10 autumn indoor D.I.Y. projects

With its cooler weather, autumn is the perfect time to get inside and start your indoor projects. Whether it’s a coat of paint, some new flooring or just a good tidy up, here are some simple ideas that will make a huge difference to any home.

Transform with paint

A fresh coat of paint will give any space an instant makeover. From the whole house to just some kitchen cabinets, for a relatively small cost, painting can make a big difference to the look and value of your home.

Draw on your walls

A chalkboard wall will give your kids hours of fun, especially when they’re cooped up inside during the colder months. It’s also a great idea for your kitchen, in a home office or for café menus. You can easily build one or just paint a spare wall with chalkboard paint, which also comes in spray cans.

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Add style with laminate flooring

Laying a laminate floor is easy to do yourself, and a quick way to update a space. It’s also practical and cost effective, giving your floor a premium timber look for less. There are plenty of wood grain laminates available that will add style and personality.

People-proof your floor

If you have a floor that gets a lot of foot traffic, think about laying down floor tiles to make it more durable. There’s a wide range of colours and textures, and it’s easy to choose a style that suits your space.

Revive your tiles

Cleaning the grout between your tiles will give your floor a new lease on life. If you find that the grout has faded, you can quickly restore it with a grout pen or grout paint.

Wardrobe storage solutions

Get organised

Add more versatility to your walk-in robe by installing a wire wardrobe system. The kits don’t take long to assemble and will save time looking for your stuff.

Access all areas

If you have any corner cabinets in your kitchen, installing a rotating basket will help maximise what can be a hard-to-reach space. And don’t worry, they can be retro-fitted to almost any cabinet. Then you can easily swivel your baskets to bring those items hiding at the back up to the front.

Tidy up

To free up some space, you could install a closet for your linen. It’s easy to do yourself and a great way to keep all your linen in the one place. You’ll find modular storage kits with all the shelving and drawers you need.

Change your smoke alarm battery

It’s important to change your smoke alarm batteries at least once a year. Most people schedule it for the end of daylight savings but it’s important to test your alarms regularly. If your smoke alarm isn’t working properly, replace the whole unit. You’ll be protecting your home and your family.

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Preparation How to choose a paint colour for your indoors A new colour on your walls can transform your indoor spaces. However, there are loads of popular colours to choose from. Andrea from Dulux provides some tips on how to get the right colour for you.

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Preparation How to choose paint brushes and rollers In this video, Bron from Bunnings Warehouse describes the different types of paint brushes available.

How to choose white paint

Preparation How to choose white paint With dozens of white shades on the market, here's a few tips on how to choose the white that’s right for you.

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How To Paint How to paint Preparation is the key to successfully painting a room. We’ll show you all the things you need to do before you get started.

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How To Paint How to paint a door It’s easy to freshen up your doors with a new coat of paint. We’ll even give you some tips on how to make sure you end up with a great finish.

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Flooring Ideas How to choose the right type of flooring With so many different types of flooring available, choosing the right type for your home is not easy. Whether your priority is function or style, there's a flooring option to suit every room in your home.

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Laminate & Vinyl How to lay laminate flooring Laying a laminate floor can be a relatively cheap, quick and easy way to update a room in your home. It’s relatively easy to do yourself and we’ll show you how.

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Flooring Ideas How to make the most of your rug Rugs are a great way to add colour and warmth to a space. There are a few simple things you can do to look after them and make them last for years.

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Carpet How to lay carpet Anyone can learn how to lay new carpet. We show everything from preparing the space to attaching your under felt and carpet securely.

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Timber Floorboards How to achieve flawless flooring Nice flooring can make or break the overall feel of your home. The team at Intergrain share how to achieve flawless timber flooring—and maintain it.

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Timber Floorboards How to clean wooden floors We’ll show you an easy way to protect your floors from scuff marks, damage and stains when you’re having work done in or around your home.

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Health & Safety

Please make sure you use all equipment appropriately and safely when following the advice in these D.I.Y. videos. You need to be familiar with how to use equipment safely and follow the instructions that came with the equipment. If you are unsure, you may feel it is safest to consult an expert, such as the manufacturer or an expert Bunnings Team Member.

Grave health hazards are linked to asbestos, which may be in homes built up to 1990. Health hazards may result from exposure to lead-based paints in older materials and copper chromium arsenic (CCA) treated timber. 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. You can also use a simple test kit from Bunnings to indicate the presence of lead-based paint.
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