Why an annex has become an attractive feature for buyers

Potential: A property with an annex offers buyers flexibility, with this £ 640k six-bedroom home in Par, Cornwall, for sale through Yopa real estate agents offering a substantial extension

Owning a property that includes an annex can be a godsend for those looking for extra living space.

There is the option to use it for elderly parents or older children who need to return to the family home to save a deposit.

Alternatively, it could be used to provide additional income by renting the independent space in the short or long term.

Having an area that can be separated from the main property through a locked internal door can be the solution for multiple housing problems, and is an increasingly attractive feature for buyers seeking additional flexibility.

Potential: A property with an annex offers buyers flexibility, with this £ 640k six-bedroom home in Par, Cornwall, for sale through Yopa real estate agents offering a substantial extension

Potential: A property with an annex offers buyers flexibility, with this £ 640k six-bedroom home in Par, Cornwall, for sale through Yopa real estate agents offering a substantial extension

So, if you have an annex, how do you convert it into a feature that could sell your house? And if you are looking to buy property, how can you recognize one with outstanding qualities?

We asked an interior design expert for his advice on how to submit an annex and look for some properties in the market that have attached potential.

Stacey Sibley, from Alexander James Interiors, explained: "The annexes are the perfect solution for those who have limited guest accommodation.

"It presents an opportunity to create a vacation home, or for those with elderly relatives who require a comfortable space to live."

The annex of this £ 350k five-bedroom house in Greenock, Scotland, can be separated from the rest of the property by blocking an internal door

The annex of this £ 350k five-bedroom house in Greenock, Scotland, can be separated from the rest of the property by blocking an internal door

The annex of this £ 350k five-bedroom house in Greenock, Scotland, can be separated from the rest of the property by blocking an internal door

She suggests using different textures and fabrics to add depth and warmth to an annex, which might otherwise feel austere and isolated.

"The cushions and cushions in the seats and beds are important, as well as the use of fresh flowers and other accessories for the home that add details and add a touch of attention to the interiors," he said.

The period house in Greenock is sold through Yopa for £ 350k

The period house in Greenock is sold through Yopa for £ 350k

The period house in Greenock is sold through Yopa for £ 350k

Yopa suggests that the annex in the Greenock house could be used as a granny-flat, for commercial purposes or simply an extension of the ground floor for a large family

Yopa suggests that the annex in the Greenock house could be used as a granny-flat, for commercial purposes or simply an extension of the ground floor for a large family

Yopa suggests that the annex in the Greenock house could be used as a granny-flat, for commercial purposes or simply an extension of the ground floor for a large family

The Greenock house has an annex that adds a valuable autonomous area

The Greenock house has an annex that adds a valuable autonomous area

The Greenock house has an annex that adds a valuable autonomous area

Since space may be scarce in the annexes, she suggests limiting the use of obstructive furniture pieces, such as side tables and floor lamps, to guarantee free-flowing corridors.

She said: "Creating a multi-use environment with an open kitchen, a living room and a dining room is a good way to use the space in a practical and aesthetic way.

It's always a good idea to use light paint and wallpaper colors in smaller rooms to make the spaces look bigger and brighter.

"And the use of mirrors in the design of your annex can also create the perfect illusion of extended space."

This five-bedroom farm in Bishop Auckland, Durham, is for sale through Yopa for £ 350k and includes an annex

This five-bedroom farm in Bishop Auckland, Durham, is for sale through Yopa for £ 350k and includes an annex

This five-bedroom farm in Bishop Auckland, Durham, is for sale through Yopa for £ 350k and includes an annex

The impressive location of the property means that it could attract tourists looking for a place to rent

The impressive location of the property means that it could attract tourists looking for a place to rent

The impressive location of the property means that it could attract tourists looking for a place to rent

The annex of a room includes a separate kitchen with plumbing for a washing machine

The annex of a room includes a separate kitchen with plumbing for a washing machine

The annex of a room includes a separate kitchen with plumbing for a washing machine

Stacey says that the annexes are perfect to expand a living space and make the most of unused outdoor areas.

She adds: They can provide an extension to their current home environment, but they can also offer an opportunity for a completely different look to the interior style of their home.

& # 39; The annexes can be used as an area for your own escapism and can be converted into a real withdrawal from your main property & # 39;

Current interior trends include the use of wood, creating a rustic feel of the countryside.

He added: "For those who have a garden outside, you can inspire from the natural elements of their environment, using plants, flowers and organic materials in the furniture to enter the outside.

"For a more contemporary feel, clean, crisp edges can be used on furniture and a more vibrant color scheme.

& # 39; A monochromatic scheme can be combined with bolder color bursts for a modern advantage & # 39;

This four bedroom house in Slough, Berkshire, is on the £ 785k list and includes a separate annex

This four bedroom house in Slough, Berkshire, is on the £ 785k list and includes a separate annex

This four bedroom house in Slough, Berkshire, is on the £ 785k list and includes a separate annex

The annex on the Slough property has a kitchen with white cabinets and gray tiles, countertops and floors

The annex on the Slough property has a kitchen with white cabinets and gray tiles, countertops and floors

The annex on the Slough property has a kitchen with white cabinets and gray tiles, countertops and floors

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