My Kitchen Design Scheme- Step 1 in the design Process

The first step after identifying the needs and wants of the client is to compose and put together a design scheme, as shown below. I'm excited to be my own designer and treat myself as I would a client. The steps for my inspiration/ design board is as follow:

1>>  Keywords: Vital for any design scheme. I've omitted words of feeling, because I'm my own client and I know myself, but I used words that would keep my design on track. Whenever you get overwhelmed by all the design choices out there it's important to come back to the inspiration/design board! It's like your own personal little assistant!

2>>  Inspiration Photos: It's another reason I love Pinterest. I only had to view my "A new home" folder to gather my favourite kitchen inspirations.

3>>  Sample Board: This is my starter sample board. I can elaborate with real samples (like paint chips, fabric swatches, and a piece of real tile) to get the whole picture, once the design is approved by the client. But again, this design board is a vital step in the design process.

Then I print it on thick card stock paper and bring it every place I shop!

You can create a similar board manually by magazine cutouts, or printing photos and taping them to a board, or paper.  Type or hand write your descriptions!  I did this board in photoshop but you could achieve something similar using PicMonkey or your favourite collage app.

Next up Step 2......Floor plans and elevations!


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Maira Gall