Design in a Bag describes itself as “an online design resource that takes the guesswork out of putting together a cohesive look for your kitchen project. We provide proven recipes to help create your ultimate kitchen.”
I first heard of Design in a Bag when I read about it on another blog (I’m sorry, I don’t remember which one:/) I love the idea because a. it’s cute – and we all know cute = yay! in my world, b. it’s convenient – how great to not spend weeks second-guessing your material choices! and c. there are options for everyone!
You can shop by collection, color palette or room (currently they only offer kitchen and bath). The collections are Modern, Classic and Vintage – color palettes are Cool, Warm and Neutral. Each kit is $69.00 USD, which can seem pricey, but if you’re short on time and/or patience, it’s not bad! The site also lists the approximate cost of the proposed tile (per sq. ft). Unfortunately, it doesn’t list prices for the other supplies (this information IS included in the bag).
Each bag comes with the following:
– Cabinetry: 4×6 stained and/or painted cabinetry material(s)
– Countertops: 4×4 stone, concrete and/or solid surface countertop material(s)
– Tile: approx. 4×4 ceramic, stone, and/or glass tile materials for your backsplash
– Glass: approx. 4×4 cabinetry door glass inserts
4 Paint Swatches:
Suggested wall color paint swatches selected for each bag, giving customers multiple options for wall paint colors that coordinate with their bag materials. All paint swatches are hand-painted on 8×10 high quality art paper.
4 Full color 8×10 hand-drawn 3d renderings:
To illustrate your finishes from the selected bag with 4 different wall colors. There is a standard 3d kitchen drawing used for all bags within each style category (modern, classic, vintage), and the drawings will show the actual finishes from each unique bag: countertop color/materials, wood and glass cabinetry finishes, and backsplash tile.
Shopping list fact sheet:
Pricing, sizes, names of the finish materials in your bag and resources for where to find your finish materials either online or locally. (ordering information, wood species, stain color descriptions, painted finishes, color, glaze, distressing, stone and tile names and finishes, use and care, maintenance, and other helpful information).
Here are three bags I love:
1. Capitol Hill
2. The Le Muy
3. The Sheffield
What do you think of Design in a Bag? Would you use it?