Bunnings reveals new tools to help you transform your home

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Bunnings has released new online tools to help Aussies stuck in Covid lockdowns make their home improvement dreams a reality.

The stores' new Do It Yourself tutorials, released as part of DIY July, will help you to tackle even the toughest projects around your home.

If you have never picked up a hammer there is no need to panic as the new tips and inspirations cater to all experience levels.

Bunnings recently commissioned a study that revealed the rooms Australians tend to spend the most time in and which make them happiest during the winter months, with the results coming in as the living room at 43 per cent and the bedroom at 32 per cent.

With those results in mind, one of the new tutorials allows customers to learn how to create a point of difference in their favourite space by transforming a dull surface in their living room into a dynamic feature wall.

Stylish living room. Source: Getty Images
Bunnings has released some new online tools which will help you transform your home while you're stuck inside during lockdown. Source: Getty Images

All you need are the right tools and materials and you simply follow the steps - from laying the drop sheet, filling and patching the wall, doing a simple sanding to starting to paint.

You could have that fresh and contemporary feature wall in just one day.

Bunnings offers tips for wide range of indoor projects

Bunnings General Manager of Merchandise Tracey Lefebure said "there are so many indoor projects that can be done" during lockdown.

"Giving a room a new lick of paint, adding panelling or wallpaper can make a huge impact or even simply changing handles on your cupboards or reorganising your drawers can give you that feeling of accomplishment," Ms Lefebure said.

Bunnings Warehouse store. Source: Getty Images
A recent Bunnings study has found that most Aussies consider the living room as the favourite in their home. Source: Getty Images

Ms Lefebure attributed motivation as being the biggest hurdle, however pointed out "once customers complete their first project, they are hooked and really enjoy getting their hands dirty to make their home feel happier".

If you're looking for a manageable, Bunnings fans can learn about upcycling as a way to restore old household items by giving them a new life.

The DIY instructions talk you through how to achieve the finish you're after and just hours later your old items, such as that ageing chest of drawers, can look brand new - complete with new gold-coloured handles. 

Bunnings Warehouse wood display. Source: Getty Images
You can order the materials you will need for you DIY project to be delivered from your nearset Bunnings store. Source: Getty Images
Bunnings workers help customers at Self Checkout counters. Source: Getty Images
Bunnings has provided easy to follow tips for customers to follow to transform their homes. Source: Getty Images

Bunnings' Make It Happen series to help with bigger makeovers

Bunnings has also released their first Make It Happen series this year - where you can learn about everything from a laundry or living room overhaul to a backyard makeover.  

If you're ready to sink your teeth into a bigger challenge why not dive into redesigning the heart of any home - the kitchen.

Make It Happen Episode 5 features interior designer and presenter Lucy Glade-Wright who talks to the Bunnings team through how you can turn your kitchen from "functioning into fantastic" and how to get the look you want, while spending less money.

No more saggy shelves, no more storage issues – with a well thought out plan you could soon have your dream kitchen.

The team take you through all the steps including removing a bench-top, installing new tiles, painting and adding new appliances.

Whether you’re looking to save money, improve your mood, be creative, keep motivated (and keep the kids busy) - you can go onto the Bunnings website to check out the hints and hacks on offer and make a start on your new project now.

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