The Workshop community loves a good renovation project. It’s always inspiring to see before and after photos of what people have achieved, whether it’s a kitchen, bathroom, or an entire house.
While a reno can be an intimidating, costly and time-consuming proposition, it’s fantastic that we have many experienced renovators in the community who can share their knowledge so you can learn from their experience, avoid common pitfalls and get a brilliant result.
Darren's gorgeous modern bathroom
Here are the Top 10 reno projects posted by Workshop members:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 – kitchens, bathrooms and front gardens.
With dated décor, limited bench space and little storage, this 1960s-era kitchen needed a major overhaul. A Bunnings kitchen consultant was used to help transform the space, which now includes a wonderful large island bench, farmhouse sink, subway tiles, loads of space and a cute little café-style counter for enjoying a morning coffee.
The difference between the before and after photos is astonishing. Belinda described the project as one of the most rewarding transformations she has done, and it is hard not to get inspired by her work.