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September 8 at #KBtribechat – Inspirational Elements

A design discussion!

 

For this discussion, please share details you have found inspirational! We want to see lots of pictures of exceptional kitchens and bathrooms.

Our KBtribechat questions:

1.) What cabinetry has inspired you lately? Any exciting door styles or millwork? Decorative hardware? Storage solutions?

2.) What lighting have you found inspirational and fun?

3.) What are your favorite ways to use a stand-out feature in your designs? (Flooring, backsplashes, stoves, bathtubs, etc.)

4.) What uses of color has inspired you lately?

5.) Open shelves are popular. How do you make them useful and stunning?

6.) Do you sometimes use salvaged materials in your designs? Share ways you incorporate them!

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July 28 at #KBtribechat – Storage Solutions for an Organized Home

A design discussion!

Sponsored and Hosted by Rev-a-shelf.

For some people getting organized is scary and unpleasant that is why whether you are a designer or a consumer the best way to overcome and conquer is with specific storage solutions. From the closet to the kitchen having an organized home reduces stress, saves time, improves health, and reduces waste to name just a few. It is something we all need and use daily from the time we get up until we go to sleep, organization is a lifestyle.


On July 28th #KBtribechat and Rev-A-Shelf will host a discussion on the topic of storage solutions for an organized home. We will come together and tweet about the latest trends, how COVID-19 has changed our storage needs, and the accessories available to meet them.

Our KBtribechat questions:

  • Have you seen an increase post-pandemic, of clients asking for storage solutions? If so, what are they asking for?
  • Storage solutions come in a variety of colors and finishes, what is trending? 
  • When you think of storage it can be for an array of items, what storage accessories are you specifying the most and what items are in need of accessories to keep them organized?
  • With bulk buying the request for pantries are on the rise.  Are you designing/specifying walk-in pantries?  If so, what is the average square footage?  Share photos.
  • Besides accessibility an important part of organization is visibility, do you specify storage accessories with lighting built-in or add lighting to cabinets and drawers?  What accessories do you wish had a lighting option?

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3/25 at #KBtribechat – Storage Solutions for K+B

A design discussion

Sponsored and Hosted by Rev-a-shelf

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Our KBtribechat Questions:

Q1. What is something that your customer wants to organize but can’t find the right product to do so? (Laundry, make-up, kitchen utensils, etc.) 

Q2. Consumer habits change all the time, are there any new products they are using in the Kitchen and Bath that will require more efficient storage as time goes on.  (i.e. Specialty appliances or tools)

Q3. Sometimes you just need to take matters into your own hands. What creative contraption have you come up with to MacGyver your own unique storage solutions? Share pictures!

Q4. Color, Finishes, and Materials…Oh, my!  What trends are you seeing that will require matching accessories to create a cohesive space.

Q5. What feature is most important to a designer/homeowner when picking a storage accessory for the home: Material, Cost, Slide options (soft-close), Brand?

Q6. With so many avenues for inspiration when designing a space, where are your customers looking for inspiration? Where do you go to stay on trend?

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August 21 at #KBtribechat – Mudrooms and Drop Zones

A design discussion!

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We have a Mud Rooms group Pinterest board. Let us know if you’d like an invite!

Our KBtribechat discussion questions:

Q1.) What are the benefits of having a mudroom?

Share pictures of mudrooms you like!

Q2.) What locations in the home work best for mudrooms? Do you combine the mud room area with other rooms? What room combos do you suggest?

Q3.) What features are best for a useful mud room? Share your design ideas and pictures!

Q4.) What materials work well for mud rooms?

Q5.) Would the mud room be a good drop zone area for the entire family? What design features would help organize this?

Q6.) What other areas of the home work well for drop zone placement? Explain your ideas!

Q7.) What drop zone storage solutions do you like to keep this area clutter free and looking good?

 

 

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Our topic on July 31 at #KBtribechat: Clearing Away Clutter!

A design discussion!

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This beautiful kitchen features a Zephyr hood, BlueStar range and Polycor Soapstone.  Photo is by Edward Caldwell Photography.

Our KBtribechat questions:

1. ) Is decluttering different than re-organization or are they both part of the process of clearing away clutter? Explain!

2.) What is your best decluttering advice? How should we tackle decluttering our homes?

3.) What advice do you have for organizing the kitchen to keep it clutter free?

4.) What are your top tips for keeping the pantry organized?

5.) How can we clear away clutter in the bathroom? Share your favorite tips and storage solutions!

6.) What are your go to design tips to help keep closets clutter free and organized?

7.) The drop zone is always a challenge to keep clutter free and organized. Where do you like to place the drop zone in the home?  Share your tips to keep this area from becoming a mess!

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Our July 24 #KBtribechat Topic – Designing for Living In Place

A design discussion

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The discussion questions:

Q1. How many of you are currently designing with Living In Place in mind? Share a few of your favorite designs!

Q2. How do you bring ‘Living In Place’ into discussion with your clients? Share your talking points and tips!

Q3. Living In Place design increases accessibility and eases strain. Share your favorite kitchen and bath products that help achieve this!

Q4. Are there any products, technology, etc. that you wish existed that would benefit your Living In Place clients? Why?

Q5. Lighting is an important part of Living In Place design. Give examples fo how you incorporate lighting into your designs.

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March 6 at #KBtribechat – Home Organization

A design discussion

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Our KBtribechat Questions:
Q1: What rooms in the home do you feel need the most help with organization?
Q2: What part of the home do you feel is the most difficult to organize and STAY organized?
Q3: What organization products are you currently using or specifying for your clients?
Q4: KBIS definitely brought it this year! What trends in organization did you see and fall for? Share photos!
Q5: Where do you learn about new organization trends/products? (ex. Social, Print, Online Sources) Be specific!
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December 5 at #KBtribechat – Pampering Bathrooms

A design discussion

Sponsored and Hosted by Rev-A-Shelf

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Our KBtribechat Questions: 

Q1: Do you wish you could find organizational units that could flow with your design whether it is modern, traditional, etc. rather than a basic in-cabinet standard?

Q2: What have you found to be the hardest areas to organize within the bathroom?

Q3: A pampering bathroom is a personal sanctuary free of clutter. What accessories are you using to achieve this?

Q4: What about unsightly cords? Are you specifying in-cabinet electrical or any other solutions?

Q5: We personally believe organization can be beautiful. What materials or finishes would you like to see in accessories?

Q6: What consumer products do your customers find to be the most difficult to store? (i.e. makeup, medication, hair tools, etc.)

Q7: Lighting plays a huge role in creating the perfect ‘feel’ for a pampering bathroom. What are your favorite ways to incorporate lighting into a bathroom? (backlit countertops, in-cabinet, toe kick, etc.)

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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?
Share photos

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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