Projects to enjoy your outdoors this summer

Now is the perfect time to get your outdoor areas looking great for the months ahead.

How to clean and maintain your BBQ

If it’s been a while since you’ve had a barbie, it’s a good idea to give it a good clean and make sure all your connections are secured correctly. Our easy-to-follow guide will help you keep your BBQ looking good and working well.

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How to maintain your pool

Keep your pool clean and healthy by following these simple steps. We’ll show you how to ensure it looks great and why it’s important to check and maintain your chemical levels.

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How to light your outdoors

Outdoor lighting can add another dimension to your entertaining area, bring your garden to life and also provide a level of safety and security. Here’s what you’ll need to consider when lighting up your outdoor area.

How to lay pavers

A paved area is a great spot for entertaining outdoors and there are plenty of options to choose from. Bluestone pavers are a versatile, cost-effective and hard-wearing paver that are also easy to lay. We’ll show you how to lay them right the first time.

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Create some shade

When you need some respite from the summer heat, a shaded outdoor area can provide the perfect refuge. It’s also a great way to protect friends and family from the effects of the sun. There are plenty of options to choose from and we’ll help you find which one works for you.

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Build a privacy screen

Screening can be a great way to add some privacy, hide an ugly fence or transform the look of your outdoor space. You can buy them as a frame or build one yourself. Screens are available in a variety of materials including bamboo, timber and pre-fabricated panels.

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How to stain a deck

The best way to get the right look with your deck is to use a stain. It will also help preserve your timber and retain its appearance. Once you’ve prepared the surface, staining the timber is actually very easy and you’ll only need a few tools to get the job done.

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How to build a deck

If you’ve got the space, a new deck can add plenty of enjoyment to your outdoor area. It can also improve the value of your entire property. We’ll show you how to build a deck you’ll enjoy for many summers to come.

Looking for something different?

For more great outdoor ideas check out our D.I.Y. Advice.

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Outdoor Living How to create a balcony garden Want to create a garden, herb garden or veggie garden on your balcony? Follow our steps to choose the best plants for your balcony and add some greenery to your home.

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Outdoor Living How to prepare your house for a party We’ll give you some tips on how to set the scene and some good ways to personalise your party space.

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Outdoor Living Create your own playground at home With a bit of imagination and some D.I.Y., you can set up a whole world of fun and adventure for the kids in your own backyard. Whatever size space you have, check out these great ideas that will get the kids outdoors and active.

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Outdoor Living D.I.Y. outdoor day bed This outdoor daybed will help you to relax and unwind while you’re outside; it’s also a great design feature.

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Outdoor Living Festival survival guide Festival season is finally here and it’s going to be glorious. We’re here to help get you sorted.

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Outdoor Living Great ideas for outdoor privacy There are some really simple things you can do outdoors to create a private garden retreat, and by doing it yourself you'll save a lot of money.

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Outdoor Living How to enjoy your outdoor area 365 days a year With a few small alterations and additions you can change your outdoor entertaining area from a sometimes space to a regular room you can enjoy all year round.

Matador Stainless Steel Multi Basket

Outdoor Living Seven best gifts for entertainers If you know someone who loves to spend their time entertaining family and friends, we’ve got the perfect gift for them. From BBQs to bug zappers, here are some ideas to help you choose something from our wide range.

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BBQ How to choose your BBQ Learn how to choose a BBQ with Bunnings Warehouse. Visit our DIY advice section for step by step tutorials, DIY inspiration and lots more.

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BBQ How to tell if a gas bottle is empty Don't get caught out with an empty gas bottle when you have friends round for a BBQ. Simply follow this easy tip to find out how much gas is left in your bottle before your guests arrive.

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BBQ BBQ cleaning tips There’s nothing better than inviting your friends over to enjoy a traditional Australian BBQ.

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BBQ How to use smoking chips Smoking chips are one of the easiest ways to introduce that delicious smoky flavour to your barbecuing. We’ll take you through some of the basics to help you introduce smoking chips to your repertoire.

BBQ accessories

BBQ The best BBQ accessories No barbecue is complete without some accessories – tongs, a cover and maybe even a light so you can see what you’re cooking. So before you start trying to turn those sausages over with your fingers, check out our guide to the best BBQ accessories.

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BBQ How to cook pizza using a pizza stone and a BBQ Using your BBQ is a clever way to cook a delicious pizza. The team at BBQ Buddy share why the pizza stone stand is the perfect addition to any pizza lover's kitchen.

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BBQ How to smoke brisket When it comes to smoked meats, American beef brisket is the holy grail of the low and slow movement. Tender, full of flavour and super easy to make, beef brisket is cut from the beef flank and a cut above. This is one of those crowd-pleaser dishe...

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BBQ How to smoke salmon Smoked salmon is a great dish to start your smoking adventure if you’re a beginner. Unlike other smoked dishes it doesn’t take all day to cook, but just like other smoked dishes it does taste amazing!

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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