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Maroubra Granny Flat Project
Maroubra Granny Flat Project
Wishbone Constructions
Courtyard
Photo of a small beach style detached granny flat in Sydney.
Ashwood Studio
Ashwood Studio
Garden Studios
garden studio, granny flat, modular design, sustainable
Contemporary detached granny flat in Melbourne.
Clareville
Clareville
Arcipixel Media
Design ideas for a beach style shed and granny flat in Sydney.
+ BARN +
+ BARN +
Fabric Architecture
Exceptionally detailed barn style loft garage. Built by Hudson Lane Projects. Timber doors and joinery by Loughlin Furniture
Design ideas for a beach style shed and granny flat in Central Coast.
Exon House - Atkinson Pontifex
Exon House - Atkinson Pontifex
Digital Photography Inhouse
Photographer: Gerard Warrener, DPI Photography for Atkinson Pontifex, Peter Maddison, Great Dane Furniture. Construction: Atkinson Pontifex Design: Peter Maddison
IMBY Kit | Tiny House South Coast
IMBY Kit | Tiny House South Coast
Adriano Pupilli Architects
Photo of a contemporary detached shed and granny flat in Sydney.
New Family Home in Marrickville
New Family Home in Marrickville
Jessica Matson Architecture
Simon Wood
Contemporary detached granny flat in Sydney.
Merricks Barn house
Merricks Barn house
Gunn Building Projects
An alternative angle showing the contrast between Colorbond cladding and the recycled timber. Photo: Zayne Stoner
This is an example of a mid-sized country detached barn in Other.
Portfolio
Portfolio
The Posh Shed Company
The Potting Shed is how a shed should look. It has a steep pitched roof with a generous overhang which, along with the small pane windows gives it a traditional look which will blend into any garden.
Stella Maris
Stella Maris
Unique Homestays
Unique Home Stays
Photo of a traditional shed and granny flat in Cornwall.
Firewood shed built with reclaimed materials.
Firewood shed built with reclaimed materials.
Cedarcraft construction LLC
Woodshed with double sliding doors. Built with reclaimed materials.
Modern shed and granny flat in Seattle.
Garden Chalet
Garden Chalet
Thos. Baker
The smallest in our line of fine Western Red Cedar garden sheds and perfect for storing smaller items, like pots, potting soil and hand tools. Ships in a kit with unfinished wood panels, step-by-step, easy-to-assemble instructions and all hardware. Paint, stain or leave natural. Sells for $799.00.
Birmingham, MI Private garden
Birmingham, MI Private garden
Art | Harrison Interiors & Collection
The oversized obelisk serves to conceal the air conditioning unit as well as provide storage for additional gardening tools. Beth Singer Photographer, Inc.
Organized Living freedomRail Garage Storage
Organized Living freedomRail Garage Storage
Organized Living
Organized Living freedomRail Garage offers cabinet and shelving options to fill every garage storage need. http://organizedliving.com/home/products/freedomrail-garage.
Farmhouse Modern
Farmhouse Modern
Fergus Garber Architects
This is an example of a country detached shed and granny flat in San Francisco.
Shed and Yard
Shed and Yard
SHED Architecture & Design
Mark Woods
Mid-sized contemporary detached shed and granny flat in Seattle.
Knights Valley Residence
Knights Valley Residence
Turnbull Griffin Haesloop
David Wakely
Design ideas for a small transitional detached granny flat in San Francisco.
West Hollywood - ADU
West Hollywood - ADU
Luxe Remodel
Inspiration for a mid-sized transitional detached granny flat in Los Angeles.
English Garden in the Bay Area
English Garden in the Bay Area
Karen Aitken and Associates
Photography by Brent Bear
Mid-sized traditional detached greenhouse in San Francisco.
Langley Modern
Langley Modern
L P
Mikaela Ruth http://www.mikaelaruth.com
This is an example of a country detached greenhouse in Vancouver.
Granny flats and sheds have come a long way in terms of design. No longer just a place to store infrequently used items or a spare bed, they are now highly sought after spaces that, in many cases, resemble a small, well-maintained home. A garden shed can be an extension of your house, providing more living space for your family, or it can be a home office or creative studio. Many homeowners also see the benefit of building a separate structure in their backyard as a means for rental income.

What else can I use my granny flat for?


With so many granny flat designs on offer, you really can use this area for virtually anything, from outdoor storage to accommodation. Livable sheds and granny flats are a great way to provide teenagers with some level of independence, while keeping them nearby and allowing them to save money. They’re also an alternative to supported care for elderly family members. Relatively cheap to construct, a backyard granny flat can make you some extra money, too, should you want to rent it out, or move in yourself and rent out your main house. Those with a hobby such as painting, music or woodwork may prefer to use the space to pursue their passions, while others whom work from home could use the backyard studio as their home office.

What should I consider when planning a garden shed, granny flat or studio?


Different locales have different requirements for outbuildings such as sheds, granny flats and studios. In most cases, where the shed, granny flat or studio has running water, cooking or sanitary facilities, it will require building consent. Other considerations include the height of the building, its distance to boundaries, maximum floor space and stormwater drainage.

If you're turning it into a fully developed space, make sure it complies with local ordinances and has enough ventilation, light and insulation for seasonal temperature changes. In terms of decor, approach decorating this space as you would any other room in your house. If you are creating an extension of your home, you can either stick to your current interior style or do something completely different since this is a detached space. With space at a minimum, layout is also crucial. Built-ins are a saving grace where space is tight, while wall-mounted items such as bikes and garden tools will also save you lots of floor space. You could even incorporate overhead ceiling racks for seasonal and infrequently used items.

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