Blackburn Office StudioContemporary Granny Flat or Shed, Melbourne
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1. Location: Blackburn, VictoriaWhy we love it: Give Dad a quiet reading spot all his own with a smart, pre-fab studio in the garden, like this one designed by Backyard Room. If he really needs to get away, he can even sleep here too, thanks to a multi-purpose shelf ladder (a ‘shadder’) that gives him access to a sleeping platform above.
Together But SeparateRespecting boundaries and acknowledging your partner’s need for space is sometimes a winning recipe at home. If your other half is easier to be around with a dose of alone time, why not encourage it? Whether you call it a man cave or a she shed – or just a solo hanging chair in the garden – dedicated individual spaces grant both people permission to have some breathing room when they need it.Your sayHow have you set up your home for relationship success? Share your tips in the Comments below.MoreBrowse more home design photos
Sheds have come a long way since the rickety rusty tin structure we know too well. Backyard Room is a Melbourne company that designs pre-fab sheds for those wanting a backyard escape. Used for workspaces, art studios or just a private hangout area, we found out that Houzzers loved the idea of a bespoke outdoor retreat when we saw almost 8000 users had saved this image.
Step away from the digital devicesThat little glowing screen of your phone or tablet can be seductive, but take the time to switch off your devices and live in the moment, and your working hours will become more productive. The mind needs a rest to perform at its best.Try a digital detox
Pre-fab pod With an array of different modular prefabricated pods on the market – aka a square box! – it’s easy to get the right size at a decent price. Here, the pod by Melbourne-based Backyard Room uses sustainable materials with architectural pizzazz. It can work as a cosy studio, granny flat or an exclusive man cave.Pros and cons of pre-fabs