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Top 10 most popular projects of 2021

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Bunnings Workshop community members impressed and inspired with their creativity during this most challenging of years.


Many members made the most of more time at home to tackle wonderful new D.I.Y. projects to transform their homes.


Thank you so much to all those members who shared their projects, experiences and knowledge with the community throughout 2021. We love your work.


We trust the following projects will provide great inspiration. Please let us know if you need a hand to replicate something new for your home.


Top Workshop projects of 2021


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


1. Besser block outdoor bench and landscaping by @sandy_d 


This relatively simple makeover for the corner of a garden took just a few weekends and included a bench seat made with Besser blocks and Pine posts, plus a concrete planter.


2. Low-profile deck with screening and steps by @MGusto 

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Using a screw pedestal system as bearers, this low-level deck proved hugely inspiring to many Workshop members, and was complemented by steps at each end, Merbau screening panels and new garden beds.


3. Simple and spacious desk by @robchin 


Built in just one hour using a SpecRite Teak panel and RapidMesh furniture legs, this huge desk was the envy of many community members working from home this year.


4. Fire pit entertaining area with seating and planter boxes by @raymond265 


This wonderful outdoor area for year-round entertaining includes bench seats with built-in planter boxes and a fire pit lid that doubles as a small table.


5. VJ panelling feature wall by @craftyhopper 

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Rather than spend hours trying to remove or paint over a mural, VJ panels were utilised for this stunning feature wall.


6. Cosmetic kitchen makeover by @diy_hausdesigns 


This kitchen feels bigger and brighter after Rufaro painted the cabinets and tiled splashback, added more cabinetry and installed a new benchtop and appliances.


7. Mobile workbench on castors by @JoeAzza 


Joe upcycled this attractive and functional workbench using wheels and a larger frame to offer more workspace and portability.


8. Kitchen overhaul by @tom_builds 


A tired, outdated kitchen was dramatically refreshed by Tom using new flooring, cabinets, tiled splashback, benchtop, tap and sink with a budget of $9000.


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9. Laundry renovation for more benchspace by @dinaandjake 


This impressive laundry transformation included new cabinetry while making room for a dryer and adding valuable benchspace to cater for the needs of a growing family.


10. Studio and shed in the making by @DIYgals 


Watch a time-lapse construction video of Sarah and Lauren’s fantastic new studio and shed and see how they have added their own personal touches such as lined walls, polished concrete floors and a VJ cladded door.


More popular projects by our members


Other popular projects shared by the Workshop community in 2021 included:


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More project inspiration for your home


The Bunnings Workshop Featured Projects section is a fantastic source of ideas and inspiration for your home. There’s hundreds of projects to browse and you can sort the projects by topic and room, as well as what’s most viewed and most liked.


Our Top Ideas section is also brimming with creative home improvement ideas. We have Top 10 lists for all areas of the home and outdoors.


Top Bunnings Workshop community members of 2021


Many thanks to all community members who took the time to assist others with their projects this year. We really appreciate when members share their experiences and knowledge.


Here are the members who received the most likes for their Workshop posts during 2021:


  1. @TedBear 


  1. @Adam_W 


  1. @JoeAzza 


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  1. @diy_hausdesigns 


  1. @Brad 


  1. @ProjectPete 


  1. @Noelle 


  1. @r23on 


  1. @craftyhopper 


  1. @Nham


Help for all your home improvement projects


The Bunnings team and the Workshop community are here to help you with your next home improvement project.


If you need assistance, don’t hesitate to hit the Start a discussion button and ask your D.I.Y. questions. We’re pleased to have you join the community and look forward to providing the help and inspiration to improve your home.

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