Wednesday, March 13th 2013
Design Inspirations for Kitchen and Bath Remodeling
Posted by Jim Drury
Category: Kitchen Design
To get the most out of your first few meeting with your Drury Design interior designer, we recommend you arrive prepared with a portfolio of kitchens or baths that appeal to you and your family. Not only should you collect photos of full rooms, but images of room elements, appliances, fixtures and swatches of color that you like also help us to get to know your tastes. Where do you go to gather these remodeling inspirations? Home decorating magazines are always a good choice, but there are many online options available to help you build your portfolio. We share a few of our favorites here.
As social media’s fastest growing site, Pinterest is the one of the most popular places online to be inspired. Start by following Drury Design’s very own Pinterest page at http://pinterest.com/drurydesign/ where you can quickly see examples of different types of design styles. This will help you decide what terms to search on to get more ideas. For example, searching for “traditional kitchen backsplash” will provide you with hundreds of images. You can choose your favorites by pinning them to your personal Pinterest folder that you can share with your designer. You can even give folder access to your designer or family members so they can also pin photos to a shared folder.
Houzz.com has more than 1 million photos that have been uploaded by professional interior designers, including projects that Drury Design has collaborated on. You can browse by room or search by a particular designer, product name, or design style. When you create an account with Houzz, you can store your favorite images into your ideabook – again perfect for sharing at your design meeting. Click on Houzz above the paragraph for hundreds of design ideas from our professional interior designers.
Flickr, a free photo sharing site, is another inspiration station. Professional and amateur photographers upload photos they have taken to Flickr. You can search and browse these photos to get ideas from real-life kitchens and baths. While you are there, check out Drury Design’s active photostream on Flickr. With over 350 photos including room blueprints, you will be sure to find something you like.
Get out there and get inspired! Then share your ideas with one of our professional designers, who will use their remarkable talent to create the space that you are envisioning. For more design ideas, give us a ring at 888.444.1055 or contact us here.