How this family added space to their home in just weeks

Most people need more space and don’t know how they can achieve it. This has become a major problem particularly in and around Sydney, where the ever-inflating property market means that many families cannot afford to move to a bigger home. The Nichols* family from Sydney’s Lower North Shore added this stunning outdoor room to… Click here to read on

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Style Inspiration: Classic Elegance

When it comes to choosing colours and finishes, there’s nothing like some gorgeous inspirational pictures to get you started! Here we explore the choices made in creating this classic, stylish space, and show you how to recreate the look yourself. This Melwood Cabana is the Verandah Cabana No.18 (5.4m x 3.2m), and features Woodland Grey… Click here to read on

Easycraft wall lining panels have been used to great effect in this relaxing Backyard Cabana

Deck the Walls: wall lining alternatives that save time & money

The beauty of taking on a project at lock-up stage is that you have full control over the functionality & l00k of your interiors! When it comes to choosing your internal wall lining, you don’t have to go for the traditional plasterboard finish. There are a number of alternative wall lining options available that will save… Click here to read on


Maximise Your Living Space With An Outdoor Laundry

Washing, drying and folding clothes can seem a never-ending task that takes hours every week. If you live in a small space, laundry procrastination can take over large areas of valuable space, making your home feel chaotic. The outdoor laundry has become the solution for many space-savvy households. By locating the laundry outside of the house, you are… Click here to read on

a new home office could reduce your tax bill, thanks to a Small Business Incentive from the Australian Government!

Save Tax with a Portable Storage Shed! [Deadline: June 30, 2017]

Thinking of working from home? Small business owners or employees now have an even greater incentive to work from home; it could help you save tax! The Australian Government has a Small Business Incentive that allows small businesses to claim work-related asset expenses off their tax. Mark Chapman, tax communications director with tax accountants H&R Block,… Click here to read on

Jan & Andrew's Melwood Cabana serves two purposes: a studio for Jan, and a workshop for Andrew.

Jan & Andrew’s his & hers backyard studio

Jan & Andrew’s Melwood Cabana serves two purposes: a studio for Jan, and a workshop for Andrew. By requesting an internal wall in their Cabana, they were able to divide the cabana into the two main areas. Jan’s area has been lined, painted and decorated to create a cozy, comfortable studio space. Andrew has added shelving, storage cupboards, drawers, a pegboard and a sturdy workbench to his workshop.

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Site Access required for a Backyard Cabana

Melwood Cabanas can be delivered and setup on almost any site!

The modular building system designed and used by Melwood means that the Cabana is carried onto your property in relatively small sections, and then assembled onsite.

Bernie's Rural Art Retreat

Bertie’s Rural Art Retreat

Dutch artist Bertie paints beautiful portraiture in her Melwood Art Studio in rural NSW. Bertie says “I love the fact that there was an empty space in the morning and then there was the fully erected cabin in the afternoon. I just wished Patrick was as quick in lining it but he has done a beautiful job. It gives me inspiration.”

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How to set up a Home Gym

Ready to smash your fitness goals for 2017? Ready to workout at a time and pace that suits you? The convenience of home workouts has meant home gyms are becoming more and more popular. Here’s how to set up a home gym, step by step. 1. Define your ‘gym space’ It’s essential that your ‘home gym’ is… Click here to read on

Cabana Photos of the Year: 2016

2016! What a year! Here’s our pick of the backyards of 2016! With inspiration like this, how will you improve your backyard this year? Pool Parties on demand At 5.3m wide and 3.2m deep, this funky pool Cabana has plenty of space for entertaining friends! Add a bar, fridges, shelves and a changing room and there’s… Click here to read on