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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




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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




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 structure is the Verandah Design No.18 (5.4m x 3.2m), and features Woodland Grey Colorbond Roofing,… Click here to read on




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




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