Home Improvements

Three ways to better utilise your granny flat

Granny flats are often underutilised storage spaces – but they don’t have to be.  In this blog post we discuss some of the ways you can get better use out of your granny flat.

Income generator

Who doesn’t like a bit of extra cash flow? Granny flats have become a popular rental space for short and long-term stays — like Airbnb.

This Fix Forward project involved turning a section of this gorgeous Fish Hoek house into a self-catering B&B unit. Fungai and his team used dry wall to close off the area, and fitted this soon to be delightful space with a bathroom, kitchenet and bedroom come lounge.

Do you have renovation plans in mind? Do you want to make some money through Airbnb? Our Fix Forward contractors are only a click away. Let’s make those dreams a reality!

A starter home

It’s becoming increasingly harder from younger generations to afford to buy a house on their own. Granny flats are affordable and a great steppingstone for young adults and families to creating their very own brand-new blissful oasis.

This may require some renovations to get the space up to scratch if it’s been neglected for a while. However, upgrades need not always be expensive. In a previous blog post we shared simple and cheap upgrades that will go a long way in making the space feel fresh and inviting: https://fixforward.com/upgrade-your-granny-flat/

A new work from home space

Having a dedicated workspace at home has a lot of benefits. A dedicated space allows you to focus, mentally gets you into a work mode, minimizes distractions, and helps create a work/life balance while working from home. This is especially relevant given that many offices will be continuing with a mixture of work from home and going into the office for the foreseeable future.


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