If you plan on using your granny flat as long-term accommodation for friends, family members or renters, there are a few things to take into consideration. Your guests will want to feel comfortable in their space and be able to access all of the facilities they need without having to disturb the people living in the main dwelling. 

In this article, Elite Portables is exploring the best ways to set up a granny flat for long-term guests.


Building a Fully Self-Contained Granny Flat

The best granny flats are self-contained to give your guests the privacy and facilities they need to be totally comfortable. Whether you’re creating accommodation for friends and family or turning your granny flat into additional income on the rental market, you’ll need to build a space that is fully independent.

Consider the basics, including:

  • Bedroom
  • Bathroom
  • Kitchen
  • Laundry
  • Living space
  • Storage

These are the spaces you will need to turn your granny flat into a comfortable home for long-term guests. You may wonder how it’s possible to fit all of that into a granny flat, but the key is being smart with how you choose your layout. Depending on how much space you have available in your backyard, Elite Portables can help you with self-contained in a size that meets your needs.


Filling Your Granny Flat with Household Items

You’ll want to make sure that your long-term guests don’t rely on the main dwelling for any of their daily needs. That means purchasing items such as cutlery, plates, cups, towels, and spare linen, tea and coffee, bathroom products, etc. You don’t have to shop for the best products on the market, but your guests will appreciate having everything they need at their fingertips.

To make the granny flat feel more like a home, consider choosing some simple decorations such as cushions for the bed, a painting for the wall or a vase with some fresh flowers in it. These little touches will make space feel warmer and ready to be lived in.


Don’t Forget About Storage Solutions

When people are staying in your granny flat for long periods of time, they are likely to bring a large portion of their belongings with them. That means you’ll need to install smart storage solutions to accommodate for their clothing and other items. When you build with Elite Portables, speak to our team about your storage needs and we will create custom solutions that maximise the available space.


Build Anywhere in Australia with Elite Portables

As an affordable method of building a granny flat, Elite Portables focuses on fully self-contained modular buildings that perfectly suit your available space. Our basic range of transportable homes come equipped with:

  • A super-strong steel base and welded frame
  • Colorbond cladding and roofing to withstand harsh Australian weather
  • Aluminium windows and doors for added security
  • High-quality insulation
  • Custom-designed electrical wiring
  • Air conditioning
  • Kitchenette
  • Ensuite

From there, you can choose from a range of optional extras as the finishing touches that your long-term guests will absolutely love. Elite Portables, the only portable build that gives you an instant solution to your space problems – call us today on 1300 400 278.