Fencemakers- Fencemakers’ Top Australian Home Design & Renovation Blogs for 2015
13th January, 2015- Home renovations have turned into a very big deal. With shows like the Block alluring homeowners into the endless possibilities, it’s getting more common for people to tackle renovations and implement new design ideas around the home.
If you’re stuck for ideas or need a dose of inspiration to get you motivated, the internet is loaded with amazing blogs that can offer advice, tips and step-by-step guides. But with so many out there it’s hard to know where to start looking! Here’s a few of our favourite to get you started.
Home Heaven is jam packed with home inspiration and renovating ideas perfect for anyone to implement. The site is easy to navigate around and offers design tips for small spaces, budget living and individual rooms. Because it combines both essential parts in refreshing your home – interior design and décor ideas with renovating, it’s a great one-stop site for a little bit of everything.
Each section showcases some breathtaking images complete with tips and motivating advice. From forums and competitions, to green-living and time saving projects, DIY repairs and storage solutions Home Heaven offers so much.
Full of home renovations and home improvement ideas, Complete Home has everything you need to get the job done. From outdoor living, kitchens, bedrooms and bathrooms, living and dining Complete Home is comprehensive and definitely not short of any tools.
The site is broken down into all the main categories, including pools and sustainable living and has a ‘Be Inspired’ section which points you in the direction of tips and trends, competitions, free brochures and the Complete Home blog. It also gives you access to a range of professionals and contacts to help you with the job, and offers a great platform for new homes featuring amazing building designs to use as inspiration for your own home, building materials, house and land packages and a ‘Knock Down and Rebuild’ section.
Run by former magazine editor Jen Bishop, The Interiors Addict covers all things stylish. From home décor, renovating and online shopping Jen’s passion for decorating really shines through to give readers the latest in interior design.
The Interiors Addict profiles the latest renovating tips from popular reality shows The Blockand House Rules, and features interviews with renowned interior designers and design book authors for a taste of something different. The site delves into categories like expert tips, house tours, kid’s rooms, furniture, homewares and more. Particularly the ‘renting’ section is great as it offers interior and exterior decorating advice that you can implement even if you don’t own the home. With trending topics each week, it’s the perfect place to get that dose of inspiration.
Melbourne stylist Lucy Feagins has created a design site loaded with fresh ideas and motivation to get the home you’ve always wanted. From Australian homes, to people, shopping, art and garden projects The Design Files is a busy site with lots packed into it.
Whilst the site can feel a little overwhelming when you first enter, it’s definitely not short of information. Editor Lucy has appeared on renovation shows such as The Block and featured in various design magazines so her home and design knowledge is abundant. With photos, tips and articles, The Design Files covers everything from interiors to architecture, gardens, fine art, craft and much more.
Exhibiting everything from building and renovating tips, design guides to an ideas gallery, Build is a fantastic source of inspiration. Whether you have a few DIY renovations under your belt or you’re about to begin your first project, the site breaks the essential steps down with Build tools, checklists, renovation calculators and maintenance guides.
The Build forum and ‘ask an expert’ categories are ideal if you need some extra help, and the Build blog is packed full of the latest renovation essentials and innovative ideas. The site also allows you to create a profile for free and collect your own ideas in the scrapbook and projects section.
Whilst it’s not as comprehensive as the other sites, Homely’s blog is loaded with oodles of renovating and design inspiration. From grand designs to home renovation checklists, the blog covers almost everything to prepare you and your home for a fresh change.
The site is primarily dedicated to real estate listings, suburb ratings and reviews but scrolling through the blog section will open your eyes up to luxury designs, houses of the week, million dollar mansions and amazing outdoor extension ideas.
Homelife.com.au is a beautifully designed website with gorgeous visuals and a great breakdown of sections, making it really easy to find the inspiration you’re looking for.
We really like the browsing categories, which are really well thought out. You can browse by area of the home (outdoor, kitchen, bathroom etc.) or by the design style you’re going for (minimalist, colonial, urban etc.) to find exactly the right tips and inspiration for your project.
Founded by Jason and Adam Spencer, Homely.com.au is a free to list, banner-ad free real estate website that helps people find their next home. With a focus on beautiful design, community engagement and innovative marketing platforms for real estate agents, Homely.com.au helps people make better decisions about where they choose to live.