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January 24 at #KBtribechat – From Cooling to Cooking to Cool: Kitchen Design Crushes

A design discussion

Sponsored and Hosted by BlueStar Cooking

Addison Osta Smith Kitchen Photo-BlueStar

What Does Your Dream Kitchen Look Like? Do you dream in monochromatic  or in color? Is performance equal to design in your customers’ eyes or does one take precedence over the other? What’s trending now – and what would you like to see trending next – whether it’s design or function or both. How can we incorporate storing and preparation into the kitchen design? Join BlueStar® for a timely post-KBIS chat on what you’re crushing on now and what makes the perfect kitchen design.


Our KBtribechat Questions: 

  1. If you could design your dream kitchen, what would it look like?
  2. What style trends are you crushing on that you didn’t three years ago? Show pictures!
  3. 2018 has seen its share of colors of the year – from Ultra Violet, to Hot Red to Oceanside. Do these colors really affect kitchen design?
  4. In what ways so you incorporate color in the kitchen to stay on trend, and yet be timeless?
  5. What are the most prevalent finishes in appliances today?  Are you projects leaning more towards color or is Stainless still King?
  6. When it comes to appliances, what finish or color would you like to see? What colors are you seeing dominate in the kitchen in general today? Show pictures!
  7. Function or Color/Design: Which is more important to your clients?
  8. How do you incorporate function  into a design for clients who love to cook?
  9. How would you define true commercial style kitchen design? What elements do your clients ask you for and why?
  10. How important are the appliances when designing?  How important are customization options in appliances – whether it’s size, cooktop configurations, moveable parts or color and trims.
  11. We all know that a range is an important ingredient in any chef’s kitchen, but what about the refrigerator? How important is the fridge? In storage and capacity? In overall appearance? In function? Which size do you prefer?  Do you prefer Swing or French Door?
  12. Pop-Up survey – where do you go to get kitchen design inspiration? What publications and/or blogs/websites do you read the most?From

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Join this Twitter Chat conversation

on Wednesday, January 24

from 2 to 3pm eastern

by adding #KBtribechat to your tweets!

Here’s a link to the transcript for this KBtribechat.


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Spring Into New Possibilities at the #ADHDS2015 #KBtribechat

Our goal is to learn during our hour of sharing while having fun. We aim to surprise you with new, relevant industry information in a way that inspires. KBtribechat is translating this onto the show floor at The Architectural Digest Home Design Show on Thursday, March 19th.

Join us as we spend an hour together at in person at #ADHDS2015 being spoiled by our sponsors!

from 2:30 to 3:30 pm eastern time

on Thursday, March 19, 2015

Not attending the show? Tune into #KBtribechat to join in via Twitter. BS-Marsala-Kitchen KBtribechat starts in the BlueStar booth (#285) at 2:30 pm eastern time. Handcrafted in Reading, Pennsylvania since 1880, BlueStar cooking products are designed for discerning home chefs who demand restaurant-quality results in their own kitchens.  The company’s commitment to precision in form and function is why many top chefs consider BlueStar to be the world’s top-performing residential cooking equipment. Endless configurations are available for ranges, cooktops and wall ovens, including 25,000 BTU burners, 130-degree gentle simmer burners, French Tops, griddles and even a commercial grade salamander. BlueStar also offers an unparalleled 750 colors and finishes, providing a new level of customization options for discerning design professionals.

The BlueStar KBtribechat questions:

Q1) New designs take influence from fashion industry. What fashion influences do you see in K & B trends here at BlueStar? Q1a) Specifically, what types of colors, metals, textures, finish options seem to be trending?

Q2) True pro appliances continue to be a theme.  What BlueStar offerings complete a true chef’s home kitchen?

BigChillPro_Fridge_3Q_french-blue Stop #2 – is in the Big Chill booth next door (#279) starting at 2:50 pm eastern time. Big Chill, creator of the iconic Retro fridge, will be showcasing a series of new products and designs at Booth 279 at the Architectural Digest Home Design Show giving the industry a first-hand look at the future of design innovation in home appliances. Not only will the company be showcasing products from its original, stunning Retro line and the newly-expanded and awarding-winning Pro Line, there will be a plethora of brand new launches and concepts also on display.

The Big Chill KBtribechat questions:

Q1) What are some of the more enduring and timeless trends as it relates to the kitchen?

Q2) Can appliances be truly beautiful as well as functional? Share ways to make the practical, perfect, from design innovation to color.

Bauformat_1-15_4_BDFE Stop #3 – follow the group to the Bauformat booth (#147). We will be there from 3:10 to 3:30 pm eastern time! Combining a family tradition of great design and the manufacturing precision and excellence that comes from expanding an international business over eighty-five years, Bauformat is a continuing innovator in the kitchen and bath cabinetry industry around the globe. Bringing dynamic detail-oriented design to a value-driven line with a broad range of customizable options, Bauformat designers look towards the future by integrating seamless technology with an edited, modern aesthetic. Incorporating details like standard in-cabinetry lighting, sophisticated touch mechanisms like Servo Drive, and a level of detail now synonymous with German production, the team is looking towards our next leaps forward; into kitchen design. Here where function is streamlined by technology, and wrapped in exciting new engineered materials and finishes. Beautifully designed. Flawlessly engineered.

The Bauformat KBtribechat questions:

Q1) Spring is here- what color trends in cabinetry will you incorporate into your designs?  With so many color options in cabinetry, do you go bold, or muted?

Q2) With the introduction of so many more weather-resistant materials into the market, how will you incorporate these into your outdoor living plans/designs?


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Creating Customized, Restaurant-Quality Kitchens at Home

– a discussion about how to meet the needs of this growing group of customers who are looking for customized, true professional-style kitchens – hosted by Susan Serra, CKD and sponsored by BlueStar Cooking


Happy Kitchen and Bath Month!

As evidenced by rise in popularity of shows like the Next Iron Chef, the plethora of celebrity chefs, and the influx of new appliances catering to the serious home chef, the trend of creating a restaurant-quality kitchen at home is here to stay.  More and more consumers are looking to design a kitchen which enables them to cook as masterfully as the pros.  Of course, design is critical as well, both from an efficiency and an aesthetic perspective.

For your customers that want to cook like a real pro at home plus want to make a real design statement, how do you meet their needs?

Join Susan Serra, CKD and BlueStar to talk about how to create a unique, restaurant-quality kitchen at home.  Plus, learn more about BlueStar’s new Platinum Series range, a new line of completely customizable ranges with professional features like 25,000 BTU burners and a PowR Oven.


Wednesday, October 16

at #kbtribechat on Twitter

from 2 to 3pm EST

Host Susan Serra:

Susan Serra, CKD, CAPS, is president and founder of: Susan Serra Associates, Inc., Bornholm Kitchen and Scandinavian Made. Susan is an award winning certified kitchen designer, brand consultant, and her design work has been published widely in print and online. Susan travels frequently to design fairs in the U.S. and abroad, is a speaker on kitchen design and a go-to source to the media for insight and information on kitchen and bath design. Susan authors the popular blog, The Kitchen Designer. Follow Susan on Google+ , Twitter, and Pinterest.

susan serra

Susan Serra

Sponsor BlueStar®:

Handcrafted in Reading, PA since 1880, BlueStar® cooking products are designed for discerning home chefs who demand restaurant-quality results in their own kitchens.  The BlueStar® product line features high-performance gas ranges, cooktops, wall ovens and hoods. BlueStar’s unique performance features include an open gas burner system that produces up to 25,000 BTUs of cooking power, precise 130 degree simmer burners, and oversized convection ovens with professional-grade infrared broilers.  Available in over 750+ colors and finishes, and with almost infinite configuration possibilities, BlueStar® premium cooking products offer virtually unlimited personalization options. For more information, please visit www.bluestarcooking.com.

Here is the transcript for this kbtribechat.


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