'Brilliant' Bunnings hack solves common toilet dilemma

Kristine Tarbert
·Senior Lifestyle & Entertainment Producer
·2-min read

A mum’s clever solution to help her young children be able to better use the toilet was dubbed 'absolute genius' after going viral online.

Taking to a popular Bunnings group on Facebook, mum Bec revealed a quick trip to the popular hardware store helped her fix an annoying problem in her household.

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Bec showed off her creation online. Photo: Supplied

“Was sick of tripping over the little plastic step so made a whole new level so they can reach the flush,” she wrote in the post, sharing an image of her newly built raised timber platform around the toilet.

“The wood is sealed and can be removed to clean under (and I have two girls so works for us!)”

Her post received a huge response in September, with over 6k likes and hundreds of comments.

“I’m blown away by the response I’ve had on the post,” Bec tells Yahoo Lifestyle.

“I was sick of tripping over those little plastic steps and they never seemed big enough to use, and my little one, Harper, always used to climb the toilet to reach the flush so just came up with this!”


Bec, who also runs her own DIY and craft page Manny + Mo, goes on to explain that all she needed was some pine, screws and the legs, which she added once the platform was screwed together.

Melbourne, Australia - July 23, 2011: Bunnings is Australia\'s most successful hardware chain. Here is the outside of a store in Epping, Melbourne. It includes customers walking to the entrance, and cars parked nearby.
All it took was a quick trip to Bunnings and some DIY. Photo: Getty

The mum’s idea was a huge hit online, with many parents eager to try it for themselves.

“Now that is innovation,” one person commented.

“Lady this is wonderful. You could fully market these. I would def buy,” another person wrote.

“Great idea. Job well done! See how creative us mums are. Love it,” was another comment.

While a fourth person said: “That is an ingenious idea. You should Patent that.”

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