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Claire’s Must-See Backyard Transformation (with a stunning pool & modern black cabana)

There’s nothing we love more than a good before & after!   The lovely Claire of @theshabbychick, (aka queen of furniture transformations) recently applied her skills to her entire backyard. By adding a Melwood Pool Cabana, and a pool to her backyard, Claire has transformed a bare patch of grass (‘dead space’) into a stylish… Click here to read on




Teen Retreat doubles as a media room

This Stylish Teen Retreat doubles as a Media Room

Most parents can relate to the struggles of growing teens. They crave independance and their own space, but aren’t old enough to be ‘out on their own’ just yet.   The solution? A stylish teen retreat in the backyard! Aussie families are adding these garden rooms to their properties to give their teens independence & space,… Click here to read on




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




Get more use out of your backyard with a Pool Cabana

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

A backyard pool provides endless enjoyment for family & friends in warmer months. But a lot of pool owners complain that their pool area is “only used for half of the year”. However, there’s a solution to this common problem! Sydney property owners are boosting their backyards with the addition of a Pool Cabana. These… 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 set up, 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… 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