a) How important is kitchen ventilation to your clients during the design process? b) When you’re designing a kitchen, at what point do you start thinking about ventilation?
Do you find that customers are educated more now about clean air in the home?
How have client expectations and requests changed over the last two years and what’s top of mind for clients these days when it comes to a healthy kitchen environment?
How can technology play a role in helping keep the kitchen healthy? What are the most high-impact investments you can make to develop a healthy kitchen?
Share trends that you are noticing around kitchen ventilation. (Style, smart technology, energy efficiency, etc.) – Please share photos!
What type of innovation, design or technology would you like to see in kitchen ventilation?
Zephyr also has a line of Presrv Wine & Beverage Coolers. How are your clients integrating wine or beverage coolers throughout the home?
What type of features do you look for in wine and beverage coolers?
Share photos of your favorite wine and/or beverage cooler installations.
For the past 25 years, Zephyr has transformed the kitchen through design, discovery, and care, and played an integral role in kitchen design trends. The company leads the ventilation category with groundbreaking technology and has collaborated with cutting-edge creative talents.
With the introduction of Presrv™ Wine and Beverage Coolers, Zephyr applies its signature, superior craftsmanship to the art of refrigeration. Presrv reflects the smart design and technology of Zephyr’s original ventilation products in a whole new context, providing accessible wine and beverage cooling products to everyone from the casual home entertainer to the seasoned wine enthusiast.
This KBtribechat discussion is Sponsored and Hosted by BEKO.
Today’s kitchen designed for healthy living is at the center of Beko’s commitment to health and wellness on a personal and planetary level.
Beko is the fastest growing appliance brand in Europe, and they are quickly making their presence known in the US market. Beko has been committed to offer next-generation home appliances with the proven technologies and product features to empower Americans to live healthier lives and contribute to a healthier planet.
On August 25th #KBtribechat and Beko will host a discussion on the topic of kitchens for healthy living. We will come together and tweet about the latest trends, sustainability, and what’s to come for the future of healthy kitchens.
Our KBtribechat questions:
Q1.) Is what you eat influenced by the kind of kitchen you keep?
Q2.) How can a well appointed kitchen promote healthy eating habits?
Q3.) What technologies or techniques are improving food preservation for healthier living?
Q4.) How can home cooking encourage eating more fruits and veggies?
Q5.) How can advances in technology foster a healthier lifestyle?
Q6.) How has the Farm to Table movement changed the way we shop and eat?
Q1.) In the design process, what details do you focus on when designing with health and safety in mind? Please share solutions you like!
Healthy material choices not only affect indoor air quality but it’s important to know how they affect the environment and if they are made from renewal resources .
Q2.) Are your clients asking for sustainable (healthy for the earth) and healthy products and design choices? Do these healthy building materials and design choices cost more?
Q3.) How can technology help us address health and safety concerns in the kitchen? What about in bathrooms?
Q4.) What features can help the end user make healthy choices in the kitchen?
Q5.) What features can offer healthful benefits in the bathroom?
Q6.) Do you take ergonomic principles into consideration when designing kitchens or bathrooms? Does this include the reasoning behind cabinet pull-outs and other cabinet features? What about appliance considerations?
Q7.) In what ways can we plan for client safety in the kitchen and bath spaces we design? Please share important tips for designing spaces that work for all stages of life.
The reduction of clutter in our homes has not only been shown to reduce stress but simplification is a current design trend. How does this apply to designing healthy kitchens and bathrooms?
Q8.) What are your go to design tips for reducing clutter in kitchens?
Q9.) What are your go to design tips for reducing clutter in bathrooms?
The desire to live healthily and our growing knowledge of how daily habits affect wellbeing are major influences on kitchen design today–and for good reason. After all, the kitchen is the heart of the home and should further our healthy lifestyle, not hinder it. That’s where the Wellness Kitchen comes in.
The Wellness Kitchen trend extends beyond just a healthy diet. It is about using advancements in technology and design to foster healthier lifestyles for our bodies, our minds and our planet. An ideal Wellness Kitchen doesn’t just feed the mind and soul with its functional, visually satisfying designs. It also encourages social interactions and environmentally friendly lifestyles.
From residential remodeling to commercial development, there is a growing niche for wellness-focused design, creating an opportunity for designers, contractors, retailers, manufacturers and other industry professionals to contribute to a better, healthier world.
At Caesarstone, we strive to create a kitchen counter culture that contributes to and fosters healthier lifestyles, from the manufacturing plant all the way to the home. Now we want to hear the role health and wellness plays in your work!
OUR KBtribechat QUESTIONS:
1.) From putting healthy food on public display to open-concept kitchens that encourage family interaction and food prep, there are all kinds of ways to design with wellness in mind. What does the Wellness Kitchen trend mean to you?
2.) Consumers are becoming more conscious of not just their own health, but the health of the planet. Using sustainable, green building materials is more prevalent than ever before. How do you incorporate sustainable materials/elements into your designs?
3.) Your kitchen should serve as a retreat, not a pressure cooker. What tips do you have for streamlining design to avoid clutter and promote minimalism?
4.) An ideal Wellness Kitchen should be easy to maintain, user friendly for all ages and logically planned. Share your favorite Wellness Kitchen design and tell us why you love it.
5.) Caesarstone partnered with Dan Brunn Architecture & other green companies to create a house of the future. If you were designing a sustainable house, which materials would you use? Create your own moodboard and share: http://www.caesarstonesocial.com/contest/contest.html
“Wellness” is a term that you hear quite often lately. Peace of mind
adds to good health. What can we do with kitchen design to promote a
sense of well being? Some of my thoughts are good ventilation,
thoughtful storage and a simplicity of materials for low VOC and easy
clean. More thinking takes it a step further with wellness being related
to how we eat and how that relates to appliances and food prep. I would
like to see your thoughts around this trend of wellness in the home.
My KBtribechat questions:
What kind of design image does the term wellness inspire in the kitchen?
How does the design of the kitchen ease the burden of preparing fresh
food? Do you find usefulness in things like sinks with accessories such
as cutting boards and colanders and herb savers in the frig?
Are clients interested learning about current technologies? I install
more steam ovens and very few microwaves as the nutritional value of the
food is much better. Do you find yourself educating your clients about
benefits of steam cooking for creating healthier meals? Induction
cooking for cleaner air?
I think lighting has a major effect on our sense of well being. Please
share any kitchen related lighting ideas, especially for those urban
spaces that limited natural light.
Do you find yourself looking for the healthiest choices in materials?
Are you considering the VOC emissions when determining the performance
of a product? What are some of your favorite products when thinking
about “healthy kitchens” and why?
Do you think of living in place or aging in place concepts when you
think of wellness? What design features and specialty appliances, tech
or gadgets do you find work best for people of any ability?
Less clutter generally creates more peace of mind. Show your best
storage solutions for ease of use.
Technology that counts your steps, calories and other health relates
features is everywhere. How do you say tech playing a role in the
The intersection of design with health and wellness was a trending topic last week during Design and Construction Week. This topic is far reaching as our design and material choices affect our clients in many ways.
Designing in good ergonomics is important for our client’s longterm health and safety.
Q1. In what ways do you include ergonomic principles when designing kitchens or bathrooms?
Q2. In what ways can we plan for client safety in the spaces we design?
Q3. Please share tips for designing spaces that feel good to be in. What are the important factors in this regard?
Color choices can affect mental health!
Q4. Are there go to colors or hues that elevate mood? Please share your ideas including pictures!
Q5. What tips do you have regarding designing spaces that reduce stress?
Healthy material choices not only affect indoor air quality but it’s important to know how they affect the environment and if they are sustainabie.
Q6. What are your go to healthy material choices for the kitchen or bathroom? Why?