Cabana Photos of the Year: 2016

2016! What a year!

Here’s our pick of the backyards of 2016!

With inspiration like this, how will you improve your backyard this year?

Pool Parties on demand

A modern, party-ready pool Cabana

At 5.3m wide and 3.2m deep, this funky pool Cabana has plenty of space for entertaining friends!

Add a bar, fridges, shelves and a changing room and there’s still space for storage!  #winning

Chic outdoor entertaining

The Melwood Porch Design #12, pictured here with cedar windows and custom decking, is excellent for those who want to add to their living space without taking too much backyard space! At just 3.6m x 3.2m, plus the deck, there’s plenty of space inside for a desk, lounges, TV and occasional chair! When can we come over, Claudia?

A relaxing parents retreat!

A spacious Hamptons-Style backyard escape

Helen originally intended her Hamptons-Style Backyard Cabana to be a retreat for the kids, but since it’s in she’s changed her mind! πŸ˜‰ It makes sense to have a parents retreat, after all, don’t we all need 5 minutes peace once in a while?

Backyard Spa-Time? #yesplease


Just add champagne! Alison’s cabana is a fantastic addition to her backyard spa! At 5.3m wide x 3.2m deep, there’s plenty of space for lounges, a TV, a pile of books, a large storage cupboard, and oh, possibly a wine cooler ;). We don’t think Alison’s taking bookings yet, are you Alison?


More. Space. (ie. a fabulous multi-purpose room)

A multi-function home office / play room / teenage retreat.

Whether you need a kids play area, TV room, spare guest room, study room or teenage retreat, a multipurpose Melwood structure will serve all! Use it as a cubby house for the kids now, and later it can become a valuable study room for your suddenly-teenagers! πŸ˜‰ #forwardplanning

Coastal Living – now even more spacious

Add more space to your coastal holiday property!

Coastal living, coastal dining, coastal holidaying, coastal relaxing. All amazing. Why? Coastal. Yep. Add space to your treasured coastal real estate and invite more friends to come and party the summer away with you. Long summer nights under the stars, outdoor entertaining in the cabana, or lazy days swinging in a hammock. You are about to become alot more popular! We warned you.


Picasso would have LOVED this

A colourful art studio

Whether you’re a budding finger-painter, studious art student, professional artist or really cool art teacher (hi David!), a Melwood backyard art room will save your sanity. Space to escape from the everyday. Make your mess and be proud of it, then close the door and walk away. No need to pack up for other people.  No distractions. No one to see and comment on how many Maltesers you digest while working. The space is yours, and yours only. Now go create and stun us all, Picasso πŸ˜‰

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