1. Palm Springs style barbecue area
Can you believe that this Palm Springs-inspired oasis was once nothing more than an empty, paved courtyard? A white pergola, constructed from timber and breeze-blocks introduced a mid-century vibe to the space, which now contains an outdoor kitchen, a merbau timber bar and an alfresco dining zone - all bordered by a hardy garden filled with succulents and cacti.
2. Compact backyard barbecue zone
Before Charlie and Johanna stepped in to makeover this back deck and yard, the space was noisy, lacking privacy and full of weeds. No wonder the owners avoided spending time out there! Adding wide steps, a new lawn, hedging plants and some stylish accessories has made all the difference to this outdoor barbecue area.
WATCH: Charlie and Johanna give a back garden and deck a complete makeover
3. Cafe-style back deck makeover
Despite having a large back deck, the owners of this home were unsure about where to start their outdoor entertaining zone transformation. Graham Ross transformed it into a leafy, cafe-style setting by adding seating, flowering plants, a hanging egg chair, a barbecue, extra bench space and cascading hanging plants.
4. Outdoor living room with a barbecue zone
Johanna, Adam and Charlie teamed up to turn an unused courtyard into an inviting outdoor living room and barbecue area. They constructed a new pergola to shade and protect the outdoor living space from the elements, while an old barbecue shelter was given a facelift with new timber screening and a fresh coat of white paint.
5. Leafy outdoor dining area
Every good barbecue area needs a good outdoor dining table. A clever patio makeover turned this once underutilised space into an important extension of the home. A mix of small, medium and large potted plants complete the look of the patio by giving it a breezy, holiday feel.