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Granny Flat Modules to Choose for 2018

Studio design
This Module 1 series design has proven to be a very popular choice as a studio cabin option. This granny flat comes in two designs available with, or without the ensuite option. This is a simple and elegant design that offers you the chance to add an extra living area to your home without the need to renovate your home. When it comes to a house renovation, it’s often messy, inconvenient and you must deal with builders, fees and a long time waiting for approvals.

Creative people need and would love a studio space to work in, artists, photographers, writers, …

Landscaping Around Your New Granny Flat

In some councils, granny flats can’t be used as rental spaces. They can only be used by members of the family.

Similarly, provisions exist in some areas, that a granny flat can’t be built on a sub-divided lot, and you can’t put a boundary between it and the main house. So initially your landscaping options can seem quite limited. However, with a bit of creative thinking, you can use outdoor décor to enhance the aesthetics of your granny flat.

Turf is a good place to start, and when it comes to laying turf around granny flats, Sydney offers three main kinds: Kikuyu, …

How Much Value Does a Granny Flat Add?

Getting a granny flat can be an excellent decision to make for your household. Not only can it be a great way to make the most out of the space of your property (without doing a costly renovation or extension), it can also make good financial sense to get a granny flat – but it all depends on a number of factors. So today we walk you through the ins and outs of how much value a granny flat is going to add to your property – and ultimately end up in your back pocket.
Will you be renting out your …

Install a Granny Flat This Summer to Solve Your Space Shortage

There is no worse feeling than having every single cupboard, drawer, closet, and box in the house stuffed full to the brim with stuff! The right type of storage solutions prove elusive for many people across the country, and often you’ll find yourself calling up a storage space company just to cart off some boxes of your things. There are always items that you need to keep and can’t throw out but don’t have a home for in the house.

By this stage, if you have a shed, it’s probably already filled to the brim with this sort of stuff. And …

Tips for Setting Up Your Granny Flat As A Home Office

If you’re looking for a granny flat designer, Sydney is the home base for Great Value Granny Flats. And while many municipalities restrict the use of granny flats for commercial purposes, they have no problem with you using it as a home office.

The maximum size of a granny flat is roughly 60m2 though in Queensland it can go up to 80m2.  They can’t be higher than 8.5 metres, and are generally self-contained, even if they are single-room studio units. They can have inbuilt toilets, kitchenettes, and bathrooms.

When you’re turning this residential structure into a home office, the layout matters. How …

Why A Granny Flat is The Simple Solution

There comes a time for most people, when it feels like their homes are becoming a little bit small for their purposes like it’s time to move on. This will generally happen from your very first home all the way up until the kids start leaving home. If you own your own home, then this can pose a bit of a dilemma.

Generally, you will have picked the house that you live in carefully, for the area, facilities, and more. You’ll probably be quite settled where you are and won’t have a huge desire to move, save for the fact that …

Can I Legally Rent Out My Granny Flat?

When tossing up on the decision of whether or not to install a granny flat, you might be thinking about doing it for financial reasons – renting it out. You could well be thinking that it’d be good to rent out a little space in your yard as a nice little income earner. But before you go ahead and sign up for a granny flat you will need to take a look at your state and local council guidelines for granny flats.

The rules regarding whether you can legally rent out a granny flat in Australia differ from state to state …

Tips for Choosing The Right Placement For Your Granny Flat

So you’re on your way to getting your very own granny flat. First of all, congratulations. Granny flats can make a great addition to property, whether it’s for housing relatives, renting out, or simply as an additional room. Now that you’ve decided to get a granny flat comes the next questions. How big should we go? What design do we want? And – where to put it?
How far away from the house will you want it?
The distance that you’ll want your granny flat away from your actual house will depend entirely on its purpose. If you’d like it to be …

Do You Need Your Neighbour’s Approval to Build A Granny Flat?

Studio Cabin with Ensuite


Building granny flats is on the rise – there is no doubt about that! House prices are increasing, and people are looking for cheaper and more affordable housing solutions. granny flats are seen as a good investment with rental returns of $300 a week plus. While this is great for the investor, neighbours are slightly overlooked. One of the biggest complaints neighbours lodge over a granny flat is a loss of privacy.

Thanks to new rules introduced by the government in 2009 granny flats are easier to build …

Where Did The Term Granny Flat Originate?

Granny flat. Just who’s idea was it to call it that anyway? Why not mini-house? The Americans call it a secondary suite, which sounds far more classy when you think about it.

The name granny flat, when you think about it, isn’t all that enticing, after all, is it? But is it a uniquely Australian term, or did it have its origins somewhere else?

In these modern times, grandmas are now taking to be called unique, quirky and cute names – it strikes fear into the hearts of many 50-year-olds that they might someday soon be called “granny”. Granny, as a nickname …

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