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Kitchen Design Trends – A Mid-Year Review

Sponsored and Hosted by Bertazzoni

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The kitchen is the heart of the home, and for six generations, Bertazzoni has believed exactly that. 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 in their creation of complete kitchen suites. Above all, the company’s deep passion for design has inspired owners to achieve their goal in creating a kitchen that meets their distinct lifestyle needs.

Whether a kitchen ambiance is modern traditional, contemporary country, or mid-century modern, Bertazzoni is fascinated by how homeowners integrate the brand’s authentic, Italian appliances into their unique kitchen designs. During this KBtribechat, Bertazzoni will take a look at the top kitchen trends that have transcended in the North American markets and the impact they have in consumers’ homes.

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Our KBtribechat Questions:

1.) While many style trends come and go, some remain timeless. What do you believe are the top kitchens trends that are here to stay?

2.) What is your preference when it comes to kitchen design? Bright and minimalistic OR bold and dramatic?

3.) What are some unique ways that designers and homeowners can feature unexpected accents of color into their kitchen? Appliance selection? Cabinet finish? Share your favorite photos!

4.) Best tips for homeowners designing a kitchen with a small footprint? Name your top, small-space solution ideas.

5.) Great kitchen design is the perfect fusion of style and functionality. What is the best advice you can give designers who need to tailor their designs to meet the needs and style preferences of their clients?

6.) How can homeowners showcase their character while also maintaining a timeless kitchen style?

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Trends in Surface Materials + Color for 2019

Sponsored and hosted by The International Surface Event (TISE):

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Want to know what the experts are forecasting as trends for surfaces and color for 2019? Join during our #KBTribeChat hour as we take you on a journey of the four prominent themes arising in 2019, share just some of the flooring, stone and tile #TISE2019 brands who can help you achieve these looks, and offer color tips to enhance the overall design. Share your thoughts and your ideas!  

We also invite you to join us at in person @TISEevents this January 23-25, 2019 for a sensory experience. These four themes will be brought to life LIVE on the design stage at The DISH, as our international trends forecasting team Scarlet Opus infuses their concepts into a beautifully designed sensory space. Plus, a trend forecaster from their firm will be on-hand offering deeper insights into these themes and your next project. In addition, Scarlet Opus, has produced the 2019 Trends Audio Tour. After soaking in the trends at The DISH, take a walk across the floor as the audio tour guides you to view the curated exhibitors and their products on the exhibit hall floor. 

OH, and as a special thank you to all the #KBtribechat participants, we are offering you a Complimentary 2019 Trends Audio Tour! Use promo code TOUR1 when registering for TISE 2019 to receive this special offer. www.intlsurfaceevent.com/kbtribechat 

The International Surface Event (TISE): SURFACES | StonExpo/Marmomac | TileExpo is the largest North American event serving industry professionals who purchase, specify, or source flooring, stone, or tile products. To learn more on these topics from today and to see the products and services first-hand, register today to attend #TISE2019 this January in Las Vegas.  

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Discussion Questions

1a. Trend #1 is curious | stimulating | sensory | vitalizing| sustainable. How do you mix science and technology with nature in your designs?

1b.    What surfaces do you think can achieve the balance of technology and nature? What colors come to mind?

2a. Trend #2 is primitive | meaningful | reflective | rural | balanced. How do you bring peace to your designs? 

2b.    How would you achieve a rural, yet peaceful aesthetic using surface materials and color?

3a. Trend #3 is luxury | refined style | understated glamour | heritage. What does it look like to blend futuristic styling and maturity in a design?

3b.    What surfaces and colors do you think can achieve a refined, mature, luxurious design?

4a. Trend #4 is bold | diverse | cultural | self-expressive | free. How would you achieve a multi-cultured, multi-colored design?

4b.   In being bold. Would you put color and pattern in the surface materials, the paint, or other parts of the design?

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from 2 to 3pm EST

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*Not applicable for already registered or NEM registrants. Discount is valid thru 1/21/19.  

 

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August 22 at #KBtribechat – Kitchen Design Trends

A mid-year review

Sponsored and Hosted by GE Appliances

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This is Cafe.

From mixed metals to new matte finishes we’re discussing the materials and styles that are on trend in kitchen design. Join us for a Twitter Chat hosted by GE Appliances on Wednesday, August 22 at 2 pm ET to discuss your favorite looks in the kitchen.

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Another beautiful Café kitchen.

Our KBtribechat questions: 

1. What finishes or materials are trending in kitchen design?

2. What is the biggest design request you hear from people who are remodeling their kitchen?

3. How has the rise of open floor plans affected kitchen design?

4. What do you believe drives appliance choices? Design or Tech?

5. Do you believe in mixing and matching finishes, why or why not?

6. What finish or design element do you wish existed out there for appliances?

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Black Café appliances, yes please!

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June 21st at #KBtribechat – What’s Trending in Kitchen Design?

A design discussion

Sponsored and Hosted by Element Designs.

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Eurocraft Cabinetry

 

Contemporary trends have grown from a very small segment of the kitchen industry, to the second most popular design preference. As a leading supplier of aluminum, glass and acrylic cabinet doors (and surfacing materials) to kitchen manufacturers across North America, Element Designs has witnessed this transformation first-hand.

Historically, design trends have always started in Europe and gradually made their way to North America over the course of a few years. Now, with the magnitude and speed of technology, design trends make their way to most markets often in just a few weeks. Staying on top of design trends is important to everyone in the industry, but it is especially crucial to our customers.

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Wellborn Cabinet’s new Aspire frameless line

 

Let’s talk about kitchen trends!

Our KBtribechat questions:

1.  The contemporary design trend is here to stay. What design elements are essential in today’s contemporary kitchen designs?

2.  What trends do you expect to have longevity?

3.  Is white forever? Or is gray the new white? What colors are trending?

4.  How have metals redefined kitchens this year?

5.  We love to see how materials can be combined to create unique designs. What are some of your favorite ways to combine materials and finishes?

6.  What is the best “on trend” kitchen you’ve seen? (let’s see pictures!)

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Personalization in the Kitchen

At the Architectural Digest Home Design Show, Thermador – the luxury appliance brand that offers real innovations for real cooks – is showing its solutions for ultimate kitchen personalization and demonstrating how its innovative built-in modular refrigeration and cooking products address every design, cooking, and entertaining style desired by culinary enthusiasts.

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When it comes to designing a kitchen, no longer is it a question of “Do you cook?” or “What is your style?” Rather, the question is becoming: “How and what do you cook, and what elements of design and performance best suit your lifestyle?”

Personalization is growing in importance as more activity takes place in the kitchen, with family and friends becoming active participants in the meal preparation. The cooking experience is now an integral part of any gathering, and culinary enthusiasts want their home to feature a ‘kitchen theater’ designed in a way that enables them to welcome more cooks in the kitchen and put on their best cooking performance. This often means larger spaces, multiple cooking appliances and thoughtful layout that places the appliances in locations that are most useful to the cook.

Thermador is a leader in personalization, offering innovative cooking and cooling appliances that address nearly every design and cooking style. For example, there are now more choices for the cooking surface with the recent launch of the Professional Grill feature for rangetops and ranges, and beginning in June 2015, Thermador will offer the only range and rangetop that can be installed with zero clearance against a combustible wall – the new 30” Five-Burner Pro Rangetop and 30” Five Burner Pro Harmony® Range. Thermador also originated the concept of built-in modular refrigeration with the Freedom® Collection line of refrigeration, freezer and wine columns, and made it possible to break up the traditional side-by-side installation to virtually any configuration a culinary enthusiast wants.

The return of the pioneering, industry-leading One-Two-Free® promotion provides outstanding value when welcoming Thermador into the home, featuring savings of up to $6,097. Those who purchase any Thermador range, or any cooktop plus any oven, qualify to receive a free dishwasher. Embracing personalization, this year Thermador offers more choices for free appliances when refrigeration is added to a One-Two-Free® package. Culinary enthusiasts may now choose from an array of appliances that best suit their personal cooking and entertaining style, such as: a free MicroDrawer® Microwave, a second free dishwasher, free ventilation or they may receive a 50 percent discount on a Built-In Steam and Convection Oven.

To begin planning the ultimate kitchen, visit Thermador.com and browse through the dazzling collection of innovative and powerful appliances that allow real cooks to shine in the kitchen.

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Thermador is sponsoring and hosting #KBTribeChat on March 25

to discuss kitchen design and take a look back at the 2015 Architectural Digest Home Design Show.

Join us on Twitter from 11am-12pm PT/2pm-3pm ET

by adding #KBTribeChat to your tweets!

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Here are the discussion questions:
Q1) What trends were featured at the Architectural Digest Home Design Show that you are most excited about?
Q2) Are there any design details from the Architectural Digest Home Design Show already being used in your current projects? Share photos!
Q3) Thermador originated the built-in modular refrigeration concept. Do you see more clients separating fresh food and freezer?
Q4) Are you seeing a change in the way home owners utilize appliances inside the home?
Q5) What innovations did you see the Architectural Digest Home Design Show that will inspire your designs?
Q6) Thermador has unveiled solutions for ultimate personalization this year. How do you design for the unique needs of clients?

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Clarifying the Trends

A kitchen and bath industry design discussion!

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Q1) Are your clients looking for something their neighbors and friends don’t have yet? If so how do you give it to them?

Q2) Is black the new white for trophy kitchens? We’ve seen this reported a lot lately. What about gray?

According to Forbes, Christopher Peacock (luxury cabinet brand) and Newell Turner (the editorial director of Hearst Design Group) say that the open kitchen is going out of fashion. ““The wall has gone back up because nobody really wants to live in the kitchen all of the time,” Turner says. In its place he is starting to see kitchens that include some of the elements of the open kitchen, such as seating, or even fireplaces, but that return to the enclosed space it once was.”

Q3) Is the open plan kitchen is on it’s way out?

Unfinished business from last week’s #KBtribechat discussion:

Q4) True or False – There are differences between generations in what they want for their kitchens and bathrooms and how they shop for them. Please explain your view.

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#ICFF 2014 #KBTRIBECHAT Follow-Up

Franke Luxury Products is sponsoring and hosting #KBTRIBECHAT as a follow-up to the 26th annual International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF), taking place May 17-20, 2014 at New York City’s Jacob K. Javits Convention Center.

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Franke’s Social Media Manager, Krista Rivers comments, ‘I’m anxious to hear what the industry is saying post ICFF 2014. With over 600 high profile, exhibitors at the show it is important for kbtribe to hear what caught the attention of the attendees – whether it be designers, architects, other brands or luxury homeowners.

Follow along on Franke’s ICFF Pinterest board, where a compilation of photos from the Fair are shared.

The questions to be addressed during the chat are the following:

• What exciting, new products did you find at ICFF?
• What booths were the best?
• What trends did you see?
• Did any ‘GREEN’ products catch your attention? If so, which ones?
• If you attended ICFF this year, will you attend again in 2015?

 

Join us on Twitter –  Wednesday, May 21st, from 2 to 3pm eastern time by adding #KBtribechat to your tweets!

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About Franke:
Franke is the world’s largest manufacturer of kitchen sinks and is a privately held company specializing in the design and engineering of luxury systems for the management of air, water and waste. With sales of $2+ billion, the Switzerland-based Franke Group is also the global market leader in Foodservice Systems; manufactures Washroom and Beverage systems; and conducts industrial engineering operations at 66 companies in 40 countries. Franke Kitchen Systems product lines are marketed in North America by Franke Luxury Products Group. For more information visit http://www.frankeksd.com/ or call 1-800-626-5771.

 

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