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Top 10 most popular projects of 2022

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The clever and creative members of the Bunnings Workshop community shared many wonderful and inspiring projects to transform their homes in the past year.


Most of our popular projects are small and achievable – demonstrating that you don’t need a huge budget or years of D.I.Y. experience to get on the tools and start improving your house or garden.


Congratulations to all Workshop members who shared completed projects with the community this year. We love your work.


Top Workshop projects of 2022


The top 10 most popular projects shared this year (by pageviews) were:


1. Small backyard makeover by @marliemakesit 


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New porcelain pavers, garden beds, thoughtful planting and a bench seat helped transform an unused space into a garden oasis perfect for relaxing and outdoor entertaining.


2. Mediterranean-inspired outdoor renovation by @LaCasaDIY 


A light and bright transformation to create a huge outdoor area where you feel like you are always on holidays. Light terrazzo tiles and white paint were cleverly utilised, while upcycled furniture kept costs down.


3. Laundry reno with Kaboodle cabinets and benchtop by @theDIYedit 


Winner of the best bathroom or laundry makeover in our D.I.Y. July competition, this renovation featured new cabinetry, timber benchtop and striking tiled splashback.


4. Mobile workbench with storage and drawer by @adriano 


Making the most of limited space, a mobile workbench provides a solid and transportable work surface and plenty of tool storage.Mediterranean-inspired outdoor renovationMediterranean-inspired outdoor renovation


5. Custom industrial-look outdoor table by @ogosh 


A very achievable weekend project, this custom-built outdoor table was built using sienna-coloured Pine sleepers for a sturdy industrial look.


6. D.I.Y workshop build with workbenches and storage by @RatBoy 


New interior plywood walls were installed for a comprehensive garage workshop makeover. Pegboards, drawers and cabinets provide ample tool storage, and there’s enough workbench space to cater to any project.


7. Large home office desk by @Simon 


Utilising a hardwood Birch timber panel and Rapidmesh black furniture legs, this weekend D.I.Y. project was considerably cheaper than buying a desk and looks fantastic.


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8. Backyard transformed with planter boxes and seating by @Nidge 


Raised timber planter boxes with built-in seating helped turn a previously bare backyard into a lush, inviting outdoor space.


9. Bedroom picture ledge with VJ panel wall by @TheRenoDad 


An attractive and practical addition to the bedroom, this VJ feature wall features a handy Pine ledge and lifts the whole room.


10. Solar house number by @Del26 


A clever and creative little project. A Dremel rotary tool was used to cut numbers in a PVC pipe painted using a spray can and topped with a solar-powered garden light.



D.I.Y. July competition winners


Our search for Australia’s best D.I.Y. projects of 2022 uncovered many fantastic home improvement projects. Winners included:


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Help and inspiration for your projects


Our Featured Projects section contains countless more inspiring projects to browse for ideas. You can sort projects by area of the house, type of project and popularity.


The Top Ideas section is another great source of inspiration for your next home improvement project.


If you need a hand with your project, please don’t hesitate to hit the Start a discussion button and ask for assistance. We’re here to help.


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