5 Apps To Help You Design Your Dream Granny Flat

You have decided to build your granny flat in your back garden instead of dealing with the competitive housing market to find a bigger home or renovating to add value to our property. The immediate benefit is saving space and the long-term advantage is value-adding.

The first step in designing your own home is to work out what kind of granny flat you want. But are you wondering where to start? Luckily, technology can provide a helping hand. We can discuss the best and most convenient apps to help you in building your own backyard hideaway.

Sweet Home 3D

Designing a granny flat is not a simple task, but there is no need to recruit an architect before you have decided on the style or build you want. If you are renovating an existing granny flat and want to have a brand new interior floor plan or you are starting completely from scratch, we have got the right app for you. Sweet Home 3D is an application that allows users to create their own walls before using the drag-and-drop tool on everything from doors, windows, furniture and appliances. You can also customise sizes and colours for a realistic touch. The clever app even provides the results in 2D or 3D to have a clear view of the setting. You can change the colour or texture of the floors, ceilings, and walls, and can also import your patterns into the app for total customisation.


Houzz, with a global community of 40 million homeowners,  design professionals, and DIY obsessives, is a treasure trove of inspiration for people looking to design their own home. You can find professional quality interior design pictures and ideas. You can also search and contact the architects, creators and builders you’d like to employ for your project. Product recommendations and a useful user forum supplying tailored advice and extra information are also available.


If you’re looking for ideas within reach of the ordinary person then you can search online. You can find granny flat designs on Pinterest to help kick-start your creative process. You can use the photographs on Pinterest and other websites to create aesthetically pleasing mood boards for every interior design of each room. This app is particularly useful for discovering DIY tutorials and quick tips that anyone can use.

Sun Seeker

Sun Seeker is quite literally an app that searches for sunshine. It allows users to find the ideal solar position and path for your granny flat. It has the ability to choose any location in the world including your own backyard. You can even find out the best location for your windows to maximise or minimise light using this smart platform.


Your granny flat design will be compact in all likelihood, unless you have acres of room in your yard, although the sizes that local councils will allow differs in every state. You can choose neutral hues as they open up interiors and provide the illusion of extra space. ColourSmart by BEHR™ Mobile allows users to preview a range of shades on indoor or outdoor walls to help you find the perfect tone. This platform also provides the  most pleasing colour combinations in one place so that you can select one easily.

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