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10 ways to refresh your entryway

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A stylish entryway can make a great first impression when people visit your home.


There are also many ways to make your entryway tidier and more functional, including adding creative storage solutions for items like shoes, bags, coats and hats.


Below are some ways Bunnings Workshop community members have revamped their entryways. Let us know if you’d like to do something similar in your home. 


1. Construct a feature wall


Workshop member @kileycarbin used wainscoting and wallpaper to create feature walls in their entryway.


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For more inspiring feature wall projects, check out these 3 ways to create a feature wall.


2. Add a bag and shoe organiser

@Tara86 made a hallway bag and shoe organiser for her children behind the front door that is easy for them to access.


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You can find more creative ways to organise your home in our collection of hallway storage solutions.


3. Create a mud room-style storage solution

In this entryway weekend makeover, community member @AngieLee included hooks and baskets to store essentials like shoes.


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Check out these 10 practical mud room storage projects for more related ideas.

4. Turn your entryway into a hidden office

Extra space in this large entryway was converted into a hidden office and coat rack with bench and storage by creative member @woodalwaysworks.



For more storage ideas and inspiration for a home office, have a look at our Top 10 most popular storage projects and Top 10 most popular desk projects.


5. Build an entryway table

Workshop member @Carmel1955’s D.I.Y. entryway table is perfect for narrow entrances.


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You can find more inspiring table builds in our list of Top 10 most popular indoor furniture projects.

6. Paint your front door

Experienced renovator @Nham used Porter's Paints Hamptons Blue in this front door paint makeover.




Painting is one of the easiest and most cost-effective ways to transform your home. Check out experienced member Rob's (@Peggers) tips to getting a professional finish in the guide How to paint like a professional.


7. Replace your front door 

Take a leaf out of @homeinmelbourne's book and replace your front door. Check out their project here: Front door and sidelight makeover.


These barn door ideas for your home can also be useful for those interested in barn doors to save space or make a statement in their entryway.


8. Add a sideboard


This industrial-look hallway sideboard and shoe rack by woodworking whiz Sean (@Starkers_17) is a practical addition to the entry hall.


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For those looking to restore old sideboards, our collection of upcycled buffets contains ideas on how to give dated buffets and sideboards a new look.

9. Update the flooring

Experienced member Rufaro (@diy_hausdesigns) added vinyl flooring in this entry hallway remodel, making the area brighter.

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For those interested in renovating their floors, the Bunnings team has shared helpful advice How to choose the right type of flooring and How to lay vinyl plank flooring. 

10. Make a plant and shoe stand

Designed to sit next to the front door, this plant and shoe stand features treated Pine shelves for shoes and shopping bags. Workshop member @Meling also included space for a decorative indoor plant. 



Experienced creator @JoeAzza has shared a step-by-step guide on How to build a planter stand with a full list of tools and materials required.

Need more help with your entryway?


The Bunnings Workshop community can assist with more inspiration and advice for refreshing your entryway. Don’t hesitate to start a discussion and tell us what you would like to achieve. We’re here to help.


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