Granny Annexe Layout – The Best Floorplans From iHUS

Your granny annexe layout needs to maximise living space and make life easier – considering the smaller overall footprint of the building. A tall order but we here at iHUS we have designed our annexes to meet and exceed these expectations.

Our core annexe range has been designed taking customer feedback into consideration, as well as our own experience. We have created a range of granny annexe layouts and floorplans that feel dynamic and are practical.

Open Plan Granny Annexe Living

The majority of our annexes combine living and kitchen areas. Most of our customers find that in advancing age, open plan living is much more convenient and practical.

Just one look online will show you that open plan living has become incredibly popular over the last ten years – not just for granny annexes either, people of all ages are embracing the open plan living life.

image shows an open plan granny annexe layout

An open plan kitchen and living area feel more sociable and are convenient for several reasons. When you are getting older, housework can become difficult and having to move from room to room to clean them, especially with a vacuum cleaner, can be tiresome. An open plan granny annexe requires much less cleaning due to its smaller size.

Moving from room to room can also become difficult as you age – it may sound silly but even walking through to the kitchen to make a cup of tea can seem like a monumental task. With an open plan kitchen and living area, you have everything that you need close by to make eating and drinking easier.

Everyone embraces open plan living because they enjoy the social aspect of it, and it is no different when it comes to the layout of your granny annexe. Imagine yourself cooking in the kitchen, whilst your partner is nearby watching television or reading the paper. Or if you are looking after a grandchild, open plan living is more practical for keeping an eye on them.

Even if you have a relative who comes over and cooks for you, you can sit and relax in your living area whilst getting the benefits of enjoying your visitors’ company.

An open plan arrangement can also be useful if you have mobility issues, it’s much easier to navigate around your home if you are, for example, using a wheelchair or standing aid.

image shows a granny annexe layout for the iHUS Ravenscroft model
The Ravenscroft Layout

Separate Kitchen & Living Areas

If open plan granny annexe layout isn’t your style, then not to worry, we also have some models that have separate kitchen and dining areas. Often called ‘broken plan’, our annexes that feature a distinct kitchen and lounge area retain the open plan feel yet are separate enough to feel like two different spaces.

The Cadeby is a great example of this, featuring a generous living space, and a kitchen off to one side. The Wheatley also offers generous living proportions and a smaller kitchen, tucked to one side.

L Shape Annexes

When buying an annexe, the shape of your garden also needs to be considered. Most of our range is oblong shaped, but we also have a great option for awkward corner plots. The Dunscroft is our new, L shaped annexe which would suit a corner plot but still has a lovely open plan living/kitchen space.

Available in three sizes, the layout of this granny annexe is dynamic, practical and would fit in any back garden nicely.

image shows a granny annexe layout from iHUS
The Dunscroft Layout

Bathroom and Kitchen Annexe Layout

When you are planning on building an annexe, it is also important to consider the layout of the kitchen and bathroom areas. Go for an annexe that maximises space but is practical for your needs.

Luckily, we have taken out the hard work and our core range come in tried and tested layouts. Featuring kitchens that are easy to navigate around, and bathrooms that are ideal for those who are ageing.

Our kitchens have simple, fuss-free layouts that enable you to prepare food and get around them easily.

As standard, our annexes also come with a functional bathroom, situated next to the bedroom and containing walk-in shower cubicles, we also have the option to upgrade to a wet room if that is what you think would suit you best.

Get in Touch

Our annexe layouts are tried and tested and have been improved over the years by utilising customer feedback. However, if you can’t find a layout in our core range that suits your needs, we are always happy to talk about custom annexes.

Contact us for more information and 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


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.

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?:

      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…