Hosted by Paula Kennedy CKD.
We hear it every day but what does it really mean for us as designers . . . tiny home, downsizing, small spaces, urban living, minimalist, simplifying . . .
What does it all mean, is it just a trend that we don’t really have to worry about? Is it just an urban problem that I don’t need to worry about? If my clients need this what do manufacturers offer that will work? How can I meet their needs through design and specification?
A trend is something that comes and goes, this is something deeper, just like designing for Aging in Place and Sustainability. Our Industry, Manufacturers and Designers need to sit up, and take notice of the “Micro Size Me Movement” we need to get out in front of it!
THE DISCUSSION QUESTIONS: (kitchen & bath specific)
Q1. Are you seeing this movement in your region? What generations are you seeing needing, demanding and utilizing these smaller living spaces?
Q2. Small spaces can be designed and built in the suburbs as part of larger homes as well, what situations (or opportunities) are driving this need? How do you feel about the current inventory of this type of dwelling in your area?
Q3. Considering appliances, fixtures and storage, how can we maximize design for these small spaces?
Q4. What design techniques, elements and principles can we use to design for these small spaces?
Q5. How will population growth continue to increase demand for these spaces, products and design?
Q6. What do we need from manufacturers for small spaces both in the kitchen AND in the bath?
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on Wednesday, August 14, 2019
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Hosted by Paula Kennedy, CMKBD, CLIPP
Timeless Kitchen Design, Seattle Washington
NKBA CEU Provider
“#MicroSizeMe – Designing for Downsizing and Small Spaces” is an approved NKBA Chapter CEU
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