Before undertaking a renovation it is vital that you have a clear vision of the end product. That vision will guide all decisions along the way, from door hardware to paint colour to lighting fixtures. It can be difficult, however, to decide on the final product, especially when a significant amount of money is involved and you aren't trained in design.
The best way to distill your likes into a clear vision is to collect images that speak to you. Begin now when your renovation is still in the dream stage. Pinterest is the ideal format. Rather than tearing out pages from a magazine, you can pin as you surf. When it comes time to make a decision, browse through your boards. You will be amazed by the trends you see. Perhaps you think you love coloured walls but every kitchen you pinned has white walls.
We have a modest Pinterest page where we pin interesting and evocative images. Perhaps one of these images is just the place for you to start dreaming of your next project.