Blog

What's new from Stilla!
02 Nov

12 sheddy gift ideas for the 12 days of Christmas

Santa’s mailbag is filling up fast, and you’ve got less than eight weeks left to get him your Christmas wish list. In case you’re struggling to come up with some good ideas, we’re here to help … in the most shederific way, of course! Whether you’re looking...

24 Oct

Landscaping your backyard starts with a new shed

We were reading an article in Better Homes and Gardens about landscaping a backyard (do we need a reason?) and this tip caught our attention: “Any good garden design has a focal point or series of focal points, and it's an easy principle to put in...

06 Sep

A Stilla shed: the ultimate spring-cleaning weapon

Footy is winding down (it’s well and truly over for some of us), the sun’s a more regular fixture in the sky – and for a bit longer each day – the birds are chirping, and the bees are doing what bees do. That means it’s...

24 Jul

17 smart storage solutions for your shed

Getting a backyard shed is the first step to getting all of your stuff organised. But it is only the first step. You can’t just chuck everything in there, willy-nilly. Keeping in mind that we’ve all got different stuff and different ways we use our sheds...

19 Jul

Spring is coming: 3 good reasons to get shed ready

In case you hadn’t noticed, it’s the end of July already, which means that the start of spring is just over a month away. Spring, of course, is when plants start to grow and flowers appear, in fact back in the 14th century it was called...

11 Jul

The what and why of Keter storage solutions

We’ve built our reputation on making the best quality, best value, easiest to self-assemble, longest lasting, most attractive Western red cedar garden and storage sheds available in Australia (with the best customer service). It’s something we’re extremely passionate about and have dedicated ourselves to. So, why have...

04 Jul

How’s your Stilla shed going?

We love making sheds, we really love selling sheds, and we really, really love hearing from happy shed owners. When you’re happy, we’re even more happy, because it means that one of our sheds – or cubbies or studios – has found a home … and...

27 Jun

33 things a shed is the perfect place for

Have you got a shed that’s underutilised? Are you always on the lookout for new projects? Do you have a busy life but not enough space to do the things you like doing? Or are you thinking about getting a shed but aren’t sure what...

20 Jun

Cheap sheds are everywhere (except at Stilla)

Have you seen an ad for a cheap shed? If you haven’t, wait a few minutes! They seem to be everywhere. We understand that people are always on the lookout for a bargain – we’re no different – but it’s important not to spend your money...

27 Apr

Most sheds are practical, some are weird and wonderful

We like order, system and structure. That’s why we love sheds: they give us a place for everything so we can be neat, tidy and well-organised. If there’s a bit of clutter, they can hide it, and if you like doing something that makes a mess,...

18 Apr

The top 10 benefits of working from a home office

The number of Australians whose home is also their primary workplace is approaching one million. It’s becoming more popular because it’s getting easier, but at the same time the daily commute is becoming less and less appealing. If you had the option of working from home...

11 Apr

7 common-sense tips to get your shed ready for winter

While most of Australia never experiences a truly harsh winter, like Europe or North America, our wide brown land does have a few places where the temperature plummets toward zero through the middle of the year. Only a small percentage of the population lives high enough...

07 Mar

What makes a garden shed a garden shed?

There are sheds and there are sheds. We love them all, but we know that not every shed is ‘fit for purpose’. We have a range of sheds that can be used for whatever you want – in fact, most of our sheds are flexible enough...

28 Feb

7 reasons you need to get your kids a cubby house now!

We’ve been making cubby houses for a long time, but we never tire of hearing the positive feedback from families who’ve bought them. Even families who think adding a cubby to their backyard is going to be great are often amazed to find that it’s even...

21 Feb

Choosing a garden shed for Australian conditions

As much as Australia has a long history of sheds and a deeply ingrained ‘shed culture’, garden and backyard sheds have come a long way from the days of our grandparents. Just a couple of generations ago, every suburban house had a shed of some sort....

14 Feb

Every shed question answered

We do our best to cover a lot of ground in our Stilla blog. After all, we want you to be well informed so you can not only make a good decision about what shed, studio or cubby house suits your needs, but also how...

31 Jan

We’re not the only ones who love sheds

If you’ve read more than the odd previous blog post, you might have picked up on the fact that we really love sheds. We also love (in no particular order); when people choose a Stilla shed; when we hear from or about people who have a...

24 Jan

The 7-step guide to preparing your yard for a shed

A while ago we wrote a post in answer to the often-asked question: “what sort of base or floor do I need?”. You may want to read How to choose the right floor for your shed as a companion piece to this blog.   While knowing whether...

17 Jan

7 stunning interior design ideas for your shed or studio

Stilla sheds and studios look great, because Western red cedar is a beautiful wood. But that doesn’t mean that people don’t want to add a bit of a personal touch, especially on the inside, and particularly if they’re going to be spending a bit of time...

10 Jan

3 things you should think about before buying a shed

Last year, we listed 6 things you should know before buying a shed. That’s stilla must-read post (see what we did there?) before you buy a shed … and here’s the list without the detail: 1. Local council rules 2. Weather conditions 3. Foundations 4. Positioning 5. Design 6. Purpose Now we’re going...

03 Jan

Be a trendsetter with a Stilla studio

You might not be the first person in your peer group to start their own business, although if you are taking that step without knowing anyone else who’s done it, good for you! There’s also a good chance that some of your friends and colleagues are...

27 Dec

Start the new year with a new room at your place

Imagine if you could add an extra room to your home simply and affordably (without putting up a new wall to divide an existing space in two). It’s the dream of growing families, people running a business or working from home, and those with a hobby...

20 Dec

Make someone jealous this summer

Summer in Australia means backyard barbies. It’s a time to be social and catch up with relatives, friends, and neighbours, at their place or yours. That means it’s a time to have your place looking its best, especially the outside part, and modestly accepting all the compliments. You...

13 Dec

4 fantastic sheds that will blow your mind

We’re practical folk here at Stilla. That’s why we’ve spent years refining our shed kits to make them easier to manufacture, transport, and assemble, as well as more affordable, more durable, and more attractive. At the same time, our goal is to be able to offer...

06 Dec

21 reasons you need a shed

Some people have a shed. Others want a shed. Maybe – although we find it hard to believe – some might never have thought about getting a shed. But we’re convinced that everyone needs a shed … so let us try to convince you!   Reasons 1-10 ‘True Blue’...

shed as a Christmas gift
30 Nov

What to get the shed lover in your life for Christmas

We don’t mean to alarm you but … Christmas is coming – fast! That’s right. You've got less than a month to choose, find, and get Christmas gifts for your loved ones and close friends. We suggest treating yourself to a new Stilla shed and giving your...

22 Nov

A cubby has changed our lifestyle

As a busy parent with a young family, Alex is always looking for ways to keep his children occupied, active, and happy. He’s also a big believer in giving them lots of different stimuli, from music to puzzles, to help with their physical and mental development. Alex...

Stilla Cedar Studio as home office
08 Nov

Work from Home: Everybody’s Doing It

Do you work from home or would you like to? You’re not alone. The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) survey Characteristics of Employment, Australia, August 2015, found that: “Almost a third (3.5 million) of all employed persons regularly worked from home in their main job or...

shed as a Christmas gift
18 Oct

What to get the shed lover in your life for Christmas

We don’t mean to alarm you but … Christmas is coming – fast! That’s right. You’ve got less than two months to choose, find, and get Christmas gifts for your loved ones and close friends. We suggest treating yourself to a new Stilla shed and giving your...

shed and landscaping
11 Oct

Spruce up your backyard with a shed and some landscaping

The warmer weather is here all over the country and there’s a good chance you’ll want to spend your weekends and leisure time outside over the coming months. Maybe it’s the perfect time to add a shed and/or cubby house to your backyard? As we’ve said in...

spring cleaning and getting a shed
04 Oct

Why spring cleaning and getting a shed go hand-in-hand

We know winter’s over because the footy’s finished … and congratulations to Richmond and Melbourne Storm and every club across Australia that won a premiership. That means that not only is spring here, but some of us have some weekends ahead freed up after six months...

cubby houses
27 Sep

What are the Best Things About Having a Cubby House?

In our last blog post, we outlined what we believe are some of the great reasons to get a cubby house for your kids sooner rather than later. Things like encouraging children to become more independent, building their confidence, fuelling their imaginations, and giving them an...

Stilla Cubby Houses
20 Sep

When’s the best time to get a cubby house?

Now! Perhaps we should go into a bit more detail? We do get asked: “what’s the best age to get the kids a cubby?”, and our answer is: “it’s never too early”. Once a child starts playing in a cubby – even if they still need constant supervision...

HAVE A QUESTION OR ENQUIRY?