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

A 10sqm Home Office – Jim Grant’s SENSEI Thinkpod Design

Garden Studios presents the "Sensei". A "Think Pod". A Think Pod is a space for the creative mind. A home office for some, a gym or rumpus roof for others.…
Office Pod | Garden Studios Melbourne NEWS AND TIPS
May 27, 2022

A Life-Changing 10 sqm Home Office Pod

Alice Stolz never considered modifying her house. But last year’s lockdown was a big challenge for her family. She and her husband both had to work from home full-time, and…
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 taking your work calls with your kids running around in the background. 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

A Studio for the Homeopath

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 studio for his wife, who’s a homeopath but has…
August 2, 2021

Put the ‘Oh’ in Office with a Garden Office Pod

Put the ‘Oh’ in Office with a Garden Office Pod Working smarter means optimizing what you have. And nothing maximizes your space, your time, or your talents better than a…
Caulfield Garden Studio NEWS AND TIPS
May 22, 2021

A Beautiful Studio in Caulfield

"Most of the excuses I made...- not enough time- not enough money- not enough knowledge- not the right connections...were just ways to avoid the real bottleneck: Not enough courage.There was…
September 9, 2020

4 reasons why you should extend your home 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

Would our ancestors be shocked at the "horrors" of modern architecture? - Interesting read. Prefab Townhouse Brimming With Character - Houzz featuring our large showers. The Dos and Don'ts of Designing an…
Living Space Covid NEWS AND TIPS
August 5, 2020

How to solve your living space problems (and help Australia at the same time)

There are many lessons Australia can take out of the coronavirus pandemic. One of the most important should be our need to become more self-sufficient. We need to reduce our…
July 18, 2020

Do you and your ‘kidults’ need more space?

The number of ‘kidults’ (young adults) living with their parents in Australia is on the rise. According to the Australian Institute of Family Studies, 43% of 20-24 year-olds and 17%…
modular home extension NEWS AND TIPS
June 18, 2020

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 material deliveries before building everything from…
Relocatable Granny Flats NEWS AND TIPS
February 20, 2020

Melbourne Granny Flats Need to be Relocatable

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 This contemporary and modest garden room extension is only 4.6 x 6.8m. It accommodates a bathroom with a toilet and kitchenette in an open…
Flinders Granny Flat Design | Garden Studios Melbourne NEWS AND TIPS
February 4, 2019

Concrete Free Subfloor for your Granny Flat

This is how we construct a concrete free sub floor at Garden Studios. The biggest advantages of using this method are that you will not have to bring concrete into…
January 25, 2019

Prefabricated House in Warragul

Prefabricated house in Warragul. It took us 11 days with 2 carpenters to get to this stage.  
Garden Studio OPUS-C | Garden Studios Melbourne NEWS AND TIPS
January 21, 2019

Prefab Studio: The OPUS-C

Our latest prefabricated studio the Opus C enters the World. Build time approx 4 days. We are trying to shorten the construction time to 3 days. Priced at $ 14'900…
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, extended home, the next. Made possible by Garden Studios Project Team (Inna Schelov and Joseph Cade), this transformation brought…
granny-flats-melbourne-AU-trend-blog-image NEWS AND TIPS
October 18, 2018

On the Rise: Granny Flat Trends in Australia

At the rate we’re going, if you don’t own or live in a granny flat in Melbourne or anywhere else in Australia, chances are you know someone who does. And…
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

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

  If it has ever crossed your mind to buy or build a granny flat, you are definitely not alone. The skyrocketing cost of housing in Australia has pushed many…
choosing-your-designer-granny-flats-in-victoria-melbourne-image NEWS AND TIPS
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…
garden-studios-news-tips-millenial-housing-crisis-image NEWS AND TIPS
June 27, 2018

Millennial Housing Crisis? Granny Flats Are The Answer

A millennial living in a granny flat. Is it really still a granny flat if I lived there, already fed up with the concept of sharing houses, before my twenty-second…
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

Pei Granny Flat Design by Garden Studios Building permits for granny flats, swimming pools, or pretty much any structure that you can think of should be the main consideration prior to…
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…