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#KBtribeChat Live at #PCBC2017!

Get ready tribe – we’re makin’ our way to San Diego for the annual PCBC conference, the largest homebuilding trade show for the West Coast! Each year, PCBC draws more than 10,000 attendees and exhibitors, serving as the nexus for the homebuilding industry.

Whether you’re at the show or at home, make plans to join us on Wednesday, June 28 at 11 a.m. PT/2 p.m. ET to discuss the “New Age of Homebuilding.” Our chat will be sponsored and hosted by Whirlpool Corporation , the world’s leading manufacturer of major home appliances.

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Innovative Whirlpool Corporation products have been welcomed into homes decade after decade. Whirlpool is committed to understanding its consumers inside and out. By arming builders with powerful consumer insights and purposefully innovating appliances to meet the needs of consumers, Whirlpool Corporation continues to be a strong appliance supplier for builders.

As a Whirlpool Corporation collaborator, builders get access to not only the company’s strategic portfolio of brands, but also the resources to help them match the right appliances to their projects and customers. Whirlpool Corporation brands — Amana, Whirlpool, Maytag, KitchenAid and Jenn-Air – have been thoughtfully designed to suit a specific customer and home type, giving builders the depth and breadth of appliance options to suit virtually any project. In fact, Whirlpool Corporation products can be found in 3 out of 4 American homes.

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With more than 100 years of experience in the appliance industry, Whirlpool Corporation is eager to discuss the trends and insights that have impacted homes today. If you’re attending the show, come join us live at the PCBC Hub for Social booth #2427.

Questions for discussion:

• Times are changing and so are homebuyer preferences. What do today’s homebuyers want?
• What colors/finishes are designers and homeowners asking for most – from countertop surfaces to appliance finish?
• How are different generations influencing home design and the housing market as a whole?
• How have the connected home and buyer preference evolved in recent years?
• How is sustainable living affecting home building and design?

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on Wednesday, June 28th

from 2 to 3pm eastern

by adding #KBtribechat to your tweets!

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January 11 at #KBtribechat will be LIVE at #KBIS2017

Get together for KBtribechat during KBIS!

Sponsored and Hosted by Formica Group and Wellborn Cabinet.

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1:45 to 2:30 eastern in the Formica Group booth (W981)

The Kitchen & Bath Industry Show features hundreds of inspiring new products, ideas and trends. Join us at KBIS for our annual in-person #KBTribechat and networking event on January 11th at the Formica Corporation booth W981. We encourage all KBIS attendees and exhibitors to join us!

KBIS attendees and exhibitors – Refer to our chat questions as you walk the show on Day 1. Take lots of photos (note the exhibitor information), and share your discoveries from 1:45 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 11, using the #KBtribechat hashtag. Make your way to the Formica Corporation booth (W981) for the chat at 1:45 p.m., a chance to get your caricature drawn, and to meet fellow #KBTribechat members.

Not at KBIS this year? Follow the #KBTribechat hashtag starting at 1:45 p.m. and experience the show through the eyes of attendees and exhibitors alike. Feel free to ask questions and share your thoughts!

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 Formica Group KBtribeChat questions:

Q1: KBIS is a great place to discover new products. What are the top new products that you’ve seen so far at #KBIS2017?

Q2: Interactivity & customization continues to trend. Have you seen customizable/interactive products at #KBIS2017? Share pics!

Q3: Greenery is Pantone’s Color of the Year. What colors are you seeing trend at #KBIS2017?
Join this Twitter Chat discussion on Wednesday, January 11 at 1:45 p.m. ET by adding #KBtribechat to your tweets or on-location starting at the Formica Corporation KBIS booth!

2:30 to 3:15pm eastern in the Wellborn Cabinet booth (W1271)

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Wellborn Cabinet KBtribechat questions:

Q4: Wellborn is exhibiting a new Nature Collection featuring grey tones. What other natural designs have you seen at #KBIS2017?

Q5: @WellbornCabinet has unveiled their new Aspire Cabinetry line here at #KBIS2017. What are your thoughts on frameless cabinetry?

Q6: Trend Alert! From a design standpoint, how are frameless cabinets trending at #KBIS2017? Do you see mattes or high glosses more?

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Follow @KBIS2017, @kbtribechat, @FormicaGroup and @WellbornCabinet on Twitter during Design & Construction Week for all things KBIS.

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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.

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Get together for #KBtribechat during #KBIS2016!

KBIS is a great place for discovering new inspiration and trends. Join us at KBIS for our annual in-person KBTribechat and networking event on January 20 at the Formica Corporation booth. We encourage all KBIS attendees and exhibitors to join us!

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KBIS attendees and exhibitors – Refer to our chat questions as you walk the show on Day 1. Take lots of photos (noting exhibitor information) and share your discoveries from 11 a.m. to noon PT on Wednesday, Jan. 20, using the #KBtribechat hashtag. Be sure to make your way to Formica Corporation’s booth (N1548) for the chat, a chance to make your own Formica® Laminate cell phone case and to meet fellow KBTribe members.

Can’t make KBIS this year? Be sure to join #KBTribechat at its regularly scheduled time and experience the show through the eyes of attendees and exhibitors alike. Feel free to ask questions and share your thoughts!

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The KBtribeChat questions:

Q1: KBIS is a great place to experience new products. What are the top new products that you have seen so far at @KBIS2016?

Q2: Technology is big this year. How are manufacturers using technology to improve and enhance their products?

Q3: Sustainability continues to be an important design consideration. What sustainable products have you spotted at #KBIS2016?

Q4: Rose Quartz and Serenity are Pantone’s Color of the Year. What colors are you seeing trend at #KBIS2016?

Q5: Trendspotting time! What are the most interesting and exciting trends that you’ve seen at #KBIS2016?

Q6: We’re already about halfway through #KBIS2016. What are your must-see booths?

Follow @KBIS2016, @kbtribechat and @FormicaGroup on Twitter during Design & Construction Week for all things KBIS.
Join this Twitter discussion on Wednesday, January 20 at 11 a.m. PT/2 p.m. ET by adding #KBtribechat to your tweets or on-location at the Formica Corporation KBIS booth!

Formica Corporation is sponsoring this KBtribechat.

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Clarifying the Trends

A kitchen and bath industry design discussion!

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Q1) Are your clients looking for something their neighbors and friends don’t have yet? If so how do you give it to them?

Q2) Is black the new white for trophy kitchens? We’ve seen this reported a lot lately. What about gray?

According to Forbes, Christopher Peacock (luxury cabinet brand) and Newell Turner (the editorial director of Hearst Design Group) say that the open kitchen is going out of fashion. ““The wall has gone back up because nobody really wants to live in the kitchen all of the time,” Turner says. In its place he is starting to see kitchens that include some of the elements of the open kitchen, such as seating, or even fireplaces, but that return to the enclosed space it once was.”

Q3) Is the open plan kitchen is on it’s way out?

Unfinished business from last week’s #KBtribechat discussion:

Q4) True or False – There are differences between generations in what they want for their kitchens and bathrooms and how they shop for them. Please explain your view.

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on Wednesday, November 12th

from 2 to 3pm eastern time

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Inspirations from Dwell

A recap of Dwell on Design 2014 (June 20-22 in L.A.)

Dwell on Design is America’s largest design show! A jam-packed three-day opportunity to explore design trends, inspiration and tons of new products in all areas of the design world. During the June 25 #KBtribechat, let’s talk about what you saw and learned at #DOD14.

 

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Sponsor GE Monogram will also share more info about their new products and other innovations launched at the show.

Wednesday, June 25
#KBtribechat on Twitter
2 to 3 pm EST

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Sponsor – GE Monogram:
In the world of high-end appliances. GE Monogram stands out with its own brand of luxury.  Refined by not rarified, it’s the kind of luxury that makes a statement of quality and timeless elegance.  Monogram also makes sense for your life.  Award-winning technology makes it possible to cook faster, clean easier and enjoy more time relaxing with family and friends.  And there’s nothing more luxurious than that.

Discussion questions:
• What top new products did you find at Dwell on Design?
• Share your inspirational insights and exciting finds from the show
• What color trends did you see at the show?
• What finishes were popular at DOD?
• Did you discover any “green” products?

 

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#ICFF 2014 #KBTRIBECHAT Follow-Up

Franke Luxury Products is sponsoring and hosting #KBTRIBECHAT as a follow-up to the 26th annual International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF), taking place May 17-20, 2014 at New York City’s Jacob K. Javits Convention Center.

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Franke’s Social Media Manager, Krista Rivers comments, ‘I’m anxious to hear what the industry is saying post ICFF 2014. With over 600 high profile, exhibitors at the show it is important for kbtribe to hear what caught the attention of the attendees – whether it be designers, architects, other brands or luxury homeowners.

Follow along on Franke’s ICFF Pinterest board, where a compilation of photos from the Fair are shared.

The questions to be addressed during the chat are the following:

• What exciting, new products did you find at ICFF?
• What booths were the best?
• What trends did you see?
• Did any ‘GREEN’ products catch your attention? If so, which ones?
• If you attended ICFF this year, will you attend again in 2015?

 

Join us on Twitter –  Wednesday, May 21st, from 2 to 3pm eastern time by adding #KBtribechat to your tweets!

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About Franke:
Franke is the world’s largest manufacturer of kitchen sinks and is a privately held company specializing in the design and engineering of luxury systems for the management of air, water and waste. With sales of $2+ billion, the Switzerland-based Franke Group is also the global market leader in Foodservice Systems; manufactures Washroom and Beverage systems; and conducts industrial engineering operations at 66 companies in 40 countries. Franke Kitchen Systems product lines are marketed in North America by Franke Luxury Products Group. For more information visit http://www.frankeksd.com/ or call 1-800-626-5771.

 

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