10 Awesome Home Improvements Blogs You Should Start Following Today
Reading home improvement blogs is a fantastic way to get ideas and advice to help improve and renovate your property.
One of the main benefits of reading a good blog is that you can tap into someone’s else’s knowledge and learn from their experiences and mistakes, which is why they are such a wealth of valuable information.
In our latest blog post we have compiled a list of 10 awesome home improvement blogs that you should start following today.
This list of informative, yet fun, blogs will help you learn about everything from creating a designer kitchen to making the most of a spare bedroom, choosing the best double glazing to the best indoor gardening tips.
Let’s take a look at our first home improvement blog that you should start following right now.
Home Improvement Blog is absolutely jam-packed full of useful information and advice on practically every aspect of home improvement.
The owners of the blog state that their aim is to provide you with the best ‘… knowledge of home improvement techniques, facts, new products, new technology etc.’ They add: ‘We believe that providing you with this knowledge will help you gain better understanding in unfamiliar areas and hopefully be more confident in improving your home.’ Well, we certainly believe that they are achieving this aim with flying colours as we spent many hours reading through their many informative and authoritative blog posts, which cover just about everything from air conditioning units to building a loft extension.
They also provide a service for providing free quotations from trusted local tradesman to help with your home improvement project.
Check them out today.
Our favourite blog post: Indoor Gardening Tips
Like many of the blog authors on this list, the guys at UK Home Improve aren’t professional tradesman, but their tips and advice are superb, nonetheless.
This excellent blog has virtually every aspect of home improvement covered, with informative articles on everything to do with upgrading and developing your home.
We especially like the brilliant articles on green energy, which will help you save money on your household bills whilst helping the environment at the same time
Our favourite blog post: 5 Low-Cost Ways to Improve the Kerb Appeal of Your Home
Homebuilding & Renovating is owned by Future Publishing Limited, a leading media company that also owns a whole host of blogs, consumer guides and magazines.
In terms of content, this blog is one of the biggest on our list, so you’ll have no trouble finding articles relevant to your current home improvement project.
Like a few of the other blogs on our list, you can also find local tradesman via this particular blog, if you are seeking professional help.
Our favourite blog post: Extension Beginner’s Guide
The Real Homes blog is full of useful information, including how-tos and buying guides covering everything to do with home improvement, from interior design to something very close to our hearts – gardening!
Like Homebuilding & Renovating, Real Homes is owned by a large media company, meaning they have plenty of resources to create excellent content that is sure to help you improve your home.
They also have excellent information on buying a house, lots of useful cost calculators and money-saving tips.
Our favourite blog post: 10 tips for getting the best Black Friday deals in 2018
Home&Build works exclusively with Local Authority Building Control (LABC), to provide a whole host of information to keep you up to date with the latest building regulations and planning issues.
It might not be the most exciting part of undertaking a building project, but complying with local building regulations is absolutely vital to ensure your home improvements are safe and legal. The last thing you want to have to do is demolish your lovely new extension because you failed to check up on requirements or fill in some paperwork!
And this blog is the perfect place to find the very best professional information to ensure you remain compliant.
The blog answers all of your questions regarding planning permission and building regulations, including advice on whether or not you need planning permission for your home improvement project, why you need it and how to get it.
Our favourite blog post: Loft vs Cellar Conversions – Dig Down or Build Up?
Little House on the Corner was founded and is maintained by Christine and Jan.
Their blog was fuelled by their passion for renovation and DIY, and is packed full of articles describing their experiences with improving their own home.
When they first moved into their Edwardian semi-detached home in Manchester, they had stretched their budget to its absolute limit in purchasing the property, which was in desperate need of some TLC.
They decided to renovate their property entirely themselves, on a tight budget, and their journey is chronicled throughout this fantastic blog. And it just goes to show what can be achieved with some good old-fashioned hard work, as their home is now absolutely stunning (as you can see for yourself, via their house tour). It’s surely the envy of all their neighbours.
They both enjoyed the experience so much that they decided to sell up and do it all again at a new property, in Berlin!
Our favourite blog post: Current Home – Art Nouveau Apartment
Much like the Little House on the Corner, the Kezzabeth blog shares the DIY and renovation journey undertaken by Kerry and her partner, Grant (along with their two little spaniels, of course!).
Like most people in their early twenties, they found themselves struggling to get onto the property ladder, with the only route being purchasing a property in need of some serious work.
Well, fortunately for this determined couple, it proved to be the route to success, as they have managed to transform what was once a run-down property into a stunning home, something that has only been achieved through hard work and dedication.
This blog is a thoroughly enjoyable read, littered with fantastic tips that you should certainly start following on a regular basis.
Our favourite blog post: Bathroom Reno: What I Would Have Done Differently
Of course, not everybody owns their own home and many of us in the UK are property renters.
But being in a rented property doesn’t mean that you can’t improve the home you live in and still get your deposit back at the end of your tenancy.
And that is exactly what this blog, set up by Anna, has set out to achieve – and achieve it, it has!
It’s jam-packed full of tips for renters and budget living. As a bonus, as well as home improvement, Anna’s blog includes fantastic articles on beauty, fashion, lifestyle and travelling, too.
Our favourite blog post: Creating a Green Wall in Rented Apartment
The next blog on our list is focused more on interior design, than home improvements as a whole, but we highly recommend that you check out this blog to access amazing advice that will transform any home, regardless of budget.
Swoon Worthy is the work of Kimberley, a ‘design obsessed DIYer, an award-winning UK Interiors blogger, a freelance writer, a content marketer and a crazy cat lady.’
Her posts are lively, interesting, and informative, too, with lots of ideas to help you achieve a high-end look for your home.
Our favourite blog post: 10+ Ways to Refresh An ugly Kitchen for Under £100
We finish our list of 10 best home improvement blogs with Mad About the House, another interior design focused blog.
Journalist, Kate Watson-Smyth, has been writing about property, interiors and design in national newspapers for the last 20 years.
And it certainly shows through, in her amazing interior design posts that are full of tips to help you transform your home.
Her own home, which was renovated from ‘two dingy rental flats’ back in 2010, has been featured in Living Etc, The Wall Street Journal, Corriere della Sera and HeartHome magazine – so she clearly knows a thing or two about interior design! Check out her blog now.
Our favourite blog post: How I Decorated My First Show Flat
That concludes our list of the top home improvement blogs in the UK.
We are certain that you’ll be able to achieve amazing things with your home using the tips and advice that can be found on these excellent blogs.
Whether you are planning an extension, remodelling your kitchen, wanting to find out about planning permission or simply looking for some new furniture, there’s something for everyone on these blogs.
If you have enjoyed this article, you might like our compilation of the best gardening blogs; reading them is just as informative and enjoyable, so why not head over there now?
If you know of any other home improvement blogs that you think we should have included in our list, then send us a link using the comment section below and we’ll take a look – hopefully you can uncover a hidden gem we’ve yet to find.