10 indoor D.I.Y. projects for winter

When it’s cold and wet outside, starting an indoor project is an excellent way to spend your winter. These D.I.Y. projects will keep you warm and help to brighten up every room in the house.

1. Keep the warm in and cold out

A lot of homes are under insulated and as the weather cools down, you quickly discover where your home needs some insulation. It is a relatively easy D.I.Y. job to install insulation. Another easy way to keep the warmth in is with draft excluders on your doors and thick blinds or curtains on windows.

2. Refresh your kitchen cupboards

You can give your kitchen a quick and easy facelift just by replacing the handles on your cupboards. All you need is a screwdriver, something to cut the screws to length and possibly a drill. If you have a Kaboodle kitchen, there’s also a handy drilling template available to help you install the handles in the right place first time.
Magnetic Knife Rack

3. Sharpen up your knife storage

If your kitchen knives are getting lost in a drawer, or taking up bench space in a knife block, this project is a stylish, safe and handy solution. With the D.I.Y. magnetic knife rack you can stick your knives to the wall, keeping them sharper for longer and always at the ready.
Picture Frame

4. Make a picture perfect gift

A handmade picture frame can be a unique gift or a customised addition to your own wall – either way, it is sure to be warmly received. Choose your favourite dressed timber to create a picture frame that reflects your style. This is the kind of D.I.Y. project where you could produce several picture frames in a relatively short period of time.

5. Create bathroom shelves

Building some handmade bathroom shelves can make an attractive feature in the bathroom while creating some much-needed additional storage space. With this D.I.Y. project you can create a sturdy shelf that is perfect for storing warm towels, pot plants or containers. 
Vintage Hanging Ladder

6. Make a decorative vintage ladder

A vintage ladder in the bedroom, living room or bathroom works as a smart, multipurpose hanger for storing warm blankets, jackets or anything you can fold over it. The best part about making a vintage ladder yourself, is that it is a lot of fun – you can really get creative when it comes to distressing the timber.
kids shelf

7. Set up a kids display shelf

Kids’ bedrooms are notorious for having things all over the floor, so why not make them some show-and-tell shelves so they can proudly display their favourite things on the wall. Some basic D.I.Y. skills is all you need to make a kids display shelf and as they get more stuff, you can easily make more shelves.

8. Hang the washing indoors

A wall mounted drying cupboard is a neat and convenient way to hang your washing when it’s raining outside. You can even install it on a rainy day with our flat packed D.I.Y. cupboards that only require a few tools to put together. 
Mesh MemoBoard

9. Realise your vision board

Create a wall of inspiration in your study, living room or bedroom with a stylish wire mesh memo-board. An alternative to the traditional pin board, this sleek design enables you to clip notes, letters and other light items and makes a great vision board.

10. Feel snug as a bug in a rug

You can change the look of any room from the ground up, just by throwing down a rug. You can find a great range of rugs to choose from at Bunnings, so we’ve created a guide to help you choose the right rug. Once you’ve chosen your rug, we’ll show how to get the most out of your rug and enjoy it for years to come.

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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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