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June 22 at #KBtribechat – Whirlpool Corporation to Discuss the Latest Housing Trends at PCBC 2022

Whirlpool Corporation is excited to be back on the show floor at the 2022 Pacific Coast Builders’ Conference (PCBC), the largest home building trade show representing the west coast region, on June 22-23, 2022, in San Francisco, California. The event includes two days of networking, active learning, relationship building, and targeted, curated education sessions delivered by thought leaders from multiple facets of the industry. In Whirlpool Corporation booths #927 and #1126, attendees can explore the latest kitchen and laundry appliance innovations that meet today’s most in-demand industry trends. 

The company will also play host to an online KBTribeChat on Wednesday, June 22 at 2 p.m. ET. Join Whirlpool (@WhirlpoolCorp) on Twitter as they lead a discussion with various kitchen and bath industry professionals on the top home building and design trends for this year. This informative discussion will provide builders and designers alike with valuable insights to make their next project a success.

Whirlpool Corporation, the world’s leading kitchen and laundry appliance company, develops and designs purposeful appliances that are driven by consumer insights in order to help improve life at home. No matter how trends and consumer needs change, Whirlpool’s diverse product portfolio is designed to address those evolving preferences. Whirlpool Corporation and its family of brands – Amana, Whirlpool, Maytag, KitchenAid and JennAir – offer a variety of design options to fit varying consumer preferences and price points while maintaining high standards of performance. 

Get ready for the discussion at PCBC 2022 by previewing our KBtribechat questions:

  1. Which home design trends are highest in demand for 2022?
  2. We know health and wellness plays a critical role in home design, but what aspects of a healthy home are consumers looking for? 
  3. With entertaining at home expected to increase, which features and appliances are most sought-after by consumers who love to host?
  4. Let’s talk laundry rooms. How is this space evolving to better suit consumer needs in 2022?
  5. Which kitchen design elements can create a space that is both luxurious and functional?
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June 8 at #KBtribechat – Restaurant Style at Home!

A design discussion.

Our KBtribechat questions:

1.) How would you define a pro residential kitchen?

2.) What features would be helpful to the serious home cook who wants a pro style kitchen?

3.) What design features can we borrow from restaurant kitchens?

4.) What appliances help the home chef get restaurant results?

5.) How can we get a restaurant vibe at home?

6.) What cutting edge cooking methods, tools and ingredients do you recommend for serious foodies? Share recipes too!

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May 25 at #KBtribechat – Automotive Influences on Residential Interiors

Hosted by Lisa M. Smith

Lisa’s KBtribechat Questions:

Q1: Car doors eliminate visual hinges and frames. Do you use frame or frameless cabinets in your designs and why?

Q2.) Metal is a common element in cars and kitchens. How & what metals do you incorporate into your designs?

Q3: Innovative materials drive the car industry. What new material choices do you like to use for K&B and how?

Q4.) Luxury cars use finishes to appeal to the senses. How do you make kitchens and bathrooms do the same?

Q5) Cars keep adding tech. How are you incorporating latest technology into K&B and keeping your designs fresh and up to date?

Q6) A good car is easy to use, a master of efficiency. What design elements make a kitchen efficient and easy?

Q7.) How do you design the kitchen and bath for physical comfort? Give examples of flooring, seating, products, etc.

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May 11 at #KBtribechat – Biophilic Design for Wellness

Our KBtribechat Questions:

1.) What is biophilic design?

2.) Why introduce biophilic design elements to kitchens and bathrooms? What are the benefits?

3.) How can you add biophilic elements to kitchens?

4.) What are biophilic materials?

5.) How can you add biophilic elements to bathrooms?

6.) How can you add organic shapes to the bathroom?

7.) How can smart home technologies contribute to biophilic design?

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April 13 at #KBtribechat – Mixing and Matching Design Styles

The KBtribechat discussion questions:

1.) What are the most popular design styles that your clients are asking for?

2.) Personalization is an important part of today’s kitchen & bath designs and drives the demand for mixing design styles. What are some tips to customize a space in order to provide your customer with their ideal design style combination?


3.) Modern farmhouse is a quintessential design style combination, but there are so many options in addition to that. What are your favorite design combinations for kitchens and baths?


4.) Some materials are selected for aesthetic reasons, some are selected based on functionality and some for both! What are your go-to material combinations when designing kitchens & baths and why?


5.) Are there any trending materials or finishes that you think are here to stay?


6.) How does budget effect your ability to mix design styles? Explain!


7.) How have current supply chain concerns affected your selections?

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4/6 at #KBtribechat – All Things TILE, live from #Coverings2022

Sponsored and Hosted by Crossville Inc.

Tile is often the foundation of great design. From floors to walls and, now, so many surfaces in between, tile collections can truly define the look, feel, and function of spaces both inside and out. 

Join us as we gather with sponsor Crossville, Inc. to talk tile trends and ideas in conjunction with the annual Coverings Expo, North America’s largest show for the tile and stone industry.

In advance of the chat, get your photos ready to share! We want to see your tile designs during this inspiring conversation for our industry. 

Here is the question guide to help you prepare to share as we cover all things tile!


Q1 Let’s talk general tile trends—color/size/texture.

Q2 What’s in for outside? (Tile for pool decks, outdoor kitchens, etc)

Q3 What’re top tile styles for kitchens?

Q4 Share popular tile looks for baths.

Q5 Are you spec’ing tile for health/wellness design?

Q6 Any supply chain issues affecting your tile choices?

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March 2 at #KBtribechat – What makes a kitchen classic?

A design discussion!

1.) What makes certain kitchens classic?

Share pictures of classic kitchens you love!

2.) Does the description “classic” transcend kitchen style? Explain!

3.) When it comes to kitchens, what helps them earn the honor of being “classic”?

4.) Are classic kitchens timeless?

5.) Are there certain cabinet doors / details, countertops, hardware and finishes that are classic? 

6.) What sinks / faucets, lighting, kitchen appliances and flooring can help achieve a classic look?

7.) We like to include color in our designs! How can color be added to kitchens to achieve a classic look?

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2/2 at #KBtribechat – Creating Kitchens with a Coastal Vibe

A design discussion!

Our KBtribechat Questions:

1.) Why is coastal style so popular?

2.) What are your go to cabinet, countertop and backsplash choices for a coastal vibe?

3.) What materials and finishes lend a relaxed, at the beach sense to a kitchen? Share pics!

4.) Are there certain colors that help inspire the feel of a beach house? Share pictures and ideas you like for implementing colors of the coast!

5.) Is natural light important in creating a breezy, coastal feel to the kitchen? Explain and show examples that make all the difference.

6.) What other tips do you have to create fun, coastal kitchens?

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January 5 at #KBtribechat – Kitchen Islands

A design discussion!

This beautiful kitchen features a marble look with Crossville Inc. porcelain counters and walls in State of Grace unpolished. The white high gloss acrylic cabinet doors are Northern Contours and the aluminum frame with back painted glass cabinet doors on the pantry are Element Designs new AF016.

Our KBtribechat questions:

1.) What materials, finishes and details are currently popular for kitchen island cabinetry and hardware?

2.) What is trending for kitchen island countertops? Materials? Edge details?

3.) Do you like to match the kitchen island to the perimeter? Why or why not?

4.) Island countertops with an overhang for seating are popular. What design solutions do you like to add style to the eating bar side of an island?

5.) What are the pros and cons on designing in a sink and dishwasher or cooktop on the island?

6.) What features are nice to have or useful on a kitchen island? Share pictures!

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Whirlpool Corporation to Explore Today’s Gourmet Kitchen Trends in Upcoming #KBTribeChat

Many homeowners are still choosing to spend more time at home than they did pre-pandemic, which has resulted in a lot of activity in the kitchen. In fact, 71% of homeowners say they will continue to prepare the majority of their meals at home, which can help save money.

Whether renovating their home or buying a new one, consumers are looking for a kitchen space that can help them meet their healthy eating goals as well as assist when entertaining guests. How can you create a kitchen that inspires gourmet-level results? 

Join Whirlpool Corporation (@WhirlpoolCorp) on Wednesday, December 15, as the company hosts a KBTribeChat on ways to design gourmet kitchens that create endless meal possibilities for the home chef. From design ideas to technology, this interactive and informative discussion provides industry professionals with valuable tips to make their kitchen projects a success.

Whirlpool Corporation, the world’s leading kitchen and laundry appliance company, designs appliance solutions that offer ways to enhance the cooking experience in the kitchen, and creates culinary possibilities. The Whirlpool Corporation brand portfolio has been thoughtfully designed to help building industry professionals meet the needs and wants of today’s homebuyers, whether they’re looking for an appliance to streamline mealtimes or help them create restaurant-quality meals.

Save the date for 2 p.m. ET Wednesday, December 15 as Whirlpool Corporation plays host to a discussion on creating a gourmet kitchen.

Preview our KBtribechat questions:

  1. What features and design elements define a gourmet kitchen? 
  2. Which kitchen appliances are consumers looking for to help them achieve gourmet-level results? 
  3. How is smart home technology playing a role in today’s luxury kitchens?
  4. How has the last year influenced what consumers are looking for in their kitchens? 
  5. A gourmet kitchen should combine both beauty and function. What tips can you share for attaining that balance within the space?

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