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October 5 at #KBtribechat – Kitchen Ventilation

A design discussion!

Sponsored and Hosted by Zephyr

Lux Connect ventilation

Our KBtribechat questions:

  1. a) How important is kitchen ventilation to your clients during the design process? b) When you’re designing a kitchen, at what point do you start thinking about ventilation?
  2. Do you find that customers are educated more now about clean air in the home?
  3. How have client expectations and requests changed over the last two years and what’s top of mind for clients these days when it comes to a healthy kitchen environment?
  4. How can technology play a role in helping keep the kitchen healthy? What are the most high-impact investments you can make to develop a healthy kitchen?
  5. Share trends that you are noticing around kitchen ventilation. (Style, smart technology, energy efficiency, etc.) – Please share photos! 
  6. What type of innovation, design or technology would you like to see in kitchen ventilation?
  7. Zephyr also has a line of Presrv Wine & Beverage Coolers. How are your clients integrating wine or beverage coolers throughout the home?
  8. What type of features do you look for in wine and beverage coolers? 
  9. Share photos of your favorite wine and/or beverage cooler installations. 
Presrv Full Size Wine & Beverage Cooler

About Zephyr

For the past 25 years, Zephyr has transformed the kitchen through design, discovery, and care, and played an integral role in kitchen design trends. The company leads the ventilation category with groundbreaking technology and has collaborated with cutting-edge creative talents. 

With the introduction of Presrv™ Wine and Beverage Coolers, Zephyr applies its signature, superior craftsmanship to the art of refrigeration. Presrv reflects the smart design and technology of Zephyr’s original ventilation products in a whole new context, providing accessible wine and beverage cooling products to everyone from the casual home entertainer to the seasoned wine enthusiast.

Mesa Wall in Satin Gold

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August 31 at #KBtribechat – Luxury Kitchens

A design discussion!

Luxurious materials shown here: Crossville Inc slab porcelain countertops and backsplashes, Bertazzoni dual fuel range and exhaust hood, Franke pro faucets and stainless steel sinks, Element Designs aluminum framed cabinet doors with back painted glass inserts and Northern Contours high gloss acrylic cabinet doors and drawer fronts.

Our KBtribechat questions:

1. What does ‘luxury kitchen’ mean to you?

2. What are defining characteristics of a Luxury Kitchen?

3. Describe some basic design elements in Luxury Kitchen design.

4. What colors are trending in luxurious kitchens?

5. What materials are trending for Luxury Kitchens?

6. What storage solutions do you like to use in Luxury Kitchens?

7. Framed vs. Frameless cabinetry: How do you choose?

8. How do you see smart solutions in Luxury Kitchens?

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August 10 at #KBtribechat – Designing Safe Kitchens and Bathrooms

Our KBtribechat questions: 

Q1.) What Universal Design / Living in Place principles have you found useful for Kitchens? Share pictures!

Q2.) What are key safety concerns for kitchens? Share design solutions that address these issues!

Q3.) Do you have other tips for designing a kitchen that will be a safe environment?

Q4.) What Universal Design / Living in Place principles are handy for Bathrooms?

Q5.) What are the top bathroom safety concerns? What design solutions address these issues?

Q6.) Do you have other tips for designing a bathroom that will be a safe space to use?

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August 3 at #KBtribechat – Contemporary Design

A kitchen and bathroom design discussion!

Our KBtribechat Questions:

1. How is a contemporary kitchen design defined?

Please share images of contemporary kitchens you like!

2. What are the current trends in contemporary kitchens?

3.  What elements help define a contemporary kitchen aesthetic?

4. How is a contemporary bathroom defined?

Please share images of contemporary bathrooms you like!

5. What are the current trends in contemporary bathrooms?

6. What design elements help define a contemporary bathroom aesthetic?

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July 13 at #KBtribechat – Kitchen Design :: A Mid-Year Review

Sponsored and Hosted by BEKO

Our KBtribechat questions:

Q1: What kitchen design trends have you seen this year that are here to stay? What needs to go?

Q2: What are some unique ways designers can implement more sustainable practices in kitchen design?

Q3: In 2022, what is the most frequent request you have had from clients redesigning their kitchens?

Q4: How do you believe clients come to a final decision on the appliances in their homes? 

Q5: Where are the kitchen appliance trends heading in the future?

Q6: If you could choose one favorite trend in kitchen design right now, what would that be? 

Q7: Share your favorite kitchen design from this year!

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July 6th at #KBtribechat – Kitchen and Bath Color

A design discussion!

Our KBtribechat questions:

1.) Colorful kitchens are so fun! What are your favorite colors for kitchens right now and how do you incorporate them?

2.) Designers love color. Clients are often color shy. Do you see a future with bold, colorful kitchens? Share inspiring examples!

3.) What are your favorite colors for bathrooms right now? How do you incorporate them?

4.) Black and White can be so bold. How can they be combined to add interest and excitement to kitchens and baths? Share pictures!

5.) What home color trends are you seeing for 2022?

6.) What colors are also good neutrals for kitchens and bathrooms? Share pictures!

7.) What is your favorite kitchen color scheme? What color palette would you choose for your dream kitchen?

8.) What color is your dream bathroom? Share pictures!

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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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