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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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NOVEMBER 17, 2021 #KBTRIBECHAT – KITCHENS FOR (HEALTHY!) ENTERTAINING

A design discussion!

Sponsored by Miele and hosted by Jamie Gold, CKD, CAPS, MCCWC

Miele’s new ArtLine appliances delivers culinary excellence and sleek captivating style to its popular Generation 7000 line.

The path to culinary excellence is now laid-back and relaxed! Whether entertaining family for the holidays or hosting friends and neighbors, the emphasis is on creativity, inspiration, warmth and well-being. Kitchen professionals and brands make that happen for our clients, who appreciate the style, innovation and ease we bring to their lives. 

Yes, homeowners want appliances that look great in the new space, but that also make them look great as hosts – like smart ovens that keep them from overcooking the healthy new recipe they found online while enjoying a conversation with their guests, and coffee systems that create delicious after-dinner drinks for that ‘Salone’ feeling! What are you specifying these days?

Join wellness design consultant and Wellness by Design book author Jamie Gold, CKD, CAPS, MCCWC with global appliance manufacturer and sponsor Miele for Kitchens for (Healthy!) Entertaining. This lively, informative KBtribechat will happen on Wednesday, November 17 at 2 PM ET/11 AM PT.

BOOK GIVEAWAY!

Miele is providing five copies of Jamie’s Wellness by Design book for participants in their sponsored #KBtribechat. Here’s how to win one: 1) Answer all six questions during the chat. 2) After you’ve answered the last question as the chat is ending, direct message (envelope icon on Twitter) both @MieleUSA and @JGWellnessDesign saying “I want to win Jamie’s Wellness by Design book” and providing your email address in both DMs. (Winners will be drawn by November 30th and notified by December 3rd. Miele will ask for winners’ shipping addresses via email.) Winners cannot be affiliated with Miele, KBtribechat or JG Wellness Design as an employee or vendor. (This giveaway is not affiliated with Twitter or its affiliates.)

Jamie’s latest book shares the benefits of wellness design to clients’ living spaces and professionals’ success.

Our KBtribechat Questions:

  1. Are your clients more likely to be experienced cooks or adventurous beginners – and how does this impact your appliance conversations with them?
  2. How important is serving healthier ingredients and food when your clients are entertaining?
  3. What features are most important to them in their cooking appliances (e.g., steam, speed, convenience, recipe integration) and any wish list items you or they would love to see?
  4. Which smart appliance functions are clients most excited about when you discuss them and any wish list items you or they are asking for?
  5. What appliance styles and finishes are most popular with your clients – e.g., handle-free, fully integrated, stainless or glass)?
  6. Show off your latest kitchens designed for wellness and/or entertaining! 

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Our November 3 #KBtribechat is all about Mid-Century Modern Design!

Our KBtribechat questions:

1.) How would you define Mid-Century Modern and what are some of your favorite materials and accents used when designing in this style?

2.) What is the most important aspect of Mid-Century Modern design in kitchens?

3.) The essence of a Mid-Century Modern space lies within the details, finishes, and materials used. What details are you seeing become more popular among your clients who want Mid-Century flair?

4.) It’s not just kitchens, we are seeing a rise in popularity and demand for Mid-Century Modern bathrooms too. What elements best make up a Mid-Century Modern bathroom?.

5.) Lighting plays a key role in defining any space, but how does a Mid-Century Modern style influence that role?

6.) What styles and features are ideal for cabinets in a Mid-Century Modern space?

7.) White will always be a mainstay of modern design, but what colors do you see as on-trend right now for Mid-Century style?

8.) Share your favorite examples of Mid-Century Modern design.  Let’s see pictures!

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Whirlpool Corporation to Lead #KBtribechat Discussion on Today’s New Home Building & Design Trends

New construction homes have become an increasingly attractive option to potential buyers across generations, with 60% of buyers preferring a newly built home over an existing one, according to the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) What Home Buyers Really Want report. What trends are driving the way newly built homes are built and designed?

Join Whirlpool Corporation (@WhirlpoolCorp) on Wednesday, October 6, as the company plays host to a KBTribeChat focused on the latest trends in new construction. Chat participants will discuss how these homes are designed, as well as must-have features, generational preferences, and more.

Building industry professionals can count on Whirlpool Corporation, the world’s leading kitchen and laundry appliance company, to provide innovative solutions that address the evolving needs of their customers. Whirlpool’s diverse portfolio of brands offers thoughtfully designed appliances that grow along with homeowners – no matter how their preferences or lifestyles may evolve.

Save the date for 2 p.m. ET Wednesday, October 6 to participate in the chat.

Here is an advance look at our KBtribechat questions:

  1. What are some must-have features among new construction homes?
  2. How are generational preferences influencing home building and design?
  3. How is sustainability expected to play a role when it comes to new home building?
  4. Awareness of health and wellness has risen in the last year. How has this influenced what people want in new homes?
  5. What home design trends are likely to be most in demand into 2022?
Drone Aerial View of Home Construction Site Foundations and Framing.

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September 29 at #KBtribechat – Modern Glam for Kitchens and Baths

A design discussion!

Sponsored and Hosted by Element Designs

Our KBtribechat questions:

1.) How would you define Modern Glam and what are some of your favorite materials and accents used when designing in this style?

2.) The essence of a Modern Glam space lies within the details, finishes, and materials used. What details or requests are you seeing become more popular among your clients and designs?

3.) It’s not just kitchens, we are seeing a rise in popularity and demand for Modern Glam bathrooms too. What elements best make up a Modern Glam bathroom?.

4.) Lighting plays a key role in defining any space, but how does a Modern Glam design and style influence that role?

5.) There is no one specific color palette or material that makes up Modern Glam cabinetry. What styles and features are ideal for cabinets in a Modern Glam space?

6.) Backsplashes are often a primary visual that serves as a focal point in a kitchen. How do you see the Modern Glam style reflected in today’s backsplash designs and materials?

7.) Even Modern Glam can be done on a budget. What are some easy and affordable ways to add or DIY Modern Glam details into a space?

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September 8 at #KBtribechat – Inspirational Elements

A design discussion!

 

For this discussion, please share details you have found inspirational! We want to see lots of pictures of exceptional kitchens and bathrooms.

Our KBtribechat questions:

1.) What cabinetry has inspired you lately? Any exciting door styles or millwork? Decorative hardware? Storage solutions?

2.) What lighting have you found inspirational and fun?

3.) What are your favorite ways to use a stand-out feature in your designs? (Flooring, backsplashes, stoves, bathtubs, etc.)

4.) What uses of color has inspired you lately?

5.) Open shelves are popular. How do you make them useful and stunning?

6.) Do you sometimes use salvaged materials in your designs? Share ways you incorporate them!

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August 25 at #KBtribechat – Kitchens Designed for Healthy Living

This KBtribechat discussion is Sponsored and Hosted by BEKO.

Today’s kitchen designed for healthy living is at the center of Beko’s commitment to health and wellness on a personal and planetary level. 

Beko is the fastest growing appliance brand in Europe, and they are quickly making their presence known in the US market. Beko has been committed to offer next-generation home appliances with the proven technologies and product features to empower Americans to live healthier lives and contribute to a healthier planet.

On August 25th #KBtribechat and Beko will host a discussion on the topic of kitchens for healthy living. We will come together and tweet about the latest trends, sustainability, and what’s to come for the future of healthy kitchens.

Our KBtribechat questions:

Q1.) Is what you eat influenced by the kind of kitchen you keep?

Q2.) How can a well appointed kitchen promote healthy eating habits?

Q3.) What technologies or techniques are improving food preservation for healthier living?

Q4.) How can home cooking encourage eating more fruits and veggies?

Q5.) How can advances in technology foster a healthier lifestyle?

Q6.) How has the Farm to Table movement changed the way we shop and eat?

Q7.) How can we reduce waste in the kitchen?

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We’re talking BACKSPLASHES on 8/18 at #KBtribechat

A design discussion!

Our KBtribechat discussion questions:

Q1)  Do you have a go-to material that you use for backsplashes? Why that material?


Q2)  Solid backsplash or tile/mosaic (patterned) backsplash – what’s your preference? Photos please.

Q3)  When it comes to backsplashes/shower surrounds for the bathroom, what are your favorite materials?

Q4)  What are some of the most interesting kitchen/bath accent walls treatments you’ve seen?

Q5)  Standard backsplashes, ceiling height backsplashes – or something in between?

Q6)  For vertical surfaces, do you opt for neutrals or color? Matte or shine? Let’s see examples.

Q7)     What exciting new trends do you see for vertical surfaces in the kitchen and bath?

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August 11 at #KBtribechat – Kitchen Design: a mid-year review

This gorgeous, on-trend, contemporary kitchen features Crossville porcelain slab counters and walls in unpolished State of Grace, a Bertazzoni dual-fuel range and hood, Northern Contours high-gloss Acrylic cabinet doors and Franke stainless steel sinks + chef faucets.

Our discussion questions:

Minimalist, Timeless, Modern. What look do you see in today’s kitchens?

What materials are you seeing used in kitchen design?

 How are people customizing their kitchens?

How has technology impacted the look and feel of a kitchen?

What functional/practical trends are customers asking for in their design?

What’s desired today for kitchen lighting?

What overall looks are currently trending for kitchens? Share pics!

Another view – the pantry adds interest to the room with Element Designs stainless steel and back painted glass cabinet doors.

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The bar, featuring a Zephyr Presrv™ French Door Wine & Beverage Cooler, sits across the room from the kitchen, echoing the pantry design with additional Element Designs stainless steel and back painted glass doors on the upper cabinetry. Crossville porcelain slab counters and Northern Contours high-gloss acrylic cabinet doors on the base also connect this element with the kitchen.

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