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Get more use out of your backyard with a Pool Cabana

Pool Cabanas: transform your pool & enjoy year-round use

A backyard pool provides endless enjoyment for family & friends in warmer months, but alot of pool owners complain that their pool area is “only used for half of the year”. This can make the investment of a pool less appealing; working year-round to maintain something that is only used for a few months of… Click here to read on




Space to focus, without distractions. Design: Melwood Workshop 3254

The secret to achieving work/life balance

Do you ever wish you had a space dedicated to your work? Somewhere to setup, and be able to focus without distractions. The ability to close the door at the end of the day, knowing that everything will be untouched until you return.  That’s the dream, right? But all too often, the dream is just… Click here to read on




Top 9 Photos of 2018 | Melwood Cabanas and Garden Rooms

Top 9 cabana photos of 2018 – as voted by you!

The results are in! Here’s our top 9 photos from 2018, as liked and chosen by you. Scroll down for the story behind each photo.   1. Espace garden room becomes a sleek & stylish Bat Hospital This sleek and sophisticated Espace Garden Room is more than just a statement in the backyard. It’s now… Click here to read on




Andrew’s Metalworking Workshop

Imagine if you had space to focus on your hobby, without distractions. Space to perfect your work. To fine-tune details. Spread all your tools & materials out, and not have to pack them away.   The luxury of closing the door at the end of the day, knowing you can return to your workshop and… Click here to read on




Backyard bar in 5 easy steps

Backyard bars are on the rise. Create your own with these 5 easy steps.

Backyard Bars are quickly taking off as the newest (and coolest) trend in outdoor living.
How to create a Backyard Bar in 5 easy steps.




from the archives: an art studio for the honoured Keith Looby

From the Archives: An Art Studio for renowned Australian Artist Keith Looby

Taking a look through the Archives at our Head Office recently, we came across a fascinating #melwoodartstudio from the early 90’s.  It was the art studio we created for Renowned Australian Artist Keith Looby! #honoured Keith, who won the Archibald Prize in 1984 for his portrait of Max Gillies, is famous for his multi-layered painting style,… Click here to read on




Garden Rooms for Heritage Listed Properties

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 Changed Lives

5 Multi-purpose Studios that Changed Lives

Multi-purpose studios change lives.    👉They transform dead space into valuable space, 👉They free up space inside your home, and 👉They make property value go up like a helium balloon. (Woohoo!)   You’re probably thinking Yes Please Especially if you live in Sydney. Amiright?   In the name of Inspiration, here are 5 multipurpose studios that changed… 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

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