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IKEA – kitchens, bathrooms, more

The founder of Backyard Pods just loves IKEA. In fact, it was ordering flat-pack furniture from IKEA that partly inspired her to start Backyard Pods with flat-pack building kits for backyard studios, granny flats, home-offices, cabins, bungalows, pool cabanas, etc.

It’s because many customers of Backyard Pods want to do their own project management, or even a bit of DIY themselves, to save big dollars on their backyard studio, granny flat, home office, or guest cabin project.

IKEA can really help as a one-stop-shop for just about everything you need to complete your project once your Backyard Pod kit has been installed to the lockup stage (meaning with doors and windows but no connections or interior fit-out).

Because there are IKEA stores in just about every city in Australia and they have a great online store, it’s easy to find out about easy-to-install flat-pack and modular kitchens and bathrooms, as well as floor coverings, appliances, light fittings, door hardware, smoke alarms, and much more – including your furnishings.

If you need help to install items once you’ve got your Backyard Pod kit to lock-up, you can look on HiPages or Airtasker. You can get local tradespeople to lay your carpet, install your kitchen, and all the jobs needed once you’ve bought your bits and pieces from any IKEA store – noting you can buy online and IKEA will deliver to almost every location in Australia.

Backyard Pods has no connection with IKEA (this is important to note), so mentioning our name over the counter won’t get you a discount. However, we can think of no better place to send our customers when they need world-class design and engineering – IKEA products are made to last and last.

Deluxe modular kitchens for Backyard Pods

Granny flat with Bunnings fit-out is cheaper than IKEA

This granny flat with Bunnings fit-out is cheaper than IKEA as featured in the original 4m x 8m granny flat design by Backyard Pods.

We really like IKEA kitchens, and all of our own Backyard Pod designs have featured IKEA kitchens. For purists, we will always suggest looking at an IKEA kitchen because the quality and precision you can expect is probably the best in the world.

This being said, the people at Bunnings have come up with the range of Kaboodle kitchens that are almost as beautiful and versatile as the IKEA range but for a better price (or so people tell us).

If you’re not on a super-tight budget, the IKEA range is definitely worth looking at. Their flat-pack kitchens are considered the best-in-class. IKEA also has great bathroom items like bathroom vanities, tapware, etc.

Contemporary poolside guest cabin with ensuite 3m x 6m completed at Seven Hills, Sydney NSW

This 3m x 6m Backyard Pod completed at Seven Hills, Sydney, shows that you don’t need much space for a poolhouse with ensuite! It’s energy-efficient too, featuring our range of Polar Eco View double-glazed modular doors and windows for energy efficiency and a lovely, open outlook to the lawn and paved pool patio area.

Boho-style guest cabin and private retreat 4m x 6m at coastal Avalon VIC

Here’s an inspiring Backyard Pods Geelong story from a customer who built a divine boho-style guest cabin and private retreat using one of our flat-pack kits. Start with our low-cost, simple, strong structures (with higher-than-usual ceiling heights) and use your imagination to create your space your way.

Simple DIY backyard studio with ensuite for bedsitter cabin 3.6m x 7m at Sunshine Coast QLD

With previous building experience and the right tools, people can save on building a DIY backyard studio. Look at these stage-by-stage construction shots sent by our Sunshine Coast customer who is now the proud owner/builder of a modern 3.6m x 7m backyard studio – a bedsitter cabin with ensuite and kitchenette.

DIY backyard studio 2.5m x 4m for ‘lady lair’ at Ormond, Melbourne VIC

Backyard Pods Melbourne: while some people would call this backyard studio a “she-shed” or “sheila shack,” our client announced that hers would be a “lady lair” and her hubby would build it as a DIY project! Their original 3m x 6m idea was changed to 2.4m x 4m – one of the most popular sizes for home offices – with optional eaves as well.

Unique coastal holiday cabin 4m x 6m at Metung, eastern Gippsland, VIC

Our customer in coastal Metung, regional Victoria, got exactly what they wanted by starting with a Backyard Pod kit 4m x 6m. This example is styled to suit the personal taste of its proud owner who saved megabucks by doing most of the work himself.

Home extension pod for WFH dressmaker 4m x 7m in Burleigh Waters, Gold Coast QLD

This WFH dressmaker in Burleigh Waters, Gold Coast, got a home extension pod from Backyard Pods 4m x 7m built as a sewing workshop. Our customer (and their clients) can easily go to and from the main house in all weather.

Poolside studio pod with eaves 4m x 5m installed at Doncaster VIC

Fully installed for our customer at Doncaster, a suburb of Melbourne, this budget-minded pool house or poolside studio pod has eaves and is a more light and airy alternative to trying to build a room underneath a high-set home.

Granny flat display now open compact 3m x 8m tiny house installed at Campbelltown, Sydney NSW

Where to visit our granny flat display in Sydney, this compact 3m x 8m complete tiny house in Campbelltown, western Sydney, now open to book an appointment for your visit. It’s a must-see for anyone in Sydney thinking about tiny houses or building a granny flat in the backyard – exclusive Backyard Pods display.

Please note that Backyard Pods customers are free to shop wherever they choose for interior fit-out items and installation services. We are not paid by IKEA to send our customers to their stores. We only suggest that for someone buying a Backyard Pod, IKEA is where they could go to make the additional purchases needed to complete their project. Some customers may have a builder or installer that offers to provide the fit-out items as part of their overall service. The important thing is that customers have options and can make an informed choice. We try to help everyone by providing information but only you know your needs and circumstances, so please don’t take anyone’s advice (except for getting ‘professional advice’) unless you’ve decided it would be the most appropriate for your situation.

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