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Studios for Small Backyards

So you’d really love a studio for your property, but your backyard is on the smaller size?  A common situation here in Sydney, where areas like Balmain and Leichhardt have beautiful properties, small blocks and tight access.  Good news. You can fit a studio or stylish storage area in a small backyard! (insert pic of… 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




teenage retreat study room

3 great reasons to consider a Teenage Retreat

As kids grow, the family home can feel more and more crowded. Designed to give teens the space they need, whilst keeping them nearby, a teenage retreat is a popular solution that makes the adolescence rollercoaster easier for everyone involved. Here are 3 top reasons why teenage retreats work so well; 1. Noise buffer As… Click here to read on




Transform your pool area with a cabana

there’s no better way to enhance your pool area than with a Cabana.

Both practical and stylish, this covered area is perfect for entertaining family & friends, and relaxing after a few laps.




How Danielle transformed her backyard from barren to beautiful

Photos of Danielle’s newly-transformed backyard have us in awe!   With a busy work-from-home schedule, Danielle desperately needed more space.  By adding a Melwood cabin to her property, she has transformed a rocky, unuseable area of her backyard. She was able to quickly add a cozy, chic and useable space to her life!   Scroll down… Click here to read on




HSC Study Tips to help your teen succeed

The countdown is on, and this year’s HSC exams are nearly here! We’ve gathered together some top-of-the-class tips from former students to get your child a step ahead! Parents of teens in their final year, as well as those of us who have done the HSC, will remember what a stressful, taxing time it is.… Click here to read on




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