Putting new space under the same roof as the rest of your house isn't always the best or the only option. Building an annex might be a simpler or more effective way to get the kind of flexibility you're after. Some annexes are freestanding; others are semidetached, linked to the house by a deck, terrace, bridge, or other covered passageway. Examples of structures that commonly function as annexes include garages, sheds, garden pavilions, and self-contained living quarters. An annex may occupy a portion of the structure, such as the attic space above a garage or the indoor half of a garden pavilion, or it may include the entire structure.
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