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Top 10 most popular kitchen projects

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The kitchen is the heart and soul of a home, and frequently the centre of activity. It’s not just a place to cook – it’s a place where people spend time together.


You can get loads of ideas and inspiration for your kitchen from our clever and creative Bunnings Workshop community members.


Here are the Top 10 most popular kitchen projects on Workshop by pageviews:


1. Bathroom, laundry and kitchen refresh by @RohanH 


Rohan’s main goal for his kitchen renovation was more bench space and room for appliances. But it was removing a wall and opening up the kitchen to the living area that had the most dramatic impact in transforming the space.


The cottage makeover included a new kitchenThe cottage makeover included a new kitchen

2. 80s kitchen reno on a budget by @ProjectPete 


This budget kitchen makeover was completed for less than $1000 and included new bench tops, sink and tapware. Cupboards were painted and a new tiled splashback added.


3. Before and after cottage makeover by @2Belindas 


Renovation expert Belinda Smith transformed a tired weatherboard into an absolutely gorgeous cottage that sold after the very first inspection. Belinda typically sets a renovation budget of 10% of the purchase price, spending the money where it reaps the most return, which always includes the kitchen. The kitchen transformation included new cabinetry, appliances, splashback and stone benchtops.


4. 1970s kitchen renovation by @Jason 


The 70s-era kitchen that my wife and I inherited when we purchased our house would be typical of many Australian homes. It deserved the sledgehammer. Over 10 years later we still love the functional and clean design of our replacement kitchen, which also incorporates a European-style laundry.

Utilising space beside the fridgeUtilising space beside the fridge 

5. Very budget kitchen reno by @Ang_flange 


Facing two very common problems – a lack of kitchen workspace and a lack of funds – Ang_flange got expert assistance from redracer01 about how to incorporate a kitchen island and make the most of limited space by moving the pantry.


6. California Bungalow renovation by @simon_c 


Like many projects, this renovation came with surprises such as a water leak and mould behind the existing kitchen cabinetry. We love the use of overhead cupboards to add plenty of storage in the new-look space.


7. Pull out storage to utilise space next to fridge by @DIYology 

This simple yet brilliant project made from pine, dowel and runners has inspired other community members to create their own versions. We are also looking forward to an upcoming new revision where the shelves can be moved up and down for added flexibility.  


Heritage-style cabinets feature in this homely kitchenHeritage-style cabinets feature in this homely kitchen

8. Changing kitchen cupboards to drawers by @pete_brig 


Drawers are much more practical and accessible than cupboards. You can typically fit a lot more in a drawer and items are easier to reach. 


9. 1960s kitchen renovation by @cupofchloe 


With dated décor, limited bench space and little storage, this 1960s-era kitchen needed a major overhaul. A Bunnings kitchen consultant was used to help transform the space to include a wonderful large island bench, farmhouse sink, subway tiles and a cute café-style counter for enjoying a morning coffee.   


10. Kitchen makeover by @Lucille 


Most materials for this homely kitchen makeover came from Bunnings and the project was a three-month labour of love. It includes striking heritage-style cabinet doors, island bench, new appliances and sink.  



Need help with your kitchen project?


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


Please don’t hesitate to head to the Kitchen discussion board on Workshop, hit the Start a discussion button and tell us what you would like to achieve to transform your home.


We’re here to help.


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Some great projects in there! Love the half dowel on the kitchen island in the feature image which has reminded me to share a little facelift I gave someone's kitchen island recently.


So many styling options out there from natural timbers/materials, to a huge range of colour-choices, and different geometric patterns. 

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