Why flexibility is the key to your Granny Flats?

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One of the important factors that you need to pay attention to when you are going for granny flat investments is flexibility. Granny flats are self-contained living spaces and they are often small, just good enough for one person. By the very fact that it is small in size, it could have a choking feeling especially if one is to live there for long. How to overcome this challenge? One of the ways to deal with this challenge is to bring flexibility in your design.

There are hundreds of proven designs available online for your granny flats. Try reviewing these designs and plans before you come up with your own plan and design. If you skip this step, you will end up with a very limited design, which will have rigid spaces for everything. Think in terms of how the same space could be used for multiple purposes rather than having very rigid, fixed purpose for every spot. Even if it is not going to be of the size of a full sized home, you can easily create that impact by brining flexibility in your design.

There are countless options available for materials, colours and finishes. Explore unusual colour schemes. Avoid the temptation to go with conventional colour themes. Look for contemporary materials and finishes to give your granny flat creative look and feel.

Another approach is to give the same look and feel as your full size home. This is good especially if you are planning to house your elderly parents. They will not feel left alone or out of place in the granny flat when you match the interior scheme with that of your full size home.

When you are trying to bring in flexibility to your design and plan, it is essential to work with experienced builders. They will understand your requirements better and give you what you are looking for. Do not blindly go for granny flat investments without really reviewing the company that offers them. It is lot easier to construct a full size home when compared to creating the same or better feel with a small sized home.

Make wise choices when you are selecting your granny flats. First ensure that you are clear with your own requirements. These requirements need not be rigid ones but you should at least have a basic understanding of your requirements which could be tweaked upon as you go. A lot of things change when you start your discussions with the builders. Some people start with readymade flats, gradually slip in to minor modifications then finally find themselves in a fully custom built space. Allow yourself this freedom as long as it fits your budget. Ultimately you want a granny flat that you love and something that you will regret each time you look at it. Given this goal, it is worth investing your time to review various designs and plans, number of builders and then finalize your plan for the granny flat.


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