We’ve already looked at how we arrived at our target room sizes, and the process around the design of the house, so next it’s the turn of the internal layout.
The floor plan Puzzle
One of the best things about a self-build is getting your own custom layout, a bespoke design that’s just not available anywhere else.
Mind you, getting the rooms in the right locations, with the right flow and relationship between each other is a challenge. In fact I think getting the floor-plan right may be the most difficult part of the entire process.
And that’s because moving just one of the elements has a knock on effect that gets more and more pronounced the closer you get to having everything in just the right place.
We ended up with an extra bedroom because of this, there was just no satisfactory way to lose the space without upsetting some other part of the plan too much.
We started off with a few rules that we had to build the floor-plan around. For example we always knew we wanted the master bedroom on the ground floor (bad knees and old age) and these are some of the other requirements that we wanted to fulfil…
Master bedroom gets early morning light
Master bedroom has attached ensuite & dressing room
Main bathroom is upstairs to serve other bedrooms
Back door does not enter into the utility
Utility & Pantry are both off the kitchen
Main living area south facing for solar gain
Main living area gets western evening light
Snug is at front of house
The dual aspect nature of the master bedroom’s north and east facing windows will make the most of the sunrise. The west facing slider in the kitchen dining Living room is there for the evening light and access to a patio area.
The southerly aspect of the main glass gable allows for solar heating of the main space, and roof windows for all-day light and the ability to dump excess heat in the summer.
A tale of two Halves
The house is split into 2 buildings. Looking from the front, the left (west) side is a vaulted single storey barn that contains the open plan KDL area with a small utility room and pantry behind and the integrated double garage beyond that.
On the right (east) side is the 2 storey accommodation block. The ground floor has the snug at the front with the stair lobby and wc/cloakroom beyond that. then the master bedroom with its ensuite and dressing room. The first floor contains the bathroom, bedroom 2 and 3 and an open landing / study area that could be converted to a 4th bedroom if required by a future owner.
Automated home 2.0 floor plan – click to enlarge
Joining both buildings is a single storey flat roof hallway. This runs along the overlapping section and the front and back doors face each other at opposite ends of the hall corridor.
In many ways this entrance is the opposite of our last home. instead of a large hallway with a double height space, the entrance here is more of a compressed affair which then opens up into the 5 metre vaulted ceiling of the main living area.
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Bizim eski salon da oldukça fazla boşluk gibi hissettim, ama bu düzen ile çoğu daha büyük bir alan duygusu için mutfak / yemek alanına dahil.
Yukarıdaki bazı hizmetler için bile, evin yatak odası tarafında da nispeten yüksek tavanlara sahiptir – alt katta 2,7 metre, birinci kattaki tüm odalarda tavanları tonozludur. Geleneksel bir düz tavana sahip olan ana banyo dışında, bazı bitki için yukarıda bir yer veren.
İşte mimarlarımız 2020’lerin düzen ve tasarıma katılıyor.
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Bir dahaki sefere Automate Home 2.0 için seçtiğimiz akıllı ev sistemini ortaya çıkaracağım.
Projeyi takip etmek için Instagram’ımıza göz atmayı, otomatik Home 2.0 blog yayınlarının geri kalanını okumayı ve kendi yapımızda kullandığımız tüm ürünlerin bağlantılarını bulmayı unutmayın.
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