For many people, DIY in the home is all about inspiration.
And, often, inspiration can come from being influenced by others. And that’s why our definitive list of the 50 very best (or, Ultimate, if you like) and “Must-Read” DIY and Home Improvement blogs is a necessity if you’re looking to evoke your creativity and put those DIY skills to practice.
For each of the blogs featured (in no particular order, we must add), there is a small blurb along with one post of theirs that we really recommend taking a look at. Enjoy the list and, if you find it useful, it would be awesome if you could help us share it!
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Duo Greg and Ashley detail the latest projects they’re undertaking in their Virginia-based home. They describe their blog as a “Semi-DIY Blog”.
2. Home Spot HQ
Home Spot offers valuable tips on home maintenance, cleaning and a variety of DIY projects with accompanying images.
Angela has been operating Cottage Magpie since 2006 and posts regular updates on her home.
Top post: How To Make An Ironing Surface
Boasting three international best-selling books as a background, Holly Becker offers readers inspiring interiors and ideas for creativity in the home.
5. Decor Hacks
Decor Hacks offers a variety of tutorials and guides for readers looking to make aesthetic changes to their home and garden.
Top post: Top 10 Decor Hacks Of 2013
Barbara’s blog is all about increasing the value of your home – whether that be in order to sell it or just to get the most out of what you have!
8. DIY Show Off
If you’re looking for inspiration to start designing your own DIY projects (while limiting yourself to a certain budget) then DIY Show Off is the place for you.
Top post: Tips For Making A DIY Pipe Shelving Unit
9. Font Crafts
Font Crafts is all about making the most of typography in the home and displaying it in an eye-catching manner.
Top post: 5 Fab And Fun Bottlecap Craft Ideas
Howd.i.y. is a craft blog with an emphasis on home made projects that can be used to inspire others.
Top post: DIY Lamp Tutorials
12. My Ideal Home
With over 10,000 likes on Facebook, My Ideal Home is regularly updated with images that offer ideas for interior design.
As you can tell from the name, I’m An Organizing Junkie is Laura’s guide to keeping the home in order with a number of straight-forward tips and tutorials.
14. Retro Renovatio
Retro Renovation is dedicated to adding a vintage feel to your home and publishes posts that can inspire as well as guide you along the way.
15. Scrap Hacker
Scrap Hacker is all about turning those seemingly unloved and meaningless pieces of furniture and other household items into something spectacular.
Top post: New Uses For Old Keys
The Crafting Chicks post blogs almost daily on all the latest trends and caters for all the seasonal occasions whether it’s Christmas or Halloween.
Top post: 13 Fun And Frightful Halloween Porches
17. The Designer Pad
Offering advice and pictorial inspiration for interior design, The Designer Pad is great for its large, striking images.
Top post: Less Is More
18. DIY Dreamer
Christine’s blog is focused on crafts as well as home improvement tips and food recipes.
Top post: 43 Easter Bunny Ideas
This blog is predominately image-based but covers a wide variety of home decor, improvement and organisation techniques.
Top post: How To Make A Lamp
20. The Painted Hive
Kristine aims to offer affordable home decor solutions to help spruce-up your abode without the associated costs!
Simplicity and cost effective is behind the ethos of Thrifty Decor Chick and this blog offers detailed tutorials on pepping-up your home!
Top post: Spray Painting Door Knobs
Apartment Therapy’s self-confessed mission is to help people “make their homes more beautiful, organized and healthy”.
Top post: Make Your Own Sand-Filled Time Out Stool
This blog tracks a young family’s on-going improvements to their home and there are projects involving the kitchen, bathroom and the outdoors.
Top post: Full-bodied Shelves
Curbly provides plenty of inspiration for your own DIY or home improvement project with lots of before and after shots as well as ideas.
This website is jam-packed with creative ideas and “How tos” that offer step-by-step guides to a variety of projects.
Top post: 10 Genius Uses For Baking Soda
Ashley describes her blog as being “all about DIY decor, home renovation, craftiness, and real life”.
Top post: How To Make Book Slings
27. Dream Green DIY
Founded in 2011, Dream Green DIY is aims to focus on blogger Carrie’s three passions – DIY, design and life.
Top post: Customizable iPhone Case
This blog aims to offer readers a host of inspiration for their own home and provides images to help with various decor choices.
Top post: Box It Up!
The Friendly Home details an insight into Hillary’s day-to-day chores of “building furniture, remodeling, a few crafts, and cooking”.
GHHH (for short!) aims to put the “heart” into your home, making it unique to you and your personal preferences.
31. Home Hacks
Home Hacks provides tips and advice on alternative solutions to typical everyday household problems and bug bears.
Top post: Hide Ugly Electronics With Art
“How tos” and tutorials are the order of the day for this blogger, Beth, who shares her knowledge on various projects.
Top post: How To Update Your Kitchen On A Budget
33. How Does She?
How Does She? is created by women for women (predominately, I’m sure, anyway) and offers advice, tips and life hacks.
34. Ikea Hackers
Ikea Hackers, as you can probably guess, provides ideas and hacks for Ikea-related products and accessories. Users can also submit their own hacks.
Top post: Kitchen Cabinet Upgrade Hack
Infarrantly Creative benefits from a number of expert contributors who post tutorials on how to re-purpose and recycle household items.
Top post: How To Build Garage Shelves
36. ManMade DIY
ManMade DIY describes itself as the “Creativity and the Handmade Life for the Postmodern Male” and covers much more than DIY.
Top post: How to: Make A DIY Wooden Welcome Mat
Ran by Brittany Bailey, Pretty Handy Girl aims to “empower” readers with tails of DIY projects and “How to” guides.
Top post: How To Clean Inside Your Oven Door
Remodelaholic’s content is supplied by regular contributors as well as guest bloggers who share DIY tips on recycling, re-using and remodelling – all with a budget in mind.
Founded in 2006, Shelterrific covers all the bases when it comes to the home, including; decorating, cooking, cleaning, crafting and organising.
Simply Sweet Home features a mix of cooking recipes, housekeeping tips, craft projects, product reviews and giveaways.
41. Slow Your Home
This blog is all about “simple living”, taking a minimalist approach to help add more time and energy to your surroundings.
The Cleaning Authority sees itself as being committed to protecting your home and the environment.
Top post: How To Make Chalkboard Signs Like A Pro
Blog owner Cyndy claims she likes to use her website as a platform to help inspire others through her own creativity.
The Handmade Home attempts to offer inspiration for its readers by posting up DIY projects.
Top post: Bathroom Inspiration
Jordan’s blog provides a wealth of DIY tutorials and home decor ideas – along with insights into her home.
Top post: DIY: My Doodle Chair
The House of Smiths is a family-orientated blog that charts the progress of various home remodelling and design changes.
Top post: Kitchen Questions Answered
This blog sets out to publish projects that help “Make a house a home”; there are posts relating to the home, garden, DIY, crafts, gift ideas, health and beauty.
A Home Design magazine, Amazing Interior Design has almost 400,000 likes on Facebook – highlighting its impressive collection of home decor posts.
Diply is about much more than just DIY and Home Improvement but their specific section offers some fantastic ideas.
With a staggering 9 million Facebook followers, Architecture and Design could be argued to be much more than just a blog.