Regardless of whether you build with us or another granny flat builder, interior design is an important consideration prior to drafting the plans. While colours can be selected after the plans are complete, it is a good idea to know the style of granny flat you are looking for as this will determine the design features, particularly on the facade. Any non Standard Features can be quoted prior to proceeding need to choose before building plans and a detailed quotation can be completed. With this in mind, we’ve put together a few suggestions you may like to consider when planning your granny flat interior.
Granny Flat Interior Design Ideas
The type of interior design theme you choose for your new granny flat should, of course, be one that you find pleasing to the eye, but it should also be practical and easy to maintain as well. You can check out our range of standard designs to get an idea of the possible layouts for your new flat but you’ll still need to think about colours, furnishings and other options. To help you focus on granny flat ideas that will make sense for your property, we have listed a few points for you to consider before you get started.
- Storage – Unless you have some experience in the field of interior design, it can be easy to make the mistake of focusing purely on aesthetics and forgetting about practical considerations such as storage space. Whether you are a fan of modern granny flat interior design themes, Japanese interior design themes or traditional interior design themes, we recommend thinking seriously about how much storage space you will require and what form it will take, before you get into colour schemes and general design themes.
- Natural Light and Outdoor Spaces – If you’re building a granny flat in Sydney for occasional use by guests, outdoor space and natural light may be minor considerations but if you are building it for a relative to live in permanently, these are important points to bear in mind when planning the interior. Even for properties that will only be used occasionally, we think it is worth taking the time to think about how to make the best use of the outdoor space at your disposal and how you will ensure that the interior of your new granny flat enjoys plenty of natural light during the daytime. Granny flat interior design ideas that cover these points make for nicer homes in all seasons.
- The Kitchen – The type of kitchen you prefer will dictate to a certain extent the type of granny flat interior designs that will work well in your granny flat: a country cottage style kitchen, for example, won’t go well with a starkly modern interior design theme. On the other hand, a very modern-looking kitchen may look a little out of place in a retro granny flat interior.
- Colour Schemes – The colours you choose will have a big effect on the overall feel of your new granny flat interior. If you’re building a Central Coast, Newcastle or Wollongong granny flat with ocean views, a beach house colour scheme, with soft blues and golden sand colours, could be an excellent choice. For a property in central Sydney, bright, bold colours may work better. You can check out our display home for more ideas on colour schemes.
If you decide to have your granny flat built by Smart Choice Granny Flats, you can look forward to a raft of quality inclusions that will make your interior decorating task much easier. We will also be more than happy to suggest granny flat interior design ideas that meet your needs and preferences. Get in touch now to find out more about what we have to offer.