At Kiba Studios, we know that having a dream kitchen that you think about all the time can be both a blessing and a burden. You know that you want to pursue updating your current kitchen, but you’re not sure where to start. Do you talk to an interior designer or a contractor first? Or do you start shopping around and finding actual countertop and backsplash samples you really like?

One way to start realizing your dream of having the kitchen you’ve always wanted is with a mood board. Creating a mood board can help you visualize exactly what you want your kitchen to be, and how you see yourself using the space once it’s finished.

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What Is A Mood Board?

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A mood board, in simple terms, is a collage of words, images, textures, and more that you put together to find inspiration and guidance for your new kitchen. This board can be digital or physical (or both), and it should contain anything and everything that you feel could work for your renovated kitchen. You can start with a theme, such as Farmhouse Kitchen or Mid-Century Modern Kitchen, and go from there, finding photos online or clipping them out of your favorite home design magazines and adding them to your board.

Visualize Your Kitchen

The mood board should help you visualize your kitchen and how it will look and feel once it’s done. You can find pictures of faucets you like and envision yourself standing at the farmhouse-style sink, turning on the water to wash the dishes. You can pick up paint swatches from your local home goods store and see how each one looks on the walls of your kitchen. As your mood board takes shape, you should be able to see yourself using the kitchen and enjoying all your kitchen can be!

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Another prime benefit to making a mood board is that you can use it for ideas when talking with a designer at your local Kiba Studios showroom. The designer will be able to see what styles and colors inspire you, and they can work with that when coming up with your new kitchen design and layout. With the board, you’ve taken what’s in your mind and put it down on paper or online, and you can draw from the board while talking to the designer about how you want your kitchen to feel and to function. It can also help you solve any design or layout issues, such as what shape you want the island to be or where the fridge should be placed.

Get Started Today

You’ve likely made a collage before, and even if it’s been some time since you clipped things out of a magazine or browsed kitchen photos online, it’s easy to get started. Spend some time perusing magazines or looking online, saving those images and words that catch your eye. You can add to and subtract from your mood board as you go, and in the end, you’ll have a more complete picture of your dream kitchen.

If you’re ready to make your dream a reality, contact a Kiba Studios designer today to meet with them online or in store. We look forward to working with you!