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Top 10 most popular outdoor projects

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Whether a complete backyard makeover or a new deck, fire pit, fence, screen or vertical garden, our clever and creative Bunnings Workshop members are constantly sharing wonderful projects to help transform their outdoor spaces.


The good news is that it doesn’t take a huge budget or professional skills to create something special at your house.


Get inspired by what our community members have achieved in their great outdoors.


Here’s the Top 10 most popular outdoor projects on Workshop by pageviews:

A new deck was the first stepA new deck was the first step


1. 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


2. New outdoor entertaining area by @danieltheman  


Workshop member Daniel had “never built anything” in his life. But after a fire damaged an old patio, Daniel constructed this stunning deck that has been hugely admired by the community.


3. Sideway makeover by @shayden06 


Narrow areas down the side of a house can be tricky to work with, but this combination of decking and garden beds came up a treat. It’s a practical solution for easy access as well as creating a space for relaxing and enjoying the outdoors.


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


Daniel had “never built anything” in his life...Daniel had “never built anything” in his life...

After months of careful planning and lots of amazing assistance from ever-helpful Workshop members, hadi used a modular decking frame from Bunnings for this wonderful low-level Merbau deck over the top of existing brick paving. "Without this forum it was impossible," says the proud owner.


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


This quick and easy project uses pre-made screening panels from Bunnings and a fast-growing climbing ficus to hide hot water systems from backyard view. 


6. Fence makeover by spray painting by @KingStreetReno  


Spray painting the fence with the ever-popular Dulux Domino in this Victorian cottage’s courtyard made the space immediately much more appealing and nearby plants look spectacular. 


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


With very limited space to work with and a modest budget, a stark and unappealing garden was transformed into an attractive and functional space perfect for outdoor entertaining. The planter boxes clad with timber decking boards have been particularly popular with the community, and double as bench seats for socialising.


Courtyard fence makeoverCourtyard fence makeover

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


Workshop member Neo19 got fantastic advice from the Workshop community to help them build a brilliant deck featuring 90 x 19mm Merbau boards from Bunnings. The discussion has also helped inspire and inform many other members tackling their own projects, with Neo19 kindly sharing his experiences to assist others.


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


Tara was justifiably proud of completing their first deck from scratch. Measuring 12 by 4.2 metres, the Merbau deck cost around $6000 to build and will be a space that the family can enjoy for many years to come.


10. D.I.Y. cubby houses by @Yorky88 


Pallet maestro Marty decided to build this fantastic cubby from pallet wood “on a whim” one weekend. He built it without plans and like another fantastic D.I.Y. cubby house creation from woodalwaysworks shared in the same discussion, it is an "open project" changing over time as the kids grow older.


More inspiration for your backyard


The wonderful Bunnings Workshop community has shared thousands of other amazing projects that you can use as inspiration for your house and garden.


Don't miss other Top 10 articles containing inspiring outdoor projects, including:


Using climbers to enliven a Colorbond fenceUsing climbers to enliven a Colorbond fence








Easy-to-follow project guides


We also have many step-by-step guides for building outdoor projects which feature lists of tools and materials required, including:


A fire pit can make a great additionA fire pit can make a great addition






Feel free to ask for assistance with your outdoor projects from our knowledgable and ever-helpful community members and Bunnings team on the Outdoor discussion board. We're here to help. 



Last updated: October 2021

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