I’m sure all of you have, like myself, had a “what was I thinking” moment. As a designer with hundreds of consultations under my belt, I often thought about writing a book entitled “What Were They Thinking!” So going forward with the benefit of hindsight, I’d like to share with you some past questionable choices of my “not yet” clients in hopes that you can cross these off your list.
What was I thinking when…
I could go on and on – but I had to save at least the next several hundred for that book I’ll be writing. I know many of you chuckled at some of the things on that list because you would never do them, but try comparing a few to your list where the first item might be: “I’ll buy the cheap one now because I’m only going to change it in two years anyway.” (How many of those are still in your house years later?)
Life does get in the way of the best laid plans – but some of us don’t even have a plan and that’s grounds for trouble. So, dear readers – remember that common sense is a great partner in good design as well as in life.