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Best Granny Flat Portable Buildings by Design in QLD

  • by   Elite Portables
  • 12 Sep 2022
  • Blog

When it comes to figuring out the perfect floor plan for your modern granny flat, it’s important to consider key factors like price, accessibility and number of bedrooms. In addition to functionality, it’s also important to consider how the aesthetics of the granny flat design will go into making the place feel like home or well suited to how you use the dwelling.  

At Elite Portables, we provide portable custom modern granny flat designs throughout Queensland, Australia and overseas. Below we look at different approaches to granny flat design and how to choose the right layout for your needs.  


Number of Rooms 

Whether you’re after lots of room for dinner parties, a cosy lounge for two or a compact but highly functional space to set up your home office or studio, it’s essential to explore your options and choose the right design for the circumstances. 1 bedroom granny flat designs are ideal and come in a variety of shapes and sizes. Our smallest and most affordable option here at Elite Portables is the Amanda. This simple, small, yet highly functional 20m2 design is optimised to pack everything you need for simple, but functional self-contained living.  

Those looking for more space can opt for stylish options like the Carly or Candy, which offer a unique ranch style design that uses length to maximise space. Two bedroom designs like the Courtney add even more space and are perfect for providing a spacious, separated home within a home for elderly family members, adult children or guests. This size is also popular for homeowners looking to invest in a modern granny flat as an AirBnB style private rental accommodation.  


Minimalist Design 

Great design is about finding the ideal balance between aesthetics and functionality. Well-lit, modern granny flats with minimalist details ensures there are less obstructions that may cause injury or limit mobility for elderly occupants. Minimalism is also clean, easy on the eye and broadly appealing, making it a good option for guest homes or rental accommodation.  


Connection to the Outdoors 

Creating that indoor to outdoor flow is always desirable for an airier and happier living space with easy access to outdoor spaces. With large windows and optional deck additions, our granny flat designs help maximise natural light and access to the outdoors. If possible, the granny flat should have easy access to an outdoor space and add big windows to encourage the natural flow of light. 


Long Views

When working with smaller spaces, creating long site views allows the eyes to roam and gives the appearance of spaciousness. Modern granny flat designs such as the Carly, Chelsea and Debbie maximise this effect. When decorating, it’s a good idea to minimise clutter and furniture that can block views and disrupt the flow of the space. Establish passageways with around 24 inches between furnishings. 


Colour Selection 

Colours have a big impact on the emotional feel and atmosphere of a space. With Colorbond steel cladding and roofing, you can choose from a wide variety of colours that help modern granny flats blend in and compliment the surrounding environment. Inside, opt for soft off-white tones that make the space feel bigger. View our gallery of past projects for more inspiration on colour design and creating the perfect interiors for your granny flat. 


Contact Us for Modern Granny Flat Designs in Queensland 

To explore the full range of granny flat designs from Elite Portables, see our price guide. Based in Toowoomba, Queensland, we custom design and deliver granny flats across Australia wide and overseas. No matter your aesthetic preferences, we’re passionate about helping to bring your vision to life. Contact us today to get started. 

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