 2 – KBIS Recap

May 9 – LED Lighting by Brandon Smith LEED AP

May 16 – Designing “Green”

May 23 – Houzz by Todd Vendituoli

May 30 – Remodeling by Michelle Drenckhahn

June 6 – 723 Spring St. – A LEED Platinum Home! by Mark Johnson FAIA

June 13 – Kitchen Trends!

June 20 – Bath Trends!

June 27 – Where Do You Find Inspiration?

Jully 11 – Tips For A Smooth Remodel by Brenda Lynn

July 18 – Technology for K+B Pros by Rhonda Burgin

July 25 – Outdoor Kitchens

August 1 – Kitchen Renovation Mistakes To Avoid

August 8 – Luxury Bathroom Design

August 15 – Universal Kitchen Design

August 22 – Using Technology In Design hosted by Thermador

September 5 – Countertop Trends hosted by Jon Olson of Sterling Surfaces

September 12 – Lighting Kitchens & Baths hosted by James Bedell

September 19 – Couture Kitchens hosted by Rebecca Reynolds

September 26 – Jobsite Management ~ Who’s In Charge??

October 3 – Designing Green Kitchens & Bathrooms!

October 10 – Kitchen Design Trends

October 17 – Marketing Tips for k+b pros

October 24 – Digging Deep Into Pinterest hosted by Courtney Price

October 31 – Bathroom Design After Cancer by C.B. Whittemore & Nora DePalma

November 7 – Where Do You Find Inspiration?

November 14 – Managing Social Media

November 21 – Let’s Talk Turkey

November 28 – host Mark Johnson interviews Martin Brown

December 5 – Color for the Kitchen & Bath – by Lisa M. Smith

December 12 – Specifying Paint – by Mark Johnson FAIA

December 19 – #kbtribechat Holiday Party!


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October 26, 2011 Topic: Rethinking the Bathroom











“Rethinking the Bathroom” is inspired by the 6th annual Bathroom Blogfest. “Climbing Out” is the theme of the blogfest, which brings together bloggers from around the globe to write about the importance of bathrooms in the customer experience. Their posts come from a wide range of perspectives that include sociology, marketing, research, psychology, environmental, customer experience, and design. The 2011 theme reacts to unimaginative inward thinking and dismal global news, while celebrating breakthrough challenges such as Bill Gates’ challenge to rethink the toilet. It challenges participants to ‘climb out’ and embrace collaborative problem-thinking while focusing on bathrooms and bathroom experiences where creativity and innovation break down before reaching the stall door. [See http://uxmag.com/articles/its-time-to-climb-out-and-rethink-the-user-experience for additional perspective].

Hosted by Christine B. [C.B.] Whittemore and Professor Toilet, we invite #KBTribeChat participants to lend their expertise to brainstorm ideas for reinventing the bathroom experience in homes and buildings while considering intuitive, user-focused design solutions and collaborative problem-solving.

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/BatrhoomBlogfest (typo is the correct address, BTW).

Twitter: http://twitter.com/bathroomblogfes

Website: http://www.bathroomblogfest.com/

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Host Mark Johnson FAIA








Mark Johnson – FAIA|AIBD|AIBD

Mark Johnson is a recognized leader in the building products and design industry for his career as a marketer/architect/educator/speaker.  He is a FAIA architect, AIBD Professional Building Designer, and NKBA Certified Kitchen Designer (CKD).  In 2002, Mark was elevated to the AIA College of Fellows in recognition of his service to the profession and pioneering work in AIA continuing education.  He holds both a Bachelor’s degree in Architecture and MBA degree from Washington University in St. Louis, as well as a Master’s degree in Architecture and Urban Planning from UCLA.

Formerly, Mark worked for Masco Cabinetry, Whirlpool Corporation and CertainTeed Corporation, where he led efforts to partner with the design and building industry by creating educational, informational, and experiential resources for design professionals.  He has collaborated with industry leaders like Google, Apple and McGraw-Hill to bring Web 3.0 tools and continuing education to the design profession.  He writes and speaks internationally on subjects ranging from 3D technology, social/virtual media and sustainable design, to design trends that impact residential architecture.  In 2010, Mark was named a “Top 100 Design Tweeter” for his work in social media and currently has over 4,600 Twitter followers, largely from the design community.

Mark practiced architecture on the West Coast for many years and worked for several award-winning firms, most notably AIA Gold Medallist, Charles Moore’s office, Moore Ruble Yudell, recipient of the 2006 AIA National Firm Award.  He is the recipient of several design and industry awards over 25 years and is a three-time winner of the AIA Continuing Education System Award for Excellence.  He describes his career as one of bridge-builder between architects, designers, and the building products industry.

Email        – mrj.faia@gmail.com
Twitter      – http://twitter.com/#!/MarkJohnsonFAIA  
                      – http://twitter.com/#!/MarkJohnsonCKD



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