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Entertaining in Your Granny Annexe – 5 Ideas

Downsizing to a granny annexe doesn’t mean you have to give up your social life or the things you enjoy such as having family come over for dinner. Read our latest blog post for tips on entertaining in your granny annexe.

Is There Enough Room in a Granny Annexe?

One of the initial concerns you may have when you’re thinking of downsizing is that you won’t have enough room to entertain guests in your granny annexe. however, with carefully designed annexe from iHUS, you will have plenty of room to have family or friends over.

Most of our core annexe range features a pleasant open plan living/kitchen area. This style of layout makes the most of the square footage and gives the space an airy feel.

In fact, most people are opting to put open plan kitchen and living areas in their homes nowadays as this setup is considered more sociable. Our annexes have enough room for a sofa and chairs arrangement, plus dining table – all within the distance of the kitchen. This means that the person doing the cooking can still talk to guests and not feel excluded.

If you’re wondering if you will have enough kitchen space to cook for several people, fear not. Our annexes all feature full-size kitchen appliances – there is even room for a dishwasher to make life a little bit easier. all of our fitted kitchens have clever storage, plenty of worktop space and room for plenty of room for everything you would find in a regular kitchen.

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5 Ideas for Entertaining in Your Granny Annexe

Here are some of our favourite ideas for entertaining in your new granny annexe:

  1. Annexe warming party

Moving into your new annexe is an exciting time so why not celebrate with your nearest and dearest? Your new open plan kitchen and living area is the perfect space to have guests mingling, eating finger food and a drinking a few bottles of wine!

  1. Classic Sunday lunch

A Sunday lunch is a staple for most families in the UK – who can resist a roast dinner with all the trimmings? Cooking Sunday lunch is a great opportunity to catch up with your family at the end of the week. Having your children and grandchildren over will make your annexe feel like a real family home – just make sure you get some help with the washing up!

  1. BBQ

Most annexes are situated in gardens making them the perfect base to host a garden/BBQ party. If BBQ food isn’t your thing, even dining al fresco will make a nice change. If you love to entertain outside, iHUS can add extras on to your annexe to facilitate that, such as surrounding decking.

  1. Easter lunch

We aren’t far off Easter (at least if the amount of Easter eggs on sale in the shops are anything to go by) so why not plan a special meal in for Easter? Invite an old friend over or your family and make the perfect Easter lunch – lamb is usually traditional at Easter, BBC Food has some great ideas.

  1. Cheese and Wine

If cooking has never been your thing, a cheese and wine evening can be a fun way to catch up with friends and relatives. Relax in your spacious lounge with a bottle or two of wine, knowing you will have less washing up to do afterwards!

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iHUS Granny Annexes

UK-based iHUS specialise in the design and build of luxury granny annexes. Our projects are unrivalled in quality and come with a ten-year insurance-backed guarantee.

We take care of planning permission, provide complete project management on-site and ensure that every detail of your annexe is finished to an exceptional standard. All you have to do is move in!

If you like the idea of entertaining friends and family in your very own granny annexe then get in touch for a free consultation.

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

Speedwell Annexe

Speedwell

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.
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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.
BOOKER Annexe

Shelagh Booker

All of our iHus annexe are customised to meet the want’s and needs of their owners. Take a look around Mrs Bookers annexe and listen to what her and her daughter have to say about their iHus annexe journey below.

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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?:








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