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September 15 at #KBtribechat – WELLNESS DESIGN IN THE LAUNDRY ZONE

Sponsored by LG Electronics and Hosted by Jamie Gold, CKD, CAPS, MCCWC

“Washers and dryers have numerous features today that older pairs lacked,” Jamie wrote in her September 2020 book, Wellness by Design, (Simon & Schuster/Tiller Press, 2020).

Laundry rooms have moved out of the basement and garage to premium placement in a home’s main living areas. Rather than the utilitarian dungeons of old, these spaces are likely now to be spacious, sunny and stylish. They also work harder than ever before, often evolving into multi-tasking flex zones for hobbies, pets, pantry storage, device charging, family organizing and package handling. 

This trend greatly accelerated during the Covid-19 pandemic, when the room’s appliances took on tremendous importance in handling clothing, linens, towels, and even well-worn stuffed animals! Their sanitizing power became a crucial component in a household’s health and well-being.  Laundry appliances’ ability to help you get quickly back to the office (or your next Zoom meeting) in your favorite outfit counts too. 

Explore the latest appliance types and configurations, performance features, and space planning opportunities to enhance your client projects. Explore too the links between laundry zones and wellness design for health-focused homeowners and builders.  

Join wellness design consultant and Wellness by Design book author Jamie Gold, CKD, CAPS, MCCWC with global appliance manufacturer and sponsor LG for Wellness Design in the Laundry/Flex Room. This lively, informative KBtribechat will happen on Wednesday, September 15th at 2 PM ET/11 AM PT.

Jamie’s latest book for Simon & Schuster shares the benefits of wellness to clients’ living spaces and professionals’ success.

Our KBtribechat Questions:

  1. How have your laundry zone projects changed in recent years in terms of budget, size, and location within the home?
  2. Are you adding secondary laundry spaces in larger homes and, if so, which locations and what equipment)?
  3. For laundry/flex rooms, what additional functions are clients typically including (e.g., pantry, pets, package handling, other)?
  4. What laundry appliance features and benefits are being requested most often (e.g., space saving hacks; water and energy-saving; timesaving and convenience)?  
  5. Is there more of a focus on wellness features like allergen-cleaning, sanitizing, steam, accessibility, and other considerations in their appliances – or are you suggesting them? 
  6. Smart homes seem to be more popular by the day, are clients requesting more appliances with smart features? 
  7. Laundry rooms have gotten more stylish and spendy in recent years. Show off some of your favorite spaces.

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Book Cover > Wellness by Design (Tiller Press), © J. Gold // BLANCO

LG Photo > Photo Courtesy of LG Electronics USA

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March 17, 2021 #KBtribechat – Wellness Benefits of Bathroom Warmth

Sponsored by Amba Products and Hosted by Jamie Gold, CKD, CAPS, MCCWC

“A towel warmer is a sensual luxury,” Jamie wrote in her September 2020 book, Wellness by Design, (Simon & Schuster/Tiller Press, 2020).
Photo: Amba Products

Full bathroom spaces are prime opportunities to add wellness benefits to your clients’ homes. Bathrooms are among the most essential rooms tied to human well-being, given their essential roles in digestion, hygiene, grooming, and relaxation. 

One easy way to incorporate wellness features into your projects – especially main suites, guest bathrooms, and pool baths – is by including products that provide warmth in your bathroom spaces. Heated towel racks make great additions to these areas because they bring an essence of luxury, while boasting many other important benefits. These products add Comfort & Joy, the Fifth Facet of Wellness Design, and the one that most often drives client delight and referrals. 

Join wellness design consultant and Wellness by Design book author Jamie Gold, CKD, CAPS, MCCWC with heated towel rack manufacturer and sponsor Amba Products for The Wellness Benefits of Bathroom Warmth. This lively, informative KBtribechat will happen on Twitter, Wednesday, March 17th at 2 PM ET/11 AM PT.

Jamie’s latest book for Simon & Schuster shares the benefits of wellness to clients’ living spaces and professionals’ success.
(Tiller Press), © J. Gold // BLANCO

Our KBtribechat Questions:

Q1. Are you discussing wellness design features and benefits with your residential bathroom clients? If so, what are those conversations like?


Q2. What are some simple ways to promote wellness in the bathroom?


Q3. Are your clients requesting particular wellness design products? If so, which ones are they most interested in?


Q4. How can you merge wellness and luxury to make the perfect spa-like bathroom design? Please share project photos!


Q5. What are some cost-effective ways to make bathrooms healthier?


Q6: How does technology fit into a wellness focused bathroom design?

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September 16 #KBTribechat – Organization and the Five Facets of Wellness Design

Sponsored by Rev-A-Shelf and Hosted by Jamie Gold, CKD, CAPS, MCCWC

You’ve probably specified hundreds or even thousands of organizing accessories for your projects, but have you thought about them as wellness design features? How might doing so improve your clients’ lives and your profitability? Join wellness design consultant and author Jamie Gold, CKD, CAPS, MCCWC with organizing manufacturer and sponsor Rev-A-Shelf for a Wednesday, September 16th discussion about the Five Facets of Wellness Design and how organization enhances functionality, the fourth facet.

Our KBtribechat Questions:


Q1. Are you discussing wellness design with your residential clients? If so, how do you define it and which rooms are they most interested in enhancing?


Q2. Are you discussing aging/living in place, accessibility and/or ergonomics with your clients? If so, how are you tying those conversations into the organizing accessories you recommend?


Q3. What are the most popular organizing accessories you’re specifying for your kitchen projects, and what wellness benefits are you discussing with clients about them?


Q4. What are the most popular organizing accessories you’re specifying for your adult and children’s bathroom projects, and what wellness benefits are you discussing with clients about them?


Q5. What are the most popular organizing accessories you’re specifying for your laundry/flex room projects, and what wellness benefits are you discussing with clients about them?


Q6. Which other rooms or spaces (e.g., butler’s pantries, garages, closets) are you specifying organizing accessories for and which types are the most popular?

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Jamie Gold, CKD, CAPS, MCCWC is a Wellness Design Consultant, Certified Kitchen Designer, Certified Aging in Place Specialist and Mayo Clinic Certified Wellness Coach. She is also the author of three books on design and remodeling, including her latest, Wellness by Design: A Room-by-Room Guide to Optimizing Your Home for Health, Fitness and Happiness, (Simon & Schuster/Tiller Press, September 2020).

Jamies professional focus is the link between healthy living and healthy home spaces. She consults for homeowners and the homebuilding industry on this topic, and is a popular speaker at trade shows around the country. This was one of the reasons for Jamie’s inclusion in a 2017 industry top 50 Innovators list and being named 2020 Wellness Influencer in another.

Jamie’s first book, New Kitchen Ideas That Work, published in 2012 by Taunton Press. Her second Taunton book, New Bathroom Idea Book, published in 2017. Both shared ideas about wellness and functionality, as well as style. An avid trend watcher, Jamie also writes the monthly Trend Spotting section for Kitchen & Bath Design News and is a regular contributor to Forbes.com on wellness design. Her articles have appeared in Fine Homebuilding, HuffPost, BobVila.com, Houzz and numerous other publications. Her design blog, Gold Notes: Nuggets from the World of Residential Design, has been posting online at her website since 2008.

In addition to writing and consulting on residential design projects, Jamie creates seminars and webinars for media, trade and consumer audiences, and consults on product development and trends for housing industry corporations and financial analysts.

Her speaking credits include the official National Kitchen & Bath Association Chapter Presenters roster and panels at the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show and Dwell on Design.

jamie@jamiegold.net | @JGWellnessDesign | jamiegold.net | (619) 796-2217

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