WHAT DO YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT BEFORE BUILDING A HOUSE ?! 6 TIPS
In this article we will touch on a very important topic – what you need to know before building a country house.
Tip №1 – Choose an architect from your city. When working with an outsourced architect, he or she must be able to visit your site.
We sometimes come across projects that have been implemented by an architect without a single visit to the site. It can be called in one word – HORROR!
Without visiting the site at different times of the day, under different lighting and weather conditions, it is simply impossible to understand and feel how the future owner will live here.
It is necessary to take into account all aspects of relief and views, otherwise it is a “paper architecture” and it has nothing to do with a comfortable home.
Tip №2 – Choosing an architect who has experience not only in design but also in living in a private home.
This advice is one of the keys to the success of your whole event! The main thing you need to realize – a person who lives in an apartment and has no experience of living in a private home, will never be able to design it. He just doesn’t know exactly how space should work. After all, a house is not an apartment, no matter how banal it may sound.
Tip №3 – The world must be taken into account when designing. This is one of the key rules.
To properly place the house on the site in our climate, it is necessary to take into account the world. We have repeatedly observed situations where houses are planted on the site, guided by some random thoughts, and as a result we get bedrooms that are oriented to the north, and bathrooms to the south. Our climate requires us to arrange the house and plan accordingly so that the living rooms / terraces and bedrooms have windows to the south, otherwise they will simply not be cozy and cold.
Tip №4 – Entrance to the site
The ideal option is to enter the site from the north, and the development of the site to the south. Also one of the most convenient options will be one in which the garage / parking lot is as close as possible to the house. Just imagine in all the colors how you go with packages of food in the snow or rain across the area to the house. A great option would be to build a canopy between the parking space and the entrance to the house.
Tip №5 – Consider existing neighboring houses
It is necessary to take into account the existing neighboring buildings, as well as discuss construction with neighbors. Take into account all fire and technological gaps and standards. In this case, we recommend using the rule of easement – in which you and your neighbors retreat equally from the boundaries of the site to comply with all necessary rules.
Tip №6 – Be sure to use a variant design.
How can you build a really cool and comfortable house? You need to consider many factors, develop and analyze several different location and planning options, and then choose the best option, not forgetting that it can also be improved. When developing each project of the house, within the company we consider 2-3-5, and sometimes more different options, taking into account the sides of the world, terrain, viewpoints, possible options for entry into the territory and much more.
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