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.
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.