Backyard investment

* Granny flat to be rented out as an investment property.

* Temporary use as family home while main home is being renovated.

* A contemporary three-bedroom design delivering 70sqm of accommodation, plus space for outdoor living.

Granny Flat - East Victoria Park Floor Plans

Details of the full transformation

Name: Jeanie and Seth

Suburb: Victoria Park

Background: Jeanie and Seth moved into their Victoria Park home in 2013 with their daughter, now 9, and their toy poodle.

Need: The couple were looking for an investment opportunity and quickly recognised that the answer lay in their own backyard. The garden was big enough to accommodate a good-sized granny flat that could be rented out. With plans to renovate their home, Jeanie and Seth also realised that having a second home in the back garden would enable them to move out rent-free while they got busy with their own home improvement projects.

Solution: With a budget of about $145,000, the couple chose the Dunsborough, a 70sqm design that is about their size of the main home on their 495sqm block. With three bedrooms, an open-plan kitchen and living area, and sliding doors to an outdoor entertaining area, the home will appeal to a wide range of tenants. Jeanie and Seth also added an alfresco off the living area and a French door to the garden from the kitchen. Construction took about 14 weeks, creating a comfortable, double-brick home filled with natural light. “It was well worth the cost and doesn’t feel like a granny flat – it feels more like a house,” Seth says.

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Why Dale Alcock Home Improvement?

“We contacted a few other companies, but none of them had a brick and tile option at the right price with the design that we liked,” Seth says. “Also, we liked the fact that Dale Alcock Home Improvement is a well-established company with a good reputation for service standards. We were impressed with the speed and the hard work of the tradespeople used. The service was top-notch! They went out of their way to accommodate our alterations to the design. We were very happy with the final result.”


“You need to think carefully about storage and you need to simplify so that you can manage in a smaller space.”

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