Residential Drafting Service in Penshurst: Small space big ideas Part 1
So you have built your granny flat but are unsure of ow to maximise the space without the need of large extensions?
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With housing prices out of reach for many the humble granny flat has quickly become the solution. Easily set up in backyard spaces the uses for the flats are endless from storage, home options for growing children or aging family, some even using them as investments on AirBnB.
Our team at Go Design Solutions have found an increasing number of clients asking for help with the design in order for them to get the most out of the flat. Essentially the flats are designed are a mini house with the primary house at the front. Here is how you can utilise the small space.
Create multipurpose areas
People have a tendency to purchase bulky furniture says Fiona. Not only does this make a space feel cramped but it also wastes a lot of space. “Try to buy furniture that is multifunctional, at least two in one. Things like beds with draws or ottomans with storage. The idea is to buy furniture that is both functional and beautiful.”
By purchasing multipurpose furniture you can transform a space into a multifunctional space. Be clever about what two functions you tie together, some will work better than others. Great ideas include a dual bathroom and laundry or bedroom and office.
Add Natural Light
By adding plenty of natural light you will lift and lighten the colours in the room. If you already have light colours in the space such as white walls, these will help reflect the natural light and create the illusion of increased space.
Skylights are a stylish and smart way to add natural light into a space says Fiona. “People think skylights are expensive but they are quite affordable to incorporate and will pay for themselves in enjoyment.”
Heat tends to be a concern for home owners however Fiona assures with the plethora of innovative technologies available today this is not an issue. Most come with automatic louvre or manual systems to cover up the window if need be. Other alternatives, for modern technology driven homes, include state-of-the-art glass which can be tinted with the press of a button.
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