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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

Jill Calo Red Kitchen Springdale-KB-1280pix-11-of-33

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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August 23 at #KBtribechat – Getting Inspired!

A design discussion


Our discussion questions:

1. What buildings/architecture have inspired you? Please share pictures!

2. Do you get inspired by travel? Explain!

3. What about your experiences with cooking and food? Do they inspire your designs? How?

4. How can the world of fashion inspire our interiors?

5. What about nature have you found inspiring and in what ways?

6. We are all inspired each week at KBtribechat. Who would you like to see host? On what topic?

Join this Twitter Chat discussion

on Wednesday, August 23

from 2 to 3pm eastern time

by adding #KBtribechat to your tweets!

Here’s the transcript for this KBtribechat.


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August 3 at #KBtribechat – Design Inspirations


Our KBtribechat Questions:

1.) Do travels inspire your designs? In what ways?

2.) Does following your friend’s travels and experiences provide inspiration? What sites are best for this?

3.) Do you Snap Chat? For what reasons? Does it provide inspiration?

4.) What print and online magazines are inspirational for kitchen and bath design?

5.) What online sites do you use to share or search for inspirational ideas?

6.) Blogs can provide design inspiration! What are your favorites?

7.) What experiences inspire you? Cooking? Showrooms? Design Showcases? Trade shows? Nature? Spa visits? Why?

8.) What topics would you like to discuss at KBtribechat? There is much to be inspired by in our weekly discussions! Please share your ideas for future chats.

Join this Twitter Chat discussion

on Wednesday, August 3rd

from 2 to 3 pm eastern time

by adding #KBtribechat to your tweets!

Here’s the transcript for this KBtribechat.


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Get Ready to LIVE IT at KBIS 2016!

A #KBtribechat Twitter discussion sponsored and hosted by @KBIS2016

We’re kicking off 2016 and a new year of KBtribechat with #KBIS2016 excitement! The #KBISCountdown clock is ticking away and we’re excited to chat about what to expect this year at #DCW2016!


Join the @KBIS2016 team, @TheNKBA and many exhibitors on January 6th at 2:00pm EST to discuss new and returning initiatives including:

• Innovative Showroom Awards sponsored by American Standard, DXV & GROHE
• Best of KBIS
• Programming at the #KBISNeXT Bar such as Portfolio Reviews, Modenus Talks Roundtables, and the exhibitor Social Media Manager meet up
• Events on the #KBISNeXT Stage, including #KBISNeXT panels and the all-new #KBISDesignBites
• KBIS mobile app
• And, of course, our progressive #KBtribechat at the show with @CambriaQuartz, @WellbornCabinet, and @TOTOUSA.

Plus, hear from our exhibitors on what to expect from their brands and their booths!


Here are the questions:

Q1: Pre-registered attendance is up by more than 25% right now. What is your main reason for attending #KBIS2016?

Q2: The Innovative Showroom Awards honors excellence in showroom design. What do YOU think makes a showroom stand out in 2016?

Q3: #KBIS2016 is THE place for professional development. Are you attending any @thenkba #VFTI sessions? Presenting?

Q4: We’re presenting the 1st ever #KBISDesignBites! If you only had 3 min. to tell your product/service story, what would you say?

Q5: With all the action at #KBIS2016 #DCW2016, how do you plan to stay organized and see it all?

Q6: How will you use social media during #KBIS2016?

Q7: And to end off on a fun (and musical) note, what’s your favorite @halloates song? GO!

Here’s the transcript for this KBtribechat.


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What Inspires You?

With the Kitchen and Bath Industry Show and High Point Market this weekend…and Coverings in two weeks, we are prompted to reflect on what inspires us.  Traveling, especially to historic places like New Orleans, and trade shows are exhilarating and full of design inspiration. Where else do you find your inspirations?


Share what inspires you!

Join us on Twitter next Wednesday, April 17th, from 2 to 3pm eastern time.

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Where Do You Find Inspiration?

On Wednesday, November 7, 2012, we will be sharing design inspirations at #kbtribechat on Twitter.  Please join our fun discussion from 2 to 3 pm eastern time.

Here are our discussion questions:

1.)  There are many inspirational sites online.  Please share your favorites.

2.)  Blogs can be very inspiring.  Please share your favorites.

Many of you are bloggers – please share your sites with us!

3.)  Where else do you find inspiration?

Favorite magazines? Do you still read print issues or online?

Inspiring Travel locations?

Here is the transcript of this chat.

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