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February 8 at #KBtribechat – Insights from #KBIS2023

Get your pictures ready because we will be sharing our KBIS 2023 insights.  Those from our group who attended the show will tell about the new products they found and emerging trends they spotted, as well as show highlights.

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The KBtribechat questions:

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1. What were the most innovative products you saw at KBIS 2023?

2. Let’s talk trends. What did you see? What do you predict is here to stay? Share pics!

3. What did you see for the first time that you want to start including in your projects?

4. Did you learn anything at KBIS 2023 that will help you upsell your clients?

5. What were your favorite sightings of color? Any specific color trends?

6. What were your favorite finishes that you saw at the show?

7. What were your favorite moments during KBIS 2023?

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January 11 at #KBtribechat – Forever Home Design

A kitchen and bath industry discussion!

Shown here: Crossville Inc. Porcelain Countertops, Northern Contours high gloss acrylic cabinet doors, Element Designs back painted glass cabinet doors with aluminum frames, Bertazzoni dual fuel range and hood and Franke stainless steel sinks and chef faucets

Our KBtribechat questions:

1.) What is a forever home?

2.) What factors are important when deciding on a forever home?

3.) What are the kitchen design considerations for a forever home?

4.) Do the design considerations change when designing a main bathroom for a forever home?

5.) How can you “future proof” your designs?

6.) What other features are important for a home to be a forever home?

7.) What other tips do you have for creating a forever home?

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#KBtribechat is back from holiday break on January 4!

Shown here: Crossville Inc. Porcelain Countertops, Northern Contours high gloss acrylic cabinet doors, Element Designs back painted glass cabinet doors with aluminum frames, Bertazzoni dual fuel range and hood and Franke stainless steel sinks and chef faucets

Our KBtribechat questions:

1.) Tambour, slats and reeded designs for texture on cabinetry and walls? Do you expect them to become more prevalent in 2023? Share design ideas you like!

2.) Do you expect more touches of wood included in kitchens and baths this year? What woods are popular and how are they being implemented? Share ideas you like!

3.) What about boxy range hoods? Will we be seeing more of them?

4.) Do you think styles are becoming more modern, maybe with a mid-century flair? Is transitional still common? Where are we heading?

5.) What decorative hardware trends will we see this year?

6.) Will we be seeing more indoor plants in our homes? Why or why not?

7.) Are full walls of backsplash going to continue this year? Share ideas you like!

8.) What do you think the predominant colors of the year will be for kitchens and bathrooms?

9.) What other design trends do you think we’ll see everywhere in 2023?

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December 14 #KBtribechat is about Kitchens (plus some planning discussion for 2023!)

A design discussion!

Our KBtribechat questions:

  1. What elevates a kitchen to gourmet status?
  2. If you could add one “gourmet” feature to your kitchen right now what would it be?
  3. Describe your ideal gourmet kitchen. What would it contain?
  4. What materials, colors and finishes do you associate with gourmet kitchens?
  5. How do gourmet kitchens compare to chefs’ kitchens?
  6. What has been the most gourmet meal you’ve cooked?
  7. This is the last KBtribechat of the year so let’s talk planning for 2023. What topics do you want to discuss? Who would you like to see host? Please share your thoughts and ideas!

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November 30th at #KBtribechat – Kitchens for Healthy Entertaining

A design discussion!

Sponsored and Hosted by Beko USA

Our KBtribechat questions:

  1. There’s lots of cooking and baking to be done this time of year! How can we make more sustainable choices in the kitchen while entertaining guests?
  2. What features on your appliances make entertaining guests more convenient?
  3. From a design perspective, how can we create healthier eating habits?
  4. Do you have any tips or tricks on staying healthy during the holidays?
  5. Share some of your favorite healthy kitchens designs from this year!

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November 9 at #KBtribechat – Home Organization

A design discussion!

Sponsored and Hosted by Rev-A-Shelf

Our KBtribechat questions:

  1. What is the most common organization “problem area” in the home that you see among your clients? 
  2. What organization products do you like to include in the kitchen to keep things tidy? 
  3. Where do you recommend clients begin when it comes to the decluttering process? 
  4. Share your organizing tips for maintaining a neat bathroom. 
  5. What products do you consider to be must-haves in a closet system?

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November 2 at #KBtribechat – Kitchens and Baths with an Industrial Vibe

A design discussion!

Our KBtribechat Questions:

Q1) What do you like about industrial style for kitchens and/or bathrooms?

We want to see a lot of pictures!

Q2) What materials and elements lend themselves to an industrial aesthetic and how do you implement them?

Q3) What faucet designs and finishes work well for an industrial look?

Q4) How can lighting add an industrial feel to a kitchen or bathroom?

Q5) Do certain colors help establish an industrial look? Explain!

Q6) What other tips do you have to create an industrial vibe in the home?

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Our next #KBtribechat topic – Big Ideas for Small Homes

A design discussion!

Our discussion questions:

1.) What are some advantages of smaller homes?

2.) Are you seeing a small home movement in your region?

3.) Considering appliances, fixtures and storage, how can we maximize design for small spaces?

4.) How can you creatively maximize space in small homes without sacrificing design?

5.) How can we make small spaces feel larger?

6.) How can home chefs mimic the functionality of a large kitchen in a small space?

7.) What design tips do you have for small, but mighty bathrooms?

8.) How are different generational preferences influencing the design of small spaces?

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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. 
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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.

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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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