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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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Building a Sustainable Future: Earth Day-themed #KBTribeChat

A design discussion

Sponsored and Hosted by Whirlpool Corporation

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Whirlpool Corporation is inviting kitchen and bath professionals to a special Earth Day-themed #KBTribeChat about sustainability in our industry.

With the growing demand for greater sustainability from consumers, it’s more important than ever for building and design professionals to incorporate eco-friendly and energy-efficient products and features into their projects.

For example, a new, global survey from Whirlpool Corporation showed that consumers favor appliances that help them decrease their environmental footprint:

  • Three in four respondents (74%) are interested in smart appliance features that reduce food waste
  • Three in four respondents (75%) are interested in smart appliance features that manage water usage
  • Two in three respondents (64%) say it’s important that their appliances help save on electricity costs

Across its portfolio of brands, Whirlpool Corporation offers high-performing appliances that conserve the earth’s resources and help homeowners do the same. The company continually monitors the environmental effects of its business, not only by creating many new and innovative products that consume less water and energy, but also by improving its manufacturing and distribution processes, and using materials that minimize the impact on the planet.

Join us at 2 p.m. ET on Wednesday, April 24 as we discuss sustainability in the kitchen and bath industry.

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Here are our chat questions:

1. What home building and design trends have helped make homes more sustainable?
2. What products do you find to be most eco-friendly and energy-saving for the kitchen?
3. Are you seeing a demand for sustainable laundry appliances? Explain.
4. How can smart/connected products help homeowners save energy and water?
5. How are you incorporating environmentally-driven solutions into your projects?

 

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This photo provided by Whirlpool shows the Whirlpool Duet Front Load ENERGY STAR laundry pair, including the HybridCare Dryer, in a laundry room. For the first time in six years, Energy Star certification, a widely respected seal of approval for energy efficiency, has been expanded to include a new major household appliance. Dryers, perhaps the last of the major household appliances to be included in the Environmental Protection Agency’s program, will be available in 45 Energy Star models throughout the country starting Presidents’ Day weekend, according to the EPA. (AP Photo/Whirlpool)

 

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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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October 10 at #KBtribechat – Let’s Talk Kitchen + Bath Surfaces

A design discussion!

Sponsored and Hosted by Use Natural Stone

Today’s kitchen and bath spaces encourage more creativity in surface selection than ever before. From natural stone and wood to concrete and recycled glass to manmade composites and laminates, an array of stylish options are available for every design preference and budget. In fact, with so many options from which to choose, a growing trend is to mix several types of surfaces within a space to provide contrast and visual interest.

So, what factors are most important when choosing surfaces for the kitchen and bath?

Durability. Kitchens and baths are typically some of the busiest spaces in the home. As such, it’s important to consider what type of wear-and-tear a space will be subjected to before making a decision on surfaces. Selecting a material that is durable while requiring minimal maintenance will help to ensure that the surface can be enjoyed for years to come. For example, natural stone surfaces such as granite and quartzite are both hard wearing and heat resistant, making them particularly well-suited for countertops, islands and backsplashes.

Aesthetic Appeal. Because kitchen and bath surfaces aren’t likely to be changed frequently, it’s best to choose surfaces that won’t wear out their welcome. While neutral color schemes remain popular, there is a growing trend toward incorporating surfaces with interesting patterns and colorations for a more dramatic look. The choice ultimately comes down to personal taste, although – if a homeowner doesn’t plan to stay in the home for more than a few years – resale value should be considered in the final decision. More neutral hues and designs can be a safer bet for resale.

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Images – clockwise from top left: Aria Stone Gallery, Lundhs, Stoneshop, Artistic Tile

Our KBtribechat discussion questions:
Q1) What about a surface usually “grabs” you first – color, pattern, texture? Share photos of your favorite kitchen & bath surfaces. #KBtribechat

Q2) Are you seeing the use of several types of surfaces within a single space? What combinations work best for the kitchen & bath? #KBtribechat

Q3) Feature walls and full backsplashes are gaining traction. Do you think this trend is here to stay? Share examples. #KBtribechat

Q4) How about cabinetry? What cabinet colors, styles and finishes are most popular right now? Photos please. #KBtribechat

Q5) While it’s important that flooring look great, it also needs to stand up to wear and tear. What flooring types are best for the kitchen & bath? #KBtribechat

Q6) Surfaces made from natural materials never go out of style. What are your favorite natural surfaces? Share images. #KBtribechat

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September 5 at #KBtribechat – Design Crush Bathrooms

 

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Retro for Baden Haus by Toni Sabatino

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? Wow factor yes, please! What appliances take luxury to the next level in the bathroom?

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A Valentines Day #KBtribechat

Transforming Master Bathrooms into Luxurious Retreats. 

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The KBtribechat Questions:

What do you love? 💕

Q1) What makes a shower luxurious? What’s new with shower doors? Drains? Fixtures? Finishes? Surfaces?

Share pictures of bathrooms you love!

Q2) What about lighting? From functional to decorative, how do you incorporate lighting into a bathroom retreat?

Q3) What luxurious surfaces and accessories do you love for a well appointed vanity area?

Q4: What are your favorite tech integrations for a luxurious bath?

Q5: How does personalization translate to luxury?

Q6:  What features would be included in your ultimate Master Bathroom retreat? Share pictures!

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image from MS International

 

This week we’ll be pinning to our KBtribechat group board – Bathroom Design Ideas.

Let us know if you’d like to be added!

 

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on Wednesday, February 14

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