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September 8 at #KBtribechat – Inspirational Elements

A design discussion!


For this discussion, please share details you have found inspirational! We want to see lots of pictures of exceptional kitchens and bathrooms.

Our KBtribechat questions:

1.) What cabinetry has inspired you lately? Any exciting door styles or millwork? Decorative hardware? Storage solutions?

2.) What lighting have you found inspirational and fun?

3.) What are your favorite ways to use a stand-out feature in your designs? (Flooring, backsplashes, stoves, bathtubs, etc.)

4.) What uses of color has inspired you lately?

5.) Open shelves are popular. How do you make them useful and stunning?

6.) Do you sometimes use salvaged materials in your designs? Share ways you incorporate them!

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Why Design Matters

Planning ahead is critical in the remodeling process to end up with a good kitchen result.


Our discussion questions:

1.) Kitchens are much more complicated than many realize. What advice do you have for a homeowner who is thinking about remodeling their kitchen?

2.) Can a kitchen designer save a client money? Explain!

Cabinetry choices can offer many challenges to the untrained person. Here are a few on the design challenges relating specifically to kitchen cabinetry:

3.) Is it best to have kitchen cabinets go to the ceiling? or not? What are the pros and cons of each option? Please share pictures to explain your point of view.  Is pricing often a factor in the choice?

4.) Open shelves are popular today. Some seem to float on the wall with no support. What solutions do you have to make sure shelves are sturdy? Do you leave the installation decisions up to the contractor or cabinet shop to make your design happen or do you specify specific details? Please share pictures of open shelving you like!

5.) Do clients ask about durability of cabinet interior materials especially with regards to water?  Are they concerned with the outcome if there was to be a water leak in their home? What are your solutions for clients with this concern?

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