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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

by adding #KBtribechat to your tweets!

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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