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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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January 17 at #KBtribechat: A #KBIS2018 recap with #BlogTourKBIS

Sponsored and Hosted by Designs of Distinction by Brown Wood, Inc..

At Designs of Distinction by Brown Wood, Inc., we enjoy exhibiting at KBIS every year.  We are known for bringing the latest trends of decorative wood and metal elements 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. This year, along with launching some very exciting new products, Designs of Distinction is a proud sponsor of Modenus BlogTourKBIS and KBTribechat.

As an exhibitor at KBIS, Designs of Distinction made its mark with several new product launches. We also launched our new Modern Farmhouse Collection which incorporates many decorative elements that, prior to this, was only available as custom parts. We now offer x-panels, floating shelf straps, hood wraps, trestle table pedestals, shiplap and more. See more information on our new collection here.

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Our KBtribechat questions:

1.  Which was the most stand out product that you saw at KBIS 2018 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!

4.  What was your single favorite moment during KBIS 2018 or #BlogTourKBIS? Share pics or videos.

5. What were your favorite sightings of color? Any specific color trends you saw?

6. What was your favorite Modern Farmhouse sightings?

7. What new trends did you see in cabinetry and decorative elements? What do you predict for the next year?

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#KBtribechat at #KBIS2018

Sponsored and Hosted by Thermador home appliances.

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The Kitchen & Bath Industry Show is a time to see the newest products, ideas and trends. Join us at KBIS for our annual in-person #KBTribechat and networking event on January 10th at the Thermador booth W1749.

Thermador home appliances will usher in a new era and will embark on a journey to unveil more than 300 groundbreaking new products. The most significant launch in its 100-year history, Thermador will unveil completely re-designed products that feature innovation and industry-exclusives that establish a new connection with consumers.

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KBIS attendees– Refer to our chat questions as you walk the show on Wednesday, January 10. Take lots of photos (note the exhibitor information), and share your answers using the #KBtribechat hashtag. Make your way to the Thermador booth (W1749) for the chat at 2:00 p.m., a chance for an exclusive tour of the booth and to meet fellow #KBTribechat members. Don’t forget to use #Thermador!

Not at KBIS this year? Follow the #KBTribechat hashtag starting at 2:00 p.m. and experience the show through the eyes of attendees and exhibitors alike. Feel free to ask questions and share your thoughts!

Our KBtribechat questions: 
Q1: KBIS is showcasing the latest product innovations and trends from leading kitchen and bath brands. What are the top new products that you’ve seen so far at #KBIS2018?

Q2: Personalization reigns as the top kitchen design trend. What are some of your favorite personalizable products at #KBIS2018?

Q3: What colors are you seeing trend for the kitchens at #KBIS2018?

Q4: Technology is infiltrating the heart of the home. What tech trends are you seeing in the kitchen at #KBIS2018?

Q5: Is bigger always better? How are you seeing size make an impact on design trends at #KBIS2018?

Q6: What is your favorite luxury appliance you are seeing at #KBIS2018?

Q7: Are people looking for sleek or bold design in the kitchen? #KBIS2018

 

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October 11 at #KBtribechat – The “Not So Ordinary” Kitchen: Fresh Takes on Timeless Style

A design discussion!

Sponsored and Hosted by Elmira Stove Works.

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They say there’s nothing new under the sun. Certain styles or trends always come around again in some form. We’ve seen this play out in fashion recently with the resurgence of 90s era clothing and hairstyles. The same can be said of kitchen styles. While stainless steel appliances remain popular, there has been a move towards incorporating more character into the kitchen through appliances and finishing touches that give a nod to the past while still appearing fresh and current.

Available in traditional “retro” colors along with custom options, vintage-inspired appliances are surprisingly versatile and can complement just about any design idea and style preference. Brightly-hued options are ideal for adding a bold pop of color to space while softer, more subdued shades create a subtler, more refined look. Either way, these fun (and functional) appliances, when paired with other kitchen elements, can deliver the perfect recipe for statement-making style.

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Adding an element of nostalgia to a new or remodeled kitchen is just one example of the many ways to create designs that earn high marks for both style and substance.
Let’s start a dialogue about updating the kitchen in new, fun and unexpected ways!

Our KBtribechat discussion questions:

Q1: Kitchen design is trending toward more color & softer lines. Where do you see this trend going? Is it here to stay?

Q2: Are designers getting more creative and bolder in the use of “non-standard” appliances and colors? Let’s see photos!

Q3: How can designers help homeowners add color to their kitchens and appliances, and feel comfortable doing so? Explain!

Q4: Do you prefer “neutral with a pop of color” or “bold color with neutral accents”? Share images.

Q5: Show us your favorite ‘vintage with a modern twist’ kitchen design.

Q6: What interesting ways have you seen retro appliances incorporated into kitchens? Photos, please!

Q7: If you could build your dream kitchen, what would it look like?

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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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