Mood Boards: How to Use One to Design Your Kitchen Countertop Renovation

Are you getting ready to design a new kitchen or bath or renovate your dated space in the Perrysburg or Toledo area? While choosing finishes like granite countertops and tile are fun to think about, before you start shopping, you may want to create a mood or inspiration board for a more professional result that you will love.

What is a Mood Board?

A mood board is a display of finishes, colors, textures, and concepts that you want to include in your space. Your design board can be physical or digital.

A typical physical board may be about 2′ X 3′–the size of a poster board. Your digital board may be a collage of images or just a file full of quick links on your tablet.

You will want to include all sorts of samples on your board.

  • Countertops
  • Cabinetry
  • Flooring
  • Backsplash
  • Lighting
  • Appliances
  • Window treatments
  • Accent pieces
  • Furniture
  • Decor items

Countertops are the Icing for Your Kitchen Remodel

Remember that besides floors, your new countertop will be the largest single surface in the new space. Bringing your design board with you to the countertop showroom will help you see how the new work surface will look next to your dream dishes, the apron sink, and the custom tile. Whether you choose granite or quartz counters, they will serve as the backdrop for everything else.

Matching Your Design to Quartz or Granite Slabs

You may think that you can grab some small samples for your counters and add them to your board. This works for quartz as you can often find handheld samples on the displays.

However, when working with natural stone like granite, remember that each slab is unique. Any available sample will not feature large veins or inclusions that may be part of the final counter. You will get a better match by bringing your dream board to the granite store.

Shop with Confidence when You Work with the Pros

Finally, you will make more informed decisions for your countertops when you show your vision board to the countertop experts at The Countertop Shop. Your sales assistant may know of a special quartz or granite that will make your dream come true.

Give us a call at The Countertop Shop to schedule your tour of our showroom today. We look forward to matching your vision for a renovated home in Toledo or Perrysburg with our huge selection of custom granite and quartz countertops.