By John Doe December 11 2017

Our Ultimate List: 101 Home Builder Blog Post Ideas

Blog ideas for home builders should be as diverse as your home building business is.

Home construction blogs, much like home construction television shows, are very popular with audiences of all ages and demographics.

If you would like some ideas for topics to write your own home building blog, try some of these that might help you in getting your home construction blog started.

Home Builder Blog Ideas

  1. How to design your custom home build in 2 weeks or less. Discuss the most time-consuming parts of a custom home build design and what can be done to ensure that it will move along as swiftly as possible. Discuss any possible hitches that could take place and what can be done to avoid them.

 

  1. How to design and remodel your bathroom in one week or less. Discuss the most time-consuming parts of a bathroom build and ways to expedite the process. List the usual time-consuming tasks and ways to remedy the scenarios.

 

  1. How to transform a spare bedroom into a walk-in closet. Give tips on how to design the layout of the closet with your builder. Advise as to the reasons it is smart to go ahead and get the closet that you really want instead of a spare bedroom that you don’t need in your build.

 

  1. How to get the home layout of your dreams without breaking your bank. Discuss the costs associated with change orders on the custom designs that are offered by home builders. Discuss the benefits of building a custom home on your own lot versus customizing a home that is being built in a neighborhood that only offers three or four designs.

 

  1. How to design a space with your builder that will grow with your family. Discuss the use that spare bedrooms can have down the road, and that a home is an investment for life. Discuss the fact that a little bit of vision can save you thousands of dollars later down the line.

 

  1. How to transform an eat in kitchen into a cook’s kitchen in less than two weeks. Advise on the most difficult and time-consuming parts of a major overhaul in a kitchen and provide the reader with tips on how to build the kitchen they have dreamed of.
  1. The ultimate guide to building your dream kitchen. Provide tips on how to decide on the layout, colors, tile, and appliances. Provide tips on hiring a builder to perform the work. Advise on what tasks may require a plumber to perform.

 

  1. The ultimate guide to building a functional half bathroom. Advise on which of the tasks will require a plumber to complete, or if a home builder will be able to complete the work. Give tips on selecting colors, tile, and vanities. Advise on the possible timelines for the changes that they may want.

 

  1. The ultimate guide to transforming a garage into a fantastic office. Advise on insulating the garage so that it will be a functional room. Advise the reader on the portions of the remodel that can be a possible DIY, and what will require a home builder to handle. Give tips on popular layouts for this type of room addition. Give timeline estimates.

 

  1. The ultimate guide to laying choosing flooring in your new home build. Discuss the qualities that make laminate a good choice. Discuss why tile has become so popular. Discuss the uses that are still out there for carpeting. Discuss using recycled hardwood flooring in a new home build to lend character.

 

  1. The ultimate guide to laying laminate flooring. Discuss taking up old flooring. Discuss the snap in laminate flooring and how to install it in rooms that aren’t perfectly square. Discuss the tools necessary for laminate flooring installation to be a DIY job.

 

  1. The ultimate guide to hiring a home builder. Give advice on the questions that should be asked. List the skills that they should look for, how to check on past jobs that the contractor has completed, and how to confirm that they are licensed and insured in their state of residence.

 

  1. The ultimate guide to landscaping a small yard. Give tips on the best layouts for flower beds and how to design functional yard spaces. Provide tips on which flowers grow well in small spaces, and how to ensure that they are planting in areas that receive adequate sunlight. Discuss the landscaping that is included when you purchase a customized home from a homebuilder.

 

  1. The ultimate guide to replacing your old windows. Give advice on how to tell when windows need to be replaced. Advise on how much new windows can provide in energy bill savings. Give a list of the parts of the task that could be DIY, and which would require the homeowner to hire a window installer or a general contractor.

 

  1. Best security systems for urban living. Advise on the need for remote alerts to be sent by the system to allow immediate response to thieves and trespassers. Discuss the difference between remote monitored systems and self monitored systems. Discuss the home security features that are included when you purchase a new home from a builder.

 

  1. Five ways to spot an untrustworthy roofer. Point out the most common roofing contractor schemes. Discuss the benefits of having your home builder subcontract this type of job so that the hiring and vetting of contractors is not the responsibility of the homeowner, but the builder.

 

  1. Five ways to spot an untrustworthy landscaper. Discuss where to locate a reputable landscaping contractor.  Provide a list of whom to contact if the homeowner has concerns about the legitimacy of their landscaping contractor. Discuss the landscaping that is included when a homebuyer purchases a home from a home builder.

 

  1. Five ways to spot an untrustworthy home builder. Provide tips on how to review estimates for inflated prices on materials and the typical timelines for common home remodeling projects. Provide a list of whom to contact if the homeowner has concerns about the legitimacy of their home builder.

 

  1. How to match your outbuildings to your home. Give tips on how to avoid adding outbuildings that will decrease the value of the home or detract from the natural landscape or look of the home. Provide examples of outbuildings that should not be in street view and which outbuildings add to the value of the property when built on the lot.
  1. Ten resources for planning a new home build. Give advice on how to reach the permit office, who to discuss drainage or zoning issues with, and how to reach commissioners that are responsible for concerns of the citizens in their area.

 

  1. How to check your home builders references. Discuss the importance of calling former clients, and requesting before and after photos as proof of the completed jobs. Instruct your readers on how to check with the county and state for complaints against the home builder.

 

  1. Ten reasons that homeowners love open floor plans. Give the top reasons that homeowners state have been their favorite parts of opening the floor plan of their homes. Discuss the possible benefits of an open floor plan in terms of lighting and additional square footage becoming usable space.

 

  1. Questions you should ask before hiring a home builder.  Give tips and pointers on where to find a qualified home builder and discuss the necessary process that needs to be followed to hire them. Discuss the necessary paperwork for hiring a home builder, and the forms they will be asked to sign. Give tips on red flags to look for in the process.

 

  1. How to spruce up your home for the holidays without needing a permit. Discuss what may vary by county and the common channels to find out what the requirements are in the reader’s home area.

 

  1. Common myths about building your dream kitchen. Give the most commonly misunderstood aspects of a kitchen build, like thinking the entire room will need to have new plumbing installed, or that the existing tile won’t be able to be kept when cabinets are replaced. Discuss the possibility of resurfacing or painting cabinets to save time and money. Discuss installing the stick on backsplash tiles to save time and money.

 

  1. Common myths about remodeling your half bath. Discuss the possibility of resurfacing or painting the vanity and cabinets to save time and money. Discuss the fact that existing floor tile doesn’t necessarily have to be replaced if the vanity is replaced. Give a list of popular fixtures that the reader can use for inspiration.

 

  1. Common myths about transforming a garage into a bedroom. Give the reader an idea on a timeline for this type of room remodel, and the benefits of adding livable square feet to their home by enclosing the garage. Discuss the possible expense of adding ducting and vents to add central heat and air conditioning, or when portable or window units might be a good idea.

 

  1. Common myths about finishing a basement.  Discuss the most frequently asked questions in basement finishing. Talk about the expense of adding electricity and plumbing to the finished areas, and what the building code is in the area for the number of feet between electrical outlets. Discuss the costs associated with framing in additional rooms, or the benefits of leaving it an open floor plan.

 

  1. Common myths about running conduit in your home.  Discuss the biggest expenses in having additional electrical outlets and switches installed in a home. Discuss the need to have a certified electrician do the work, and the mistakes that most people make when attempting to perform this type of work by themselves.

 

  1. Five kitchen layouts that were doomed to fail.  Discuss the possible ways to avoid having a kitchen build fail.

 

  1. Five bath builds gone bad. Discuss the biggest bath build disasters that you have seen. Give the top reasons that the builds didn’t go as planned.

 

  1. Five landscaping remodels that have gone bad. Give tips on how to avoid common landscaping mistakes, and when to call a professional to complete a landscaping job.

 

  1. How to create a functional home office.  Provide tips on installing work lighting.  Give ideas on adding work space to existing home offices. Discuss how to make the most of the existing electrical and when it might be advisable to have an electrician run additional outlets in order to have an office that is conducive to getting work accomplished.

 

  1. How to have a functional she shed built for under 1K. Discuss having a slab poured or framing and pouring concrete in a DIY project. Talk about how to run electrical to an outbuilding. Discuss adding drywall to metal outbuildings.

 

  1. Should you move or remodel? Give tips on maximizing existing space, and getting the most from the current home by building upward with shelves, loft bedding, etc. Provide a list of common mistakes that homeowners make in using the square footage they currently have.

 

  1. Five common mistakes in bathroom remodels. Provide tips on how to salvage existing fixtures during demolition. Advise on what can be refinished or resurfaced to save on costs.

 

  1. Five common mistakes in kitchen remodels. Provide tips on how to salvage existing fixtures during demolition. Advise on what can be refinished or resurfaced to save on costs.

 

  1. Five common mistakes in building a home addition. Provide tips on saving on plumbing costs by installing a bath beside the existing laundry plumbing. Discuss common layouts that have obvious functionality flaws.

 

  1. Three flawless ideas for a bathroom build. Discuss the look of granite and quartz, and the beauty of using plank tile in bathrooms as opposed to the old style subway tile.
  1. Three ingenious ideas for a garden shed transformation. Add photos of some of the most unique garden shed transformations you’ve seen.

 

  1. Three impeccable ideas for a bedroom build. Add photos of some over the top colors, flooring and fixtures installed in bedrooms. Discuss the need for functionality of all furniture in a bedroom.

 

  1. Five ways to transform your home’s exterior for under 1K. Discuss the DIY exterior paint job options, or additions like shutters, that can completely change the look of a home’s exterior. Other ideas such as screening in an entryway outside the front door that isn’t often done because it’s small enough that it’s overlooked.

 

  1. Five ways to personalize your kitchen for under 5K. Provide a list of the projects that cost less than $500.00 in materials but can add value to your home. Inform the reader of features like window boxes that are cheap to install but change the look of a room.

 

  1. Five ways to build your dream bath for under 10K. Provide a list of projects that cost less than $500.00 in materials but can add value to your home. Inform the reader of features like crown molding that are cheap to purchase and can be installed as a DIY project that will add value to the home.

 

  1. Good reasons to downgrade the size of your home. Discuss possible reasons that a smaller house may be a wiser choice, such as empty nesting or the need for an ailing relative to live with you.

 

  1. Good reasons to upgrade the size of your home. Discuss possible reasons that a larger house is a necessity, such as an adoption, remarriage, or as a security option for grandchildren.

 

  1. What are some of the best home layouts that are trending on the market today? Are formal dining rooms a thing of the past? What about the traditional breakfast nook?

 

  1. Best bedroom designs for master suites and the new amenities that are trending in home builds. Discuss the newest trends in master bath suites that are off of the master bedroom.

 

  1. Best security systems for country living. Advise on hard-wired security systems and DVR footage. Provide tips on night vision and motion triggered cameras and how to set the cameras so that wildlife doesn’t trigger them.

 

  1. How to identify hail damage to your roof.  Give tips on how to tell the difference between damage that can be repaired and damage that is going to require a new roof to be installed.

 

Remodeling Post Ideas

  1. Common home construction grants and how you can find and apply for them.
  2. Five best ideas for an old garden shed.
  3. The pros and cons of repurposing your garden shed on your own.
  4. How to hire the best roofing contractor for the job.
  5. How to hire the best kitchen remodeling contractor for the job.
  6. How to hire the wrong bathroom remodeling contractor in five questions or less.
  7. The top home problems that ensure you should move instead of remodel.
  8. Avoid these seven common mistakes when finishing your home’s basement.
  9. Avoid these seven common mistakes when adding an addition to your home.
  10.  Avoid these seven common mistakes when having your pool resurfaced.
  11. Avoid these seven common mistakes when adding a metal roof to your home.
  12. Three ways to guarantee you hire the wrong homebuilder.
  13. Three ways to guarantee you hire the wrong roofing contractor.
  14. Three ways to guarantee you hire the wrong interior designer.
  15. Seven ways to guarantee you don’t finish your home build on time.
  16. Seven ways to guarantee you finish your home build with plenty of time to spare.
  17. Five roof repairs or patches that can get you through the end of the year.
  18. Three plumbing issues that you cannot perform quick fixes on.
  19. A beginners guide to roofing materials and their use.
  20. A beginners guide to choosing flooring for a new build.
  21. A beginners guide to paint types for the interior and exterior of your home.
  22. A beginners guide to building starting at the trusses.
  23. A beginners guide to electrical and wiring.
  24. The pros and cons of designing your home layout yourself.
  25. The pros and cons of landscaping your yard yourself.
  1. The pros and cons of designing your kitchen by yourself.
  2. How to choose a kitchen paint color you’ll love.
  3. How to choose a bathroom paint color you’ll love.
  4. How to choose a living room color you can live with.
  5. The history of landscaping materials, and how the newest materials came to be used.
  6. The history of wall texture materials.
  7. The evolution of exterior house paint.
  8. Remodeling ideas for childrens bedrooms as they age.
  9. Remodeling ideas for lake houses.
  10. Remodeling ideas for modular homes and deciding if it is worth it to update a modular building.
  11. How long should your new home fit your family?
  12. How long should your new remodel extend your homes fit for your family?
  13. Ten ways to remain legally compliant while building your new home.
  14. Five reasons you should build a new home today.
  15. Five reasons you should move instead of remodeling.
  16. Five ways that you can finish your home’s basement for less than 20K.
  17. Five ways that you can add a breakfast nook to your home for less than 10K.
  18. The best ways that you can landscape a small yard for less than 1K.
  19. The best landscaping ideas for yards that pets reside in.
  20. The best focal point additions to your home that increase its value instantly.
  21. Avoid these 3 very costly common mistakes when building your home.
  22. Avoid these five common mistakes when selecting your kitchen cabinets.
  23. The questions that every home builder wants to ask when they have odd designs or panic rooms requested from the buyer.
  24. What are you doing to stay up on building code and the state laws? Do you take continuing education courses?
  25. What is the most outrageous build you have ever been asked to perform?