Bespoke Granny Annexe Inspiration

How often have you sat there and considered downsizing but lack the inspiration for a bespoke Granny Annexe? It may be that you want to downsize but you really don’t want to move into sheltered accommodation or to give up your independence in any way, yet you realise that your current living arrangements are probably going to have to change.

And if they did change, would ultimately make your life a whole lot easier! Less maintenance, less cleaning, lower bills and more free time to spend with the grandkids. Sounds ideal right?

So, what do you do?

You still want to retain your independence; you have style and flair that you really don’t want to compromise, and you have a secret penchant for Grand Designs that you’ve never told the kids about..

(Who just happen to have the space in their garden to fit a cute granny annexe that would be perfect for you to see out your twilight years!).

Well maybe here at iHus we have the answer to your prayers, and we can offer you all the inspiration for a Granny Annexe that you’ve been craving.

Want to find out more? Read on!

Where to Begin When Planning a Bespoke Granny Annexe

The first thing to consider is to have a look at our Custom Design and Build Brochure which is packed full of inspirational ideas to get you started.

Then you need to consider how many bedrooms you require. Our gorgeous granny annexe designs can be either one or two bedrooms, depending on whether you want the grandkids to come and stay of course!

And you can plan your kitchen and bathroom to suit your individual tastes too.

In fact, the beauty about a bespoke granny annexe is that it really does emulate a self-build home, just on a smaller, more manageable scale!

We can draw up plans to build your new home in the most unusual garden spaces, and don’t worry about the planning permission, we will take care of all of that for you through our in-house planning specialist team, who will work with the relevant authorities to make sure your dreams become a reality!

And of course, the expert design consultation team here at iHus will take great care to go through all of the plans that you decide on to ensure it’s a space that works on the inside as well as the out.

Planning your Kitchen for a Granny Annexe

Whether you are culinary creative whizz, or you really hate even cooking an omelette, having a kitchen space that works is an important factor to consider when looking for inspiration for your Granny Annexe.

The golden rule when planning any kitchen space is to remember the work-space triangle; it’s the most simple and effective way to ensure the best efficiency, and guarantee well-organised traffic flow.

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We can advise on how to maximise the space you have so that it works only to your advantage, and we can discuss the colours and finish to work surfaces and cupboards so that the finished product is unique to you!

Bedrooms and Bathrooms for your Granny Annexe

Here you can really let your creative ideas flow so that you get that bedroom and bathroom look you have always dreamed about. Whether you want one or two bedrooms depends entirely on your own personal needs and requirements, and a beautiful bathroom to complement the look will soon become a reality with the iHus Custom Design and Build Service.

We can advise on the best lighting, most efficient heating systems and the installation of the main utilities such as gas, water and electricity.

And if you are looking for eco-friendly options, we can help with that too.

In fact, once you start the ball rolling, you will seriously be asking why you didn’t do this sooner!

Working with Unusual Garden Spaces

So, you’ve got loads of ideas for the contemporary interior you’ve always dreamed about, but you are still not convinced you have the space to custom design and build your own granny annexe?

Don’t worry, our technical team have worked with all sorts of different spaces and can introduce clever space saving ideas that will ensure your dream retirement home can become a reality sooner than you think.

And if you take a look at some of our recent projects, you will be excited by the prospect of sun terraces, hot tubes and beautifully designed compact homes with flexibility in their design and at prices you can afford.

Our work has become so popular, we have even featured on the BBC, and with the iHus Community at your fingertips, you are never far away from a friendly face who can advise you from a totally independent viewpoint.

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Contact Us

So, if you are looking to downsize, and you’ve always dreamed of your own custom design and build granny annexe, but you’ve lacked the inspiration to get started, look no further than the iHus granny annexe expert custom design and build service.

You can contact us here or call us on 0808 164 1111 for more information.

Our expert team have loads of advice and ideas just waiting to get you started on your next exciting journey. And remember, when all of this is completed, (and it really doesn’t take very long), you will have so much more time on your hands, and the confidence, to start other projects you’ve always dreamed of.

Who knows, we may see you chatting to Kevin McCloud on Channel 4 next, just don’t forget to get in touch and let us know!

View Our Annexes

The Cantley is the smallest annexe in our Core range and is one of our most popular models for independent living. The floorplan is designed to maximise space and fits comfortably into most back gardens.
As one of our most popular one-bedroom annexes, the Bawtry is the perfect choice for elderly care or an independent young adult looking for their first home.
The Ravenscroft is a spacious one-bedroom annexe, designed for those with a larger garden plot. All three footprints utilise a central shower room to separate the bedroom and the open-plan kitchen/living area to maximise living space.

Recent Projects



This idyllic annexe is home to Theresa and Austin situated at the bottom of their daughter and son in law’s garden. Having always lived very closely to one another, the family were convinced this way of life wasn’t going to end anytime soon, & their wonderful annexe has made this a reality!
Speedwell Annexe


Our customer moved into her Annexe in January and is thoroughly enjoying her lovely new home. She describes her Annexe as ‘Warm Sunny Cosy & Comfortable’. Click below to watch an exclusive interview with the owner and watch their Annexe walk through!
Williamson bespoke granny annexe

Jenny Williamson

The Williamsons family moved into their Annexe over 3 years ago. When visiting the family they told us life in their new home exceeded their expectations for many reasons. So much so, they wanted another iHus building! Click view to find out more about their story and take a look around their Annexe.

Wendy Hamm

In Autumn 2020 Wendy Hamm and her family approached iHus as they were contemplating an annexe build in their back garden to house Wendy’s mother. Wendy’s mother Jane, 82, was living over an hours drive away from the family. Wendy’s day to day responsibilities meant that visits to Jane were a lot less frequent then they would have wished. Read their story here.

Download Your Free Annexe Brochure

Simply fill in the form and you will be emailed a link to download our 32 page annexe brochure.

    Simply fill in the form and you will be emailed a link to download our 32 page annexe brochure. Please check your Junk mail if your brochure doesn’t appear in your inbox

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    Download Your Free Annexe Brochure

      Simply fill in the form and you will be emailed a link to download our 32 page annexe brochure. Please check your Junk mail if your brochure doesn’t appear in your inbox

      Request A Hard Copy?:

      Talk to a Consultant

      We know that building an annexe can seem daunting which is why we created our Signature Move process.

      It all starts with a conversation where we want to get to know you better, understand what you need and give you an opportunity to ask any questions you might have.

      To get started complete the form and a member of our team will get in touch to book you an appointment with a consultant…