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October 11 at #KBtribechat – The “Not So Ordinary” Kitchen: Fresh Takes on Timeless Style

A design discussion!

Sponsored and Hosted by Elmira Stove Works.

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They say there’s nothing new under the sun. Certain styles or trends always come around again in some form. We’ve seen this play out in fashion recently with the resurgence of 90s era clothing and hairstyles. The same can be said of kitchen styles. While stainless steel appliances remain popular, there has been a move towards incorporating more character into the kitchen through appliances and finishing touches that give a nod to the past while still appearing fresh and current.

Available in traditional “retro” colors along with custom options, vintage-inspired appliances are surprisingly versatile and can complement just about any design idea and style preference. Brightly-hued options are ideal for adding a bold pop of color to space while softer, more subdued shades create a subtler, more refined look. Either way, these fun (and functional) appliances, when paired with other kitchen elements, can deliver the perfect recipe for statement-making style.

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Adding an element of nostalgia to a new or remodeled kitchen is just one example of the many ways to create designs that earn high marks for both style and substance.
Let’s start a dialogue about updating the kitchen in new, fun and unexpected ways!

Our KBtribechat discussion questions:

Q1: Kitchen design is trending toward more color & softer lines. Where do you see this trend going? Is it here to stay?

Q2: Are designers getting more creative and bolder in the use of “non-standard” appliances and colors? Let’s see photos!

Q3: How can designers help homeowners add color to their kitchens and appliances, and feel comfortable doing so? Explain!

Q4: Do you prefer “neutral with a pop of color” or “bold color with neutral accents”? Share images.

Q5: Show us your favorite ‘vintage with a modern twist’ kitchen design.

Q6: What interesting ways have you seen retro appliances incorporated into kitchens? Photos, please!

Q7: If you could build your dream kitchen, what would it look like?

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on Wednesday, October 11

from 2 to 3pm eastern time

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Progressive #KBtribechat at #KBIS2017 in Orlando

KBIS Checklist:

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• Get ready for Progressive KBtribechat chat Jan. 10th!

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The countdown to KBIS 2017 is on and once again we’ll be hosting an exciting progressive KBtribechat right from the show floor! Join the KBIS 2017 team on January 10th at 2:00pm to chat about everything from technology-driven style to exciting hardware finishes and water-saving design!

We have some new faces joining us this year. We know you won’t want to miss hearing from Signature Kitchen Suite, Emtek Assa-Abloy and TOTO!

The chat will get started at 2:00 pm on the dot in the Signature Kitchen Suite booth (#W309), move along to the Emtek booth at 2:20 pm (W1311) and finish at the TOTO booth at 2:40 pm (W1329). For those of you who can’t join in person, make sure you’re following the hashtags #KBtribechat and #KBIS2017 on Twitter and Instagram. See you there, tribe!

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Here are the questions:

Q1: How does technology help YOU in the kitchen? Cleaning? Cooking guidance? What’s your priority?

Q2: How do think tech integration with kitchen appliances is impacting consumer choices? Is there a new level in luxury?

LIVE TWEETERS: Snap your favorite @SKSHome products now & share! Feel free to post to Instagram as well!

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Q3: Brass has seen a hike in popularity. What are some surprising ways you’ve seen this metal make a comeback?

Q4: Split styles/ finishes are becoming more popular. How important to you is the ability to mix & match hardware?

LIVE TWEETERS: Snap your favorite @Emtek_assaabloy products now! Share on Instagram too!

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Q5: More than function, the plumbing category has seen a burst of sophistication. How is style changing products?

Q6. Water conservation is top of mind in bath fixture design. Has this shift impacted which products you specify?

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

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

Special thanks to our 2017 Progressive KBtribechat sponsors: @SKSHome, @Emtek_assaabloy, and @TOTOUSA!

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Holidays Made Easy -Appliance Solutions

Sponsored and Hosted by GE Appliances.

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Hosting over the holidays can be equal parts stressful and enjoyable. Join GE Appliances on Wednesday, November 23 at 2 pm for a discussion on how your appliances can lend a helpful hand during the holidays. From a water pitcher that fills itself to an oven that automatically selects the perfect temp for your turkey, we’ll share kitchen solutions for taking the stress out of your holiday hosting.

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Our KBtribechat questions:

– What appliance do you wish you had two of in your home during holiday season?

– When do you start the food prep for your holiday party? Any good tips to share?

– How do you use technology to assist with holiday entertaining or cooking?

– From cooking to cleaning, what obstacles do you run into every year around the holiday entertaining and what solutions have you found?

– If you could have one new appliance feature during the holidays what would it be?

– The last minute store run. What do you always forget to buy for holiday parties?

– Let’s talk turkey. The key to a great turkey is…

– What tips do you have for handling post-dinner dishes?

– What’s your go-to holiday recipe? Share your cooking tips.

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on Wednesday, November 23

from 2 to 3pm eastern time

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Thank Us Later – A Culinary Discussion Around Thanksgiving!

Thanksgiving is one of the most stressful times of the year – and that’s not just because the whole family’s under one roof. Planning for and cooking a large meal is a major undertaking. Coordination, preparation, timing and the proper tools are everything, whether you’re hosting two or 20.

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For our November 16 KBTribeChat, Whirlpool Corporation and KitchenAid will co-host a culinary discussion around Thanksgiving to help prepare you for the big day!

 When it comes to hosting and entertaining, time is the most valuable resource.

Whirlpool Corporation, the world’s leading manufacturer of major home appliances, is committed to designing appliances and innovative solutions that help homeowners make the most of every minute and focus on what matters most – spending time with family and friends.

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One way to ensure your Thanksgiving dinner preparations are as easy as possible is to get appliances that match your kitchen layout and meet your cooking needs. With chef-inspired design, smart features and impressive performance, KitchenAid appliances were created for those who live to cook and create.

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Let’s cook up some conversation around Thanksgiving!

Our KBTribeChat questions:

Q1: What kitchen appliance features help you prepare the perfect Thanksgiving meal?

Q2. What’s the best type of kitchen layout for interacting with guests?

Q3: How do you find space for cooking and storing multiple dishes?

Q4. Quick cleaning solutions? Go!

Q5. Where do you find Thanksgiving recipe inspiration?

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Connected Kitchens Cooking Up a Storm!

Tech is on the menu in the heart of the home! Connected kitchens are bringing a new layer of food intelligence to help people eat and live better. In fact, smart home technology in the kitchen is changing the way we acquire, prep and cook food.

Join Whirlpool Corporation and Jenn-Air as they sponsor and host the August 17th KBTribeChat on the connected kitchen!

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Whirlpool Corporation, the world’s leading manufacturer of major home appliances, has taken a leading role in introducing innovative connected appliances. Whirlpool Corporation studies the cultures, behaviors and needs of people of all ages around the world, and is responsible for creating products with purposeful technology.

Whirlpool Corporation’s purposeful connectivity anticipate the needs of consumers and their families and activates meaningful shortcuts and solutions so users can get back to what matters most.

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Whirlpool Corporation markets luxury appliance maker Jenn-Air.  Jenn-Air brand is committed to bringing cutting-edge technology into the kitchen. The brand continually explores how design, innovation and technology are intersecting to create greater connectivity in our lives. Through its new partnership with Innit, Jenn-Air plans to deliver another layer of intelligence to the kitchen, helping consumers achieve breakthrough levels of convenience, flavor and healthy cooking.

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On August 17, let’s stir up some conversation about this connected revolution.

Our KBTribeChat questions:

Q1. What “smart” technologies are trending in the kitchen?

Q2. What can connected kitchens bring in terms of functionality and convenience?

Q3. How does connectivity influence kitchen design?

Q4. How is connectivity changing home cooking?

Q5. What will be the most important element of the connected kitchen of the future?

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100 Years of Innovation, and More to Come

In 1916, the American home – and kitchen – looked vastly different. It was in this year, William E. Cranston founded Thermador, the luxury appliance brand that offers real innovations for real cooks. At this year’s Architectural Digest Design Show at booth #393, the brand is celebrating its milestone 100th anniversary and showcasing innovative new products and solutions for ultimate kitchen personalization.

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In July, Thermador will continue its heritage of innovation by introducing a new category of its iconic cooking appliances: two 60” Pro Grand® Ranges that offer more ways to personalize the cooking experience than any other professional-style gas range of this size. The 60” Pro Grand® Ranges enable culinary enthusiasts to personalize the features of the range around their unique style of cooking. Each gas range is equipped with six patented Star® Burners, including four that offer the ExtraLow® simmering feature and a 22,000 BTUs Power Burner. Beyond that culinary enthusiasts may select various combinations of cooking on the surface and interior of the appliance – including the choice of two side-by-side convection ovens that offer the most oven capacity of any 60” range on the market.

Additionally, as culinary enthusiasts continue to desire an array of appliances that enable personalization in entertaining zones throughout the home, Thermador is introducing new additions to its built-in, fully customizable Freedom® Collection Culinary Preservation line: the Wine Reserve Refrigerator and Double Drawer Refrigerator. These new additions are an ideal complement to Thermador built-in refrigerators, offering more ways to create a custom culinary preservation configuration anywhere in the home.

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As personalization continues to take hold, unique details, colors and materials in design continue to be incorporated into home design. This is especially true for culinary enthusiasts and ultimate entertainers, who desire a complete and effortless entertaining experience anywhere in the home. Thermador continues to be a leader in providing an amazing array of design possibilities with its Culinary Preservation Centers, and at this year’s show is showcasing inspiring ways to get creative with materials, color and textures to transform highly customized refrigeration configurations into a functional work of art for the home.
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For more information about the new Thermador appliances and details on how Thermador is celebrating its centennial, visit the Thermador website.

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Thermador is sponsoring and hosting KBTribeChat on March 23, to discuss kitchen design and take a look back at the 2016 Architectural Digest Design Show.

Join us on Twitter from 11am-12pm PT/2pm-3pm ET by adding #KBTribeChat to your tweets!

Here are the discussion questions:

• What trends were featured at @ADHomeDesign that you are most excited about?

• Personalization continues to be important – what unique design details are your clients requesting? Share photos!

• Thermador showed customizable Culinary Preservation Centers: besides the kitchen where else do clients want refrigeration?

• When designing for someone who loves to entertain, what appliance is typically the most important/first to be selected?

• Thermador turned 100 this year: in the last century what do you think is the most important innovation in kitchen design?

• What appliances/conveniences do your clients desire in other rooms, such as the master suite, media room or guest room?

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Adding Color to Kitchens

A design discussion sponsored and hosted by Elmira Stove Works.

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To color or not? That is the question. It is an age-old query in the design industry that receives varied responses from consumers to designers to builders. Benjamin Moore recently declared ͞Simply White as its Color of the Year for 2016 while Pantone provided a plethora of vivid tones for spring 2016 and announced pastel-toned Rose Quartz and Serenity as its Colors of the Year. It is no wonder the battle between color and neutrals is never ending. The questions provided below are designed to start a dialogue to determine where the kitchen industry stands currently, so we can predict, or perhaps just contemplate, where upcoming design trends may take us. Enjoy!

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Q1: What is your favorite kitchen color scheme? What color palette would you choose for your dream kitchen?

Q2: Have you seen or noticed an impressive kitchen project recently? Tweet the photo & tag the designer / product manufacturers!

Q3: What was your favorite ͞wow factor of a past kitchen project? A custom colored appliance? A bold accent to a neutral kitchen? Let us know!

Q4: In your experience, what color, pattern and design rules are worth following when planning a kitchen?

Q5: Beyond color, how do you work shapes, curves and lines into a kitchen layout? Do you prefer linear or non-linear…or a mixture?

Q6: In 5 years, do you see kitchen trends more color saturated or veering toward achromatic palettes with subtle color included?

Join this Twitter Chat discussion

on Wednesday, January 13

from 2 to 3pm eastern time

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If you will be attending KBIS 2016 next week, we would love to continue the conversation at the Elmira Stove Works Booth #N383 and show you our retro and antique kitchen appliances, including the new Northstar Model 1947 36-inch six-burner range.

Also, on Thursday, January 21 at 1 p.m., we will be hosting a giveaway drawing for the chance to win an Apple Watch!

We hope to see you there!

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