There are many options for the layout of private buildings. But due to various circumstances, some people have to limit themselves in choosing a home. One of these restrictions is the area occupied by the building. I would like the dwelling to be small in size, but at the same time quite spacious, for example, a two-story house 8 by 8 m.
Features of small two-story houses
Many people imagine houses with two or more floors as something very large. Therefore, the size 8 by 8 m seems rather unusual. Because of this unusualness, various positive and negative aspects of such buildings emerge.
Let's start with the pros
Low cost. A compact house is inexpensive. The smaller the structure, the less resources will be required to create it. This characteristic is worth paying attention to for those who have some financial problems.
Fast construction. Of course, the construction of such a dwelling will not go super fast. But this time will definitely be less than what is required for the construction of a larger building.
Simple home care. Many people choose to live in small apartments as they are easier to clean and renovate. It is the same with private houses. The small area of the dwelling allows for easy maintenance, and the two floors provide spaciousness.
More free space on the territory. Perhaps the main feature of such buildings, because of which many people choose them. Limited space on the site is a fairly common problem that can be solved by building a two-story house of 8x8 m.
There are also disadvantages to such houses
Small area of the dwelling. Although for the place that such a house occupies on the site, the living area is large, but in comparison with larger houses it is still less. Therefore, such a project should not be chosen by those who need more free space.
Difficult design. You will have to contact specialized companies that are engaged in the design of houses. Otherwise, the layout of the house may not be optimal, which will lead to low efficiency of free space in the house.
Limited choice of furniture and appliances. Small rooms will force tenants to buy smaller furniture to save space.
It is worth carefully comparing all the pros and cons of two-story houses 8x8 m before deciding on their construction.
Layout options for a house with a terrace
One of the types of layouts is houses with a terrace. The terrace is not included in the area of the house, but is an open extension to it. This must be taken into account when choosing such projects.
Among such houses, you can consider the lumber option. The first floor is completely occupied by household rooms: kitchen, boiler room, shower room, steam room. There is also a large living room and a small hall. The second floor of the log house has 3 bedrooms, one of which has a small balcony.
For lovers of log buildings, a project in the Russian style with features of the architecture of the 18th century is suitable. Inside, this dwelling is rather modest - on the first floor there are two bedrooms, a kitchen and a living room, which has a staircase leading to the second floor. The second floor is occupied by three bedrooms, a hall and a bathroom.
Brick projects also look beautiful. The walls are not decorated with anything outside, since the brick version looks good anyway. The interior layout of the rooms is rather complicated, but you can immediately notice 3 bedrooms, as well as a kitchen connected to the dining room.
There are options built from aerated concrete. The walls of aerated blocks are distinguished by their dim color and a more austere look. One of the projects involves finding a terrace outside the house itself. On the one hand, this saves free space, on the other hand, it takes up a large area on the site. Non-residential rooms can be divided into 2 bathrooms, a storage room and a boiler room. The second floor has 3 bedrooms.
Houses made of foam blocks are distinguished by the fact that they retain heat well, but from an aesthetic point of view, their appearance is not very attractive. Therefore, very often houses from such blocks are trimmed from the outside with some kind of sheathing.
Typical house plans with a garage
For car owners, there are special houses with a garage. In the case of two-storey houses of 8 by 8 m, the garage takes up a rather large area.
The most typical project of such a dwelling will have the following scheme. Half of the first floor is occupied by a garage, which perfectly fits one car. Next to the garage there is a boiler room, a kitchen, a living room, a bathroom and a hall with a staircase going upstairs. The second floor meets with a spacious hall, from which you can get to the remaining bedrooms and a bathroom. Outside, this house is finished with bricks and has the shape of a parallelepiped with a triangular roof at the top.
Another project has a size of 8500 by 8500 mm, due to which its area is slightly larger. However, this dwelling has a more complex shape than the previous version, due to which it loses a little of its area. The garage is located in the basement and can accommodate one car. Next to it there is a storage room, a boiler room and a hall. On the ground floor there is a bathroom, a hall and a kitchen combined with a living room. The staircase leading upstairs is in a small corridor, which is also on the second floor. Upstairs there are two bedrooms and another bathroom.
Other layout options
There are other projects that also have their own characteristics.
So, from houses with a balcony, one can single out a variant of a house that is built in a classic style. On the side it has two ledges for balconies, which are located under the roof. The house is made in calm colors. The ground floor plan includes the following rooms: entrance hall, living room, kitchen, bathroom and two bedrooms. It is worth noting that the living room is connected to the kitchen, which results in a rather spacious room. The hall has a staircase leading up to the second floor with three large bedrooms and one shower room. Each bedroom has a balcony.
For lovers of houses with a bay window, you can consider a project made in a modern style. Its first floor is divided into several small rooms, which can create a feeling of some constraint - the kitchen is separated from the living room, the bathroom is small, but there is room for a hall. But the second floor is more spacious, extended by a bay window. There are also two bedrooms here.
For those who prefer to have a fireplace at home, you can pick up many different options for such houses. So, one of these houses is built of logs and has a simple and ordinary shape. At the entrance, you can immediately get into the vestibule, and from it - into the hallway and hall. And also the first floor includes a bathroom and a shower. In the other corner is the kitchen.
The main room is the living room - it is quite spacious and has a fireplace. The second floor contains two large bedrooms and a toilet, and also has a balcony.
Examples of projects
Of course, you can find many different projects of this type of house. But sometimes it is much more interesting to learn about already built dwellings, especially if they turned out to be successful.
You can find a two-story building made in the old Russian style. The house has excellent geometry and beautiful decoration, which makes it stand out from others.
A more innovative style is demonstrated in another project. The building has a roof of an interesting geometric shape, as well as an interesting design.
A building with panoramic windows will not be to everyone's taste, but a large amount of natural light in the rooms and a stylish appearance will interest everyone.
There are many options for two-story buildings 8x8 m.
The main thing is to choose the project that will be convenient for you.