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June 7 at #KBtribechat – Creating a Timeless Design

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Our KBtribechat questions:

1.) Why are white cabinets so popular? Is this a timeless choice? What are the pros and cons of white cabinetry?

2.) What colors or color combinations work well for a classic look? Please share your favorites!

3.) What cabinet and millwork elements help create a classic look? Door styles? Decorative hardware? Moldings?

Share pictures!

4.) What materials, details and finishes are considered classic for countertops, backsplashes and plumbing fixtures?

5.) How can we add a classic/timeless touch with lighting?

6.) What other advice do you have for creating a timeless look?

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May 31 at #KBtribechat – Bathroom Design, What’s New?

A 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. Bathroom cabinetry is evolving! What bathroom furniture styles are becoming popular?

We want to see pictures!

2. Decorative hardware is becoming an essential design component on cabinetry. What finishes and types are you specifying or want to use?

3. What countertop and sink styles are you loving for today’s bathroom?

4. What faucet and shower valve handle styles and finishes are you excited about? Do you have a go to selection or does it vary by project? Are you specifying fancy drain covers and linear drains? So many choices!

5. Tile for bathroom flooring and showers has become very popular. Why do you see this trend continuing? Share beautiful images of bathroom tile inspiration!

6. Many lighting options are available for the bathroom! What are your favorites?

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on Wednesday, May 31st

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May 24 at #KBtribechat – Designing With Natural Materials

A design discussion

Sponsored and Hosted by The Natural Stone Institute 

In an increasingly busy world, people are seeking ways to reconnect with nature. One of the simplest ways to “bring the outdoors in” is to utilize natural materials in the home. Not only are natural materials beautiful and sustainable, but they are also typically highly durable and long lasting.

From reclaimed wood walls to bamboo flooring to natural stone countertops, natural materials imbue spaces with intrinsic warmth and an organic feel that is at once grounding and rejuvenating. Moreover, natural materials can complement virtually any decor style – making them a highly versatile design choice.

Puma Marble Company

Image by Puma Marble Company

Perhaps one of the most appealing aspects of natural materials is their quality and uniqueness. There is something deeply satisfying about choosing a slab of natural stone that was formed by nature thousands or even millions of years ago, and then seeing that slab within a home.

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Image by ROCKin’teriors

Of course, the benefits of natural materials extend far beyond aesthetics. Natural materials are also eco-friendly and in many cases, can be sourced locally or regionally, which helps to offset fuel usage incurred during transportation. A number of natural materials – wood, cork, and bamboo, for instance – are renewable. Others, like natural stone, can be recycled or salvaged for a variety of uses – both indoors and out.

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Image by Illinois Granite & Marble, Ltd

Natural materials are like a fine wine—getting better and more beautiful as they age.

On Wednesday, May 24 at 2pm eastern, join MIA+BSI: The Natural Stone Institute for a Twitter discussion on designing with natural materials.

Our KBtribechat questions:

Q1: Are clients concerned with making green design choices for kitchen remodels? What advice do you give them?

Q2: Natural materials like stone are durable and easy to care for. What maintenance tips do you give clients?

Q3: What is your favorite natural stone to work with in bathroom designs? Share photos to show why!

Q4: Do you work with salvaged or recycled materials? What are some of your favorite places to use these materials?

Q5: Have you noticed any trends or innovations in using natural materials like stone? What makes them interesting?

Q6: What natural stone applications or finishes are most popular with clients? Have you tried anything new lately?

Q7: Natural materials are one-of-a-kind. Share some unique ways you’ve used them in projects.

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April 12 at #KBtribechat – Spa Bathrooms

A design discussion!

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image via MS International, Inc.

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

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The KBtribechat questions:

Q1.) Do certain materials, colors or design esthetics help create a spa feel in a bathroom? Explain!

Q2.) What key elements and features help define a spa bathroom?

Share pictures of spa bathrooms you like!

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? What are your go to sources?

Q5.) LED lighting adds a soft, relaxing feel to bathrooms. Share ways to incorporate LED into the bathroom. What bathroom lighting do you like for a spa bathroom?

 

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February 1 at #KBtribechat – Luxurious Bathrooms

A design discussion!

Luxury Bath Design

Our discussion questions:

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

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

What type of sinks?
Plumbing fixtures?
What lighting styles are you recommending?
Countertop preferences?
Cabinetry looks and features?

Please share pictures of luxurious bathrooms you like!

3.) Any new, exciting bathroom products, materials or applications you would like to share?

4.) What colors are trending for luxurious bathrooms?

5.) Is healthy living a factor in today’s luxury bathroom? How?

Here is our #KBtribechat group Pinterest board Bathroom Design Ideas. Let us know if you’d like to be added.

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January 4 at #KBtribechat – Why Natural Stone?

A design discussion

Sponsored and Hosted by The Natural Stone Institute 

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In a marketplace crowded with new, often manmade options for kitchen and bathroom surfaces, why do designers and consumers continue to choose natural stone? We know that natural stone is one of the world’s oldest building materials, but since designers and architects continue to imagine innovative ways to use this classic material, natural stone is anything but outdated. Natural stone is durable, versatile, unique, and easy to maintain—not to mention environmentally-friendly. When treated properly, natural stone can last a lifetime, taking on different personas within a space. Variations in natural stone’s broad range of color, pattern, and texture are interesting and impossible to replicate. The intrinsic properties of natural stone cannot be mimicked, manufactured, or faked. Perhaps a better question would be: why wouldn’t you choose natural stone?

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MIA+BSI: The Natural Stone Institute is an industry trade association serving over 1900 members in 55 countries who represent every aspect of the natural stone industry. Their new website features stories and photos that seek to educate and inspire visitors to choose natural stone.

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Join MIA+BSI at 2pm on January 4th for a discussion on why natural stone is the top choice for kitchen and bathroom applications.

The KBtribechat Questions:
1. What is the most interesting/innovative application you’ve seen accomplished with natural stone?

2. There are thousands of varieties of natural stone. Which are your favorite to use in kitchen and bathroom applications?

3. White stones are neutral yet unique. What accent colors do you prefer to incorporate into rooms with natural stone?

4. Natural stone is classic. How do you combine classic and contemporary elements to create timeless kitchen designs?

5. Natural stone adds elegance to the smallest spaces. What is your favorite way to add natural stone to bathrooms?

6. There are many misconceptions about natural stone. Which have you heard repeated most often (and why aren’t they true)?

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December 14 at #KBtribechat – Design Crush Bathrooms

A design discussion!

 

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Our KBtribechat questions: 

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

2.) Stunning surfaces are often the focal point of beautiful bathrooms. Share installations that prove this point from showers to countertops to flooring and walls.

3.) How can we be dazzled with plumbing fixtures? We know it happens! Share your design crush faucets, sinks, shower fittings and tubs!

4.) What bathroom lighting has wowed you lately?

5.) Sometimes we find ourselves crushing on the details. What bathroom organizers, storage solutions or tech has delighted you?

6.) Built-in appliances in the bathroom? Yes, please! What appliances take luxury to the next level in the bathroom?

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