Amanda’s coastal office, a peaceful place for clients and guests

  This all-white garden room is a striking backyard feature. It’s also Amanda’s work from home studio. “It’s been very beneficial for us.” “It’s lovely to have a separate space for the clients I have.” Since 2020, the number of Australians working from home has almost doubled in 2022, making a home office essential rather […]

Sonia’s teen retreat – a fun family project

Check out Sonia’s multi-purpose garden room that serves as a DJ station for birthday parties, a special off-the-grid weekender for the family, as well as a teenage retreat. “It’s not just the monetary value. It’s the lifestyle value the cabana has added to our lives.”  “For us, it’s an extra room – especially for my […]

Keith and Rowena’s Lakeside Cabana Project

“It’s been the most pain-free building experience we’ve ever had, and we’ve done a lot of building and renovations in our lifetimes.” Part fishing shack. Part art studio. This lakeside garden room is nothing short of idyllic. “We didn’t know we had fish in our dam. Keith caught some fish, which was a surprise to […]

Step Inside Joanne’s Stylish Backyard Writing Studio

“I’m absolutely thrilled with it.” “That walk across the garden is amazing, a psychological distance you cross as if you’re going to work.” To create her ideal work from home office, Joanne chose the Melwood Mod 19. “It came at a perfect time, and I’m in here every day.” Joanne says the outdoor room has […]

Tony’s Home Office, an Essential Backyard Sanctuary

With almost twice as many Australians working from home in 2022 compared to 2020, the home office is now an essential space in all households nationwide. The challenge, however, for many individuals, couples and families is space – or lack thereof. Setting up a dedicated working area that’s quiet and free from distractions can be […]

Laura’s Heritage Style Garden Room

“It’s my excuse to escape from the kids.” “You will find me in the shed every weekend.” Laura knew what she wanted in a garden room, and Melwood ticked all the boxes. “We didn’t have a garage. We wanted something pretty and functional with an easy installation.” Laura recalls bringing her vision to life during […]

Ian’s Hamptons Style Teen Retreat

“They love it.” “You can’t get them out of it.” “It keeps them away from the house.” When Ian’s home suddenly became a full house again, he found a solution. “My daughter and her three teenage kids were returning home after a divorce.” To give his family more space, Ian added a teen retreat to […]

This Pool Cabana is a Family’s Happy Space

  In and around this pool cabana, a family of four creates special memories. “Our garden wouldn’t be the same without it.” “We’ve had plenty of pool parties, so it gets good use during get-togethers.” Berni says it’s proving to be a valuable and versatile space for her family’s changing needs. “Initially, it was a […]

Lesley’s Peaceful Art Studio

“It’s fabulous. I love it.” “It’s a place to be creative.” Most of all, it’s a sanctuary, away from all distractions. “It’s away from the house. No one can phone me. I’m away from the internet.” Lesley chose a Porch 20 with a cedar upgrade. She added double doors, sidelights, and colonial-style doors. “I’m an […]

Anastasia’s Stylish Poolside Garden Room

“We love it. We’re so happy with it.” “Everyone in our family uses it in their special way.” Anastasia was considering an extension on her home before finding an economical solution. “Instead of putting on a second level, I decided it would be a cost-effective way of getting extra space.” She and her husband chose […]

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