Inside Our Most Popular Two Bedroom Family Granny Flat Designs

May 24, 2023

When it comes to Granny Flats, functionality is key, but that doesn't mean you have to compromise on style. In this article, we'll showcase two classic designs that have become customer favourites over the years - the Banksia two bedroom Granny Flat and the Tomaree two bedroom Granny Flat.

Join us as we take you through the real-life builds featured in our Newcastle showroom, demonstrating the perfect balance of aesthetics and practicality.


Banksia in Coastal Façade

The Banksia II design, a stunning two-bedroom granny flat, showcases a sleek and simple façade that exudes elegance. With its clean lines and eye-catching double skillion roof, this design captures attention from the moment you lay eyes on it.

The external colour selections play a vital role in defining the overall aesthetic. The combination of crisp white walls and a 'Deep Ocean' roofing creates a beautiful contrast, evoking a coastal style with a timeless appeal. To enhance the welcoming ambiance, an extended deck serves as a delightful entry point and offers additional living space, perfect for enjoying the outdoors during the warmer months.


Banksia Living Area and Kitchen

Stepping inside the popular two-bedroom Granny Flat, prepare to be captivated. The double skillion roof immediately takes effect drawing your attention, creating a sense of grandeur and spaciousness. The high open ceiling space lends an expansive feel to the room, making it appear larger than its actual size.

Every wall is adorned with strategically placed windows, flooding the space with abundant natural light and promoting excellent airflow.

Additionally, higher, narrow windows on one wall present a clever opportunity to optimise wall space efficiently, allowing for creative display or storage options. The neutral color palette serves as a versatile blank canvas, inviting clients to infuse their personal style and make this living area truly their own.

The kitchen in the Banksia II two-bedroom Granny Flat epitomises classic practicality. Incorporating a simple yet striking black and white colour palette, it effortlessly acts as a feature of the home or blends in the background as you need.

Meticulous planning has been employed to maximise both bench space and storage options, ensuring a seamless blend of functionality and aesthetics. The long kitchen uses all available space, and clean lines of the kitchen elongate the open area and create an inviting atmosphere.

One noteworthy feature is the optional breakfast bar, which offers versatility for extra seating, a dedicated dining area, or can be removed altogether to open up the space, as demonstrated in our Emu Plains Banksia two bedroom fitout. This flexibility allows homeowners to customize the kitchen to suit their specific lifestyle and preferences.

Spacious bedrooms for all

In the Banksia II two-bedroom granny flat, you'll discover two generously sized double bedrooms designed to impress. The double skillion ceilings in these bedrooms amplify the sense of space and brightness, creating an airy and welcoming environment.

Abundant natural light streams through the large windows, ensuring a well-ventilated and refreshing atmosphere. The inclusion of mirrored wardrobes not only contributes to the spacious feel but also serves as a clever way to reflect light, further enhancing the brightness within the room. These wardrobes are carefully designed with a combination of drawers, cubbies, and hanging amenities, offering ample storage and maximizing functionality.

The thoughtful consideration given to storage solutions allows for efficient organization and ensures every item has its designated place. Additionally, the neutral color palette serves as a versatile backdrop, allowing homeowners to personalize the space to suit their unique tastes and preferences.


One and a half bathrooms plus laundry

Banksia Newcastle Bathroom

The Banksia II two-bedroom granny flat offers the convenience of one and a half bathrooms, ensuring optimal functionality and ease of use. The main bathroom is thoughtfully designed to be fully functional without occupying excessive space. It features an easily maintained combination sink/vanity unit with ample storage options, allowing for efficient organization of bathroom essentials. The simple and bright color palette, complemented by subtle contrasts in the floor tiles, creates a welcoming and open atmosphere, striking the perfect balance between freshness and warmth.

In addition to the main bathroom, the Banksia II design includes a full-sized laundry space with a toilet, further enhancing its practicality and desirability. This dedicated laundry area offers homeowners the flexibility to incorporate the second toilet or custom cabinetry, maximising storage possibilities and catering to individual needs. A back door adds an extra layer of functionality and provides alternative access to the Granny Flat.

Completing the design, warm timber-look flooring stretches throughout the entire space, creating a seamless and visually elongated flow. This combination of functionality, versatility, and well-thought-out details is what makes the Banksia II granny flat a highly sought-after choice among homeowners looking for a modern, practical, and stylish living solution.


Impressive, Timeless Façade

Step into the two bedroom Tomaree and be captivated by its modern and impressive first look. The double skillion frontage instantly catches the eye, showcasing a design that exudes sophistication and charm. As you approach the entrance, imagine yourself enjoying a peaceful morning coffee on the expansive front deck, embracing the seamless blend of indoor/outdoor living. The deck adds a touch of grandeur to the overall appearance, inviting you to unwind and bask in the beauty of the surrounding environment.

The carefully chosen neutral colour palette for the façade enhances its timeless country finish, creating a warm and inviting atmosphere. As you sit on the deck, savouring your coffee, imagine moving seamlessly to the dining area inside. The open layout allows for easy transition and creates a sense of connectedness between the spaces. Start your day in the cozy dining area, bathed in natural light, as you enjoy a delicious breakfast with loved ones.

During warmer months, the front deck becomes an extension of your living space, providing ample room for entertaining guests or simply relishing in the tranquillity of the outdoors. The design prioritises functionality and comfort. Ceiling fans are strategically placed to ensure efficient airflow and temperature control throughout the year, creating a pleasant and comfortable living environment.


2 bedroom granny flat design completed project

Enticing Open Plan Kitchen and Living Space

The open plan kitchen and living area in the Tomaree is a true haven for relaxation and entertaining. Carefully designed with functionality in mind, this space is finished in bright whites and a marble look that adds a touch of elegance, while making the area feel clean and open.

As you step into the kitchen, you'll be greeted by the perfect balance of style and practicality. The open end shelves not only serve as a design feature but also allow more light to flood through the window, creating a bright and airy atmosphere. Gone are the days of feeling closed in by upper cabinetry - here, you'll enjoy an open and inviting ambiance that encourages seamless flow and easy access to your kitchen essentials.

The living area seamlessly blends with the kitchen, creating a completely open and ample space that offers endless possibilities for how to style and utilize the area. Whether you envision cozy evenings with loved ones or vibrant gatherings with friends, this versatile space caters to your every need. The extra tall double-hung windows on one wall create a stunning feature that not only adds character but also welcomes abundant natural light, filling the room with warmth and creating a welcoming ambiance.


Two Restful Bedrooms

Step into the double bedrooms of the Tomaree design and be enchanted by their spacious and serene ambiance. The extra-high skillion ceilings create a sense of grandeur and add a touch of luxury to the space. Tall double-hung windows generously invite natural light to fill the rooms, promoting a bright and airy atmosphere.

Enjoy excellent airflow and ventilation as the gentle breeze flows through these thoughtfully designed windows. The mirrored wardrobes not only enhance the spacious feel but also serve as a clever way to reflect light, maximizing brightness and creating a welcoming ambiance. These well-appointed wardrobes are fitted out with a combination of drawers, cubbies, hanging space, and an upper shelf, providing versatile storage options to keep everything organized and within reach.


Visit these homes in Newcastle

Are you ready to see the beauty and functionality of our popular Granny Flat designs first-hand? We invite you to visit our Newcastle showroom, where you can immerse yourself in the captivating allure of the Banksia II and  Tomaree designs. Witness the sleek facades, the inviting interiors, and the thoughtful details that make these granny flats truly exceptional.

If you find yourself falling in love with a particular design and dreaming of creating your own haven, we are here to help. Book a site assessment with our expert team, and together we can bring your vision to life. From tailored modifications to personalized finishes, we will work closely with you to ensure that your granny flat becomes a reflection of your unique style and needs.

Don't miss the opportunity to discover the possibilities and embark on a journey towards creating the perfect two-bedroom granny flat. Visit our Newcastle showroom and let our designs inspire you. Contact us today to book your site assessment and take the first step towards turning your dreams into reality.

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About Mercedes Myers

Mercedes is a talented Interior Designer with experience in both residential and commercial design. She loves creating beautiful and functional spaces and believes colour selections are an intimate invitation into someone’s life. She loves being able to assist clients in turning their vision into reality.