The Perfect Books For The New Home Projects You Want To Tackle

By May 24, 2019 12:50 pm Perfect Books for Home Projects

Half of the battle for home decor or home improvement projects is finding the best resources to help you get started. Google is a wealth of knowledge, but we can all admit that a few minutes down that rabbit hole can prompt enough exhaustion to lead anyone to give up before they even get started.

As an alternative to Google and Instagram – we pulled together some of our favorite books. Each on a different home-related topic that will help you organize, harvest, or improve any corner of your new starter home.

And, don’t worry, we’re (mostly) covered on costs because we already asked you to account for them when estimating costs on any new home.

For the garden…

Imagine being able to grow your own kale instead of spending more than you anticipated on it at Whole Foods. Rodale’s Basic Organic Gardening book is a beginner’s guide to all things gardening. The easy to follow instructions throughout the book will have you building out an A+ garden this spring that will carry you through the end of summer and straight into fall veggies.  

For the plants inside the home…

If you’re one of Hilton Carter’s our 180k Instagram followers the plant-expert’s reputation for giving great plant advice will come as no surprise to you. If you’re just learning about Carter, you have a world of Instagram posts to fall in love with. But no matter what, Carter’s new April release – Wild at Home – is a must for all those who want to turn their homes into a greenery oasis.  

For the dinner parties you can now host…

One of the most amazing parts about owning your first home is that it comes with the ability to host to your heart’s desire. Reese Witherspoon’s Whiskey in a Teacup or Chrissy Teigen’s Cravings: Hungry for More will be your partners in crime as you navigate new recipes, aim for new hosting traditions, or simply want to make a Sunday dinner that involves an actual dining table instead of just a couch in a cramped living room.

For the DIY-projects that need more than a Pinterest tutorial…

Who doesn’t want to turn to Joanna Gaines for their every home-related question? The Fixer Upper queen may not have a new season to have us find inspiration for, but she’s making up for missed time with her latest book — Homebody: A Guide to Creating Spaces You Never Want To Leave. The book (plus her amazing Target collection) will make it easy to create a home that feels straight out of one of her farmhouse renos.

For all the clutter that shouldn’t have made it in the move…

For the home improvement queen that needs no introduction, but who we still need to mention — Marie Kondo and her book, The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up, will change your life. If you’re on the fence about her, spend a Sunday afternoon binging her Netflix series and learning to fold in a way that you didn’t know you needed. Her method will help you get rid of things that no longer bring you joy and make room (literally and figuratively) for the things that do.

For all the stuff that’s staying, but needs (for your sanity) to be more organized…

The Home Edit has been making waves in the Instagram book and their latest book delivers. The Home Edit: A Guide To Organizing and Realizing Your House Goals focuses less on ridding yourself of excess and instead on challenging you to notice all the space you do have and all the ways you can make your use of it that much stronger.

No matter the spring cleaning project or the summer hobby, any one of these 6 books will set you off on a good start.

Follow our Instagram for even more decor inspo that will help you turn your house into a home in no time.