50 Best Home Improvement Blogs 2016


Air-Conditioning-Edmonton.ca is proud to present to you 50 Best Home Improvement Blogs 2016. Although this is the first year that we have produced a list, we plan to do this every year. So, if you come across a home improvement blog that you like, send it to us so that we can review it. You never know – we may like it so much that we add it to next year’s list.

There is nothing scientific about how we selected the top 50 list, and they are not in any particular order. We just really, really liked these blogs whether we found them fascinating, unique or extremely informative. So without further ado, here is our list of the best home improvement blogs for 2006. Enjoy!

The Top 50 Home Improvement Blogs 2016

One of the biggest recommendations made to a homeowner is getting multiple bids when having work done on your property. The benefits of doing so are far reaching but mostly include making sure the costs are relatively similar and guaranteeing that the majority of the companies recommend the same fix. Along the same lines of getting ‘many eyes’ on a project, here are 50 home improvement blogs to scour in 2016 for a variety of DIY fixes, tips, trends, and more.

  • Home Improvement IdeasHouseblogs.net – Not necessarily a single blog, but a whole network of blogs from experts in a wide variety of fields. Houseblogs works as kind of a news reader or a timeline in providing a range of posts whether they be DIY projects and tips, items for sale, or a wide variety of other home improvement related content.
  • Retro Renovation – Contains a focus on the kitchen and bathroom but also includes a bevy of information on restoring other rooms of the home to a vintage, mid-century look. The site features a nice mix of full renovation examples such as an 80’s kitchen restoration all the way down to incredibly detailed projects such as creating glass floats for a home tiki bar.
  • Ask the Builder – A weekly newsletter with timely topics such as last minute tool gift ideas or seasonal projects. Includes videos, reviews, before & afters, and an “Ask Tim” feature for answers to specific home improvement questions.
  • This Old Crack House – A great blog example that shows ‘anything is possible’ as two renovators document fixing up an old log house turned farmhouse turned hotel turned crackhouse turned home.
  • Curbly – The first thing noticed when visiting this site is how user-friendly it appears with large, easy-to-read posts and categories. The site focuses on DIY, organization, and home makeovers but also features a crackerjack section about hacks for IKEA products.
  • Green Living Ideas – As the name implies, this blog deals with all things making your home green from maintenance tips to décor to saving energy to going organic and much more. Worth checking out regularly if anything just for their contest links such as a trip to Abu Dhabi or a Tesla electric car.
  • Young House Love – A regularly updated blog created by Sherry and John, a young couple who transformed their house over seven years. They revisit what they did, how they did it, and offer tips and tricks to those who may be in the same boat.
  • Funky Junkers – Donna, who runs the blog, takes ordinary “junk” and transforms it into useful items that improve the value of her home. She details how you can do the same such as a pallet chair or reclaimed wood signage and all for pennies, preferring the term ‘upcycle’ instead of recycle.
  • Vintage Revivals – A blog that is very pleasant to look at with sections that include projects, room reveals, tours, DIY, and more. With a classy elegance, the blog resembles a magazine or fashion advertisement but in a very cool aesthetics.5
  • Remodelista – Professional looking blog that is apt for the whole home including bedroom, bathroom, kitchen, offices, outdoor spaces and more. Includes sections with photographs for inspiration as well as remodeling stories from around the globe.
  • Shelterrific – A site dedicated to, as they put it, not homemaking but home-loving. Geared towards improving your home in regards to design, decorating, cooking, entertaining, organizing, gardening, and more.
  • One Project Closer – A comprehensive site that provides versatility as it follows professional remodelers from job to job, creating step-by-step guides of their work along the way. The site also includes other useful content such as tool reviews and home improvement coupons.
  • DIY Diva – Chronicles the life of a tool-enthusiast farm girl as she renovates a 150-year-old farmhouse and the surrounding property. Kit has spent over a decade restoring homes and shares her stories in an authentic way with many before & after comparisons.
  • Rambling Renovators – A classy chronicle in a Toronto couple’s quest to transform their 1950’s, two-story house into a bustling home. Serves as an excellent resource for what one can expect when planning on doing the same.
  • DIY On the Cheap – A blog found on the foundation that you don’t have to spend a fortune to improve the looks and value of your home. The site focuses on home decorating, DIY, and lifestyle related projects and posts with an archive sortable into dozens and dozens of categories.
  • DIY Show Off – A very self-involved do it yourself blog who recently recapped their most in demand projects and posts of the past year. The blog owner Roeschel does a superb job of integrating her personal life as a creator and designer into projects that people can partake in themselves.
  • DoItYourself – Not only a tremendous resource for relevant blog posts such as Winter power tool maintenance tips, but the site also features a user forum with 1,000s of posts about electrical, plumbing, flooring, HVAC, framing, and other home improvement tips with a connection to hundreds of other DIYers and pros.
  • Design Milk – A visually aesthetic online magazine dedicated to the daily dose of Vitamin D – as in “design.” A highly regarded site with inspirations for homes from the Ukraine to Tel Aviv and everywhere in between.
  • Classy Clutter – Focusing on painting, building, and furniture makeovers, the blog owners Mallory and Savannah do an impressive job of invoking their separate personal tastes regarding organizing, recipes, crafts…and life.
  • Decor8 – An aesthetically pleasing blog that has been going strong for over 10+ years now. Holly’s blog is also a business and a brand now as she documents her professional interior design service and gives tips on how to decorate as well as DIY projects for you to try on your own.
  • Kathy’s Remodeling Blog – Kathy’s site can serve as a homepage of sorts with easy sidebar access to home improvement sites such as Architect Magazine, Energy Star, Remodeling Magazine, the Kitchen Designer and more. Her tagline is “what happens between the before and after” and it uses these sites and user experiences to document various remodeling projects.
  • Garden Rant – Another curb appeal wonderland powered by the voices of 9 professional gardeners as well as numerous guest posts from around the world. An extensive combination of posts and features ranging from the science of gardening, the latest design trends, and green thumb tips from the mouths of experts.
  • House and Garden DIY – Site written from the perspective many home improvement aficionados find themselves in as the owner David purchased a home over five years ago with little to no DIY experience. Most of his posts now are about tips or trends, but they are written in an easy to comprehend manner no matter what your DIY ninja level may be.
  • The Happy Homebodies – A nice blog run by Jordan and Scott, a married couple who has been self-renovating their home since 2010. Like many DIY home improvement aficionados, their hobby has turned into a passion admittedly without the most expertise in the field.
  • Spaceio – This website can serve as inspiration for the home renovator as it is a space where professionals share their designs and projects. Spaceio can perhaps best be described as a high-end Pinterest with devotion to home improvement including everything from feng shui tips to luxurious sofa designs.
  • Brooklyn Limestone – This blog started as a way to document Stefanie’s renovation of a 100+-year-old home but evolved into a creative outlet for the continuing upgrade of that property as well as projects and DIY tips that everybody can incorporate. She features an online tour of the home as well as several do it yourself plans to add allure to any room.
  • Centsational Girl – A great example of making the most out of the minimal, Katie is a self-proclaimed bargain hunter and renovation lover who is more inclined to find project material at a thrift store instead of a Home Depot. She shares her tips and tricks on everything from creating a happy staircase to installing a shower door among dozens upon dozens of other projects.

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