Have you recently purchased a new block and you’re thinking about building a new home? If so, Liona Constructions recommends thinking about building a granny flat.
But first, let’s see what a granny flat exactly is:
Namely, a granny flat is a part of a house (either joined or separate) which is completely self-contained featuring a kitchen, bedroom, bathroom, laundry, and often a living space which can comfortably accommodate two people. Plus, as an outdoor living space, there’s usually a patio or a deck added to it.
Also, when building a granny flat from scratch you can add bedrooms and choose your preferred style to either complement or contrast the main house. And, depending on the number of bedrooms and chosen home design, building a granny flat can easily fit into your budget.
Uses of a Granny Flat
In general, as its name suggests, a granny flat is typically used for elderly parent,s however, there are also several other uses including the following:
First and foremost, a granny flat is a great space for young adults who still live at home. This means that they are still close to their family, but can begin being independent by cooking, cleaning, and paying bills.
A granny flat can easily become an income-generator since it is a self-contained property. All you have to do is rent it out to either long-term tenants or visitors holidaying or passing through your city. And, once you need it for an elderly family member the granny flat will be instantly ready since you wouldn’t have to build it at that particular moment.
Another great way to make use of a granny flat is by using it as a guest suite, especially if you often have guests over. The beauty of this, is being able to offer your guests their own private little space, and you being able to have your space as well.
Finally, using a granny flat as a home office is certainly convenient, especially now when most people are working from home due to the pandemic. That way, you will get the peace required for performing tasks but will still be able to spend valuable time with your family and have meals together.
The bottom line is that a granny flat is so much more than a space for seniors. Apart from the above mentioned, you can also use a granny flat as a hobby studio, teenage retreat, or whatever best suits your families needs.
So, contact Liona Constructions now and make use of that space you have!