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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. Budget 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 budget renovation 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. Cottage transformation 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.


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

This simple yet brilliant project made from pine, dowel and runners has inspired many other community members to create their own versions. We have also shared step-by-step instructions for building your own version.  


6. 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.


7. Bamboo panelling on kitchen island by @ProjectPete 


Pete installed this architectural bamboo panelling to a customer's kitchen island with a popular half-dowel styling.


Rufaro transformed this kitchen with paintRufaro transformed this kitchen with paint

8. Cosmetic kitchen makeover by @Chaks_DIY 


Rufaro brightened his beige and brown kitchen by painting the tiled splashback and cupboards a brilliant white and switching the handles to a sleek brushed gold.


9. Heritage-style 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.  


10. Kitchen overhaul by @tom_builds 


Tom updated this tired and dated kitchen with water-resistant laminate flooring, Kaboodle cabinets, new appliances, subway-style mosaic tiles and a large benchtop.


More inspiration for your kitchen


Visit Featured Projects for more kitchen renovation ideas including these wonderful projects shared by members:


VJ panelling enlivened Pete's kitchen islandVJ panelling enlivened Pete's kitchen island






How to plan a kitchen renovation


Renovating a kitchen offers the opportunity to create a functional and beautiful space for cooking and entertaining. It can also add significant value to your home. So it’s important to plan well and get it right.


Check out the guide How to plan a kitchen renovation by Bunnings Workshop member Adam Woodhams and get inspiration from these 10 kitchens transformed with paint.


How to tile a splashback


Whether you are selling your house or just want to give your kitchen a little facelift, one of the most cost-effective and simple methods is to replace the splashback. For a step-by-step guide, visit How to tile a splashback.


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.


Last updated: October 2021

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