Welcoming family or friends is the first motivation to start building an annex to your house. An annex is an independent construction, not attached to its main dwelling. Thus, you can receive the world without the slightest effort. Your guests are received comfortably and benefit from their own accommodation. And for moments of conviviality, everyone meets in the main living room of the house!
Welcoming a Loved One Who Needs Daily Help
The annex of a house is an extension that is not attached to the main house. This is a new comfortable infrastructure equipped with high-performance insulation. When one of your parents loses their autonomy or needs daily assistance, it is very practical to have an appendix to the accessibility standards for people with reduced mobility. With easy access, a wide door, specific dimensions for getting around, and an adapted bathroom WC, your parent will have a reassuring cocoon, a stone’s throw from your home.
Give your Teenager his Need for Independence
If your child is a teenager or young adult, he may also want to experience the beginnings of autonomy. Building a freestanding annex is the perfect solution to make it feel independent while still being very close to you when needed!
Indulge in Your Passion Without Disturbing the Rest of the Family
Do you have a passion that tends to take up space in your home? By creating an annex, you can develop your creativity, do hours of DIY, and prepare your seedlings in peace without encroaching on space in your main home. It’s also a great way to set up a separate office, ideal for people working from home. It is also a great way to create a pool house, right next to the swimming pool. The outbuilding can also be used as a workshop or garage for your car.
Make Ends Meet by Renting
The rental of an annex can be an additional income appreciated by the owners. Building a studio in your garden can provide you with a significant additional income. Proximity to tenants also allows us to be very responsive to their requests, and to keep an eye on your rental. By renting this studio, you can amortize the credit repayment costs of your purchase and gently learn the rules of renting. The outbuilding settles on your land and you will surely have to set up a private entrance, but in the end, it is an asset that allows you, among other things, to choose your neighbors while saving some money!
Which Annex for Your Extension Project?
There are several possible solutions for your annex, a wooden, aluminum, or concrete block frame, a flat, single-pitch, or double-pitch roof, an annex on one level or with one floor, or an annex including a mezzanine. All the models that will make you happy are available here. Whichever solution is chosen, opt for high-performance insulation to ensure maximum comfort for your tender. The connection to electricity, heating, and water will be a point of vigilance during the construction of the annex. The further your independent extension is from your home, the more complex the connection, which affects the final bill!