So, you’ve decided that you’re going to purchase yourself a granny flat. Good move! Granny flats are an ideal way to add an extra room (or rooms) to your home without having to go to the trouble and expense of building an extension. Granny flats are designed to be fairly compact, though, so that they will be able to fit comfortably in your backyard. This means that you will need to make wise decisions about how you use your space.
Maximising your space in your granny flat can be made easier if you follow our simple tips for doing so.
Always check furnishing dimensions
You know the dimensions of your granny flat, right? Well, now you’ve got to play some Tetris with the space that you have. When you are out shopping for furnishings, measure up each piece individually to see if it will fit correctly in your space. You can find apps that will help you to fit the pieces of your jigsaw puzzle together to see if it’s actually going to work.
For beds: choose models with under bed storage space
If part of your granny flat is going to be somewhere that someone is going to sleep in, then you’ll need to think carefully about maximising bed space. You can do this by choosing a double instead of a queen, and either use a base with built-in storage, or a high frame, where you can store things underneath.
A sofa bed
If you are adding a granny flat to be able to have more visitors stay over, and your granny flat has a living area, then choosing to go with a sofa bed for the area can work well. You will now be able to have four people stay over at a pinch, without needing an extra bedroom. You can pick up space maximising sofa beds from leading furniture stores in the area.
A fold-out table
If you’d like a table and chairs in your granny flat, but it looks too cluttered to be there all the time, A good option that can be used when necessary is a folding table. A folding table can be set up if you guest wants to work from a desk or simply to eat a sit-down meal without sitting on the couch or sofa.
When you plan right, you can make the most of your granny flat space. It pays to remember that light coloured furniture and touches can help to make the space look bigger than it is. For more suggestions, feel free to get in touch with us at Great Value Granny Flats.