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Top 10 most popular renovation projects

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The Bunnings Workshop community loves a good renovation project. It’s always inspiring to see before and after photos of what other members have achieved, whether it’s a kitchen, bathroom, laundry or an entire house.


While a reno can be intimidating, costly and time-consuming, we have many experienced renovators in the community who can share their knowledge. You can learn and get confidence from their experiences, avoid common pitfalls and finish with a brilliant result that fits within your budget. We're here to help.


Here are the Top 10 most popular renovation projects shared by Workshop members according to pageviews:


1. Bathroom, laundry and kitchen refresh by @RohanH 


Rohan kept structural changes to a minimum when tackling a renovation of his single fronted Victorian home. His aim was to ensure the house was more visually appealing and more functional. With a modest budget for the reno, Rohan got fantastic advice and inspiration from community members during the project. 

 Darren's gorgeous modern bathroomDarren's gorgeous modern bathroom

2. 1950s Bathroom renovation by @Darren


Darren’s comprehensive diary of his bathroom renovation is an entertaining and informative account of his reno journey. It takes us through the comprehensive transformation of a traditional 1950s-era bathroom into a modern oasis.


3. Tiny bathroom makeover by @Darren


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


4. 1980s kitchen renovation on a budget by @ProjectPete 


One of Workshop’s most prolific contributors, Pete spent just $1000 on materials for this kitchen transformation. The makeover included refreshing the cabinetry with laminate paint, new benchtops using project panels, and a subway title splashback. 


Rob's caravan reno was inspired by the Penguin Classics book rangeRob's caravan reno was inspired by the Penguin Classics book range

5. 1970s Millard caravan renovation by @Peggers


This Christmas holiday project by experienced caravan renovator Rob has been incredibly popular with Workshop members. It’s stylish and playful Penguin Classics book theme highlights how much fun you can have renovating a mobile home, and what amazing results you can produce.


6. Laundry renovation by @ProjectPete


Versatile handyman Pete completed this stunning reno of a large laundry  by himself. Highlights include a gorgeous timber benchtop, subway tile splashback and plenty of storage. 


7. Before and after coastal cottage makeover by @2Belindas


Experienced renovator 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 – kitchens, bathrooms and front gardens.


8. 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, and certainly don't regret the choice of a European-style laundry to maximise living space.

Completed in just a day for $500Completed in just a day for $500


9. $500 Bunnings laundry reno by @prettyliving 


This very popular recent project with a budget-friendly pricetag was completed in just a day, transforming a basic laundry with a standard trough and no storage. The renovation included a new sink, cupboards, tiles and benchtop.


10. Laundry wall makeover by @Nkbarfield


For less than $250, Workshop member @Nkbarfield added industrial-look hanging clothes rails and fantastic floating cube storage to their laundry. You can get step-by-step instructions on how to build your own hanging rail from the Bunnings website.



Renovation inspiration and advice



If you click on the Renovation label anywhere on Workshop, you can browse many other reno projects posted across the site.

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Also don’t miss Belinda Smith’s top tips for renovators. 


Happy renovating. We look forward to seeing what you can achieve in your home. Please don't hesistate to let us know if you need assistance.  



Article updated: October 2020

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Trusted Contributor

Amazing to see all the work people are doing!

Community Manager
Community Manager

We have updated this very popular article. Congratulations to all those Bunnings Workshop members who have had their projects featured. 




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