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Top 10 most popular bathroom projects

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A bathroom renovation might seem intimidating and expensive, but with some planning and advice, you can create a functional and pleasurable space. 


As our clever and creative Bunnings Workshop community members often illustrate, there is a lot you can do to improve your home without spending huge amounts of money.


Check out the Top 10 most popular bathroom projects on Workshop by pageviews for plenty of great ideas and inspiration:


1. Budget bathroom, laundry and kitchen refresh by @RohanH 

Structural changes were kept to a minimum to reduce costStructural changes were kept to a minimum to reduce cost


Rohan kept structural changes to a minimum when tackling a renovation of his single fronted Victorian home. He received lots of inspiration and advice along the way from ProjectPete and redracer01 about how to make the most of limited space before unveiling the fantastic end result.


2. Bathroom overhaul from 1950s to modern by @Darren  


Darren’s diary of his bathroom renovation is an entertaining and informative account of his renovation journey, taking us through the comprehensive transformation of a traditional 1950s-era bathroom into a modern oasis that is wonderful for relaxing and a beautiful and functional room.


3. Toilet roll holder shelf by @Rodney 


Who would have thought you could turn toilet paper storage into a work of art? This creative and striking feature enlivens the smallest room in the house and has been much admired by many Workshop members and visitors alike.


4. Tiny bathroom reno on small budget by @Darren  


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Darren’s objective for this cheap and cheerful makeover was to update a very small bathroom for less than $1000. It’s a great example of what paint (plus some hard work) can achieve.


5. Bathroom makeover for under $2500 by @SteveH 


Costing less than $2500, this bathroom project included new shower base and screen, freestanding vanity, wall and flooring tiles, taps, shelving and towel rails.


6. Budget bathroom makeover by @Dave 


Workshop member Dave is happy to “give most things a go” and his budget-focused bathroom makeover has hit the mark with many in the community.  No more pink walls and pink vanity…


7. Bathroom transformation with open shower by @Justlucky2k2 


Turning storage into a work of artTurning storage into a work of art

A comprehensive renovation was needed for this dated bathroom which had an awkward layout, no toilet and an unused bath. With a little help from the community and appropriate trades, this D.I.Y. project achieved dazzling results.


8. Three-day budget bathroom and ensuite renovation by @ProjectPete  


Completed in just three days, this guest bathroom renovation included new wall tiles, vanity, tapware and glass panel for the shower, while the ensuite was also greatly enhanced with a new vanity and splashback.


9. Pallet timber floating shelf by @Tara86 


This wonderfully simple project is not only a great way to add storage, but also an attractive feature using recycled pallet timber.


10. Cosmetic bathroom renovation by @Chaks_DIY 


By painting the walls, tiles and vanity and framing the mirror, Rufaro made this bathroom a more inviting space.


How to plan a bathroom renovation


No matter what type of bathroom you have in mind, it all starts with planning and research to discover how you can make maximum use of what is often the smallest room in the house. Check out experienced Workshop member Adam Woodham's guide How to plan a bathroom renovation.


More bathroom inspiration


For more ideas, check out Bathroom makeovers using paint and these inspiring projects:



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Need help with your bathroom project?


The Bunnings Workshop community can assist with inspiration and advice for your bathroom renovation or makeover. 


Please don’t hesitate to head to the Bathroom and Laundry discussion board on Workshop, hit the Start a discussion button and tell us what you would like to achieve. We’re here to help.



Last updated: October 2021


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