A small attic cottage, if properly designed and equipped, can become a no less comfortable dwelling than a medium-sized country house. In this article we will talk about houses 6 and 6 with an attic, consider the rules for their design and examples of interior design.
Attic house 6 by 6 can be built on a small area or on a site of complex shape. For example, if the plot is too narrow or if it has strongly expressed relief, it will be very difficult to build a large cottage on it. But a compact house with high-quality planning can be put on almost any land plot.
Houses of this format are built not only to save space on the site, but also to save money for construction. A small cottage can be built with the expectation that it will later be expanded with an extension. To make this possible, you need to have a project in which at least one facade is designed without windows. From the side of the facade on the site should be free space.
Small houses in the plan with an attic help out in situations where it is necessary to build housing in a short time. In this case, you can also add an extension later and expand the interior of the building.
In addition to the fact that small houses can be built on difficult sections in record time and with minimal contributions, they are also very simple and economical to operate. Such a house is easy to heat, and in order to bring order to it you need quite a bit of time and effort.
Another advantage of small houses is convenient zoning. In it all the rooms are located nearby. There are no long corridors and wide halls that need to be crossed in order to move from one functional area to another. However, there are some difficulties here - the project of a 6x6 house with an attic must be thought out to the smallest detail, otherwise there simply is not enough space for all the necessary premises.
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It is not easy to design a small house correctly so that it becomes a full-fledged comfortable housing. But if you follow some rules, you can get a beautiful and comfortable small country cottage. The basic rule is at least partitions. The lower floor, which is often reserved for the guest area, is planned to be a single room, including the entrance hall, living room, kitchen and dining room. The walls are fenced only bathroom. Sometimes the hallway is separated so that it prevents the penetration of cold air and dust from the street into the living rooms.
The second rule is planning without corridors. The corridor is not a useful room. It serves for communication between different zones in large houses. House 6 6, the layout of which contains only the most necessary minimum of premises, should be deprived of such architectural elements.
Another rule is that every meter of the inside of a building should be properly used. For example, under the staircase provides for the installation of a pantry or closet. Any niche is filled with built-in furniture or decorated as an additional seating area. If the attic is designed with low roll walls, racks or shelves are installed along them.
Space can also be saved when designing bathrooms. In a house with an attic there are usually two of them - one on each floor. For a rational distribution of space, one of the bathrooms should be made very small. It should fit only the toilet and washbasin. The second bathroom, usually the one on the second floor, is designed as a large bathroom that can hold all the necessary furniture and sanitary ware.
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It is very important to have a storage room in a small house all that can be removed from prominent places. In addition, there should be spacious built-in wardrobes. Built-in furniture is better than all kinds of pedestals and dressers, which occupy a lot of space and visually split up the space of the room.
For decoration and furniture, it is desirable to choose a light color scheme. The lighter the colors in the room, the more spacious it seems. So that the interior does not seem too boring, you can dilute it with small accent elements of bright colors.
The furniture should be selected functional, without excessive decoration. For example, carved wooden chairs with upholstered fabric will look great in a large living room. But in a small room, they only increase the feeling of cramping. But simple and laconic furniture in modern style will perfectly fit into the interior of a cozy small room.
Wide windows contribute to the visual expansion of the room space. It is advisable not to use heavy and thick curtains when creating a 6 by 6 home design. More suitable light curtains or blinds. It is better not to use window sills as shelves for personal items or decorative items. They must remain empty.
Furniture in the rooms should be only the most necessary. It is advisable to arrange it so that there is as much free space as possible. It should be designed in the same style and one limited color range. The best option is the use of transforming furniture.
Furniture-transformer for a small house
To give the interior originality and expressiveness, you should not use a contrasting color combination. It is better to beat a combination of different textures finish.
Examples of interiors of small houses
Despite the fact that when designing small attic cottages the same architectural rules are used, the designs of such buildings are quite diverse.
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Below is a version of the project for a house of 6 to 6, designed according to all the rules. The ground floor is reserved for the guest area. It has a kitchen, dining room and living room - this is a single room. There is a pantry near the kitchen. It can store stocks of food and household appliances, which is rarely used.
On the second floor there are three bedrooms, but there is no separate bathroom. This solution reduces the level of comfort of living, but allows you to save space. From the house there is access to the terrace. Next to the house 6x6 with an attic, the layout of which includes such a large terrace, you can not build a gazebo or a summer kitchen, as the function of these buildings will be the terrace.
The next project has less space allocated for the guest area and more for sleeping rooms. Here, too, three bedrooms, but only two of them are located in the attic, and the third - on the lower floor. The kitchen is off the living-dining room. If desired, it can be separated by a partition.
This project does not include a staircase hall on the first floor, and the staircase is located right in the living room. As a result, the living room turns out to be a passageway, and the staircase can become a very stylish and original element of its interior.
On the second floor, as in the previous project, there is no planned bathroom. But it can be placed in the attic hall, opposite the stairs. Of course, it is better when the bathrooms are located one above the other, but for the sake of comfort, you can take communications to the other wing of the house.
This house is a family of two or three people . Bedrooms are located in the attic. In addition to them in the attic has a large bathroom and dressing room. In this project of a 6x6 house with an attic, one bedroom is designed with a balcony, which favorably affects both the comfort of the dwelling and the design of its facades.
One of the advantages of this project is the convenient location of the kitchen. It is located in a common room with a living room and a dining room, but at the same time there is a separate niche for it with a window, and if you install a good hood, the kitchen odors will not spread throughout the guest room.
The house has a wide glazing. From the living room, a fully glazed exit leads onto the terrace. One of the facade is planned without windows. If necessary, it can be attached to the garage or utility room.
This house has no terrace and no second exit. The only entrance is decorated with a compact porch. This option is ideal for building on a small plot. The kitchen-dining room here is conditionally separated from the living room. Layout allows you to separate it with a sliding partition.
The advantage of this project is a large hallway that serves as a staircase hall. With this layout, you can place a wardrobe for outerwear in the space under the stairs. Entering the house you can immediately climb into the bedroom, and not pass through the guest room.
Compact housing for a young family. On the ground floor studio open plan. It is designed for the kitchen-dining room, living room and bathroom. The entire under-roofing floor is reserved for one large private room. It can additionally perform the function of a study, home cinema, daytime recreation area. Here you can equip the master bathroom and dressing room.
A small cottage does not have to be square according to the form. It can have the original configuration. The 6x6 project of a wooden house with an attic shown below demonstrates the possibility of building a small cottage with a bay window.
In this variant, the guest zone is designated as an open-plan studio. Usually in the bay windows have a dining room. The rest of the room deals with the living room and kitchen. The corners of the attic are "eaten up" due to the shape of the roof, so the upper bedrooms are non-standard in layout. This can be used in the development of interior design. For example, in a niche you can arrange a bed or make a small home office.
Modern cottages with an attic are very diverse and aesthetic. The attic floor gives the building a more complete and elegant look. This applies to both large country houses and small private houses.
Variants of exterior design of houses with an attic
House 6 by 6 with an attic can have a very simple shape, and at the same time look quite stylish and attractive . So, in the photo below you can see an example of the design of the facades under a wooden blockhouse. It is the material of the exterior finish that makes the building presentable. This kind of home will perfectly fit into any landscape and will look harmonious in any environment.
The next example is a rustic-style house with a high attic roof and a wooden porch. Here used siding trim, which can have almost any shade. The color of the house decoration in the photo is selected taking into account the harmonious combination with natural shades. The tiled roof and the decoration of the basement with a stone give the house the appearance of a reliable, good-quality and very comfortable dwelling.
Small cottages look good with plastered facades, as in the following photo. Usually choose dim versions of plaster. The spectacularity of the facades is achieved by a contrasting combination of the color of the walls and roof.
When designing cottages in a modern style, designers often resort to a combination of different in quality, texture and color finishing materials. All this, together with a wide glazing, which is very popular now in low-rise construction, is quite a spectacular facade composition.
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A compact country cottage measuring 6 by 6 meters can be a decent and comfortable accommodation. But to build such houses should be properly designed projects. In addition, they must be equipped with certain rules that allow you to create comfort in a minimal living space.