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August 25 at #KBtribechat – Kitchens Designed for Healthy Living

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?

Q7.) How can we reduce waste in the kitchen?

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August 11 at #KBtribechat – Kitchen Design: a mid-year review

This gorgeous, on-trend, contemporary kitchen features Crossville porcelain slab counters and walls in unpolished State of Grace, a Bertazzoni dual-fuel range and hood, Northern Contours high-gloss Acrylic cabinet doors and Franke stainless steel sinks + chef faucets.

Our discussion questions:

Minimalist, Timeless, Modern. What look do you see in today’s kitchens?

What materials are you seeing used in kitchen design?

 How are people customizing their kitchens?

How has technology impacted the look and feel of a kitchen?

What functional/practical trends are customers asking for in their design?

What’s desired today for kitchen lighting?

What overall looks are currently trending for kitchens? Share pics!

Another view – the pantry adds interest to the room with Element Designs stainless steel and back painted glass cabinet doors.

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The bar, featuring a Zephyr Presrv™ French Door Wine & Beverage Cooler, sits across the room from the kitchen, echoing the pantry design with additional Element Designs stainless steel and back painted glass doors on the upper cabinetry. Crossville porcelain slab counters and Northern Contours high-gloss acrylic cabinet doors on the base also connect this element with the kitchen.

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5/12 at #KBtribechat – KBtribe weigh-in on desirable kitchen features

A design discussion!

Our KBtribechat questions:

1.) As influencers in the kitchen and bath industry, what are you recommending regarding the open plan concept with a kitchen island?

2.) What about kitchen countertops? What is your current thinking on desirable countertop materials and looks?

3.) Backsplashes have become spectacular. What looks are gaining traction?

4.) As trendsetters, what major kitchen appliance looks and features are must haves?

5.) What flooring looks and materials are in demand?

6.) How are you adding color to kitchens?

7.) Are you still mixing and matching metals? What works?

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February 10 at #KBtribechat – An Industry Spotlight

Sponsored and Hosted by Signature Kitchen Suite and Rev-A-Shelf.

Here’s are the links to view the Pinterest Boards compiled from this KBtribechat discussion:

Signature Kitchen Suite’s Industry Spotlight Board

Rev-A-Shelf’s Industry Spotlight Board

We would normally be getting together in person this time of the year, going from booth to booth to see the latest from top brands at KBIS. The inspiration must be found virtually this year. Next Wednesday at 2pm eastern, KBtribechat will bring you the latest innovations from Signature Kitchen Suite and Rev-A-Shelf.

The Signature Kitchen Suite Questions:

Q1. Home cooking and experimenting in the kitchen has increased significantly in the past year. Which versatile cooking method would you say you’re seeing used the most?

Q2. What are some key reasons for including undercounter refrigeration in home design?

Q3. Speaking of wine refrigeration, what are you expecting to trend in 2021 when it comes to wine storage?

Q4. Just for fun: what is the most important piece in a full kitchen suite? What appliance do you pick first when it comes to kitchen design?

The Rev-A-Shelf Questions:

Q1. Let’s address the elephant in the room. How has COVID changed K+B design?

Q2. Moving on to a better year and brighter homes. Do you spec undercabinet light last? Why or why not?

Q3. The multipurpose room is in demand. What specialized rooms are you designing? What storage needs are you specifying or in need of?

Q4. Many of us have tackled the process of cleaning up and editing our closets during this time at home. What are you seeing in closet design and smart storage ideas?

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February 3 at #KBtribechat – Spicing It Up with Design

A kitchen and bath industry Twitter discussion!

Our KBtribechat Questions:

1.) How do you add interest to kitchens in the design of the cabinetry?

2.) What tips do you have to create stunning bathroom cabinetry?

3.) How can we add pizzaz to kitchens and baths using color?

4.) Cabinet knobs and pulls are often called jewelry. How can our hardware choices add that special touch?

5.) Lighting can also be considered “jewelry” in a room. What lighting do you love for kitchens?

6.) What lighting do you love for bathrooms?

7.) How do you use fixture finishes to tie a design together? (sinks, faucets, trim, knobs/pulls, lighting, appliances)

8.) How can we add dynamism to kitchens and baths with our countertop, backsplash and flooring choices?

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January 13 at #KBtribechat – How to make the most of Kitchens!

Our KBtribechat questions:

1.) How do kitchen islands add to multifunctionality?

2.) Is having seating in the kitchen important? How does seating add to multifunctionality?

3.) How does an open plan add to the activity possibilities in the kitchen?

4.) How can we encourage gathering in the kitchen?

5.) How can smart technology help us increase our activity options in kitchens?

6.) What cabinetry ideas or storage solutions add multifunctionality to kitchens?

7.) How can multifunctional sinks and appliances help in the kitchen?

8.) How can we add grow your own options to kitchens?

9.) What tips do you have for adding laundry appliances to kitchens?

10.) What other tips do you have to blur the lines between kitchen function and family space?

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November 18 at #KBtribechat – Cooking in the Kitchen

An inspirational Twitter discussion

Sponsored and Hosted by GE Appliances

With the shutdown, more people are cooking at home than before. Join us for a KBtribechat on “Cooking in the Kitchen” on Wednesday, November 18 at 2 pm ET with GE Appliances, and get ready to share your holiday cooking plans.

Our KBtribechat questions:

  1. What is the one small appliance you use most to cook?
  2. What are your multitasking tips for cooking in the kitchen?
  3. How do you source your recipes? 
  4. What is your favorite oven feature?
  5. How do you use your microwave during the holidays?
  6. How will your holidays change this year due to COVID? Any new cooks in the kitchen?
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GE Pro Kitchen KBIS 2019, Las Vegas GE, Richard T. Anuszkiewicz Padgett and Company

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June 17 at #KBtribechat – Kitchen Design Trends, a mid-year review

Sponsored and Hosted by GE Appliances

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From Timeless to Minimalist, we’re talking about the latest in kitchen design trends on Wed, June 17 at 2 pm eastern.  Bring your favorite looks, layouts and ideas to the upcoming Twitter Chat hosted by GE Appliances.

 

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Our KBtribechat questions:

  1. Minimalist, Timeless, Modern. What look do you see in today’s kitchens?
  1. What materials are you seeing used in kitchen design?
  1.  How are people customizing their kitchens?
  1. How has technology impacted the look and feel of a kitchen?
  1. What functional/practical trend are customers asking for in their design?
  1. If you could start or reinforce one trend in kitchen design, what would it be?

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CAFE MULTI-DOOR REFRIGERATOR SHELF WITH COPPER ACCENTS

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May 20th at #KBtribechat – Gourmet Kitchens

A design discussion!

Sponsored and Hosted by GE Appliances

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Many people are taking on DIY projects and reimagining their homes during this lockdown period. If you’ve thought about upgrading your kitchen, join us for a Twitter Chat hosted by GE Appliances on Wed., May 20 at 2 pm ET. We’ll discuss design, finishes and features of gourmet kitchens.

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Our KBtribechat Questions:

  1. We’re spending more time at home than ever. If you could add one “gourmet” feature to your kitchen right now what would it be?

  1. What refrigerator configuration or design do you see most in high end kitchens?

  1. What appliance is the centerpiece of a gourmet kitchen?

  1. What materials or colors do you associate with gourmet kitchens?

  1. High end appliances often contain cutting edge technology. What technology do you expect to find in a gourmet kitchen?

  1. Time to share. What has been the most gourmet meal you’ve cooked since shutdown began (or just one you really enjoyed)?

Monogram Statement Kitchen with Brass Finish Hood

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Bertazzoni at KBIS 2020: Creating the Style-Harmonized Kitchen Suite

A design discussion

Sponsored and Hosted by Bertazzoni

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Over the span of three centuries, it has been Bertazzoni’s tradition to create masterfully engineered cooking appliances. The industry leader in style, Bertazzoni now offers complete kitchen suite design matching in its lineup of kitchen appliances in traditional, contemporary and classic styles, down to every detail, from controls to handles, oven windows and contours. At KBIS 2020, Bertazzoni highlighted its passion for style and commitment to best-in-class engineering, introducing new ways to provide homeowners and designers with the tools to create the kitchen spaces of their dreams.

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Each kitchen suite reflects a detail-focused obsession in style-matching, while displaying a commitment to Italian design and heritage. Taking inspiration from the tradition of exceptional engineering and craftsmanship in the history of its home region of Emilia Romagna, Bertazzoni is proud to bring the celebration of Italy’s iconic family and food culture into the kitchen.

In this week’s KBtribechat, Bertazzoni will discuss the creation of the style-centric, seamlessly integrated kitchen suite. Together, we’ll dive into the many ways to personalize the kitchen, from tailoring the space to the homeowner’s cooking style to building a distinct design style using decorative accessories. Tune in as we recap KBIS 2020 and discuss the benefits of style-harmonized kitchen design.

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Our KBtribechat questions:

Q1: When designing a kitchen space, which important details bring the space together? How do matching elements throughout the space contribute to the overall aesthetic? Share photos of your recent projects!

Q2: At KBIS 2020, Bertazzoni showcased appliance combinations that allow homeowners to create fully integrated kitchen suites. When designing a kitchen for performance, what are a few must-haves?

Q3: What are a few examples of elements designers and homeowners can add to personalize a space? Accessories in metallic finishes, custom light fixtures, or colorful cabinetry?

Q4: How can appliances, such as ranges or refrigerators, contribute to the quality of the cooking experience?

Q5: What are a few of your favorite innovations introduced at KBIS 2020? How do you envision these additions shaping the kitchen and bath industry?

Q6: What are your design predictions for 2020? Which current design trends are here to stay, and which will fall by the wayside?

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