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March 3 at #KBtribechat – The Concept of Hygge

Hosted by Susan Serra, CKD

Susan’s #KBtribechat Questions:

1. Are you familiar with the Danish concept of hygge? How do you define it?
2. What design elements create a feeling of hygge in the kitchen?
3. What design elements create a feeling of hygge in the bath(s)?
4. All the physical elements of hygge are lovely but what do YOU do to slow down and get in the hyggelig (adjective use) zone?
5. Are there colors that are more conducive to a feeling of hygge than others?
6. Hygge is not just a winter vibe. What accessories would you add to kitchens and baths for the warm months?
7. What activities in the kitchen lend themselves to a feeling of hygge?
8. In our busy lives, how can we make sure we stop and/or remember to get hygge with it? 😉  

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Creating Customized, Restaurant-Quality Kitchens at Home

– a discussion about how to meet the needs of this growing group of customers who are looking for customized, true professional-style kitchens – hosted by Susan Serra, CKD and sponsored by BlueStar Cooking


Happy Kitchen and Bath Month!

As evidenced by rise in popularity of shows like the Next Iron Chef, the plethora of celebrity chefs, and the influx of new appliances catering to the serious home chef, the trend of creating a restaurant-quality kitchen at home is here to stay.  More and more consumers are looking to design a kitchen which enables them to cook as masterfully as the pros.  Of course, design is critical as well, both from an efficiency and an aesthetic perspective.

For your customers that want to cook like a real pro at home plus want to make a real design statement, how do you meet their needs?

Join Susan Serra, CKD and BlueStar to talk about how to create a unique, restaurant-quality kitchen at home.  Plus, learn more about BlueStar’s new Platinum Series range, a new line of completely customizable ranges with professional features like 25,000 BTU burners and a PowR Oven.


Wednesday, October 16

at #kbtribechat on Twitter

from 2 to 3pm EST

Host Susan Serra:

Susan Serra, CKD, CAPS, is president and founder of: Susan Serra Associates, Inc., Bornholm Kitchen and Scandinavian Made. Susan is an award winning certified kitchen designer, brand consultant, and her design work has been published widely in print and online. Susan travels frequently to design fairs in the U.S. and abroad, is a speaker on kitchen design and a go-to source to the media for insight and information on kitchen and bath design. Susan authors the popular blog, The Kitchen Designer. Follow Susan on Google+ , Twitter, and Pinterest.

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Sponsor BlueStar®:

Handcrafted in Reading, PA since 1880, BlueStar® cooking products are designed for discerning home chefs who demand restaurant-quality results in their own kitchens.  The BlueStar® product line features high-performance gas ranges, cooktops, wall ovens and hoods. BlueStar’s unique performance features include an open gas burner system that produces up to 25,000 BTUs of cooking power, precise 130 degree simmer burners, and oversized convection ovens with professional-grade infrared broilers.  Available in over 750+ colors and finishes, and with almost infinite configuration possibilities, BlueStar® premium cooking products offer virtually unlimited personalization options. For more information, please visit www.bluestarcooking.com.

Here is the transcript for this kbtribechat.


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Contemporary Kitchen Design!

As a lead in to Dwell on Design, we are excited to be discussing the latest in modern design.

Host Susan Serra will be leading this discussion for our June 19, 2013 kbtribechat.  Join us from 2 to 3pm eastern time on Twitter by adding #kbtribechat to your tweets!
Here is the Pinterest board for Susan’s kbtribechat.

Susan has submitted these questions for our group discussion:

1. How is a contemporary kitchen design defined?   

2. What are the trends in contemporary kitchens?  

3.  What role do countertops play in contemporary kitchen design?  

4. How does appliance design support contemporary kitchen design? 

5. What role does color play in contemporary kitchen design? 

6. Describe some basic design elements in contemporary kitchen design.

Susan Serra, award winning designer, Certified Kitchen Designer (CKD) and Aging in Place Specialist (CAPS), has owned and operated a kitchen design firm for over 20 years. Susan is an industry brand consultant, speaker and a passionate observer of kitchen and bath sociological and product trends. A go-to source for the media on kitchen design, Susan has been featured over the years in Meredith publications, Oprah.com, HGTV, NY Times, LA Times, appearances on Martha Stewart radio and many other media outlets. Susan is founder of www.BornholmKitchen.comwww.ScandinavianMade.com and authors the blog,www.TheKitchenDesigner.org
Here is the transcript for this kbtribechat.


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Introducing our August 17, 2011 Guest Host (Topic – What does your dream kitchen look like?)

Susan Serra – CKD, CAPS

Susan Serra, Certified Kitchen Designer (CKD) and Aging in Place Specialist (CAPS), has owned and operated a kitchen design firm for 18 years. Susan is an award winning designer and has served as a judge for innovative products for K+BB magazine, a consultant to manufacturers, and a speaker in the industry in the US and abroad. A go-to source for the media on kitchen design issues, Susan has been featured over the years in Meredith publications, Oprah.com, HGTV, NY Times, LA Times, Martha Stewart radio and other media outlets. Susan has just introduced her own collection of kitchen cabinetry, Bornholm Kitchen www.bornholmkitchen.com

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