Skip to main content

call OUR team today to discuss your unique requirements

How To Design Attractive and Comfortable Granny Flat

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.

3. Spacious

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.

Sydney Granny Flat Design Options


We at 5 Star Granny Flats believe that a positive environment is crucial for a granny flat to enhance the mood and enthuse the occupants to live cheerfully. Granny flats designed attractively and with a good aesthetic create an environment that has a beneficial impact on the health of those living in it. We endeavor to create granny flat designs in Sydney that satisfy the requirements of people with different preferences, choices, and ideas.

If you want unique customized designs, we are the company to contact. We respond to your call promptly. At 5 Star Granny Flats, we offer design and construction services for customized granny flats. Our team is here to help with every aspect of granny flat design and makes sure that the structure is built correctly to suit your needs.

Design Options That 5 star Granny Flats Offers

We keep some design blueprints ready for our clients to browse through. These blueprints give you an idea of the floor plan to know the general layout. Here are some granny flat design ideas as a starting point for our clients.

  • 1-Room Granny Flat – These easy to maintain flats are a perfect fit for one or two adults. We can create compact or spacious designs based on customer preference and budget.
  • 2-Room Granny Flat – This design is space-saving yet comfortable and customizable to be compact or spacious. Two to four adults can live comfortably in two-room granny flats, and our many clients prefer this design.
  • 3-Room Granny Flat – It is easy to accommodate three to six adults in these three-room flats because they are large and spacious. People who opt for these flats have a lot of space available on their property and are not budget-constrained.
  • Custom Design – Some people prefer a custom-designed house to suit their specific needs. Our designers are ready to listen to your preferences and needs and fashion a design accordingly.

Consult Our Expert Designers

Our designers are skilled in making the required changes to our standard granny flat designs to match your needs. Their expert and honest advice help you to choose the best materials that fit your budget. When our designers meet you, they like to know your preferences to understand your choices. We list here a set of questions the designers ask our clients.

  • What are the size of the granny flat and the number of rooms you want?
  • Do you need a bathroom designed for disability? How many bathrooms do you want for your granny flat? 
  • Do you have a design preference?
  • Have you any preference for the use of a particular material for floor, kitchen, and bathroom tiles as well as for doors, windows, and the roof?
  • Do you need more than one parking space?

The answers to these questions set the tone to finalize your granny flat design. The designers discuss your budget and let you know which solutions will fit perfectly for your needs.

For more information on our granny flat builder services, you can get in touch with 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.