Tag Archives: kitchen remodeling

September 1 at #KBtribechat – Home Improvements Worth Doing

Our KBtribechat questions:

1.) What home improvements are most likely to increase a home’s value? Give examples and explanations!

2.) In general, what is your advice regarding remodeling for a return on investment?

3.) How do you determine what projects are worth doing?

4.) For kitchens, are there certain features (finishes, looks, etc.) that are in demand for resale? Explain and share pictures of ideas you like.

5.) What bathroom choices help increase a home’s appeal?

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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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June 23 at #KBtribechat – Updating Existing Kitchens and Baths

Insights from industry pros on updates that make a big impact!

Our KBtribechat questions:

1.) What are your mini-remodeling tips for updating existing kitchens?

2.) What kitchen updates can be done in a day?

3.) What if the kitchen is very old and outdated?

4.) How can existing bathrooms be updated with mini-makeovers?

5.) What bathroom updates can be done in a day?

6.) When is it worth saving your money for a major kitchen or bathroom remodel?

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November 11 at #KBtribechat – Covering the Hottest Trends in Remodeling

Sponsored and hosted by the Remodeling Show

Reimagined Online 2020 | #RemodelingShow | Remodeling Show 2020 | Nov 16-18 | remodelingshow.com

Out with the old, in with the new. As homeowners continue to spend significant time at home adapting to work, school, and leisure, it’s no wonder the remodeling market has not only bounced back… latest research shows continued growth through 2021. Material consideration and space selection, design harmony, color, project timing, and client rapport are vital to successfully “reimagining” a space. Let’s discuss trends in residential remodeling.


Please share your projects, your photos, and your ideas. We can’t wait to discuss inspired remodeling… together with you at KBtribechat!

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Our KBtribechat questions:


1.) Let’s kick things off on a serious note. Like most sectors of the economy, the home improvement segment has been affected by the pandemic. In what ways has the remodeling industry been permanently changed?


2.) Business. For remodelers, firms or independent designers: What’s the first question you ask a potential client who’s looking to remodel?


a.) Flashback to 2019…. Was it the same first question?


3.) Emerging Trends in Luxury Kitchen Design. What trends in luxury kitchen & bath are you most excited about for 2021+? Share photos and specs!


4.) Backsplashes. Glass – mosaic – tile – ceramic, the list goes on. What backsplash materials are your favorite(s) to work with? Why? Does the ease-of-installation play a part? Bonus find: imaginative backsplashes that double as “wall art”…. seen any? Share!

5.) Let’s talk interior trim detail, specifically craftsmanship & style: How can transitional trim create visual interest through proportion? Does proportion = beauty? Is less always more?


6.) Color me fresh. Show us your most impactful use of color in/on an existing room or space from 2020. Exteriors, interiors, and everything in between. Before & after pics are encouraged!

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June 17 at #KBtribechat – Kitchen Design Trends, a mid-year review

Sponsored and Hosted by GE Appliances

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From Timeless to Minimalist, we’re talking about the latest in kitchen design trends on Wed, June 17 at 2 pm eastern.  Bring your favorite looks, layouts and ideas to the upcoming Twitter Chat hosted by GE Appliances.

 

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Our KBtribechat questions:

  1. Minimalist, Timeless, Modern. What look do you see in today’s kitchens?
  1. What materials are you seeing used in kitchen design?
  1.  How are people customizing their kitchens?
  1. How has technology impacted the look and feel of a kitchen?
  1. What functional/practical trend are customers asking for in their design?
  1. If you could start or reinforce one trend in kitchen design, what would it be?

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CAFE MULTI-DOOR REFRIGERATOR SHELF WITH COPPER ACCENTS

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August 22 at #KBtribechat – Kitchen Design Trends

A mid-year review

Sponsored and Hosted by GE Appliances

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This is Cafe.

From mixed metals to new matte finishes we’re discussing the materials and styles that are on trend in kitchen design. Join us for a Twitter Chat hosted by GE Appliances on Wednesday, August 22 at 2 pm ET to discuss your favorite looks in the kitchen.

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Another beautiful Café kitchen.

Our KBtribechat questions: 

1. What finishes or materials are trending in kitchen design?

2. What is the biggest design request you hear from people who are remodeling their kitchen?

3. How has the rise of open floor plans affected kitchen design?

4. What do you believe drives appliance choices? Design or Tech?

5. Do you believe in mixing and matching finishes, why or why not?

6. What finish or design element do you wish existed out there for appliances?

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Black Café appliances, yes please!

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August 2 at #KBtribechat – Where to Skimp and When to Splurge?

A design discussion!

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Our discussion questions: 

1.) How can kitchens and bathrooms be updated without a complete remodel? Share tips that can make a big impact!

2.) When remodeling a kitchen, how can you cut costs without cutting corners? Explain!

3.) When remodeling a kitchen, what items are worth splurging on and why?

Share pictures!

4.) When remodeling a bathroom, where can we save money and still achieve quality results?

5.) What items are worth splurging on when remodeling a bathroom?

6.) What items are tops for return on investment?

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Why Design Matters

Planning ahead is critical in the remodeling process to end up with a good kitchen result.

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Our discussion questions:

1.) Kitchens are much more complicated than many realize. What advice do you have for a homeowner who is thinking about remodeling their kitchen?

2.) Can a kitchen designer save a client money? Explain!

Cabinetry choices can offer many challenges to the untrained person. Here are a few on the design challenges relating specifically to kitchen cabinetry:

3.) Is it best to have kitchen cabinets go to the ceiling? or not? What are the pros and cons of each option? Please share pictures to explain your point of view.  Is pricing often a factor in the choice?

4.) Open shelves are popular today. Some seem to float on the wall with no support. What solutions do you have to make sure shelves are sturdy? Do you leave the installation decisions up to the contractor or cabinet shop to make your design happen or do you specify specific details? Please share pictures of open shelving you like!

5.) Do clients ask about durability of cabinet interior materials especially with regards to water?  Are they concerned with the outcome if there was to be a water leak in their home? What are your solutions for clients with this concern?

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K+B Industry Outlook and Community Feedback

a business discussion!

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Our discussion questions:

1.) Are your sales up so far this year? Why do you think this is so? Please explain your perception of the economy as it relates to your business right now.

2.) Are you optimistic about market growth in your sector? Why or why not?

Your feedback is requested regarding future KBtribechats!

3.) What topics would you like to see discussed at KBtribechat? Please share your ideas!

4.) Who would you like to see as future KBtribechat hosts?

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Remodeling ROI

According to Remodeling Magazine the value of remodeling is up after a long slide since 2006.  They report that the number one return on investment item is an entry door replacement (97%).  A minor kitchen remodel nets you 83% and a major kitchen remodel 74%.   A bathroom remodel nets you 73% of construction costs.  These national average numbers easily justify remodeling for those who are going to live in and enjoy their homes for some time before selling.  Nine percent of the time they found projects so extraordinary that they added over 100% of value to the home.  They also found that although the market is improved, more-expensive projects did not return as well as lower-cost projects.

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Do you find remodeling is up in your area? What type of projects?

Do you agree with these findings regarding the kitchen and bath? Why or why not?

Are your clients making less expensive choices? Give examples.

What is your advice regarding remodeling return on investment?

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