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Universal Kitchen Design

This Wednesday, August 15th, we will be discussing  kitchen design with aging-in-place in mind. Pease join our Twitter discussion from 2 to 3 pm eastern time.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here are our discussion questions:

1.)  Are you getting client requests to incorporate universal design principles?

2.) What are the key elements in a thoughtfully designed universal kitchen?

3.) How do you create a stylish kitchen but also make the space universally accessible ?

4.) Are there certain materials and finishes that are more #UD friendly than others?  Please share product finds!

5.) What kitchen cabinet storage solutions help in creating a universally accessible space?

 

For the transcript to this chat – click here.

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Luxury Bathroom Design

Tomorrow (August 8, 2012) at #kbtribechat on Twitter we will be discussing the current state of Luxury Bathroom Design.  Join us from 2 to 3 pm eastern time.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here are our discussion questions:

1.) How has the economy affected “luxury” in bathroom design?

2.) What trends are you seeing in Bathroom Design?

3.) Any new, exciting bathroom products or materials you would like to share?

4.) What items would you want in your dream bathroom? Describe your dream bathroom.

5.) Is healthy living a factor in today’s luxury bathroom? How?

Click here to see this chat transcript.

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Trends in Bathroom Design!


On Wednesday, June 20, 2012, we will be discussing Trends in Bathroom Design at kbtribechat on Twitter. This discussion will take place from 2 to 3 pm eastern time. Please join us!

Here are the questions for this weeks conversation:

1.) Bathing – Are you finding clients having a shower preference ~ even omitting a tub from their bathroom? Are you asked to design the space with aging in place in mind? Do your clients often want accessories like steam or bench seating in their new showers? What materials are popular?

2.) Surfaces – What bathroom cabinet and countertop trends and colors are you seeing now?

3.) Lighting is so important in bath design. What trends are you seeing in lighting bathroom spaces?

4.) What bath design products or ideas are you excited about?

5.) Are you getting “green” bath design requests? Let us know your favorite eco bath ideas.

Click here for the transcript to this kbtribechat.

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Introducing our November 16, 2011 Host (Topic – Universal Design for the Bathroom without giving up style!)

 

 

 

 

 

Alesha E. Churba

 Alesha E. Churba, Certified Aging in Place Specialist, is the coordinator and an instructor in the CADD Program at Idaho State University College of Technology.  She is also the owner of A.E. Churba Design, LLC.   Alesha writes about and advocates for aging in place and designing for the future.

www.aechurba-design.com

(208) 313-6414

read my blog: Simple and Divine Interior Design

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Host Mark Johnson FAIA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mark Johnson – FAIA|AIBD|AIBD

Mark Johnson is a recognized leader in the building products and design industry for his career as a marketer/architect/educator/speaker.  He is a FAIA architect, AIBD Professional Building Designer, and NKBA Certified Kitchen Designer (CKD).  In 2002, Mark was elevated to the AIA College of Fellows in recognition of his service to the profession and pioneering work in AIA continuing education.  He holds both a Bachelor’s degree in Architecture and MBA degree from Washington University in St. Louis, as well as a Master’s degree in Architecture and Urban Planning from UCLA.

Formerly, Mark worked for Masco Cabinetry, Whirlpool Corporation and CertainTeed Corporation, where he led efforts to partner with the design and building industry by creating educational, informational, and experiential resources for design professionals.  He has collaborated with industry leaders like Google, Apple and McGraw-Hill to bring Web 3.0 tools and continuing education to the design profession.  He writes and speaks internationally on subjects ranging from 3D technology, social/virtual media and sustainable design, to design trends that impact residential architecture.  In 2010, Mark was named a “Top 100 Design Tweeter” for his work in social media and currently has over 4,600 Twitter followers, largely from the design community.

Mark practiced architecture on the West Coast for many years and worked for several award-winning firms, most notably AIA Gold Medallist, Charles Moore’s office, Moore Ruble Yudell, recipient of the 2006 AIA National Firm Award.  He is the recipient of several design and industry awards over 25 years and is a three-time winner of the AIA Continuing Education System Award for Excellence.  He describes his career as one of bridge-builder between architects, designers, and the building products industry.

Email        – mrj.faia@gmail.com
Twitter      – http://twitter.com/#!/MarkJohnsonFAIA  
                      – http://twitter.com/#!/MarkJohnsonCKD

 

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