This is our second episode in the series for homeowners who are looking to invest in a Granny Flat and want some practical information on design from the company that actually builds them.
This time, Mark (Operations Manager) and Vince (Planning Manager), from Ian Cubitts Granny Flats, discuss the all-important topic of how they design their Granny Flats to suit people’s lifestyles. They explain how correct design can maximise the open-plan living space in a Granny Flat for maximum liveability, light and comfort.
As an example, Vince explains the variety of outside colour schemes that you can consider to blend with certain localities and surroundings:
“Green, brown and earthy colours for districts where there’s a lot of trees and shrubbery; cream and white is very popular out west – and then there’s the more modern grey and black tones that the councils accept and clients prefer because they match their existing homes…”
Granny Flat Design Aspects
Some interesting key topics in this episode:
- Maximising the space within the allowed size regulations.
- Adding outdoor living space and entertaining areas.
- Designing functional and compact bathrooms, laundries and kitchens.
- How exterior design can blend with the look of the existing home.
- Design, colour and style options in keeping with what council’s will accept.
Design, colour and style options in keeping with what council’s will accept. Do tune in if you are looking to invest in a Granny Flat. This information comes to you straight from the people who hold key positions in the design and construction of Granny Flats. Mark and Vince represent Ian Cubitt’s – New South Wales’ largest and most trusted Granny Flat building company.
Also have a listen to our other episodes on SoundCloud for more valuable hints and information on Granny Flats.