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Top 10 most popular outdoor entertaining projects

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An outdoor entertaining area can extend your home and provide a perfect space for making memories with family and friends all-year round. 


Bunnings Workshop members have shared many inspiring ways of creating and updating their outdoor entertaining areas, including building new decks, fire pits and outdoor kitchens.


Here are the top 10 most popular outdoor entertaining projects on Workshop by pageviews: New outdoor entertaining areaNew outdoor entertaining area


1. Backyard transformation with deck by @LePallet     


Rylie transformed a barren backyard to a wonderful outdoor area for the whole family to enjoy, complete with decking, raised garden beds, screening, new turf and a kids play area.


2. New outdoor entertaining area by @danieltheman   


Daniel had “never built anything” in his life, but constructed this stunning deck after fire destroyed his old patio.


3. Low-level deck with picture framing by @Jithesh   


Built in just three weekends, this Merbau deck is great for enjoying the outdoors.


4. Backyard makeover with new deck and planter boxes by @maknilsin     


To create an inviting area for outdoor entertaining, Mark added a new deck along with planter boxes and bench seating for less than $2000. Low-level deck with picture framingLow-level deck with picture framing


5. Huge D.I.Y. Merbau deck by @Tara86   

Measuring 12 by 4.2 metres, this Merbau deck cost around $6000 to build and was later extended with steps leading down to a new garden bed.


6. Fire pit entertaining area with seating and planter boxes by @raymond265    

Raymond’s outdoor entertaining area includes bench seats with built-in planter boxes and a fire pit lid that doubles as a small table.


7. Outdoor kitchen with Merbau feature wall by @weekenddiyer   

This outdoor kitchen offers a stylish and functional space to cook while socialising with guests.


8. Alfresco extension with outdoor kitchen and deck by @funksoulbro1   

Paul extended his alfresco area to include an outdoor kitchen complete with a rangehood and barbecue. Alfresco extension with outdoor kitchen and deckAlfresco extension with outdoor kitchen and deck

9. Extension with large outdoor entertaining area by @Adam_W


A huge renovation and extension undertaking focused on creating an all-weather outdoor living space.

10. Poolside timber cabana with concrete bench by @ProjectPete 


This poolside cabana project turned an unused corner in the backyard into a beautiful and relaxing space with a polished concrete bench seat, feature wall and crazy pavers.


Step-by-step guides for your outdoor entertaining projects


Check out the following guides shared by Bunnings Workshop members:


For expert tips on building or renovating your outdoor entertaining area, check out Outdoor entertaining makeovers on a budget and Expert ideas for your outdoor entertaining areaSide yard outdoor entertaining areaSide yard outdoor entertaining area

More inspiration for your outdoor entertaining projects


Bunnings Workshop members have shared many other terrific projects, including Mediterranean-inspired outdoor renovation project by @LaCasaDIY, outdoor entertaining area with vertical garden and pond by @Wados and side yard outdoor entertaining area by @buildwithroneth.

For more project inspiration, check out the following collections:




Last updated: December 2023


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