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March 29th at #KBtribechat – What is a “Luxury” Kitchen?

A kitchen and bath industry design discussion!

Our KBtribechat questions:

1. What does “luxury” mean to you in regards to kitchens?

2. What are defining characteristics of a Luxury Kitchen?

3. Describe some basic design elements in Luxury Kitchen design.

4. What colors and looks are trending in luxurious kitchens?

5. What materials are trending for Luxury Kitchens?

6. What storage solutions do you like to use to add luxury to kitchens?

7. When to add hardware: How do you choose if you want hardware or not?

8. How can smart solutions add luxury to kitchens?

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on Wednesday, March 29

from 2 to 3pm eastern

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Maximalism – An Emerging Design Trend?

Apparently the Great Recession is coming to an end.  After years of spending carefully, there is pent up demand for home improvement projects of all kinds.  Along with this seems to be a  desire for luxury and lasting products that will add to our lives with beauty and durability.

Some have mentioned that Maximalism is a design trend of the future in response to the frugality of the recent past.  Do you agree? Have you seen hints of this trend emerging?


Maximalism offers style without clutter using luxury materials.  Texture is important and often there is a layering of texture and pattern or the use of multiple patterns.  Colors are often rich, bright and bold with detailed room accents and luxe touches like crystal pendant chandeliers.

There are traces of Maximalism in the kitchen above found on Houzz.

How can we institute Maximalism details in our kitchen and bathroom designs?  Share pics of ideas!

Reclaiming and repurposing are out with Maximalism.  Is this an issue? What are your thoughts on this?

Do you think Maximalism is an emerging design trend?

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by adding #KBtribechat to your tweets

on Wednesday, July 16th from 2 to 3pm eastern time!


Here is the transcript for this KBribechat.


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