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August 28 at #KBtribechat – Personalized Kitchens!

A design discussion

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Yard to table family kitchen with historic Alberene Soapstone counters from Polycor’s Virginia quarry, BlueStar pro-range, Zephyr ventilation hood, Franke fireclay farmhouse sink + chef faucet and Mariana Home light fixtures from Wilson Lighting.  Photo by Edward Caldwell Photography

Our KBtribechat Questions:

1.) How do diverse lifestyles influence kitchen design?  kitchens for families with children or without | with differing work schedules | with entertaining or hosting guests in mind

2.) What impact do healthy choices have on kitchen design? vegan | farm to table | grow your own food | kosher | gluten-free |plastics free

3.) How do travel experiences impact home kitchen expectations?

4.) How would you personalize a kitchen for a truly inspired chef?

5.) What features are needed to personalize a kitchen for professional entertaining? privacy | aromas | utility needs | social preferences

6.) Share unique personalization ideas for kitchens that nourish the user.

 

Join this Kitchen and Bath Industry Twitter discussion

on Wednesday, August 28

from 2 to 3pm eastern

by adding #KBtribechat to your tweets!

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#KBtribechat at #IBS2019

 Sponsored and Hosted by Thermador

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The International Builders’ Show is an exciting time to unveil the newest innovative products, ideas, and trends. Will you be heading to IBS this year? If so, join us for our annual in-person #KBTribechat and networking event on Wednesday, Feb. 20 at the Thermador booth (C3830). Not at IBS this year? Follow the #KBTribechat hashtag on Twitter starting at 11:00 a.m. and experience the show through the eyes of attendees and exhibitors alike. Join in on the conversation, ask questions and share your thoughts.

Thermador luxury home appliances continues to roll out more than 300 groundbreaking new products. At the show, you will be able to see the latest from Thermador firsthand—from the sleek 36-inch Masterpiece Freedom Induction Cooktop, to the ultra-innovative Thermador Connected Experience by Home Connect. You will want to take your time and devour all of the inventive and exceptional product radiating from this year’s Thermador booth.

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IBS attendees can refer to our chat questions below as you walk the show and tour our booth on Wednesday, Feb. 20. Snap lots of photos, and share your answers on the live Twitter chat using the #KBtribechat and #Thermador hashtags.
Our KBtribechat questions:

Q1: IBS is showcasing the latest product innovations and trends from leading kitchen and bath brands. What are the top new products that you are most excited for at #IBS2019?

Q2: Innovation is top of mind at #IBS2019. Which innovative products are capturing your attention?

Q3: What products are specifically designed for compact spaces?

Q4: Technology is transforming the heart of the home. What tech trends are you seeing in the kitchen at #IBS2019?

Q5: What sleek product designs are on your mind #IBS2019?

Q6: What is your favorite luxury appliance you are seeing at #IBS2019?

Q7: Which products at #IBS2019 highlight personalization?

We cannot wait to #KBTribechat with you:
Wednesday, February 20
11:00a.m. until noon at IBS 2019
Thermador KBTribechat 
booth C3830

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100 Years of Innovation, and More to Come

In 1916, the American home – and kitchen – looked vastly different. It was in this year, William E. Cranston founded Thermador, the luxury appliance brand that offers real innovations for real cooks. At this year’s Architectural Digest Design Show at booth #393, the brand is celebrating its milestone 100th anniversary and showcasing innovative new products and solutions for ultimate kitchen personalization.

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In July, Thermador will continue its heritage of innovation by introducing a new category of its iconic cooking appliances: two 60” Pro Grand® Ranges that offer more ways to personalize the cooking experience than any other professional-style gas range of this size. The 60” Pro Grand® Ranges enable culinary enthusiasts to personalize the features of the range around their unique style of cooking. Each gas range is equipped with six patented Star® Burners, including four that offer the ExtraLow® simmering feature and a 22,000 BTUs Power Burner. Beyond that culinary enthusiasts may select various combinations of cooking on the surface and interior of the appliance – including the choice of two side-by-side convection ovens that offer the most oven capacity of any 60” range on the market.

Additionally, as culinary enthusiasts continue to desire an array of appliances that enable personalization in entertaining zones throughout the home, Thermador is introducing new additions to its built-in, fully customizable Freedom® Collection Culinary Preservation line: the Wine Reserve Refrigerator and Double Drawer Refrigerator. These new additions are an ideal complement to Thermador built-in refrigerators, offering more ways to create a custom culinary preservation configuration anywhere in the home.

Thermador Press Conference

As personalization continues to take hold, unique details, colors and materials in design continue to be incorporated into home design. This is especially true for culinary enthusiasts and ultimate entertainers, who desire a complete and effortless entertaining experience anywhere in the home. Thermador continues to be a leader in providing an amazing array of design possibilities with its Culinary Preservation Centers, and at this year’s show is showcasing inspiring ways to get creative with materials, color and textures to transform highly customized refrigeration configurations into a functional work of art for the home.
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For more information about the new Thermador appliances and details on how Thermador is celebrating its centennial, visit the Thermador website.

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Thermador is sponsoring and hosting KBTribeChat on March 23, to discuss kitchen design and take a look back at the 2016 Architectural Digest Design Show.

Join us on Twitter from 11am-12pm PT/2pm-3pm ET by adding #KBTribeChat to your tweets!

Here are the discussion questions:

• What trends were featured at @ADHomeDesign that you are most excited about?

• Personalization continues to be important – what unique design details are your clients requesting? Share photos!

• Thermador showed customizable Culinary Preservation Centers: besides the kitchen where else do clients want refrigeration?

• When designing for someone who loves to entertain, what appliance is typically the most important/first to be selected?

• Thermador turned 100 this year: in the last century what do you think is the most important innovation in kitchen design?

• What appliances/conveniences do your clients desire in other rooms, such as the master suite, media room or guest room?

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March 9 at #KBtribechat: Transforming Master Bathrooms into Luxurious Retreats

An informative and inspiring discussion sponsored and hosted by Ferguson Bath, Kitchen & Lighting Gallery.

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Spa-inspired bathrooms is not a new trend, but the demand for it is hotter than ever. The product experts at Ferguson Bath, Kitchen & Lighting Gallery are seeing more busy homeowners request products that transform their master bathrooms into a luxurious getaway – a visit to the spa within the confines of their own home. From customized toilet areas, to digital showering systems with personalized settings, today’s homeowners want a functional space that doubles as a luxurious retreat.

Join us for #KBtribechat on March 9th at 2 p.m. EST as we chat about the newest bathroom design trends and products to create a spa-inspired sanctuary.

KBtribechat Questions:

Q1: What makes a bathroom luxurious?
Q2: From functional to decorative, how do you incorporate lighting into a bathroom retreat?
Q3: What are your favorite tech integrations for a luxurious bath?
Q4: How does personalization translate to luxury?
Q5: From water rooms to his/her areas, what new space planning ideas are being incorporated in to spa-like bathrooms?

 

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Livable Design

BLANCO defines livable design as transitional in feel – but with organic lines that are naturally inspired and offer durability and easy-to-clean performance. It’s not enough to walk the line between traditional and modern… today’s styles must also be performance driven – they need to save water, last longer, be easy-to-use and easy-to-clean. They also need to offer organic lines – gently sloping and easy to match with today’s surfaces, cabinetry and flooring. Even modern cabinetry is reliant on nature’s palettes and textures so the fixtures must match.

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BLANCO is sponsoring and hosting our January 7, 2015 KBtribechat.  

Join us on Twitter from 2 to 3pm eastern time

by adding #KBtribechat to your tweets.

Here are their discussion questions:

Question 1: What is livable design? How are you inspired by organic themes?

Question 2: Colors are livable. What colors take their inspiration from nature?

Question 3: Ergonomics are important to livable design. How do ergonomics impact your designs?

Question 4: How does personalization play a role in livable design?

Question 5: Durability is a hallmark of livable design. Is quality making a comeback? Are we tired of a throwaway culture?

Question 6: As living spaces come together, how do open floor plans impact design?

Question 7: Open floor plans also mean keeping spaces uncluttered. What organization systems are you employing to keep it clean?

Find more information at BlancoAmerica.com.

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Personalize Your Space!

A discussion on the growing kitchen and bath industry trend towards personalization!

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Choices are the name of the game today in all aspects of kitchen and bath design!

How do you personalize cabinetry and countertops?

What about tile?

In what ways are kitchen appliances allowing us to personalize?

Can we personalize sinks and faucets?

 

We will be talking all this and more on the personalization trend in kitchen and bath design. Join our Twitter  discussion on Wednesday, April 16th, from 2 to 3pm eastern time by adding #KBtribechat to your tweets.

 

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