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A #KBIS2019 Recap #KBtribechat

With Modenus and #DesignHoundsKBIS

Sponsored and Hosted by Designs of Distinction by Brown Wood Products

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At Designs of Distinction by Brown Wood, Inc., we enjoyed exhibiting at KBIS this year.  We are known for bringing the latest trends of decorative wood and metal accents and supports for kitchen, bath and furniture. We saw so many innovative and trendy products at KBIS this year and are excited to discuss them with you. This year, along with launching some very exciting new products, Designs of Distinction is a proud sponsor of Modenus #DesignHoundsKBIS and #KBTribechat.

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As an exhibitor at KBIS, Designs of Distinction made its mark with several new product launches. We launched a new Cut-to-Size Wire Mesh program which includes 8 styles, 6 colors, no minimums and quick shipping. In addition, we launched our new line of decorative onlays that were part of Best of KBIS. Our new line of acrylic and chrome feet were also a hit!

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We would love for you to follow us along as we continue to launch new products to upgrade your clean line designs. Follow us on Instagram here.

Did you miss KBIS? Email rjacobs@brownwoodinc.com for a copy of our new look-book which includes all the products that were on our show floor with pricing.

Our KBtribechat Questions:

1.  Which was the most stand out product that you saw at #KBIS2019 or during #DesignHoundsKBIS events and why?
2.  Product innovations – What did you see at KBIS and what would you like to see more of?
3.  Let’s talk trends. What did you see? What do you predict is here to stay? Share pics!
4.  What was your single favorite moment during KBIS 2019 or #DesignHoundsKBIS? Share pics or videos.
5. What were your favorite sightings of color? Any specific color trends you saw?
6. What were your favorite finishes that you saw?
7. What products are you seeing being used in unique ways?
8. What new trends did you see in cabinetry and decorative elements? What do you predict for the next year?

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#KBtribechat at #IBS2019

 Sponsored and Hosted by Thermador

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The International Builders’ Show is an exciting time to unveil the newest innovative products, ideas, and trends. Will you be heading to IBS this year? If so, join us for our annual in-person #KBTribechat and networking event on Wednesday, Feb. 20 at the Thermador booth (C3830). Not at IBS this year? Follow the #KBTribechat hashtag on Twitter starting at 11:00 a.m. and experience the show through the eyes of attendees and exhibitors alike. Join in on the conversation, ask questions and share your thoughts.

Thermador luxury home appliances continues to roll out more than 300 groundbreaking new products. At the show, you will be able to see the latest from Thermador firsthand—from the sleek 36-inch Masterpiece Freedom Induction Cooktop, to the ultra-innovative Thermador Connected Experience by Home Connect. You will want to take your time and devour all of the inventive and exceptional product radiating from this year’s Thermador booth.

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IBS attendees can refer to our chat questions below as you walk the show and tour our booth on Wednesday, Feb. 20. Snap lots of photos, and share your answers on the live Twitter chat using the #KBtribechat and #Thermador hashtags.
Our KBtribechat questions:

Q1: IBS is showcasing the latest product innovations and trends from leading kitchen and bath brands. What are the top new products that you are most excited for at #IBS2019?

Q2: Innovation is top of mind at #IBS2019. Which innovative products are capturing your attention?

Q3: What products are specifically designed for compact spaces?

Q4: Technology is transforming the heart of the home. What tech trends are you seeing in the kitchen at #IBS2019?

Q5: What sleek product designs are on your mind #IBS2019?

Q6: What is your favorite luxury appliance you are seeing at #IBS2019?

Q7: Which products at #IBS2019 highlight personalization?

We cannot wait to #KBTribechat with you:
Wednesday, February 20
11:00a.m. until noon at IBS 2019
Thermador KBTribechat 
booth C3830

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Jetson’s Kitchens -Here we come!

A design discussion on September 27.

Hosted by Paula Kennedy, CKD.

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Paula’s KBtribechat questions:

  • Pretend you are a fortune teller, what will the kitchen be like in 20 years?
  • What lifestyle concerns do you think will be driving these changes?
  • Do you think kitchen layouts will change much in the future?  How and Why?
  • What do you think in terms of how surface materials will change in the future kitchen? How and Why?
  • What do you expect to see in how we INTERACT with our kitchen spaces? (Tech talk)

 

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on Wednesday, September 27

from 2 to 3pm eastern time

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June 21st at #KBtribechat – What’s Trending in Kitchen Design?

A design discussion

Sponsored and Hosted by Element Designs.

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Eurocraft Cabinetry

 

Contemporary trends have grown from a very small segment of the kitchen industry, to the second most popular design preference. As a leading supplier of aluminum, glass and acrylic cabinet doors (and surfacing materials) to kitchen manufacturers across North America, Element Designs has witnessed this transformation first-hand.

Historically, design trends have always started in Europe and gradually made their way to North America over the course of a few years. Now, with the magnitude and speed of technology, design trends make their way to most markets often in just a few weeks. Staying on top of design trends is important to everyone in the industry, but it is especially crucial to our customers.

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Wellborn Cabinet’s new Aspire frameless line

 

Let’s talk about kitchen trends!

Our KBtribechat questions:

1.  The contemporary design trend is here to stay. What design elements are essential in today’s contemporary kitchen designs?

2.  What trends do you expect to have longevity?

3.  Is white forever? Or is gray the new white? What colors are trending?

4.  How have metals redefined kitchens this year?

5.  We love to see how materials can be combined to create unique designs. What are some of your favorite ways to combine materials and finishes?

6.  What is the best “on trend” kitchen you’ve seen? (let’s see pictures!)

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July 8, 2015 at #KBtribechat – Kitchen Design Trends

A mid-year review!

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Our discussion questions:

1.) What is popular for kitchen cabinetry? Door styles , wood species, finishes, hardware?

2.) What kitchen countertop materials/colors/edge details are in demand?

3.) What sinks area features are you speccing? What faucet finishes and styles are sought after in kitchens today?

4.) What’s trending in major kitchen appliances?

5.) What’s desired today for kitchen lighting?

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

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on Wednesday, July 8th

from 2 to 3pm eastern time

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The Latest Trends for the Kitchen

Top Discoveries from the 2014 Architectural Digest Home Design Show (March 20-23, NYC)

– a discussion about the latest discoveries and exciting new trends seen at this year’s Architectural Digest Home Design Show – hosted by Kim Lewis, Architectural Designer/Writer and sponsored by BlueStar and Prizer Hoods

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Each year, the Architectural Digest Home Design Show in New York City offers an amazing showcase of the latest products and trends for the home.

Join Kim Lewis and BlueStar to discuss all the great discoveries from this show.  What new products sparked your imagination?  What trends did you see that you will bring to your design work going forward? Did you see something that surprised you? What might you put to work for you and your clients immediately?

Plus, learn more about some of BlueStar and Prizer Hoods’ new products that were unveiled at the show.

Wednesday, March 26th

at #KBtribechat on Twitter

from 2 to 3pm EST

Host Kim Lewis:

Kim Lewis is an Architectural Designer and Writer / Blogger.  The Lead Designer of the hit TV show ABC’s Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, Kim designed more than 120 homes in 46 states.  Today, Kim enjoys design projects ranging from re-designing celebrity homes to pro bono assignments for Touch A Life Foundation in West Africa.  Follow Kim on Twitter and on Facebook.  Learn more about Kim at www.kimlewisdesigns.com

Sponsor BlueStar®:

Handcrafted in Reading, PA since 1880, BlueStar® cooking products are designed for discerning home chefs who demand restaurant-quality results in their own kitchens.  The BlueStar® product line features high-performance gas ranges, cooktops, wall ovens and hoods. BlueStar’s unique performance features include an open gas burner system that produces up to 25,000 BTUs of cooking power, precise 130 degree simmer burners, and oversized convection ovens with professional-grade infrared broilers.  Available in over 750+ colors and finishes, and with almost infinite configuration possibilities, BlueStar® premium cooking products offer virtually unlimited personalization options. For more information, please visit www.bluestarcooking.com.

Sponsor Prizer Hoods®:

Prizer Hoods®, Design That Performs. With luxurious and fully customizable designs, in a wide range of metal options, trims and finishes and almost endless color combinations, Prizer Hoods makes the ultimate statement in any kitchen. Each hood is handcrafted in Reading, PA with precision on state-of-the-art equipment to ensure consistency and quality.  Built to meet professional standards inside and out, Prizer Hoods combines high-gauge metals and commercial-style baffle filtration systems so anyone can cook like a pro.  The collection of professionally-inspired home ventilation systems combines world-class design with the latest in professional hood technology. For information, visit www.prizerhoods.com.

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Our Discussion Questions will include:

  1. For those in attendance, what was your overall perception of the show, especially as it relates to it’s mission of being an inspiration from the design perspective?

  1. What were the some of the biggest trends (design, form, function) as it relates to the kitchen that you saw at the Arch Digest Show?

  1. Specifically, what types of colors, metals, textures, finish options seem to be trending?

  1. What were some of the most exciting new products for the kitchen that you saw at the Arch Digest Show?

  1. True pro appliances continues to be a theme.  What were some of the offerings that caught your eye? (Ranges? Hoods? Fridge?)

  1. Customization, creating truly unique spaces, continues to be a hot trend.  What ideas did you take home from the show about how to craft unique designs and spaces?

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2014 Kitchen Trends

There is nothing more exciting than starting off a new year. Fresh and full of possibilities, it is always fun to see what is emerging, especially in the world of design. And with KBIS 2014 just around the corner, what better way to start the year then with a discussion on ….Trends in Kitchen Design!

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Join us on January 8 to contribute your expertise and observations. We want to know what YOU are seeing in the marketplace and at industry shows. What new features, colors and materials are trending this year? Which ones are destined to become classics? Which ones will your clients actually live with? What in the kitchen marketplace are you lusting after?

Here’s what we’ll discuss:

  1. What trends are you seeing in kitchen cabinetry? New design options, materials, finishes, hardware?
  2. What countertop materials/colors are most popular?
  3. What color palettes and design elements are trending?
  4. What’s new in kitchen appliances and fixtures?
  5. What’s exciting in other kitchen products like lighting or flooring?
  6. Is “aging-in-place” playing a role in kitchen design trends?
  7. How important is luxury in 2014 kitchen design?
  8. What is your personal favorite kitchen trend and why?

P.S. I know an hour is not enough time to talk trends, but we’ll do our best to squeeze it all in!

As a little food for thought, here are some forecast trends from a few in the industry:

Elle Décor: Bejeweled Kitchens and lighter woods

Huff Post Homes reports the 3 biggest trends are black countertops, open shelving and dark paints:  http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/12/15/kitchen-trends_n_4442420.html

This survey by Houzz in October 2013 highlights what’s trending in actual kitchen remodels.

**If you’ve done a blog post on 2014 trends, tweet links to share them with the group! Use the hashtag #kbtribechat.

**Also, join us on Pinterest with our #kbtribechat board: http://www.pinterest.com/kbtribechat/2014-kitchen- trends/ Share examples of kitchen trends that will be popular in 2014.

Susie Feia, Feia Construction, LLC

Susie Feia is the host for this week’s chat. Susie is owner of Feia Construction, LLC, an award-winning design/build firm in Waukesha, WI. Together with her husband, this family team has been delighting clients for 28 years. Originally specializing in historic restoration, they have evolved into a full-service remodeling firm where they handle projects from design concept to completion and also occasionally build high-end custom homes. Whether a single room (like a kitchen) or an entire home renovation, they are known for their creative design solutions, very personal, collaborative relationships, and the highest quality craftsmanship. Their philosophy is to enhance the client’s unique lifestyle with functional, timeless designs, while capturing the client’s personality with style.

Passionate about what she does, Susie stays on the cutting edge of what’s new in design and remodeling. She is a board member of Milwaukee NARI (National Association of the Remodeling Industry), founder of a women’s networking group, and is a member of Powerhouse Smart, a regional organization for the luxury market. She also volunteers her time with local community chambers, the Salvation Army and Rebuilding Together Greater Milwaukee. Susie is a speaker at KBIS2014 and other industry events, a frequent contributor to the press and radio programs, and is active on social media. Find her at Twitter, Pinterest , Facebook , G+ and LinkedIn.

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