This is the fun part of planning a home remodel. Collecting ideas for your new bathroom, kitchen, living room, sun room, or bedroom gives you the chance to start to envision the whole picture. Start getting excited because you’re on the path towards meeting with a contractor to get the new room of your dreams.
Of course, you have to know where to look first. The fact of the matter is that there are no clear rules for getting inspired by your surroundings. However, there are a few guidelines you might want to go by.
Why not start somewhere you can look while on your couch, or anywhere from your smart phone—the Internet. There are a lot of fantastic tools out there. Many home and lifestyle magazines offer online subscriptions or free articles and images. You can start a Pinterest board and follow the topics and organizations that interest you. Or you can run an online search and find out what’s trending with home remodeling today. Start an idea book to gather the things you like.
Get Real-Life Inspiration
If you see something you like at a friend’s house or a relative’s, don’t be afraid to offer praise and ask if it’s okay for you to take a picture. Keep an eye out anywhere you go. Maybe you’ll find inspiration at your favorite restaurant, at a trendy hotel, or at an art gallery.
Sort through Your Ideas
While you’re collecting ideas for your remodel, it’s perfectly okay to get excited and collect many, many images. Of course, the pictures you take or save on your computer may not all work cohesively in a single room. Start sorting through images and see if you notice a theme. Pick design elements and colors that stand out in your selections and that go together with one another. Now you can start to form a picture of what you’ll want at the end of the job.