20 inspiring home renovation blogs
We love home renovation and home improvement, so we read a lot about it (when we’re not doing it ourselves, that is!)
If you’re undertaking a project or a complete property renovation and you could do with some guidance or inspiration, these sites will definitely help. So here you are, 20 of our very favourite home renovation blogs:
Kaelin Zawilinski is in charge of the great content at Better Homes and Gardens. It’s a widely read print magazine as well as a blog with more traffic than the M25 at rush hour.
Stefan, editor Simona Ganea and their team provide loads of interior ideas, as well as practical advice such as in this informative piece on the pros and cons of bamboo flooring, by great staff writer Brittney Smart.
Front Porch Ideas and More is run by Mary and Dave Morris, and if you need some help renovating a porch, well, there literally isn’t a more suitable site. Porch decorating, construction and much more is covered here in great detail.
They sell home fittings and building materials from BuildDirect, but the site is also a hub of expert information with a mass of guidance on how to take on renovation projects.
Do it yourself was named one of the top 50 websites in the world by Time Magazine, and you’ll see why when you visit. It was established way back in 1995 and remains the leading independent DIY blog 20 years later. Here you can find how to guides, completed reader projects and chat in the forum for more renovation discussion. Check these guys out on Facebook and Twitter for even more inspiration and help.
Justin and Cassity love DIY and sharing their home with other home improvement and home renovation enthusiasts. The blog contains top tips on budget renovation and as well as seeing the progress in this pair’s fabulous house, you can check out reader project submissions.
If you want to add some warmth to your home take a look at this awesome post on fireplace makeovers.
Danny Lipford is a well known renovation expert who has presented 15 seasons of his own TV show. His website is packed with tips for everything from lawn care to decking renovation, as well as practical how to guides, such as how to build a retaining wall.
Great guidance from a man who really knows his stuff.
This is a fantastic resource for how to guides, helping you to renovate your home and make the most of your garden. Articles and videos from HomeSource are invaluable, even simple ones such as how to select drill bits. You can also check out tips from this site on Twitter.
9) Property owl
Brittany Bailey is a Pretty Handy Girl, and she is kind enough to share her skills and ideas on this fantastic blog.
Home interiors, makeovers, home construction projects and more fill her virtual world and there are some top blog posts you should check out, such as this one on installing a bird table.
Substantial home renovation ideas as well as interior inspiration is available from the very well known Curbly blog. The makeovers section could motivate you to start something new, and you should definitely check out the general home improvement cheat sheets that you can print off free.
Pop onto the Curbly Twitter account for more.
FineHomebuilding is a magazine and blog which is full of invaluable information for home renovators. We love the tutorial videos by building and home improvement experts, which can teach you everything from how to remove a damaged piece of flooring to how to cut a laminate countertop for a sink.
13) DIY Doctor
This millennial blog was launched in 2000 and its insight lies in the fact that it is run by tradesmen. It’s one of the biggest UK DIY websites which allows you to find tradesmen you can trust, look at all kinds of home improvement projects and watch DIY tutorial videos. Check out their Twitter feed too.
14) DIY Diva
Kit Stansley is a DIY Diva who is trying to ‘bridge the gap between woman and power tool wielding badass farmer one project at a time’.
If that’s not enough reason to visit her excellent renovation blog just check out her many before and after projects for further inspiration for your home.
Blogger and renovation lover Sarah Fogle is the self-appointed ‘Pocahontas on home repair’ – and you thought it was you!(?)
Her Atlanta home is the focus of her very hard work and she kindly shares her projects and DIY misadventures. Sarah’s Facebook page is worth a look too!
This is another great blog based around a particular home – this time owned and worked on by Christine and Jan.
You can take a virtual tour of their house and get some great ideas from the work they have done so far.
If you have ever searched the web for home ideas – and you probably have – you will have come across Apartment Therapy.
This is a slick, sleek resource for home inspiration from the latest themes, to reader makeovers and valuable dos and don’ts. It was launched in 20014 by brothers Maxwell and Oliver Ryan and since then it has grown exponentially.
Also with 175,000 followers the Twitter feed is worth a look too.
18) Katy Elliot
The motivated and creative Katy Elliot discusses art, food and her home on her intimate blog.
If you’re looking for decorating ideas then it’s definitely worth checking out, as Katy clearly has a natural flare for this.
19) Retro Renovation
As the name suggests Retro Renovation takes you back in time and guides you on how to use vintage style in a modern home – or even an old home for that matter. This superlative retro read is run by Pam and Kate and they also share their top home improvement tips in their weekly newsletter, which you can subscribe to here if you like.
20) DIY Network
If you really want to improve your home then DIY Network is the place to go. The how to guides cover everything from bathroom renovation to designer decking, and more tips are available on Twitter, Facebook and via their newsletter.