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May 3 at #KBtribechat – Design Tips for Small Kitchens

Sponsored and Hosted by Rev-A-Shelf.

Our KBtribechat Questions:

1.) Is bigger always better? Share the benefits of a smaller kitchen design!

2.) What are your go-to products for maximizing storage space in a small kitchen?

3.) What “problem areas” do you usually see in small kitchens and how do you overcome them?

4.) List 5 kitchen items that clients usually have difficulty storing in the kitchen!

5.) How often do you design smaller kitchens in comparison to the large, luxurious ones we see often on social media?

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Our next #KBtribechat topic – Big Ideas for Small Homes

A design discussion!

Our discussion questions:

1.) What are some advantages of smaller homes?

2.) Are you seeing a small home movement in your region?

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

4.) How can you creatively maximize space in small homes without sacrificing design?

5.) How can we make small spaces feel larger?

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

7.) What design tips do you have for small, but mighty bathrooms?

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

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Whirlpool Corporation to Discuss Home Building and Design Trends for 2022 at the NAHB International Builders’ Show  

Whirlpool Corporation is ready to be back safely and in person on the show floor at the annual NAHB International Builders’ Show (IBS), the largest annual light construction trade show in the world, on February 8-10, 2022 in Orlando, Florida. Show attendees can expect to see the latest kitchen and laundry appliance innovations that reflect today’s most in-demand industry trends in the Whirlpool Corporation booth W2554, and throughout Professional Builders’ Show Village.

In addition to exhibiting, the company is the official host for the annual in-person KBTribeChat happening at 2 p.m. (ET) Wednesday, February 9. Join Whirlpool and other kitchen and bath industry professionals as they discuss the most prevalent home building and design trends expected in 2022. In-booth chat attendees will get an exclusive tour of the Whirlpool Corporation booth as well as a special gift from Yummly®. If you’re not at the show, you can still join the discussion by following the #KBTribeChat hashtag!

Whirlpool Corporation, the world’s leading kitchen and laundry appliance company, develops and designs purposeful appliances that are driven by consumer insights. No matter how trends and consumer needs change, Whirlpool’s diverse product portfolio is designed to address those evolving preferences. For more than 110 years, Whirlpool Corporation and its family of brands — Amana, Whirlpool, Maytag, KitchenAid and JennAir — have been synonymous with breakthrough products, ideal for building industry professionals who want to offer their clients innovative appliances that meet high standards of performance.

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

  1. What are consumers prioritizing in 2022 when it comes to home features and design?
  2. How are generational preferences influencing home features?
  3. How can designers incorporate sought-after kitchen and laundry elements into a small space?
  4. Gourmet kitchen upgrades were sought-after in 2021 – what types of luxury kitchen features and designs can we expect to see in 2022?
  5. What changes do you expect with laundry room design and function?

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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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Here’s a link to the Hashtracking transcript for this KBtribechat.


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Designing Small Kitchens

We are excited to announce that Carmen Christensen is hosting our July 24, 2013 kbtribechat.  She will be leading our kitchen design discussion focussing on the challenges and solutions of designing compact spaces.

This Kbtribechat will take place at #kbtribechat on Twitter from 2 to3pm eastern time.

Here are our discussion questions:  

1.  When designing a small kitchen space what are your top three priorities?

2.  What is more important in designing a small kitchen, Function or Style?

3.  Does Size matter?  Can a small kitchen accomplish the same functions as a large kitchen?

4.  Does small kitchen mean small budget?

5.  What techniques or design tricks do you use to make a small kitchen feel larger?

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Carmen Christensen

Carmen Christensen | ASID, NKBA, NCIDQ Time2Design, Inc.

Interior Designer | Kitchen & Bath Specialist | Writer | Blogger | Artist

Having a love for fashion, interior design and an artistic flair it is easy to understand why Carmen is drawn to and inspired by all things design. President/Founder/Principal Designer of Time2Design, Carmen’s primary focus is luxury residential interiors, specializing in the kitchen and bath industry. A graduate of Ringling College of Art + Design combined with over 20 years’ experience has given Carmen a foundation, expertise and knowledge to excel in her field.

Carmen has the unique ability to interpret and deliver the specific needs of each of her clients. With a thorough understanding of the building codes, keen eye for proportion, design and understanding the use of color give Carmen the skills necessary to approach each project with expertise. In addition to her strong cabinetry design skills, Carmen has mastered an understanding of all aspects of construction giving her the ability to knowledgeably communicate with architects, fellow designers and sub-contractors.

As a professional member of ASID, Carmen is actively involved in the Florida West Coast chapter and is currently serving on the board of directors. Carmen’s work has taken her to national and international destinations, been showcased in numerous showhouses and published in multiple magazines. Being a member of NKBA, National Kitchen and Bath Association, Carmen keeps up to date on current trends and events in the Kitchen and Bath Industry.

Carmen’s innate ability to combine her experience and design talent serves to create functionally decorative space to meet the needs of her clients.

Phone 941-378-9964 • Fax: 941-378-9964
E-mail ~ carmen@time2design.biz
Website / Blog ~ www.time2design.biz
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