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Got a Heritage-Listed property? You need to read this

Owning a heritage-listed property is a wonderful thing. Your property is a piece of history – representing a time gone by. That often means that it is also in need of a little TLC.    One of the biggest frustrations for heritage property owners are the limitations put on improving the property. In order to… Click here to read on




5 Multipurpose Studios that Upgrade Backyards & Change Lives

A multi-purpose studio upgrades both backyards and lives by transforming dead space into valuable space.   This means; you’ll use the backyard more. you’ll free up space inside your home and your property value will go up like a helium balloon. (More $$ if you decide to sell).   You’re probably thinking Yes Please Especially if… Click here to read on




Do I need a Concrete Slab for my Garden Room?

One of the most common questions we’re asked is “Do I need a concrete slab for my Garden Room?”. The good news is, most Melwood Garden Rooms don’t require a concrete slab!  Unless you’re using the garden room for exceptionally heavy machinery or equipment, a raised timber floor is the recommended choice.    What is… Click here to read on




How to Choose the right Garden Room for Your Property

A garden room is a property investment. Selected carefully, and built to last, it will be enjoyed by your family for years to come. To ensure the design is spot on, you need to get its position, size and look just right. Here’s how:   1. Find the perfect spot Garden rooms can be positioned… Click here to read on




How small businesses can save tax by purchasing assets

Did you know you could save tax by purchasing assets for your small business this year? If you buy an asset and it costs less than $20,000, you can immediately deduct the business portion in your tax return.   Who is eligible? The ATO states that you are eligible if: you have a turnover of… Click here to read on




Studios for Small Backyards

So you’d really love a studio for your property, but your backyard is on the smaller size?  Good news. You can get a custom-made studio that will suit your small backyard! Scroll down to find out about Small Studios, and how to get one on your property!     Small Studio Designs Most Melwood designs… Click here to read on




More than just a garden room

A garden room doesn’t just have to be a place to store unused tools or furniture – it can be an oriental tea-house, a dedicated music room or even a pottery studio! Recent years have seen a boom in stylish garden rooms. Fitted with all the modern comforts, these outdoor structures become a place to… Click here to read on




Top Tips for designing your Art Studio

Inspired by the many talented artists who have designed & purchased Melwood art studios, we’ve curated a list of Art Studio design tips! From window & door placement to functional furniture, find out everything you need to know to design a space that will get the creative juices flowing!     Tip 1: Window &… Click here to read on




Your Questions, Answered!

  This month on the blog, we chat with our product & interior stylist to get answers to some of your most-asked questions!   Q. How many windows can I have?  You can add as many doors and windows to your Melwood Cabana as you like! You can also choose where they will go. Our friendly… Click here to read on




How to create a Hamptons-Style outdoor room

Bring your outdoor area to life this summer with a Hamptons-style space that is designed to impress! With the right use of textures and colours, paired with carefully-selected furniture and finishes, you’ll have an outdoor room that will feel like a coastal retreat all year long!   1. Start with a spacious, airy room that… Click here to read on