From this material you will learn what is an attic, what style to choose for its design. In addition, we will tell you how to finish the attic depending on the configuration of the roof. After reading the article, you can decide on the design, project and materials.
By "attic" is meant attic space, located under the roof. Its configuration is different :
symmetric or not;
triangular or broken;
to occupy the entire ceiling area of the house or half of its axis.
Attic space can be constructed flush with the outer walls or be carried out beyond their limits.
The floor layout is directly related to the rooms below. At the choice of architectural style and a type of construction are guided by type of the bearing element.
Bearing walls are made of wood, metal or reinforced concrete. The roof is insulated completely or partially - on the borders of the heated space.
The advantages of the construction of the attic are obvious:
increase in the exploited area of the house;
making aesthetics construction;
reduced energy consumption in winter due to roof insulation;
the possibility of building without evicting tenants;
sloping ceiling - space for the designer’s imagination, for example, you can decorate the attic in a loft style.
For all positive points, there are also minuses :
complex hydro and thermal insulation processes;
a sloping ceiling reduces the height of the walls;
final result depends largely on the designers and builders.
Perhaps the main drawback is the baseness of the ceiling. Visually, it can be lifted with windows in the roof itself, but then finishing the attic of the wooden house will cost you a lot of money, since this type of glazing is quite expensive.
Since it is impossible to create a large enough room under a single-sided roof, it is rarely considered in the design: ceiling with a strong roll, and the walls are completely absent. At the same time, it is distinguished by good stability and reliability, therefore, with an inclination of more than 60 degrees, space can be organized quite comfortably.
The gable roof has received the greatest distribution. It is easy to install, has partitions, around which the interior items will be placed.
The four-rolled or hip roof allows you to make window openings in each ramp.
The dome, pyramidal and conical design requires a very serious approach to both design and construction. Create high-quality facility under the force only professionals.
Depending on the project and budget, appropriate materials are also chosen. At this stage are determined with the type and number of windows. And also, for what purposes the attic will be created. For example, if it is small and narrow, then it is more suitable for a bedroom, if it is medium in size, then for a nursery, it is large and tall - for anything.
In today's conditions there is a huge range of various finishing materials:
wall panels ;
block house ;
imitation of a bar ;
paintwork materials .
But the traditional and relevant option is lining the attic clapboard, because wood is the most relevant option for finishing a private house, and this type is also economical.
Harmless natural material with a unique natural pattern and structure will decorate any interior design.
Lining is made from coniferous (spruce, pine, larch) and hardwood (oak, alder, aspen) tree species. To expand the space it is mounted horizontally, to increase the height - vertically. Varnished, it is good in country style and chalet, Scandinavian and ecostyle. Whitewashed - will fit into the Provence and the Mediterranean, painted - almost any.
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Natural ceiling decoration with attic clapboard is typical of rustic country style. In this case, the more wood, the better. Wooden walls can also be and the floor.
One wall can be imitated as a brick. The furniture should be large and massive, deliberately crudely made, like in the Wild West. In this case, it is a bed. Natural textiles. Textured bedspread made in the technique of patchwork (from the rags). The cage is also inherent in country music on pillows and curtains. On the floor "simple" mat. Wooden deck - as a bedside table. Table lamp "antique" successfully complements the overall solution. An old black-and-white photograph of a cowboy or gold digger is "asking" on the wall.
Attic interior decoration can also be done in the style of a chalet - an alpine village. The decoration of the houses of hunters and shepherds suggests the presence of roughly hewn beams, a lot of wood, natural textiles. For example, attic walls and the floor are covered with wagoca, wooden bed - no frills.
Lamps made of bottles and coarse canvas are placed on artificially aged or really antique tables. Squat chairs in a dark color are not "knocked out" of the total gamut. The lamp on the rack is also as inconspicuous as possible. Abundant curtains of natural material, the blanket is made by hand.
Spaciousness, conciseness, plenty of air and light are the main characteristics of the Scandinavian direction combining Danish, Swedish, Finnish, Norwegian and Icelandic designs of the 1930s - 1950s
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The lining of the attic from the inside with clapboard of matt light, almost white, color creates a feeling of large space, which is often lacking in the attic. In a large ceramic vase-bottle, located on the same light console, the green branch, hinting at the Scandinavian relict forest. The beams on the ceiling and the stone bowl, the wooden tray on the rough pedestal "talk" about the simplicity of life, and the forged chain is an element of industrialization at the beginning of the last century. A lot of light cushions, carelessly thrown dark plaid on low sofas provide comfort, and an antique chair completes the look.
The romantic design in the spirit of the French province is distinguished by an abundance of floral ornaments and a delicate palette of colors (cream, pink, blue, light green). It is characterized by "old" patinated chests, bureaus, cupboards, vanity tables with decoupage, wooden or wrought-iron beds, wooden surfaces.
The wall paneling of light shades is well suited for this. In this interior it is on the ceiling and walls. A vintage large wardrobe and bedside tables cannot be combined with a modern bed, albeit with curved lines. It certainly needs a little old. Flower arrangements on the bed are in common with the flowers of the lamps. The window is decorated with air curtains.
The name itself states the permissible palette: the color of the sea and foam, the sky and clouds, the sand and the sun. For its implementation, as well as possible, fit lining, white, blue and sand color. For example, a white ceiling (sky), blue walls (sea) and a beige floor (deck or sand). Typically, this design is very popular with children and adolescents.
Globe, thematic rug and verandah (ship's bell) will also not be superfluous in such an interior.
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Summing up, we can say that wall paneling is an indispensable material for attic.Since the attic rooms are mainly of small size and such elements as imitation of timber, decking or block house are cumbersome enough for them. In addition, the lining can be used in any design and style. If it is treated with an antiseptic before further decoration, then it will last a very long time.