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February 28th at #KBtribechat: Kitchens and Closets – Storage Crossovers

Sponsored by: Cabinets & Closets Conference and Expo produced by Woodworking Network
Hosts: Michaelle Bradford, Editor & Laurel Didier, Publisher – Closets and Organized Storage magazine



A recent Houzz survey found that homeowners are “obsessed” with decluttering kitchen counters and putting things away. What are the absolute “must-haves” for kitchen cabinet storage? What are design elements or storage products that have made their way from the heart of the home – kitchens – to closets and other storage spaces – or vice versa? Join Closets and Organized Storage magazine editor Michaelle Bradford and publisher Laurel Didier for a chat about kitchen and closet crossovers.


The chat is a warm-up for the upcoming Cabinets & Closets Conference and Expo Pasadena, March 27-29. Cabinets & Closets is an event for designers and manufacturers in custom kitchen cabinets, closets and other home storage that will help businesses tap into homeowners’ trending obsession with storage.

KBTribe members receive complimentary Cabinets & Closets Expo Hall admission or $50 OFF any conference pass when they use the code KBTribe18 at online registration. Visit cabinetsandclosetsexpo.com for registration links.



Our KBtribechat Questions: 

Q1: What are homeowner “must-haves” for kitchen cabinet storage?

Q2: Are you seeing “must-haves” for closets, garages and other storage rooms and spaces?

Q3: What are design elements or storage products that could work well in both kitchens and closets, garages and other home storage spaces?

Q4: Have you used closet storage products and accessories in a kitchen design or vice versa? If so, share photos of projects in which islands, backsplashes, tie rods, shoe cubbies, adjustable or slanted shelving, drawer inserts, undermount lighting, etc., crossed over.

Q5: What unique challenges have you faced on kitchen or home storage projects that required “outside the box” design solutions? Share photos and examples.

Q6: Do you have a favorite vendor of kitchen or closet storage solutions, hardware, design software and why?

Q7: How do you stay on top of new storage products and trends? Publications? Trade Shows? Or what is your go-to resource for new storage product news?

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on Wednesday, February 28

from 2 to 3pm eastern

by adding #KBtribechat to your tweets.

Here’s a link to the transcript for this KBtribechat.

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July 19 at #KBtribechat – Small Kitchens

A design discussion!


Our KBtribechat questions:

1.) How can we maximize efficiency in a compact kitchen? Share space saving tips!

2.) Are there cabinet storage solutions that are helpful for small kitchens? Please share!

3.) How can you make a small kitchen feel larger? Share pictures!

4.) Share style tips for small kitchens! What design elements do you think work well?

5.) What appliance choices work well for small kitchens?


Join this Twitter chat conversation

on Wednesday, July 19

from 2 to 3pm eastern time

by adding #KBtribechat to your tweets!

Here’s the transcript of this KBtribechat.


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Thank Us Later – A Culinary Discussion Around Thanksgiving!

Thanksgiving is one of the most stressful times of the year – and that’s not just because the whole family’s under one roof. Planning for and cooking a large meal is a major undertaking. Coordination, preparation, timing and the proper tools are everything, whether you’re hosting two or 20.


For our November 16 KBTribeChat, Whirlpool Corporation and KitchenAid will co-host a culinary discussion around Thanksgiving to help prepare you for the big day!

 When it comes to hosting and entertaining, time is the most valuable resource.

Whirlpool Corporation, the world’s leading manufacturer of major home appliances, is committed to designing appliances and innovative solutions that help homeowners make the most of every minute and focus on what matters most – spending time with family and friends.


One way to ensure your Thanksgiving dinner preparations are as easy as possible is to get appliances that match your kitchen layout and meet your cooking needs. With chef-inspired design, smart features and impressive performance, KitchenAid appliances were created for those who live to cook and create.


Let’s cook up some conversation around Thanksgiving!

Our KBTribeChat questions:

Q1: What kitchen appliance features help you prepare the perfect Thanksgiving meal?

Q2. What’s the best type of kitchen layout for interacting with guests?

Q3: How do you find space for cooking and storing multiple dishes?

Q4. Quick cleaning solutions? Go!

Q5. Where do you find Thanksgiving recipe inspiration?

Here’s the transcript for this KBtribechat.

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