Guest Top Ten List

Great interior style does not have to come with a high price. These ten blogs offer inspiration and guidance on owning, renovating, and designing a home with affordable ideas, creative tips, and DIY projects.


Stacey Lindsay is a correspondent for Remodelista, a sourcebook for considered living. Counting style-conscious consumers as well as design professionals among its daily audience, Remodelista offers features such as Steal This Look, 10 Easy Pieces and Architect Visits. To discover more DIY and renovation ideas, visit the Remodelista Design Newsstand, a visual list of 100+ must-read design blogs offering style perspectives and remodeling advice. The Newsstand promotes a different blog every few minutes and provides avid design readers with an enjoyable means to browse through their favorites.

Top Ten DIY Renovation Blogs

Design Sponge

Brooklyn-based writer Grace Bonney has a talent for finding design inspiration in everything around her and translating it into DIY projects, affordable decorating tips. and living ideas.

Ikea Hackers

One of the most ingenious DIY blogs around: Started by “Jules” in Malaysia, Ikea Hackers is an online community where people from around the world post their incorporations, modifications, and embellishments of Ikea home furniture and accessories.

Katy Elliot has a keen eye for a traditional, New England aesthetic and sheds an informative light on the world of renovating an old Massachusetts home.