Kids at Home? Create Space with a Study Room in the Backyard

Whilst we all #stayathome to help flatten the curve – we can’t help but think of all the amazing parents out there who suddenly find themselves doing a double-full-time job; parenting and schooling their children!

The challenges of all working/learning in such close quarters takes some adjusting to. Aussie families are turning to their backyards for the answer. 

Adding a  study room to the backyard provides multi-purpose space the whole family can enjoy. It can be a study room for kids from 9-3, a workout space after hours, and a family chill-out zone/movie theatre at night. 

Today we’re sharing a few examples of family-friendly garden rooms to inspire your own backyard addition:


A Study Room / Art Studio

With a desk for study, an easel for painting and a large lounge for relaxing, Claudia’s outdoor room is a multi-purpose space that her whole family can enjoy.

She says “It’s the spare room that our main house doesn’t have. We use it for quiet afternoon naps, as a painting studio and just to get “away”. It’s a fabulous addition to our house.” 

Click here to see more of Claudia’s studio

Kid's Backyard Room
The luxury of a dedicated study space, without interruptions, is one of the greatest advantages you can give your teen. This is the Melwood Porch Design No.12 (3.2m x 3.6m).


A Backyard Home Gym/Parents Retreat

With all the family working from home, now is the perfect time to set up a backyard home gym! Away from the family, enjoy peace and quiet to get your daily workout in without having your playlist shared with hubby’s colleagues or kids classrooms!

Ben’s gym is a welcome addition to his back yard, and has encouraged his family to spend more time outside. 

Ben says “It’s used as a gym mostly though it also serves as a sanctuary away from the house (and the kids!!).”

Design: Melwood Mod Design No.18

Size: 5.4m x 3.2m

Ben’s Melwood home study room is the Mod Cabana No.15
Ben’s Melwood Home Gym is the Mod Design No.18


Ben Home backyard room No.18
The ideal space to workout. A nice view of the backyard and no distractions!


A teen retreat/media room

Aussie families are adding these garden rooms to their properties to give their teens independence & space, whilst keeping them nearby!

This garden room in Sydneys Northern beaches has been transformed into the ultimate media room. With a drop down screen and plenty of comfy seating, there’s space for the whole family to relax.

Design: Melwood Mod Design No.12. 

Size: 3.2m x 3.6m.


Melwood Mod Cabana No.12. Teen Retreat
The Melwood Mod Design №12.  It measures 3.2 x 3.6m, which gives you plenty of space, without taking over your backyard.


Melwood Cabana Media Room
With a retractable screen, in-wall speakers and comfy seating, these clients turned their garden room into the ultimate media room!  


How to get your own Multipurpose Garden Room

A custom-made Melwood Garden Room is the perfect starting point to getting the space you need for your family.

It’s a wise investment, not only for the boost in property value, but for the peace of mind when the kids are out of the house & out of your hair! 😉

Adding a Melwood garden room to your property is quicker & easier than most people realise. Made to order in just a few weeks, and then delivered and assembled in just one day. We’re ready to show you just how easy it is. Click here to download our brochure and get your project started. We’ll be in contact within a few days to answer any questions and tell you the next steps.


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