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June 2 at #KBtribechat – Kid Friendly Home Environments

A design discussion!



Our KBtribechat discussion questions:

1.) What kitchen safety issues are there involving children and how can we mitigate them with design?

2.) We want our kids to learn how to cook. What can we do design wise to make kitchens easier for children to use?

3.) What do you recommend when designing children’s bathrooms? (helpful features, safety concerns, design tips)

4.) How can built-ins work well for children’s bedrooms? Share solutions you like! (beds, desks, storage)

5.) What do you recommend when customizing closets for children?

6.) What are your favorite tips for the storage of toys and games?

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How Do You Design A Kitchen?

Work Centers? Work Flow? What Fits?

BLANCO and Modenus will be hosting and sponsoring #kbtribechat on Twitter, Wednesday October 30th  from 2 to 3:00 PM.  Join us to discuss current design approaches to the kitchen.

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Get the sink selected and placed correctly, and the rest of the design flows from there.

To determine the best kitchen layout and sink placement, it’s helpful to focus on four scenarios of kitchen use: families with children, people with limited mobility, multiple users and solo users.

Before we zero in on who is using the kitchen, let’s discuss some factors to consider no matter who’s in there. These include common layouts and work zones. Kitchen layouts begin several different ways, such as from a “what’s got to fit” point of view. This requires looking at specific appliances or a specific cabinet range to work around, even though this may limit positioning choices.

Another option is to begin from a “workflow” point of view, such as the classic “work triangle” method, which is a sink, refrigerator and range in any arrangement. Another way of establishing a kitchen layout is by creating “work centers” or zones, where each type of task revolves around a specific area and set of appliances.

Join us for a #kbtribechat on “who is in the kitchen” – tips for designing a kitchen for different user groups as well as common layouts and work zone options. We’d love to hear more about how you approach kitchen design and to share your tips on designing for families, limited mobility, etc.

To learn more, we have a complementary CEU on kitchen design as well as a strong how-to video library on our website.

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#kbtribechat on Twitter ~ Wednesday, October 23 ~ 2 to 3pm eastern time

Here is the transcript for this Kbtribechat.

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