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Top 10 most popular outdoor projects

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Whether it's a complete backyard makeover or a new deck, fire pit or outdoor kitchen, our clever Bunnings Workshop members have shared many ways to transform their outdoor entertaining areas. 


The good news is that it doesn’t take a huge budget or professional skills to enhance your backyard. Get inspired by what our community members have achieved in their great outdoors.


Here are the top 10 most popular outdoor projects on Workshop by pageviews: Besser block outdoor bench and landscapingBesser block outdoor bench and landscaping 


1. Besser block outdoor bench and landscaping by @sandy_d 


Sandra's easy outdoor renovation included building a bench seat using Besser blocks, adding pavers and stones, and a large concrete planter. Our guide How to build a Besser block bench seat offers step-by-step instructions.


2. Low-level Merbau deck over concrete slab by @Neo19 


Featuring 90 x 19mm Merbau boards and picture framing, this stunning deck has inspired several members to build their own similar decks.


3. Backyard transformation with deck by @LePallet 


This comprehensive backyard makeover included landscaping, decking, raised garden beds, screening, planting and new turf. There's also a wonderful play area for the kids, with a cubby, sandpit and chalkboard.


4. New outdoor entertaining area by @danieltheman 


Daniel's new deck and sheltered outdoor area is perfect for year-round entertaining. New outdoor entertaining areaNew outdoor entertaining area


5. Low-level deck over brick pavers by @hadi 


Community member hadi used a modular decking frame from Bunnings to build this low-level Merbau deck over the top of existing brick paving.


6. Screen to hide a hot water system by @ProjectPete 


Hot water systems can be an eyesore, so Pete utilised a pre-made panel and planted a climbing Ficus as an attractive screening solution.


7. D.I.Y. cubby house using recycled pallet timber by @Yorky88 


Pallet maestro Marty's cubby house includes a telescope, a rock climbing wall and steering wheels. 


8. Sideway makeover by @shayden06 


Shane built a pathway using decking timber along the side of his sister’s house and used greenery to brighten the area. Sideway makeoverSideway makeover


9. Low-level deck with picture framing by @Jitesh 


A Merbau deck built over concrete in just three weekends using H3 treated Pine. Embedded lights were added around the perimeter.


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


Mark built a new deck with planter boxes and bench seating in his backyard, creating a perfect space for outdoor entertaining. 


Easy-to-follow guides for outdoor projects


Bunnings Workshop community members have shared several step-by-step guides on renovating and enhancing your outdoor area, including:


How to build a fire pitHow to build a fire pit






For more expert tips on updating your outdoor area, check out 7 ways to add privacy to your outdoor area and Outdoor furniture trends.

More inspiration for your outdoor project Courtyard transformation with gabion benchesCourtyard transformation with gabion benches


Bunnings Workshop members have shared many other terrific projects, including courtyard garden makeover by @homeforeverhomecourtyard transformation with gabion benches by @shevysingh and gazebo and fire pit outdoor dining area by @nathanh.


Don't miss other Top 10 articles containing inspiring outdoor projects from our community members, including:






We also recommend exploring these 10 easy ways to enliven your outdoor space and our collection of outdoor bench seats, fire pits, outdoor kitchens and pergola designs.   



Last updated: December 2023


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