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How To Choose the Best Layout For Your New Granny Flat

Many people dream about adding a granny flat to their property. However, it’s crucial to know what kind of layout you want so that the structure fits in perfectly into your yard and you get the kind of spaces you need. We at 5 Star Granny Flats offer high-quality design and build solutions for granny flats.

Granny Flat Layout Options

It benefits to finalise a correct layout for your granny flat. You need to consider a few aspects such as your requirements, and the shape of your granny flat and more. Let’s look at this in detail:

1. The Size of the Yard

This is a critical factor because it gives you an idea of the space available to build a granny flat and its size. If you want approval from the authorities without a hitch, consult with a good granny flat builder. They would be able to guide you in this aspect. The space available in the garden determines whether it is possible to add a patio or deck area to your granny flat.  

2. The Shape Of The Outdoor Spaces

You need to consider the shape of the back garden too. An L-shaped granny flat is more suited to a small corner plot rather than a rectangular one. A keen eye for these layout aspects improves the symmetry of the entire house.

3. Number of Bedrooms

Whether you want a one or two-bedroom granny flat depends on your lifestyle and needs. If you’re going to entertain guests, or your grandchildren for overnight stays, or even keep a caretaker, a second bedroom is necessary. Otherwise, a one-bedroom granny flat is adequate for a single person or a couple.

4. Shared Facilities

Getting permits for the granny flat is easier when you share some facilities with the main house. It can be even a laundry facility, and it shows that the granny flat is not a stand-alone structure, totally detached from the main house. It is useful to decide the shared facilities while the layout is getting finalized.

Open Floor Plans

Open-plan living areas make even very compact spaces feel spacious. This floor plan concept allows for plenty of natural light throughout the indoor areas. If you’d like a granny flat which offers open-plan living, we can design one for you.

You can have a central area with a significant amount of open space and the number of bedrooms you want. We are the custom granny flat builders that work with you to make sure the granny flat is up to your expectations.

Hire the Best Granny Flat Builders

Once you have considered these aspects, you should have a fair idea of what shape & size you’d like your granny flat to be. You can then discuss these requirements with our expert designers to choose a structure that suits your needs.

For more information on our granny flat builder services, you can get in touch with us at 5 Star Granny Flats today! Just give us a call on 1300 843 921 or fill in this contact us form. You can also use this form to get a quick online quote.


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