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What are the benefits of building a granny flat at your Brunswick home?

By Jamil Allouche

If you're interested in making some changes to your real estate in Brunswick, one of the most worthwhile renovations to consider could be the construction of a granny flat. These units can offer peace of mind for your older relatives, as well as the option to earn a little bit of extra income on the side in the future. 

A granny flat is a separate dwelling that is either attached or detached from the main home. They usually include features like a bedroom, bathroom, kitchen and living space – a mini home in your garden or joint to your property. 

There are multiple applications for these spaces. For one, if you have ageing parents or family members who are unable to live on their own, but don't want to be moved into a retirement village or aged care facility, a granny flat could be the solution.

These offer accommodation that allows your loved ones to retain their autonomy, while also keeping them close to family members in the event of an emergency. 

On the other hand, renting your granny flat out to tenants is a great way to earn a bit of income on the side. Whether they're university students or professionals, building a granny flat in your Brunswick backyard could be a worthwhile renovation to consider. 

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