Do you ever look at something and wonder where on earth you’re going to store it? Does your house seem to be getting smaller and smaller each year? Here are 10 things you should be storing in your backyard, to save space in your house! 1. Bulky Pool Equipment & Toys Pool pumps, chlorine, flippers,… Click here to read on
We all know the festive season can get a little overwhelming! Between organising parties, running errands, selecting/wrapping gifts, setting up decorations and managing your most expensive period of the year, there’s alot to think about! We’ve wrapped up our 3 most useful apps to help you survive the silly season and earn the title of Hostess with the Mostess!… Click here to read on
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
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
It’s 5 O’Clock somewhere, time to head out to your backyard and whip up a cocktail or two? Backyard Bars are quickly taking off as the newest (and coolest) trend in outdoor living. Whether you make it a Personal Pub, your very own Sports Bar or a Flashy Cocktail Lounge, you’ve got the perfect space… Click here to read on
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
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
When spring does finally roll around, there’s nothing better than getting back into your alfresco area with a morning coffee or having guests over for a BBQ. Undeniably, Aussies take great pride in their outdoor areas. Whether it’s a small inner city balcony, a charming sunny courtyard or a sprawling covered wraparound deck with a… Click here to read on
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
Have you ever thought about how many hours you spend travelling to work? Whether it be a start-stop traffic session or a shorter smoother route, the time spent sitting in your car each day adds up significantly over a lifetime. And by significantly I mean years. Yes, entire years of your life spent driving! Want… Click here to read on
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
Did you know it’s possible to add space to your home for less than $20k? Home Extensions don’t have to be time-consuming, patience-testing, nerve-wracking experiences! You can add precious space to your home in just a few easy steps, and save money! A Melwood product is the answer. It’s fast – short lead times and delivered in… Click here to read on
STYLE YOUR GARDEN ROOM: WINTER STYLE INSPIRATION 26th July 2016 On a chilly winter morning like this it’s no surprise I find myself browsing through well-styled, warm and inviting images of living rooms and interior spaces from around the world. Imagine an immaculate, yet cozy-looking lounge room, with a sophisticated hearth and a warm fire.… Click here to read on
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
Small Business Owners – did you know that making the decision to work from home could save you tax this financial year? You can instantly claim the business portion of most depreciating assets that cost less than $20,000 each. In the recent Budget, the Australian Government extended the Small Business Tax Incentive until 30 June 2019.… Click here to read on
When the cold weather sets in there are a number of household tasks you should get into the habit of to prepare yourself and your home to withstand the next few months of wintry weather.
Here are five jobs to add to your to-do list for a healthier, tidier and cosier home this winter.
Portable Site Shed or Office for your business? It’s all possible with Melwood’s wide range of portable space solutions! Aside from backyard cabanas, sheds and garden rooms, Melwood Cabanas and Garden Rooms can also supply additional, portable space for your business! Hear how happy our friends at Cremorne Automotive are with their New Portable Site Office! Cremorne Automotive Services… Click here to read on
Everyone knows Aussies love the great outdoors. No doubt about it – the long summer nights and crisp winter evenings are perfect for lounging around, entertaining family & friends and catching up with the neighbours over a beer. Check out these four easy upgrades that will boost your home’s value and provide hours upon hours of outdoor enjoyment for… Click here to read on
Could you use more space in your home? Do you currently pay for storage space? If you answered yes to either of those questions, keep reading! Undeniably, we all need and crave more space. A quick search for ‘storage’ on Houzz brings up 1,237 articles. Now that’s saying something! Many of us… Click here to read on
Every parent deserves a teenage retreat A teenage retreat is a lifesaver for parents of school-age kids. Space for your teens = peace of mind for you. As your children grow into teens it is a well known fact that their needs, requirements and tastes will change. Schooling demands a larger portion of their… Click here to read on
Your Backyard Music Studio- convenient, private and intimate. Most musicians know that music takes two things: time & focus. When music is your passion, it can be frustrating to practise in a space that leaves you feeling less than inspired, or requires a commute that involves sitting in traffic when that time could be used for making… Click here to read on
How to create the perfect teenage retreat in your backyard Do you ever feel like your teenagers are taking over your house? Even just a little bit? Maybe just one room, or a little bit of every room? There is a solution! You can have your space – and your sanity – back in a… Click here to read on
Whether you are a homeowner looking to renovate your property or a home buyer considering a house with a cabana, here are some things you should know before getting a backyard cabana. Backyard cabanas are becoming widely popular in Australia and other parts of the world. They’re functional, they’re stylish, and everyone seems to be… Click here to read on
February – Australia’s Maintenance Month. Temperatures rise, the sun is out, the days are longer and the kids are back at school. The perfect time to get some essential maintenance done to the hardworking areas around the house and garden. By ticking off these 6 to-do’s, you’ll have your house and surrounds prepared and… Click here to read on
Could a Home office actually make you more productive? Is it possible to get more work done, and faster, in the convenience of your own home? Yes! Read on for our top 7 tried-and-true secrets to achieving maximum productivity in your Home Office: 1. Sssh! make sure your working space allows you a little valuable… Click here to read on
Could a Home office actually make you more productive?
Is it possible to get more work done, and faster, in the convenience of your own home? Yes!
Read on for our top 7 tried-and-true secrets to achieving maximum productivity in your Home Office:
Exemptions in planning legislation are provisions made in the law to reduce red tape and allow property owners to carry out certain types of development without unnecessary regulation, policing and oversight. In the ACT (Australian Capital Territory) there are two different exemption provisions; development exemptions and building exemptions. Development exemptions allow you to carry out… Click here to read on
Barbecuing: it’s an Australian national pastime. Good friends, beautiful weather, a few beers and a lot of food. All the ingredients for a great time. But there’s one big downside to every barbecue: cleaning the grill afterwards. Burnt-on food, charcoal residue, and grime of unknown origins can all require serious elbow grease to remove. But… Click here to read on
Some new lighting, sprucing up the greenery or adding a new garden room. Your backyard deserves to be gorgeous this spring! Spring is the perfect time to transform your backyard into a gorgeous haven perfect for spending more time outdoors in the warmer months ahead. Need some inspiration to make that happen? Take a look… Click here to read on
Getting Your Home Summer Ready With a Garden Shed Now that winter has come to a close, the sight of spring and summer fun is like the light at the end of a very long, cold tunnel. We bet you’ve already started talking about vacations you want to take, the beaches you want to road… Click here to read on
Small businesses are the winner for this years 2015 Federal Budget. Do you know the full extent of what you can claim and what you can deduct in full? Here is a run down of what small businesses are entitled too. You will be pleasantly surprised…
A home storage garden shed or backyard cabana can be a smart alternative for storing your home goods. With having many benefits, we explore why a cabana in the run can make save you money click here to read on…
Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you know that having a granny flat has become one of the biggest trends related to increasing the value of your home in the past decade. With the rise in Australia’s property market, the granny flat has become a very popular alternative to housing accommodation. So what do you… Click here to read on
What is Cedar Batten and Board cladding? This is a very attractive style exterior wall cladding that has been in constant use since 1800’s. Board and Batten is an attractive and more weatherproof cladding than horizontal palings, and because it is real wood, it can also be stained for a beautiful natural look
In case you needed more confirmation that working from home is a great idea, here’s 10 great reasons a backyard home office will be the best investment you ever make. Better work/life balance Work/life balance, the aspiration of the modern professional, is often achieved and tuned to satisfaction through a working at home arrangement,… Click here to read on
The clever grid-floor design by Melwood gives many advantages over a normal static cabin, saving time, money, hassle and danger of flooding! 1. “Our Melwood structures can be installed on temporary footing pads as a portable structure without needing a concrete slab.” Where you are able to install onto pre-cast and pressure tested concrete footing… Click here to read on
Watch how easily our DIY kits go together! All our structures are pre-built in panels to minimise time on site. Click play to view a short clip on one of our sheds being installed.
A MELWOOD Cabana is the perfect answer for your outdoor living and lifestyle. These prefab, relocatable backyard cabins are extremely popular in Sydney & NSW as garden storage sheds, home offices, pool changing rooms and teenage retreats. Cabins, Sheds and More! MELWOOD are the originators and pioneers of prefabricated timber structures and… Click here to read on
Did you know we offer custom made workbenches? These are built into your cabana or shed to provide a strong sturdy work surface that you can also use to mount heavy tools like bench vices or chain sharpeners. Contact us today for more information!
Melwood sheds last forever due to their hand crafted high quality. When your existing shed is full, don’t replace it, contact us today about extending your old shed to provide more space.