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Why you need a granny flat

Updated on April 29, 2015

A granny flat, which is also known as a secondary dwelling, is a simple structure built beside your main house and can be used for a variety of purposes. Granny flats are easy to design and to build and therefore cheap to construct and maintain. There are different designs for a granny flat, and depending on the purpose of the flat, you can choose designs that suits you best.

Current granny flats have almost everything a normal house has to offer. Though not very large in size, it contains a kitchen, one or two bedrooms, a dining area, a bathroom and a lounge.

Most granny flats are built for the elderly and they offer an ideal option to live with your old parents who might be too fragile to live alone. A granny house will bring the elderly closer to you for your watch which eliminates the need to take them an aged-care home. Elderly people might find it difficult to live far from their family, and taking them in will provide them with an affordable living close to their loved ones.

No one will complain when the flat is good
No one will complain when the flat is good | Source

The granny flat will be spacious enough to accommodate your kids. Built next to you primary house, the granny flat can offer an ideal environment for a grown up kid to live by himself while at the same time keeping a close eye on him.

A granny flat can also get you enough privacy to work at home. It is exciting when you are able to be with your family while at the same time maintaining a clear environment where you can concentrate and attend to office work. In a granny flat, you can keep one eye on the kids and the other on your office task and be able attend on either when it requires your attention.

Granny flat can be used for rent
Granny flat can be used for rent | Source

You can also use a Granny flat to rent it to people looking for economical housing in your area, it provides a low rental option and low maintenance cost and may appeal to many people. This means you will be able to recover the cost of building and maintaining the structure through rental payments. Some people would prefer cheap housing if they moved into a new area, before looking for a more permanent residence where they can move with their families. So a granny flat may end up giving you an extra income to pay your bills without any hassle.

A granny house comes with different variations in construction, design, plan and price. It becomes part of your property and it requires low maintenance cost. The energy bills, for instance, will be substantially low as compared to a regular house. The granny flats are becoming increasingly common in cities where there is limited land for property development and building this structure can as well increase the value of your property in the area if you intend to dispose your property in the future.

A granny flat can be a good option in your homestead, and building one can provide you with a variety of options on how it can be used without straining your wallet.


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