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1/27 at #KBtribechat – a #KBIS2016 and #BlogTourKBIS Recap

Sponsored and Hosted by BLANCO.

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BLANCO is thrilled to be co-exhibiting at KBIS 2016 with Top Knobs and Hardware Resources! We’ve seen so many innovative products and launches so far this week. This year, along with launching some very exciting new products, BLANCO is a proud sponsor of Modenus BlogTourKBIS and KBTribeChat.

As an exhibitor at KBIS, BLANCO decided to make our mark with several exciting new product launches: the BLANCO ARTONA™ faucet – a liveable dual-finish design offering coordinating colors with BLANCO SILGRANIT® sinks, a new stainless steel Floating Grid – a space saving sink accessory – and our most innovative new product, the revolutionary IKON™ apron-front sink. Introduced for the first time ever at KBIS, our stand out product launch, the IKON, is the first granite composite apron front sink made of our exclusive, industry-leading SILGRANIT® material.

The KBtribechat questions:

1.  Which was the most stand out product that you saw at KBIS 2016 or during #BlogTourKBIS events and why?

2.  Product innovations – what did you see at KBIS and what would you like to see more of?

3.  Let’s talk trends. What did you see? What do you predict is here to stay? Share pics or Pinterest boards!

4.  What was your single favorite moment during KBIS 2016 or #BlogTourKBIS? Share pics or videos.

5. Accessories – how would you use an accessory like the BLANCO Floating Grid to save space in your kitchen? What other space saving ideas did you see?

6. What on-trend SILGRANIT color would you choose for your apron front sink? Anthracite, White or Café Brown? What other colors were trending at KBIS?

Join this Twitter Chat discussion

on Wednesday, January 27th

from 2 to 3pm eastern time

by adding #KBtribechat to your tweets!

We have a group Pinterest Board for KBIS sharing. Let us know if you’d like an invitation to pin with us there.

Here’s the transcript for this KBtribechat.

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Join us for our 2nd annual Progressive #KBTRIBECHAT on the KBIS show floor!

As we make our way around the floor in this fun hour from 1:00 – 2:00 pm PT on Tuesday, January 20th, be prepared to be inspired by the industry innovation in our three sponsor booths.

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Big thanks to Wellborn Cabinetry, TOTO USA and Cambria Quartz. For those following along with us on Twitter, watch for our “snap a fave product” feature from all the live tweeters. We’ll be making a Pinterest board after the show for all of the live action shots.

Enjoy!

Q1 . @WellbornCabine1 is committed to #SmartDesign. What’s the biggest technology challenge you have faced in your designs? #kbtribechat

Q2 . @WellbornCabine1 creates timeless designs as cabinetry is a long-term commitment. How do you design for timeless vs trendy? #kbtribechat

Q3 . @TOTOUSA is committed to #totaldesign for people of all abilities. How do you remove obstacles in your bathroom designs? #kbtribechat

Q4. #PeoplePlanetWater is @TOTOUSA’s mark of excellence. How does sustainability factor into your specifying process? #kbtribechat

Q5 Stone fabrication has come so far in last 10 years. @CambriaQuartz wants to know your opinion>What’s next for quartz surfaces? #kbtribechat

Q6 . @CambriaQuartz says the only limit is a designer’s imagination. How would you push the envelope in surfaces? #kbtribechat

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Good Trends vs Bad Trends!

A design discussion hosted by Rose Dostal.

Recently we asked for topic ideas and Rose came up with one that everyone was excited about.  She has put together a KBtribechat discussion to get us thinking about trends on a deeper level.

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A kitchen by Rose Dostal.

Here are her KBtribechat questions:

Q1.)  We have seen many sensor activated faucets in recent years come into the residential market. What are the pros and cons of this trend?

Q2.)  Tiled countertops…thoughts? Perhaps the worst trend ever? Or is it? Do you think it will ever make a comeback?

Q3.)  Do you think that end users should apply the color trend of the year to their cabinetry?

Q4.)  Bidets are _______.  Fill in the blank!

Q5.)  Do many global trends start in the USA?

Join our Twitter chat discussion on Wednesday, June 4th, from 2 to 3pm eastern time by adding #KBtribechat to your tweets.

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Rose Dostal

Rose Dostal is a registered Architect with a primary focus on interiors and interior architecture for the commercial and residential market. She finds inspiration in her travels, from friends, movies and her camera lens (follow her on Instagram!) Learn more about her work at:
http://www.RMDdesignsLLC.com
http://www.facebook.com/RMDdesigns

 

Here’s the transcript for this KBtribechat.

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2013 International Builders’ Show … #kbtribechat Edition

The kbtribe will be living it up in Las Vegas on Jan. 23, 2013, as we report on new products, hot trends, top booths and more from the floor of the 2013 International Builders’ Show. Industry friends can “TweetUp” with fellow chat attendees in the @FormicaGroup booth (C5047) while those unable to attend the show will receive a comprehensive show overview during the 2 p.m. ET/ 11 a.m. PST #kbtribechat.

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Formica Corporation, IBS 2012 Booth


Regular #kbtribechat attendees will scour the IBS show floor in search of hot new products and innovations on which to report during the hour-long IBS overview. Chat topics will include:

Top new products

New “green” products from the show

Colors/finishes trending at the show

Universal design elements at the show

Best booths

Friends who will be participating from the show floor should alert @kbtribechat so that you can be added to the chat’s group Pinterest boards (created specifically for IBS reporting). Participants snapping pictures at the show prior to #kbtribechat, please remember to note exhibitor name and booth number. (If you can inquire on a Twitter handle so that we can “mention” them during the chat, even better!)

So, join the kbtribe and @FormicaGroup … we pledge that what happens in Vegas (at IBS) will not stay in Vegas!

Here is the transcript for this chat.

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Trend Forecasting for 2013

We are excited to announce that on  January 9th, 2013 Rose Dostal will be hosting kbtribechat!  We will be looking ahead on the year with the focus of our discussion being kitchen and bath trends. Join us on Twitter from 2 to 3pm eastern time.

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Rose Dostal is a registered Architect with a primary focus on interiors and interior architecture for the commercial and residential market. She finds inspiration in her travels, from friends, movies and her camera lens (follow her on Instagram!)  Learn more about her work at:
http://www.RMDdesignsLLC.com
http://www.facebook.com/RMDdesigns

Here is the transcript for the 1-9-13 Trend Forecasting for 2013 #kbtribechat.

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Kitchens! – What’s Trending Now?

On Wednesday, June 13, 2012, we will be discussing Kitchen Trends at #kbtribechat on Twitter! Join us from 2 to 3 pm eastern time.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Our questions:

1.) What cabinet styles are trending? Describe them.

2.) What countertop and backsplash materials are you finding popular now?

3.) What colors are trending now in Kitchens?

4.) Are you seeing any plumbing fixture trends? What styles? What finishes?

5.) Are you seeing any appliance trends?

6.) What’s trending in kitchen lighting?

7.) Do your clients what certain storage solutions?

Click here to see the transcript of this kbtribechat!

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