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9 ways to make your home feel like a holiday resort

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Creating a resort-like atmosphere at your own home doesn't have to be a costly or difficult D.I.Y. project.


Our clever and creative Bunnings Workshop members have shared many terrific ways of introducing leisurely holiday vibes in their homes. Check out some examples below.


1. Use hammocks and cushions


Embrace the laid-back feeling of a holiday resort by adding hammocks and cushions in your indoor and outdoor areas. Casey’s (@cmp3121outdoor area with a hammock and hanging chairs provides a perfect setting for year-round relaxation.


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Check out expert advice on choosing furniture in Outdoor furniture trends.


2. Add coastal-style decor


Coastal-inspired decor can make you feel like you're at the beach, bringing a relaxed feeling to your home. Workshop member @LaCasaDIY used light terrazzo tiles and white paint to give their outdoor area a bright holiday feel. 


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Find more ideas in 8 coastal-style projects for your home.


3. Build a water feature


Create a relaxing and serene ambience by building a D.I.Y. water feature. Experienced Bunnings Workshop member Adam's (@Adam_Wraised water feature has built-in seating that creates a tranquil space to enjoy the garden.


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An outdoor water feature doesn’t have to be a difficult D.I.Y. project. You can create a pond in a pot in a few hours. 


4. Create private spaces


Mimic the comfort provided in exclusive resorts by creating a private, secluded retreat that can help you unwind. Adam shares step-by-step instructions on how to add privacy to your deck or patio using timber screening.


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Don’t miss these 7 ways to add privacy to your outdoor area.


5. Use greenery


Plants can bring freshness and vitality to your home, making you feel more relaxed. Kaushal (@SmileDesigner) used sago palm and many other plants to enliven his backyard garden.


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We recommend reading 10 ways to update your garden for tips on improving your garden.


6. Install shade


Pergolas, gazebos and shade sails can enable you to lounge outdoors in comfort, just like a holiday resort in your own backyard. Workshop member @425314 assembled a pre-cut Softwoods pergola kit from Bunnings and customised it with shiplap panelling, paint and bunker lights.




Have a look at the Top 10 most popular pergola projects shared on Workshop.

7. Get your barbecue ready


No vacation is complete without good food. Plan a menu of classic barbecue favourites to make the most of your holiday. Barbecue connoisseur Ben (@MoonshineBen) has shared guides to help make your next barbecue successful, including How to cook brisketHow to cook pork ribs and How to cook pizza on a barbecue.


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An outdoor kitchen can also make it easier to cook and serve delicious barbecue meals. Have a look at our Top 10 most popular outdoor kitchens for inspiration.  


8. Update your pool area 


If you have a pool, update the area to provide the perfect setting for a luxurious holiday. Adam built a timber-free, rot-resistant deck using HardieDeck and SteelDeck next to his pool and set up lounge chairs with beach towels for added comfort.


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You can find more inspiring projects in 10 makeover ideas for your pool.


9. Build an outdoor bathroom 


An outdoor bathroom adds a touch of luxury in your own home. You can create a secluded spa-like experience by adding privacy and elements like bamboo, pebbles and tropical plants. Community member @diybevo's outdoor bathroom with waterfall feature is a terrific example. 


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Installing an outdoor shower is also a great idea for those wanting a more cost-effective option. Have a look at the Bunnings guide How to install a D.I.Y. outdoor shower for handy tips. 


The Bunnings Workshop community can assist in making your home feel more relaxing. Don't hesitate to ask a question and let us know what you need. 

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