What if you could transform a dull old space into stylish storage, an inspiring home office, or a vibrant hangout space for the kids? What if you could add visual appeal to the backyard and increase property value?
Better still, what if you could achieve all of the above?
When Michelle needed to upgrade her garden shed, she recognised that this was the perfect opportunity to do just that. Yes, she still needed storage, but what if she could combine this with an outdoor living space. One that could serve as a home office for her and a teenage retreat for the kids?
Upon coming across our Melwood range of backyard spaces, it was clear that she had found exactly what she was looking for. Setting out to explore this further, Michelle’s journey began.
And it’s been a game-changer.
Michelle came to her first Design Consultation prepared, measured up, and with a vision in mind. Knowing what she wanted, and where, made it even easier to hit the ground running.
The opportunity to get up close and tactile with the many design and personalisation options made the design process very easy. “Being able to walk through and touch the display rooms was very helpful,” she tells us.
“The process for designing the structure was very easy.”
All Greenspan projects can be fully personalised, and Michelle was grateful for this ability to make her Melwood unique. From floor size and wall height to colors and cladding, the options are numerous. Windows, doors, decks, and verandahs can be added, repositioned, or removed.
As she explored the many design options, Michelle embraced the freedom to create the exact look and feel she wanted. “The team were very patient with our number of changes we wished to make as we progressed our planning process,” she tells us.
Michelle selected a Melwood Mod 15 as her nominal design, upgrading two sides to pre-primed weatherboard cladding, and adding an additional door and windows to fully maximise natural light. What we love most is the way she added a barn door to her design. This adds a stylish aesthetic to the structure while cleverly concealing a dedicated separate storage area.
The remainder of Michelle’s Melwood footprint is a beautiful, light–filled outdoor living space…and the very definition of versatility. By day, it is a distraction-free home office, a place where Michelle can physically and mentally separate work from home. At the weekends it’s the kids’ domain for hanging out with their friends and enjoying its poolside position. The ultimate teenage retreat, it’s also strategically located right by the pizza oven!
“The kids love having a hang out space when their friends are over.”
Beyond its aesthetic appeal and functional versatility, the addition of a garden room has allowed the spare room in the house to be reclaimed. It’s a win-win, with extra living areas both indoors and out.
The transformation from lackluster shed to inviting and multi-functional outdoor living and storage happened seamlessly. Michelle describes the process as “fast and easy,” demonstrating that an initial dream can be brought to reality simply and quickly.
“The process was fast and easy.”
It’s clear to see that multiple aspects of this family‘s life have been enhanced – Michelle‘s recognition of her new ‘shed’s’ potential has been a real game-changer.
Michelle’s Melwood is a Mod 15 measuring 5.4m x 2.6m with a deck measuring 5.4m x 1.3m.
Board & Batten cladding is a standard inclusion to two sides, with an upgrade to pre-primed weatherboard cladding to the remaining two.
Aluminium windows are in “White” and Colorbond® roofing is in Woodland Grey. Flashings are “Surfmist” Colorbond®.
Michelle further personalised her design with the addition of a single barn door and extra windows.
All measurements are approximate.
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