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June 10 at #KBtribechat – Designing for Small Spaces

Sponsored and Hosted by Whirlpool Corporation and PCBC

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Consumers have spoken: Bigger isn’t always better. A desire for smaller homes was a trend identified in a recent survey conducted by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB). The survey revealed that most buyers prefer smaller homes with high-quality products over a more spacious home with fewer amenities.

Whirlpool Corporation, the world’s leading manufacturer of home appliances, knows that homes don’t have to be spacious in order to be efficient, high-performing and beautiful. With the right amenities, small spaces can emulate the functionality of a larger home, which will be discussed during our Designing for Small Spaces KBTribeChat on Wednesday June 10, co-hosted by Whirlpool Corporation (@WhirlpoolCorp) and PCBC (Pacific Coast Builders Conference), the premier homebuilding trade show on the West Coast (@PCBC_TheShow).

The chat was originally scheduled to take place at PCBC, and despite show plans changing, PCBC still plans to join Whirlpool Corporation to connect with building industry professionals and discuss small spaces.

Certain appliances and design elements can make all the difference when it comes to small spaces. Whirlpool Corporation’s family of brands offer innovative products that have been thoughtfully designed to suit a variety of home types, giving builders the appliance options that match virtually any project.

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Join us at 2 p.m. ET on Wednesday, June 10 as we discuss what’s driving the desire for smaller homes and how beauty and performance can be maximized in small spaces.

To prepare for the discussion, here are our chat questions:

1.) What are some advantages of smaller homes?

2.) Which appliances and design elements can help increase performance and functionality in small spaces?

3.) How can you creatively maximize space in small kitchens or laundry rooms without sacrificing design?

4.) How can home chefs mimic the functionality of a large kitchen in a small space?

5.) How are different generational preferences influencing the design of small spaces?

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Elevating Luxury in the Kitchen: Whirlpool Corporation Hosts #KBTribeChat on Luxury Kitchen Design

A design discussion

Sponsored and Hosted by Whirlpool Corporation

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Luxury kitchens are a major influence on home sales. In fact, a recent Zillow study found high-end kitchen features can make it easier to sell a home for a higher price.

When it comes to kitchen design, luxury buyers expect much more than a standard kitchen. So, what features and design elements define a luxury kitchen? That’s just one item we’ll discuss during our Luxury Kitchens KBTribeChat on Wednesday, March 4, hosted by Whirlpool Corporation (@WhirlpoolCorp).

As the world’s leading manufacturer of major home appliances, Whirlpool Corporation knows well that luxury kitchens must combine beauty and function, efficiency and style – and the appliances within them must do the same.

From the company’s high-end KitchenAid brand to its luxury JennAir brand, Whirlpool Corporation offers building industry professionals distinctive luxury kitchen appliances that go beyond the conventional, and push form and function to transform spaces.

Whether you’re building new, remodeling an existing, or refreshing elements, join us at 2 p.m. ET on Wednesday, March 4 as we discuss the defining characteristics of a sophisticated, luxurious kitchen space.

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Here are our chat questions:

1.) What features and design elements help define a luxury kitchen?

2.) How have luxury kitchen styles and designs evolved based on consumer preferences?

3.) What colors and finishes lend a luxurious feel to a kitchen?

4.) How does smart home technology play a role in luxury kitchens?

5.) Where do you get design inspiration for luxury kitchens?

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New Year, New Trends! #KBTribeChat Travels to #IBS2020 to Discuss Home Building and Design Trends for 2020

An in person meet-up!

Wednesday, January 22
11am until noon
Booth C7548

Sponsored and Hosted by Whirlpool Corporation

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We’re on the road again, taking the tribe to Las Vegas for a live chat from the annual NAHB International Builders’ Show® (IBS), the largest annual light construction trade show in the world. Only at IBS can you connect with thousands of your home building peers, industry experts and manufacturers to exchange ideas, discuss challenges and access real business solutions.

IBS will return to the Las Vegas Convention Center, Jan. 21–23, where it will again co-locate with the National Kitchen & Bath Association’s (NKBA) Kitchen & Bath Industry Show® (KBIS) for the 7th annual Design & Construction Week® (DCW). The two shows are expected to host more than 2,000 exhibiting brands spanning over a million net square feet of exhibit space, for the largest annual gathering of the residential design and construction industry.

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Whirlpool Corporation (@WhirlpoolCorp) will be the official host for our annual in-person #KBTribeChat and networking event on Wednesday, January 22 at 11 a.m. PT/2 p.m. ET. Join us in the Whirlpool Corporation booth #C7548 for a discussion on the home building and design trends that will be IN and OUT in 2020.

As 2020 kicks off, it’s time to usher in a new year and decade of building and design trends. Whirlpool Corporation, the world’s leading manufacturer of major home appliances, develops and designs appliance innovations that are inspired by consumer insights and preferences in home design. Consumer focus fuels the company’s continued growth and strengthens its brand portfolio. As a result, Whirlpool Corporation is uniquely positioned, today and in the future, to deliver long-term value for homeowners and building industry professionals alike.

If you’re attending the show, come chat with us live at the Whirlpool Corporation booth #C7548 on Wednesday at 11am until noon to discuss the most prevalent home building and design trends, and what to expect for the year ahead. Attendees will get an exclusive tour of the Whirlpool Corporation booth as well as a special gift from the company’s KitchenAid brand. If you’re not at the show, you can still join the discussion by following the #KBTribeChat hashtag!

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To prepare for the discussion, here are our KBtribechat questions:

1. What new kitchen design trends are most popular today? What do you expect to see more of in 2020?

2. How are generational preferences influencing home building and design?

3. From high-end, luxury homes to small space living, what home styles are on the rise?

4. What colors and finishes do today’s homeowners want the most – and which ones have declined over the years?

5. Where do you think laundry room design headed?

6. Name one design trend you hope to see more of in 2020!

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December 18 at #KBtribechat – Holiday Kitchens

A Kitchen and Bath Industry discussion

Sponsored and Hosted by Whirlpool Corporation

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Our KBtribechat Questions:

  1. What makes a kitchen perfect for holiday cooking and entertaining?
  2. Which kitchen appliance gets used the most during the holiday season?
  3. How do you manage cooking and/or baking multiple dishes at once?
  4. What recent kitchen innovation has made your holiday preparation easier?
  5. What tips can you share for post-party clean-up?
  6. Favorite holiday recipe? Go!

 

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Join this Twitter Holiday Conversation

Hosted by Whirlpool

on Wednesday from 2 to 3pm eastern

by adding #KBtribechat to your tweets!

 

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Let’s Talk Laundry!

Sponsored and Hosted by  Whirlpool Corporation

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Did you know nearly all buyers – 91 percent – want a laundry room included in their home, more than any other home or community feature? Results from a recent survey conducted by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) found that of the 91 percent of respondents who want a laundry room, 54 percent consider it an essential, the highest-ranked feature in the category.

It’s safe to say the laundry room should no longer be an afterthought when designing or building a home. On Wednesday, September 4, join Whirlpool Corporation (@WhirlpoolCorp) as it plays host to our KBTribeChat on this sought-after space.

Often cited as one of the most loathed household chores, the laundry process needs to be made as easy and efficient as possible for homeowners. Whirlpool Corporation, the world’s leading manufacturer of major home appliances, designs laundry appliance solutions that help take the guesswork out of this task with the latest technologies and innovations.

From select Whirlpool® front load washers with the Load & Go™ dispenser to Maytag® top load dryers with the Extra Power button, the Whirlpool Corporation brand portfolio has been thoughtfully designed to give building industry professionals the depth and breadth of appliance options ​for virtually any home or project.

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Join us at 2 p.m. ET on Wednesday, September 4 as we discuss building and designing functional laundry spaces.

Here are our KBtribechat questions:

1. How has laundry room design evolved over the past decade?
2. What are some of the most important amenities to include in a laundry room?
3. Top load vs front load appliances: How do you choose?
4. How can you make the most of a small laundry room space?
5. Where do you think laundry room design is headed?

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The Latest Housing Trends – a Pre-PCBC 2019 Chat Co-Hosted by Whirlpool Corporation and PCBC

With #PCBC2019 less than a week away, it’s an ideal time to discuss the latest and most innovative trends in homebuilding and design! Join us on May 29 for a special pre-show chat sponsored and hosted by Whirlpool Corporation, the world’s leading manufacturer of major home appliances*, and PCBC (Pacific Coast Builders Conference), the premier homebuilding trade show on the West Coast.

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PCBC will welcome thousands of housing professionals and 350 exhibitors when it returns to San Francisco’s Moscone Center May 30-31. Sponsored by the California Building Industry Association and in partnership with Leading Builders of America, PCBC brings together the best and brightest in the housing industry. The event includes two days of networking, active learning, relationship building, and targeted, curated education sessions delivered by unconventional thought leaders from multiple facets of the industry.

Whirlpool Corporation will once again exhibit at PCBC, showcasing a diverse selection of innovative kitchen and laundry appliances from its strategically differentiated brand portfolio. For more than 107 years, Whirlpool Corporation and its family of brands — Amana, Whirlpool, Maytag, KitchenAid and JennAir — have been synonymous with breakthrough products, ideal for building industry professionals who want to offer their clients innovative appliances that meet the highest standards of performance.

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Make plans to join Whirlpool Corporation and PCBC on Twitter Wednesday, May 29 at 11 a.m. PT/2 p.m. ET to discuss the latest housing trends.

To prepare for the discussion, here are our KBtribechat questions:
● What new home design trends are changing the way homes are built? How are generational preferences playing a role?
● What is a common design request you hear from people who are updating their kitchen?
● Where do you think laundry room design is headed?
● How are smart home innovations influencing home building and design?
● What colors/finishes are homeowners asking for most – from countertop surfaces to appliance finish?
● If you’re attending #PCBC2019, what are you most looking forward to seeing?

 

 

*Based on most recently available publicly reported annual revenues.

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Building a Sustainable Future: Earth Day-themed #KBTribeChat

A design discussion

Sponsored and Hosted by Whirlpool Corporation

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Whirlpool Corporation is inviting kitchen and bath professionals to a special Earth Day-themed #KBTribeChat about sustainability in our industry.

With the growing demand for greater sustainability from consumers, it’s more important than ever for building and design professionals to incorporate eco-friendly and energy-efficient products and features into their projects.

For example, a new, global survey from Whirlpool Corporation showed that consumers favor appliances that help them decrease their environmental footprint:

  • Three in four respondents (74%) are interested in smart appliance features that reduce food waste
  • Three in four respondents (75%) are interested in smart appliance features that manage water usage
  • Two in three respondents (64%) say it’s important that their appliances help save on electricity costs

Across its portfolio of brands, Whirlpool Corporation offers high-performing appliances that conserve the earth’s resources and help homeowners do the same. The company continually monitors the environmental effects of its business, not only by creating many new and innovative products that consume less water and energy, but also by improving its manufacturing and distribution processes, and using materials that minimize the impact on the planet.

Join us at 2 p.m. ET on Wednesday, April 24 as we discuss sustainability in the kitchen and bath industry.

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Here are our chat questions:

1. What home building and design trends have helped make homes more sustainable?
2. What products do you find to be most eco-friendly and energy-saving for the kitchen?
3. Are you seeing a demand for sustainable laundry appliances? Explain.
4. How can smart/connected products help homeowners save energy and water?
5. How are you incorporating environmentally-driven solutions into your projects?

 

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This photo provided by Whirlpool shows the Whirlpool Duet Front Load ENERGY STAR laundry pair, including the HybridCare Dryer, in a laundry room. For the first time in six years, Energy Star certification, a widely respected seal of approval for energy efficiency, has been expanded to include a new major household appliance. Dryers, perhaps the last of the major household appliances to be included in the Environmental Protection Agency’s program, will be available in 45 Energy Star models throughout the country starting Presidents’ Day weekend, according to the EPA. (AP Photo/Whirlpool)

 

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on Wednesday, April 24

from 2 to 3pm eastern time

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How to Plan for Stress-Free Holiday Entertaining

Sponsored and Hosted by Whirlpool Corporation 

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There’s no better way to kick off the holiday season than with an appropriately themed KBTribeChat! On Wednesday, November 14, join Whirlpool Corporation as they host our KBTribeChat on Holiday Entertaining. 

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The holidays are a busy time of the year and if you are hosting your own get together it can get even more stressful. But with the right appliances, your holiday cooking and entertaining can be a breeze. Whirlpool Corporation provides in-home appliance solutions that help homeowners make cooking and cleaning more intuitive. 

Whether you’re whipping up holiday brunch, preparing Thanksgiving dinner, baking a pie or just heating up leftovers, you need reliable appliance technology. Whirlpool Corporation offers a differentiated portfolio of brands, each designed to integrate into your kitchen design to provide the best experience no matter what you’re tackling.

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The holidays are right around the corner and if you are planning on hosting a party, it’s time to get prepared! Here are our chat questions:

1. What kitchen appliance do you depend on the most during the holiday season?  

 

2. What are some ways to streamline grocery shopping and meal prep?  

 

3. How do you manage cooking and/or baking multiple dishes at once?  

 

4. What tips do you have for handling post-entertaining clean-up?

 

5. Share your favorite recipe search tool! 

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Thinking Ahead to the Future Kitchen

A design discussion Sponsored and Hosted by Whirlpool Corporation KBT2 What will the kitchen of the future look like? The best people to answer that question are building and designing the kitchens of today, and Whirlpool Corporation will bring them together to discuss what’s possible! On October 3, the world’s leading manufacturer of major home appliances will host our KBTribeChat and stir up conversations about the kitchen of the future — how it will function, what it will look like, and the technological advances it will include. Whirlpool Corporation has evolved its conceptual smart kitchen to make sure the environment and appliances can anticipate a family’s unique needs and adapt to unforeseen changes. Through new advancements like Scan-to-Cook and the upcoming ingredient recognition technology, Whirlpool Corporation is introducing innovations in the kitchen that are expertly personalizing the cooking, cleaning and entertaining experience.  KBT3 To prepare for the discussion, here are our chat questions:
  1. What features will the kitchen of the future include?
  2. What will future kitchen design look like?  
  3. How will connectivity play a role in the future kitchen?
  4. Do you anticipate sustainability to become more prevalent in the future kitchen? Explain.
  5. How will new products and innovations impact the future of cooking and cleaning? 

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#KBTribeChat Travels to #PCBC2018 on June 27th

We’re packing our bags and taking the tribe to San Francisco for a live chat from the annual PCBC conference, the largest homebuilding trade show for the West Coast! Each year, PCBC draws more than 10,000 attendees and exhibitors, serving as the nexus for the homebuilding industry.

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Our chat from PCBC will be sponsored and hosted by Whirlpool Corporation . Whether you’re at the show or at home, make plans to join us on Wednesday, June 27 at 11 a.m. PT/2 p.m. ET to discuss the ever-evolving design preferences of today’s consumers and how building industry professionals can keep up.

Whirlpool Corporation focuses on innovations that benefit consumers and address their evolving needs. For 107 years, Whirlpool Corporation and its family of brands — Amana, Whirlpool, Maytag, KitchenAid and JennAir — have been synonymous with breakthrough products created for builders and designers who want to offer their clients innovative appliances that meet the highest standards of performance and design.

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In today’s market, homeowner preferences change quickly. Formerly popular upgrades, like stainless steel appliances or granite countertops, are now seen as standard issue. As Millennials dominate the home buying market, their desire for personalization will influence others to do the same, creating a catalyst for change in the industry.

We’re eager to discuss today’s design trends and determine how we as industry professionals adjust to changing homeowner needs. If you’re attending the show, come chat with us live at the Whirlpool Corporation booth #927.

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Questions for discussion:
• What new home design trends are the most prevalent today? How do you keep up with the latest trends?
• How are ever-evolving consumer preferences influencing home building and design?
• What colors and finishes do today’s homeowners want the most? What has been your favorite color sighting at #PCBC2018?
• How are connected home technologies influencing home building and design? How might this change in the future?
• In your opinion, what will be the next big thing in home design?
• Live Tweeters: Snap a picture and share your favorite products and innovations from #PCBC2018!

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

 

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