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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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May 26 at #KBtribechat – Creating a Spa Oasis at Home

A design discussion!

Our KBtribechat Questions:

Q1.) What key elements and features help define a spa bathroom?

Share pictures of spa bathrooms you like!

Q2.) Do certain materials, colors or design esthetics help create a spa feel in a bathroom? Explain!

Q3.) How do you bring nature in for a relaxing bathroom feel?

Q4.) How can technology add to the spa experience?

Q5.) How do you declutter the space for it’s calming effect?

Q6. ) What lighting do you like to use for spa bathrooms?

Q7.) What pampering ideas do you have to create a spa experience at home?

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April 7 at #KBtribechat – How can the design of a bathroom bring joy?

Our KBtribechat Questions:

Q1 – What makes a bathroom luxurious?

Q2 – What new health and well-being ideas are being incorporated in bathrooms?

Q3 – What bathroom colors are conducive to relaxation and renewal?

Q4 – What solutions do you have for storage challenged bathrooms?


Q5 – From functional to decorative,

A – how do you incorporate lighting into a bathroom retreat?

B – What about hardware?


Q6 – What are your favorite tech integrations for a posh bathroom?


Q7 – How does personalization translate to luxury and joy?

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November 4 at #KBtribechat – Luxurious Bathrooms

A design discussion!

Our KBtribechat questions:

Please share lots pictures of luxurious bathrooms you like!

1.) Are your clients ordering luxurious bathrooms or just doing the basics?

2.) What features are they asking to be included? What items would you want in your dream bathroom?

3.) What sinks do you prefer for luxurious bathrooms? Do you specify different choices for Powder Rooms than you would for Master Bathrooms?


4.) What plumbing fixtures are you loving now? Let us know style and finish favs.


5.) What lighting choices are you recommending for bathrooms?


6.) What are your lux countertop preferences for bathrooms?


7.) What cabinetry looks and features do you like for lux bathrooms?

8.) Do you mix metal finishes in luxurious bathrooms? Explain + show us pictures!

9.) What colors do you like for luxurious bathrooms?

Where we’re pinning this week: Here’s our #KBtribechat group Pinterest board Bathroom Design Ideas. Let us know if you’d like to be added.

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July 15 at #KBtribechat: COLOR CUES – Colors influence in our lives!

A design discussion

Hosted by Paula Kennedy, CMKBD, CLIPP, CACC

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Given how much we are all staying at home now it has been fascinating watching the DIY projects shoot through the roof. I would love to see some statistics on DIY paint purchases.

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Most of us have been through many Color 101 classes and trend reports. You likely have a basic understanding of hues, tints, shades, and complementary or tertiary color palettes, along with what this year’s color of the year is. Once I received my certification as an Architectural Color Consultant my perspective of the world of color was blown away! As interior designers in the kitchen and bath industry, we know we can’t select wall/paint colors in a vacuum from ALL the other finishes that we specify every day.

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We must consider ALL the elements! Outdoor landscaping, reflection, region, window direction, time of day, CRI, CCT, wood undertones, metamerism . . . and the list goes on. How can we best support the vision of our aging population, or support the mental wellbeing of our children? Do we want to stimulate our appetites in our kitchens and dining rooms or decrease our appetites?

“Color is the REACTION that light is having to an object or within a space, without LIGHT there is no color.  The type and amount of light affects the perception of color.”

No color is inherently wrong, although its amount, intensity, or depth may indeed be wrong for the LIGHT of a space. By manipulating the variables that create color, any number of combinations can be achieved that will bring life and light to the architectural space.

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Let’s break it down by room or “issue”.

QUESTIONS:

Q1: Considering Biophilia and Wellness trends, how can we utilize color in the home to help bring the outdoors in, to replicate and mimic nature inside the home?

Q2: Thinking specifically about our ever-growing Aging in Place population, how can we utilize color and color combinations to aid independent living?

Q3: In understanding how to best support our children’s wellbeing what are the best colors for their bedrooms?

Q4: Now that we are all working from home what colors best support productivity while also reducing stress in our home offices?

Q5: What are the best colors psychologically in supporting the occupants of our kitchens and dining rooms, which must support so many different activities from morning till night?

Q6. In thinking about the various activities in the bathroom what are the best colors

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Hosted by Paula Kennedy, CMKBD, CLIPP, CACC
Timeless Kitchen Design, Seattle Washington
NKBA CEU Provider
“Color Cues – Colors influence in our lives” is an approved NKBA Chapter CEU
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June 24 at #KBtribechat – Bathroom Design, a mid-year review

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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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Adding Personality to Neutral Kitchens and Baths

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Our KBtribechat discussion questions:

1.) Neutral does not mean boring. Please share neutral kitchens and bathrooms you love. What do you like about them?

2.) What are your favorite ways to add interest to neutral kitchens?

3.) What about neutral bathrooms?

4.) What are your favorite colors for neutral kitchens?

5.) Are your neutral color choices different for bathrooms? What neutrals do you like for bathrooms?

6.) What are the benefits to using neutrals when designing kitchens and bathrooms?

7.) What material choices are your favorites for neutral kitchens?

8.) What about for bathrooms?

9.) How can designers help homeowners add color to their kitchens and feel comfortable doing so?

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July 10 at #KBtribechat – BATHROOM DESIGN TRENDS

A mid-year review design discussion!

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This week we’re pinning to our KBtribechat group board – Bathroom Design Ideas.  Let us know if you would like to be added to that Pinterest board.

Our KBtribechat Questions: 

1.  CABINETRY – What bathroom styles are popular now for vanities and built-ins? What colors are trending? Are you doing more painted cabinetry or stained? What decorative hardware finishes and styles are you loving?

We want to see pictures!

2. What storage solutions do you like to include for bathrooms?

3. COUNTER AREA – What countertop, faucet and sink styles are you specifying for today’s bathroom?

4. METAL FINISHES – How do you tie in interesting metals into the overall bathroom design?

5. MIRRORS – What mirror solutions do you like? Are you still designing in medicine cabinets?

6. SHOWERS – What is trending for the shower area?  Are you doing more curbless designs? What other living-in-place features are you including? Are you specifying fancy drain covers and linear drains? Glass enclosures?

7.  FLOORS & WALLS –  What materials are you specifying for bathroom flooring and showers? Share beautiful images of inspirational bathrooms!

8. BATHTUBS – What is trending with bathtubs? What do your clients want in the way of a tub? How often do you design in tub/shower combo units?

9. LIGHTING – Many lighting options are available for the bathroom! What are your favorites?

10. FUN FEATURES – What features are you integrating into today’s bathroom designs? Technology? Appliances?

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August 8 at #KBtribechat – Neutrals vs. Color in the Kitchen & Bath

A design discussion! 

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When it comes to the kitchen and bath, the array of available design options – from appliances to surface materials to paint colors – is virtually endless, making it easier than ever before to personalize these spaces. While neutrals remain popular, infusing kitchens and bathrooms with color is gaining traction.

Let’s take a closer look at the options.

Perfectly Neutral. It’s hard to go wrong with neutrals (think white, black, brown, cream, gray, and pretty much any muted earthy tone). These subtle hues “go” with everything, and offer a solid foundation for decorating, regardless of style. When layered, neutrals can create a very harmonious look, and when interesting textures and patterns are incorporated – natural stone countertops or a tiled shower surround, for example – the results can be understated, yet undeniably sophisticated.

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Images – clockwise from left: Artistic Tile, Aria Stone Gallery, Fernando’s Marble Shop

Color(ful) Stories. Adding color – whether on a small or larger scale – can freshen up a monochromatic color scheme and bring new life to a kitchen or bath space. Cabinetry in hues of blue and green is popping up more frequently and can be a great complement to warm woods and metallic finishes. Natural stone surfaces are another great way to inject color into kitchens and bathrooms. Granite and quartzite can both be found in a variety of inviting hues, and – when used for a feature wall, backsplash or waterfall island – can create a striking focal point within a space.

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Images – clockwise from left: Aria Stone Gallery, Flemington Granite, Polycor


Our KBtribechat discussion questions:

Q1) When it comes to the bathroom, what inspires you – spaces layered in neutral hues or spaces that makes a statement with bold color?

Q2) What about bathroom surfaces specifically – e.g., vanities and shower surrounds? Do you prefer to “go neutral” or opt for surfaces with a pop of color?

Q3) Thinking about the kitchen now. What are the best ways to bring color into a kitchen without overwhelming the space? Share photos, please.

Q4) What about adding color (and movement) through pattern – e.g., patterned countertops and backsplashes. What patterns are trending at the moment?

Q5) Black is a timeless, sophisticated neutral. Are you seeing black used in the kitchen and bath? Photos please!

Q6) What hues do you think will be most important in kitchens and bathrooms as we move into 2019, and why? (There are no wrong answers!)

Q7) Share photos of your favorite kitchens and baths, and tell us why you love them!

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May 18th at #KBtribechat – Spa Bathrooms

A design discussion.

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This week we’re pinning our Spa Bathroom inspirations to our group Pinterest board – Bathroom Design Ideas. If you want to be added give us a shout-out!

 

Our KBtribechat questions:

Q1.) What key elements and features help define a spa bathroom?

Q2.) Do certain materials or design esthetics help create a spa feel in a bathroom? Explain!

Q3.) What tips do you have to create a spa oasis in an existing bathroom?

Q4.) Do you incorporate aroma-therapy or chroma-therapy elements into your designs? If so, what are your go to sources?

Q5.) LED lighting adds a soft, relaxing feel to bathrooms. Share ways to incorporate LED into the bathroom.

Make sure to share pictures of spa bathrooms you like!

 

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