If the day hasn’t arrived yet, then it will come eventually. I am talking about when you have a sudden realisation that the home that you have invested in isn’t going to meet your needs when it comes to space. Your family has grown in the past few years and now the kids are starting to demand their own space and you can’t really blame them for that. They have been sharing a bedroom with their brothers and sisters from many years now and it is a little unfair to force a teenager to still bunk up with their little brother and sister. It is your job as a parent or guardian to figure out where this extra space is going to come from and so you’re going to have to start thinking outside the box.

It would also be an excellent idea to start talking to your builder and getting them to quickly create some knock down rebuild quotes in Canberra. Many people don’t realise that the very things that are currently on your property are the very things that can get you out of this pickle. Your garage for example is perfect for creating an additional bedroom which is otherwise known as a granny flat and it provides so many options and benefits.

* Accommodation for your guests – There are a few times a year when you love to see your family members visiting and Christmas and New Year are two such events. It would be nice to be able to put them up for a change rather than getting them to book into the local hotel. You’re going to save your family members a lot of money and it also allows you to keep them close to you and your family. This means that nobody has to head off into the night at the end of the festivities at their bedroom is just going to be metres away from your home.

* It’s a money maker – When your family is not visiting, a granny flat is the perfect way to earn a little bit of extra income and you can rent it out on the various websites for a night or even a full weekend. The money that you spend on this project will be recovered in no time at all due to the rent that you will be charging guests to stay. This additional money can be put towards the mortgage for your current property and this takes off a lot of pressure when it comes to paying the bills at the end of the month.

As you can see, it just takes a little bit of thinking and a chat with your building contractor to come up with some space ideas.