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The construction of a house must be well thought out both in terms of its overall design and the arrangement of rooms. It is necessary from the outset to share the pieces by adopting the right volume for each one. Our advice to delimit your rooms.

House plan: how to share volumes

House plan: how to share volumes

The delimitation of rooms on a house plan

As a general rule, a house has a day space and a night space. Some will also integrate a work space if they work at home.
These spaces are to be defined on the plan of the house for an optimization of the construction and thus to reduce the losses of surfaces. Determine all the pieces you want before you start the delimitation of the rooms.
To delimit your surfaces, you can either take a suitable software or trace the plan of the exterior walls of the house taking care to separate each level.
Your pieces must be functional and useful.
Try to keep the privacy of the night part when arranging your rooms, avoiding routes regularly frequented by your family or friends. For example, rooms should not be near a corridor that leads to the garage, or a corridor between kitchen and living room,...

Sharing surfaces in a house

For a level home, the typical distribution is usually:

  • On the ground floor, the living rooms: the living room, the kitchen, the living room, a toilet. For more comfort, you can provide a bedroom-office and a small shower area. Also plan for clearances to accommodate storage spaces.
  • Upstairs, the rooms of night: the rooms, the bathroom, a second TOILET and rooms-room according to the place.

The plan of a single storey house must separate the different living spaces. The bathroom will preferably be placed between the parents' room and the children's room for more practicality and for a better soundproofing of the rooms. The toilets will be installed between the night and the day always to preserve the intimacy of the sleeping area.

Once the pieces are defined, here is a estimation of their surfaces:

  • 25m² for the living room
  • 15m² for the kitchen
  • 10 to 15 m² for each room
  • 9m² for the bathroom
  • 2m² for a toilet

These are average surfaces for good freedom of movement. These surfaces are naturally to adapt according to your budget and your overall surface of the house.
It should be noted that the main room can not be less than 9m ² or 20m3 and the other rooms must be greater than 7m ² to be considered as such.

Tips and tricks for sharing spaces

In case of insufficient rooms and impossible extension, you can take the largest room and install Japanese panels or thin partitions in the center of it. This low cost facility will be perfect for having two children's or teenagers' rooms.
Bring down the walls of a house if they are not carrying to open your kitchen on the living room and thus obtain a larger living space.


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