What Are Granny Flats? (And Why You Need One)

By April 9, 2018NEWS AND TIPS

You’ve probably heard of them, but have you ever thought ‘what exactly is a granny flat?’ and ‘why would I need one?’

Think of a granny flat as a second home, inside the grounds of your current property. It is an open space in which you can fill with any furnishings you want.  They come in a huge variety of styles and designs – a granny flat collection can range from small single story spaces to huge multistory spaces. 

Check out these 5 reasons why you should get a superior granny flat or garden studio:

Granny Flat From Garden Studios

1.Not Just For Grannies

Do not be put off by the term ‘Granny flat.’  They are named after the traditional granny annexe,  but they are far from it. People now use granny flats as an extra home, home garden office, kids play area, chill out zone, garden studio, home gyms, pool house. Certainly, they can be used for dependents, and the possibilities are endless. After building one for a dependent, you might prefer living in it yourself!

2. Home Value

A granny flat can be a great asset to your property. For instance, Granny Flats Melbourne are of a high enough quality and can improve the value of your property. Think of it as a building that will act as a long-term investment. An investment that you can use and does not require a lot of maintenance. You could also rent out your granny flat, which will increase your income and potentially means you can pay off your mortgage faster! If you are not to keen on the idea of renting it out, you can turn it into a room for one of your older children so that they can have their own space.  

3. ‘Me Time’

Are you finding it hard to find a place in your home to have some ‘me time’? Is the only ‘me time’ you’re getting at the moment is when you are in the bathroom? A garden studio can provide you with the ultimate chill-out zone so that you can finally get that well deserved ‘me time’. Furnish your granny flat chill-out space with sofas, TV, kitchen, bathroom, and a bedroom so you have no reason to leave… ever!! It’s also a perfect spot for your kids to hang out with friends, sparing you late-night gossip..

4. Perfect Working Environment

If you are one of those lucky people to live from the comforts of your home or perhaps the coffee shop down the road. Do you fancy an office upgrade? A garden studio makes for a perfect working environment, its large glass doors and windows means you can work with a view and have plenty of natural light keeping you focused. They are all fully catered for your electrical needs, so you won’t have to worry about running an extension cable across your garden.  They are completely customisable so you can make sure it is the right working environment for yourself.

5.  They Bring Excitement To Your Garden.

Do you ever look at your garden and just think to yourself ‘What can I do to make it look more exciting?’ Even a pool does not make your tummy tingle. Then take a look at how the pei garden studio compliments the pool in the pictured featured below. Its unique wooden structure and large glass planned doors grab your attention. It hides the untidy overgrown wooden fence behind. No matter how large or small your garden is you will be able to add a granny flat, to give your garden that needed excitement.

Pei Granny Flat From Garden Studios