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Top 10 most popular projects of the year

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Many household budgets were squeezed in 2023, but ingenious Bunnings Workshop community members have still managed to transform their homes.


Our most popular projects of the year include low-cost paint makeovers, D.I.Y. furniture builds and outdoor paving projects.


Congratulations to all Bunnings Workshop members who shared projects and inspired the community this year.


The top 10 most popular projects (by pageviews) shared during 2023 were:


1. D.I.Y. large cup holder by @maknilsin 


Following a viral TikTok video, Workshop community member Mark used black spray paint to transform a PVC plumbing invert into a cup holder that accommodates a large drink bottle and fits his car décor.


2. Epoxy concrete floor for large shed by @CSParnell 


After removing the existing vinyl flooring, Carl used Slate Epoxy Coat Garage Floor kits to transform a shed floor and help create a huge games room.


3. Dog crate buffet cabinet with sliding door by @LePallet 


Creating a safe and stylish place for a pooch to sleep, this cabinet was constructed from recycled Pine, reinforced steel bars, barn door tracks and a hardwood benchtop.


4. Side path budget paving using recycled materials by @TheHandySqirrel 


Previous paving was loose and slippery when wet, so Jens recycled concrete pavers and bricks in this low-cost paving project that cost less than $200.


5. Kitchen cabinet makeover using paint sprayer by @nicoleherrick 


Nicole transformed dated timber kitchen cabinets with an incredibly professional finish on a budget of just $250 thanks to a paint sprayer.


6. Sunken fire pit with seating by @ashleesellen 


Perfect for roasting marshmallows on a cold night or relaxing with friends on a sunny afternoon, this sunken fire pit was built using Besser blocks and Merbau decking boards.


7. Travertine pavers and gravel garden path by @TaylerMayd 


An elegant solution to a muddy thoroughfare was completed at a cost of just $600 - a fraction of professional quotes for the job.


8. Concrete tabletop by @markw 


A well-researched and executed project, this large and strong concrete tabletop was built using melamine formwork and features well-rounded edges.


9. Large gabion retaining wall build by @Dave-1 


Prolific Workshop contributor Dave constructed this huge gabion wall with recycled materials.


10. Painted kitchen cabinets by @Aaina 


Using the Dulux Renovation Range, Workshop member Aaina dramatically transformed their kitchen in just three days at a cost of just $270.  




The search for Australia’s best D.I.Y. projects of the year


Inspiring kitchen, bathroom and garden makeovers were among the winners of this year’s search for Australia’s best D.I.Y. projects of the year. 











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.


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