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What is a narrow granny flat, and why are they becoming popular?


Narrow granny flats are compact dwellings that are becoming increasingly popular in Australia. These properties can be built within 16 weeks and are often used as home offices, studios or guesthouses. 

Narrow granny flats have the same area size as granny flats (60 sqm) but can be customised to fit shorter blocks due to their smaller width. One main benefit is that they can be built on odd-shaped blocks of land while still providing the same amount of living space as traditional granny flats. They can also expand the usable space in your yard or accommodate a swimming pool. Lastly, narrow granny flat plans are more energy-efficient than typical homes, thanks to their smaller footprint. 

Looking into a granny flat floor plan for a narrow block is an affordable and sustainable way to add extra space to your home.

Benefits of having a narrow granny flat on your property


Narrow granny flat plans have become increasingly popular in recent years, as they offer many benefits for both homeowners and tenants, including: 

Tips and tricks for designing and decorating your narrow granny flat


If you’re lucky enough to own a narrow granny flat, you may wonder how to make the most of your narrow granny flat floor plan since your rooms will be quite slender. At the outset, having a clear plan of what you want to include is a good idea to avoid making the space feel cluttered or cramped. Once you have your plan, you can start thinking about how to decorate to maximise the sense of space.

Here are a few tips and tricks to help you design and decorate your narrow granny flat:

  1. Engage a professional Designer or Builder like Smart Choice Granny Flat to help design the space. Clever use of space will ensure your narrow granny flat is just as if not more functional than a typical shaped granny flat.
  2. Use light colours for walls and floors. Light colours make any room feel more spacious — this is a great tip for any type of granny flat.
  3. There is more wall space which means there is more room for windows and natural light to enter the narrow granny flat.
  4. Get creative with storage. Built-in shelves, under-bed storage and wall-mounted racks can help you make the most of every inch of space.
  5. Don’t forget to accessorise with care ⁠— choose stylish and functional pieces that won’t make your granny flat feel too cluttered.

With these tips in mind, you can turn your narrow granny flat into a stylish and inviting space. 

Build your narrow granny flat today 


Do you want to build a narrow granny flat but don’t know where to start? We custom design every narrow granny flat to suit the needs and desires of each customer. However, for some inspiration, look no further than our collection of granny flat plans. Our plans are designed to maximise the use of space, and they come in various styles to suit your needs. Whether you’re looking for a traditional granny flat or something more modern, we have plenty of narrow granny flat plans to show you that will suit you from our database of constructed narrow granny flats, contact us to see some. So don’t delay, and get started on your granny flat today with Smart Choice Granny Flats