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July 25 at #KBtribechat – Kitchen Design for Foodies


Our KBtribechat questions: 

1.) What are the elements that put the “gourmet” in a gourmet kitchen?

2.) Is a large island an important component of a kitchen for those who want to try new foods and share with friends and family? Explain!

3.) What sink area and dishwasher features do you recommend for foodies?

4.) What surfacing materials are recommended for those keenly interested in exploring food and cooking? Why?

5.) What cooking appliances do you recommend for those who want to explore new recipes and cooking techniques?

6.) Do you have recommended storage solutions for a wide range of cooking implements and supplies?

7.) What about refrigeration? What features do you recommend for the ambitious home cook?

8.) What other tips do you have to create versatile kitchens designed to explore food?


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on Wednesday, July 25

from 2 to 3pm eastern

by adding #KBtribechat to your tweets.

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

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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.


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


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?


Here’s the transcript for this KBtribechat.


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A Storied Relationship: Tile and Design!

We are proud to announce that on Wednesday, February 13, 2013, Arpi Nalbandian is hosting kbtribechat. She will be leading us in a discussion on tile and design. Join our twitter conversation by adding #kbtribechat to your tweets between 2 and 3pm eastern time.

Arpi Nalbandian








Arpi Nalbandian is a writer, editor, blogger and Social Media consultant who is passionate about tile, design and architecture.

With more than 15 years of editorial experience in the flooring industry, five of which were served as editor of TILE Magazine, she brings a unique feel and perspective to her articles thanks to her many years of travel and personal experiences.

She is the owner and founder of Tileometry, an informative portal of things related to tile. She is also a regular contributor for Avente Tile’s “Tile Talk” blog, Associate Editor/Social Media Director for PROInstaller magazine, and is now in charge of the social media accounts for both Marble Systems, Inc. and Country Floors.

You can connect with her on all these platforms:

Twitter –

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Facebook –

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Pinterest –

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Arpi’s Coverings’ Board

LinkedIn –

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Houzz –

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Instagram –

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Here is the transcript for this chat.


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Host Michelle Drenckhahn

On May 30, 2012, Michelle Drenckhahn will be leading us in a down and dirty discussion on remodeling. Please join us at #kbtribechat on Twitter from 2 – 3 pm eastern time next Wednesday.











Michelle Drenckhahn

Michelle Drenckhahn has over 14 years of professional experience as a Kitchen/Bathroom & Remodeling specialist.  Her design work has received several distinctions including multiple awards, featured projects on HGTV and numerous regional and national publications.

Michelle has turned her education, experience & extensive construction knowledge into a thriving full service consulting firm, Mind.Full Connections, specializing in conscious remodeling, products,  business development & marketing services.

Michelle currently resides in the Twin Cities with her son & puppy where they enjoy the many parks, entertaining friends & volunteering for children’s philanthropic organizations.

Her blog is M.A.D. Love.

Here is the transcript of Michelle’s remodeling kbtribechat.


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2012 Transcripts

Jan 4 – Eco Kitchen Design by Becky Shankle

Jan 11 – Kitchen Appliances

Jan 18 – 2012 Kitchen & Bath Business Forecast

Jan 25 – Vision House in Epcot & The Cool Energy House at IBS 2012

                              by Mark Johnson FAIA

Feb 1 – Cabinet Interior Accessories that Wow!

Feb 8 – The Vision House by Mark Johnson FAIA

Feb 15 – Solid Surfacing Trends by Jon Olson of Sterling Surfaces

Feb 22 – Social Media Marketing by Nick Lovelady

February 29 – Lighting by Shanna Casey of Residential Lighting Magazine

March 7 – Kitchen Islands by Jeremy Parcels

March 14 – Steamy Shower Thoughts by Nora DePalma

March 21 – Blogging for Business by Todd Vendituoli

March 28 – Kitchen Appliances by Leslie Clagett

April 4 – Leveraging Technology by Eric Schimelpfenig

April 11 – #Coverings2012 by Paul Anater

April 18 – #Coverings2012 by Mark Johnson FAIA

April 25 – Poggenpohl Kitchens

May 2 – KBIS Recap

May 9 – LED Lighting by Brandon Smith LEED AP

May 16 – Designing “Green”

May 23 – Houzz by Todd Vendituoli

May 30 – Remodeling by Michelle Drenckhahn

June 6 – 723 Spring St. – A LEED Platinum Home! by Mark Johnson FAIA

June 13 – Kitchen Trends!

June 20 – Bath Trends!

June 27 – Where Do You Find Inspiration?

Jully 11 – Tips For A Smooth Remodel by Brenda Lynn

July 18 – Technology for K+B Pros by Rhonda Burgin

July 25 – Outdoor Kitchens

August 1 – Kitchen Renovation Mistakes To Avoid

August 8 – Luxury Bathroom Design

August 15 – Universal Kitchen Design

August 22 – Using Technology In Design hosted by Thermador

September 5 – Countertop Trends hosted by Jon Olson of Sterling Surfaces

September 12 – Lighting Kitchens & Baths hosted by James Bedell

September 19 – Couture Kitchens hosted by Rebecca Reynolds

September 26 – Jobsite Management ~ Who’s In Charge??

October 3 – Designing Green Kitchens & Bathrooms!

October 10 – Kitchen Design Trends

October 17 – Marketing Tips for k+b pros

October 24 – Digging Deep Into Pinterest hosted by Courtney Price

October 31 – Bathroom Design After Cancer by C.B. Whittemore & Nora DePalma

November 7 – Where Do You Find Inspiration?

November 14 – Managing Social Media

November 21 – Let’s Talk Turkey

November 28 – host Mark Johnson interviews Martin Brown

December 5 – Color for the Kitchen & Bath – by Lisa M. Smith

December 12 – Specifying Paint – by Mark Johnson FAIA

December 19 – #kbtribechat Holiday Party!


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