Top 10 Best Ideas for the Home in 2019


Looking for great ideas for the home? Explore the top ten most popular crafts, decor, recipes and DIY projects of 2019 featured on Ideas for the Home by Kenarry®.

As the year winds down, I love to get a little sentimental and take look back at the past year! Today we’re reflecting on the past 12 months and sharing the top 10 best ideas for the home featured on Kenarry in 2019, including the most viewed recipes, home decor, and DIY projects.

10 Best Ideas for the Home of 2019 | Ideas for the Home by Kenarry

2020 is coming up fast. Before we embark on a shiny new year full of hopes and possibilities, I always like to take a little look back to see just how far we’ve come over the last 365 days.


We have so much to be grateful for this year. 2019 held many new challenges and exciting opportunities for Ideas for the Home by Kenarry®. Highlights from the past year include:


In May, we did something crazy and purchased a short-term vacation rental home in Orlando, Florida near Walt Disney World. We named the home Sunshine Villa at Glenbrook Resort and started a second limited liability company for this new business investment. Much of our time this year has been consumed with understanding the ins/outs of running a short-term vacation rental home from afar, learning about VRBO, Airbnb, HomeAway, interacting with our guests and so much more.

You can take a virtual tour — or better yet, we invite you to be our guest and stay there in 2020. Sunshine Villa has 4 bedrooms, 3 1/2 bathrooms, and a private pool – plus Kenarry Idea Insiders get 10% off the base rental rate. Sign up here to get the code. Then visit the Sunshine Villa website to book now.


Following the launch of the new Clutter Keeper brand last year, we launched 4 additional home organization products in 2019 to go along with our popular Deluxe Hanging Gift Wrap Storage Organizer.

High Quality Home Organization Products from Clutter Keeper


We shared a series of 8 blog posts about the massive main floor makeover we completed at our ranch style home in the last year. You may especially be interested to see the reveal posts for our:


We made a subtle but important shift in the name of our blog. It’s always been “Kenarry” which is a combination of our first names – KEN from Kent, ARR from Carrie and the Y from our last name Ypma (pronounced EE-pma). For the first five years of Kenarry, we always listed the name side by side with our tag line – Kenarry: Ideas for the Home.

However, earlier this year, we flipped it and now refer to the website as “Ideas for the Home by Kenarry”. Sure, it’s a subtle change and may have gone unnoticed to most people but at the heart of it all, it puts the emphasis or focus on what matters most – bringing you great IDEAS FOR THE HOME.



Ideas for the Home by Kenarry


  • OUR CREATIVE TEAM: Sharing high-quality content day in and day out requires significant effort. We couldn’t do it without a talented team of bloggers who work along with us to bring you useful ideas for your home and family. This fall we were blessed to have 11 women commit to serving for another year on our Kenarry Creative Team.
  • TEAM MATES: In addition to our Creative Team of bloggers, we are thankful to have a team of independent contractors who actively help us to grow and achieve more than any of us could on our own. Robin Lewis, Annie Kearns, and Samantha Moltke are critical to making Ideas for the Home by Kenarry and Clutter Keeper happen day in and day out.
  • KENARRY PRODUCTS: We’ve continued to offer private label Kenarry products on Amazon in 2019.
  • NEW RECORDS: We had more than 1.9 million page views and over 1.3 million visitors to our site this year.

2019 has been a wonderful year! Kent and I both want to extend our deepest thanks to you for being part of our community. We wouldn’t be where we are today without you supporting and rooting for us. We especially feel encouraged when you share a product review, leave a blog post comment or share one of our posts on Facebook or Pinterest. It makes us smile and fuels us to keep going. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts!

We can’t wait to share new happenings with you in the new year. If you’re not on our Idea Insider list already, we invite you to subscribe to get our Ideas In Your Inbox so you don’t miss a thing in 2020!

Top 10 Best Ideas for the Home in 2019

Now let’s countdown the top recipes, tips, crafts, and DIY projects on Ideas for the Home by Kenarry® this year. These were the most popular ideas of the year based on page views regardless of when they were published.

Idea #10

Stain Removal: How to Remove Highlighter from Fabric

Ever wondered how to get highlighter out of fabrics like clothes or furniture? We show you how.

Idea #9

DIY Corner Shelves for Garage or Pole Barn Storage

This is a really popular tutorial. Kent demonstrates how to build your own corner shelves. Anyone can do it, his tutorial is so easy to follow.

Idea #8

Handmade Lavender Sachets from Life at Cloverhill

These little bags can be used as relaxing heat pads with the bonus scent of relaxing lavender.

Idea #7

How to Make Coasters from Ceramic Tiles from The Birch Cottage

Aren’t these coasters the cutest things ever? And the best part is how easy they are to create.

Idea #6

DIY Backyard Playground: How to Create a Park for Kids

This is another really popular tutorial. It’s for anyone that ever bought a playground and wondered how to put it together. There are lots of photos of each step.

Idea #5

Make Loopy Burlap Flowers from Burlap Ribbon from The Birch Cottage

There are so many ways to use these rustic flowers. It’s a simple tutorial with lots of uses.

Idea #4

How to Paint Terra Cotta Pots from The Birch Cottage

This idea is another really popular one on Ideas for the Home by Kenarry. Spruce up your terra cotta pots with a little paint.

Idea #3

Hand Painted Wine Glasses: How to Make Your Own

In this tutorial, you’ll learn what type of paint is best for wine glasses and how to paint them so they last.

Idea #2

How to Build a DIY Covered Patio

This is another fantastic tutorial from my brother-in-law, Curt! You might need a second pair of hands to build it, but this tutorial answers all your questions.

Idea #1

How to Make a Burlap Wreath With Accent Ribbon

Finally, we show you how to make a burlap wreath. It’s one of our most popular posts to this day!

Did you find your favorite idea on this top ten list? What kind of ideas would you like to see us publish in 2020? Please comment below and share. We’d love to get your feedback and thoughts as we make plans for the coming year.

In case you’re curious, here was last year’s top ten ideas for the home.

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