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September 29 at #KBtribechat – Modern Glam for Kitchens and Baths

A design discussion!

Sponsored and Hosted by Element Designs

Our KBtribechat questions:

1.) How would you define Modern Glam and what are some of your favorite materials and accents used when designing in this style?

2.) The essence of a Modern Glam space lies within the details, finishes, and materials used. What details or requests are you seeing become more popular among your clients and designs?

3.) It’s not just kitchens, we are seeing a rise in popularity and demand for Modern Glam bathrooms too. What elements best make up a Modern Glam bathroom?.

4.) Lighting plays a key role in defining any space, but how does a Modern Glam design and style influence that role?

5.) There is no one specific color palette or material that makes up Modern Glam cabinetry. What styles and features are ideal for cabinets in a Modern Glam space?

6.) Backsplashes are often a primary visual that serves as a focal point in a kitchen. How do you see the Modern Glam style reflected in today’s backsplash designs and materials?

7.) Even Modern Glam can be done on a budget. What are some easy and affordable ways to add or DIY Modern Glam details into a space?

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October 17 at #KBtribechat – Bathroom Talk

Sponsored and Hosted by American Standard, DXV and GROHE, part of LIXIL Americas



Creating the perfect bathroom is an exciting and thoughtful process. There are lots of upgrades and design choices that can be made to take a simple bathroom and turn it into an oasis. Join American Standard, DXV and GROHE, part of LIXIL Americas, for a chat on all things about the bathroom on October 17 at 2 pm. Make sure to post lots of pictures. 



Our KBTribeChat questions:

  1. What are some of your favorite upcoming bathroom trends? Why?
  2. Which tech features do you see will become more and more relevant in the bathroom?
  3. Which style is more relevant in your area of the country for the bathroom– Classic, Modern or Contemporary? Share pics of examples
  4. Where do you spend most of your time/energy when it comes to designing, the shower/bath or the sink/vanity area?
  5. What are some of the most popular wellness features for the master bath?
  6. Tell us the top bathroom upgrade on your wish list. 
  7. What are some items/design choices you can add to the bathroom to immediately make it feel more luxurious?




American Standard makes life healthier, safer and more beautiful at home, at work and in our communities. For more than 140 years, the brand has innovated and created products that improve daily living in and around the bathroom and kitchen for residential and commercial customers. It has been recognized with 83 product innovation and design awards in the past five years. American Standard is part of LIXIL, a global leader in housing and building materials products and services. 


DXV is a portfolio of luxury bath and kitchen products that reimagines the most influential design movements during the past 150 years: Classic (1890-1920), Golden Era (1920-1950), Modern (1950-1990), and Contemporary (1990-Present). The brand has been recognized with 23 product innovation and design awards in the past four years. DXV is part of LIXIL, a global leader in housing and building materials products and services.


GROHE is the world’s leading provider of sanitary fittings and a global brand, dedicated to providing innovative water products. For many decades, GROHE has been committed to the brand values of technology, quality, design and sustainability that all illustrate GROHE’s commitment to creating exceptional experiences and to delivering “Pure Freude an Wasser” (Pure Enjoyment of Water). With its engineering, innovation and design activities firmly anchored in Germany, GROHE products bear the badge of quality “Made in Germany”, ultimately strengthening the customers’ confidence in the brand. The success of GROHE has been recognized with around 300 design and innovation awards in the past 10 years alone. GROHE is part of LIXIL, a global leader in housing and building materials products and services. GROHE America has an office located in the heart of the Flatiron district that houses the GROHELIVE! Center, an interactive showroom created for inspiration and collaboration. 

LIXIL makes pioneering water and housing products that solve everyday, real-life challenges, making better homes a reality for everyone, everywhere. Drawing on our Japanese heritage, we create world-leading technology and innovate to make high quality products that transform homes. But the LIXIL difference is how we do this; through meaningful design, an entrepreneurial spirit, a dedication to improving accessibility for all, and responsible business growth. Our approach comes to life through industry leading brands, including LIXIL, GROHE, American Standard, INAX, and TOSTEM, as well as specialty brands such as DXV. Over 70,000 colleagues operating in 150 countries are proud to make products that touch the lives of more than a billion people every day.

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Contemporary Kitchen Design!

As a lead in to Dwell on Design, we are excited to be discussing the latest in modern design.

Host Susan Serra will be leading this discussion for our June 19, 2013 kbtribechat.  Join us from 2 to 3pm eastern time on Twitter by adding #kbtribechat to your tweets!
Here is the Pinterest board for Susan’s kbtribechat.

Susan has submitted these questions for our group discussion:

1. How is a contemporary kitchen design defined?   

2. What are the trends in contemporary kitchens?  

3.  What role do countertops play in contemporary kitchen design?  

4. How does appliance design support contemporary kitchen design? 

5. What role does color play in contemporary kitchen design? 

6. Describe some basic design elements in contemporary kitchen design.

Susan Serra, award winning designer, Certified Kitchen Designer (CKD) and Aging in Place Specialist (CAPS), has owned and operated a kitchen design firm for over 20 years. Susan is an industry brand consultant, speaker and a passionate observer of kitchen and bath sociological and product trends. A go-to source for the media on kitchen design, Susan has been featured over the years in Meredith publications, Oprah.com, HGTV, NY Times, LA Times, appearances on Martha Stewart radio and many other media outlets. Susan is founder of www.BornholmKitchen.comwww.ScandinavianMade.com and authors the blog,www.TheKitchenDesigner.org
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