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Why Build a Granny Flat in Your Backyard?

After having built homes for Victorian families for decades, we know that there are many reasons to build a granny flat in your backyard.

You may need the extra space, or living arrangements for a loved one, but there are a number of options out there.

So what makes a granny flat the best of these options?


This is probably by far the most importance reason to build a granny flat. Compared with home extensions, “grandparent wings” or even detached extensions, a granny flat provides the occupant with complete independence.

With a kitchen, laundry, bedroom and living areas all included in our granny flat designs, a fully self-contained granny flat brings peace of mind and independence together in one neat little package!


Particularly for elderly parents who are used to having their own space, privacy is a big factor. Maintaining a sense of privacy at any age is important, but even more so when we are older.

Sharing a home with young grandchildren might seem like a good idea to begin with, but over time the need to privacy and personal space will surely become an issue. A granny flat solves this problem from the outset.


At Premier Homes and Granny Flats, our motto is “Keeping Families Together”. This is our driving force; it is why we love what we do!

Research has shown time and time again that people need to feel connected with family and friends to be happy and healthy. If there was ever a wonderful reason to build a granny flat in your backyard, this is it.

The wellbeing of our loved ones is always in the forefront of our minds. For grandparents, being able to spend quality time with grandchildren, as well as their own adult children, is priceless.

Extra Space in a Crowded City

Melbourne is getting crowded. Housing blocks are getting smaller. Houses are getting more expensive.

Upgrading for more space is not always a viable option. If you have a home that is bursting at the seams, a detached extension can be the ideal solution. Without having to move or disrupt your family, you can create a haven in the backyard that gives you the extra space you need.

Whether it is a home office, study space, teen retreat or multi-purpose room, the options are endless.

Of course, we have only scratched the surface! There are so many great reasons to build a granny flat that we cannot include all of them here.

If you are interested in finding out how a granny flat or detached extension can benefit your family, contact Premier Homes and Granny Flats, or pay us a visit at our display centre in Bayswater North.