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2019 #KBtribechat Transcripts


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January 9 – Three Ways to Stress Less in 2019 – Hosted by Control4

January 16 – Design Crush Bathrooms

January 23 – Lighting for the Kitchen and Bath – Hosted by Lamps Plus

January 30 – The Wellness Kitchen Trend – Hosted by Caesarstone

February 6 – Why Tile – Hosted by Coverings Trade Show

February 13 – Authenticy Over Perfection – Hosted by The Natural Stone Institute

February 19 – Progressive KBtribechat KBIS – Hosted by Brizo, Wellborn Cabinet, Rev-A-Shelf and Signature Kitchen Suite

February 20 – LIVE from KBIS – Hosted by Thermador

February 27 – A KBIS Recap with Modenus and #DesignHoundsKBIS – Hosted by Designs of Distinction by Brown Wood

March 6 – Home Organization – Hosted by Rev-a-shelf

March 13 – Gourmet Kitchens – Hosted by GE Appliances

March 20 – Aging in Place – Hosted by John Kelsey

March 27 – Bathrooms That Wow

April 3 – The Future Kitchen – Hosted by GE Appliances

April 10 – Tile Trends – Hosted by Crossville Inc.

April 17 – Outdoor Kitchens – Hosted by Polycor

April 24 –  Building a Sustainable Future – Hosted by Whirlpool Corp

May 1 – Collaborations

May 8 – Designing With Health In Mind

May 15 – Contemporary Kitchens

May 22 – Change the Way You Think About Sinks – Sponsored by Franke

May 29 – Housing Trends – Hosted by Whirlpool and PCBC

June 5 – Spa Bathrooms

June 12 – Spoiler Alert ! Kitchens Waste Food – Hosted by Paula Kennedy, CKD

June 19 – A Focus on Dishwashers – Hosted by Signature Kitchen Suite

June 26 – Kitchen Design Trends – Hosted by Bertazzoni

July 10 – Bathroom Design Trends

July 17 – Outdoor Living Trends

July 24 – Living in Place – Hosted by Rev-a-shelf

July 31 – Clearing Away Clutter

August 7 – Connected Kitchens – Hosted by GE Appliances

August 14 – #MicroSizeMe – Hosted by Paula Kennedy CKD

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2018 #KBtribechat Transcripts


January 3 – Backsplashes and Accent Walls – Hosted by Use Natural Stone

January 9 – Progressive KBtribechat at KBIS – Hosted by Wilsonart, Rev-A-Shelf, Wellborn Cabinet and Signature Kitchen Suite

January 10 – KBtribechat at KBIS – Hosted by Thermador

January 17 – A KBIS 2018 Recap – Hosted by Designs of Distinction by Brown Wood Products

January 24 – Kitchen Design Crushes – Hosted by BlueStar

January 31 – Designing for Mfg. & Bringing Product to Market – Hosted by Toni Sabatino and Kim Vance

February 7 – Smart Kitchens – Hosted by GE Appliances

February 14 – Luxury Bathrooms

February 21 – Building Unity into Design – The Collaborative Process – Hosted by Laura Muller

February 28 – Kitchens & Closets – Storage Crossovers – Hosted by Woodworking Network

March 7 – The Organized Home – Hosted by Rev-A-Shelf

March 14 – Why Tile? – Hosted by Coverings

March 21 – Outdoor Living Trends

March 28 – Design Disruptors – Hosted by Suzanne Felber

April 4 – Modern Design – Hosted by Element Designs

April 11 – The State of the Connected Home – Hosted by Whirlpool Corp.

April 18 – Energy Efficient Home Appliances – Hosted by Blomberg Appliances

April 25 – The Technicurean™ Kitchen – Hosted by Signature Kitchen Suite

May 2 – Nurturing Wellness in Bath Design

May 9 – Tile Trends from Coverings – Hosted by Crossville Tile

May 16 – Selling Kitchens and Baths

May 23 – The Kitchen Hidden in Plain Sight – Hosted by Toni Sabatino

May 30 – The Kitchen Island

June 6 – The Evolution of Laundry – Hosted by GE Appliances

June 13 – Bathroom Design Trends

June 20 – Reducing Our Personal Environmental Impact – Hosted by Paula Kennedy CKD

June 27 – Building Trends from PCBC – Hosted by Whirlpool Corp

July 11 – Staying Inspired and Creative

July 18 – Augmented Reality for Designers and Brands – Hosted by Scott Koehler

July 25 – Kitchen Design for Foodies

August 1 – Remodeling Trends – Hosted by The Remodeling Show & Deck Expo

August 8 – Neutrals vs. Color – Hosted by Use Natural Stone

August 15 – Wellness & Kitchen Design – Hosted by Toni Sabatino

August 22 – Kitchen Design Trends – Hosted by GE Appliances and Cafe

August 29 – Lighting Trends – Hosted by Rev-A-Shelf

September 5 – Design Crush Bathrooms

September 12 – Design for Living in Place – Hosted by Dawn DeLucca

September 19 – Design Preferences

September 26 – Flooring Trends – Hosted by DOMOTEX USA and Loretta J. Willis

October 3 – The Future Kitchen – Hosted by Whirlpool Corp.

October 10 – K+B Surfaces – Hosted by Use Natural Stone

October 17 – Bathroom Talk – Hosted by LIXIL – American Standard, DXV and GROHE

October 24 – Adding Character + Style to Kitchens – Hosted by Elmira Stove Works

October 31 – Augmented Reality for K+B – Hosted by Scott Koehler

November 7 – Let’s Talk #KBIS2019 – Hosted by The NKBA

November 14 – How to Plan for Stress-Free Holiday Entertaining – Hosted by Whirlpool Corp

November 28 – Trends in Surface Materials + Color for 2019 – Hosted by TISE

December 5 – Pampering Bathrooms – Hosted by Rev-a-shelf

December 12 – Holiday Kitchens – Hosted by GE Appliances

December 19 – Why Living in Place is for Every Home – Hosted by The Living in Place Institute


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#KBtribechat at #KBIS2018

Save the Date:

We are excited to announce that Thermador will be hosting our Wednesday KBtribechat discussion hour at KBIS.


We will be getting together during our weekly KBtribechat hour to network, share show highlights on social media, plus see the latest from Thermador first hand!


Wednesday, January 10

2:00 PM – 3:00 PM


Thermador’s booth number is W1749. We are looking forward to seeing you there!

Their discussion questions will be posted on January 4th.



We have a new KBtribechat group Pinterest Board for KBIS sharing. Let us know if you’d like a Pin-vitation!




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Progressive #KBtribechat at #KBIS2018

KBtribe attending KBIS:

Please join us for a fun in person KBtribechat event on the first day of the show.

Enjoy networking in person with other industry pros while we discover the latest industry innovations and share on social media! Each exhibitor host has an insiders program planned with treats and fun surprises.

Attend to get a KBtribe tote and fill it with goodies from each host.

Date:  Tuesday, January 9, 2018 

Time: 1:30pm to 3pm eastern


Event Timing and Hosts:

1:30pm  Wilsonart  in booth W713  @Wilsonart

1:53pm  Rev-A-Shelf  in booth W929  @REVASHELF

2:15pm  Wellborn Cabinet  in booth W728  @WellbornCabinet

2:40pm  Signature Kitchen Suite  in booth W228  @SKSappliances


We started a group Pinterest board for Progressive KBtribechat sharing. Let us know if you’d like to be added!

Here’s a link to RSVP.  Let us know you’ll be there!


The KBtribechat discussion questions:


Q1: Work smarter, not harder w/surfaces that protect (against odor and stain-causing mold and mildew), deflect (fingerprints) and resist (water). What’s your favorite new Wilsonart Engineered Surfaces performance feature?

Q2: Mixing materials creates a striking aesthetic for the kitchen or bath, and allows for a level of personalization. What’s your favorite Wilsonart Engineered Surfaces combo?

Q3.) Live Tweeters: Snap your favorite Wilsonart products and share now!



Q1.) Do clients have a strong preference between face frame or #FullAccess frameless cabinets? Why and what is the deciding factor for cabinet choice?

Q2.) What do clients look for when it comes to master bath/vanity storage? Share ideas & photos!

Q3.) Live Tweeters: Snap your favorite Rev-A-Shelf products and share now!


Q1.) Wellborn Cabinet has a new partnership with Hafele lighting. Tell us how this partnership will be better for the consumer and why interior lighting is so popular as of late.

Q2.) Wellborn Cabinet has a customer paint program called, Be Inspired. Tell us a little about this program and why it is so popular among the Wellborn products.

Q3.) Live Tweeters: Snap your favorite Wellborn Cabinet products and share now!


Q1.) How do ranges inspire your kitchen designs?

Q.2.) How does cooking inspire your clients during the design process?

Q3.) Live Tweeters: Snap your favorite Signature Kitchen Suite products and share now!






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Progressive KBtribechat at KBIS Details


In just a few short days, the world of kitchen + bath will descend upon Vegas for #KBIS2016 and #DCW2016! With over 500 brands and THOUSANDS of products being represented at this year’s KBIS, it will be one for the record books!

KBIS Attendees – don’t forget to join the #KBTRIBECHAT gang and the @KBIS2016 social team live on the show floor at 1:00pm PST for a special edition Progressive #KBtribechat!

Thanks to our sponsors @CambriaQuartz, @WellbornCabinet and @TOTOUSA! We can’t wait to see the new and exciting designs from each of these great brands. And good news…all three brands are so close together that we get more time in each of their booths.

The timing is as follows:


1:00 Cambria Quartz Booth N527
1:20 Wellborn Cabinet Booth N1215
1:40 TOTO USA Booth N1329

If you’re not with us in Vegas, remember to follow the chat live (Vegas time!) using hashtags #KBtribechat and #KBIS2016.

We have a group Pinterest Board for Progressive KBtribechat sharing. Let us know if you’d like to pin with us!

Here are the KBtribechat questions:


1. Consumers crave details & intricacy in more than just the countertop. Where else could you use @CambriaQuartz products?

2. Nature is often cited as design inspiration. Share OTHER sources of inspiration in design. @CambriaQuartz will share too!

LIVE TWEETERS: Snap your favorite @CambriaQuartz product & share!


3. Porcelain is @WellbornCabinet’s new white. Why is white such an emerging color trend for 2016?

4. With @WellbornCabinet, you draw it, they build it. Share unique custom cabinetry solutions you’d like to see in the home.

LIVE TWEETERS: Snap your favorite @WellbornCabinet product & share!


5. @TOTOUSA asks: How does technology help YOU in the bathroom? Water conservation? Cleaning tech? What’s your priority?

6. What do you think is next big international bathroom trend to hit North America? And see what’s coming soon from @TOTOUSA!

LIVE TWEETERS: Snap your favorite @TOTOUSA product & share!


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SAVE THE DATE – Progressive #KBtribechat at #KBIS2016

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Plan to #KBtribechat Wednesday at #KBIS2015!


Formica Group is sponsoring our January 21, 2015 KBtribechat.  Plan to join your KBtribe friends in person at KBIS for our weekly, hour long Wednesday discussion.   We can’t wait to see everyone there!

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