Layout of rooms in a private house
You can independently plan the space of your country house. At the same time, consider that the area and number of floors in the cottage are determined only by your financial capabilities.
We make a plan of rooms in the house
Independently you can make only an approximate plan for the future home. When you are approximately determined what you want to get out of the way, contact the architect, with whom you can already more accurately establish the area of rooms, the connection between each other, in general - everything that is needed to start the construction of a country house.
Even if you think that they themselves have perfectly planned the future cottage, do contact the architect. Only a specialist will be able to point out some points. Let's say that it will not work: it's too low an attic. The architect will also appreciate how wide the corridors you choose to choose. Making them narrower, you can make the rooms more spacious.
The same specialist will be able to tell you what is the optimal thickness of the bearing walls, how many interroom partitions are needed, will determine the number of floors and the exact area of the rooms. If the number of partitions is too large, it may be necessary to reduce the thickness of the bearing walls. Another option - to remove a large number of partitions, make a more convenient arrangement of rooms.
First, decide whether you need a basement. In some cases, this floor is quite functional, as it allows to make room in front of the house, to reduce the total building area. The basement you can take to the workshop, pantry, cellar. You can go further - and equip the whole basement floor. Be aware that good lighting is required.
So, whether you decide to arrange a basement under the whole house or only under some part of it - is the business of each owner personally.
For those who are going to build a basement only under some rooms of the house, it will be convenient to use this room as a control unit for engineering equipment. Also the basement is an excellent place to equip the boiler room.
Bathroom and toilet layout
If you have finance, let the bathroom be separate. If the whole family lives in the house, this is especially important. While someone is washing, taking a shower or bath, another can safely visit the toilet and do not wait for half an hour or so at the door. However, those who still design a combined bathroom, we recommend using a sliding partition, which will divide the room into functional areas.
If you decide to place a separate toilet and bathroom, then the first is enough to take just a couple of square meters. Agree, do not need there is too much space. Another thing is the bathroom. Here you can design it at your discretion. You are no longer trapped in the framework, as it happens in apartments or already ready cottages. Depending on the material possibilities and wishes, you can arrange a bathroom from 6 to 10 square meters. Just put the bathroom on the shady side!
In two-story cottages you can afford two bathrooms - one for each floor. To reduce the cost of communication pipes in this case, it is more expedient to install these rooms one above the other.
In contrast to the premises of the bathroom, the bedroom should be located on the sunny side of the house. If you like to sleep a little longer, place the bed so that the morning sunlight does not get in your eyes and wake you up. On average, the area of the bedroom should be from twelve to twenty square meters. The total area depends on the total area of the cottage.
If you are planning to build a two-storey house, then the bedroom (or several) is best placed on the second floor. After all, this room is your personal space. However, if you plan to live with parents, grandparents, arrange rooms for them on the ground floor, since the elderly will not be very comfortable and comfortable every day to climb and climb the stairs several times.
Kitchen and dining area
In order to be more spacious, designers recommend to combine the kitchen and dining room. For this, a room of twelve square meters will suffice. If you still want to divide these rooms, then under the kitchen take at least ten squares, and under the dining room - about eight.
There is no difference in principle where to place the dining area, if you can organize high-quality lighting. The main thing - place the kitchen and dining room away from the bedroom, so as not to interfere with the smells of the prepared dishes.
A good tip is to place the kitchen near the bathroom. This will save on the length of the pipeline.
In a one-story building, the attic can serve as an additional room for guests or a children's bedroom. If you beautifully arrange this room, the children will just be delighted. The main thing is to correctly calculate the height of the attic and the size of the windows. It is important that the abundance of daylight does not interfere, and therefore when planning the attic, study the sides of the world and properly arrange large windows. It is best for this to resort to the help of professionals.
On average, the height of the attic should be about two and a half meters in the center and approximately 1,7 and 1,8 perimeter. In this case, the room will move comfortably.
The veranda can be absolutely any. If the house is small, it will be quite sufficient to place five or two. It is better to place the veranda on the side of the house on the east or west side, near the kitchen. Under the veranda you will need to build a light foundation, equip the roof. In summer, on the veranda, you can have breakfast, lunch or dinner, admiring your possessions.
The main thing when planning a children's room is to equip it on the sunny side of the house close to your bedroom and living room. This will help to quickly look into the room of their kids, if something will bother. Children should be bright, well lit - in such an environment will be most comfortable for its small inhabitants.
Layout of rooms on the second floor
On the second floor of a two-storeyed cottage you can arrange two bedrooms, a children's room (or two if you have several children, especially if they are unisex), an additional bathroom and a toilet. This will be the best option if a young family without elderly parents lives in a country house. Recall if you live with older relatives, for them place a room on the first floor so that they do not have to spend energy on climbing the stairs.
And as you already guessed, in the case of a second floor, you can talk about the stairs. The layout of the staircase should be carefully thought out, especially given that if your children are growing up in the family. They run everywhere, jump, they can hit the edge of the stairs. So do not make many corners. And let the ladder occupy a minimum of space. If the cottage is small, then think about the dimensions to make them optimal. In a large house, the staircase can become a real decoration, but try to install it with the account so that it does not interfere in the aisles.
Typically, a two- or three-story cottage is built if the family is large or, for example, the site area is small.
In a single-storey house, the floor should be about three meters high. This is the net height, if measured from floor to ceiling. When you plan to build a two-storey building, it is better that one floor is equal to 2.7 meters. This will save on materials for construction. And climb and go down the stairs will be faster - two steps less. This is a trifle, but taking into account the fact that you will have to walk the stairs several times a day, and even materials will have to be spent when you build, quite tangible.
So, now you imagine approximately where and what rooms should be located, how many areas to take away to the kitchen, bedroom, dining room. And be sure to contact the architect to immediately determine the main points. This will save time, nerves and money.