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25 of The Best Personal Home Improvement Blogs to Read This Year

There are so many blogs out there that write about home improvements and design.

Modern technologies made it easy to wind up a blog and to start posting text and images on a regular basis. From here, it is inevitable that we would see an increase of people who want to share their home improving adventures in a top-notch fashion by featuring amazing magazine-worth photos and publishing helpful detailed tutorials that teach you how to do pretty much everything.

While it would be impossible to feature every blog who is doing it well, here are a few that consistently keeping the bar high thanks to the depth of their content and (or) beautiful pictures.

Let’s take a look at 25 of the best personal home improvement blogs I have selected for you to consider for reading in 2018.

The blog list

DIYHuntress.com

25 of the best personal home improvement blogs to read in 2018: DIY Wood Accent Wall

Sam is a psychologist and do-it-yourselfer living on Long Island, NY. In her blog DIYHuntress.com she writes about basic woodworking projects, home improvement ideas, and creative crafts – all done on a strict budget. Sam believes that being creative doesn’t need to break the bank. On her blog, she shares step-by-step ideas and aims to make creating, building, and home improvement fun, easy, and affordable.

This blog might be what you are looking for if you want to do home improvements on a budget.

PinkLittleNotebook.com

25 of the best personal home improvement blogs to read in 2018:  Kitchen Makeover

PinkLittleNotebook.com is a DIY home improvement blog run by Sabrina. Sabrina is a crafter, thrifter, decorator, and DIY expert. She is specializing in creative design on a friendly budget. Her blog is full of fun DIYs and well-detailed before-after projects, which I personally just love!

If you are also a fan of before-after posts and are looking for budget friendly tips, this blog is probably what you need.

DIYDiva.net

25 of the best personal home improvement blogs to read in 2018: Backyard

This blog is an unusual one since Kit, a person behind DIYDiva.net, lives on a farm. The last decade, Kim spent on tearing houses apart, putting them back together again, and writing about it in her blog. She describes herself as an experienced DIYer, admitted power tool junkie, and accidental farmer.

If you are curious how it is to run a farm and are into outdoor projects, check this blog out.

DioHomeImprovements.com

25 of the best personal home improvement blogs to read in 2018: DIO Home Improvement

Dria from DioHomeImprovements.com has an awesome goal for her blog: To help others (and herself) make their homes as beautiful as they can imagine. She describes herself as a DIY addict who loves figuring out how to get the desired look with spending the least amount of money. Following this plan, Dria writes about home renovations as well as DIY crafts.

If you are in a need of a healthy mix of DIY crafts and room makeovers, don’t miss this blog.

WilkerDos.com

25 of the best personal home improvement blogs to read in 2018: Farm Table feature

The blog WilkerDos.com is run by April and is full of awesome video tutorials. Instead of buying stuff or lending it, April prefers to do everything herself by hand. This approach came from the times when April was not able to buy what she wanted so she tried to create it instead. Turned out she loved it! Now, April wants to inspire everybody to be a DIY-er and that’s why she puts out the free video tutorials on her blog.

If you are looking for hands-on practical tips on various home improvement projects, visit her site.

CentsationalStyle.com

25 of the best personal home improvement blogs to read in 2018: cyanotype art

Kate is a renovator, decorator, and do-it-yourselfer who blogs about awesome interior design and home improvement on CentsationalStyle.com. On her blog, Kate shares her advices and adventures in decorating and DIY projects. Kate used to be a lawyer who quit the practice to become a full time design blogger. Over the past decade, she got several home remodels under her belt as well as collections of fabrics and wallpapers.

If you are looking for an inspiration on airy coastal style along with practical advices, this blog might be it!

DIYsHowOff.com

25 of the best personal home improvement blogs to read in 2018: Colorful Dining Room

DIYsHowOff.com is a one-stop for many interesting projects such as room makeovers, fun DIY projects, decor on budget, and more. Roeshel, a person behind the blog, is equally passionate about both DIY and sharing. She decided to create a place where fellow bloggers can showcase their projects and get inspired by the work of others.

If what you are craving for is a well curated selection of various before-after projects and DIYs, this blog might be interesting for you.

BlesserHouse.com

25 of the best personal home improvement blogs to read in 2018: Sliding Barn Doors

Lauren is a Southern native and her blog BlesserHouse.com reflects that fact everywhere from its name to the design and content. She also uses this perspective to write about the home improvement projects. Lauren’s blog features a home tour section with the full history of her house as well as a project gallery with room reveals, home improvements, and more.

If you are looking for an inspiration from a sweet light Southern decor and a massive house revamp, this site might be what you need.

HammerZone.com

25 of the best personal home improvement blogs to read in 2018: hammerZone

HammerZone.com is an unusual blog if judging by its appearance. It might look a bit bare bones; however, don’t get fooled by the first impression.  Bruce, the person behind the blog, is too busy to keep his site looking pretty. His days are spent with doing big, heavy, involved remodel projects like house siding, foundations, deck-building, cutting holes in walls for window unit A/Cs, and more.

If you’ve got a big project down your way, this blog might be able to give you advice on how to handle it.

ItsGreatToBeHome.net

25 of the best personal home improvement blogs to read in 2018:  it's great to be home pic

Liz started ItsGreatToBeHome.net when she was a newly wed and began to renovate her first home. Now, she has two little girls and has made a living flipping houses and selling real estate. There are already ten different houses behind her flipping belt and she blogged about every and each of them. No wonder Liz classifies herself as a serial home improver.

If you’re thinking about flipping houses, be sure to check out her site.

RetroRenovation.com

25 of the best personal home improvement blogs to read in 2018: Raymond Loewy-designed kitchen

Pam and Kate are the ones who run this awesome RetroRenovation.com blog. The main focus of the blog is kitchen and bathroom renovations; however, it also includes a lot of information on giving the whole house a vintage, mid-century look. On this blog, you can find a nice mix of full renovation examples such as an 80’s kitchen restoration as well as well detailed vintage inspired projects.

This blog is a must-read for anyone who love vintage home design.

RemodelAholic.com

25 of the best personal home improvement blogs to read in 2018: Remodelaholic living room

RemodelAholic.com is run by Cassity and her husband, a married couple who describes their ideal date as “ripping out a wall.” Their motto is “reduce, reuse, recycle, repurpose, remodel.” They try to reuse old things in creative ways. The couple is currently working on their 5th house and the blog has plenty posts that describe their projects in great details.

If you like to have many options at hand and also like to reuse old stuff, don’t miss this blog.

PrettyHandyGirl.com

25 of the best personal home improvement blogs to read in 2018: pretty handy girl kitchen

Brittany from PrettyHandyGirl.com says she likes smell of coffee and sawdust in the morning. Also, she lives to break stereotypes and helps others to take on their own DIY projects. In her blog, Brittany mostly focuses on how to improve the interior of the home (specifically in the design niche) and shares many “how-to” and repairment posts and tutorials.

The site can be a good go-to resource when it come to many home improvement; don’t miss it.

FunkyJunkInteriors.net

25 of the best personal home improvement blogs to read in 2018: Funky Junks

Donna, a person behind FunkyJunkInteriors.net, takes salvaged junk and transforms it into useful items that improve the value of her home. It all started out of necessity and grew into a passion. Now Donna teaches her readers to do the same through her detailed posts.

If you have a passion for upcycling or just want to save in a meaningful way on decorating your house, take a look at blog.

VintageRevivals.com

25 of the best personal home improvement blogs to read in 2018: Ivies Room

The blog VintageRevivals.com is full of energy thanks to its owner Mandi. Mandi likes to laugh and have fun. Her site is very pleasant visually with categories that include projects, room reveals, tours, DIY, and more. It has a very cool aesthetics and resembles of a magazine.

If you need a colorful burst of energy and enthusiasm, stop by Mandi’s blog.

AbbottsAtHome.com

25 of the best personal home improvement blogs to read in 2018: DIY Outdoor Bench

AbbottsAtHome.com is run by Stephanie who shares home remodeling how-to’s, DIY projects, woodworking plans, and more. Her posts focus on remodeling, decorating, and furnishing in a stylish and affordable way. Since her dad owns a HVAC company and builds custom homes, in her childhood, Stephanie visited many job sites and watched and participated in DIY projects at home. That seems to help to shape her future as a home improvement blogger.

If you are into wood working along with home remodeling, don’t pass by this blog.

GrandmasHouseDIY.com

25 of the best personal home improvement blogs to read in 2018: farmhouse living room

GrandmasHouseDIY.com is about a real grandma house. The house used to belong to the grandmother of Tarah, the blogger behind the site. For over fifty years, Tarah’s grandparents lived in this old farm house that they had purchased in 1950. Eventually, Tarah bought it, did necessary renovations, and captured her adventures on the blog.

If you plan to renovate an old house, you may find Tarah’s tips useful.

FindingSilverPennies.com

25 of the best personal home improvement blogs to read in 2018:  bedroom makeover

Danielle writes in her blog FindingSilverPennies.com about many things that make a house home: Crafts, DIYs, decorations, before & after project, and more. Her primary passion is painting furniture and she has many custom painted pieces in her house. Danielle and her family lives in a 1927 Dutch Colonial house, which they make their own little by little.

If you are looking for a coastal vibes inspiration or for tips on how to paint furniture, this site might be interesting for you.

FixItChick.org

25 of the best personal home improvement blogs to read in 2018:  Angela Table

Allison is an experienced pro in painting and decorating. On her blog FixItChick.org, she provides tips ranging from creating faux finishes to turning a glass table into a decorative piece. Allison possesses a formal training in arts and that gives her projects a solid theoretical base.

If you are looking for an advice coming from an expert in the area of home design renovation, stop by  this blog.

RamblingRenovators.ca

25 of the best personal home improvement blogs to read in 2018: Living Room

Jennifer started the blog RamblingRenovators.ca back in 2007 when she and her husband bought a 1950’s semi-detached house and decided to transform it into a bustling home. In 2016, the couple decided to take on a new adventure by moving to a 1960’s house and renovating it as well. Jennifer does the planning and decorating and her husband figures out how to actually get things built.

If you plan to go under similar transformations with your home, take a look at this excellent blog resource.

ACraftyMix.com

25 of the best personal home improvement blogs to read in 2018:  No more clutter

Two IT geeks, Michelle and Sean, are the people running ACraftyMix.com. Michelle is the dreamer and planner and Sean is the muscle and a voice of reason behind the projects. The couple lives in a  fixer upper, which they have spent 10 years remodeling and renovating. The blog features hacks & revamps as well as DIY crafty tutorials.

Whether you are a DIY beginner or a seasoned renovator who are looking for doing projects on budget, this blog may be useful for you.

ComeDownToTheWoods.com

25 of the best personal home improvement blogs to read in 2018:  Come Down to the Woods

Katie is a dentist and busy mom of 4 boys (no joke!). Despite that, she still finds time to blog on ComeDownToTheWoods.com about remodelling projects her family has on their plate. They call their family Team Peach and their goal is to build Peach Palace. Katie writes about this journey in details and illustrates it with beautiful photos.

If your goal is to build a beautiful colorful palace of your own, take a look at Peach Blog for tips and inspiration.

OneProjectCloser.com

25 of the best personal home improvement blogs to read in 2018: Water Filter

OneProjectCloser.com is a blog written by two couples who are truly passionate about home improvement. Ethan is married to Jocie who’s in-house multimedia expert and project guides lead. Fred is the tool guy and web programmer. He’s married to Kim, DIYer and coupon clipper who’s always lookouts for the best deals. The site has two parts: the male part with project guides and tool reviews and female one with decor projects.

If you plan to remodel your home or want to stay up-to-date with the latest design trends, this may be the blog to follow.

HomeyImprovements.com

The blog of HomeyImprovements.com is run by James and Alicia; however, the majority of the posts are written by James. He is a construction worker, freelancer, and full-time husband as he jokes on the About page. Their blog is full of DIY home improvement projects, home décor tips, and tasty and healthy recipes.

If you need some construction tips or home decor inspiration, this blog may be what you are  looking for.

ErinSpain.com

Erin Spain, a blogger behind ErinSpain.com, is a maker and believes that it’s never too late to learn new skills. Through her blog, she hopes to inspire others to get creative and DIY. Erin was named one of the 30 best DIY design bloggers by Domino Magazine. Her blog focuses on home decorating, DIY, and lifestyle topics.

If you need an inspiration to turn your house into your home, Erin’s blog might what you need.

Final words

Hope you liked my selection of home improvement blogs. It was not easy to come up with the list because there are so many great blogs out there and I had time and content constraints. Let me know what you think in comments! If you liked the post, share it on social media.

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