Developing Your Plan
Step 1 – Identify Your Problem
Thinking about the specific problem you want to solve is a natural starting point. There may be a single issue or several that you want to address. It’s also helpful to think about things that you’ve come to accept which are less than ideal. Take a fresh look at the space and identify what you really want. Consider the following common problems to determine which are most relevant for you.
Lack of Storage Space
Space is Cluttered and Disorganized
Current System Does Not Work For You
Storage System is Not Visually Appealing
Step 2 – Create Your Wish List
Determining the features you want is an important step in your planning process. You’ll want to generate a list to ensure you capture all your needs and ideas. Many of these will come to you easily. Make an initial list of things that are on the top of your mind.
You can then build on your initial list by answering the following questions:
- What do you like about your current space?
- What do you not like about the space?
- Are there things you wish you could bring into the space from other rooms?
- What things look the most out of place or lack a place (yes shoes sprawling all over the floor are a prime example)?
- Where is there open or unused space? What could go in that spot?
For many people, getting visual inspiration is the most valuable step. Take a look at examples of other projects to see what’s available and spark your own ideas. In addition to looking at the galleries on this website, take a look at your favorite online sites for more ideas. Check out Pinterest, Instagram and Houzz to get your creative ideas flowing.
Step 3 – Determine Your Project Priorities
Once you are clear on the problem(s) to solve and you’ve completed your Wish List, it’s time to consider your priorities. You’ll want to prioritize your needs in four areas:
Rank these items from 1 to 4 so you can keep your priorities clear. More importantly, think about the tradeoffs you are willing to make. If you want more capacity, function and high end style, those add costs. If you would rather invest in better function, then maybe the style is less important. If you know your priorities, then you can work more effectively with the designer to come up with your optimal end product.
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