The granny flat gets a makeover – What to look for when purchasing granny flat plans


Traditionally the dark and damp understorey of the house or a few rooms clumsily separated from the main residence with badly proportioned room sizes, characterised the old granny flat.  Now some good architecturally designed granny flat plans are emerging on … Continue reading


Posted on May 10, 2013

Home office design – setting up a productive and inviting home studio – a home workers perspective


Over the ten years of running a business from home, I have learned some key lessons about good home office design. I started working in a spare bedroom gradually working up to purpose-built granny flat office. The granny flat serving … Continue reading


Posted on May 8, 2013

What is Complying Development?


Prior to the introduction of complying development, putting up a standard house through to major commercial development went through the same development approval processes. And it clogged up the system! In the Sydney Metropolitan area, simple new house or home … Continue reading


Posted on April 1, 2013

Why granny flats in NSW are proving to be a good investment


Granny flats in NSW are proving to be good investment opportunity due to the on-going housing shortages, especially homes suitable for one and two person households. As a result, the NSW Government introduced a streamlined SEPP complying development approval processes … Continue reading


Posted on February 27, 2013