Feedback on granny flat layout

Paul Dermody
4 months ago


I am planning to build a 40sqm granny flat as a side extension. To be used for a few years by Child 1, then Child 2, then aged parents.

Main goals:

  • Sleeps two only so there are no mad overnight parties :) but can still entertain friends.
  • Decent kitchen for the size.
  • Keep noise away from attached main residence

The main residence is to the left of this design with an interconnecting doorway.

Some things I am please with in this design (after many iterations):

  • The bedroom is 2 doors away from main residence via a "corridor"
  • The corridor could be used for storage or as a WFH space which will probably be needed, perhaps even by 2 people these days.
  • You can get into the bathroom two ways
  • The bathroom has space for stacked washer/dryer
  • The living and dining areas can seat 4, so guests can visit easily
  • The kitchen is a decent size
  • The back doors are south facing and will have a private courtyard.

I know it's a rough plan and will need tweaking to make it really fit the space, but I'm interested in any comments either positive or I suppose negative would be more useful!


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