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The Wellness Kitchen Trend

A design discussion

Sponsored and Hosted by Caesarstone

The desire to live healthily and our growing knowledge of how daily habits affect wellbeing are major influences on kitchen design today–and for good reason. After all, the kitchen is the heart of the home and should further our healthy lifestyle, not hinder it. That’s where the Wellness Kitchen comes in.

The Wellness Kitchen trend extends beyond just a healthy diet. It is about using advancements in technology and design to foster healthier lifestyles for our bodies, our minds and our planet. An ideal Wellness Kitchen doesn’t just feed the mind and soul with its functional, visually satisfying designs. It also encourages social interactions and environmentally friendly lifestyles.

From residential remodeling to commercial development, there is a growing niche for wellness-focused design, creating an opportunity for designers, contractors, retailers, manufacturers and other industry professionals to contribute to a better, healthier world. 

At Caesarstone, we strive to create a kitchen counter culture that contributes to and fosters healthier lifestyles, from the manufacturing plant all the way to the home. Now we want to hear the role health and wellness plays in your work!

OUR KBtribechat QUESTIONS:

1.) From putting healthy food on public display to open-concept kitchens that encourage family interaction and food prep, there are all kinds of ways to design with wellness in mind. What does the Wellness Kitchen trend mean to you? 

2.) Consumers are becoming more conscious of not just their own health, but the health of the planet.  Using sustainable, green building materials is more prevalent than ever before. How do you incorporate sustainable materials/elements into your designs?

3.) Your kitchen should serve as a retreat, not a pressure cooker. What tips do you have for streamlining design to avoid clutter and promote minimalism?

4.) An ideal Wellness Kitchen should be easy to maintain, user friendly for all ages and logically planned. Share your favorite Wellness Kitchen design and tell us why you love it. 

5.) Caesarstone partnered with Dan Brunn Architecture & other green companies to create a house of the future. If you were designing a sustainable house, which materials would you use? Create your own moodboard and share: http://www.caesarstonesocial.com/contest/contest.html

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on Wednesday, January 30

from 2 to 3pm eastern

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Covering the Hottest Topics in Surface Design

Sponsored and Hosted by The International Surface Event (TISE) 2018

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Walls, counters, flooring and more, how many surfaces do you design for in a space? Surface material selection, placement, understanding, design, and vision are crucial to the immediate and long term affection, safety, and use of a space. The International Surface Event is going to cover the hottest topics for surface design from aging in place to health and wellness design, technology to luxury, and all around, we’ve got the inspiration and answers for you. Join us @KBTribeChat and share your projects, your photos, and your ideas. We look forward to experiencing surface design together with you!

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TISE is the largest North American event serving the floor covering, stone & tile industries. To learn more on these topics and see the products and services first hand, register today to attend TISE 2018, January 29 – February 1 in Las Vegas.
Want to continue the conversation after @KBTribechat, attend TISE 2018, see the products and services first-hand and even sign up for an IGNITE Education pass to hear LIVE conversations on the below topics. Register at www.intlsurfaceevent.com/en/register and use promo code SURF150 when registering for 10% Off* your TISE 2018 exhibits and/or exhibits with education IGNITE registration.

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Our discussion questions:

• Quartz – The sexiness of style and practicality. What exactly is it?  What are the design elements? Where can you use it?

• Health and wellness in design – How do you find the balance between functional beauty and sacred health and wellness in surface design?

• Aging in place – How do you recommend and specify surface materials for the aging population?

• Modern technologies: making mosaic art fit your surface – What mosaic art have you installed or specified into spaces? Show us your favorite mosaic art installations.

• Let’s chat luxury as it surrounds surfaces: ethical sustainable luxury – luxury vinyl tile – the laws of luxury.

Join this Twitter Chat conversation
on Wednesday, December 6
from 2 to 3pm EST
by adding #KBTribechat to your tweets!

*Not applicable for already registered or NEM registrants. Discount is valid thru 1/28/18. 
Early bird pricing expired December 15, 2017.

Here’s a link to the transcript for this KBtribechat.

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