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These Were the Top Trending DIY Projects in 2022, According to Google

Did you search for these DIY projects this year? If you did, you're in good company.

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The Top 10 DIY Home Projects of 2022

When it comes to saving money and personalizing a home, nothing beats a DIY project. Judging by Google’s Year in Search 2022, Americans agree. Whether they looked for new wallpaper styles or the top trends in kitchen cabinet colors, searchers were eager to revitalize their homes this year. Ten trending DIY projects rose to the fore, promising affordability, savvy storage and visual interest—and the frontrunners may surprise you.

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DIY Cucumber Trellis

The popularity of this specific piece of gardening equipment might seem undeserved, but the minimal material cost and indisputable benefits speak for themselves. A simple trellis can be made with just a few wooden posts and twine and requires little construction experience. And because trellises ensure healthy, well-shaped vine crops and save precious garden space, this structure earns its essential status.

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DIY Raised Garden Bed with Legs

Raised beds are perennial DIY projects, given that they are essential for water drainage and store-bought counterparts can cost up to $500. Fortunately, with some treated lumber, plywood and screws, even an amateur handyman can build a basic bed. Looking to up your garden game even further? Try making a corrugated metal bed for superlative root health.

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DIY Headboard

Whether you’re hoping to make an aesthetic statement or maximize bedroom storage, a headboard can make any ordinary bed extraordinary. In 2022, people experimented with luxurious fabrics, wooden crates and removable decals to craft the headboards of their dreams.

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DIY Loft Bed

Privileging space-saving solutions, Google searchers were excited to build vaulted beds. While this project requires more construction expertise than some others on the list, builders are rewarded with a coveted bump in square footage.

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DIY Built-in Bookshelves

Another classic project, built-in bookshelves lend an air of sophistication to any home office. Better yet, they can be personalized with jigsaw-cut curves and a variety of stains. No matter your design style, remember to double-check your measurements to ensure level shelves.

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DIY Screened-In Porch

What’s better than a warm evening on the porch protected from pests? To savor those sweet summer days, experienced DIYers built their own screened-in porches. Not for the faint of heart, these large-scale installs take a wide range of tools, including four different types of saws. Build with patience and remember those safety goggles!

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DIY Pool Heater

For a cheap and sustainable take on temperature regulation, Americans experimented with crafting their own solar-powered pool heaters. Though they take up significant yard space, they can be built safely for under $100 using plywood, building felt, irrigation tubing and plastic wrap.

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DIY Pool Vacuum

Though store-bought vacuums are typically cheap, this handy hack provides an inventive use for that old vacuum head. With just a couple of inlets and a length of hose, your pool will be debris-free in no time.

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DIY Lampshade

This simple project is a great way to repurpose clothing, wrapping paper, bowls and other household items. If you’re looking for a low-investment, high-creativity craft, try attaching textured materials to a clean, thrifted shade to cast your room in a whole new light.

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DIY Chicken Waterer

City slickers may be surprised by the inclusion of this farm necessity, but any poultryman knows that an automatic watering system is a lifesaver. Whether your chickens prefer a nipple system or trough, you can make a durable waterer from cheap PVC piping and a 5-gallon bucket you probably already have lying around. To take your chicken care a step further, might we suggest one of these egg-cellent coops?

Google’s Year in Search 2022 report goes to show that with a little patience and creativity, you can DIY just about any home project you can think of. Let these trends serve as inspiration for your 2023 DIY endeavors, whether you are hoping to showcase your growing library or simply grow some killer cucumbers.

Van Van Cleave
Van Van Cleave (they/them) is a writer and artist working out of Oakland, CA. The youngest in a long line of DIYers and creatives, Van fancies themself an encyclopedia of practicable knowledge for better living. They are passionate about all things food, home, garden, and lifestyle. If you've ever dreamed of befriending the Fab Five, Van gets you, and may just be the next best thing.