Lake Macquarie granny flat keeps the family close – but not too close!
A shift in the makeup of Australian families is inspiring more property owners to build a granny flat in Lake Macquarie.
More young people than ever before are choosing to live at home with mum and dad. Teens are giving up flying the coop so they can stay in the family nest for a little longer. It’s little wonder families like Arron and Anya’s are choosing to add to their properties by building a separate granny flat.
If you’re a parent of teenagers, you know how much they enjoy their own privacy.
And, let’s be honest, you probably wouldn’t mind taking back some of your own too🤣
Giving the kids some independence whilst keeping them nearby inspired Arron and Anya to build not one, but two detached homes on their property, located minutes away from the lake in Warners Bay.
In just 11 short weeks, the family had a modern two-bedroom granny flat and separate one-bedroom granny flat studio. Their new granny flats perfectly complement their established two-bedroom family home in Lake Macquarie.
A designer Lake Macquarie granny flat provided a lifestyle solution for a large family
The family chose the cottage-style, two-bedroom Elanora granny flat to use a teenager’s retreat, as it was the ideal fit for their block and their needs. They made a few adjustments to the design to better cater to their lifestyle. This included removing the hallway to increase the size of a bedroom and the bathroom. The couple also added a raked ceiling for a stylish, modern look.
Our range of designer granny flats is built to cater to contemporary living. Plus they offer the option to make tweaks to cater to a family’s unique lifestyle. In this case, Arron and Anya wanted to open up the home to create more space for the kids. A great thing about a Backyard Grannys granny flat design is that you don’t need to sacrifice the lifestyle features you love. Take a look at these six top tips for living in a granny flat to see how clever design can cater to the way you enjoy living.
To complement the modern teenager’s retreat and add to the lifestyle they enjoy in their family home, we also built a separate studio for use as a bedroom for now and potentially an office in the future (here are other reasons people choose to build a granny flat). This created the perfect parent’s sanctuary – a quiet space for Arron and Anya to escape to. After all, parents need a time-out occasionally too!
Top-end finishes meant Arron and Anya didn’t sacrifice their dream lifestyle in their Lake Macquarie granny flat
The world is your oyster when it comes to creating the ideal vibe for your new granny flat space. Arron and Anya chose a modern style with timber floorboards, a contemporary kitchen and bathroom, and matte black features. The Elanora’s smart design brings in an abundance of natural light into the living spaces.
A well-built granny flat caters to the changing needs of family living
For this couple, versatility was key to their Lake Macquarie granny flat build. They wanted a solution that could provide for a larger family today, but offer benefits long into the future. The detached studio on their property can be transformed into a home office or guest’s retreat. The two-bedroom Lake Macquarie granny flat is perfectly designed for Arron and Anya to downsize into. It also offers a potential wealth-building opportunity as a rental property.
One of the greatest benefits is that the family were able to use their current property to cater to their changing needs (click here for information on adding a granny flat to your property in Lake Macquarie). Their home holds a prized position that is only minutes from the lake, Biddabah Public School and the buzzing cafes and shops of Warners Bay – why sacrifice location when there’s a better solution?!
Considering a bit on the side on your current property in Lake Macquarie? A new designer granny flat could be the perfect solution for your family’s needs.
Get in touch with us today and one of our experienced team members will help take you through your options.