Home Office Design Options: Use Your Granny Flat’s Open Layout Wisely

Posted on Aug 27 2015 - 12:00am by Lilies and Daisies

home office workplaceGranny flats can be used in a myriad of ways, including as a home office. If you live in Perth, this isn’t a problem as long as you have the permit.

One inherent advantage of using a granny flat for your home office is that it allows plenty of light to get in. Whether it is prefabricated or customised, in box size or with a veranda, these room additions often come with an open design.

Plenty of natural light

Letting natural light in cuts electricity cost. A well-lit room also reduces eye strain and headache. With an open design, you see the view from outside and still have the silence you need to focus on work.

A room with a view

To have an office room with a view, you’ll have to position your desk facing the window or your chair to the door. Home builders from Grandesignswa.com.au say granny flats come in contemporary and cost-effective designs.  If the granny flat doesn’t have an open design, hang a painting or a photo on the wall. That’s better than facing a blank wall all day.


An open design makes the granny flat feel bigger. And with the right office furniture size and design, moving around would be a breeze, serving your workflow needs.

Think about the items you need before buying furniture, though. You can’t sacrifice function over form.


Add a piece of framed art or a few cherished collections to design the space. Use coordinated elements for furniture and other parts of the room.

Select paints and accessories that reinforce the style you want to achieve. Maximise the space by organising office items vertically or horizontally.

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If you have that available space in your backyard and you have been doing work from home, think of building a small office. Just think of granny flats you see in Perth and ideas for designs will come.