Over time, many come to understand that a private house is better than an apartment, even if it is small. It is much more pleasant to live somewhere near a forest or on the bank of a river, away from the bustle of the city, noise and dust. The house can be equipped to your taste, think over everything to the smallest detail. Houses with an attic can be especially cozy and original. Projects of such small houses can be thought out by yourself or you can turn to specialists for help. Moreover, there can be a lot of different options.
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If a decision is made to build a house, but there is no clear understanding of what it should be, the realization of a dream begins with a visit to a design company, whose specialists will help you navigate and offer the best options. Most likely, you will have to visit several organizations, compare prices and offered conditions. Perhaps, in the process of discussions, your own project of the premises will be born. Something can be suggested by neighbors and acquaintances who live in country houses and have experience in the construction and design of small houses with an attic.
There are many nuances in the construction of private houses. The safe operation of the house directly depends on whether the roof and foundation are made correctly, how the walls are laid, and whether the entire structure is well insulated. All this needs to be thought out even at the design level.… Otherwise, over time, the house will begin to give out surprises, and it will take time, effort and money to correct mistakes.
Most often, projects of small houses provide for the presence of a kitchen, living room and utility rooms on the ground floor. The second usually houses a bedroom, an office, a children's room. The option looks tempting when you can go to the balcony from the attic. But setting it up can be expensive. Such a step will be justified if the plot for the house is very small and there is no extra area for arranging a cozy corner.
If space allows, it is better to equip the recreation area on the ground. And it will be cheaper at a price, and there are much more opportunities in choosing a design.
For small country and country houses, the attic is a great opportunity to get additional space, inside which you can equip any room for permanent residence.
The attic is located under a pitched roof, therefore, when designing, it is necessary to take into account that its height is not too small, at least in the lowest part there should be one and a half meters, and the highest point should not be lower than two meters. Otherwise, it will be a very low room, in which a feeling of discomfort is possible. It will be unpleasant to be in such a room, for an adult for sure.
When planning construction, it must be borne in mind that attic rooms should have a sufficient amount of natural light and air supply, which means that full windows should be provided there … Of course, this room also needs full insulation and ventilation.
Designers are always on the side of creating an attic floor in small houses. Indeed, from this compact room, with a creative look and artistic talent, you can make a real masterpiece. And from the outside, the house can be designed so that it becomes a decoration of the site.
An interesting solution would be to install large windows in the attic bedroom. Then at night, before going to bed, you can enjoy the view of the starry sky, and during the day you can watch the clouds floating across the sky. In a word, this option is suitable for romantic natures.
A very suitable option for people who work a lot at home is to create an office. The space under the roof is enough to accommodate everything you need, and most importantly, such privacy is very convenient, nothing will distract from work.
The attic is also suitable for arranging a children's room, especially if there are two children of approximately the same age in the family. They will not be bored there, but even interested if they also come up with a good design and functionality of this room.
The worst idea is to turn the attic into a simple attic, where rubbish that no one needs is gathering dust, which simply cannot be reached to get rid of it. The second extreme is also inappropriate, when several narrow small and therefore uncomfortable rooms are trying to cram into a small space.
So when thinking over a house project, there is a reason to weigh everything well, and there may be not one project, but several at once.
From what to build a house, each owner decides individually, depending on financial capabilities.
The advantage of brick houses is obvious, they are more durable, durable, easy to use. But brick is one of the most expensive materials.
Frame houses are especially popular, especially when it comes to a country house. The frame structure can even be assembled independently in just a few weeks. After all, all the details of such a structure are adjusted at the factory, which makes it easier to assemble.
Another advantage of a frame house is that it does not shrink, which means that after the construction of such a structure, you can immediately populate and simultaneously continue finishing work in the premises.
The wood from which the frame is made is necessarily treated with an agent against fungus and mold, so there is no need to worry about the occurrence of these troubles.
There are also disadvantages to frame houses
- Poor sound insulation. In order for no noise from the street to bother you, you will have to think over an additional system using modern materials.
- This house is not suitable for those places where there are hurricane winds, there is a risk of damage to structures.
- The walls of such a house "do not breathe", which means that you need to take care of ventilation and carefully consider its design.
Materials suitable for this type of structure are foam concrete or aerated concrete. Both materials are considered light and durable, but they have their own differences that you need to know about before deciding on one of them.
- They are made using different technologies. Aerated concrete loses to foam blocks in terms of moisture absorption. In winter, in frosts, this can lead to the destruction of the walls. But, on the other hand, any surfaces are treated with a primer or covered with a facing material.
- But aerated concrete, according to experts in the construction field, is considered a more durable material than foam concrete.
- In environmental terms, both materials are considered safe for use in the construction of residential buildings.
- When shrinking, the foam concrete wall can crack, with aerated concrete this will not happen. But foam concrete retains heat better.
- As for the price, foam concrete can save about 20% of funds on a construction site.
When building a house with an attic, it is imperative to think over a reliable arrangement of ceiling structures, wood processing with appropriate compositions, pay attention to roof insulation, and do not forget to build comfortable stairs leading to the second floor.
The attic floor does not have to be for bedrooms. There are options for a wide variety of design solutions. For example, it can provide a wonderful gym for the whole family, which will bring great health benefits. There may also be a spacious bathroom with a large bathtub and shower. It all depends on the choice of the owner.
Here are some of the most successful options for arranging the attic floor, on the basis of which you can come up with your own. In this case, any materials can be used: wood, brick, aerated concrete, foam blocks.
An example of a functional and stylishly decorated room, which, moreover, is light, and with a small size, the feeling of space still remains. A comfortable sleeping place matches well with the work area. An interesting touch is the original window.
Very simple, but in the same style, the decorated bedroom will withstand the arrival of a large number of guests. There is enough space for everyone, comfortable sleeping places are provided.
A drawing of a lightweight and functional home might look like this. And there is a place for all the premises. And you can create comfortable conditions for all family members.
Successful layout of a larger house. It is spacious enough to equip a large kitchen-living room, nursery or bedroom on the ground floor. The second can accommodate an office, another bedroom or a cozy corner with all kinds of plants.
There are many design options. It all depends on what type of house is chosen and the presence of which room is primarily needed on the second floor.
For an overview of the project of a small house with an attic, see the following video.