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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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February 3 at #KBtribechat – Spicing It Up with Design

A kitchen and bath industry Twitter discussion!

Our KBtribechat Questions:

1.) How do you add interest to kitchens in the design of the cabinetry?

2.) What tips do you have to create stunning bathroom cabinetry?

3.) How can we add pizzaz to kitchens and baths using color?

4.) Cabinet knobs and pulls are often called jewelry. How can our hardware choices add that special touch?

5.) Lighting can also be considered “jewelry” in a room. What lighting do you love for kitchens?

6.) What lighting do you love for bathrooms?

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

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

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January 27 at #KBtribechat – Designing With Living In Place in Mind

A kitchen and bath industry Twitter discussion

Sponsored and Hosted by Rev-A-Shelf

Our KBtribechat Questions:

Q1. How would you define Living In Place? Do you know that it differs from other principles like Universal Design and Aging in Place?

Q2. Do any of you work with Occupational Therapists?


Q3. Safe: Do you have any go-to products for clients who want to ease strain, limit reach and reduce dangerous clutter?

Q4. Healthy: Ample lighting has a huge impact on not only safety, but also health. Do you take into consideration the effects of certain lighting on health when creating your design?

Q5. Comfort for Everyone: How can you add comfort for all to a design without sacrificing aesthetic? (i.e. handrails, no threshold doors, door knobs)

Q6. Where do you get your inspiration for Living In Place Designs? 

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January 13 at #KBtribechat – How to make the most of Kitchens!

Our KBtribechat questions:

1.) How do kitchen islands add to multifunctionality?

2.) Is having seating in the kitchen important? How does seating add to multifunctionality?

3.) How does an open plan add to the activity possibilities in the kitchen?

4.) How can we encourage gathering in the kitchen?

5.) How can smart technology help us increase our activity options in kitchens?

6.) What cabinetry ideas or storage solutions add multifunctionality to kitchens?

7.) How can multifunctional sinks and appliances help in the kitchen?

8.) How can we add grow your own options to kitchens?

9.) What tips do you have for adding laundry appliances to kitchens?

10.) What other tips do you have to blur the lines between kitchen function and family space?

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December 16 at #KBtribechat – Holiday Kitchens

Our KBtribechat questions:

Q1: How do you decorate your kitchens for the holiday?

Q2: What tips for easy and festive entertaining do you have?

Q3: Cheers to the holiday! What’s your go-to cocktail this time of year?

Q4: What’s your favorite cookie to bake or receive?

Q5: What recipe best represents your family traditions?

Q6: What’s your favorite gift from the kitchen to give?

Q7: What easy but creative ideas do you have for gift wrapping that will be eye-catching?

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October 28 at #KBtribechat – Connected Convenience

A Smart Home design discussion!

Our KBtribechat questions:

1.) What’s the difference between connected and smart?

2.) How can a home be made “smart”?

3.) What are the advantages of smart home systems?

4.) How can smart home technology make life more convenient in the kitchen?

5.) How can smart home technology be helpful in bathrooms?

6.) How can smart home technology make things easier elsewhere in the home?

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