Inspiration boards are all the rage! In my book, anyway. They’ve been a “hobby” of mine for about five years or so. Whether it be for a room in our house, a space for a friend, or an event / party idea, inspiration boards (also called “mood boards”) are the cat’s meow. They help me think though every last detail and help me decide on major choices before I spend a single penny. They can also take away some of the headache in defining the style of a room. Basically, inspiration boards rock my world… well, our world. Greg has grown to appreciate them as well because he loves it when things are planned out before we start on a project (reason # 43,943 we make a good team). If you aren’t sure what an inspiration / mood board is, you can see some of the ones we’ve made for our house on posts here, here, and here.
As you may know, we are currently in the midst of shopping around for kitchen cabinetry options and designs. Our most recent experience was with KraftMaid (read more about that here). I was on their website yesterday scouring the pages for… actually, I can’t remember what I was looking for because I got totally side tracked with what I’m about to show you guys. I clicked on “Ideas and Inspiration” tab and found their Inspiration Board Design Tool:
Once you click the “Get Started!” button, you are asked to select a template. These temples are simple, stylish, and in my opinion – perfect! This takes most of the placement guessing game away and practically does it for you. As Greg always says, “Work smarter, not harder!”
Now is where the real fun begins… The KraftMaid Inspiration Board Design Tool gives you a plethora (I like using that word) of inspiration photos, including shelving options, door styles, cabinet features, textures, and even “buzz words” that describe your dream space. However, the feature that’s the icing on the cake is the “Your Images” button where you can add images you’ve collected to the inspiration board. Cue the oooh’s and ahhh’s! With this feature, the possible designs are virtually endless. It also means if you want to make a totally non-kitchen related inspiration board, you can still use this tool!
Once you’re finished playing, you can save your inspiration board as a JPG on your computer. Better yet, if you have a smartphone, you can email the image to yourself so you will have your inspiration board when you are out shopping!
If you are in a creative mood or looking for some inspiration for your home, be sure to check out the KraftMaid Inspiration Board Design Tool. It’s a fun and super easy way to put together inspiration and could help you define your style. Happy creating!