Renovate

Get inspired by these amazing DIY renovations completed by our readers. From bedrooms to kitchens and bathrooms, find out about how our readers improved every room in the home with structural and cosmetic upgrades.

Craig's Ensuite Renovation

Craig and his partner renovated from scratch, even repairing wall studs, to get their $7500 dream ensuite

Craig Brickwood and his partner needed to renovate their ensuite bathroom and decided to start from scratch.  'Using a cheap jackhammer, I didn't waste any time ripping into old wall and floor tiles. Stripping it bare, I repaired some rotten timber s...
Gerrie and Jayson's Open Plan Renovation
When Gerrie and Jayson Page bought their new home they knew it could be transformed but with young children they had their hands full.  'We removed the walls between the kitchen , dining and living rooms for an open space to bring in some much-needed...
Carmen's Budget Bathroom

Just $2340 later, this bathroom was transformed into a classy room with dark cabinetry, a constrasting sink and modern mosaic features 

Handyman reader Carmen Leong's second bathroom hadn't been updated in 20 years. Carmen decided to take on the job herself after getting expensive quotes from tradies.  'I removed the tiles, cedar wall and ceiling lining, then did the finishing and co...
Kristen's Kitchen Renovation For Profit
Handyman reader Kristen Rayward and her partner decided property was the safest investment they could make for their future, so they chose to purchase, renovate and sell a property each year.  When they bought their second property they had four week...
Alan's Spa Upgrade
Handyman reader Alan Redcliffe’s bathroom was a relic from decades past, with retro fixtures and a large but dated spa bath. The toilet was also located in a separate room. Alan completely overhauled the space, upgrading everything but keeping th...
Amanda and Hilmar's Kitchen Reno
Salvaged from a friend’s house nine years ago,   Handyman   readers Amy and Hilmar Hoefer’s kitchen cost only the labour to remove it. It was meant to be temporary, but grew with the family and became permanent. The kitchen was later relocated to...
Patricia’s Designer Retreat
Handyman reader Patricia needed to renovate the dated living area of her new home. Inspired by the interior of her favourite café, Patricia and her partner set about renovating the area into a relaxing lounge space. ‘We bought our 11-year-old house a...
Richard's Bathroom Renovation
Handyman reader Richard Newland and his wife took on the challenge of renovating their bathroom with a modest budget. The result was this amazing transformation. While the couple’s bathroom was not in shambles prior to the renovation, it was dated an...
James' Bathroom DIY Renovation

Reader James Illes performed a DIY renovation on his bathroom with stunning results 

Buying his first home was the impetus for James Illes to pick up tools and begin renovating. After getting quotes of over $7000 to update the bathroom, he chose to revamp it DIY instead. James redesigned the layout of the bathroom stripping out a...