With stars like the Kardashian’s welcoming us into their homes, consumers are seeing more luxury walk-in closets but are they actually buying them? What types of closets are you designing (i.e. walk-in, reach-in, etc.)? .Share pictures! #KBtribechat
Colors are available in a wide array of choices. Which ones are trending for both cabinets and accessories? #KBtribechat
Is there a closet accessory that you wish was on the market? #KBtribechat
Do you see more customized closets, or standard big box panels/wire shelving in today’s market? #KBtribechat
Review and select one product from each group you use more frequently:
Pull-down or static rod?
Tie or belt organizer?
Drawer or panel mounted ironing board?
Single or double hamper?
Lighting is essential in a closet, what trends are you seeing? #KBtribechat
For some people getting organized is scary and unpleasant that is why whether you are a designer or a consumer the best way to overcome and conquer is with specific storage solutions. From the closet to the kitchen having an organized home reduces stress, saves time, improves health, and reduces waste to name just a few. It is something we all need and use daily from the time we get up until we go to sleep, organization is a lifestyle.
On July 28th #KBtribechat and Rev-A-Shelf will host a discussion on the topic of storage solutions for an organized home. We will come together and tweet about the latest trends, how COVID-19 has changed our storage needs, and the accessories available to meet them.
Our KBtribechat questions:
Have you seen an increase post-pandemic, of clients asking for storage solutions? If so, what are they asking for?
Storage solutions come in a variety of colors and finishes, what is trending?
When you think of storage it can be for an array of items, what storage accessories are you specifying the most and what items are in need of accessories to keep them organized?
With bulk buying the request for pantries are on the rise. Are you designing/specifying walk-in pantries? If so, what is the average square footage? Share photos.
Besides accessibility an important part of organization is visibility, do you specify storage accessories with lighting built-in or add lighting to cabinets and drawers? What accessories do you wish had a lighting option?
Q1. If you aren’t specifying lighting, why? (I.e. Too technical, cost, design limitations)
Q2. What drives you to select the lighting of a room? Do you only consider your design, or are you now considering the importance of light as it relates to health (Circadian Rhythm, Biophilia) as we spend more time indoors due to quarantine?
Q3. Goodbye commercial fluorescents, hello home office lighting options. As we continue to work from home, how have you seen home offices and workstations shift from temporary to a more efficient, permanent setup?
Q4. Living through Lighting – What considerations are you making for Living In Place and wellness lighting needs?
Q5. Enlighten us: Share any new lighting trends or/and design applications from recent/past projects or current inspiration.
You’ve probably specified hundreds or even thousands of organizing accessories for your projects, but have you thought about them as wellness design features? How might doing so improve your clients’ lives and your profitability? Join wellness design consultant and author Jamie Gold, CKD, CAPS, MCCWC with organizing manufacturer and sponsor Rev-A-Shelf for a Wednesday, September 16th discussion about the Five Facets of Wellness Design and how organization enhances functionality, the fourth facet.
Our KBtribechat Questions:
Q1. Are you discussing wellness design with your residential clients? If so, how do you define it and which rooms are they most interested in enhancing?
Q2. Are you discussing aging/living in place, accessibility and/or ergonomics with your clients? If so, how are you tying those conversations into the organizing accessories you recommend?
Q3. What are the most popular organizing accessories you’re specifying for your kitchen projects, and what wellness benefits are you discussing with clients about them?
Q4. What are the most popular organizing accessories you’re specifying for your adult and children’s bathroom projects, and what wellness benefits are you discussing with clients about them?
Q5. What are the most popular organizing accessories you’re specifying for your laundry/flex room projects, and what wellness benefits are you discussing with clients about them?
Q6. Which other rooms or spaces (e.g., butler’s pantries, garages, closets) are you specifying organizing accessories for and which types are the most popular?
Jamie’s professional focus is the link between healthy living and healthy home spaces. She consults for homeowners and the homebuilding industry on this topic, and is a popular speaker at trade shows around the country. This was one of the reasons for Jamie’s inclusion in a 2017 industry top 50 Innovators list and being named 2020 Wellness Influencer in another.
Jamie’s first book, New Kitchen Ideas That Work, published in 2012 by Taunton Press. Her second Taunton book, New Bathroom Idea Book, published in 2017. Both shared ideas about wellness and functionality, as well as style. An avid trend watcher, Jamie also writes the monthly Trend Spotting section for Kitchen & Bath Design News and is a regular contributor to Forbes.com on wellness design. Her articles have appeared in Fine Homebuilding, HuffPost, BobVila.com, Houzz and numerous other publications. Her design blog, Gold Notes: Nuggets from the World of Residential Design, has been posting online at her website since 2008.
In addition to writing and consulting on residential design projects, Jamie creates seminars and webinars for media, trade and consumer audiences, and consults on product development and trends for housing industry corporations and financial analysts.
Her speaking credits include the official National Kitchen & Bath Association Chapter Presenters roster and panels at the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show and Dwell on Design.