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Talking Today’s Top Laundry Trends: Whirlpool Corporation to Host KBTribeChat

Laundry rooms continue to top the most-wanted features list for all generations of home buyers, and the demand is stronger than ever. With over 50% of consumers doing seven loads of laundry or more per week, they’re spending lots of time in the laundry room – time that could be improved with clever design and purposeful appliance innovations. 

Whether they’re handling big laundry loads or small, consumers are looking for a space that can help them streamline the laundry routine and improve life at home. How can you design a laundry room that not only fulfills buyer needs but exceeds expectations? 

Join Whirlpool Corporation (@WhirlpoolCorp) on Wednesday, September 7, as the company hosts a KBTribeChat on ways to design efficient laundry rooms that work overtime for busy homeowners. With everything from design ideas to new innovations, this interactive and informative discussion provides industry professionals with valuable ways to make the laundry room as functional as possible.

Whirlpool Corporation, a leading global major appliance company, manufactures appliance solutions that offer ways to enhance and simplify everyday laundry routines so consumers can spend more time doing the things they love. The Whirlpool Corporation brand portfolio has been thoughtfully designed to help building industry professionals meet the needs and wants of today’s homebuyers, whether they’re looking for an appliance that tackles even the most stubborn stains or just simplifies their weekly chores. 

Save the date for 2 p.m. ET Wednesday, September 7 as Whirlpool Corporation plays host to a discussion on today’s top laundry room trends.

Preview our KBtribechat questions:

  1. What’s the value of incorporating laundry into both single-family homes and rental properties? 
  2. Which laundry room features and design elements are you noticing buyers asking for in the space? 
  3. How has laundry room technology evolved to meet the needs of today’s home buyers? 
  4. With more homeowners looking to maximize space and functionality, how can you create a laundry room that’s multifunctional? 
  5. What do you think the future of laundry room design will look like?

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September 15 at #KBtribechat – WELLNESS DESIGN IN THE LAUNDRY ZONE

Sponsored by LG Electronics and Hosted by Jamie Gold, CKD, CAPS, MCCWC

“Washers and dryers have numerous features today that older pairs lacked,” Jamie wrote in her September 2020 book, Wellness by Design, (Simon & Schuster/Tiller Press, 2020).

Laundry rooms have moved out of the basement and garage to premium placement in a home’s main living areas. Rather than the utilitarian dungeons of old, these spaces are likely now to be spacious, sunny and stylish. They also work harder than ever before, often evolving into multi-tasking flex zones for hobbies, pets, pantry storage, device charging, family organizing and package handling. 

This trend greatly accelerated during the Covid-19 pandemic, when the room’s appliances took on tremendous importance in handling clothing, linens, towels, and even well-worn stuffed animals! Their sanitizing power became a crucial component in a household’s health and well-being.  Laundry appliances’ ability to help you get quickly back to the office (or your next Zoom meeting) in your favorite outfit counts too. 

Explore the latest appliance types and configurations, performance features, and space planning opportunities to enhance your client projects. Explore too the links between laundry zones and wellness design for health-focused homeowners and builders.  

Join wellness design consultant and Wellness by Design book author Jamie Gold, CKD, CAPS, MCCWC with global appliance manufacturer and sponsor LG for Wellness Design in the Laundry/Flex Room. This lively, informative KBtribechat will happen on Wednesday, September 15th at 2 PM ET/11 AM PT.

Jamie’s latest book for Simon & Schuster shares the benefits of wellness to clients’ living spaces and professionals’ success.

Our KBtribechat Questions:

  1. How have your laundry zone projects changed in recent years in terms of budget, size, and location within the home?
  2. Are you adding secondary laundry spaces in larger homes and, if so, which locations and what equipment)?
  3. For laundry/flex rooms, what additional functions are clients typically including (e.g., pantry, pets, package handling, other)?
  4. What laundry appliance features and benefits are being requested most often (e.g., space saving hacks; water and energy-saving; timesaving and convenience)?  
  5. Is there more of a focus on wellness features like allergen-cleaning, sanitizing, steam, accessibility, and other considerations in their appliances – or are you suggesting them? 
  6. Smart homes seem to be more popular by the day, are clients requesting more appliances with smart features? 
  7. Laundry rooms have gotten more stylish and spendy in recent years. Show off some of your favorite spaces.

Credits:

Book Cover > Wellness by Design (Tiller Press), © J. Gold // BLANCO

LG Photo > Photo Courtesy of LG Electronics USA

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Wash. Dry. Fold. Repeat – Let’s talk Laundry

A design discussion!

Sponsored and Hosted by Ferguson Bath, Kitchen & Lighting Gallery!

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The laundry room has finally come into its own as a bright and organized cleanup command center. Homeowners are putting more thought into the space, making it a multi-use area and reflective of their design style and personality. Join Ferguson Bath, Kitchen & Lighting Gallery for a discussion about the evolving laundry room, washer/dryer innovations and how to take the space to the next level.

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Our KBtribechat Questions:

Q1: Have laundry rooms evolved past the traditional washer/dryer? How do you take the space to the next level?

Q2: What’s important when choosing a brand of washer/dryer?

Q3: What laundry innovations are you loving?

Q4: The great washer debate: front loader or top loader?

Q5: How do you infuse some fun into the design of a laundry room?

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Join this Twitter Chat discussion

on Wednesday, September 21

from 2 to 3pm eastern time

by adding #KBtribechat to your tweets!

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Mud Rooms

A design discussion.

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Our KBtribechat discussion questions:

Are you finding mud rooms to be popular? Why or why not?

Do you combine the mud room area with other rooms? What floor plan placement and room combos do you suggest?

What features are needed for a useful mud room? Share your design ideas and pictures!

We have started a new Mud Rooms Pinterest board. Let us know if you’d like an invite.

What materials work well for mud rooms?

Would the mud room be a good drop zone area for the entire family? What design features would help organize this?

Join this Twitter Chat discussion

on Wednesday, November 19th

from 2 to 3pm eastern time

by adding #KBtribechat to your tweets.

Here is the transcript for this KBtribechat.

 

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