May 22, 2024

Built a Granny Flat without Planning Permit

Great news! Thanks to the Victorian Government's new rules, adding a granny flat to your property has become simpler. Families can now incorporate cozy secondary homes into their properties in…
Mies Granny Flat Studio NEWS AND TIPS
February 28, 2024

Small Second Home in Victoria

Are you dreaming of a cozy retreat or an additional space for your loved ones? Building a small second home in Victoria just got easier, thanks to recent changes in…
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December 20, 2023

Prefabricated Garden Pods for Everyone

Ready to elevate your personal space? Here at Gardenstudios, we're genuinely excited to introduce Thinkpods – our ready-made prefabricated pods that go beyond being mere structures; they're personalized sanctuaries, carefully…
October 30, 2023

Creating Perfect Harmony with a Garden Pod

At Garden Studios, we had the privilege of collaborating with a truly special client. Who had already created the perfect garden space, yet felt that something was missing. After dedicating…
September 29, 2023

The Perfect Granny Flat Design

Today, we're excited to share the journey of a client whose dream of creating the perfect interior and exterior design for their Degre Granny Flat became a reality. From the…
August 28, 2023

Building a Shed on a Steep Slope

Today, we want to tell you about an exciting project we recently completed. We took on the challenge of building a shed on a steep slope. The clients desire, well,…
July 28, 2023

DIY Office Shed

Whether you’re seeking a cost-effective home office or have the desire of building it yourself,  GardenStudios  in Melbourne offers the best of both worlds. Additionally, leave the foundation and building…
Garden Studio & Home Extension Gallery | Garden Studios Melbourne NEWS AND TIPS
July 5, 2023

Enhance Your Home with a Bathroom Extension

Are you a homeowner with a growing family? Or perhaps you have a parent or dependent who requires care and an additional bathroom? In either case, a bathroom extension could…
Home Office Studio NEWS AND TIPS
May 12, 2023

We Dreamed a Home Office Studio to Life – Then called it Thinkpod!

The idea for this home office studio originated during the Covid pandemic, when limited supplies and restricted access to construction sites sparked creativity. Creating Functional Spaces: We collaborated with U-Build…
May 2, 2023

Why You Need an Outside Office

If you're a mother who recently transitioned her office to her home, you might initially feel like you've hit the jackpot. Working from home saves you time on commuting, and…
March 7, 2023

Gorgeous Granny Flat

Introducing our Gorgeous Granny Flat "Foster", the perfect customizable living space for seniors and teenagers. Our thoughtfully designed granny flats offer a comfortable experience with a spacious living room/bedroom, modern…
Homeopathic Home Office Studio NEWS AND TIPS
November 19, 2022

Choosing a Home Office Builder in Melbourne

Choosing a Home Office Builder in Melbourne When choosing a home office builder in Melbourne it’s essential to work with a team that will ensure your office addition is not…
July 13, 2022

The Top Benefits of Investing in a Garden Office Pod

When your home is feeling a little bit too cramped, and you need some extra space to concentrate and get your work done, there’s a perfect solution that won’t require…
Sensei Home Office NEWS AND TIPS
June 1, 2022

Jim Grant’s Small Home Office

Discover the remarkable transformation of Jim Grant's small garden space into a functional and inspiring home office, made possible by the innovative "Sensei"  a Think Pod by Garden Studios. Explore…
Office Pod | Garden Studios Melbourne NEWS AND TIPS
May 27, 2022

A Life-Changing 10 sqm Home Office Pod

Alice Stolz, a devoted homeowner, had never given much thought to modifying her beloved house. However, the unexpected events of last year's lockdown posed a significant challenge for her family.…
Prefabricated Home Extension | Garden Studios Melbourne NEWS AND TIPS
May 10, 2022

Can I Add a Prefabricated Extension to My Home? And Other Common Questions

You're tired of having your kids running around in the background while taking work calls. Or maybe you are finally ready to take back up your beloved hobby of painting.…
Homeopathic Home Office Studio NEWS AND TIPS
February 19, 2022

Homeopath Home Office

This is a very interesting studio designed for a husband-and-wife team. The husband originally contacted me with a request to build a homeopathic home office for his wife, who’s a homeopath…
August 2, 2021

Work Smarter – Build a Garden Office Pod

Work Smarter - Build a Garden Office Pod Working smarter means optimizing what you have. And nothing maximizes your space, your time, or your talents better than a garden office…
Caulfield Garden Studio NEWS AND TIPS
May 22, 2021

A Beautiful Backyard Studio in Caulfield

"We often find ourselves making excuses in life. We say we don't have...- time- money- knowledge- the right connections to pursue our dreams.But deep down, we know that the real…
September 9, 2020

4 reasons why you should extend your house instead of moving

COVID-19 has seen us all spend a lot of time at home. If all that time has convinced you that your home is too small for your needs, here are…
Bawa Granny Flats Design | Garden Studios Melbourne NEWS AND TIPS
August 19, 2020

Articles Featuring Garden Studios

Embark on a journey of discovery as our articles feature the irresistible charm of garden studios. Would our ancestors be shocked at the "horrors" of modern architecture? - Interesting read. Prefab…
Living Space Covid NEWS AND TIPS
August 5, 2020

Solve your living space problems with 100% Australian prefabricated houses.

From the pandemic, Australia learns the importance of self-sufficiency, reducing reliance on overseas supplies, like from China, and promoting manufacturing within the country, including prefabricated houses in Australia. The alternative…
July 18, 2020

Are your young adults still living at home?

The number of ‘kidults’ (young adults) living at home with their parents in Australia is on the rise. According to the Australian Institute of Family Studies, 43% of 20-24 year-olds…
modular home extension NEWS AND TIPS
June 18, 2020

Why Modular Home Extensions are Better

Why Modular Home Extensions are Better The idea of building conventionally (where a builder turns up with his tools in his truck and then waits for his chippies, labourers and…
Relocatable Granny Flats NEWS AND TIPS
February 20, 2020

Relocatable Granny Flats in Melbourne

The archaic reason why Melbourne granny flats need to be relocatable Granny flats have been around since the 1950s. Back then, local governments in Melbourne freely supplied asbestos-sheeted structures for…
Prefabricated Home Extension | Garden Studios Melbourne NEWS AND TIPS
November 4, 2019

Prefabricated Home Extension

Prefabricated Home Extension A great example of how to have your cake and eat it. This home extension takes advantage of the high roof line in the main house and…
garden shed in heaven | Garden Studios Melbourne NEWS AND TIPS
September 5, 2019

Garden Shed in Heaven

A Garden Shed for when you are in heaven. This Studio was built on a solid steel subfloor using structurally insulated panels with an R rating of 2.9. French windows…
Pool Room | Garden Studios Melbourne NEWS AND TIPS
June 7, 2019

Add a Modern Pool Room

When a pool room can add over $ 100'000 to your home. #Poolrooms can be an excellent way to increase value to a property. The main consideration is how relevant…
Garden Room Extension | Garden Studios Melbourne NEWS AND TIPS
March 15, 2019

Garden Room Extension 4.6 x 6.8m

Garden Room Extension 4.6 x 6.8m In the world of home improvements, there's often an inherent desire to maximize space without compromising style or the harmony of the existing structure,…
Flinders Granny Flat Design | Garden Studios Melbourne NEWS AND TIPS
February 4, 2019

Concrete Free Sub floor for your Granny Flat

This is how we construct a concrete free sub floor at Garden Studios , because the foundation is one of the most critical aspects. Traditionally, a concrete sub floor has…
January 25, 2019

Prefabricated House in Warragul

Prefabricated house in Warragul, assembled with precision and care. It took us 11 days with the help of two skilled carpenters, to assemble this prefabricated house, and the secret to…
Garden Studio OPUS-C | Garden Studios Melbourne NEWS AND TIPS
January 21, 2019

Prefabricated Studio: The OPUS-C

Introducing the Opus C, our latest prefabricated studio that enters the world. At Garden Studios, we understand the importance of time. That's why we're excited to tell you that Opus…
why build granny flat | Garden Studios Melbourne NEWS AND TIPS
November 16, 2018

Why Build A Granny Flat? Get 4 Perfectly Good Reasons Why.

Everyone and their, well, granny, seems to be building a granny flat these days— or picking out granny flat designs, or looking for granny flat builders in Melbourne, the rest…
Garden Studios Houzz Blog | Garden Studios Melbourne NEWS AND TIPS
October 19, 2018

House Extension Solutions from Garden Studios Spotlighted on Houzz

A tired, three-bedroom house one day; a stylish and spacious, house extension, the next step. Made possible by Garden Studios Project Team (Inna Schelov and Joseph Cade), this transformation brought…
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October 18, 2018

On the Rise: Granny Flat Trends in Australia

The way things are going, if you're not a granny flat owner in Melbourne or elsewhere in Australia, you probably know someone who is. Even if you're not sure what…
granny-flats-interior-design-melbourne NEWS AND TIPS
September 20, 2018

Living La Vida Leisure in Superior Granny Flats

Granny flat living is a lifestyle choice. Agree? Because when you choose to build or live in a granny flat, you choose a hip, trendy, free-spirited, dare we say ‘fashionable’…
Garden Studios-Granny Flats Melbourne Buyers'Guide-Image NEWS AND TIPS
August 23, 2018

Buy a Granny Flat? Here’s Our Buyers’ Guide in Melbourne

  If you've considered buying or building a granny flat, you're not alone. The soaring housing costs in Australia have led many to find more affordable places to live. Granny…
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July 31, 2018

Choosing Your Designer Granny Flats in Victoria or Melbourne

So many designs, so little time. There are lots of us who can’t wait to move into granny flats in Victoria, or build their own granny flats in Melbourne, but…
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June 27, 2018

Millennial Housing Crisis? Granny Flats Are The Answer

A millennial navigating the complexities of the millennial housing crisis while living in a granny flat. Is it really still a granny flat if I lived there, already fed up…
Affordable Housing Exists NEWS AND TIPS
May 29, 2018

What Is The Solution To Affordable Housing? Garden Studios

A solution to affordable housing in this country does exist. In fact, it would be true to say that it has existed for decades. In the 1950’s, a fibro shed…
What Is A Granny Flat Melbourne NEWS AND TIPS
April 9, 2018

What Are Granny Flats? (And Why You Need One)

You've probably heard of them, but have you ever thought 'what exactly is a granny flat?' and 'why would I need one?' Think of a granny flat as a second…
5 Minimalistic Home Extension Designs for Granny Flats NEWS AND TIPS
April 9, 2018

5 Minimalistic Home Extension Designs for Granny Flats

With the population growing at an increasing rate, more and more people each day are turning to granny flats Melbourne for living space. They can be beautifully designed, however, when the…
House Extension Ideas NEWS AND TIPS
March 19, 2018

House Extension Ideas: Why A Modular Extension Is Best

Looking for house extension ideas and designs? A modular extension is the best option. Also known as flat-pack extensions, prefab extensions, or modular granny flats, they are becoming increasingly popular, not…
Pei Granny Flat built in Melbourne From Garden Studios NEWS AND TIPS
December 8, 2017

7 Tips On How to Choose the Most Reliable Granny Flat Builder

Choosing the right person or company as your granny flat builder is extremely important to get right first time. With so many things that can go wrong, from the planning…
Office Pod From Garden Studios NEWS AND TIPS
October 10, 2017

Granny Flats and Housing Affordability

The affordability of property in Melbourne has become an important issue of late, with many governments trying to lower the costs of this important asset. However, many people in Melbourne…
The kitchen interior of one of granny flats NEWS AND TIPS
September 27, 2017

The Return in Popularity of Granny Flats

The perception of what granny flats are has definitely changed over the years. From one room bungalows in the backyard to the stylish, five-star resort type granny flats of these modern times,…
Pei Granny Flat Design - Garden Studios NEWS AND TIPS
September 27, 2017

Building Permits for Granny Flats in Melbourne

Building permits for granny flat, swimming pools, or pretty much any structure that you can think of should be the main consideration prior to turning soil. Building permits differ from…
The Interior of one of our granny flats NEWS AND TIPS
August 22, 2017

Top Factors To Consider in Building Granny Flats

So what are the top reasons to build a granny flat? Granny flats are springing up across the nation's suburbs as property owners convert their backyards for more living space.…
Foster Granny Flat From Garden Studios NEWS AND TIPS
February 22, 2015

The Granny Flat Boom!

Local governments have indicated that more and more people are building on their blocks of land, as subdivisions or granny flats. These granny flats are not only a substantial source…