Building A Granny Flat: Where to Start?
Granny flats are a bit tricky because to build one, you’re not adding more land to your home but rather, you’re having another housing area in the land that you already have. Having a granny flat is completely a preference thing meaning it’s not compulsory for you to have one but for many reasons than one, people do choose to build a granny flat at the back of their house. A granny flat brings many advantages but it can be difficult to know where to start if you’re starting from scratch. If you are thinking of building a granny flat for your home, here are a few things you may want to consider:
Do You Need To Seek Approval From The Council?
Not all granny flats need approval from the council so it is completely dependent on the situation and the home that you have. You don’t want to try starting the project only to find out that you need to get the council to approve of your granny flat design so before you start anything, make sure you talk to professionals to see if you do need one or not.
Connecting It To Your House Seamlessly
Although the granny flat might not be physically connected to your home, you’d want it built in a way that it is still in unison with the house. By that, we mean for example having the granny flat made of the same materials, this will keep the house and granny flat looking visually similar and consistent with each other.
Having A Living Room, Kitchen And A Bathroom
Think of a granny flat as a tiny home, it should have the essentials like a living room, a kitchen, and a bathroom. This is even more of a requirement if you’re thinking of building a granny flat to put on the housing market to rent.
Adding Value To Your Home
Having a granny flat tied down with your house helps increase the value of your home so that when you choose to sell it, it’ll be quite valuable. However, this might not always be the case and some people might find that it feels less spacious because there’s a granny flat at the back of it. Our suggestion to you if you find yourself in this boat is to talk to an expert about it to get their input and advice.
Working With A Professional To Get The Job Done
Whether it is to help you revitalise your home, get the value of your home up, or simply because you just want more room, Go Design Solutions is here to help you! Our team of the residential draftsman is based in Penhurst and can offer you residential drafting services that will let you call your house a home. To see how we can help you with all residential drafting services in Penshurst, you can check out our portfolio through our website here, or call us on (02) 8091 0588.