Tag Archives: laundry trends

Whirlpool Corporation to Discuss Home Building and Design Trends for 2022 at the NAHB International Builders’ Show  

Whirlpool Corporation is ready to be back safely and in person on the show floor at the annual NAHB International Builders’ Show (IBS), the largest annual light construction trade show in the world, on February 8-10, 2022 in Orlando, Florida. Show attendees can expect to see the latest kitchen and laundry appliance innovations that reflect today’s most in-demand industry trends in the Whirlpool Corporation booth W2554, and throughout Professional Builders’ Show Village.

In addition to exhibiting, the company is the official host for the annual in-person KBTribeChat happening at 2 p.m. (ET) Wednesday, February 9. Join Whirlpool and other kitchen and bath industry professionals as they discuss the most prevalent home building and design trends expected in 2022. In-booth chat attendees will get an exclusive tour of the Whirlpool Corporation booth as well as a special gift from Yummly®. If you’re not at the show, you can still join the discussion by following the #KBTribeChat hashtag!

Whirlpool Corporation, the world’s leading kitchen and laundry appliance company, develops and designs purposeful appliances that are driven by consumer insights. No matter how trends and consumer needs change, Whirlpool’s diverse product portfolio is designed to address those evolving preferences. For more than 110 years, Whirlpool Corporation and its family of brands — Amana, Whirlpool, Maytag, KitchenAid and JennAir — have been synonymous with breakthrough products, ideal for building industry professionals who want to offer their clients innovative appliances that meet high standards of performance.

To prepare for the discussion, here are our KBTribeChat questions:

  1. What are consumers prioritizing in 2022 when it comes to home features and design?
  2. How are generational preferences influencing home features?
  3. How can designers incorporate sought-after kitchen and laundry elements into a small space?
  4. Gourmet kitchen upgrades were sought-after in 2021 – what types of luxury kitchen features and designs can we expect to see in 2022?
  5. What changes do you expect with laundry room design and function?

Leave a comment

Filed under kbtribechat news, kbtribechat questions, Topic Descriptions

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.

Credits:

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

LG Photo > Photo Courtesy of LG Electronics USA

Leave a comment

Filed under kbtribechat questions, Topic Descriptions

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

A design discussion!

Sponsored and Hosted by Whirlpool Corporation.

P150023_3z (1)

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.

P160136_9z

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.

P160064_3z (1)

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?

Join this Twitter conversation

on Wednesday, March 8

from 2 to 3pm eastern time

by adding #KBtribechat to your tweets!

Here’s the transcript for this KBtribechat.

Leave a comment

Filed under kbtribechat questions, Topic Descriptions