Get your outdoors ready for summer

Party season is just around the corner. Here are a few things that you can do to get your outdoor area ready for summer.

Design a shady area

You’d be surprised how much shade a large umbrella can give you. For a little more cover, a temporary gazebo can be dressed up to look a million bucks.

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Get comfy with outdoor seating

You’ve got to have your seating sorted. Depending on the occasion, you may want individual seats or opt for bench seating. A good idea is to add a few outdoor cushions to keep your guests comfortable.

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Set the mood with outdoor lighting

When the sun goes down, putting up some outdoor lighting around the dancefloor or garden can do wonders. Accent lighting, such as spotlights and wall lights, can light up your space. Whereas ambient lighting like fairy lights along a fence or festoon lights, can create an inviting space. 

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Crank up the BBQ

If your barbecue has been sitting idle since winter, it’s time to lift the cover and get it ready for the months ahead. It won’t take you long to clean and prep for when you need it.

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Refresh your deck

It’s easy to get your deck looking its best if you’re having people over. A quick blast with a pressure cleaner and a good scrub with a deck cleaner will get it ready to entertain.

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Stay cool and hydrated

Whether you’re the ice bucket or esky type, make sure you’re able to keep your drinks handy and perfectly chilled. Or why not incorporate a drink cooler into your table?

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Your outdoors sorted

Check out our full outdoor entertaining range in-store, or we’ve also got heaps of upcycling ideas, hacks and helpful hints online.

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Health & Safety

Please make sure you use all equipment appropriately and safely when following the advice in these D.I.Y. videos. You need to be familiar with how to use equipment safely and follow the instructions that came with the equipment. If you are unsure, you may feel it is safest to consult an expert, such as the manufacturer or an expert Bunnings Team Member.

Grave health hazards are linked to asbestos, which may be in homes built up to 1990. Health hazards may result from exposure to lead-based paints in older materials and copper chromium arsenic (CCA) treated timber. For information on the dangers of asbestos, lead-based paint and CCA treated timber and tips for dealing with these materials contact your local council's Environmental Health Officer or visit our Health & Safety page. You can also use a simple test kit from Bunnings to indicate the presence of lead-based paint.
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