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August 15 at #KBtribechat – Peace of Mind Solutions for Health

A kitchen design discussion

Hosted by Toni Sabatino

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“Wellness” is a term that you hear quite often lately. Peace of mind
adds to good health. What can we do with kitchen design to promote a
sense of well being? Some of my thoughts are good ventilation,
thoughtful storage and a simplicity of materials for low VOC and easy
clean. More thinking takes it a step further with wellness being related
to how we eat and how that relates to appliances and food prep. I would
like to see your thoughts around this trend of wellness in the home.

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My KBtribechat questions: 

What kind of design image does the term wellness inspire in the kitchen?
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How does the design of the kitchen ease the burden of preparing fresh
food? Do you find usefulness in things like sinks with accessories such
as cutting boards and colanders and herb savers in the frig?

Are clients interested learning about current technologies? I install
more steam ovens and very few microwaves as the nutritional value of the
food is much better. Do you find yourself educating your clients about
benefits of steam cooking for creating healthier meals? Induction
cooking for cleaner air?

I think lighting has a major effect on our sense of well being. Please
share any kitchen related lighting ideas, especially for those urban
spaces that limited natural light.

Do you find yourself looking for the healthiest choices in materials?
Are you considering the VOC emissions when determining the performance
of a product? What are some of your favorite products when thinking
about “healthy kitchens” and why?

Do you think of living in place or aging in place concepts when you
think of wellness? What design features and specialty appliances, tech
or gadgets do you find work best for people of any ability?

Less clutter generally creates more peace of mind. Show your best
storage solutions for ease of use.

Technology that counts your steps, calories and other health relates
features is everywhere. How do you say tech playing a role in the
kitchen?

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March 7th at #KBtribechat – The Organized Home

A design conversation

Sponsored and Hosted by Rev-A-Shelf.

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Our discussion questions:

Q1) What are the hardest areas in the house to organize or keep organized?

 

Q2) The 2018 Kitchen Trends Study by Houzz states “obsession with decluttering” and “optimizing function through custom storage” as key priorities for homeowners. How can designers and manufacturers like Rev-A-Shelf aid homeowners in this pursuit?

 

Q3) Decluttering is different than organizing- one focuses on purging belongings while the other focuses on rearranging belongings in a more structured manner. This in mind, what are your clients actually seeking?

 

Q4) Organized homes- what room(s) seem to dictate whether or not your whole home feels truly organized?

 

Q5) What cabinet(s) is sorely underrepresented in storage solutions?

 

Q6) Share photos of your favorite organized space, and don’t forget to tell us why it’s your favorite!

 

Q7) Think big! In regards to organization and storage, how can manufacturers like Rev-A-Shelf better assist designers with their clients?

 

Q8) Are your clients embracing Smart Home technology to help with organization? How?

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on Wednesday, March 7

from 2 to 3pm eastern

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February 28th at #KBtribechat: Kitchens and Closets – Storage Crossovers

Sponsored by: Cabinets & Closets Conference and Expo produced by Woodworking Network
Hosts: Michaelle Bradford, Editor & Laurel Didier, Publisher – Closets and Organized Storage magazine

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A recent Houzz survey found that homeowners are “obsessed” with decluttering kitchen counters and putting things away. What are the absolute “must-haves” for kitchen cabinet storage? What are design elements or storage products that have made their way from the heart of the home – kitchens – to closets and other storage spaces – or vice versa? Join Closets and Organized Storage magazine editor Michaelle Bradford and publisher Laurel Didier for a chat about kitchen and closet crossovers.

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The chat is a warm-up for the upcoming Cabinets & Closets Conference and Expo Pasadena, March 27-29. Cabinets & Closets is an event for designers and manufacturers in custom kitchen cabinets, closets and other home storage that will help businesses tap into homeowners’ trending obsession with storage.

KBTribe members receive complimentary Cabinets & Closets Expo Hall admission or $50 OFF any conference pass when they use the code KBTribe18 at online registration. Visit cabinetsandclosetsexpo.com for registration links.

 

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Our KBtribechat Questions: 

Q1: What are homeowner “must-haves” for kitchen cabinet storage?

Q2: Are you seeing “must-haves” for closets, garages and other storage rooms and spaces?

Q3: What are design elements or storage products that could work well in both kitchens and closets, garages and other home storage spaces?

Q4: Have you used closet storage products and accessories in a kitchen design or vice versa? If so, share photos of projects in which islands, backsplashes, tie rods, shoe cubbies, adjustable or slanted shelving, drawer inserts, undermount lighting, etc., crossed over.

Q5: What unique challenges have you faced on kitchen or home storage projects that required “outside the box” design solutions? Share photos and examples.

Q6: Do you have a favorite vendor of kitchen or closet storage solutions, hardware, design software and why?

Q7: How do you stay on top of new storage products and trends? Publications? Trade Shows? Or what is your go-to resource for new storage product news?

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from 2 to 3pm eastern

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Storage Solutions That Work!

A design discussion 

Sponsored and Hosted by Rev-A-Shelf

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Join Rev-A-Shelf on Wednesday, August 30 at 2 pm for a lively discussion on storage solutions that work. We’ll talk about the latest design trends, the best solutions and what the industry needs next.

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Our KBtribechat questions: 

• What’s the number one room in the house that needs storage solutions?

• What materials, finishes and colors do you like best for in-cabinet storage solutions? Show pictures!

• Let’s talk bathroom storage. How have vanity cabinets evolved? His & Her storage: what do clients require?

• What in-cabinet lighting solutions are in demand right now? Do you see a demand for backlighting backsplashes or countertops?

• What’s the most inconvenient cabinet that we could design a storage solution for? What do clients find the most frustrating about storage?

• What’s your absolute favorite storage solution and why? Show pictures!

• What trends are you designing for now that you didn’t three years ago? Show pictures!

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Design Tips for Small Kitchens

Small can still be stylish.

Small can be efficient.

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How can we maximize efficiency in a compact kitchen? Share space saving tips.

Are there cabinet storage solutions that are helpful for small kitchens?

How can you make a small kitchen feel larger?

Share style tips for small kitchens! What design elements do you think work well?

Get your pics ready.

 

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on Wednesday, August 13

from 2 to 3pm eastern time

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