Clearly Articulate Your Style To Your Team Of Professionals – In 6 Easy Steps
In What Is Your “If Only?” – we discussed why people renovate. Assuming that’s you, your space fails to offer you something which adversely affects your lifestyle. You decide to tear down and rebuild. Deciding what you don’t love about your space is easy. It’s only the first part of the puzzle. After that you determine your style, which can be no easy task. We’re here to help.
Here’s How To Find Your Style in 6 Easy Steps:
- Search out and gather images you love. There are a variety of books, magazines and online resources (see below for our favorites) to peruse.
- Organize the images and look for patterns.
- Categorize them into collections like flooring, island, countertop, lighting, etc.
- Review and edit – throw out images that you no longer have any emotional connection to. Be ruthless.
- Search again, more specifically this time – and with intent.
- Be ready to clearly articulate what you love about each image. For example: “…don’t pay attention to the flooring, it’s the cabinets and the lighting that I love about this kitchen”.
Our Favorite Online Resources and Why We Love Them:
Houzz is one of the most comprehensive online tools for homeowners. Viewers can see photos organized by room, find professionals, read stories and get advice. Professionals upload their work and viewers can save what they love in an “Ideabook” – and even ask questions! Get started here.
Pinterest is a great tool for collecting your thoughts. Simply search kitchens, bathrooms, storage, etc. Save images, follow boards and profiles you like, create your own boards and start pinning! Yes, Pinterest asks you to sign up – but it’s easy, free and it’s worth it. Get started here.
Find companies in your area and follow them. See what they’re up to. It helps establish their credibility and shows you what they can deliver on. Get started here.
Do you have other online resources you can recommend? We’d love to hear from you and invite your comments below.