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Design Rules!

Is the work triangle still relevant?

Even the novice has heard of the work triangle in connection with kitchen design.  It’s the imaginary line between the sink, range and refrigerator. These items need to be thoughtfully placed for efficient use of the space.

Is the work triangle only relevant for small kitchens?

Can we throw out the rule if an island is involved?

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Blue is not a good color for the kitchen!

Do you agree with this statement?

Color “psychology” has taught us that not only is blue an appetite suppressant but  food does not look good against it. Does this translate to the kitchen?

Do you have pictures that prove this wrong?

Bathroom sink cabinets should be 34″ high.

This has long been a standard but is changing.  Tall clients often want taller counter heights in their bathrooms but is this a good idea?

We will be discussing these “rules” and more on Wednesday, May 15, 2013.  Join our Twitter discussion by adding #kbtribechat to your tweets between two and three pm eastern time. We look forward to your input!

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Timeless Kitchens!

On Wednesday, February 6th,  Patti Johnson will be hosting #kbtribechat.  She will lead us in a discussion on the design features of timeless kitchens. Our twitter chat is from 2 to 3pm eastern time. Join us!

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As the owner of Patti Johnson Interiors, a full service Interior Design firm located in Ohio, Patti is a Professional Member of CID and IDS and served as President of The Interior Design Society in Ohio 2008 – 2010.

PJI has added Commercial Spaces to her resume and her design work has been featured in HouseTrends, ATHOME magazines and other local publications. As a contributor to various publications writing design advice articles she also engages readers on her blog “Chatti Patti Talks Design” and is currently participating in The Dayton Philharmonic ShowHouse to open this May.

Active in Social Media, Patti served as Chief Chat Ambassador for the popular Twitter based Interior Designer Chat for 2010 & 2011, a participant in the Brizo #Blogger19 program and recently traveled to Europe with Modenus as part of Blog Tour London.

Patti Johnson Interiors specializes in “Transforming Spaces Into Beautiful Places”, in both residential and commercial disciplines and enjoys working in a collaborative manner with Clients and an established team of professionals to provide solutions and bring the client’s vision to life.

To learn more or interact with Patti, visit these links:

PattiJohnsonInteriors.com

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Kitchen Renovation Mistakes To Avoid

On August 1, 2012 we will be giving our advice on Kitchen Renovation Mistakes to Avoid at #kbtribechat on Twitter from 2 to 3 pm eastern time.  Please join us!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here are our discussion questions:

1.) What are the biggest Kitchen Renovation mistakes to avoid?

2.) New counters and flooring – old cabinets – a good idea?

3.) Any Kitchen Island blunders?

4.) What mistakes regarding Appliances should be avoided?

5.) Any cabinet storage mistakes to avoid?

Here is the transcript to this very informative chat!

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Host Brenda S. Lynn

On Wednesday, July 11th, Brenda S. Lynn is hosting kbtribechat.  She will be leading a discussion on remodeling kitchens and bathrooms.  We will be sharing our tips for making sure a remodeling project runs smoothly.  We want ideas that we can share with the families going through this process and for the professionals doing the work.   Join us from 2 to 3 pm eastern time on Twitter.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Brenda S. Lynn

Brenda is a kitchen designer from Huntsville, Alabama who has much to share about making the remodeling process easier on the client.   Most recently she was employed with Gobble-Fite Lumber Co. Inc. as a kitchen and bath designer from May 2009 thru June 28, 2012.  Her newest position is with Kith Kitchens, a division of Kith Companies, as customer service representative/corporate designer/2020 specialist.

Brenda shares her insights on her blog Sweet Magnolia Style and Ramblings.

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Kitchens! – What’s Trending Now?

On Wednesday, June 13, 2012, we will be discussing Kitchen Trends at #kbtribechat on Twitter! Join us from 2 to 3 pm eastern time.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Our questions:

1.) What cabinet styles are trending? Describe them.

2.) What countertop and backsplash materials are you finding popular now?

3.) What colors are trending now in Kitchens?

4.) Are you seeing any plumbing fixture trends? What styles? What finishes?

5.) Are you seeing any appliance trends?

6.) What’s trending in kitchen lighting?

7.) Do your clients what certain storage solutions?

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Poggenpohl at KBIS in Chicago!

 

 

Join guest host, Mark Johnson FAIA, on Wednesday, April 25, 2012,  for #kbtribechat LIVE from the Poggenpohl booth, #1825, at the 2012 Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS). We’ll be talking with Janine Flamer, Vice President, Marketing & Public Relations at Poggenpohl U.S. (@PoggenpohlUS).

Janine will be sharing the new +ARTESIO® kitchen, a concept developed jointly by celebrated architect Hadi Teherani and Poggenpohl. Going far beyond the fitted kitchens typically found in the industry, it provides an all-embracing solution in an architectural melting pot fusing furniture design, wall, floor and ceiling integrating ventilation, lighting and sound. +ARTESIO® is a comprehensive concept in which the aspects of building, architecture, home living, cooking and kitchen all coalesce, continuing the Bauhaus philosophy of “form follows function.”

We’ll also be touring the Poggenpohl booth along with several of the #kbtribechat members attending KBIS. You can expect to see lots of pictures shared by the ‘tribe.’

Don’t miss this exciting Twitter chat from KBIS, our K&B industry show! It promises to be a fun and informative hour for all. For those visiting Chicago, the +ARTESIO® kitchen will also be unveiled at the Poggenpohl Showroom (suite 138) in Chicago’s LuxeHome (@LuxeHome_Chi) at the Merchandise Mart during KBIS.

Here is the transcript for this chat.

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2012 Transcripts

Jan 4 – Eco Kitchen Design by Becky Shankle

Jan 11 – Kitchen Appliances

Jan 18 – 2012 Kitchen & Bath Business Forecast

Jan 25 – Vision House in Epcot & The Cool Energy House at IBS 2012

                              by Mark Johnson FAIA

Feb 1 – Cabinet Interior Accessories that Wow!

Feb 8 – The Vision House by Mark Johnson FAIA

Feb 15 – Solid Surfacing Trends by Jon Olson of Sterling Surfaces

Feb 22 – Social Media Marketing by Nick Lovelady

February 29 – Lighting by Shanna Casey of Residential Lighting Magazine

March 7 – Kitchen Islands by Jeremy Parcels

March 14 – Steamy Shower Thoughts by Nora DePalma

March 21 – Blogging for Business by Todd Vendituoli

March 28 – Kitchen Appliances by Leslie Clagett

April 4 – Leveraging Technology by Eric Schimelpfenig

April 11 – #Coverings2012 by Paul Anater

April 18 – #Coverings2012 by Mark Johnson FAIA

April 25 – Poggenpohl Kitchens

May 2 – KBIS Recap

May 9 – LED Lighting by Brandon Smith LEED AP

May 16 – Designing “Green”

May 23 – Houzz by Todd Vendituoli

May 30 – Remodeling by Michelle Drenckhahn

June 6 – 723 Spring St. – A LEED Platinum Home! by Mark Johnson FAIA

June 13 – Kitchen Trends!

June 20 – Bath Trends!

June 27 – Where Do You Find Inspiration?

Jully 11 – Tips For A Smooth Remodel by Brenda Lynn

July 18 – Technology for K+B Pros by Rhonda Burgin

July 25 – Outdoor Kitchens

August 1 – Kitchen Renovation Mistakes To Avoid

August 8 – Luxury Bathroom Design

August 15 – Universal Kitchen Design

August 22 – Using Technology In Design hosted by Thermador

September 5 – Countertop Trends hosted by Jon Olson of Sterling Surfaces

September 12 – Lighting Kitchens & Baths hosted by James Bedell

September 19 – Couture Kitchens hosted by Rebecca Reynolds

September 26 – Jobsite Management ~ Who’s In Charge??

October 3 – Designing Green Kitchens & Bathrooms!

October 10 – Kitchen Design Trends

October 17 – Marketing Tips for k+b pros

October 24 – Digging Deep Into Pinterest hosted by Courtney Price

October 31 – Bathroom Design After Cancer by C.B. Whittemore & Nora DePalma

November 7 – Where Do You Find Inspiration?

November 14 – Managing Social Media

November 21 – Let’s Talk Turkey

November 28 – host Mark Johnson interviews Martin Brown

December 5 – Color for the Kitchen & Bath – by Lisa M. Smith

December 12 – Specifying Paint – by Mark Johnson FAIA

December 19 – #kbtribechat Holiday Party!

                                                        

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