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June 23 at #KBtribechat – Updating Existing Kitchens and Baths

Insights from industry pros on updates that make a big impact!

Our KBtribechat questions:

1.) What are your mini-remodeling tips for updating existing kitchens?

2.) What kitchen updates can be done in a day?

3.) What if the kitchen is very old and outdated?

4.) How can existing bathrooms be updated with mini-makeovers?

5.) What bathroom updates can be done in a day?

6.) When is it worth saving your money for a major kitchen or bathroom remodel?

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June 9 at #KBtribechat – Details That Matter

A design discussion!

Our KBtribechat discussion questions:

1.) Is there a no decorative cabinet hardware trend happening now for contemporary styles? What are your favorite ways of accomplishing this look?

2.) What are your favorite decorative cabinet hardware styles and finishes for face frame cabinetry? Share pics!

3.) Do you prefer knobs or pulls or a combination? Explain!

4.) How can tile be used to add pizzaz to the room?

5.) What about lighting? Share eye-catching ways light fixtures can add excitement to the room!

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

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

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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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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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4/28 at #KBtribechat – How to Add Interest with Color

A design discussion

Sponsored and Hosted by Whirlpool Corporation

Whirlpool Corporation to Explore the Transformative Effect of Color During KBTribeChat

Color has the power to evoke emotions and can set the tone in a space. It can inspire cozy and calm vibes, or offer a bright and energetic aesthetic. It can even alter the way rooms feel, making them appear more spacious or more intimate.

Consumers who have spent more time in their homes over the last year are prioritizing their surroundings and have expressed a desire for personalization. Color is an ideal customization tool that allows people to transform a home and make it their own. However, color trends come and go, and there are a myriad of ways to introduce color in the home — some better than others.

Join Whirlpool Corporation (@WhirlpoolCorp) on Wednesday, April 28, as the company hosts a KBTribeChat on ways to add interest in the home with color.

Whirlpool Corporation, the world’s leading kitchen and laundry appliance company, designs appliance solutions that offer ways to introduce various colors and finishes to enhance the aesthetics of a space. The Whirlpool Corporation brand portfolio has been thoughtfully designed to help building industry professionals meet the needs and wants of today’s home buyers, whether they’re looking for a small pop of color or a timeless stainless steel appliance.

Save the date for 2 p.m. ET Wednesday, April 28 as Whirlpool Corporation plays host to a discussion on incorporating color into the home.

Preview our chat questions:
1.) How are home color trends expected to evolve post-pandemic?
2.) What are some of today’s home design trends, and what role does color play in those?
3.) When it comes to home appliances, which colors and finishes do homeowners tend to want most and why?
4.) What are some unique ways to incorporate color into a space?
5.) What colors can we expect to see more of throughout kitchens in 2021 and beyond?

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April 14 at #KBtribechat – How can design help keep us organized?

A design discussion!

Our KBtribechat questions:

Kitchens –

1.) What storage solutions do you recommend to keep kitchens organized?

2.) What advice do you have for organizing the kitchen to keep it easy to use and looking it’s best?

The Pantry –

3.) What are your top tips for designing organized pantry storage?

Bathrooms –

4.) How can we keep clutter out of the bathroom? Share your favorite tips and storage solutions for designing organized and stylish bathrooms!

Closets –

5.) What are your go to design tips to help keep closets clutter free and organized?

The Laundry Room –

6.) How can the design of the laundry room help keep the room organized and looking it’s best?

Drop Zones –

7.) The drop zone is always a challenge to keep clutter free and organized. Where do you like to place the drop zone in the home?  Share your design tips to keep this area beautiful and mess free!

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Our March 24 #KBtribechat is all about Designing for Pets!

Our KBtribechat discussion questions:

1.)  Do clients ask for specific pet considerations? Is asking about pet needs part of your pre-design interview?

2.) What flooring works best for homes with pets?

3.) Do you like to build in pet feeding stations for food and water? Share pictures and ideas!

4.) What are your go to storage solutions for supplies like pet food and treats?  Leashes, toys and grooming items?

5.) Speaking of grooming, share great pet bathing stations you like!  What rooms are best for this feature?

6.)  What solutions do you have for litter boxes?

7.) Have you designed in a built in area for pets to hang out and nap? Share pictures of pet bed ideas you like!

8.) Have you designed in fish tanks? Share good ideas!

9.) What tips do you have for pet friendly fabrics and furnishings?

10.) Have any other pet friendly design ideas for the home?

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3/10 at #KBtribechat – Classic Kitchens & Baths

A design discussion!

Our KBtribechat discussion questions (all apply to both kitchens and bathrooms):

1.) What cabinet and millwork elements help create a classic look? Door style? Decorative hardware? Moldings? Features?

Share pictures of classic kitchens and baths you love!

2.) Is traditional another term for classic? Please explain.

3.) What materials, details and finishes are considered classic? countertops, backsplashes, appliances and plumbing fixtures

4.) How can we add a classic touch with lighting?

5.) Is classic a timeless style? Why or why not?

6.) Are certain colors or color combinations classic? Please share your favorites!

7.) What other advice do you have for creating a classic look?

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February 24 at #KBtribechat – Why Tile

Sponsored and Hosted by Coverings

Following National Tile Day on February 23, Coverings is excited to host a KBtribechat session on February 24 to continue the discussion about the benefits and use of ceramic tile for specific applications. Ceramic tile is one of the most versatile surface materials and innovative design options, with many available shapes, sizes, patterns, colors, and finishes. Not only is tile beautiful, but it is also one of the healthiest and most hygienic choices available, being naturally resistant to bacteria, dust and other harmful pollutants. It is low-maintenance and easy to clean, with superior performance in kitchens, baths and any specified location. Unlike many other surface options, ceramic tile offers sustainability benefits including being energy efficient and recyclable. Slip- and fire-resistant, tile provides uncompromising safety without sacrificing style.

Coverings is the preeminent event for the ceramic tile and natural stone industry in North America. Only at Coverings can kitchen and bath professionals, architects, designers, installers, retailers, distributors, fabricators, contractors, and many others from across the world experience the full benefits of tile, trending products, beautiful vignettes, and robust educational programs at no cost.

Coverings 2021 will take place July 7-9, 2021, in the North Hall of the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida. Learn more and register at coverings.com.

For more tile information and inspiration, visit whytile.com.

The February 24 Coverings’ #KBtribechat Questions:

Q1: Did you attend Coverings Connected on #NationalTileDay yesterday, February 23? If so, what was your favorite session, and why?
Q2: What tile trends for 2021 do you anticipate as being most requested among your clients and customers?
Q3: Creating a hygienic environment is more important than ever. How do you educate your clients or customers about all the healthy and hygienic benefits of ceramic tile? #WhyTile
Q4: Twitter poll: What benefits of tile have been most common for your designs, sales and installations in the last year, and why? #WhyTile

Durability
Sustainability
Health & Hygiene
Cost-Efficiency

Q5: Given ceramic tile is available in a variety of shapes and sizes, offering limitless design and installation possibilities, what tile shapes, combinations or patterns do you specify, install or sell the most?
Q6: Aside from its beauty and durability, what are some of the lesser-known benefits that make ceramic tile the smart choice for residential and commercial uses? #WhyTile
Q7: How has COVID-19 affected your business in 2020, and how are you addressing these challenges for 2021?
Q8: Show us the tile or stone project you are most proud of! Go!
Q9: Twitter poll: #Coverings2021 will take place July 7-9 in Orlando, Florida. What are you most looking forward to at this year’s show, and why?

No-Cost Education & CEUs
New Products & Trends
Live Installation Demos
Networking

Q10: Fun Trivia: Where can you see life-size mosaic murals made of ceramic tile, pieces of glass, and bits of gold and silver, depicting the story of “Cinderella?”

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February 17 at #KBtribechat – A KBIS / IBS Recap

KBtribe share highlights from Design & Construction week!

Our KBtribechat Questions:

Exhibitors, you are invited! Because both of the shows booth experiences ended up being limited this year, we’d love to hear from you.

1.  What new, exciting products did you discover last week at KBIS and IBS 2021?


2.  What product innovations did you see at KBIS and IBS and what do you think we’ll be seeing more of this year?


3.  What trends did you spot? What do you predict is here to stay? Share pics!


4. What were your favorite sightings of color? Any specific color trends from the shows?


5. What were your favorite finishes or finish combinations?

6. What insights did you get from the VFTI education and other sessions that we should bring to #KBtribechat?

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