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Case Studies


Caz's Cottage - A multipurpose Home Gym & Sewing Room

This Multipurpose Garden Room is a Home Gym & Hobby Space

This multipurpose Garden Room is a Home Gym & Hobby Space. Meet “Caz’s Cottage” – a garden room that doubles as a home gym and a sewing space. Carolyn’s garden room gives her space to work out each day, as well as dedicated space to focus on her sewing projects.     Carolyn has chosen… 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




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




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 cabana to her property, she has transformed a rocky, unuseable area of her backyard into a cozy, chic and useful space!   In Danielle’s own words,   “It’s also a great… 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 structure serves two purposes: a studio for Jan, and a workshop for Andrew. By requesting an internal wall in their order, they were able to divide the structure 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.




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.”




Helen’s Hampton’s Style Backyard Escape

Helen’s Hampton’s Backyard Escape With clever styling, and classic door & window choices, you can have a slice of the Hamptons right in your own backyard! Helen has turned her Melwood Garden Room into the ultimate backyard escape.     After the Garden Room was delivered and setup (in one day!) by the Melwood team, Helen… Click here to read on




Penny’s Sophisticated Storage Room

Have you ever wondered where to store your surfboard / pool equipment / hiking gear / sewing machine / hula hoops / anything else taking up valuable space…? I have the answer for you! In your backyard! Your goods will be safe, secure and protected from the elements, AND within reach when you need them!… Click here to read on




Scott & Berni’s Summer-Ready Pool Cabana

​Imagine a 50’s themed pool party, right in your backyard! Scott and Berni’s Pool Cabana has taken their outdoor area to a whole new level of fun! We love all the little details they have added to their Melwood Cabana to create this funky retro look. With plans to add a bar, fridges, seating, a… Click here to read on




Alison’s Backyard Retreat

Meet Alison’s stunning Backyard Retreat! Perfect for the whole family, this has something for everyone to enjoy! Ample seating and the large deck area makes for perfect summer evenings spent with family and friends, whilst the cabana area is the ideal quiet space to relax. By adding an internal wall on the left of her Cabana,… Click here to read on




Jenny’s Pottery Studio

Turning a Passion into a Profession and a Hobby Dream into Reality with a Melwood Pottery Cabana Jenny worked full time for over 40 years in an industry which she enjoyed, however, this was not her passion. Whilst working full-time, she would spend her free time on her true passion: pottery. Her existing backyard pottery… Click here to read on




David’s Art Studio

Step into the shoes of an artist and enter David’s world of colour. Situated neatly in the backyard, David uses his new Melwood ‘Art Studio’ Cabana as the perfect space for him to pursue his passion and profession! Whether you pursue art or another passion, as a hobby or profession, a specialised art space is the… Click here to read on




Claudia’s Outdoor Room

Claudia has created the perfect space for enjoying time with family and friends, completing homework, or just relaxing! We love the way Claudia has finished her outdoor room as well, and the custom decking and outdoor furniture she has added perfectly complement the space! In Claudia’s own words: “It was a great experience getting our garden house… Click here to read on




Mark’s Backyard Hobby Room

Let me ask you a question, just quickly… Do you have a hobby? What’s your passion? Is there something taking up a legitimately large portion of your time and thoughts?   Next – where do you pursue this? Have you ever wished for your own little space? Where you can escape from the world, and focus on… Click here to read on




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Backyard Hobby Room

A Cubby House Made for Hobbyists Why should Cubby Houses be just for kids. Anyone with a creative spirit, a knack for DIYs and crafting, or simply a hobby that requires a bit of extra space can tell you they too have felt the desire for their own “grown-up play house” before. Thankfully, there’s a way you… Click here to read on