Cedars Woodworking and Renovations strives to be Lancaster PA’s resource for remodeling questions, answers, and latest trends in woodworking and remodeling. If you are looking for resources as you dream about your home’s potential, you’ve come to the right place. The Cedars Team has pulled together 35 of the top resources (in no particular order) for home design, home remodel, DIY remodel and more! Get out your idea book and dream big!
HGTV Remodel is a compilation of remodeling photos dedicated to giving you ideas. If you are contemplating a kitchen or bathroom remodel, this is a great place to go. Whether your project is small or large, you will find ideas for your home.
Remodelista is a sourcebook for interior decor, fixtures, linens, furniture, and more. Entertaining tips, holiday decorating, and the latest trends for interior design abound.
One of the leading sources for home remodeling and home renovation, Houzz provides access to over 8 million photos and the ability to compile them in one place. You can also select a professional to help you with your project.
While Porch exists primarily to connect you with professionals in your area, home design and remodel photos can be found in abundance. The Porch.com blog provides valuable insight from industry professionals to answer any questions you have and stimulate creative ideas for improving your home.
Hammerzone is a great resource for both the Do-It-Yourselfer and the curious home owner. Packed with valuable information spanning current design trends, to comparing roofing estimates, to how to replace load-bearing porch beams, Hammerzone can answer many home repair and remodeling questions.
Askthebuilder.com provides tips, tricks, and fun to watch videos for curious visitors. Award-winning builder and nationally syndicated columnist Tim Carter provides building and home improvement information in the form of DIY tips, tool reviews, project guides, before & afters, and more.
Posts with names like “13 Home Improvements Most Homeowners Get Wrong” and “9 Time-Savers You Need For A Busy Holiday Season” ensure that when you visit Bob Vila’s site, you’ll find what you’re looking for. Videos and Step-By-Step guides are available to help with any project you might have on your to-do list.
Family Handyman is able to help with anything from home organization to how to install a dishwasher. Like many sites focused on remodeling and DIY homeowners, the Family Handyman provides helpful blog articles, videos, and tutorials to help you get your projects done right.
Pellet stoves, metal roofing, phone app stud finders — information like this and more can be found on Don Vandervort’s Home Tips website. Don Vandervort is a home expert, author and HGTV personality providing homeowners with valuable information like how to pick a dishwasher, how to prepare their homes for harsh weather, and more.
Sherry & John Petersik have chronicled 7+ years of home remodeling and decoration. They have fixed up 3 homes and on their blog, you’ll find nearly 3,000 free projects & posts. Posts include decorating tips, money-saving strategies, and DIY home improvement projects with tutorials.
If you watch any of the shows on the DIY Network, this site will help you dig deeper into the projects showcased on TV. From repairing damaged hardwood floors, to covering up ceiling stains, the DIY Network has tips and tricks to keep your home in shape.
Cassity and Justin started the Remodelaholic blog to teach others how to DIY on a shoestring budget. On this blog, you will find remodel ideas as well as tutorials to tackle your own home projects. At the time of this posting, they’ve remodeled 3 homes so there are ideas a-plenty including deck clean up, new faucet installation, a bathtub makeover, new flooring ideas, and more.
Dwell features the latest in modern design, home accessories, and home building. From salvaged building materials to the latest in green building design, Dwell provides ideas for the dreamer and lover of modern design and modern home living.
CIRCA Houses is a site for those with a passion for old houses. If you wish you could salvage every old door you see, if you know the difference between a tower and a turret, and if you love to restore dwellings to their original glory, this site is for you. Although it is primarily an old home listing site, there are many blog posts in their “Circa School” that are beneficial to historic homeowners and buyers.
This Old House provides both full episodes of its show, as well as DIY video walkthroughs. From big ideas for small bathrooms, to clever ways to reuse your workshop scraps, This Old House has ideas for every aspect of homeownership and remodel.
Retro Renovation is a great go-to source for help with remodeling your post WWII home. Pam and Kate provide sources to renovate your kitchen or bathroom in mid-century and vintage style. If you like sputnik-style lighting, liner tiles, boomerang laminate, and Mississippi faucets, this is the site for you.
Little Green Notebook is a blog by Jenny Komenda. Jenny’s work has been recognized by editors at Elle Decor, Better Homes and Gardens,Vogue, House Beautiful, Lonny, House and Home, Good Housekeeping, HGTV and the Wall Street Journal, among other publications. Her blog is focused on DIY decoration, tips, new product features, entertaining, and more.
Door Sixteen is a blog by Anna Dorfman. This blog chronicles her adventures remodeling a home, several apartments, and a rental. Tips on decorating, choosing colors, and her personal experiences provide valuable insight into DIY home remodel and decor.
“Misadventures in Renovation” is the tagline for this blog. Categories include: big renovation, inspiration, small projects, decorate my space, the hunt, and design on a dime. What more can we say?
DIY Showoff offers tutorials for DIY room makeovers including closets, bathrooms, guest rooms, dining rooms, and more. Also, the home tour tab gives a great grouping of before and after photos of Roeshel’s projects.
By utilizing NestPix, both the casual DIYer and Home Improvement professional have a powerful tool for tracking their work and sharing their successes with the world. The NestPix app keeps your projects organized, using a clever photo gallery feature that enables you to share your projects.
Fine Homebuilding is your one-stop source for all things house. From design to how-to’s, Fine Homebuilding addresses the ins and outs of home remodeling, home maintenance, tools and much more.
Charles & Hudson is an internet magazine covering a wide variety of DIY topics, showcasing the best in design, and discussing all things related to furnishing and accessorizing the home.
Vivacious Victorian focuses on the remodeling of Victorian homes. Amy Heavilin’s blog chronicles her adventures remodeling several homes in poor condition, discovering treasures within their walls, and returning the homes to their former glory, including the use of period style fixtures and furnishings.
Victoria Elizabeth Barnes combines humor and insight on her blog. Her blog focuses on restoring an 1890’s Victorian home.
Danny Lipford’s Today’s Homeowner is an extensive DIY website with hundreds of videos and tutorials on every topic imaginable. This is a great resource for finding products, fixtures, and appliances.
Stacey and her husband bought a mid-century modern home and are documenting its renovation through this blog. This blog is rich in modern design ideas and strategies, with touches on modern architecture and art.
Erin Williamson Design is a design firm based in Austin TX, with a variety of projects across the country. The blog, Design Crisis, gives readers ideas and inspiration for their own remodeling projects.
47 Park Avenue is a comprehensive blog featuring design, decor, and inspiration for homeowners and renters alike.
According to her blog, Sarah says “here’s what you’ll get out of this site: brutal honesty about first-time home ownership from someone who is just like you – busy, feeling clueless, but determined.” She covers remodeling, decorating, yard and landscape work and more.
Kit is a licensed builder who chronicles her renovation experiences. Her site contains a “before and after” section, as well as 4 categories of projects: Things About Building Houses, Things She Builds When She’s Not Building Houses, How To Do Things Yourself, and General but relevant topics.
Curbly is an online community “for people who love where they live”. On Curbly, you can search room makeovers, design tips, and DIY tutorials.
Old Town Home is the journey of Alex and Wendy, who have owned and remodeled 2 homes in the Old Town Alexandria area. Their work has been featured in several publications and their blog contains valuable tutorials in 11 areas of home renovation and maintenance.
Ron and Jill’s House Love blog tells their remodeling story of a Victorian home, as well as their newest project, restoring a historic farm. Their remarkable rehab work has been featured on “This Old Home”.
Cabin Fervor focuses on the restoration of a cabin. Complete with rustic features, a rustic industrial kitchen, and planked walls, this blog will inspire any homeowner who has a rustic flair.
If you are looking to remodel, update, or restore your home, these sites can give you plenty of ideas to get you started. Designing and renovating your home can be a huge undertaking with many unknowns and a commitment of time.