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Top 10 Workshop projects of 2020

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In a year like no other, the Bunnings Workshop community has continued to provide great inspiration and advice to each other for all their projects around the house and garden.


Thank you to all of our clever and creative members for sharing their projects and experiences this year, and a special thanks for ensuring that Workshop has remained a wonderfully positive, encouraging and friendly community.


We trust you will be greatly inspired by what members have achieved in their homes this year, particularly because most are low-cost and very achievable for even those with limited D.I.Y. experience.


If you need a hand with your own home improvement project, please don’t hesitate to ask. We’re here to help.


Top Workshop projects of 2020


The most popular Workshop projects shared (by pageviews) in 2020 were:


1. $500 Bunnings laundry reno by @prettyliving 


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Transforming a basic laundry which had a standard trough and no storage, Jess installed a new sink, cupboards, tiles and benchtop in just a day for a wallet-friendly price. Later in the year, Jess also completed a similar $600 laundry transformation at her rental property.  


2. Budget-friendly raised garden bed by @Adam_W 


Interest in growing your own food has grown rapidly this year, with many Bunnings Workshop members installing new raised garden beds in their backyards. This fast, easy and budget-friendly bed can be built by anyone, with horticulturalist and D.I.Y. expert Adam providing a full list of materials and a comprehensive how-to video.


3. How to build a wicking bed by @Maursie 


Using an L-shaped raised garden bed, Bunnings Workshop member Maursie added pond lining, 90mm pipe, drainage gravel and shade cloth to construct this fantastic wicking bed for water-efficient vegetable growing.


4. Side yard landscaping project by @diy_hausdesigns 


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Part of an impressive backyard makeover that included a new merbau side gate and planter box with seating, this wonderful project transformed a tricky narrow area along the side of the house using new paving, edging, smart planting and lighting.


5. Landscape rebuild by @Jimi 


This backyard transformation included a fence makeover, deck extension, retaining walls, new lawn, a row of Sasanqua Camellia and built-in bench seat. Most materials were from Bunnings and no tradies were used except for a concreter.


6. Raised garden beds for vegie garden by @Pancho 


Similar to the raised beds shared by fellow Workshop member @moshiach77 a couple of years ago, these eye-catching designs effectively utilise timber and corrugated iron and make an attractive and functional feature for the front garden.


7. Garage storage makeover by @lcooksey88 


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Garage storage goals! Many Bunnings Workshop members have gazed enviously at this impressive garage makeover which uses Pinnacle storage products, including peg boards, to mount and display various tools.  


8. Small laundry reno by @ordinary-home 


With a small, awkward space, creative solutions were needed for this laundry renovation such as hanging rail and a large benchtop for folding clothes. The attractive new design passed the ultimate test – a baby in cloth nappies.


9. Backyard patio makeover by @Chiren_J 


This impressive backyard patio makeover was Chiren’s first outdoor D.I.Y. project and includes two treated pine decks, a daybed, planter box, fence painting and feature wall to create an incredibly inviting outdoor entertaining space.


10. Ute bookshelf by @prettyliving 


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This delightful ute bookshelf was built using stained pine boards and features wonderful finishing touches such as a working light and passenger door. Jess also built a wonderful castle bookshelf for her daughter’s bedroom that has also been very popular with the Workshop community.



More project inspiration for your home


The Bunnings Workshop Project Gallery contains many more inspiring projects shared by our talented members. You can sort the projects by most liked or most viewed.


Our Top 10 Project articles are another great way to get ideas for your home. We have Top 10 lists for all areas of the home and outdoors, including the kitchen, bathroom, laundry, deck, and garden.


You are also always welcome to hit the Start a discussion button and ask our friendly community for advice and ideas. 



Top Bunnings Workshop community members of 2020


Many thanks to the community’s top contributors this year. Here are the members who receive the most likes for their Workshop posts during 2020:

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1. @redracer01 


2. @ProjectPete 


3. @Adam_W 


4. @prettyliving 


5. @Brad 


6. @Aussie-Garden 

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7. @diy_hausdesigns 


8. @Noelle 


9. @Tara86 


10. @LePallet 




Sharing ideas and experience


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Thanks again to all those wonderful members who contributed to the growth of the Bunnings Workshop community this year.


Every day our members generously share their knowledge, experience and ideas. We're so pleased to have had so many new members join the discussions throughout the past 12 months and get help and inspiration. 


If you need a hand with a project around the house or garden, please don’t hesitate to let us know. We're looking forward to helping you transform your home. 


Why join the Bunnings Workshop community?

Workshop is a friendly place to learn, get ideas and find inspiration for your home improvement projects