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August 28 at #KBtribechat – Personalized Kitchens!

A design discussion

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Yard to table family kitchen with historic Alberene Soapstone counters from Polycor’s Virginia quarry, BlueStar pro-range, Zephyr ventilation hood, Franke fireclay farmhouse sink + chef faucet and Mariana Home light fixtures from Wilson Lighting.  Photo by Edward Caldwell Photography

Our KBtribechat Questions:

1.) How do diverse lifestyles influence kitchen design?  kitchens for families with children or without | with differing work schedules | with entertaining or hosting guests in mind

2.) What impact do healthy choices have on kitchen design? vegan | farm to table | grow your own food | kosher | gluten-free |plastics free

3.) How do travel experiences impact home kitchen expectations?

4.) How would you personalize a kitchen for a truly inspired chef?

5.) What features are needed to personalize a kitchen for professional entertaining? privacy | aromas | utility needs | social preferences

6.) Share unique personalization ideas for kitchens that nourish the user.

 

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August 7 at #KBtribechat – Connected Kitchens

A design discussion

Sponsored and Hosted by GE Appliances

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Technology is opening up a world of possibilities in the kitchen. Join us for a KBtribechat discussion on “Connected Kitchens” on Wednesday, August 7th at 2 pm ET with GE Appliances, and get ready to talk about how tech is making us better cooks and taking tasks off our to-do list.

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Our KBtribechat Questions: 

 

1. Do you think technology belongs in the kitchen? Why/why not?

2. What tech do you currently use to help you cook?

3. What voice assistant do you use in the kitchen and how do you use it?

4. In your kitchen, what appliance is the most “tech advanced” when it comes to features, what is the least?

5. In what ways does technology create peace of mind for you in the kitchen?

6. How does technology impact kitchen design?

7. Your turn to invent a feature or even a new appliance. What would create that doesn’t currently exist today?

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Our topic on July 31 at #KBtribechat: Clearing Away Clutter!

A design discussion!

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This beautiful kitchen features a Zephyr hood, BlueStar range and Polycor Soapstone.  Photo is by Edward Caldwell Photography.

Our KBtribechat questions:

1. ) Is decluttering different than re-organization or are they both part of the process of clearing away clutter? Explain!

2.) What is your best decluttering advice? How should we tackle decluttering our homes?

3.) What advice do you have for organizing the kitchen to keep it clutter free?

4.) What are your top tips for keeping the pantry organized?

5.) How can we clear away clutter in the bathroom? Share your favorite tips and storage solutions!

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

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 tips to keep this area from becoming a mess!

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Our July 24 #KBtribechat Topic – Designing for Living In Place

A design discussion

Sponsored and Hosted by Rev-A-Shelf

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The discussion questions:

Q1. How many of you are currently designing with Living In Place in mind? Share a few of your favorite designs!

Q2. How do you bring ‘Living In Place’ into discussion with your clients? Share your talking points and tips!

Q3. Living In Place design increases accessibility and eases strain. Share your favorite kitchen and bath products that help achieve this!

Q4. Are there any products, technology, etc. that you wish existed that would benefit your Living In Place clients? Why?

Q5. Lighting is an important part of Living In Place design. Give examples fo how you incorporate lighting into your designs.

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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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on Wednesday, June 26

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Let’s Talk Dishwashers!

A kitchen design discussion

Sponsored and Hosted by Signature Kitchen Suite

Dishwashers serve an important purpose in a well-used kitchen and busy home. Features like steam cleaning technology, larger rack sizes, energy efficiency, quieter operations, and Wi-Fi enabled functions are the difference between a dishwasher that is good, and a dishwasher that is great.
Signature Kitchen Suite invites you to join us for a KBtribechat on June 19th from 2pm to 3pm Eastern as we discuss all-important dishwasher designs and features for your client so that they can complete a delicious meal with simple cleaning solutions that can take care of themselves.

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About Signature Kitchen Suite
Signature Kitchen Suite offers a full line of built-in kitchen appliances with leading-edge technology that provides the perfect blend of innovation, precision and purposeful design for your most culinary-obsessed, tech-savvy clients. For more information about Signature Kitchen Suite and its products, visit www.signaturekitchensuite.com.

Our KBtribechat Questions:

Q1) Which latest kitchen design trends have captured your attention the most?

Q2) How important is design when it comes to selecting a dishwasher? What are some important design features for your clients?

Q3) What features are your clients asking for when selecting a dishwasher?

Q4) How important is it for a dishwasher to make minimal noise and be energy efficient? What are some other ways you want to see dishwashers perform better?

Q5) What is one problem you run into when selecting a dishwasher?

Q6) From Wi-Fi capabilities to cameras within refrigerators, technology has helped make time in the kitchen easier and more convenient. What kind of technology do you want to see in future dishwashers?

Q7) If a dishwasher could do one thing to make your life easier, what would you want it to do?

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The Latest Housing Trends – a Pre-PCBC 2019 Chat Co-Hosted by Whirlpool Corporation and PCBC

With #PCBC2019 less than a week away, it’s an ideal time to discuss the latest and most innovative trends in homebuilding and design! Join us on May 29 for a special pre-show chat sponsored and hosted by Whirlpool Corporation, the world’s leading manufacturer of major home appliances*, and PCBC (Pacific Coast Builders Conference), the premier homebuilding trade show on the West Coast.

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PCBC will welcome thousands of housing professionals and 350 exhibitors when it returns to San Francisco’s Moscone Center May 30-31. Sponsored by the California Building Industry Association and in partnership with Leading Builders of America, PCBC brings together the best and brightest in the housing industry. The event includes two days of networking, active learning, relationship building, and targeted, curated education sessions delivered by unconventional thought leaders from multiple facets of the industry.

Whirlpool Corporation will once again exhibit at PCBC, showcasing a diverse selection of innovative kitchen and laundry appliances from its strategically differentiated brand portfolio. For more than 107 years, Whirlpool Corporation and its family of brands — Amana, Whirlpool, Maytag, KitchenAid and JennAir — have been synonymous with breakthrough products, ideal for building industry professionals who want to offer their clients innovative appliances that meet the highest standards of performance.

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Make plans to join Whirlpool Corporation and PCBC on Twitter Wednesday, May 29 at 11 a.m. PT/2 p.m. ET to discuss the latest housing trends.

To prepare for the discussion, here are our KBtribechat questions:
● What new home design trends are changing the way homes are built? How are generational preferences playing a role?
● What is a common design request you hear from people who are updating their kitchen?
● Where do you think laundry room design is headed?
● How are smart home innovations influencing home building and design?
● What colors/finishes are homeowners asking for most – from countertop surfaces to appliance finish?
● If you’re attending #PCBC2019, what are you most looking forward to seeing?

 

 

*Based on most recently available publicly reported annual revenues.

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