There will always be new trends and ideas, sometimes a new trend is a comeback from 50 years ago. I think it is important to follow your heart to create something that will be inspiring to you...Your own sanctuary. To design you must be bold and confident, willing to take chances, I think that many in my line of work are afraid to use their creativity and take chances, which creates a barrier. Communication is also very important to gather information from the customers, effective communication skills will help realize the needs and wants, thus prioritizing that input to reach the customer's aesthetic needs while maintaining a realistic budget for any kitchen and bath remodeling project.