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 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!
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
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.
And if you love the planked X style, be sure to check out this perennially popular farmhouse console building plan, too.
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.
It also pairs so nicely with a top post from 2017, the customizable carved birch tree printables 😉
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)
or this simple version makes for a beautiful photo op as the little darlings head off for the first day back.
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!
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
with the Fixer Upper Mountain House Living Room not far behind. Are you still loving farmhouse style, too?
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).
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.
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!
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 😉
Here’s to a happy 2019 with some more amazing projects!
See more top projects from past years here:
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.