Home building designers Penshurst with design tips to help you get the most out of you granny flat investment
Granny flats are certainly rising in popularity in Australia. As property prices skyrocket, building a granny flat can offer a great investment opportunity.
Here our experts in residential drafting services in Sydney have some things to think about when designing an investment granny flat:
1. Work with your block: Don't waste time hunting around for a design you like first, take the time to properly evaluate your block. Take into consideration important factors like shape, slope, setbacks, sewer lines and access feasibility. It’s far better to work with what you have and design with the area and constraints in mind to achieve a much more positive outcome.
2. Go for maximum rooms. A lot of the cost of the Granny Flat is absorbed quickly into things like electrical, plumbing, council fees, services connections etc.and this is generally why cost per Sqm tends to be typically higher than a larger house. To make the most of your investment down the track, it's better to build more rooms now than having to expand later.
3. Energy efficiency. Both the materials and the design will affect the overall energy efficiency of the home. Everything from external cladding to window frame should be considered when designing as you want to not only keep the tenants' electricity bills down but keeping the house cool in summer and warm in winter is going to keep them happy and staying put for longer.
To find out more ways in which our drafting services in Penshurst can help you to design your granny flat, contact us today.