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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. Climbers to dress up Colorbond fence by @royq


A wonderful idea to enliven any fence, this simple project uses Star Jasmine and cable to train the plant to cover the area. Many members have been inspired to replicate the project, sharing photos of their own fences. 


2. Backyard transformation 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


3. 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.


4. Side garden makeover by @shayden06


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

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.


5. Screening to hide hot water systems 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. Backyard makeover 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.


7. Raised garden bed by @moshiach77 


Utilising cypress, hardwood sleepers, recycled pallet timber and corrigated iron pallet timber, this fantastic looking raised bed has inspired many community members to build their own. 


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8. First deck from scratch 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.


9. Fence makeover 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. 


10. Raised vegie garden by @bruceprince


Every backyard needs somewhere to grow vegetables. These large and sturdy raised beds constructed with timber sleepers have inspired many.



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:


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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 2020

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Community Manager
Community Manager

I've really enjoyed updating this popular article and admiring so many wonderful outdoor projects shared by our clever and creative members. Congratulations to all those who have projects featured. 


Please don't hesitate to let us know if you need a hand with your project, no matter how big or small.




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