Tag Archives: Bathroom Design

Our topic on July 31 at #KBtribechat: Clearing Away Clutter!

A design discussion!

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This beautiful kitchen features a Zephyr hood, BlueStar range and Polycor Soapstone.  Photo is by Edward Caldwell Photography.

Our KBtribechat questions:

1. ) Is decluttering different than re-organization or are they both part of the process of clearing away clutter? Explain!

2.) What is your best decluttering advice? How should we tackle decluttering our homes?

3.) What advice do you have for organizing the kitchen to keep it clutter free?

4.) What are your top tips for keeping the pantry organized?

5.) How can we clear away clutter in the bathroom? Share your favorite tips and storage solutions!

6.) What are your go to design tips to help keep closets clutter free and organized?

7.) The drop zone is always a challenge to keep clutter free and organized. Where do you like to place the drop zone in the home?  Share your tips to keep this area from becoming a mess!

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Our July 24 #KBtribechat Topic – Designing for Living In Place

A design discussion

Sponsored and Hosted by Rev-A-Shelf

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The discussion questions:

Q1. How many of you are currently designing with Living In Place in mind? Share a few of your favorite designs!

Q2. How do you bring ‘Living In Place’ into discussion with your clients? Share your talking points and tips!

Q3. Living In Place design increases accessibility and eases strain. Share your favorite kitchen and bath products that help achieve this!

Q4. Are there any products, technology, etc. that you wish existed that would benefit your Living In Place clients? Why?

Q5. Lighting is an important part of Living In Place design. Give examples fo how you incorporate lighting into your designs.

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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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June 5th at #KBtribechat – Creating a Spa Oasis

A master bathroom design discussion!

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Our KBtribechat questions:

Q1.) What materials, colors or design esthetics help create a spa feel in a bathroom?

Q2.) How do you bring nature in for a relaxing bathroom feel?

Q3.) What key elements and features help define a spa bathroom?

Share pictures of spa bathrooms you like!

Q4.) What tips do you have to create a spa oasis in an existing bathroom?

Q5.)  How do you declutter the space for it’s calming effect? Share your decluttering tips!

Q6.) 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?

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

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March 27 at #KBtribechat – Bathrooms That Wow!

A Twitter Design Discussion.

 

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A compilation of Bathroom Design Inspiration from our community on instagram. The Four Point image is their DXV Design Panel design. ❤️

 

Our KBtribechat questions: 

1.) 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.) Share your design crush faucets, sinks, shower fittings and tubs!

4.) What bathroom lighting has wowed you lately?

5.) What bathroom organizers, storage solutions or tech has WOWed you lately?

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

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February 13: Authenticity Over Perfection

A design discussion

Sponsored and Hosted by Use Natural Stone.

Photo courtesy of Smokey Mountain Tops.

Photo courtesy of Smokey Mountain Tops.

Each day when we open or refresh our social media feeds, we are inundated with pictures of carefully curated perfection: photos staged, edited, and styled until they resemble something closer to a magazine spread than a glimpse of a real person’s life. Kitchens and bathrooms we see on social media are perfectly lit, accessorized, and devoid of any ounce of clutter. It is easy to find yourself mistaking these images for reality, and then looking at your own rooms in dismay at their perceived imperfection.

Perhaps 2019 is the time for us to take a break from social media perfection and instead turn our sights to something more achievable: authenticity. To be authentic is to be real, genuine, and original. To be authentic is to be the “real deal,” finding and embracing beauty in the little things that make your space truly yours and unique.

One way to strive for authenticity in kitchen and bath design is to choose genuine natural materials, sustainably sourced and durable enough to stand up to the demands of your daily, real-world life. Genuine materials like natural stone have stood the test of time and bring a piece of the natural world into your home. Natural stone is unique, durable, sustainable, and easy to maintain, making it a good choice for busy kitchens, bathrooms, and other areas of the home.

Photo courtesy of Aria Stone Gallery.

Photo courtesy of Aria Stone Gallery.

Our KBtribechat questions:
1.)  Do you and your clients seek authentic materials when designing kitchens and baths?
2.) What do you see as the main benefits of choosing authentic materials such as natural stone and wood in your designs?
3.) Every room tells a story, and surfaces are a big part of that. What story do you hope your room is telling?
4.) Let’s get inspired. Share pictures of your favorite kitchens and baths—bonus points if they include authentic materials!
5.). What elements are critical to the creation of an authentic space? What makes these rooms truly feel like “home”?
6.) What are some misconceptions your clients have about working with natural products?
7.) If you could describe your ideal kitchen or bath in one word, what would it be? (And what would it look like?)

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December 5 at #KBtribechat – Pampering Bathrooms

A design discussion

Sponsored and Hosted by Rev-A-Shelf

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Our KBtribechat Questions: 

Q1: Do you wish you could find organizational units that could flow with your design whether it is modern, traditional, etc. rather than a basic in-cabinet standard?

Q2: What have you found to be the hardest areas to organize within the bathroom?

Q3: A pampering bathroom is a personal sanctuary free of clutter. What accessories are you using to achieve this?

Q4: What about unsightly cords? Are you specifying in-cabinet electrical or any other solutions?

Q5: We personally believe organization can be beautiful. What materials or finishes would you like to see in accessories?

Q6: What consumer products do your customers find to be the most difficult to store? (i.e. makeup, medication, hair tools, etc.)

Q7: Lighting plays a huge role in creating the perfect ‘feel’ for a pampering bathroom. What are your favorite ways to incorporate lighting into a bathroom? (backlit countertops, in-cabinet, toe kick, etc.)

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