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September 15 at #KBtribechat – WELLNESS DESIGN IN THE LAUNDRY ZONE

Sponsored by LG Electronics and Hosted by Jamie Gold, CKD, CAPS, MCCWC

“Washers and dryers have numerous features today that older pairs lacked,” Jamie wrote in her September 2020 book, Wellness by Design, (Simon & Schuster/Tiller Press, 2020).

Laundry rooms have moved out of the basement and garage to premium placement in a home’s main living areas. Rather than the utilitarian dungeons of old, these spaces are likely now to be spacious, sunny and stylish. They also work harder than ever before, often evolving into multi-tasking flex zones for hobbies, pets, pantry storage, device charging, family organizing and package handling. 

This trend greatly accelerated during the Covid-19 pandemic, when the room’s appliances took on tremendous importance in handling clothing, linens, towels, and even well-worn stuffed animals! Their sanitizing power became a crucial component in a household’s health and well-being.  Laundry appliances’ ability to help you get quickly back to the office (or your next Zoom meeting) in your favorite outfit counts too. 

Explore the latest appliance types and configurations, performance features, and space planning opportunities to enhance your client projects. Explore too the links between laundry zones and wellness design for health-focused homeowners and builders.  

Join wellness design consultant and Wellness by Design book author Jamie Gold, CKD, CAPS, MCCWC with global appliance manufacturer and sponsor LG for Wellness Design in the Laundry/Flex Room. This lively, informative KBtribechat will happen on Wednesday, September 15th at 2 PM ET/11 AM PT.

Jamie’s latest book for Simon & Schuster shares the benefits of wellness to clients’ living spaces and professionals’ success.

Our KBtribechat Questions:

  1. How have your laundry zone projects changed in recent years in terms of budget, size, and location within the home?
  2. Are you adding secondary laundry spaces in larger homes and, if so, which locations and what equipment)?
  3. For laundry/flex rooms, what additional functions are clients typically including (e.g., pantry, pets, package handling, other)?
  4. What laundry appliance features and benefits are being requested most often (e.g., space saving hacks; water and energy-saving; timesaving and convenience)?  
  5. Is there more of a focus on wellness features like allergen-cleaning, sanitizing, steam, accessibility, and other considerations in their appliances – or are you suggesting them? 
  6. Smart homes seem to be more popular by the day, are clients requesting more appliances with smart features? 
  7. Laundry rooms have gotten more stylish and spendy in recent years. Show off some of your favorite spaces.

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Book Cover > Wellness by Design (Tiller Press), © J. Gold // BLANCO

LG Photo > Photo Courtesy of LG Electronics USA

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September 9 at #KBtribechat – The Laundry Room

Today’s Most Wanted Space: Whirlpool Corporation Hosts KBTribeChat on the Laundry Room

A lot has changed in 2020, but one thing that hasn’t is the desire for a laundry room in the home. This space still tops the list of features today’s buyers want most. But, laundry rooms are evolving. They no longer have to be a boring space that’s hidden away from the rest of the home. Instead, they’re finally getting the attention they deserve and, with the right design, can be functional, beautiful rooms that make homeowners’ lives easier.

On Wednesday, September 9, join Whirlpool Corporation (@WhirlpoolCorp) as the company plays host to a KBTribeChat on this sought-after space.

Whirlpool Corporation, the world’s leading kitchen and laundry appliance company, designs innovative appliance solutions that help streamline this task. The Whirlpool Corporation brand portfolio has been thoughtfully designed to help building industry professionals appeal to the needs and wants of today’s home buyers, whether they’re looking for a functional laundry appliance that fits into a small space, or one that removes unnecessary guesswork.

Mark your calendars for Wednesday, September 9 at 2 p.m. ET as Whirlpool Corporation leads a discussion on building and designing innovative laundry spaces.

Here are our KBtribechat questions:

1.) How has laundry appliance technology advanced in the last few years?


2.) How can homeowners transform laundry rooms into multi-functional spaces?


3.) Which features have homeowners come to expect in their laundry rooms?


4.) What are some ways to incorporate laundry into small homes?


5.) Which design tips can help keep laundry rooms organized?

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on Wednesday, September 9

from 2 to 3 pm eastern

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Let’s Talk Laundry!

Sponsored and Hosted by  Whirlpool Corporation

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Did you know nearly all buyers – 91 percent – want a laundry room included in their home, more than any other home or community feature? Results from a recent survey conducted by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) found that of the 91 percent of respondents who want a laundry room, 54 percent consider it an essential, the highest-ranked feature in the category.

It’s safe to say the laundry room should no longer be an afterthought when designing or building a home. On Wednesday, September 4, join Whirlpool Corporation (@WhirlpoolCorp) as it plays host to our KBTribeChat on this sought-after space.

Often cited as one of the most loathed household chores, the laundry process needs to be made as easy and efficient as possible for homeowners. Whirlpool Corporation, the world’s leading manufacturer of major home appliances, designs laundry appliance solutions that help take the guesswork out of this task with the latest technologies and innovations.

From select Whirlpool® front load washers with the Load & Go™ dispenser to Maytag® top load dryers with the Extra Power button, the Whirlpool Corporation brand portfolio has been thoughtfully designed to give building industry professionals the depth and breadth of appliance options ​for virtually any home or project.

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Join us at 2 p.m. ET on Wednesday, September 4 as we discuss building and designing functional laundry spaces.

Here are our KBtribechat questions:

1. How has laundry room design evolved over the past decade?
2. What are some of the most important amenities to include in a laundry room?
3. Top load vs front load appliances: How do you choose?
4. How can you make the most of a small laundry room space?
5. Where do you think laundry room design is headed?

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June 6 at #KBtribechat – The Evolution of Laundry

A design discussion

Sponsored and Hosted by GE Appliances

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As laundry moves from the basement to the first floor, we’re seeing new innovations in design and technology. Join GE Appliances for a chat on how laundry is evolving on June 6 at 2 pm.

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Our KBtribechat questions: 

  • Laundry is moving up from the basement. What trends in laundry room design do you see because of it?

  • How have the clothes you wash changed over the last ten years?

  • Who does laundry most often in your house?

  • What are your pain points around laundry? What features do you wish you had?

  • Laundry machines are operating with less water and shorter cycles. Has this impacted the way you do laundry?

  • The latest in laundry tech. What innovations have you seen in laundry?

  • Top load or front load? Debate.

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on Wednesday, June 6

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March 8 at #KBtribechat – Take the Laundry Room to the Next Level!

A design discussion!

Sponsored and Hosted by Whirlpool Corporation.

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Laundry spaces are sometimes an afterthought when designing or building a home. But to consumers, these spaces are seen as a key must-have. As home design trends evolve, customization in homes calls for a stylish and functional laundry room space.

On Wednesday, March 8, join Whirlpool Corporation as they host the KBTribeChat on the laundry room! Whirlpool Corporation, the world’s leading global manufacturer of home appliances, is a company that has consistently delivered innovative appliance “firsts,” including the first large capacity front-load clothes washer in the U.S.

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When it comes to laundry, families are always looking for ways to make their lives easier and less complex without compromising care. Whirlpool Corporation and its portfolio of brands designs in-home appliance solutions that are focused on improving how families give and get the care they need with the latest technologies and innovations. Each brand has been thoughtfully designed for a specific customer and home-type, giving the depth and breadth of appliance options for virtually any home or project.

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Let’s talk laundry and increase the functionality of this hard-working room!

Our KBTribeChat questions:

• Q1: What is the most desired feature in today’s laundry rooms?

• Q2: Top load vs front load appliances: Which do you choose?

• Q3: What’s the best way to make a small laundry room seem larger?

• Q4: Is energy efficiency important when selecting a washer/dryer? Please explain!

• Q5: Where do you think laundry room design is headed?

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on Wednesday, March 8

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Wash. Dry. Fold. Repeat – Let’s talk Laundry

A design discussion!

Sponsored and Hosted by Ferguson Bath, Kitchen & Lighting Gallery!

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The laundry room has finally come into its own as a bright and organized cleanup command center. Homeowners are putting more thought into the space, making it a multi-use area and reflective of their design style and personality. Join Ferguson Bath, Kitchen & Lighting Gallery for a discussion about the evolving laundry room, washer/dryer innovations and how to take the space to the next level.

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Our KBtribechat Questions:

Q1: Have laundry rooms evolved past the traditional washer/dryer? How do you take the space to the next level?

Q2: What’s important when choosing a brand of washer/dryer?

Q3: What laundry innovations are you loving?

Q4: The great washer debate: front loader or top loader?

Q5: How do you infuse some fun into the design of a laundry room?

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on Wednesday, September 21

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August 5, 2015 at #KBtribechat: The Laundry Room

A design discussion!

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Our discussion questions:

1.) What features would be included in the ultimate laundry room? Share pictures!

2.) Share solutions if the laundry can not be designed into a room of it’s own.

3.)  Designing in organization for ironing can be a challenge. What are your solutions?

4.) The laundry area is an ideal place to accommodate pet needs.  Please share your design ideas!

5.) What are your design tips for creating a bright, cheerful laundry room?

We will be pinning images for this KBtribechat. If you’d like an invitation to our group Pinterest board on Laundry Rooms, please ask!

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on Wednesday, August 5th

from 2 to 3pm eastern time

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