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Kitchen Design Trends – A Mid-Year Review

Sponsored and Hosted by Bertazzoni

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The kitchen is the heart of the home, and for six generations, Bertazzoni has believed exactly that. The Italian cooking appliance brand has always been a leader in style, combining the best of Italian craftsmanship and the celebration of Italy’s iconic family and food culture in their creation of complete kitchen suites. Above all, the company’s deep passion for design has inspired owners to achieve their goal in creating a kitchen that meets their distinct lifestyle needs.

Whether a kitchen ambiance is modern traditional, contemporary country, or mid-century modern, Bertazzoni is fascinated by how homeowners integrate the brand’s authentic, Italian appliances into their unique kitchen designs. During this KBtribechat, Bertazzoni will take a look at the top kitchen trends that have transcended in the North American markets and the impact they have in consumers’ homes.

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Our KBtribechat Questions:

1.) While many style trends come and go, some remain timeless. What do you believe are the top kitchens trends that are here to stay?

2.) What is your preference when it comes to kitchen design? Bright and minimalistic OR bold and dramatic?

3.) What are some unique ways that designers and homeowners can feature unexpected accents of color into their kitchen? Appliance selection? Cabinet finish? Share your favorite photos!

4.) Best tips for homeowners designing a kitchen with a small footprint? Name your top, small-space solution ideas.

5.) Great kitchen design is the perfect fusion of style and functionality. What is the best advice you can give designers who need to tailor their designs to meet the needs and style preferences of their clients?

6.) How can homeowners showcase their character while also maintaining a timeless kitchen style?

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The Latest Housing Trends – a Pre-PCBC 2019 Chat Co-Hosted by Whirlpool Corporation and PCBC

With #PCBC2019 less than a week away, it’s an ideal time to discuss the latest and most innovative trends in homebuilding and design! Join us on May 29 for a special pre-show chat sponsored and hosted by Whirlpool Corporation, the world’s leading manufacturer of major home appliances*, and PCBC (Pacific Coast Builders Conference), the premier homebuilding trade show on the West Coast.

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PCBC will welcome thousands of housing professionals and 350 exhibitors when it returns to San Francisco’s Moscone Center May 30-31. Sponsored by the California Building Industry Association and in partnership with Leading Builders of America, PCBC brings together the best and brightest in the housing industry. The event includes two days of networking, active learning, relationship building, and targeted, curated education sessions delivered by unconventional thought leaders from multiple facets of the industry.

Whirlpool Corporation will once again exhibit at PCBC, showcasing a diverse selection of innovative kitchen and laundry appliances from its strategically differentiated brand portfolio. For more than 107 years, Whirlpool Corporation and its family of brands — Amana, Whirlpool, Maytag, KitchenAid and JennAir — have been synonymous with breakthrough products, ideal for building industry professionals who want to offer their clients innovative appliances that meet the highest standards of performance.

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Make plans to join Whirlpool Corporation and PCBC on Twitter Wednesday, May 29 at 11 a.m. PT/2 p.m. ET to discuss the latest housing trends.

To prepare for the discussion, here are our KBtribechat questions:
● What new home design trends are changing the way homes are built? How are generational preferences playing a role?
● What is a common design request you hear from people who are updating their kitchen?
● Where do you think laundry room design is headed?
● How are smart home innovations influencing home building and design?
● What colors/finishes are homeowners asking for most – from countertop surfaces to appliance finish?
● If you’re attending #PCBC2019, what are you most looking forward to seeing?

 

 

*Based on most recently available publicly reported annual revenues.

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A #KBIS2019 Recap #KBtribechat

With Modenus and #DesignHoundsKBIS

Sponsored and Hosted by Designs of Distinction by Brown Wood Products

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At Designs of Distinction by Brown Wood, Inc., we enjoyed exhibiting at KBIS this year.  We are known for bringing the latest trends of decorative wood and metal accents and supports for kitchen, bath and furniture. We saw so many innovative and trendy products at KBIS this year and are excited to discuss them with you.

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As an exhibitor at KBIS, Designs of Distinction made its mark with several new product launches. We launched a new Cut-to-Size Wire Mesh program which includes 8 styles, 6 colors, no minimums and quick shipping. In addition, we launched our new line of decorative onlays that were part of Best of KBIS. Our new line of acrylic and chrome feet were also a hit!

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We would love for you to follow us along as we continue to launch new products to upgrade your clean line designs. Follow us on Instagram here.

Did you miss KBIS? Email rjacobs@brownwoodinc.com for a copy of our new look-book which includes all the products that were on our show floor with pricing.

Our KBtribechat Questions:

1.  Which was the most stand out product that you saw at #KBIS2019 or during #DesignHoundsKBIS 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!
4.  What was your single favorite moment during KBIS 2019 or #DesignHoundsKBIS? Share pics or videos.
5. What were your favorite sightings of color? Any specific color trends you saw?
6. What were your favorite finishes that you saw?
7. What products are you seeing being used in unique ways?
8. What new trends did you see in cabinetry and decorative elements? What do you predict for the next year?

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Trends in Surface Materials + Color for 2019

Sponsored and hosted by The International Surface Event (TISE):

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Want to know what the experts are forecasting as trends for surfaces and color for 2019? Join during our #KBTribeChat hour as we take you on a journey of the four prominent themes arising in 2019, share just some of the flooring, stone and tile #TISE2019 brands who can help you achieve these looks, and offer color tips to enhance the overall design. Share your thoughts and your ideas!  

We also invite you to join us at in person @TISEevents this January 23-25, 2019 for a sensory experience. These four themes will be brought to life LIVE on the design stage at The DISH, as our international trends forecasting team Scarlet Opus infuses their concepts into a beautifully designed sensory space. Plus, a trend forecaster from their firm will be on-hand offering deeper insights into these themes and your next project. In addition, Scarlet Opus, has produced the 2019 Trends Audio Tour. After soaking in the trends at The DISH, take a walk across the floor as the audio tour guides you to view the curated exhibitors and their products on the exhibit hall floor. 

OH, and as a special thank you to all the #KBtribechat participants, we are offering you a Complimentary 2019 Trends Audio Tour! Use promo code TOUR1 when registering for TISE 2019 to receive this special offer. www.intlsurfaceevent.com/kbtribechat 

The International Surface Event (TISE): SURFACES | StonExpo/Marmomac | TileExpo is the largest North American event serving industry professionals who purchase, specify, or source flooring, stone, or tile products. To learn more on these topics from today and to see the products and services first-hand, register today to attend #TISE2019 this January in Las Vegas.  

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Discussion Questions

1a. Trend #1 is curious | stimulating | sensory | vitalizing| sustainable. How do you mix science and technology with nature in your designs?

1b.    What surfaces do you think can achieve the balance of technology and nature? What colors come to mind?

2a. Trend #2 is primitive | meaningful | reflective | rural | balanced. How do you bring peace to your designs? 

2b.    How would you achieve a rural, yet peaceful aesthetic using surface materials and color?

3a. Trend #3 is luxury | refined style | understated glamour | heritage. What does it look like to blend futuristic styling and maturity in a design?

3b.    What surfaces and colors do you think can achieve a refined, mature, luxurious design?

4a. Trend #4 is bold | diverse | cultural | self-expressive | free. How would you achieve a multi-cultured, multi-colored design?

4b.   In being bold. Would you put color and pattern in the surface materials, the paint, or other parts of the design?

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*Not applicable for already registered or NEM registrants. Discount is valid thru 1/21/19.  

 

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August 8 at #KBtribechat – Neutrals vs. Color in the Kitchen & Bath

A design discussion! 

Sponsored and Hosted by Use Natural Stone

When it comes to the kitchen and bath, the array of available design options – from appliances to surface materials to paint colors – is virtually endless, making it easier than ever before to personalize these spaces. While neutrals remain popular, infusing kitchens and bathrooms with color is gaining traction.

Let’s take a closer look at the options.

Perfectly Neutral. It’s hard to go wrong with neutrals (think white, black, brown, cream, gray, and pretty much any muted earthy tone). These subtle hues “go” with everything, and offer a solid foundation for decorating, regardless of style. When layered, neutrals can create a very harmonious look, and when interesting textures and patterns are incorporated – natural stone countertops or a tiled shower surround, for example – the results can be understated, yet undeniably sophisticated.

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Images – clockwise from left: Artistic Tile, Aria Stone Gallery, Fernando’s Marble Shop

Color(ful) Stories. Adding color – whether on a small or larger scale – can freshen up a monochromatic color scheme and bring new life to a kitchen or bath space. Cabinetry in hues of blue and green is popping up more frequently and can be a great complement to warm woods and metallic finishes. Natural stone surfaces are another great way to inject color into kitchens and bathrooms. Granite and quartzite can both be found in a variety of inviting hues, and – when used for a feature wall, backsplash or waterfall island – can create a striking focal point within a space.

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Images – clockwise from left: Aria Stone Gallery, Flemington Granite, Polycor


Our KBtribechat discussion questions:

Q1) When it comes to the bathroom, what inspires you – spaces layered in neutral hues or spaces that makes a statement with bold color?

Q2) What about bathroom surfaces specifically – e.g., vanities and shower surrounds? Do you prefer to “go neutral” or opt for surfaces with a pop of color?

Q3) Thinking about the kitchen now. What are the best ways to bring color into a kitchen without overwhelming the space? Share photos, please.

Q4) What about adding color (and movement) through pattern – e.g., patterned countertops and backsplashes. What patterns are trending at the moment?

Q5) Black is a timeless, sophisticated neutral. Are you seeing black used in the kitchen and bath? Photos please!

Q6) What hues do you think will be most important in kitchens and bathrooms as we move into 2019, and why? (There are no wrong answers!)

Q7) Share photos of your favorite kitchens and baths, and tell us why you love them!

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Residential Remodeling Trends for Interior & Exterior and the Boom for Your Bottom Line!

August 1 at #KBtribechat

Sponsored and Hosted by Remodeling Show co-located with DeckExpo

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Remodeling activity is already a record-setter, and on pace for another record year in 2018, according to data sourced from Metrostudy News, May 21, 2018. The market is prime to promote home improvement, so increase your customer’s familiarity with the latest innovative and design trends in the remodeling space.

 

Attend the Remodeling Show co-located with DeckExpo to see what we are talking about. Register today to receive free expo and 10% off an all-access pass.  Use promo code REMODEL, or click the link to register: https://tinyurl.com/ycd872re.

 

Remodeling Show co-located with DeckExpo bring together residential remodeling and building professionals from all over the country to experience the hottest products, learn the newest building techniques, and build their professional reach through exciting networking activities. The in-depth education program includes hands-on training and business education through live building clinics, on-floor demonstrations, and conference sessions with influencers. Connect with industry experts and learn new skills to elevate your craft!

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Builder: j.allen smith design / build | Photographer: Michael Wilkinson

Our KBtribechat questions: 

Q1.) Let’s talk style! What are the most popular remodeling trends today? Post your pictures and share comments.

Q2.) What are the latest design & product trends in residential remodeling and custom building that are most likely to increase a home’s value? Show examples and give explanations.

Q3.) How are the demographics of aging in place and millennials changing remodeling trends and innovations?

Q4.) For kitchen and baths, are there certain features (hardware, finishes, space savers, shower systems) that are in high demand and can fetch top dollars?

Q5.) How can “Smart Home” create competition for sale? (video doorbell, thermostat, lighting controls, built-in security, audio video)

Q6.) Color trends interior or exterior; are there colors that are more appealing for home purchase or sale?

Q7.) Let’s talk about exterior trends. Show examples and give explanations.

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#KBTribeChat Travels to #PCBC2018 on June 27th

We’re packing our bags and taking the tribe to San Francisco for a live chat from 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.

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Our chat from PCBC will be sponsored and hosted by Whirlpool Corporation . Whether you’re at the show or at home, make plans to join us on Wednesday, June 27 at 11 a.m. PT/2 p.m. ET to discuss the ever-evolving design preferences of today’s consumers and how building industry professionals can keep up.

Whirlpool Corporation focuses on innovations that benefit consumers and address their evolving needs. For 107 years, Whirlpool Corporation and its family of brands — Amana, Whirlpool, Maytag, KitchenAid and JennAir — have been synonymous with breakthrough products created for builders and designers who want to offer their clients innovative appliances that meet the highest standards of performance and design.

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In today’s market, homeowner preferences change quickly. Formerly popular upgrades, like stainless steel appliances or granite countertops, are now seen as standard issue. As Millennials dominate the home buying market, their desire for personalization will influence others to do the same, creating a catalyst for change in the industry.

We’re eager to discuss today’s design trends and determine how we as industry professionals adjust to changing homeowner needs. If you’re attending the show, come chat with us live at the Whirlpool Corporation booth #927.

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Questions for discussion:
• What new home design trends are the most prevalent today? How do you keep up with the latest trends?
• How are ever-evolving consumer preferences influencing home building and design?
• What colors and finishes do today’s homeowners want the most? What has been your favorite color sighting at #PCBC2018?
• How are connected home technologies influencing home building and design? How might this change in the future?
• In your opinion, what will be the next big thing in home design?
• Live Tweeters: Snap a picture and share your favorite products and innovations from #PCBC2018!

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