Granny flats are a type of accommodation that is built into or near a main dwelling and are usually occupied by an older member of the family that lives in the house. Many families find that granny flats suit their elderly members well, as they afford both a certain amount of independence and the safety of proximity.
Granny flats widen a property’s appeal, as this accommodation may also be suitable for others, such as grown-up children living at home. What is more important is that this annexe is adaptable for future requirements. A large house without a granny flat is hard to sell.
In building or adapting accommodation for the elderly, the key is to plan ahead. Rooms that can fit a wheelchair, with wide doors and turning space, may be necessary.
Our customers have used their granny flats for many different reasons:
- Aged parents
- Teenagers or young adults living at home
- Home office/Workshop
- Music or Art Studio
- Chill out room
- Summer house
- Garden house
- Guest accommodation
- Rental income (Did you know that granny flats give one of the highest rentals per square meter?)
- Starter home for young couple (Live in the granny flat, rent out the main house for a few years)
- Housing for a live-in nurse or nanny