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March 15 at #KBtribechat – Kitchen Islands

A design discussion!

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Our KBtribechat questions:

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

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

3.)  Are waterfall counters still popular?  What is trending for island countertop materials and edge details?

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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on Wednesday, March 15

from 2 to 3pm eastern time

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July 20th at #KBtribechat – Kitchen Islands

A design discussion – sponsored and hosted by Caesarstone.

Kitchens are more than just a place to cook – they’ve turned into the heart of the home.

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At Caesarstone, we aim to make the kitchen look, feel, and perform to the highest standard with the ultimate countertop. With colors inspired by marble, (like Statuario Maximus) or cement (like Sleek Concrete) you can achieve the look of your dreams with the durability of quartz!

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Our surfaces are ideal for kitchen islands: scratch-resistant, stain-resistant, heat-resistant, mold/mildew-resistant, long lasting, low maintenance, and requires no harsh chemicals for cleaning. That means these surfaces can stand up to even the messiest of families, while keeping your home safe, healthy, and green.

Our KBtribechat questions:

1. What materials and finishes are currently on-trend for kitchen islands? Countertops? Cabinetry? Hardware?

2. We’ve been noticing an increase in waterfall counters lately!  What unique island shapes/designs have you been seeing?

3. Do you like to match the island colors/materials to the perimeter or diversify? Why?

4. How do you design islands that increase efficiency and work in conjunction with the rest of the kitchen?

5. Islands often require choices (storage vs. seating; sink vs. cooktop). What are some tricks or tools that you use to identify what your client needs in their island vs. perimeter?

Caesarstone loves sharing interior photos submitted by our favorite Designers, Architects and Dealers! We promote your designs to our audience of over 450k with our Featured Designer Program! Submit your Caesarstone designs HERE.

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on Wednesday, July 20

from 2 to 3pm eastern

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June 10th at #KBtribechat: Building Seating into the Kitchen

A Design Discussion!

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Our discussion questions:

When designing a kitchen island or peninsula some like to have one flat work surface and others like the look of higher bar stool height counters. What are the pros and cons of each of these options?

Q1.) When planning seating at a kitchen island or peninsula, do you prefer to have the entire counter 36″ high or stepped up to 42″? Why?

Islands and peninsulas have their unique design issues from supporting the overhang to adding electrical outlets with style.

Q2.) What design solutions do you like for kitchen islands or peninsulas with seating?

Q3.) What walkway clearance dimensions do you insist on around islands? What do you do when you have clients who ask for this feature but actually do not have adequate space?

Please share pictures of beautiful kitchen island seating!

Built-in windowseats are often designed for use as dining seating, at least on one side of the table. They offer storage and reduced need for chair space.

Q4.) Do you prefer to access windowseat space via a lift-top or drawers and why? Please share your ideas for and pictures of successful windowseat dining solutions!

Q5.) Do your clients still want a nook with an informal dining table in the kitchen area?

Banquettes are sometimes designed into the kitchen space today.

Q6.) Do you like the idea of booth seating in the home? Share pictures of designs you like

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on Wednesday, June 10th

from 2 to 3pm eastern time

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Designing Dining Options

A Kitchen Design Discussion

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When planning seating at a kitchen island or peninsula, do you prefer  to have the entire counter at 36″ high or stepped up to 42″?  Some like to have one big flat work surface and others like the look of bar stool height counters.  What are the pros and cons of each of these options?  What other design solutions do you like for island seating?  What walkway clearances do you employ around eating bars?  What do you do when  you have clients who ask for this feature but actually do not have adequate space?

We want to see pictures of beautiful kitchen island seating!

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Built-in windowseats are often employed for dining seating, at least on one side of the table.  They offer storage and reduced need for chair space.  Do you prefer to access the space via a lift-top? or drawers? Please share pictures of successful windowseat dining solutions!

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Banquettes are sometimes designed into the kitchen space today.  Do you like the idea of booth seating in the home?  Share pictures of designs you like!

We will be discussing each of these common kitchen built-in dining design choices and more Wednesday, November 6th, at Kbtribechat.  Join us on Twitter from 2 to 3pm eastern time!

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Kitchen Islands

On Wednesday, March 7, 2012, Jeremy Parcels of RJM Contractors is hosting kbtribechat on KITCHEN ISLANDS.  Join our discussion from 2 to 3 pm eastern time on twitter by adding our hashtag (#kbtribechat) to your tweets.

Jeremy Parcels

Jeremy Parcels, AKBD, is the kitchen and Bath designer as well as a project manager for RJM Contractors in Bradenton, FL.   RJM Contractors is a family owned and operated business.   Jeremy is a third generation cabinet guy who grew up in the business.   Designing kitchens that are both functional and beautiful is his passion.

www.rjmbuilds.com

(941) 749-7660

Read my blog: RJM Contractors Blog

Follow my Tweets @rjmcontractors

Jeremy hosted kbtribechat on December 14, 2011. His topic was KITCHEN CABINETRY TRENDS.

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