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Top 10 Best Ideas for the Home in 2020

Looking for great ideas for the home? Explore the top ten most popular crafts, decor, recipes and DIY projects of 2020 featured on Ideas for the Home by Kenarry®.

As the year comes to an end, I always enjoy getting a little nostalgic and taking a 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 2020, including the most viewed recipes, home decor, and DIY projects.

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2021 is just around the corner and I, for one, cannot wait to put 2020 behind us. You too? Before we start a new calendar year filled with hopes, dreams and possibilities, I want to take a look back and see just how much we’ve created and accomplished over the last 365 days.

2020 yEAR IN REVIEW

I think I say this every year, but we truly have so much to be grateful for this year. 2020 held so many new and unexpected challenges for us both personally with the global pandemic, virtual schooling for several months and a lot of togetherness at home — and professionally with Ideas for the Home by Kenarry®, Clutter Keeper® and Sunshine Villa at Glenbrook Resort, a short-term vacation rental home we own near Walt Disney World in Orlando.

Highlights from the past year include:

NEW idea insider vip club: 

Anyone can now join our Idea Insider VIP Club to get unlimited access to the full vault of unique and beautiful printables, templates and files we offer on Ideas for the Home by Kenarry. With over 175+ printables, you’ll have everything you need to make gift-giving, holidays, and everyday life more special. A lifetime membership in our Idea Insider VIP Club is a great way to save time and money with easy access to hundreds of printable cards, tags, wall art, and more right at your fingertips.

printed card beside a laptop with text overlay

NEW online shops for our products: 

Earlier this year, we launched new online shops for both of our brands:

registered trademarks:

This year, we secured the registered trademarks on both Kenarry® and Clutter Keeper® brand names. This one may seem small to most people, but with all the hoops we had to jump through to get them, I thought it was worth noting in my year-in-review. I, for one, am definitely celebrating this news!

Ideas for the Home by Kenarry logo with yellow bird on the roof of a house
Clutter Keeper logo with text in blue and green in a box

new digital HOME ORGANIZATION PRODUCTS:

In addition to the Clutter Keeper Deluxe Hanging Organizers that we offer on Amazon and in our own online shop, we launched three new digital products this year to help you get organized and stay organized:

Take Back Control Quick Start Guide + Take Action Printables Binder Bundle from Clutter Keeper

The biggest news of all for digital products is that I’m launching a BRAND NEW program in January called Clutter Keeper Fresh Start Bootcamp. It’s a fun and action-oriented program, designed to motivate and empower you and your family to work together to get your home organized and to develop healthy habits that will keep it that way in just 4 weeks.

This program was created to help women achieve a clean and organized home cooperatively with the help of the whole family because we know that if everyone is part of the organizing process your home can and will stay neat and tidy for longer than a few days.

If you are a frustrated wife and mother, or if you’re overwhelmed by too much clutter and looking for a fresh start in the new year, this is an opportunity that I promise you will not want to miss. Enrollment will be open for just five days only, January 4-8. Find out more.

Clutter Keeper Fresh Start Bootcamp logo with blue, green, and orange text in a box

vacation rental home renovations:

Our big DIY project this year was to renovate the kitchen at Sunshine Villa at Glenbrook Resort, a short-term vacation rental home we own near Orlando. We chronicled the project through our Instagram page.

BEFORE:

Sunshine Villa kitchen with white appliances and brown cabinets

AFTER:

Sunshine Villa kitchen with black appliances and bright blue cabinets

The other big news this year for Sunshine Villa is that the whole place is now POWERED ON SUNSHINE! We didn’t DIY the project, but are glad to reduce the carbon footprint to make vacations a little more eco-friendly for our guests. By the way, we do offer a special friends and family discount for Kenarry subscribers so contact me if you’re planning a vacation to Walt Disney World and I can hook you up!

aerial view of Sunshine Villa house with solar panels on the roof

COUNTING OUR BLESSINGS:

  • 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 9 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. We added two new members to our team for a grand total of five people in addition to my husband Kent and I. Robin Lewis, Annie Kearns, Samantha Moltke, Samantha Root and Keri Houchin are critical to making Ideas for the Home by Kenarry and Clutter Keeper happen day in and day out.
  • NEW RECORDS: We had more than 2.2 million page views and over 1.5 million visitors to our site this year.

2020 has been quite the year! Kent and I both want to offer you a BIG thanks for being part of our community. We couldn’t do this without your support and encouragement. We especially feel grateful when you give a product review, leave a blog post comment or share one of our posts on Facebook or Pinterest. It makes our day each and every time. Thank you sincerely from the bottom of our hearts!

We can’t wait to share exciting new happenings with you in the coming 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 2021!

Top 10 Best Ideas for the Home in 2020

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

Handmade Lavender Sachets from Life at Cloverhill

These little bags can be used as relaxing heat pads or to freshen your dresser drawers — plus they have the bonus scent of relaxing lavender.

handmade lavender sachets stacked beside a fresh flower bundle

Idea #9

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.

wooden backyard playground structure with a tower, swings, and slide

Idea #8

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.

bright rainbow-colored wine glasses painted with the words

Idea #7

Easy DIY Fly Trap from Life at Cloverhill

Tired of flies buzzing around you all summer? This easy tutorial will help you trap and get rid of them.

DIY fly trap with liquid mixture in a mason jar and a paper funnel

Idea #6

Homemade Antibacterial Cleaner with Just 3 Ingredients from Old House to New Home

No doubt the rise of COVID-19 made this handy cleaner rise to the top of the charts.

clear spray bottle with homemade antibacterial cleaner

Idea #5

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.

DIY wooden corner storage shelves in a garage stacked with organized home items

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.

white painted terra cotta pots planted with green herbs

Idea #3

Skillet Cookie Recipe: A Simple Sweet Treat

With everyone staying home more this year, comfort foods, like this amazing skillet cookie recipe, are more popular than ever!

chocolate chip skillet cookie in a cast iron pan

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.

collage of images of a DIY covered patio with wooden beams and lattice roof

Idea #1

How to Make a Burlap Wreath With Accent Ribbon

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

burlap wreath with orange ribbon and faux flowers hanging on a door

Did you find your favorite idea on this top ten list? What kind of ideas would you like to see us publish in 2021? 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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