The car has long ceased to be a luxury. But she is much more than just a means of transportation. For some motorists, a private car is like a child. And the "child" needs his own room, especially if he can easily take the driver to his home.
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A two-storey private house, whether it is a full-fledged residential building or just a summer cottage, is a practical structure. Geographically, it occupies not so much space on the site than a similar one-story building with the same area. It looks compact, even if the amount of its square meters is far more than 100. Often, two-storey buildings are equipped with all the necessary rooms (living room, guest bedroom, playroom, bath or sauna, and garage), and not just a minimum - a kitchen and a bedroom.
The decision to build a garage side by side, under the same roof, in the basement or in the house itself is also very practical, deliberate and ergonomic. After all, thanks to this, a technical room is obtained that will not freeze through in winter (which means that the car will start even with a very large minus outside the window), will be equipped with electricity and in the dark it will be possible to work on improving the running capabilities.
In general, a comfortable and even somewhat cozy room for an iron comrade. And besides, a building with a garage will take much less materials than two separate buildings. Less building material means less cost. Less costs, more savings.
Of course, there are also disadvantages in two-story buildings with a garage:
- For the elderly and those with knee problems, constantly walking up and down stairs can be problematic. Therefore, they are most often assigned rooms downstairs, on the first floor.
- There are certain difficulties in the construction of heating systems, as well as with water supply. It is necessary to lay pipes upwards. But this is all solvable.
- The garage is the place where the car will work, which means there will be harmful exhaust gases. When selecting construction materials, it is necessary to take into account their throughput. When designing, it is impossible to place bedrooms or other actively used premises next to the garage.
You can build a house with a garage from almost any material. Today there are a lot of both standard and individual construction projects from a wide variety of materials.
Brick house - building classics. Brick has a number of advantages (non-flammable, the houses are quite warm, aesthetically attractive), it is preferred by people who like solidity. Such a house can become a real fortress. However, for the construction of a two-story house, a lot of such material will be needed, and its installation requires a lot of time (or labor)
Wooden cottage - an expensive building, which experts refer to as elite buildings. They are natural and environmentally friendly. They look very attractive, but very expensive. However, there is always a demand for them, even despite the price
Frame structure - modern building technology that allows you to build a spacious 2-storey building in just one or two seasons. Moreover, if a house is made by a reliable, proven developer, then it will become a comfortable home
Foam block house - an economical and practical construction. Due to the size, so much material is not required (as, for example, with masonry).It has the ability to "absorb" harmful exhaust emissions, as well as a number of positive performance characteristics. However, upon completion of construction, finishing finishing work is almost mandatory. In finished form, the foam block house without processing looks gray and unprepossessing. Fortunately, the facade of such a house can be finished in such a way that only the owners will know from what their building was originally built
And regardless of what material the construction and design of a two-story building with a garage will be from, this is a very crucial stage. All solutions that the layout of the house embodies must comply with sanitary and hygienic standards.
It is vital to consider the ventilation system as well as the waterproofing system.
An extension garage to the house allows you to combine two buildings and at the same time save materials. Due to the fact that the garage is actually part of the building, the room can be equipped with everything you need (light, heat). In practice, the house has at least two entrances - "front" for everyone and the entrance to the garage. The garage stands as if it were a detached house, but at the same time it is connected to the main space of the house through a door. The location of the garage itself does not affect other rooms in any way.
The annex can be decorated with a separate roof, or it can be a logical continuation of the house and serve, for example, as a winter garden, or its roof can be an open terrace, and also be equipped with a balcony.
You can attach a garage either in front or behind, or on the side of the house. When placed laterally, the geometry of the house is simply stretched. It is worth noting that the garage extension can be made after the construction of the dwelling. But with joint construction, the task of its construction is greatly simplified. There is no likelihood that the general foundation will sag, as can happen with a separately built house.
The main difference between such two-story houses is that the garage is a full-fledged room, albeit of a technical nature. Above it there is a full second floor with a separate room or rooms.
If you look at a house in a section, the rooms are arranged as follows: on the ground floor, all service rooms, as well as a kitchen, living room, study; on the second - lounges and bedrooms.
Houses with a garage and an attic save building materials. At the same time, the garage area is actively "eaten up" by the attic, thereby compensating for the fact that a fairly large space remains uninhabited. Such house projects are suitable for erecting buildings on a small plot.
Basement for cars
When the house has a spacious and at the same time rather high basement, then you can equip it in an underground garage. Often, service premises are located on the basement, such as a boiler room, a furnace, a bathhouse, a sauna. Therefore, it is also logical to place such a technical room as a garage downstairs.
When building a basement garage, it is important to understand that the vehicle will drive in and out at a certain angle of descent / ascent. And this slope must be made as gentle and comfortable as possible so that the car can drive outside the garage without any problems.
Houses with a high base will ideally fit into the landscape of the site, where there are small elevations. Moreover, they allow you to compensate for elevation differences in the most advantageous way.
In addition to the garage, zealous owners very often place other equally important service rooms in the house. Russian bath or Finnish sauna, which is located next to the garage, is a good solution for lovers of comfortable relaxation.
Bath or sauna can be located both in the basement and above on the ground floor. When building a house with a bath or sauna, and even with a garage, it is important to take into account all the technical and operational aspects. The main thing is to ensure good waterproofing and thermal insulation during the construction of these premises. Then the upper rooms will not suffer from excessive overheating and humidity.
For two cars
When there is more than one car in a family, there is a problem with the shelter of one of the iron horses. There are two solutions to this issue. The first is the construction of a spacious garage for two cars; the second is the construction of two garages.
This entails an increase in the number of building materials and the construction of either two garages at once, respectively, with two separate gates and doors, or one large room with a special extended access system, that is, with non-standard wide gates.
In addition, the increased area of the room requires a greater operational load from the walls, which must be taken into account during construction.
The location of the double garage can be different. It all depends on the project. But technically, such a garage can be located anywhere (with the exception of the second floor) - in the basement, as an extension, or in the house itself - it all depends on how the project will be initially designed. And the design is carried out based on the desires and capabilities of the customer, that is, the owner of the house.
A beautiful two-story house with a garage is a dream that is quite real to come true. And many projects of this type of buildings and a huge number of already erected buildings are proof of this.
For an overview of the project of a two-story 4-bedroom house with a garage, see the following video.