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Storage Solutions That Work!

A design discussion 

Sponsored and Hosted by Rev-A-Shelf

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Join Rev-A-Shelf on Wednesday, August 30 at 2 pm for a lively discussion on storage solutions that work. We’ll talk about the latest design trends, the best solutions and what the industry needs next.

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Our KBtribechat questions: 

• What’s the number one room in the house that needs storage solutions?

• What materials, finishes and colors do you like best for in-cabinet storage solutions? Show pictures!

• Let’s talk bathroom storage. How have vanity cabinets evolved? His & Her storage: what do clients require?

• What in-cabinet lighting solutions are in demand right now? Do you see a demand for backlighting backsplashes or countertops?

• What’s the most inconvenient cabinet that we could design a storage solution for? What do clients find the most frustrating about storage?

• What’s your absolute favorite storage solution and why? Show pictures!

• What trends are you designing for now that you didn’t three years ago? Show pictures!

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on Wednesday, August 30

from 2 to 3pm eastern time

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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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on Wednesday, December 14

from 2 to 3pm eastern time

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May 27, 2015 at #KBtribechat: Appliance Considerations for the Master Bathroom

A design discussion hosted by Paula Kennedy CMKBD, CAPS, CACC. MasterBathroomAppliances We all know about appliances in the Kitchen, even the small ones as we just discussed this week on #KBTribeChat (May 20th), but what about in the bathroom?  A few weeks ago we were talking about Zen design in the bathroom and a lot of us kept talking about that glass of wine to unwind and wouldn’t wine storage be cool in that space! So let’s talk about that, specifically in the Master Bathroom. Aside from the much desired wine refrigerator or coffee maker while you unwind or wake up what else do you think of when you think of appliances in the bathroom? When looking at the definition of an appliance “a device or piece of equipment designed to perform a specific task, typically a domestic one” we can broaden our list of appliances in this space to include anything mechanical and electrical. To set the parameters for discussion let’s subtract talking about lighting (sorry Lighting Pros, that’s a whole other discussion), let’s also avoid talking about the closet and let’s even assume we’re not talking about a Master Suite kitchenette. Let’s stick just in the Master Bathroom.

by Paula Kennedy CMKBD, CAPS, CACC

by Paula Kennedy CMKBD, CAPS, CACC

The list is extensive and growing daily!  (here is a partial list to get us started, the remainder of what I came up with is below the questions) • Coffee makers built in or hidden under appliance garage • Insta-hot faucet (and cold filtered) • TV, in the mirror or wall mounted • Music, speakers, control system, wireless and Bluetooth options • Shower fog-less mirror • Recessed med cabinets with electrical, outlets, magnets, cool storage, TV, Lights • Cool storage for medicines and certain beauty products • Aromatherapy • Chromatherapy • Happy light: to help wake up in the morning or for certain regions with long winters and gray skies, like in Seattle • Phone charging stations

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by Paula Kennedy CMKBD, CAPS, CACC


The Discussion Questions:

1.  What comes to mind when you think of appliances in the bathroom?  Keep it clean!  =)

2.  How do you address the added electrical requirements for these appliances and features?

3.  How do you address storage for these appliances?

4.  Share unique creative “appliances” you’ve designed into a Master Bathroom.

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Here is my Houzz Idea Book put together for this KBtribechat.

More Ideas I came up with . . . .

• Small appliance storage/vanity cabinets with outlets and drawer storage for hair styling equipment

•Small Wine storage

• Small warming drawer for warm towels

• Towel Heater/Towel Bars

• Ventilation, humidity sensors, night lights, motion detectors, timers

• Lighting System Controls

• Shower water filtration systems

• Shower hot water on demand systems

• Steam shower

• Sauna

• Toilets with heated seats, night lights, washlets etc

• Motion sensor and touch sensor Faucets

• Beauty appliances

• Paraffin wax heaters

• Foot bath soakers

• Water picks

• Sonic care brushes

• Electric Razors

• Digital scale that is connected to health apps and sends info to your app to track your weight

• Tub heated surfaces

• Tub Vibration-therapy

• Floor heat

• Automation controls

PaulaKennedyFB_20150520_09_13_27_Saved_Picture Can’t wait to hear what you come up with! Thank you #KBTribeChat for letting me host the discussion this week.

Paula Kennedy CMKBD, CAPS, CACC

Timeless Kitchen Design

Seattle, Wa 425-466-4483

NKBA Certified Master Kitchen & Bath Designer

MBA Certified Aging in Place Specialist

Certified Architectural Color Consultant

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2015 Best Kitchen Finalist DList Magazine Seattle Design Awards

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Luxury Bathroom Design

Tomorrow (August 8, 2012) at #kbtribechat on Twitter we will be discussing the current state of Luxury Bathroom Design.  Join us from 2 to 3 pm eastern time.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here are our discussion questions:

1.) How has the economy affected “luxury” in bathroom design?

2.) What trends are you seeing in Bathroom Design?

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

4.) What items would you want in your dream bathroom? Describe your dream bathroom.

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

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