A design project, big or small, has to follow a process. The best design ideas often do not come fully formed and ready for execution. They usually start as the tiniest inkling of an idea, and require lots more thought and planning before they are ready to come to life. You have to approach your ideas for designing your Babe Cave in the right way so you don’t get overwhelmed or accidentally end up with an outcome that is more amusing (or depressing) than effective.
The first step in any design process is coming up with that initial idea – and of course, available space to turn into your Babe Cave. This is the easy part. It’s after the idea first hits you that you have to hold on and keep the idea moving.
Whenever you come up with that first initial idea for the design of your Babe Cave, write it down immediately. It is too easy to forget the details of genius plans; writing down the idea gives you more of a chance to expand on it. Throughout your BabeCave design project, remember to keep writing all subsequent ideas or details down. In previous posts, Blonde Betty suggests keeping an idea log.
Hold on to that initial idea and picture the design happening step by step. This will help you realize and remember potentially important details and to further expand on the details of your design. Again, don’t forget to write everything down as you go.
Once you have the details thought out, you are ready to start your plan of action. Make yourself lists of the items you need, people you need to call, and whatever other items of action will need to complete.
Draw and/or write out your design plans in the most detailed way possible. Think of it as an instruction manual for your idea. Seeing it planned out in a map, diagram, or drawing will help you see the project from different points of view and realize the project as a whole design concept.
Start purchasing your supplies, hiring contractors, and making the first steps towards implementing your Babe Cave design. Getting everything ready ahead of time will help you to avoid forgetting important details.
Once you have everything you need, get everything in place for execution. For example, if you are redecorating a room that will need to be painted, go ahead and cover the floors and prime the walls.
The final step in implementing your BabeCave design idea is to do it. With all of your well thought-out details and with a well-planned course of action, your design idea will come together easily and without much trouble.
How you approach your design idea will greatly affect the overall outcome. Approaching the idea in as detailed and organized a fashion as possible might feel less “in the moment” but it will lead to a more successful outcome overall. Truly allowing your idea to blossom, putting together all of the little details of it and mapping out the project as a whole can help you realize your ideas to their fullest capacity and lead to a more effective outcome.