The Four Most Common Uses of Backyard Extra Rooms in Sydney



An extra room in a Sydney backyard offers the homeowner a number of advantages. With real estate prices at a premium in New South Wales’ larger cities, many homeowners are turning to granny flats to give themselves more floor space. The results are limited only by the creativity of residents and their own tastes and preferences. Here are some of the favourites:

The Music Studio

With some powerpoints and soundproofing, a backyard studio can be an ideal spot to create music. Inspiration for good sounds can come at all hours of the day and night, meaning you may not be able to rock out to the rooftops if you have people sleeping in the main house. An extra room in your backyard, and you’re free to turn it up.

The Bunkie

The classic application for an extra room in your backyard is to increase your floor space. Putting you extra room on Airbnb or a homestay website, to be rented off to short-term tenants, is a great way to take a bite out of your bills.

A Craft Studio

Do you need a spot with a work bench? Do you enjoy painting, sculpting, or tying flies? The space afforded by an extra room in your backyard is easily altered, and more importantly, easily cleaned. There is ample space for seating arrangements and desk space, your easel, and anything else you could need to pursue your passion.

A Workshop

Back in the day of the attached garage, it was an important spot for your workshop and storage. Without it, plenty of homeowners are finding spaces too cramped to fiddle with their appliances or their cars. Now, you have a backyard workspace ready and waiting for you, when you need it.

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