We had a great discussion via Twitter on #KBISraw during the second day of KBIS. We received a number of questions from top kitchen and bath brands who wanted insights from interior designers. Their questions touched on a variety of topics: product features, design trends, the economy’s impact on the industry, and more.
We want to extend the conversation and allow you to weigh in with your honest feedback, too. Take a look at the questions below and if you see one (or all) that you have a strong opinion about, share your responses in a comment on the post. You have a chance to impact future product offerings and the way kitchen and bath companies do business. Brands are listening to you – speak up!
Q1. What do you consider timeless design in the appliance space?
Q2. Are white appliances possibly making a comeback with the trend of all-white kitchens?
Q3. What is the one finish or dimension of sink that you (or clients) are asking for and no one is manufacturing?
Q4. Given 3 years of economic uncertainty, would you say the key driver of purchase decision is price/value or design/desire?
Q5. What are your clients’ top 3 criteria for a kitchen renovation?
Q6. When selecting countertops, how do you prioritize recommendations/purchase decision: color, price, durability?
Q7. Designers, do you/your clients sincerely care about sustainability? How much of an impact does it have on your purchases?
Q8. How do you feel about knockoffs? Should there be more industry pushback? Is there a perceived value for genuine design?
Q9. Do you find that clients specifically ask for products made in the USA? How important is it to them?
Q10. What is the top client request not being addressed by cabinet manufacturers?
Q11. What product ideas did you see at KBIS that have the most sales potential?
Q12. How do cabinetmakers differentiate beyond new product/price to sell more product to their market?
Q13. What are your top 3 reasons for your continued loyalty toward a particular brand?
Please indicate which question you are responding to by labeling answers. For example, A1. before response to Q1.
Thanks in advance for taking part in the conversation and sharing your insights.