how to guide: DIY kitchen renovations

By Kaboodle

Planning your kitchen renovation? Why not make it a DIY project with kaboodle? Easy to order and install, browse our selection of materials at Bunnings.

Is your outdated kitchen from the early 80s crying out for a redesign? Whether you have a tight budget or are looking to do it yourself, kaboodle is the DIY solution you’ve been searching for.

Why DIY kitchen renovations can be quite a commitment, the payoff is often worth the stress. The great thing about kaboodle, is we make it easy for you to renovate, giving you the flexibility to customise your journey and style to achieve the perfect fit.

Before getting started, check out our handy guide for a step by step plan for tackling your DIY kitchen renovation.

start with the design

The most exciting part about a DIY kitchen renovation is picking the design, but it’s also the most important because you won’t get a second chance to change it once the renovation is finished. From sleek and modern to cozy and coastal, kaboodle has it all. Flick through our inspiration gallery and browse our collection of DIY designs that suit the unique style of any home

Kitchen Working triangle in a variety of kitchen shapes

accurate measurements are crucial

Measuring your space is one of the most important steps of your kitchen renovation. Being as accurate as you can be and double-checking your measurements helps to ensure no irreversible mistakes are made during installation.

Relying on good tools, jotting your dimensions down in one dimension, and accurately recording your measurements on our planning grid sheet can help you layout your new kitchen more accurately.

plan your project

Our 3D kitchen planner tool turns your vision into reality. Featuring a range of profiles and colours, you can visualise and select your favourite combinations with the click of a mouse. Our planner allows you to replicate your kitchen space including windows and doors, fitted lights, fixtures, furniture, and appliances. Then you can get designing. Create multiple floor plans and choose between your favourites.

pick your products

The finishes you choose can make or break the overall aesthetic of your kitchen. When making this decision, you should also consider your family’s needs, such as if you require a pantry to stock groceries or want an easy-to-clean benchtop for big messes. If you’re using our 3D planner, you can pick your products using this tool.


Choosing your cabinets often boils down to the preferred layout of your kitchen. Picking a practical design that maximises storage, tight corners, and eliminates gaps is the key to a functional kitchen. Have tall ceilings? Double stack your cabinets to unlock an extra level of storage. If your kitchen is oddly shaped, our customisable cabinets can be cut and measured to suit the unique widths required for your kitchen.


The doors are just as important as the cabinets you choose! Browse our range of trendy colours from neutral greys and whites to vibrant blues and greens, whatever style you’re aiming for in your new kitchen — kaboodle has you covered.


Benchtops are one of the most important parts of a kitchen. Our products are manufactured to make your life easier thanks to a breezy installation and a range of materials available to choose from. From timber to stone-look laminates to modular and customisable options, take your pick!


The finishing touches on your DIY kitchen are just as important. Kaboodle offers a collection of parts and accessories to make your kitchen your own. Browse our range of handles, hinges, bins, wireware, storage solutions, and more online or at your local Bunnings Warehouse today.

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