Best of 2018: 20 Must-See Projects for Your Home

It’s the last day of 2018 and that means it’s time for our “best of Remodelaholic” post for this year! (If you want to see some of our other years, go here for 2021, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014) We decided to count down our top 20-ish posts a little differently this year and highlight some of the best of the best based on the different categories of posts we share here: videos, building plans, printables, roundups, Get This Look, etc. We’d love to hear what YOUR favorite Remodelaholic projects were, and what you have in the works for 2019.

Best Projects Tutorials And Printables Of 2018 Ikea Hack Entry Console, Flat Door To Wood Barn Door, Farmhouse Family Monogram Custom Printable, Table Saw Workbench, And More #remodelaholic

Best of 2018: Must-See (and do!) Projects For Your Home

Most Popular Post: Easy Entryway Organizing, IKEA Kallax Hack Storage Console

The most popular new post of 2018 (and one of my personal favorites as well) was our IKEA hack Kallax entryway storage console — say that ten times fast, “IKEA hack Kallax” ha!

Using Ikea Kallax Shelf To Organize Your Entry Beautifully

This easy and affordable entry organizing project pairs nicely with another top post, the hidden storage coat rack by Hertoolbelt:

Sliding Coat Rack Together

and be sure to check out how we (finally) reorganized the coat closet in our entry last week, too.

Most Viewed Video: Clever and Classic Ladder Chair Building Tutorial

We and our contributor team put a lot of work into some great videos this year over on our YouTube channel — and the most popular one was this brilliantly clever double-duty ladder chair designed and built by Saws on Skates. Here’s the video, and go here to get the printable building plan.


Most Popular Building Plan: Table Saw Workbench

Even though it’s a fairly new post, Justin’s hard work on this table saw workbench paid off because apparently you all LOVE it like we do! See more of our workshop organizing projects here.

Table Saw Workbench Featuring Rockler T Track System, Free Building Plan And Tutorial #remodelaholic

Top Downloaded Building Plan: Farmhouse Side Table

When we saw this versatile and simple X farmhouse side table featured in Nesting in Grace‘s living room, we fell in love. A Piece of Rainbow so generously drew up the building plans, which were our top downloaded building plan for the year.

Diy Farmhouse Side Table End Table Building Plan @Remodelaholic

And if you love the planked X style, be sure to check out this perennially popular farmhouse console building plan, too.

Must-See Projects for Your Home

Want to see more of what we’re building? Click here to be the first to receive our new building plans.


Most Printed Printable: Farmhouse Style Family Name Monogram

Our designer does an amazing job creating beautiful customizable printables to share with you, and for 2018, this farmhouse family name monogram custom printable knocked it out of the park! It’s a perfect addition to any wall or gallery wall, not to mention a super easy and affordable gift for a wedding, housewarming, or party host.

Custom Printable Farmhouse Monogram Wreath @Remodelaholic

It also pairs so nicely with a top post from 2017, the customizable carved birch tree printables 😉

Crop Free Personalized Birch Tree Carved Initials Art Print Set From @Remodelaholic

Most Popular Printable: First Day of School Photo Signs

By our estimation, it’s the most wonderful day of the year: the first day of school! The updated custom infographic style first day of school photo signs are perfect for an all-in-one shot to help you remember the important info (plus there are 4 other styles included as well)

Easy Printable First Day Of School Signs For Photos #remodelaholic

or this simple version makes for a beautiful photo op as the little darlings head off for the first day back.

Free Printable First Day Of School Signs And Matching Last Day Of School Photo Signs #remodelaholic

PS: Both versions DO have matching last day signs, although that seems to be less celebrated 😉 Get the last day infographic here and the last day photo sign here.


Best of the Best: Built-In Shelving Ideas

We love finding the best new and classic home decor ideas and tutorials and sharing them in roundups here on the site. This year, the best of our “best” posts was this collection of 15+ built-in shelving ideas. We love built-ins and we love that you do, too!

Built In

Related Reading: 25 Brilliant In-Wall Storage Ideas


Favorite Get This Look: Modern Farmhouse Living Room on a Budget

Even with Fixer Upper off the air, farmhouse and modern farmhouse style hasn’t taken a break. This how-to for a modern farmhouse living room on a budget from Postbox Designs was our most popular home decor style post of the year

Postbox Designs: $1200 Modern Farmhouse Family Room Design, Farmhouse Family Room Makeover

with the Fixer Upper Mountain House Living Room not far behind. Are you still loving farmhouse style, too?

Get This Look: Fixer Upper Mountain House Living Room


Best Curb Appeal: Garage Door Update Ideas

Our amazing contributor Dawn from AD Aesthetic shares a new real-life room virtual makeover each month, and in 2018, many of them focused on curb appeal — everyone wants it, but how do you create it and add value to your home? There are myriad approaches and answers, but the most popular curb appeal idea for the year was updating garage doors (plus see more beautiful garage door ideas here).

Garage Door Curb Appeal and Exterior Paint Color Ideas |

Top Household Helpful Hints: Printable Cleaning Binder

It’s the season again to get the house back in order after Christmas and the holiday school break, so pop on over here to grab this popular cleaning binder printable set, which includes both cleaning schedules and chore charts for the kids and family, plus some of our favorite homemade cleaning recipes.

Free Printable Cleaning Binder Set With Kids Chore Chart, Spring Cleaning Checklist, And Daily Weekly Monthly Cleaning Calendars @Remodelaholic

Related Reading: 6 Seasonal Cleaning Tasks That You Probably Forgot


More Top Home Projects

To round out our top 20(ish), be sure to check out these other popular posts, too — there’s a little something for everyone!

Earlier this spring, we painted our old (cracked) concrete patio and completely revamped the space for outdoor dining.

How To Paint A Concrete Patio Even If It's Old And Cracked #remodelaholic

We also told you about our NEW project with NEW luxury vinyl wood plank floors that we love!

Waterproof Luxury Vinyl Wood Plank Flooring @Remodelaholic

We turned an old existing door from flat and plain into a rustic wooden barn door in a style similar to our beloved Dutch barn door baby gate.

Turn An Old Basic Flat Door Into A Rustic Wood Barn Door For Just $25! #remodelaholic

Related Reading: 35+ DIY Barn Doors and Hardware Sources

We also adding soundproofing to our master bedroom with a retrofitted sound-resistant drywall — this mama likes to sleep in every bit she can 😉

Soundproof A Wall And Reduce Noise Transmission By Installing A Retrofitted Sound Resistant Wall Over Existing Drywall #remodelaholic

The amazing Sawdust 2 Stitches knocked it out of the park with these DIY pressed plant frames.

How To Make Your Own DIY Pressed Plant Frame @Remodelaholic

Can you believe this geometric inlay plywood box was just a plain ol’ box until Shark Tails decided to sic her scrap pile on it? Amazing!

Diy Plywood Storage Box Building Plans For Storing Firewood Toys Books Decor Board Games @Remodelaholic

Another home run for Sawdust 2 Stitches — the easiest mini mason jar spice rack, perfect for spices, buttons, craft supplies, or just for looking at because miniature = cuuuuute!

Build An Easy Mini Mason Jar Spice Rack Shelf For Storage And Organizing @Remodelaholic

Don’t forget the outdoor spaces! Although this octagon coffee table designed and built by Hertoolbelt would look great in the living room, too 😉

Rustic Wood Octagonal Indoor Or Outdoor Coffee Table With Lattice Legs #remodelaholic

And we’ll finish out our best posts of the year with this farmhouse pantry update on a dollar store budget, courtesy of Sara from Twelve on Main.

How To Organize Large Pantry On Budget (6 Of 9)



Here’s to a happy 2019 with some more amazing projects!


See more top projects from past years here:

Best of 2017

12 Best Must Read DIY Tutorials And Free Printables From @Remodelaholic

Best of 2016

Best Of 2016 @Remodelaholic Crop

Best of 2015

Must-See Projects for Your Home

Best of 2014

Must-See Projects for Your Home



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Lorene has been behind the scenes here at Remodelaholic for more than a decade! She believes that planning projects and actually completing them are two different hobbies, but that doesn't stop her from planning at least a dozen projects at any given time. She spends her free time creating memories with her husband and 5 kids, traveling as far as she can afford, and partaking of books in any form available.

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