How to give your living room a modern D.I.Y. makeover

Jess, Team member
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Project Overview

There are a few simple ways to freshen up a tired living room and make it a real feature in your home. You can create more space by knocking out a wall and updating the furnishings to fit. By adding floating cabinetry and open shelves, you’ll have more space to display and store things. Meanwhile, bi-fold doors will open up the entertaining area to your outdoors. 

quick tip
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Use a timber scrap as a notepad

You may not always have a pen and paper on hand but with a chippy’s notepad, you don’t need one. All you need is a scrap piece of timber and a builder’s pencil. Write your measurements down and away you go! It’s so easy and so handy.

Before & after the makeover

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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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