A granny flat, as the name suggests, accommodates elderly members of your family on the same property. It is self-contained and can be a detached or an attached structure to the existing house. While enabling the residents to live independently, the younger members are available to help when needed. If rented out, it provides security by the presence of tenants on the property.
Though far smaller than the main house, a granny flat needs to provide the comforts and functionality of a full-size home, which can be a challenge. Our skilled and creative team at 5 Star Granny Flats is here to help with every aspect of planning and constructing a granny flat. However, here are some pointers that you should keep in view:
Guide To Design Beautiful Granny Flats
1. Ventilation and Natural Light
A house with plenty of sunlight and fresh air creates positive vibes and makes the occupants feel bright and energetic. This is possible only when the structure has properly planned large windows and proper ventilation for the light and air to pass through your house.
2. Maximise ceiling height
A high ceiling in a house instantly creates a feeling of openness and spaciousness. A granny flat builder should try to provide up to 15 feet of the ceiling without affecting the footage area to create the appearance of a bigger house. It is also possible to get creative with the roof design; an arched or vaulted roof adds to the feeling of space.
Designing a granny flat with a spacious look is challenging. The designs that provide an extensive view add spaciousness to a small place. Accordion doors that seamlessly fold into the side walls not only bring in more sunlight and fresh air but also add to a sense of space. Clean lines, natural colours, and lean furniture maximise this effect.
4. Adequate Storage Space
A granny flat needs to provide storage for the belongings of the elderly people. So, think of the things and the ways to store them with ease of access. The occupants must be able to store all their belongings without cluttering the space. A lot of imaginative ideas are available to provide sufficient storage in a small place.
5. Appropriate Style and Colour
The selection of an appropriate colour palette is a vital aspect of planning the granny flat interiors. Pale, softer colours make space look more expansive than it is and vice-versa. Clean, fresh-looing surroundings are a great mood changer.
Designing Your Granny Flat Creatively and Innovatively Will Also:
- Provide a place to entertain guests.
- Allow you to turn the structure into a work-place or a studio.
- Add value to your house as well as to your property.
- Provide a private place for children to play.
For more information on our granny flat design and build 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.