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Things To Consider When Thinking About Granny Flats

Thinking about having a granny flat built on your property? There are a few things to consider before you hire someone to begin building a granny flat for you. We recommend going through this list and giving some serious thought to each topic. This will ensure that your granny flat meets your exact needs and expectations.

Investment or your own living space?

Many people look at granny flats as a great investment opportunity, as they can continually rent it out long-term to tenants or short-term as an Airbnb. Others prefer to use it as a living space for themselves or for a family member.

Before having the granny flat built, it’s important to know exactly how you intend to use it. That way, the granny flat builders can customise the space accordingly. In fact, we here at Smart Choice Granny Flats offer a special investor range of granny flat designs, which includes both 3-bedroom and 4-bedroom builds.

Who will be staying there?

Is this granny flat going to be your new home? Maybe it’s going to house a newlywed couple, an elderly parent or grandparent, or a young adult attending college. If you know for certain who will be living in this granny flat, you can then have it customised to suit them.

For example, an elderly loved one may require a more open space that’s highly accessible. A student may want a sizable living room space for entertaining guests.

How much space do you need?

How many bedrooms? How many bathrooms? One floor or two? Once you have this information squared away, you’ll have a much easier time finding the perfect granny flat design for your needs. Alternatively, you may also realise that you need more space than a standard granny flat can offer.

At Smart Choice Granny Flats, we offer a wide range of custom designs with varying numbers of bedrooms and bathrooms. If you’re having trouble picturing your ideal flat, we suggest browsing through our granny flat designs for inspiration.

Will you need a garage?

You may be wondering, just how much is a granny flat garage? It’s more affordable than you think. Many of our granny flat designs already have built-in garages for one vehicle.

Due to their compact size, many assume that there are no granny flats with garages. While this isn’t the case, it should be noted that finding a granny flat garage that can house two vehicles is unlikely. If you desperately need garage space for more than one vehicle and aren’t willing to downsize, granny flats may not be the housing solution you’re looking for.

Which granny flat builder is best?

Smart Choice Granny Flats has several qualities that distinguish us as Australia’s best Granny Flat Builder. There’s our reliability, our expert customisations, our efficiency, and our quality inclusions.

It’s these quality inclusions that make this flat feel and function like a luxury home. This includes our 6 Years Homeowner Warranty Insurance, power, gas, water, and data connections, our professional termite and moisture control, and so much more. We guarantee that you’ll be beyond satisfied with our services.

With us, building a granny flat couldn’t be easier

Since our founding in 2012, Smart Choice Granny Flats has built a reputation for quality, reliability, and creativity across Sydney, Central Coast, New Castle, and Wollongong. We ensure that your custom granny flat is built with all of your wants and needs in mind. Our attentive and knowledgeable team is here to guide you throughout the entire process, including our professional colour consultants.

If you have any questions about our granny flat designs, visiting our display home, or anything else, please feel free to contact us. You can reach out to our team by calling 1300 176 278, emailing, or filling out our enquiry form.