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June 10 at #KBtribechat – Designing for Small Spaces

Sponsored and Hosted by Whirlpool Corporation and PCBC

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Consumers have spoken: Bigger isn’t always better. A desire for smaller homes was a trend identified in a recent survey conducted by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB). The survey revealed that most buyers prefer smaller homes with high-quality products over a more spacious home with fewer amenities.

Whirlpool Corporation, the world’s leading manufacturer of home appliances, knows that homes don’t have to be spacious in order to be efficient, high-performing and beautiful. With the right amenities, small spaces can emulate the functionality of a larger home, which will be discussed during our Designing for Small Spaces KBTribeChat on Wednesday June 10, co-hosted by Whirlpool Corporation (@WhirlpoolCorp) and PCBC (Pacific Coast Builders Conference), the premier homebuilding trade show on the West Coast (@PCBC_TheShow).

The chat was originally scheduled to take place at PCBC, and despite show plans changing, PCBC still plans to join Whirlpool Corporation to connect with building industry professionals and discuss small spaces.

Certain appliances and design elements can make all the difference when it comes to small spaces. Whirlpool Corporation’s family of brands offer innovative products that have been thoughtfully designed to suit a variety of home types, giving builders the appliance options that match virtually any project.

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Join us at 2 p.m. ET on Wednesday, June 10 as we discuss what’s driving the desire for smaller homes and how beauty and performance can be maximized in small spaces.

To prepare for the discussion, here are our chat questions:

1.) What are some advantages of smaller homes?

2.) Which appliances and design elements can help increase performance and functionality in small spaces?

3.) How can you creatively maximize space in small kitchens or laundry rooms without sacrificing design?

4.) How can home chefs mimic the functionality of a large kitchen in a small space?

5.) How are different generational preferences influencing the design of small spaces?

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August 14 at #KBtribechat: #MicroSizeMe – Designing for Downsizing and Small Spaces

 Hosted by Paula Kennedy CKD.

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We hear it every day but what does it really mean for us as designers . . . tiny home, downsizing, small spaces, urban living, minimalist, simplifying . . .

What does it all mean, is it just a trend that we don’t really have to worry about? Is it just an urban problem that I don’t need to worry about? If my clients need this what do manufacturers offer that will work? How can I meet their needs through design and specification?

A trend is something that comes and goes, this is something deeper, just like designing for Aging in Place and Sustainability. Our Industry, Manufacturers and Designers need to sit up, and take notice of the “Micro Size Me Movement” we need to get out in front of it!

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THE DISCUSSION QUESTIONS: (kitchen & bath specific)
Q1. Are you seeing this movement in your region? What generations are you seeing needing, demanding and utilizing these smaller living spaces?

Q2. Small spaces can be designed and built in the suburbs as part of larger homes as well, what situations (or opportunities) are driving this need? How do you feel about the current inventory of this type of dwelling in your area?

Q3. Considering appliances, fixtures and storage, how can we maximize design for these small spaces?

Q4. What design techniques, elements and principles can we use to design for these small spaces?

Q5. How will population growth continue to increase demand for these spaces, products and design?

Q6. What do we need from manufacturers for small spaces both in the kitchen AND in the bath?

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Hosted by Paula Kennedy, CMKBD, CLIPP
Timeless Kitchen Design, Seattle Washington
NKBA CEU Provider
“#MicroSizeMe – Designing for Downsizing and Small Spaces” is an approved NKBA Chapter CEU
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Kitchen Design Trends – A Mid-Year Review

Sponsored and Hosted by Bertazzoni

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The kitchen is the heart of the home, and for six generations, Bertazzoni has believed exactly that. The Italian cooking appliance brand has always been a leader in style, combining the best of Italian craftsmanship and the celebration of Italy’s iconic family and food culture in their creation of complete kitchen suites. Above all, the company’s deep passion for design has inspired owners to achieve their goal in creating a kitchen that meets their distinct lifestyle needs.

Whether a kitchen ambiance is modern traditional, contemporary country, or mid-century modern, Bertazzoni is fascinated by how homeowners integrate the brand’s authentic, Italian appliances into their unique kitchen designs. During this KBtribechat, Bertazzoni will take a look at the top kitchen trends that have transcended in the North American markets and the impact they have in consumers’ homes.

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Our KBtribechat Questions:

1.) While many style trends come and go, some remain timeless. What do you believe are the top kitchens trends that are here to stay?

2.) What is your preference when it comes to kitchen design? Bright and minimalistic OR bold and dramatic?

3.) What are some unique ways that designers and homeowners can feature unexpected accents of color into their kitchen? Appliance selection? Cabinet finish? Share your favorite photos!

4.) Best tips for homeowners designing a kitchen with a small footprint? Name your top, small-space solution ideas.

5.) Great kitchen design is the perfect fusion of style and functionality. What is the best advice you can give designers who need to tailor their designs to meet the needs and style preferences of their clients?

6.) How can homeowners showcase their character while also maintaining a timeless kitchen style?

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July 15, 2015 at #KBtribechat – Small Spaces

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Tiny homes are trending.  The spaces might be smaller but the desire for quality and luxury remain.

here are our discussion questions:

Q1 – What are ways you can save space in the bathroom without giving up style or functionality?

Q2 – What design tips and ideas do you have for making the most of a small master bathroom? Share pictures of inspirational small bathrooms!

Q3 – What about the kitchen? Please share tips and ideas for making the most of a small kitchen and doing it with style. Share pics!

Q4 – How can we make small spaces feel larger?

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