The Most Popular Type of Home Improvement Project in Each State

Google Trends knows what DIY project you want to try next!

Kiersten Hickman/Family Handyman
Kiersten Hickman/The Family Handyman

Home improvement is more than just renovations and building, but you already know that. To truly improve a home, there are a lot of aspects that play into it. A beautiful home needs great woodwork, a tranquil garden, a good structure, a peaceful (and clean) interior and well-maintained appliances. However, for some states, there are certain aspects of home improvement that take precedence over others.

Thanks to this quick Google Trends report we put together, we were able to determine which types of home improvement projects are the most popular for every state in the U.S. Although most would assume woodworking and remodeling to be the most popular types of DIY projects, this trend report says otherwise. Here’s the full list from the report:


  • Alaska
  • Idaho
  • New Mexico
  • Oklahoma
  • Oregon
  • Washington

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  • Delaware
  • Illinois
  • Kansas
  • Maryland
  • Ohio
  • Pennsylvania
  • Texas
  • Wisconsin

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Interior Design

  • Arizona
  • California
  • Colorado
  • Connecticut
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • Hawaii
  • Louisiana
  • Massachusetts
  • Mississippi
  • Nebraska
  • New Jersey
  • New York
  • North Carolina
  • South Carolina
  • Utah
  • Virginia
  • Wyoming

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  • Alabama
  • Arkansas
  • Indiana
  • Iowa
  • Kentucky
  • Maine
  • Michigan
  • Minnesota
  • Missouri
  • Montana
  • New Hampshire
  • North Dakota
  • Rhode Island
  • South Dakota
  • Tennessee
  • Vermont
  • West Virginia

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  • Nevada

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