Tag Archives: smart kitchens

March 16 at #KBtribechat – Defining Smart

A design discussion!

Our KBtribechat Questions:

1.) What do we mean by “Smart Home”?

2.) What are the benefits of a smart home?

3.) What smart features are available for kitchens?

4.) How can kitchen technology help the home cook?

5.) What smart features are available for bathrooms?

6.) How can bathroom technology improve our lives?

7.) What home technology do you expect will be available to us in the future?

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Whirlpool Corporation to Explore Today’s Gourmet Kitchen Trends in Upcoming #KBTribeChat

Many homeowners are still choosing to spend more time at home than they did pre-pandemic, which has resulted in a lot of activity in the kitchen. In fact, 71% of homeowners say they will continue to prepare the majority of their meals at home, which can help save money.

Whether renovating their home or buying a new one, consumers are looking for a kitchen space that can help them meet their healthy eating goals as well as assist when entertaining guests. How can you create a kitchen that inspires gourmet-level results? 

Join Whirlpool Corporation (@WhirlpoolCorp) on Wednesday, December 15, as the company hosts a KBTribeChat on ways to design gourmet kitchens that create endless meal possibilities for the home chef. From design ideas to technology, this interactive and informative discussion provides industry professionals with valuable tips to make their kitchen projects a success.

Whirlpool Corporation, the world’s leading kitchen and laundry appliance company, designs appliance solutions that offer ways to enhance the cooking experience in the kitchen, and creates culinary possibilities. The Whirlpool Corporation brand portfolio has been thoughtfully designed to help building industry professionals meet the needs and wants of today’s homebuyers, whether they’re looking for an appliance to streamline mealtimes or help them create restaurant-quality meals.

Save the date for 2 p.m. ET Wednesday, December 15 as Whirlpool Corporation plays host to a discussion on creating a gourmet kitchen.

Preview our KBtribechat questions:

  1. What features and design elements define a gourmet kitchen? 
  2. Which kitchen appliances are consumers looking for to help them achieve gourmet-level results? 
  3. How is smart home technology playing a role in today’s luxury kitchens?
  4. How has the last year influenced what consumers are looking for in their kitchens? 
  5. A gourmet kitchen should combine both beauty and function. What tips can you share for attaining that balance within the space?

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5/12 at #KBtribechat – KBtribe weigh-in on desirable kitchen features

A design discussion!

Our KBtribechat questions:

1.) As influencers in the kitchen and bath industry, what are you recommending regarding the open plan concept with a kitchen island?

2.) What about kitchen countertops? What is your current thinking on desirable countertop materials and looks?

3.) Backsplashes have become spectacular. What looks are gaining traction?

4.) As trendsetters, what major kitchen appliance looks and features are must haves?

5.) What flooring looks and materials are in demand?

6.) How are you adding color to kitchens?

7.) Are you still mixing and matching metals? What works?

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5/5 at #KBtribechat – A Smart Home design discussion

What is exciting now and where are we headed?

Our KBtribechat questions: 

1.) Are your clients asking for smart home features? Which ones are popular with your clients?

2.) Has connected technology opened up new sales opportunities? Explain.

3.) How can smart home technology make life more convenient in the kitchen?

4.) How can smart home technology be helpful in bathrooms?

5.) How can smart home technology make things easier throughout in the home?

6.) Where do you think smart home technology headed?

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January 13 at #KBtribechat – How to make the most of Kitchens!

Our KBtribechat questions:

1.) How do kitchen islands add to multifunctionality?

2.) Is having seating in the kitchen important? How does seating add to multifunctionality?

3.) How does an open plan add to the activity possibilities in the kitchen?

4.) How can we encourage gathering in the kitchen?

5.) How can smart technology help us increase our activity options in kitchens?

6.) What cabinetry ideas or storage solutions add multifunctionality to kitchens?

7.) How can multifunctional sinks and appliances help in the kitchen?

8.) How can we add grow your own options to kitchens?

9.) What tips do you have for adding laundry appliances to kitchens?

10.) What other tips do you have to blur the lines between kitchen function and family space?

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October 28 at #KBtribechat – Connected Convenience

A Smart Home design discussion!

Our KBtribechat questions:

1.) What’s the difference between connected and smart?

2.) How can a home be made “smart”?

3.) What are the advantages of smart home systems?

4.) How can smart home technology make life more convenient in the kitchen?

5.) How can smart home technology be helpful in bathrooms?

6.) How can smart home technology make things easier elsewhere in the home?

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May 20th at #KBtribechat – Gourmet Kitchens

A design discussion!

Sponsored and Hosted by GE Appliances

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Many people are taking on DIY projects and reimagining their homes during this lockdown period. If you’ve thought about upgrading your kitchen, join us for a Twitter Chat hosted by GE Appliances on Wed., May 20 at 2 pm ET. We’ll discuss design, finishes and features of gourmet kitchens.

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Our KBtribechat Questions:

  1. We’re spending more time at home than ever. If you could add one “gourmet” feature to your kitchen right now what would it be?

  1. What refrigerator configuration or design do you see most in high end kitchens?

  1. What appliance is the centerpiece of a gourmet kitchen?

  1. What materials or colors do you associate with gourmet kitchens?

  1. High end appliances often contain cutting edge technology. What technology do you expect to find in a gourmet kitchen?

  1. Time to share. What has been the most gourmet meal you’ve cooked since shutdown began (or just one you really enjoyed)?

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Elevating Luxury in the Kitchen: Whirlpool Corporation Hosts #KBTribeChat on Luxury Kitchen Design

A design discussion

Sponsored and Hosted by Whirlpool Corporation

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Luxury kitchens are a major influence on home sales. In fact, a recent Zillow study found high-end kitchen features can make it easier to sell a home for a higher price.

When it comes to kitchen design, luxury buyers expect much more than a standard kitchen. So, what features and design elements define a luxury kitchen? That’s just one item we’ll discuss during our Luxury Kitchens KBTribeChat on Wednesday, March 4, hosted by Whirlpool Corporation (@WhirlpoolCorp).

As the world’s leading manufacturer of major home appliances, Whirlpool Corporation knows well that luxury kitchens must combine beauty and function, efficiency and style – and the appliances within them must do the same.

From the company’s high-end KitchenAid brand to its luxury JennAir brand, Whirlpool Corporation offers building industry professionals distinctive luxury kitchen appliances that go beyond the conventional, and push form and function to transform spaces.

Whether you’re building new, remodeling an existing, or refreshing elements, join us at 2 p.m. ET on Wednesday, March 4 as we discuss the defining characteristics of a sophisticated, luxurious kitchen space.

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Here are our chat questions:

1.) What features and design elements help define a luxury kitchen?

2.) How have luxury kitchen styles and designs evolved based on consumer preferences?

3.) What colors and finishes lend a luxurious feel to a kitchen?

4.) How does smart home technology play a role in luxury kitchens?

5.) Where do you get design inspiration for luxury kitchens?

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October 2 at #KBtribechat – Luxury Kitchens

A design discussion

Sponsored and hosted by Wellborn Cabinet

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Wellborn Cabinet is committed to be the most valued provider of kitchen, bath, and whole home cabinetry. Founded in 1961, Wellborn Cabinet has been American owned and operated with a long-standing history of manufacturing innovative products and delivering excellent, domestic customer service.

Luxury kitchen designs tend to combine the highest-quality materials, innovative technologies, and top-of-the-line appliances to create magazine-worthy kitchens. Wellborn Cabinet offers a vast selection of cabinetry options such as framed or frameless cabinetry accommodating to a diverse mix of design styles. Join us for a KBtribechat discussion on “Luxury Kitchens” on Wednesday, October 2nd at 2 PM ET with Wellborn Cabinet. Transform the heart of your home into a magazine-worthy kitchen with Wellborn Cabinet.

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Our KBtribechat questions:

1. What does ‘luxury kitchen’ mean to you?

2. What are defining characteristics of a Luxury Kitchen?

3. Describe some basic design elements in Luxury Kitchen design.

4. What color trends in luxurious kitchens?

5. What materials are trending for Luxury Kitchens?

6. What storage solutions do you like to use in Luxury Kitchens?

7. Framed vs. Frameless cabinetry: How do you choose?

8. How do you see smart solutions in Luxury Kitchens?

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Building a Sustainable Future: Earth Day-themed #KBTribeChat

A design discussion

Sponsored and Hosted by Whirlpool Corporation

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Whirlpool Corporation is inviting kitchen and bath professionals to a special Earth Day-themed #KBTribeChat about sustainability in our industry.

With the growing demand for greater sustainability from consumers, it’s more important than ever for building and design professionals to incorporate eco-friendly and energy-efficient products and features into their projects.

For example, a new, global survey from Whirlpool Corporation showed that consumers favor appliances that help them decrease their environmental footprint:

  • Three in four respondents (74%) are interested in smart appliance features that reduce food waste
  • Three in four respondents (75%) are interested in smart appliance features that manage water usage
  • Two in three respondents (64%) say it’s important that their appliances help save on electricity costs

Across its portfolio of brands, Whirlpool Corporation offers high-performing appliances that conserve the earth’s resources and help homeowners do the same. The company continually monitors the environmental effects of its business, not only by creating many new and innovative products that consume less water and energy, but also by improving its manufacturing and distribution processes, and using materials that minimize the impact on the planet.

Join us at 2 p.m. ET on Wednesday, April 24 as we discuss sustainability in the kitchen and bath industry.

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Here are our chat questions:

1. What home building and design trends have helped make homes more sustainable?
2. What products do you find to be most eco-friendly and energy-saving for the kitchen?
3. Are you seeing a demand for sustainable laundry appliances? Explain.
4. How can smart/connected products help homeowners save energy and water?
5. How are you incorporating environmentally-driven solutions into your projects?

 

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This photo provided by Whirlpool shows the Whirlpool Duet Front Load ENERGY STAR laundry pair, including the HybridCare Dryer, in a laundry room. For the first time in six years, Energy Star certification, a widely respected seal of approval for energy efficiency, has been expanded to include a new major household appliance. Dryers, perhaps the last of the major household appliances to be included in the Environmental Protection Agency’s program, will be available in 45 Energy Star models throughout the country starting Presidents’ Day weekend, according to the EPA. (AP Photo/Whirlpool)

 

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