Granny Annexe Features That Suit Your Needs

Choosing the right granny annexe features is an important part of your project. Features can be split into two categories – practical and personal.

Practical granny annexe features will make your life easier and should be chosen with your needs in mind, age for example. Personal features include things that aren’t essential but that you may choose to personalise your annexe and make it feel in keeping with your own sense of style.

Choosing Features for Your Needs

People choose to live in granny annexes for all sorts of reasons but one of the main factors is age. If you are approaching your golden years, you will want to choose features that will make your life easier and more manageable. Here are some points to consider when planning your granny annexe.

All our annexes feature well-designed kitchens with free-flowing space that will enable you to move around freely. There are many features you can add to your kitchen to make it as practical as possible. some of the upgrades you can include with an iHUS annexe include; an integrated dishwasher, an instant hot water tap, even a warming drawer to keep your meals hot!

Another important room in your annexe, the bathroom needs to suit your needs for now and years to come. That’s why we have a range of solutions for making your bathroom a practical space. Our core annexe range comes as standard, with a walk-in shower, which many consider more practical as they age. If desired, you can upgrade to a wet room which will give you peace of mind that you will be able to use your bathroom, even if your mobility worsens.

We also have other practical features that can be added to assist the elderly, such as; grab bars, shower seats, and age-friendly higher toilets.

image shows an elderly lady with her family

Another feature that you may want to add to your annexe is underfloor heating. Practical and cost-effective, underfloor heating is perfect for people who are less mobile and spend a lot of time indoors.

Once you have moved into your annexe you can also purchase special equipment to help you with daily tasks. There are lots of companies which provide daily living aids for the elderly so it can be difficult to choose products. Thankfully, there is a great website called Living Made Easy, that can help you choose products. It is an independent comparison site, designed to help people with additional needs to find the right equipment they need to live independently.

Choosing Granny Annexe Features You Like

Once you have got the practical considerations out of the way, you may want to add features to your annexe that make it feel more ‘you’. Our core annexe range already comes with everything you need but it’s up to you to add those personal touches.

The interior of your annexe can be customised by choosing the colour of your floor – our core range all come supplied with Balterio Quattro laminate flooring in a choice of four colours.

You can also select the colour of your bathroom floor and walls. It’s the same in the kitchen too – choose from our range of colours for your kitchen units, countertops and you even get a choice in kitchen cabinet door handles.

We have many premium upgrades for the interior of your annexe too. If you want to go for a stylish look you can upgrade to chrome light switches, oak veneered doors, or add in a contemporary electric stove for a cosy feel.

You have just as much choice when it comes to choosing features for the exterior of your annexe, starting with what colour you would like the cladding to be. iHUS annexes come in four great colours, or you can upgrade to a premium cladding and choose from a selection of 16 colours.

If our standard window frames are not what you would like, they can be changed too – we have four stunning upgrade colours to choose from. You can give your windows a serious upgrade by choosing to install a bi-fold door or skylights which will flood your annexe with natural light.

If you like spending time outside, we can also install decking around your annexe. We have a range of decking and balustrades that you can upgrade to; making your annexe look just as stylish on the outside as it does inside.

image shows an annexe from iHUS which can be customised with features to suit your needs

Contact iHUS

If you would like to know more about the great granny annexes features you can benefit from with an iHUS annexe, simply contact us and talk to a member of the team.

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.

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      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

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