Melbourne-based chippies Tim and Mat this week take on the backyard at the Make It Yours house. These guys love a challenge – and definitely have their work cut out for them transforming this bland, neglected space.
The first order of the day was to remove the tired old artificial grass and hide the ugly concrete. Once that was done, the boys lay some pebble resurfacer, install a deck, lay some fresh turf and plant up a storm.
“The backyard really needs a massive overhaul,” Mat says. “We want to get in there and pull these big bushes out, and give the whole thing a do-over.”
“There’s a golden opportunity here to make the space feel more intimate,” adds Tim. “We want people to walk out here and for here to be a bit of ‘wow factor.’”
The backyard makeover also includes painting the exterior of the house and updating the fences and garden borders.
Luckily the boys had some help from the Bunnings team, who can show you how simple it is to achieve the same look at your place with easy-to-follow how-to videos. The team dress the space with outdoor furniture and create a beautiful atmosphere courtesy of some do-it-yourself vertical gardens and mood lighting.
Check out this week’s ep below to enjoy Tim and Mat’s amazing transformation.