By John Doe December 11 2017

Our Ultimate List: 101 Remodeling Blog Post Ideas

Writing a remodeling business blog is an important way to communicate remodeling topics and issues to the homeowners that your business caters to.  Remodeling blog topics can cover any area of the home remodeling business. Kitchen remodeling blog topics and bathroom remodeling blog topics are safe bets, but with the nature of the remodeling industry, the sky is the limit.

Some blog topics that are reader favorites can always be redone in a new light and with new information.  If you would like some ideas for topics to write your own remodeling business blog, then try some of these to assist you.

Remodeling Blog Ideas

  1. How to remodel your kitchen in 2 weeks or less. Discuss the most time-consuming parts of a kitchen remodel and what can be done to ensure that they 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 remodel your bathroom in one week or less. Discuss the most time-consuming parts of a bathroom remodel 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 install shelving and clothing racks. Discuss the best layouts for typical bedroom sizes that the reader would be redesigning.

 

  1. How to transform a shed into an office you can work with. Give tips on how to insulate the shed from the elements and ways to install lighting that will be adequate to work with. Provide tips on running power to the shed. Provide a guide on how to lay a concrete slab or frame in an area to install tile.

 

  1. How to transform a garage into a huge bedroom you’ll love. Give advice on framing in the garage so that it won’t resemble a garage any longer. Provide tips on running heating and air ducts so that it will have central AC, or advise on window and portable units. Advise on insulating the garage so that it will be a livable area.

 

  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 design the kitchen they have dreamed of.

 

  1. The ultimate guide to remodeling your kitchen. Provide tips on how to decide on the layout, colors, tile, and appliances. Provide tips on hiring a general contractor to perform the work. Advise on what tasks may require a plumber to perform.

 

  1. The ultimate guide to remodeling your half bath. Advise on which of the tasks will require a plumber to complete, or if a general contractor 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 contractor to handle. Give tips on popular layouts for this type of remodel. Give timeline estimates.

 

  1. The ultimate guide to laying tile. Discuss taking up old flooring, how to square off the tile, the type of thinset that needs to be used. Discuss the timeline and how long the grout will need to dry before the room can be used.

 

  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 contractor. 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.

 

  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 an installer.

 

  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 general contractor.  Give tips and pointers on where to find a qualified general contractor and discuss the necessary process that needs to be followed to hire them. Discuss the necessary paperwork for hiring a general contractor, 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. List home improvements that can be performed without a permit necessary. 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 remodeling your kitchen. Give the most commonly misunderstood aspects of a kitchen remodel, 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 remodels that have gone bad. Discuss the biggest kitchen remodel fails that you have seen, and remodel fails that you have repaired for homeowners. Give the top reasons that the remodels didn’t go as planned. Discuss the possible ways to avoid having a kitchen remodel fail.

 

  1. Five bath remodels gone bad. Discuss the biggest bath remodel fails that you have seen, and remodel fails that you have repaired for homeowners. Give the top reasons that the remodels didn’t go as planned. Discuss the possible ways to avoid having a bath remodel fail.

 

  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 finishing a basement. 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 outrageous ideas for a bathroom remodel. Provide examples of baths that were over the top design flaws, expensive mistakes in plumbing sinks and showers, and toilets that are not functional to have.

 

  1. Three outrageous ideas for a garden shed transformation. Discuss the trend in tiny houses and list how easily a common shed can be turned into an office or spare bedroom like a mother-in-law suite. Add photos of some of the most unique garden shed transformations you’ve seen.

 

  1. Three outrageous ideas for a bedroom remodel. 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 transform your kitchen for under 1K. Provide a list of the projects that cost less than $500.00 in materials but can add value to your home. Provide tips on how to resurface or paint cabinets. Inform the reader of features like window boxes that are cheap to install but change the look of a room.
  1. Five ways to transform your bathroom for under 1K. Provide a list of projects that cost less than $500.00 in materials but can add value to your home. Provide tips on how to resurface or paint vanities. 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 an aging parent, or a couple relocating for work.

 

  1. Good reasons to upgrade the size of your home. Discuss possible reasons that a larger house is a necessity, such as a parent moving in for long term care, or a child returning home from college.

 

  1. Best security systems for apartment living. Advise on wireless systems and their strengths and weaknesses. Talk about the need for security systems even in close quarters.

 

  1. Best security systems for condo living. Advise on wireless systems and their strengths and weaknesses. Talk about the need for security systems even in close quarters.

 

  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. 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.

 

  1. Five ways to spot an untrustworthy roofer. Point out the most common roofing contractor schemes. Provide tips on how to review estimates for inflated prices on materials and the typical timelines for installing residential roofs.

 

  1. Five ways to spot an untrustworthy landscaper. Point out the most common landscaping schemes that have cheated homeowners out of their money. 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.

 

  1. Five ways to spot an untrustworthy general contractor. Point out the most common general contracting schemes.  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 general contractor.

 

  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 contractor’s 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 contractor.

 

  1. How to identify hail damage to your roof. Provide photos of hail damage to roofs and list the signs to look for that indicate roof damage after a hail storm.  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 ways that you can transform your bathroom into an oasis for 10K or less.
  3. Five ways that you can finish your home’s basement for less than 20K.
  4. Five ways that you can add a breakfast nook to your home for less than 10K.
  5. The best ways that you can landscape a small yard for less than 1K.
  6. The best landscaping ideas for yards that pets reside in.
  7. The best focal point additions to your home that increase its value instantly.
  8. Avoid these five common mistakes when re roofing your home.
  9. Avoid these five common mistakes when replacing your kitchen cabinets.
  10. Avoid these five common mistakes when enclosing your garage.
  11. Avoid these five common mistakes when finishing your home’s basement.
  12. Avoid these five common mistakes when adding an addition to your home.
  13.  Avoid these common mistakes when having your pool resurfaced.
  14. Avoid these common mistakes when adding a deck to your home.
  15. Five ways to guarantee you hire the wrong contractor.
  16. Five ways to guarantee you hire the wrong roofing contractor.
  17. Five ways to guarantee you hire the wrong landscaper.
  18. Five ways to guarantee you don’t finish your remodel on time.
  19. Five ways to guarantee you finish your home remodel with time to spare.
  20. Three roof quick fixes that can get you through the end of the year.
  21. Three plumbing quick fixes that can get you through the end of the year.
  22. A beginners guide to building materials and their use.
  23. A beginners guide to roofing materials.
  24. A beginners guide to paint types.
  25. A beginners guide to concrete forms.
  1. A beginners guide to electrical and wiring.
  2. The pros and cons of remodeling your bathroom yourself.
  3. The pros and cons of landscaping your yard yourself.
  4. The pros and cons of remodeling your kitchen yourself.
  5. How to choose a kitchen paint color you’ll love.
  6. How to choose a bathroom paint color you’ll love.
  7. How to choose a living room color you can live with.
  8. The history of roofing materials.
  9. The history of landscaping materials.
  10. The evolution of exterior house paint.
  11. Remodeling ideas for cabins.
  12. Remodeling ideas for lake houses.
  13. Remodeling ideas for modular homes.
  14. How long should your new home fit your family?
  15. How long should your new remodel extend your homes fit for your family?
  16. Ten ways to remain legally compliant while remodeling.
  17. Five reasons you should remodel instead of moving.
  18. Five reasons you should move instead of remodeling.
  19. Five best uses for a newly finished basement.
  20. Five best ideas for an old garden shed.
  21. The pros and cons of re-purposing your garden shed on your own.
  22. How to hire the best roofing contractor for the job.
  23. How to hire the best kitchen remodeling contractor for the job.
  24. How to hire the wrong bathroom remodeling contractor in five questions or less.
  25. The top cities that ensure you should move instead of remodel.