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January 27 at #KBtribechat – Designing With Living In Place in Mind

A kitchen and bath industry Twitter discussion

Sponsored and Hosted by Rev-A-Shelf

Our KBtribechat Questions:

Q1. How would you define Living In Place? Do you know that it differs from other principles like Universal Design and Aging in Place?

Q2. Do any of you work with Occupational Therapists?


Q3. Safe: Do you have any go-to products for clients who want to ease strain, limit reach and reduce dangerous clutter?

Q4. Healthy: Ample lighting has a huge impact on not only safety, but also health. Do you take into consideration the effects of certain lighting on health when creating your design?

Q5. Comfort for Everyone: How can you add comfort for all to a design without sacrificing aesthetic? (i.e. handrails, no threshold doors, door knobs)

Q6. Where do you get your inspiration for Living In Place Designs? 

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at 2pm on Wednesday, 1/27

by adding #KBtribechat to your tweets!

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Livable Design

BLANCO defines livable design as transitional in feel – but with organic lines that are naturally inspired and offer durability and easy-to-clean performance. It’s not enough to walk the line between traditional and modern… today’s styles must also be performance driven – they need to save water, last longer, be easy-to-use and easy-to-clean. They also need to offer organic lines – gently sloping and easy to match with today’s surfaces, cabinetry and flooring. Even modern cabinetry is reliant on nature’s palettes and textures so the fixtures must match.

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BLANCO is sponsoring and hosting our January 7, 2015 KBtribechat.  

Join us on Twitter from 2 to 3pm eastern time

by adding #KBtribechat to your tweets.

Here are their discussion questions:

Question 1: What is livable design? How are you inspired by organic themes?

Question 2: Colors are livable. What colors take their inspiration from nature?

Question 3: Ergonomics are important to livable design. How do ergonomics impact your designs?

Question 4: How does personalization play a role in livable design?

Question 5: Durability is a hallmark of livable design. Is quality making a comeback? Are we tired of a throwaway culture?

Question 6: As living spaces come together, how do open floor plans impact design?

Question 7: Open floor plans also mean keeping spaces uncluttered. What organization systems are you employing to keep it clean?

Find more information at BlancoAmerica.com.

Here is the transcript for this KBtribechat.

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