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1/27 at #KBtribechat – a #KBIS2016 and #BlogTourKBIS Recap

Sponsored and Hosted by BLANCO.

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BLANCO is thrilled to be co-exhibiting at KBIS 2016 with Top Knobs and Hardware Resources! We’ve seen so many innovative products and launches so far this week. This year, along with launching some very exciting new products, BLANCO is a proud sponsor of Modenus BlogTourKBIS and KBTribeChat.

As an exhibitor at KBIS, BLANCO decided to make our mark with several exciting new product launches: the BLANCO ARTONA™ faucet – a liveable dual-finish design offering coordinating colors with BLANCO SILGRANIT® sinks, a new stainless steel Floating Grid – a space saving sink accessory – and our most innovative new product, the revolutionary IKON™ apron-front sink. Introduced for the first time ever at KBIS, our stand out product launch, the IKON, is the first granite composite apron front sink made of our exclusive, industry-leading SILGRANIT® material.

The KBtribechat questions:

1.  Which was the most stand out product that you saw at KBIS 2016 or during #BlogTourKBIS events and why?

2.  Product innovations – what did you see at KBIS and what would you like to see more of?

3.  Let’s talk trends. What did you see? What do you predict is here to stay? Share pics or Pinterest boards!

4.  What was your single favorite moment during KBIS 2016 or #BlogTourKBIS? Share pics or videos.

5. Accessories – how would you use an accessory like the BLANCO Floating Grid to save space in your kitchen? What other space saving ideas did you see?

6. What on-trend SILGRANIT color would you choose for your apron front sink? Anthracite, White or Café Brown? What other colors were trending at KBIS?

Join this Twitter Chat discussion

on Wednesday, January 27th

from 2 to 3pm eastern time

by adding #KBtribechat to your tweets!

We have a group Pinterest Board for KBIS sharing. Let us know if you’d like an invitation to pin with us there.

Here’s the transcript for this KBtribechat.

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What is the one kitchen accessory you can’t live without?

A design discussion sponsored and hosted by BLANCO.

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Accessories are a must have in a busy kitchen to keep things organized and stay on task. Which accessories are your favorites, the ones you can’t live without? Which are the ones that end up in the back of the junk drawer?

BLANCO has perfected the art of accessorizing around the kitchen sink – integrating countertop elements into the sink to form a workstation with convenient tools that help the busiest room in the home remain productive, space saving and beautiful at the same time. We hope to explore how fixtures and appliances can multi-task in the kitchen space as well as to incorporate accessories that add to the design of a kitchen, not add to the clutter. Share with us your favorites, the ones you won’t part with…

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This week’s topic explores the following questions:

1.) Accessories help keep the kitchen, often the busiest room of the house, clean and productive. When do you need accessories the most?

2.) Which accessories help you to be more environmentally friendly in the kitchen? Which ones help us with recycling, up cycling, composting, organizing, etc?

3.) Space saving design is not only desired, but necessary for productivity. What tools help save countertop space, drawer space, etc.?

4.) De-cluttering helps de-stress – organization helps to stay on track when entertaining guests or cooking for a family. What helps you avoid clutter?

5.) Keeping your kitchen appliances clean with proper maintenance is a key to ensuring they last a lifetime! What accessories keep your kitchen clean?

6.) There’s nothing more desired in the kitchen than creating an appetizing meal. What tools help you make the most delicious meals possible?

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Join this Twitter Chat discussion

on Wednesday, November 11

from 2 to 3pm eastern time

by adding #KBtribechat to your tweets!

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Livable Design

BLANCO defines livable design as transitional in feel – but with organic lines that are naturally inspired and offer durability and easy-to-clean performance. It’s not enough to walk the line between traditional and modern… today’s styles must also be performance driven – they need to save water, last longer, be easy-to-use and easy-to-clean. They also need to offer organic lines – gently sloping and easy to match with today’s surfaces, cabinetry and flooring. Even modern cabinetry is reliant on nature’s palettes and textures so the fixtures must match.

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BLANCO is sponsoring and hosting our January 7, 2015 KBtribechat.  

Join us on Twitter from 2 to 3pm eastern time

by adding #KBtribechat to your tweets.

Here are their discussion questions:

Question 1: What is livable design? How are you inspired by organic themes?

Question 2: Colors are livable. What colors take their inspiration from nature?

Question 3: Ergonomics are important to livable design. How do ergonomics impact your designs?

Question 4: How does personalization play a role in livable design?

Question 5: Durability is a hallmark of livable design. Is quality making a comeback? Are we tired of a throwaway culture?

Question 6: As living spaces come together, how do open floor plans impact design?

Question 7: Open floor plans also mean keeping spaces uncluttered. What organization systems are you employing to keep it clean?

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Here is the transcript for this KBtribechat.

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Personalization

How has the search for product morphed from finding the “unique and new” to finding the “uniquely me?

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BLANCO has launched a revolutionary new sink concept called ONE™. The new ONE stainless steel sinks join personalized lifestyles with commanding functionality to create organized culinary and cleaning stations.

By far, the biggest design trend that connects with both consumers and designers is the idea of individualization. We have so many options in front of us each day – we truly believe that there is one product, made just for us and for our life. That is the inspiration for ONE. It’s a sink that lets you customize the features to create a personal workstation.

This KB TribeChat will explore the personalization trend in design today. What products or category of product fit this trend? How has the search for product morphed from finding the “unique and new” to finding the “uniquely me? Are consumers more involved, more taste savvy? Or do they still look to a designer to help them define their own personalized taste? Let’s explore together with marketing expert Christy Emens of BLANCO.

Join us on Twitter, Wednesday, January 29th from 2 to 3pm eastern time!

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BLANCO is sponsoring and hosting this KBtribechat.

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How Do You Design A Kitchen?

Work Centers? Work Flow? What Fits?

BLANCO and Modenus will be hosting and sponsoring #kbtribechat on Twitter, Wednesday October 30th  from 2 to 3:00 PM.  Join us to discuss current design approaches to the kitchen.

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Get the sink selected and placed correctly, and the rest of the design flows from there.

To determine the best kitchen layout and sink placement, it’s helpful to focus on four scenarios of kitchen use: families with children, people with limited mobility, multiple users and solo users.

Before we zero in on who is using the kitchen, let’s discuss some factors to consider no matter who’s in there. These include common layouts and work zones. Kitchen layouts begin several different ways, such as from a “what’s got to fit” point of view. This requires looking at specific appliances or a specific cabinet range to work around, even though this may limit positioning choices.

Another option is to begin from a “workflow” point of view, such as the classic “work triangle” method, which is a sink, refrigerator and range in any arrangement. Another way of establishing a kitchen layout is by creating “work centers” or zones, where each type of task revolves around a specific area and set of appliances.

Join us for a #kbtribechat on “who is in the kitchen” – tips for designing a kitchen for different user groups as well as common layouts and work zone options. We’d love to hear more about how you approach kitchen design and to share your tips on designing for families, limited mobility, etc.

To learn more, we have a complementary CEU on kitchen design as well as a strong how-to video library on our website.

To get updates on new products, events or inspiration please follow BLANCO on social media, Google+, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest or visit our weekly blog at http://www.blancobydesign.com.

#kbtribechat on Twitter ~ Wednesday, October 23 ~ 2 to 3pm eastern time

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