Home renovations should be fun. No, really. Remember the excitement of imagining your sleek new kitchen? A walk-in closet that’s big enough to, you know, walk around in? Don’t lose sight of that inspiration as you get into the nuts and bolts of remodeling your home.
Whether you’re mid-remodel, or still in the dreaming stage, you’ll be faced with a lot of decisions (ahem, understatement). Will everything fit? What colors should I use? Will I actually use the space in a new way?
Take a break from Pinterest and Fixer Upper, and glance at these accounts to find some unexpected inspiration while you’re working hard to make the home of your dreams a reality.
Okay, this one may not be that “unexpected,” but it’s required viewing for renovation inspiration. From marble and subway tile to wood accents and string lights, @dominomag ups the ante on helping you “Bring Your Style Home.”
Among the aspirational posts, you’ll learn everything from how to decorate your entire room with just two hues to inexpensive ways to improve your home’s curb appeal. They even have an entire section dedicated to Ikea hacks, including easy DIY projects for everything from statement headboards to customized “built-in” shelves.
Simply Living Well
If you’re remodeling your space, you may want to rethink the way you use it. The tagline at @simply.living.well is: “old ways, less waste, more plants.” You’ve likely said you want to do at least one of these things when you update your space. Julia shows you everything from how to whip up Mint Juleps from the garden in your fresh new kitchen to making homemade blush to use in your newly well-lit bathroom.
Black Forest Wood Company
Watch epoxy pour over rocks to make a stunning black walnut and Caribbean blue table by @blackforestwoodco. It will melt your renovation-induced stress away, just like watching a gently burbling river. Based in Canada, Black Forest Wood Company creates tables and furniture that think outside the box. Beyond helping you relax, these satisfying posts are an excellent reminder of what you can achieve when fine craftsmanship meets creativity.
Better Homes and Gardens
While it may not be a best kept secret, the @betterhomesandgardensaccount is a classic must-follow for clean, fun inspiration. With 1.8 million followers, Better Homes and Gardens posts living rooms and kitchens with gorgeous accents. Expect plenty of comments like, “This is literally a combination of all of my dreams and ideas put together in a stunning open-space kitchen!!” Peruse these classic posts to pick up your own inspiration.
Pinch of Yum
Last, but not least, @pinchofyum can help you add flavor to your new kitchen. Highlighting her blog, Lindsay creates accessible recipes that taste just like (or even better than) the savory meals that you probably eat on the regular. Make meal-ends meet while you’re deep in the remodeling process with dishes like a quick and tasty Roasted Veggie Pita. Bonus: These recipes may just win you a parent-of-the-week award.
Of course, don’t forget to follow @kenmoreappliances for more home, cooking and entertaining inspiration. We wish you a smooth, painless remodel that exceeds your expectations — and maybe even comes in early and under budget!