19+ Creative Outdoor Cinder Block Ideas and Projects


Cinder blocks have always been confused with concrete blocks. They are often used the way concrete blocks are used and that is the reason why cinder block outdoor ideas have become a trend over the years. Unlike concrete, cinder blocks are cheaper and smoother.

Although they are not as waterproof resistant as concrete over the years, they offer a classic touch to many outdoor ideas. 

Cinder block outdoor ideas include building a cinder block fire pit, outdoor cellar shelves, cinder block benches for the garden or around the firepit, cinder block stepping stones or outdoor stairs leading to the patio or backyard, and cinder block planters (but only for non-edible plants).

Cinder blocks are easy to use and they can be done DIY and that is what makes cinder blocks a go-to material for outdoor ideas. They are also good accents to combine with other materials especially wood so you can count on them for customized designs.

1. Cinder block potting table

Cinder block potting table


2. Cinder block potting station

Cinder block potting station


3. Cinder block planter wall

Cinder block planter wall

4. Cinder block steps

Cinder block steps

5. Cinder block pool planter

Cinder block pool planter

6. Cinder block garden bed

Cinder block garden bed

7. Cinder block succulent bench

Cinder block succulent bench

8. Cinder block wood fence

Cinder block wood fence

9. Cinder block chairs

Cinder block chairs

10. Cinder block succulent planters

Cinder block succulent planters

11. Painted Cinder Block Planters

Painted Cinder Block Planters

12. Cinder block planter with flower pots

Cinder block planter with flower pots

13. Cinder block firepit

Cinder block firepit

14. Cinder block wall art

Cinder block wall art

15. Cinder block succulent wall

Cinder block succulent wall

16. Cinder block bar

Cinder block bar

17. Colorful cinder block planters

Colorful cinder block planters

18. Cinder block kitchen

Cinder block kitchen

19. Backyard cinder block BBQ grill

Backyard cinder block BBQ grill

Cinder block outdoor ideas are good for modernists who want an industrial or modern take in improving their outdoor spaces. It is also good for minimalistic designs especially in the garden where you could use it as planters. You might need some interior and exterior waterproofing for this one too if you want to ensure longevity.

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Sophia Rivera is a passionate gardener and home improvement expert based in California. With a deep-rooted love for nature and design, she pursued her Bachelor of Science in Landscape Architecture from the prestigious University of California, Berkeley. Sophia is not only academically qualified but also a hands-on practitioner in the field. Her certification as a Master Gardener from the California Master Gardener Program is a testament to her extensive knowledge and commitment to gardening and sustainable living. Sophia's expertise is further solidified by her status as a LEED Accredited Professional, highlighting her dedication to green building and eco-friendly home improvement practices. With over a decade of experience in transforming homes and gardens, Sophia has become a trusted name in California's home improvement scene. Her work focuses on creating beautiful, sustainable, and functional spaces that cater to the unique lifestyle and environmental conditions of California.


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