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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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on Wednesday, June 10

from 2 to 3pm eastern

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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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on Wednesday, August 14, 2019

from 2 to 3pm eastern

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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
425-466-4483 paulakennedyckd@hotmail.com
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February 22nd at #KBtribechat – Tile and Stone Trends for 2017

Why tile, and what we’re looking forward to at Coverings 2017.

Sponsored and Hosted by Coverings Trade Show.

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At Coverings, you can experience nine miles of tile and stone from around the world in one location. Join us in Orlando on April 4 – 7, 2017. Crossville Tile will be hosting KBtribechat from the show floor on April 5th. We hope to see you at the show!

Click on this link to learn more and register for free

 

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The KBtribechat discussion questions:

• Q1) What tile color trends are you seeing emerge for 2017 and beyond?

• Q2) What are some trending styles in tile for 2017? What is the inspiration behind them?

• Q3) What is the best way to approach uncovering tile and stone trends at #Coverings2017?

• Q4) What are some of your favorite projects you’ve seen featuring tile and stone?

• Q5) This year’s Coverings Installation Design Showcase focuses on Tiny Homes. Why is tile and stone a good fit for smaller spaces?

• Q6) Tomorrow is National Tile Day, hosted by @Coverings. Why do you choose tile for your projects?

• Q7) Why is Coverings an important show for kitchen & bath professionals to attend?

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on Wednesday, February 22

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