- Get Inspired
Spend some time researching websites like Houzz, http://www.houzz.com, to get inspired by photographs of spaces that you find appealing. Some of my other favorite resources include both the printed and on-line versions of Elle Décor (eclectic) House Beautiful (updated traditional) and Dwell (modern). Collect photos of entire rooms as well as design details, colors and materials that catch your eye. Home and kitchen tours are another great source of ideas that can be adapted or adopted for your home. Organize the photos, ideas and articles by room or concept, paying special attention to the consistent themes that inevitably emerge. These consistent themes are usually the starting point for determining the look and feel of the remodeled space.