In a previous post, we discussed why so many homeowners in WA have begun building granny flats in their homes when they are building their homes. This is because the granny flats are serving so many purposes in their homes. They not only provide extra living space but are also sources of additional income for the family. For this reason, everyone wants to have the granny flats built as their homes are built.

Homebuyers, on the other hand, are also considering whether the home you are selling to them has granny flats in the compound. If you do not have the granny flats, be sure that the cost of your home will not be as high as when you have the granny flats. In case you had your home built before the idea of granny flats was innovated, you should also consider building the granny flats in your compound. They will be essential when they are there, and hence it is one of the investments you should make for your home.

When you are building granny flats, there are several factors that you need to consider. These factors will help you in ensuring that you build the granny flats that are perfect for you and your family. One of these factors is the amount of money that you are likely to spend when building your granny flats. Although people spend different amounts of money constructing their granny flats, several factors will always determine the cost of constructing your granny flats. The following are some of the factors that determine the cost of building granny flats in WA.

The purpose of the granny flats

Granny flats can be used in different ways. For instance, you could build your granny flats so that you can accommodate your parents or grandparents while others may want to use the granny flats as rentals for the elderly. Granny flats are also used as rooms for guests who visit homeowners and many other ways. When you are building your granny flats, you have to decide on the purpose that your granny flats will serve. Once you have done this, you will know the kind of facilities to have in your granny flats. The granny flats that are for anything have better facilities than those that are meant to be used by your children when they reach a certain age. Consequently, the amount of money that you will spend building these two types of granny flats is very different.

The size of the granny flats

The size of the granny flats are also another factor that determines the amount of money you will spend building your granny flats. Some people want to build granny flats that are too big while others want to have smaller granny flats. The size of the granny flats will depend on your personal needs. The larger the granny flats, the more the money you will spend constructing the granny flats.

The type of granny flats

When building your granny flats, you can either build the granny flats that are separate or you can reinforce them on your home.  This is your choice to make. The cost of building a detached granny flat is less than building a granny flat that is reinforced on other buildings. This is because these types of granny flats are very complicated, and hence the builders will require so much time to ensure that they do the reinforcement perfectly. Therefore, you will have to pay more for this type of granny flats. 

Contact a real estate agent to find out what granny flats are available in WA.