Guest house in ACT: ensuite bedroom

Carly and Ben’s Garden Cottage for Guests

Canberra Outdoor Structures recently built a garden cottage for Carly and Ben Drysdale’s family in Conder. Initially, the cabin was meant to be built as a sleepout for guests, but in the process young family found out they were expecting a second daughter and would have run out of rooms inside their house!

Guest house in ACT: facade
Guest house in ACT: facade

“Carly had a very clear idea of what she wanted the cabin to look like and she designed and styled it beautifully” – said Murray Fleming, the builder. “We had the custom project modified to the client’s taste. Also, the new building had not to obstruct the views of the Lanyon Valley visible from the main house. So, we had Crete cabin prolonged with the additional room for the bathroom.”

Guest house in ACT: ensuite bedroom
En-suite bedroom
Floor plan Guest house in ACT
Floor plan

The talented owner was inspired by older style homes with the historical feel. “I managed to find vintage doors online and they were freighted from Melbourne, these brought some extra charm.” – said Carly.

Guest house in ACT: room
Cozy but bright and airy room

“I wanted to create something cozy but bright and airy – said Carly. “When I painted the inside stark white, I was a little worried it was too much, but once it was decorated, it was the perfect canvas. Our guests love it, and so do we!”

Murray and his team were so accommodating and happy to personalise areas for us. These include a bigger deck which steps down using spotted gum, a structural frame and moulding for our doors and the bathroom addition.” – said Carly.

Guest house in ACT: bathroom
Classy colors: the bathroom
Guest house in ACT: vanity

We asked Carly why she chose YZY Kit Homes. “I love the exposed timber, the natural knots and joins and the ceiling beams.”- she said. “The hinged windows and gold fittings are gorgeous and suit the overall style I was trying to achieve.”

Guest house in ACT: panoramic doors
Panoramic doors

Love the cabin? Contact Murray Fleming, the builder at Canberra Outdoor Structures if you live in Canberra and around.

If you need a cabin elsewhere, please find your nearest builder for a quote, site visit or a consultation.

Pre-election Easter Sale 2019

Pre-election Easter Sale

Pre-election Easter sale is now ‘ON’ exclusively at our Custom Creations Display Village on the Central Coast NSW! Easter special offer is a 10% discount for all cabins and studios up to and including 20m² size and 5% off all granny flats and cottages 30m² and above. The offer is valid for new orders placed by the federal election day, 18 May 2019.

Custom Creations is an accredited builder of YZY Kit Homes for Sydney-Central Coast and the Hunter. Please visit their Display Village on the Central Coast or contact the team for details. Continue reading Pre-election Easter Sale

Tax deductions Small business $20,000

TAX time! Deduct backyard cabin costing less than $20,000

If you are a Small Business owner or would like to work from the comfort of your own home, there is an Australian Government incentive allowing you to reduce tax. This simplified tax write-off scheme enable small businesses to write off each asset costing less than $20,000 instantly. If your company has a turnover of less than $10 million and your asset was purchased and used or installed and ready to use for business in the Financial Year 18/19, speak to your registered Taxation Accountant about this Tax benefit you could use for a number things you’ve been planning to purchase. Continue reading TAX time! Deduct backyard cabin costing less than $20,000

Backyard Cabins and Granny Fats built in 2018

Backyard Cabins And Granny Flats Built In 2018

Looking back at 2018, it’s been yet another amazing year with many Scandinavian cabins, granny flats and even homes built across Australia. Use of YZY Kit Homes was very diverse. While larger 1 and 2 bedroom buildings were used as a main house, accommodation for guests or B&B, smaller studio-type cabins were mainly used as a teenage studio, a home office, parents retreat, a pool house and a craft room.

The need for more space starts the process. Clients consult with the builder exchanging ideas, builder looks at the site potential and restrictions. After a few discussions, working together teams find the most suitable solution. And the results are amazing, take a look at some of the cabins built in 2018.

Continue reading Backyard Cabins And Granny Flats Built In 2018

Backyard cabin as sewing room

Karen’s Sewing Room

A beautiful custom size Corsica Cabin was supplied and installed by Custom Creations for Karen and Micheal on the NSW Central Coast. The Corsica is used as Karen’s Sewing Room.

Backyard cabin as sewing room

Custom Creations worked closely with Karen and Micheal and supplied additional windows and lighting to enable her to work comfortably. The wonderful furnishings and paint scheme were all done by Karen.

“We are very happy with both the cabin and the professional way you carried out your job.  Thank you.” – that was a pleasant email received from the happy owners of the cabin.

This custom 16 m² (4m x 4m) cabin is just a bit smaller cabin in size than our standard Corsica model which is 20 m² (5m x 4m).

A sewing room from outside

Karen’s Sewing room features double glazing on all doors and windows and is made of 44 mm thickness solid Nordic spruce wall-boards. Naturally beautiful, comfortable, healthy and sustainable choice.

Inside a sewing room

Inside a sewing room

If you are looking for a cabin for your hobbies or need more room for something else, feel free to consult with the builder of this project, call Martin on 0456 640 543.

Inside sewing room