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April 12 at #KBtribechat – Spa Bathrooms

A design discussion!

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image via MS International, Inc.

This week we’re pinning Spa Bathroom inspirations to our group Pinterest board – Bathroom Design Ideas. If you want to be added give us a shout-out!

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The KBtribechat questions:

Q1.) Do certain materials, colors or design esthetics help create a spa feel in a bathroom? Explain!

Q2.) What key elements and features help define a spa bathroom?

Share pictures of spa bathrooms you like!

Q3.) What tips do you have to create a spa oasis in an existing bathroom?

Q4.) Do you incorporate aroma-therapy or chroma-therapy elements into your designs? What are your go to sources?

Q5.) LED lighting adds a soft, relaxing feel to bathrooms. Share ways to incorporate LED into the bathroom. What bathroom lighting do you like for a spa bathroom?

 

Join this Twitter Chat discussion

on Wednesday, April 12

from 2 to 3pm eastern time

by adding #KBtribechat to your tweets!

Here’s the transcript for this KBtribechat.

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What’s Trending in Bathroom Design?

The kitchen and bath industry professionals of KBtribechat will be discussing the latest in bathroom design at the next KBtribechat! photo-3

Here are our KBtribechat discussion questions: 

Our lighting choices for the bathroom are ever expanding and evolving. LED is being added in creative ways.

Q1 – What lighting products are you excited about for the bathroom?

Finish options for plumbing fixtures and bath hardware are abundant to say the least.  With so many choices available, the personalization trend in home design is strong….but is there a most popular material?

Q2 – What finishes are trending for the bathroom and why? Share pics!

At KBtribechat, we have noted that walk-in showers are very popular.  There are so many shower head design choices available. What type are you specifying for your clients? What type of shower head(s) do you prefer and why?

Q3 – What’s trending regarding bathroom showers?

Let’s talk countertops, flooring and walls!

Q4 – What surfaces are currently trending for the bathroom?

Q5 – In general, what’s trending now in bathroom design?

Please share pics of bathrooms!

Join this Twitter Chat discussion

on Wednesday, April 1st

from 2 to 3pm eastern time

by adding #KBtribechat to your tweets!

Here is the transcript for this KBtribechat.

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Essential Bathroom Luxuries

We want your opinion Kbtribe!

Luxury Bath Design

Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate of 500 recently conducted a survey of luxury home buyers on what they considered “essential“.

Their results for the bathroom:

#1 – Multiple Shower Heads

#2 – Dedicated Make-up/Grooming Space

#3 – Heated Floors

#4 – Ports for digital music players

#5 – A “focal point” tub

#6 – A sauna or steam room

Do you agree?

These certainly are great items but let’s bring this to the kitchen and bath pros of Kbtribechat.  What are your top 6 bathroom essentials?  This is obviously a list beyond the basics.

Do you find most of your clients wanting multiple shower heads and make-up vanities in the master bath?  Those are the top two “essentials” on the list!

Get your list ready…we’re talking bathroom design at the next Kbtribechat!

Wednesday ~ December 11, 2013 ~ 2-3pm eastern time ~ on Twitter

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Designing Luxurious Bathrooms

It’s time for the kitchen and bath pros of the kbtribechat community to have a conversation on bathroom design.

When:  Wednesday, July 31st

Time:  2 – 3pm eastern time

Where: #kbtribechat on Twitter

Luxury Bath Design

Here are our discussion questions:

1.) Are your clients ordering luxurious bathrooms or just doing the basics?

2.) What features are they asking be included? What items would you want in your dream bathroom?

  • Are you still doing vessel sinks?
  • Fixtures you love?
  • What kind of lighting are you recommending?
  • Countertop preferences?
  • Cabinetry features?

3.) Any new, exciting bathroom products or materials you would like to share?

4.) What colors are trending for luxurious bathrooms?

5.) Is healthy living a factor in today’s luxury bathroom? How?

6.) Share photos of bathrooms  you love!

Here is the Luxurious Bathrooms pinterest board for this kbtribechat.

Here is the transcript for this kbtribechat.

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Trends in Bathroom Design!


On Wednesday, June 20, 2012, we will be discussing Trends in Bathroom Design at kbtribechat on Twitter. This discussion will take place from 2 to 3 pm eastern time. Please join us!

Here are the questions for this weeks conversation:

1.) Bathing – Are you finding clients having a shower preference ~ even omitting a tub from their bathroom? Are you asked to design the space with aging in place in mind? Do your clients often want accessories like steam or bench seating in their new showers? What materials are popular?

2.) Surfaces – What bathroom cabinet and countertop trends and colors are you seeing now?

3.) Lighting is so important in bath design. What trends are you seeing in lighting bathroom spaces?

4.) What bath design products or ideas are you excited about?

5.) Are you getting “green” bath design requests? Let us know your favorite eco bath ideas.

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Steamy Shower Thoughts

  

 
 
 
 

 

 
 

 

Hosted by Nora DePalma

About Mr. Steam
Making Wellness a Way of Life®, Mr. Steam® provides the finest quality steam showers and towel warmers for residential and commercial use. Mr. Steam products help support a healthy lifestyle with innovative accessories, including AromaSteam™ aromatic oils system, ChromaSteam™ mood lighting system, in-shower Musictherapy® speakers, and in-shower seating to enhance the steam bathing experience. For more information, please visitwww.mrsteam.com or call toll-free: 1-800-76-STEAM.

Some recent media coverage reports that tubs are dead; long live the shower. Trend or not? What defines a sustainable, accessible yet luxurious bathing experience? Sponsored by Mr. Steam, US-based manufacturer of the world’s most luxurious steam showers and steam baths, our chat will cover these topics:

– How do you specify an enjoyable, yet sustainable shower system?

– Are your customers aware of home steam showers as an option for new or remodeled baths?

– How do you educate customers about the home steam shower option?

– Are you specifying tubs and whirlpools in home bathrooms? Why or why not?

– Let’s talk aging-in-place. Are you specifying walk-in tubs? Why or why not?

– Have you found a high-style option for shower safety: grab bars, seats, other options?

Our March 14 chat will be hosted by will be hosted by Nora DePalma of O’Reilly-DePalma, a marketing and public relations agency for the building products industry. Got ideas for other topics? Contact Nora or Mr. Steam via Twitter: @noradepalma, @steamtherapy.


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