House design trends keep changing every year. This 2017, interior designer David Hicks says it’s going to be all about natural tone with a rustic vibe. However, that’s not the only trend this year when it comes to housing. Granny flats are also becoming more and more popular. Many homeowners now transform the extra space in their backyards into granny flats.
What are granny flats?
Granny flats are self-contained living area and are usually located on the grounds of a single family home. These are ideally designed for a maximum of two people and are sometimes used as a rental space. These are also called a mother-in-law unit or an in-law apartment because they are also used as an accommodation for aging parents or in-laws.
How to build a granny flat?
Building granny flats does not require a huge amount of space, but it may need you to have outstanding organizing and designing skills. A common granny flat must have one bedroom, a kitchen or kitchenette, a bathroom that could be outside or inside the flat, and a laundry that could also be outside or ensuite. If you want to build your own granny flat, here are some things you must consider.
With regards to the planning of your granny flat, don't hesitate to ask help from someone who knows how to do it best, an architect. An architect will be able to help you have that perfect layout and design for your granny flat. Also, do some research to widen your knowledge of what you are about to build.
Lastly, don't forget to follow the criteria of building and owning your own granny flat. The criteria may differ depending on the location of the flat, but you should adhere to their general rules.