Best of Remodelaholic 2021

See our best, favorite, and most popular projects of the year! Woodworking plans and projects, new items for cat lovers and a growing family, oh my! 

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Best of 2021 on Remodelaholic

2021 was a really long year. Like many of you, we had some great moments and some not so great moments and some weird moments (like when we joined TikTok and we’re just not sure what it’s all about yet).

To celebrate 2022 and start the year right, get 20% off these New Year specials and best-sellers through Jan 22! 

By far our best “project” of the year was this little one, our new baby Alice who joined our family 6 weeks early!

Remodelaholic Baby Alice (1)

After so many years of infertility and miscarriage and infant loss, we know we are so blessed to have 4 beautiful girls.

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So we might not have posted a whole lot of new projects this year, but that’s okay.

We never stopped working on projects (like our basement) because that’s the Remodelaholic way. So that just means we have lots to share in 2022, when we can get all the info and photos and videos together!

We’re so grateful to have readers like you, and here are a few project favorites from this year!

1. Character Shaped Flower Bed

Diy Mickey Planter Bed With Landscaping Blocks And Red And White Flowers Remodelaholic

One BIG new project that went viral: our Mickey Mouse shaped flower bed planter. So fun to make, even more fun to see in full bloom!

See the video here and get the printable project plans here.

More creative DIY flower bed and planter ideas here. 

2. First Day of School Signs

First Day Of School Signs Printable 2021 2022 And Year Editable To Reuse Remodelaholic

With so many kids going back to more traditional in-person school, our editable printable first day of school signs were a best-seller again this year! Such an easy year-to-year photo op.

Be sure to check out the matching birthday signs and milestone signs for pregnancy and baby milestone cards to match, too.

3. Cat Lover’s Collection

Cat Lover Printable Black And White Art Prints For Cat Owner Home Decor, Remodelaholic

In the shop, we (very quietly) launched our new CAT LOVER’S line of products!

We have printable art for instant download, plus tshirts, mugs, journals, tea towels, and zipper pouches (with stickers and magnets coming soon!) for all our fellow cat-aholics, too.

Want to see these designs on a different product? Drop us a line at [email protected]

New Year 2022 special — Get an extra 10% off everything in the Cat Lover’s collection through 01/22/22. Shop here and use code CATLOVERS10 at checkout.

4, 5, 6 and 7.  Outdoor Projects

Backyard Fire Pit Pergola For Swings And String Lights, Tutorial And Plans, Remod

Spring and summer (and fall) are a DIYer’s time to shine! Once again, outdoor projects stole the show and got your votes for the favorite projects on the site this year.

You’ll also like these ladder decor ideas for your porch and yard!

8. DIY Table Saw Workbench

Table Saw Workbench @Remodelaholic 13

It’s been more than 3 years since we built this awesome workbench for our table saw and router. We are still using it all the time, and we love seeing your versions and modifications!

Watch the video here and get the plans to build your own here.

PS:  We just made another addition to the workbench we’ll be showing on YouTube soon, so be sure to subscribe there or sign up here to get an email notification on new posts here on the blog.

9. Pallet Projects

Diy Herringbone Pallet Wood Ceiling Tutorial For Inset Tray Ceiling, Home Kimprovements On Remodelaholic

Reclaimed wood and pallet projects are always popular, and this year’s lumber prices made this roundup of pallet projects a top post, for the second year running!

This new and amazing entryway herringbone wood ceiling also snuck into the top posts this year. So gorgeous, and so easy (and cheap!)


10. Recessed Low Clearance LED Lights

Thin Recessed LED Ceiling Lights, Easy Install Low Ceiling Lighting For Basement Remodel #remodelaholic (1)

One feature of our basement remodel really caught attention this year (well, besides the fact that we left the ceiling open) — these easy-install LED disc lights!

While the exposed ceiling trusses in the basement give us a bit of extra height and character, we installed a traditional ceiling in the storage room. Since we needed more light in the room, we set out to find the best solution, and we love these lights!

See more details here, watch the video here, and see the finished storage room here


Here’s to a great 2022!

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