All about one-story chalet-style houses
A chalet-style house is an attractive solution. This dwelling resembles a dacha familiar to a Russian person. The combination of wood and stone in the building creates a pleasing look. In addition, the house is usually quite sturdy and warm.
Chalet houses originated in mountainous Switzerland, and were intended for shepherds. These dwellings were small in size, built from the materials most available in the mountainous regions - stone and wood.
The modern chalet style house is a small but cozy living space.
Such a structure is suitable not only as a summer cottage (seasonal) house, but also for living all year round. This is due to the use of natural durable materials (wood, stone) that can protect against wind, rain and dampness. In addition to wood and stone, modern manufacturers offer other reliable materials. But no matter what material the chalet house is made of, the main thing here is the creation of a harmonious and convenient in every sense of the building, suitable for a comfortable stay.
When approving a house project, first of all, you should pay attention to the elements necessary in it. The chalet style allows you to build a residential building the way the owners need it. Traditionally, the foundation and the lower floor of such buildings are made of stone, and the top is made of wood. This is due to the conditions of mountainous areas and possible risks (landslides, rock leaching, and so on).
The area of the houses can be any. The best option is considered to be a building area from 150 to 200 sq.m. The layout of the interior will not affect the style in any way, but do not forget that chalets are spacious, but by no means huge houses.
One-story houses can be built with an attic. And if, after all, the family is large, then the device of the second floor would be a good solution. More than two floors in a dwelling of this type should not be planned - this will already be overkill for the chalet style.
Car owners should definitely have a garage. It is convenient both for parking and for storing any tools.
The garage can be attached to a residential building or detached.
If the choice fell on an extension, you need to take care that its gates and finishes are in harmony with the overall concept of the house.
Regardless of the amount of time spent inside the building, the terrace is a great option for outdoor recreation in good weather. The terrace, furnished with a barbecue, for get-togethers with friends and children's games, is also suitable for the chalet style. The terrace can be of any size, but it is important that the whole building looks harmonious.
At the design stage, it is important to determine how many bathrooms, bedrooms and other rooms are needed for a comfortable stay. After analyzing the needs, you can approve the project.
Modern manufacturers offer the following materials for building chalet-style houses:
- foam blocks;
- aerated concrete.
Brick and wooden houses are of particular interest. Brick building is the perfect combination of price and quality, and the addition of wooden elements on the facades will create the desired style.
The structure will be resistant to any weather conditions: rain, snow, frost, heat, high humidity, strong gusts of wind. And also, before choosing materials, you should think about a house built from logs... Logs are ideal for building country houses. Wood perfectly retains both heat and coolness.
Houses are built most quickly from foam blocks or aerated concrete. But they also have many disadvantages, especially for areas with a difficult climate.
Before building a chalet-style house, you should think about what shade to finish it in. Here are some tips.
- For facades, it is better to choose natural colors: cappuccino, chestnut, cocoa, caramel, golden brown, bronze, beige, gray, amber, smoky, pewter, charcoal, iron, steel and other shades of brown and gray.
- For interior decoration in a chalet style, light, natural colors are preferable: beige, ivory, rose gold, ivory, sky blue, white, light gray.
When considering houses in this style, pay attention to a number of interesting options.
Stylish chalet house made of light wood with a terrace and large windows.
A house of dark stone and wood with several separate entrances and a rear terrace.
A small chalet-style summer house made of aerated concrete and bricks.
See below for an overview of the chalet style house.