Renovation accounts on Instagram are the first place you should look for interiors inspiration (These Three Rooms being the second, of course!). Instagram is the main social media network for design, and is consequently and wonderfully filled-to-the-brim with new builds, doer-uppers and interiors lovers. So if you’re in the midst of renovating or planning a project? Then follow the accounts in this feature and get inspired.
So, I’ll be honest: renovation accounts are a personal favourite of mine. I go on Instagram for all things design, as there’s always something new to see, but all the more so in the ever-changing interiors world. And getting inspired by amazing design is the route to getting your house looking perfect at last.
So whether you’re fully transforming your home or simply love interiors and having a nosy, I’ve put together eight inspirational Instagram renovation accounts which will definitely get your creativity going. If you’re not on Instagram yet, you should install the app and see all the stunning before and after photos.
Have a browse, then let us know on the KBB Magazine Insta which your favourite renovation accounts are.
8 renovations which are sure to inspire you with their before and after pics
Firstly: renovation accounts don’t get more inspiring than this one. Renovating their Georgian home in London, Emily and Hugh are showing glimpses of their process before and after – from turning MDF sheets into stunning built-in wardrobes and painting a dreamy limewash wall in the bedroom to creating a calming and relaxing living room. So make sure to swipe below to see the before pictures. Then ask yourself what inspiration you can take from their renovation.
Secondly: Jessica is living in a half-finished grand and dreamy renovation (which includes a rear extension). But what can you see of the project so far on this renovation account? Well, recently there’s the bright and open kitchen-living-diner with a shaker design, statement open shelving and natural accents. In addition, you can also take a peek at my favourite part of the project – the calming bedroom with a lush freestanding bath, which sits under a skylight. So stay tuned to keep up with the renovation progress.
Thirdly, are you a lover of colour? Then Sameera’s 1877 Victorian home renovation in Manchester could be right up your street. From taking a plain bedroom to the next level with wall panelling, patterned wallpaper and vibrant hues to transforming the family bathroom into a stylish sanctuary with veiny tiles, dark furniture and a rainfall shower, you’re set to get your weekly dose of inspiration from her renovation account. The first and second floors are done, however, Sam and her husband are currently in the process of planning the downstairs renovations and the kitchen extension. So stay tuned!
Then there’s Faye, who is set to bring back character to her 1890s Victorian terrace in south east London after the previous owners stripped all its period features. So now both the kitchen and bathroom renovations are dressed in calming hues of sage green and neutrals, pretty surfaces and metallic accents. You may have missed part of their journey, but you can catch up with one of their latest reels of the progress so far on their renovation account.
Aside from having a very cool and relatable Instagram handle, Nathalie and Timothy also bring us loft bathroom #goals. I mean, just look at this design – it’s flooded with light, which makes the pretty pink metro and patterned tiles stand out as a result. There’s also the terrazzo surface in the basin area which they’ve created themselves! Take a look at their story highlights on their renovation account to find out how, then wish you lived in their house.
Then there’s Lucie, who extended out their five-bed Edwardian house by 3.5 metres and 1.5 metres to the side, with a new open-plan kitchen-diner layout and space for a compact utility room. Their cloakroom features statement dark wallpaper, black and white tiles and a handy shelf for house plants – so chic. And, of course, it’s all documented on their renovation account. In addition, they’ve got more work on their home lined up this year with a double reception room project – yes, please!
It was so stylish, the Flint House on Instagram won me over with their bathroom renovation. So, think arched shower, stunning marble, freestanding bath and wall panelling in neutral tones – sounds perfect, right? Sam and her husband Adam added an extension to their Victorian flint-fronted home in Sussex, and the kitchen is still being fitted, so what better time to start following their journey on their renovation account?
Lastly: ever dreamed of converting a barn into your forever home? So that’s exactly what the homeowners of this 1860s farm building in the Cotswolds did. And it’s also a self-build – let that sink in. Scroll back on their profile to see where everything began ages earlier – you’ll be amazed at their progress. You can also watch their walk-in wardrobe transformation and make sure to keep an eye on their account for their upcoming projects, which include the garden, two bedrooms and a bathroom that still need to be completed.
If you find yourself subsequently showcasing your renovation on Insta, we might feature you too when it’s finished. Oh, and if you’ve never looked at #KBBmag before (what have you been doing?!), make sure to snoop around there too and you’ll definitely find plenty of renovation accounts to follow – you can thank us later. But be sure to come back here for more beautiful pictures afterwards.