How to clean carpet
A simple and affordable way to refresh your carpet.
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.
How to choose the right rug for any room
A rug can add warmth, personality and really affect the look and feel of a room. The trick to finding the right rug for any room comes down to three things: size, colour and material.
How to sand timber floors
Learn how to use professional floor sanding equipment to sand a timber floor.
How to install a subfloor
Find out how to build your own subfloor
How to lay floor tiles
Tiles are a great way to bring colour and style to a room. We’ll show you how easy it is to lay floor tiles with this easy to follow guide.
How to remove carpet
Learn the basic steps involved in removing old carpet.
10 tile patterns you need to know
Tiles are a versatile and hard-wearing floor covering that can be found in many areas of the home.
You can keep your wooden floors in top condition with this smart cleaning method. It will make caring for your floors and maintaining their good looks easy.
Before you start cleaning, remove any furniture from the room that you can. This will make your job much easier.
Give the floor a good vacuum to remove any dirt and dust.
To make the cleaning solution, half fill your bucket with warm water. Add six drops of dishwashing liquid or half a cup of white vinegar to the water. Then give the solution a good stir with the mop to mix it.
Dip the bottom quarter of your mop into the water. Wring out any excess water so your floor doesn’t get too wet. As you clean, mop with the grain of the floor for the best result. Rinse and wring the mop as many times as necessary. A good idea is to start in the furthest corner from your door so you don’t walk over where you’ve cleaned.
Once the floor is dry, you can place the furniture back in the room and enjoy your clean hardwood floors.
How to clean grout
Get some tips to help you clean the grout between your tiles.
How to clean windows
A regular clean of the windows is a simple way to improve the look and feel of your home.
How to clean gutters
Cleaning out your gutters helps to keep your roof in good condition and stops rainwater leaking into your home.
How To Paint
How to clean paint brushes
You can save a lot on paint projects just by looking after your brushes. We’ll show you how to clean your brushes to get the most out of them.
D.I.Y. grout cleaning tips and tools
Cleaning the grout between tiles can really brighten up a bathroom. We’ll show you how to do it in no time with a few simple techniques.
Tools & Skills
How to clean rusty tools
We’ll show you how to restore your rusty tools.
How to clean roof tiles
Cleaning old roof tiles is a quick way to give any house a facelift. Discover how to do the cleaning yourself.
Shelving & Storage
D.I.Y. upcycled chalkboard cabinet
We take an old cabinet and upcycle it into a handy chalkboard cabinet that will give you somewhere to store tools and a place to write lists or plans for your next project.
Shelving & Storage
How to make D.I.Y. honeycomb floating wall shelves
These honeycomb floating wall shelves are a modern and stylish way to make a feature of any wall in your house. They’re easy to make and they’ll give a somewhere to show off your favourite things.
Ideas & Makeovers
Learn how to give your bathroom a makeover on a budget
Simple and affordable ways to give your tired bathroom a makeover.
Planting & Growing
Winter garden ideas
It may be cold outside in most parts of New Zealand but there are still a few things that need to be done in the garden at this time of the year. But if you can’t face going outside, you can always bring your garden inside suggests Bunnings horticul...
D.I.Y. wood and concrete kitchen island
You’d be surprised how easy it is to make this wooden and concrete kitchen island from just a few simple tools and materials.
How to give your living room a modern D.I.Y. makeover
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 m...
D.I.Y. wooden sofa arm table
A sofa arm table is a great addition if you’re short on space or don’t have a coffee table in your living area.
Ideas & Makeovers
Bright, open and stylish are the hallmarks of the Hamptons Sanctuary. The island bench doubles as a workspace and breakfast bar, while the bamboo benchtops and window panel cupboards complete the look.