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Mood boards; how they can help you stay on style and on budget

The building and construction industry is experiencing an unprecedented demand for materials at the moment and we’re not just talking timber and steel. Plumbing items such as basin mixers and shower heads are taking longer to arrive than before, as are tiles and flooring. We’re also experiencing regular price increases on most materials. But don’t despair, all is not lost!

There are some things we can do help your renovation run smoothly. The first thing we recommend is to start gathering pictures or samples of the look you are after. Think Instagram photos from your favourite renovation shows, Pinterest images, photos from any house and garden or renovation magazines etc. These are a great starting point to then take either to your builder who can then advise you on specific products and suppliers, or to take directly to the suppliers to help them guide you in the right direction.

When it comes to creating the actual mood board, there are a few different options for you to consider depending on how much time you have and how comfortable you are using computers and smartphones. There are a number of different apps and website tools available, such as Reece’s mood board creator, which allows you to choose products and upload your own images to get a sense of your overall look. Pintrest  is also a great tool to create your own collection of images of materials, tapware, tiles, flooring, paint colours etc. And if technology isn’t your thing, a collection of magazine and brochure clippings will do the trick.

Here at Nyblad Construction we have our own little showroom with some of the more common materials and fixtures often used by our clients. And we’re always available to have a chat with our clients about the look they’re after and give advice on particular suppliers that we think would be suitable to achieve the look that you’re after – this is where your mood board comes in handy!

Once you have made your selections and the contract is signed, we will start ordering your materials straight away to ensure we lock in current prices and that we have everything ready to go when the renovations are scheduled to start.

Below are some mood boards put together by one of our clients for her recent home renovation.

mood board featuring white outdoor cladding, green paint sample, outdoor patio area with pink and white tiles and ratttan furniture
collage of mood boards for kitchen, laundry and 2 bathrooms featuring gold tapware, white sinks and bathtub and green paint swatches

We love to talk to our clients about their renovation plans and always happy to come with tips and suggestions to make your space both beautiful and functional. Contact us and don’t forget to follow us on Facebook  or Instagram  to keep up to date with our latest extension and renovations!