The right choice of the type of extension is the key to the convenience and practicality of a private house. It is worth stopping at a building of one type or another based on the needs and tasks that it must perform.
Today, along with the usual outbuildings, outbuildings have begun to gain popularity again. These are residential premises, but they are often used as utility rooms.
What is an extension
An extension to the house is an auxiliary part of the building, erected outside of its capital structures. As a rule, this building is combined with the house from the inside, expanding the living area.
Outbuildings are either residential or non-residential. Due to the completed additional room, it will be possible to solve the problem of shortage of living space. The extension of the veranda or vestibule will be useful in case of a shortage of auxiliary space. A separate laundry, boiler room and dressing room will unload the living rooms, kitchen and bathroom from bulky equipment and furniture.
Typically, an extension cannot be used as a separate housing, it is an additional and integral part of the main building. It should be erected if the household is not spacious enough for a comfortable family living, or if there is not enough space for domestic or household needs.
In the traditional concept, an outbuilding is an additional residential wing on the side of the house with a separate entrance. It can also be a free-standing structure used for temporary residence. The outbuilding is often used as seasonal housing.
Sometimes homeowners deviate from the usual structures and erect an outbuilding in the form of a superstructure on the roof. As a rule, this building is not a full-fledged floor, but an attached structure for temporary use. It may not be located around the entire perimeter of the building. At the same time, this is not an attic, but a special superstructure that distinguishes it from the attic.
The wing is convenient for receiving guests who will come to you for a few days. It is also an effective tool for earning money – it can be rented out, which is especially important in a resort town. Home owners and guests or tenants will live independently.
It turns out that the outbuilding can be either an extension of a certain type or a separate structure. Its type should be chosen based on individual characteristics.