IHUS granny annexes are about the same size as a small bungalow so when it comes to decorating ideas, look no further than Pinterest for lots of inspiration about storage, décor ideas and small space living made easier than ever before.
Some people like to have their favourite memories around them and others like to start over with everything new and it’s not unusual to see some very contemporary modern interiors to even our most traditional style annexes.
Here are 5 of the top pins we’ve found for adding storage, and inspiration to your new granny annexe.
1. A Smart Home Office Or Work Space
Every IHUS granny annexe is fitted with high quality laminate flooring throughout as standard so finding a small area for a home office or work space doesn’t have to take up much space if you think about a double desk and shelving like this.
For adding extra style to your workspace why not compliment the laminate flooring with some matching wood panels for a warm, rustic look that suits your IHUS granny annexe perfectly
2. Make Best Use Of Every Available Space With A Day Bed
Granny annexes are purpose built for the new owner and although it can be tempting to have a second bedroom or occasional guests, it’s very valuable space that you will want to make much more dual purpose than if you were in a 3 or 4 bedroom house.
Why not think about a day bed that doubles as a sofa in a spare room, and make the primary use of your second room either a computer or craft room.
Your guests will positively love the idea of being put up in a local guest house, B&B or hotel for a few nights instead.
3. Broom Cupboards And Storage Made Simple And Streamlined
In every IHUS granny annexe there will be a water cylinder cupboard which you can make use of by adding in door racks for storing away large essential items like ironing boards and vacuum cleaners.
Wherever possible think about adding a slimline tall cupboard like the one above for brooms, mops, dust panes and cleaning equipment.
It makes light work of storage solutions and keeps everything tidy and organised.
4. Make Use Of Every Available Space
When it comes to organising your kitchen cupboards racks and shelves work magically to transform any cupboard into an Aladdin’s cave of storage.
It’s safe to say that your new IHUS granny annexe provides you with the best opportunity to start as you mean to go on and live in the most beautifully organised space ever!
Take a trip to your local IKEA store to be inspired by all the different racks, storage boxes and ideas they have to transform everything from your fridge to your wardrobe and everything in between.
5. Take Inspiration From A Favourite Picture And Build Your Annexe Décor Around It
Mood boards are a collection of colours, textures, furniture, pictures and accessories that combine to give your IHUS granny annexe that special uniqueness that reflects you.
Whether you start with your favourite piece of art or an upholstered chair or sofa, spend some of those 8 weeks waiting for planning permission to be granted to start planning your granny annexe interior.
PINTEREST is the modern way to do this with ease (although you may just find yourself looking on there for hours!)
While you are there, please take a moment to follow us on PINTEREST so you can see what ideas and inspiration we come up with for granny annexe designs, inside and out in the future.
We would love to feature yours on one our Pinterest boards soon.
by Diane Cossie
Digital Marketing & Social Media Manager