As we head into 2022, it’s a great opportunity to reflect on the past year—and be inspired by what we can achieve in the year ahead!
There’s no doubt the past 18 months were challenging at times as the global pandemic continued to disrupt the way we work and live. From home offices to luxury backyard retreats, our quality timber cabins and granny flats offered couples, families and retirees a smart, stylish and flexible way to adapt and expand their homes. With installations across Australia and New Zealand, we’ve had a busy year supplying a wonderfully diverse collection of customised private spaces.
So, if you need more room at home but would prefer to avoid the hassle of relocating or extending, check out our virtual photobook and article below for an overview of our best Scandinavian backyard cabins, granny flats and small home projects of 2021.
Sicilia Panorama 30 Pilates studio – Sunshine Coast, QLD
Situated poolside and surrounded by palms, the stylish Sicilia Panorama 30 backyard cabin looks right at home as a pilates studio in sunny Queensland. The panoramic windows and French doors allow the occupants to enjoy the tropical view, while double glazing and solid timber walls mean the internal temperature remains comfortable with minimal need for artificial cooling. The front deck creates a welcoming entrance, and the optional side walls provide added peace and privacy during classes.
The natural timber finish of the exterior blends beautifully with the surroundings and our clients couldn’t be happier with their gorgeous and serene space. Our building partner who constructed the studio was equally impressed with the end result too.
‘It looks absolutely stunning among the garden greenery and with the spacious veranda overlooking the pool.’ – said Adrian, Classic Kit Homes
Read full story: Poolside Pilates Studio
Rhodes two-bedroom granny flat – Ourimbah, NSW
Ever since our building partners Custom Creations constructed the popular Rhodes at our display village in Ourimbah, NSW, it has been a hit with visitors looking for a traditional design with a modern twist.
The classic Australian verandah provides character and street appeal, making it well-suited to both rural and urban environments. Inside, the pitched ceilings, exposed beams and bright colour scheme provide a wonderful sense of space, while the timber walls and ceiling add warmth and help create a healthy and sustainable home. With two bedrooms, a modern bathroom and a large, comfortable open plan living area that opens to the front verandah, it’s ideal as a granny flat, teenagers’ retreat or guest accommodation. To see it for yourself, visit our Display Centre at 4 James Graham Lane, Ourimbah NSW, 2258.
Guest accommodation – Armidale, NSW
Our clients Christine and Guy often had guests stay, but when they moved to a smaller home in Armidale in the Northern Tablelands of New South Wales it began to feel a bit crowded. They were delighted to discover that our custom Corsica 30 cabin was the ideal solution. As Guy explains:
‘We like to be able to entertain friends who are passing through, either going to Brisbane or passing down to Sydney. And we wanted some space where they could be comfortable, self-contained.’
With open plan living, kitchen and dining area, plus an ensuite bedroom, this guest accommodation ticks every box.
Iceland two-bedroom granny – Ourimbah, NSW
Custom Creations built a second granny flat at our Ourimbah display village, the contemporary two-bedroom Iceland design. The raked ceilings and abundance of windows give the living space a bright and spacious look and feel, while the undercover verandah provides a comfortable place to enjoy the outdoors away from the elements.
The bedrooms are ideally positioned on either side of the modern bathroom, offering both convenience and privacy. Finished with on-trend colours and styled to perfection, this granny flat is definitely one to come and see. Visit our Display Centre at 4 James Graham Lane, Ourimbah NSW, 2258 to see it firsthand, talk to our consultants and gather ideas and design inspiration.
Skyros 19 spa cabin – Central Coast, NSW
When our clients were looking for a stylish backyard retreat to accompany their spa, the Skyros 19 cabin was the perfect match. The full-length timber windows open out to the large timber deck, creating an easy flow from the inside to out. The exterior colours give the cabin a modern look, while the energy efficient design maintains a comfortable temperature inside year round.
As Shayne, our building partner from Custom Creations explains, our clients are thrilled with the results and look forward to making the most of their luxury backyard space.
‘We built this modern backyard spa area and it is perfect to unwind and relax. Our clients are very happy!’
Read full story: Skyros 19: Backyard Spa Retreat
Skyros 19 – Ourimbah, NSW
Our beautiful Skyros 19 cabin is available to see and feel at our Display Village in Ourimbah. Find address, driving directions, working hours and contact details on the Display Village Ourimbah page.
Ibiza two-bedroom house – Otago, New Zealand
In the South Island of New Zealand, the natural beauty and warmth of timber really shine in this gorgeous compact two-bedroom home. Designed with healthy, modern living in mind, the Ibiza includes a bright open plan living space that runs the length of the house. The full size windows bring in the light and views, while also opening out to provide easy access to the versatile front verandah.
The two bedrooms are a good size and the generous-sized bathroom is located in between. As our building partner Daniel explains, our clients love their new home for its style, high quality and exceptional energy efficiency:
‘Millimetre perfect kit home, high-end uPVC windows and doors … clients love it!’
Sicilia Panorama 30 one-bedroom cabin – Ourimbah, NSW
Another fantastic addition to our Ourimbah display village, the Sicilia Panorama 30 is a stylish and flexible one-bedroom cabin that suits many purposes. A great option as a granny flat for your parents, or for teenagers and older children living at home, it has everything needed for a comfortable lifestyle.
Like all our cabins and granny flats, the design is built from sustainable timber and includes smart features that will keep your energy bills down and provide a healthy living space. You can experience the difference for yourself by visiting the Sicilia Panorama 30 at our display centre in Ourimbah.
Our cabins and granny flats are extremely versatile. In 2021, we saw many cabins built as a home office, guest accommodation, pool house, teenage retreat, hobby and sports studio, music room, extra room for kids to play, watch movies or just a backyard getaway to read and just be. Some use our cabins as a multi-purpose room. What people want to use them for, it is entirely open to ones imagination.
Get inspired for your 2022 build
If you require more space at home, but don’t wish to move or extend, our range of backyard cabins and granny flats offer a flexible and stylish option. Be sure to check out the video of our photobook above, or pick up a hard copy from any of our authorised builders and suppliers.