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September 18 at #KBtribechat – Timeless Design

Sponsored and Hosted by Bertazzoni.

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For six generations, Bertazzoni has embraced the idea that the kitchen is the heart of the home. Along with precise engineering and dedication to the company’s Italian heritage, this knowledge inspires Bertazzoni’s belief in timeless design and family tradition. The Italian cooking appliance brand has always been a leader in style, combining the best of Italian craftsmanship and the celebration of Italy’s iconic family and food culture, which they present in the form of complete kitchen suites. Bertazzoni’s passion for design has provided homeowners and designers alike with the inspiration and tools to create kitchen spaces that bridge the gap between style and functionality, catering to a wide array of unique lifestyle needs.

During the previous KBtribechat hosted by Bertazzoni, our KBtribechat community shared their insights on the 2019 kitchen trends that have dominated various categories in the interior design industry thus far. Now, we’re looking at the years to come. What makes something timeless? How will it stand the test of time? During this KBtribechat, Bertazzoni will investigate which elements of design are here to stay and how these features will impact consumers undertaking home renovations.

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Our KBtribechat Questions:

Q1: There is a fine line between trendy and timeless. What would you consider to be a key component of “timeless design”?

Q2: Which designers, brands, or products would you say embody the concept of “timeless design?”

Q3: Kitchens are Bertazzoni’s specialty. In your opinion, what in the kitchen space has stood the test of time?

Q4: How does a designer’s or homeowner’s commitment to “timeless design” affect their appliance/product choices for color, finish and functionality? Share some of your favorite examples.

Q5: What are a few resources that homeowners and designers can tap into when searching for “timeless design” inspiration?

Q6: How would you recommend homeowners and designers approach the challenge of designing a space that will be true to their personality while also remaining in style for years to come?

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Adding Personality to Neutral Kitchens and Baths

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Our KBtribechat discussion questions:

1.) Neutral does not mean boring. Please share neutral kitchens and bathrooms you love. What do you like about them?

2.) What are your favorite ways to add interest to neutral kitchens?

3.) What about neutral bathrooms?

4.) What are your favorite colors for neutral kitchens?

5.) Are your neutral color choices different for bathrooms? What neutrals do you like for bathrooms?

6.) What are the benefits to using neutrals when designing kitchens and bathrooms?

7.) What material choices are your favorites for neutral kitchens?

8.) What about for bathrooms?

9.) How can designers help homeowners add color to their kitchens and feel comfortable doing so?

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April 3 at #KBtribechat – The Future of Kitchens

A design discussion

Sponsored and Hosted by GE Appliances.

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How will trends like urbanization and meal delivery affect kitchens in the future? Join us on 4/3 at 2 pm ET for a forward-looking Twitter Chat on the Future of Kitchens where we’ll touch on everything tech from Augmented Reality to app-guided cooking.

Our KBtribechat Questions:

1. How does tech influence kitchen design?

2. Do you think kitchens will remain the heart of the home? Why/why not?

3. Hyper-personalization is on the rise. How could your appliances be more tailored to your lifestyle?

4. How has VR or AR changed the way you shop?

5. Do you believe tech makes us better cooks? Why or why not?

6. How does the trend of urbanization impact kitchens?

7. Appliances 2.0: If you could create one new appliance what would it be?

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#KBtribechat at #IBS2019

 Sponsored and Hosted by Thermador

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The International Builders’ Show is an exciting time to unveil the newest innovative products, ideas, and trends. Will you be heading to IBS this year? If so, join us for our annual in-person #KBTribechat and networking event on Wednesday, Feb. 20 at the Thermador booth (C3830). Not at IBS this year? Follow the #KBTribechat hashtag on Twitter starting at 11:00 a.m. and experience the show through the eyes of attendees and exhibitors alike. Join in on the conversation, ask questions and share your thoughts.

Thermador luxury home appliances continues to roll out more than 300 groundbreaking new products. At the show, you will be able to see the latest from Thermador firsthand—from the sleek 36-inch Masterpiece Freedom Induction Cooktop, to the ultra-innovative Thermador Connected Experience by Home Connect. You will want to take your time and devour all of the inventive and exceptional product radiating from this year’s Thermador booth.

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IBS attendees can refer to our chat questions below as you walk the show and tour our booth on Wednesday, Feb. 20. Snap lots of photos, and share your answers on the live Twitter chat using the #KBtribechat and #Thermador hashtags.
Our KBtribechat questions:

Q1: IBS is showcasing the latest product innovations and trends from leading kitchen and bath brands. What are the top new products that you are most excited for at #IBS2019?

Q2: Innovation is top of mind at #IBS2019. Which innovative products are capturing your attention?

Q3: What products are specifically designed for compact spaces?

Q4: Technology is transforming the heart of the home. What tech trends are you seeing in the kitchen at #IBS2019?

Q5: What sleek product designs are on your mind #IBS2019?

Q6: What is your favorite luxury appliance you are seeing at #IBS2019?

Q7: Which products at #IBS2019 highlight personalization?

We cannot wait to #KBTribechat with you:
Wednesday, February 20
11:00a.m. until noon at IBS 2019
Thermador KBTribechat 
booth C3830

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January 16 at #KBtribechat – Design Crush Kitchens

A design discussion

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This week we are pinning to our group board Kitchens. Let us know if you’d like to be added to this board!

Our KBtribechat Questions: 

1.) Is aesthetic beauty the main reason for your design crush on a kitchen?: Explain!

2.) Sometimes the whole is more than the sum of the parts. Please share images of kitchens you LOVE and tell us why you find them exciting!

3.) How does appliance choice affect our reaction to a kitchen?

4.) How do you go about choosing color for the kitchen? Do “colors of the year” affect your choices? What colors do you find spectacular for kitchens?

5.) Mixing metal details is a fun way to add excitement to a space. Do you like this concept? Why? Share images of kitchens that do a good job including mixed metals!

6.) Can designing for health and sustainability also be a trophy kitchen? Explain!

7.) Sometimes we find ourselves crushing on the details. What kitchen organizers, storage solutions, decorative hardware, lighting or tech have delighted you?

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December 12 at #KBtribechat – Holiday Kitchens!

A Twitter discussion
Sponsored and Hosted by GE Appliances
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Photos by Carley Page Summers

The kitchen is the heart of the home especially during this time of the year. From favorite family recipes to holiday kitchen decor we’re getting in the spirit during our Holiday Kitchen Twitter Chat hosted by GE Appliances. Join us on 12/12 at 2 pm ET and get ready to talk cookies.
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Our KBtribechat questions:

Q: What appliance gets the most use out of your house during the holiday season?

Q: How do you decorate your kitchens for the holiday?

Q: How will you use tech this season to help in holiday cooking?

Q: What tips for easy entertaining do you have?

Q: Cheers to the holiday! What’s your go-to cocktail?

Q: What’s your favorite cookie to bake or receive?

Q: What recipe best represents your family traditions?

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August 15 at #KBtribechat – Peace of Mind Solutions for Health

A kitchen design discussion

Hosted by Toni Sabatino

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“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.

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My KBtribechat questions: 

What kind of design image does the term wellness inspire in the kitchen?
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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
kitchen?

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