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May 25 at #KBtribechat – Automotive Influences on Residential Interiors

Hosted by Lisa M. Smith

Lisa’s KBtribechat Questions:

Q1: Car doors eliminate visual hinges and frames. Do you use frame or frameless cabinets in your designs and why?

Q2.) Metal is a common element in cars and kitchens. How & what metals do you incorporate into your designs?

Q3: Innovative materials drive the car industry. What new material choices do you like to use for K&B and how?

Q4.) Luxury cars use finishes to appeal to the senses. How do you make kitchens and bathrooms do the same?

Q5) Cars keep adding tech. How are you incorporating latest technology into K&B and keeping your designs fresh and up to date?

Q6) A good car is easy to use, a master of efficiency. What design elements make a kitchen efficient and easy?

Q7.) How do you design the kitchen and bath for physical comfort? Give examples of flooring, seating, products, etc.

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DECEMBER 8, 2021 #KBTRIBECHAT – LUXURY BATHROOMS (WITH WELLNESS DESIGN EMPHASIS)

Sponsored by Duravit and Hosted by Jamie Gold, CKD, CAPS, MCCWC

The wellness-designed primary bathroom has well-organized storage, generous fixtures, ample natural light and nature views, along with designer-curated personalization. 

Primary bathrooms have become spaces to relax and refresh both body and soul for our busy lives. No longer intended to just facilitate hygiene, these essential rooms are now designed to inspire through form and finish, as well as with light and layout. Biophilia is a strong element via nature-influenced forms and hues. The effect is luxurious, nuanced and personalized, and the goal is for clients to “bloom” in the space where they start and end their hectic days.

Explore the latest fixtures and faucets, furnishings, and opportunities to enhance your bathroom projects with wellness design consultant and Wellness by Design book author Jamie Gold, CKD, CAPS, MCCWC and global manufacturer and sponsor Duravit. This lively informative KBtribechat on Luxury Bathrooms (With a Wellness Design Emphasis) will take place on Wednesday, December 8th at 2 PM ET/11 AM PT.

Jamie’s latest book for Simon & Schuster includes three complete chapters on bathrooms. 

Our KBtribchat Questions:

1. How have your primary bathroom projects changed in recent years in terms of budget, size and scope (e.g., incorporating walk-in closets, enhanced wellness features, dressing rooms, fitness areas, etc.)?

2. How does the concept of wellness play into bathroom projects in terms of design and product choice?

3. Are there certain materials and finishes, shapes and or wellness enhancements that you find are very popular in bathroom design at the moment? 

4. From a wellness, hygiene and even technology standpoint, what are must-have features of today’s luxury bathroom (i.e., bidets, smart mirrors, etc.)?

5. The freestanding bathtub is often associated with luxury bathrooms, what are a few favorite designs for freestanding bathtubs and accompanying accessories (faucets, backrests, trays etc.)? 

6. What are your go-to styles, sizes, configurations and finishes for bathroom sinks and lav faucets?

7. What does wellness design mean to you in terms of bathroom specifications? Show off some of your favorite wellness-enhancing primary bathroom spaces!

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November 4 at #KBtribechat – Luxurious Bathrooms

A design discussion!

Our KBtribechat questions:

Please share lots pictures of luxurious bathrooms you like!

1.) Are your clients ordering luxurious bathrooms or just doing the basics?

2.) What features are they asking to be included? What items would you want in your dream bathroom?

3.) What sinks do you prefer for luxurious bathrooms? Do you specify different choices for Powder Rooms than you would for Master Bathrooms?


4.) What plumbing fixtures are you loving now? Let us know style and finish favs.


5.) What lighting choices are you recommending for bathrooms?


6.) What are your lux countertop preferences for bathrooms?


7.) What cabinetry looks and features do you like for lux bathrooms?

8.) Do you mix metal finishes in luxurious bathrooms? Explain + show us pictures!

9.) What colors do you like for luxurious bathrooms?

Where we’re pinning this week: Here’s our #KBtribechat group Pinterest board Bathroom Design Ideas. Let us know if you’d like to be added.

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March 9 at #KBtribechat: Transforming Master Bathrooms into Luxurious Retreats

An informative and inspiring discussion sponsored and hosted by Ferguson Bath, Kitchen & Lighting Gallery.

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Spa-inspired bathrooms is not a new trend, but the demand for it is hotter than ever. The product experts at Ferguson Bath, Kitchen & Lighting Gallery are seeing more busy homeowners request products that transform their master bathrooms into a luxurious getaway – a visit to the spa within the confines of their own home. From customized toilet areas, to digital showering systems with personalized settings, today’s homeowners want a functional space that doubles as a luxurious retreat.

Join us for #KBtribechat on March 9th at 2 p.m. EST as we chat about the newest bathroom design trends and products to create a spa-inspired sanctuary.

KBtribechat Questions:

Q1: What makes a bathroom luxurious?
Q2: From functional to decorative, how do you incorporate lighting into a bathroom retreat?
Q3: What are your favorite tech integrations for a luxurious bath?
Q4: How does personalization translate to luxury?
Q5: From water rooms to his/her areas, what new space planning ideas are being incorporated in to spa-like bathrooms?

 

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Essential Bathroom Luxuries

We want your opinion Kbtribe!

Luxury Bath Design

Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate of 500 recently conducted a survey of luxury home buyers on what they considered “essential“.

Their results for the bathroom:

#1 – Multiple Shower Heads

#2 – Dedicated Make-up/Grooming Space

#3 – Heated Floors

#4 – Ports for digital music players

#5 – A “focal point” tub

#6 – A sauna or steam room

Do you agree?

These certainly are great items but let’s bring this to the kitchen and bath pros of Kbtribechat.  What are your top 6 bathroom essentials?  This is obviously a list beyond the basics.

Do you find most of your clients wanting multiple shower heads and make-up vanities in the master bath?  Those are the top two “essentials” on the list!

Get your list ready…we’re talking bathroom design at the next Kbtribechat!

Wednesday ~ December 11, 2013 ~ 2-3pm eastern time ~ on Twitter

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Steamy Shower Thoughts

  

 
 
 
 

 

 
 

 

Hosted by Nora DePalma

About Mr. Steam
Making Wellness a Way of Life®, Mr. Steam® provides the finest quality steam showers and towel warmers for residential and commercial use. Mr. Steam products help support a healthy lifestyle with innovative accessories, including AromaSteam™ aromatic oils system, ChromaSteam™ mood lighting system, in-shower Musictherapy® speakers, and in-shower seating to enhance the steam bathing experience. For more information, please visitwww.mrsteam.com or call toll-free: 1-800-76-STEAM.

Some recent media coverage reports that tubs are dead; long live the shower. Trend or not? What defines a sustainable, accessible yet luxurious bathing experience? Sponsored by Mr. Steam, US-based manufacturer of the world’s most luxurious steam showers and steam baths, our chat will cover these topics:

– How do you specify an enjoyable, yet sustainable shower system?

– Are your customers aware of home steam showers as an option for new or remodeled baths?

– How do you educate customers about the home steam shower option?

– Are you specifying tubs and whirlpools in home bathrooms? Why or why not?

– Let’s talk aging-in-place. Are you specifying walk-in tubs? Why or why not?

– Have you found a high-style option for shower safety: grab bars, seats, other options?

Our March 14 chat will be hosted by will be hosted by Nora DePalma of O’Reilly-DePalma, a marketing and public relations agency for the building products industry. Got ideas for other topics? Contact Nora or Mr. Steam via Twitter: @noradepalma, @steamtherapy.


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Introducing our November 16, 2011 Host (Topic – Universal Design for the Bathroom without giving up style!)

 

 

 

 

 

Alesha E. Churba

 Alesha E. Churba, Certified Aging in Place Specialist, is the coordinator and an instructor in the CADD Program at Idaho State University College of Technology.  She is also the owner of A.E. Churba Design, LLC.   Alesha writes about and advocates for aging in place and designing for the future.

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