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New Year, New Trends! #KBTribeChat Travels to #IBS2020 to Discuss Home Building and Design Trends for 2020

An in person meet-up!

Wednesday, January 22
11am until noon
Booth C7548

Sponsored and Hosted by Whirlpool Corporation

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We’re on the road again, taking the tribe to Las Vegas for a live chat from the annual NAHB International Builders’ Show® (IBS), the largest annual light construction trade show in the world. Only at IBS can you connect with thousands of your home building peers, industry experts and manufacturers to exchange ideas, discuss challenges and access real business solutions.

IBS will return to the Las Vegas Convention Center, Jan. 21–23, where it will again co-locate with the National Kitchen & Bath Association’s (NKBA) Kitchen & Bath Industry Show® (KBIS) for the 7th annual Design & Construction Week® (DCW). The two shows are expected to host more than 2,000 exhibiting brands spanning over a million net square feet of exhibit space, for the largest annual gathering of the residential design and construction industry.

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Whirlpool Corporation (@WhirlpoolCorp) will be the official host for our annual in-person #KBTribeChat and networking event on Wednesday, January 22 at 11 a.m. PT/2 p.m. ET. Join us in the Whirlpool Corporation booth #C7548 for a discussion on the home building and design trends that will be IN and OUT in 2020.

As 2020 kicks off, it’s time to usher in a new year and decade of building and design trends. Whirlpool Corporation, the world’s leading manufacturer of major home appliances, develops and designs appliance innovations that are inspired by consumer insights and preferences in home design. Consumer focus fuels the company’s continued growth and strengthens its brand portfolio. As a result, Whirlpool Corporation is uniquely positioned, today and in the future, to deliver long-term value for homeowners and building industry professionals alike.

If you’re attending the show, come chat with us live at the Whirlpool Corporation booth #C7548 on Wednesday at 11am until noon to discuss the most prevalent home building and design trends, and what to expect for the year ahead. Attendees will get an exclusive tour of the Whirlpool Corporation booth as well as a special gift from the company’s KitchenAid brand. If you’re not at the show, you can still join the discussion by following the #KBTribeChat hashtag!

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To prepare for the discussion, here are our KBtribechat questions:

1. What new kitchen design trends are most popular today? What do you expect to see more of in 2020?

2. How are generational preferences influencing home building and design?

3. From high-end, luxury homes to small space living, what home styles are on the rise?

4. What colors and finishes do today’s homeowners want the most – and which ones have declined over the years?

5. Where do you think laundry room design headed?

6. Name one design trend you hope to see more of in 2020!

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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?

Join this Twitter conversation

on Wednesday, February 27

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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#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!

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

 

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The Best of Dwell on Design!

Dwell on Design, America’s largest modern design event, takes place this week. When we return next week, we will be eager to share our insights on the emerging trends and new products we discovered.

Sponsor and host TOTO USA  will lead our June 26th discussion on KBTribeChat. Join us from 2 to3PM Eastern Time on Twitter by adding #kbtribechat to your tweets.

TOTO has submitted the following questions for our group discussion:

  • What top new products did you find at Dwell On Design?
  • What booths were the best?
  • What color trends did you see?
  • What finishes were trending?
  • What green products did you discover?

Here is our group Pinterest board for this kbtribechat.

 

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TOTO USA is headquarters for the Americas Division of the TOTO Global Group, which was established in 1917 with the founding of TOTO, Ltd., in Kitakyushu, Japan. TOTO is the world’s largest manufacturer of bathroom fixtures and fittings with $5.1 billion dollars in annual sales. For nearly 100 years, TOTO has been the recognized leader in performance, innovation and design with products that enhance the luxury bathroom experience.

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Today, the company maintains 23,500 employees in 69 offices around the world and owns manufacturing facilities in Japan, Mexico, the USA, China and Europe with an affiliated network of more than 80 production facilities worldwide.

With over 1,500 engineers on staff and three centers devoted to research and development, TOTO is dedicated to engineering products that respect the environment while meeting people’s needs for comfort, beauty and performance. TOTO’s corporate philosophy – People-First Innovation – is the guiding principle for all the company’s processes, from engineering and design to manufacturing and sales. Consumers enjoy the peace of mind that comes from knowing they purchased a brand that innovates to improve people’s quality of life.

Winner of numerous domestic and international awards and recognitions, TOTO is the only plumbing manufacturer honored as Water Efficiency Leader by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The company continues to raise industry standards and consumer expectations as to what is possible in the bathroom, as TOTO believes a high-quality bathroom is an experience and an everyday luxury people value and appreciate.

Learn more about TOTO here.

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