Beginners’ guide to renovating your house
We loved the look of these original white washed brick walls so giving this garage an industrial workshop feel was the inspiration for the makeover.
Adding lots of practical storage was big on our wish list for this space. Tools needed to be within easy reach, so that everything now has a place.
We also wanted to revive the old floor and chose to use a coating to conceal any mess and give it a new lease of life.
Asbestos, lead-based paints and copper chromium arsenic (CCA) treated timber are health hazards you need to look out for when renovating older homes. These substances can easily be disturbed when renovating and exposure to them can cause a range of life-threatening diseases and conditions including cancer. For information on the dangers of asbestos, lead-based paint and CCA treated timber and tips for dealing with these materials contact your local council's Environmental Health Officer or visit our Health & Safety page.
When following our advice in our D.I.Y. videos, make sure you use all equipment, including PPE, safely by following the manufacturer’s instructions. Check that the equipment is suitable for the task and that PPE fits properly. If you are unsure, hire an expert to do the job or talk to a Bunnings Team Member.