Many of us dream of our own country house, where you can take a break from the bustle of the city. Among the huge variety of types of residential buildings, the most attractive and budgetary is a house with an attic. The main reason for its popularity on the Internet and in thematic magazines is the possibility of "doubling" the living space at the expense of the attic with a minimum of construction costs.
Before starting construction work, you need to develop a design project for the future attic structure. Today you can find a huge number of interesting suburban real estate projects that correspond to different tastes, lifestyles and income levels.
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A house with an attic 6 by 9 meters is one of the most attractive structures for the construction of a country house. Despite its apparent simplicity, this design allows you to implement interesting, original and practical ideas in the interior, as well as use a wide variety of building materials.
When creating a project, some features are taken into account, for example, reinforced thermal insulation and waterproofing is needed, since the roof of such a house is most susceptible to temperature changes, while the residential area is located directly under it.
When designing a house with an attic measuring 6 by 9 meters, it is necessary to correctly determine the living area, plan the location of rooms and communications. At first glance, 54 m2 does not seem very spacious, but with proper design, they can be used rationally by choosing the option of a house project with a second attic floor. This will create a two-story house, which will comfortably accommodate all family members and guests.
In practice, the size of the attic is much smaller than the area of the first floor, but it is still possible to design two rooms on it at once.
The solution to the task must be approached very responsibly and thoroughly. You may have to use the services of professional builders and designers who will consult and help you avoid mistakes in the design and organization of the space of the future structure. In this case, it is necessary to take into account all the features and try not to miss a single trifle. So, errors in the installation of communications are possible, if you do not carefully think them through in advance, before the start of construction.
Particular attention should be paid to the materials from which the future house will be built. Today, country houses built from timber, which is an environmentally friendly material and more affordable than natural wood, are in great demand. This material will delight those who care about their health, plan to save money, but at the same time want to build a reliable home for years to come.
Let's take a closer look at the main pros and cons of houses with attics. Design projects of this type of houses are of great interest due to their inherent advantages:
- rational design of the attic floor can increase the living area of a country house by almost 2 times;
- the use of easily supplied communications, which simply rise from the first floor;
- preservation of heat throughout the house due to the used insulated attic;
- the attic floor can also be equipped as a non-residential premises, for example, to design an office, a gym or billiards there.
Consider the disadvantages of attic houses, taken into account in their construction:
- excessive savings on materials and ignoring the simplest operating rules, as a rule, provoke overload and destroy the supporting structures;
- special roof windows are quite expensive;
- large amounts of snow in the winter can reduce the amount of natural light in the attic.
You will learn more about the advantages and disadvantages of attic houses by watching the following video.
Subtleties of planning
The internal layout of a country house with an attic 6x9 meters provides for a kitchen, bedroom and bathroom. These are the three main rooms that must be present in the project.
As a rule, the largest area in the house is in the living room, in which the whole family gathers at a large table or guests are received. To save space, you can combine the living room and the kitchen, and to increase the free space between them, you can use an arch that will serve as the zoning function of the room.
If there are more than 3 people in the family, then in order for everyone to have enough space and to be comfortable and cozy, the construction of a second floor will be required. In a two-story house 6x9, the bedroom can be placed upstairs, but the bathroom is usually placed downstairs.
At the same time, special attention must be paid to the design of the staircase so that it fits organically into the interior, and does not look like a foreign body. Of greatest interest during the creation of a country house plan are spiral solutions and staircases with a large angle of inclination.
The space under the stairs can be equipped with a pantry, in which it will be possible to place seasonal items, preserves prepared for the winter or household appliances. In the space between the steps, you can organize small drawers for storing shoes or little-used items. These boxes can be decorated with LED strips.
Designers believe that in small houses, it is better to use light shades and mirror surfaces as the optimal color scheme, which visually expand and increase the space. At the same time, roller or light curtains are used on the windows.
In houses with a small area, it is better to limit the amount of furniture and not clutter up the space.
The organization of the attic lighting depends on the number and location of the windows. So, if the windows of a country house face the sunny side, and natural lighting is intense enough, then the general lighting will be quite enough. For rooms with a small number of windows or without them, it is quite advisable to organize multi-level lighting (ceiling, wall and floor lamps) with the ability to adjust its intensity.
When designing, special attention should be paid to the issues of house insulation both on the first and second floors. In addition, with properly organized insulation of the attic from the inside, you can save about 35% on heating in winter. A distinctive feature of the attic house from others is the roof of a complex shape. With proper design, this feature can become a highlight or, conversely, spoil the overall picture.
If the roof on the attic floor is well insulated, then the attic ceiling can be finished in the same way as in other rooms of the house, only the peculiarity of the roof geometry must be taken into account.
Snow-white living room in the Scandinavian style in the attic.
Well-organized lighting and decoration of the attic in bright colors will allow you to limit yourself only to decorative lamps.
The classic rustic design of the bedroom on the second, attic floor contributes to rest and relaxation.