House plan: how to share volumes?


House plan: how to share volumes?

One of the crucial steps before starting to build a house is to develop plans and distribute future rooms.

How to arrange the rooms of the house well ? Above all, your manufacturer must understand your lifestyle, your habits, your needs and your desires. The land and the budget will also condition the areas and the addition or not of certain parts. Objective: to have a well-established house, with a functional interior where life is good !

Distribution of rooms in the house

When designing the plan for your future home, the designer projects the daily use that you will have of the different rooms. He distributes them for a fluid circulation between the different spaces, all this by optimizing the surfaces so that each square meter is useful.

From the economic house at home to large areas and volumes, each must be thought of to combine practical and comfort of everyday life !

The designer takes into account various criteria to carry out a plan :

  • the shape of the land and the possible flooring,
  • orientation of the terrain,
  • the number of rooms requested,
  • the ratio m² / home budget.

Here are more details of the essentials for developing a functional and comfortable house plan.

1 – Differentiate spaces

The designer will differentiate the living spaces in the future dwelling: space day (life room) / night (rooms, bathroom), space parents / children (parental suite separate from other rooms) and collect the rooms in zones according to their functions. The space day will be separated from the night space to limit noise pollution and optimize heating management.

A parental suite well separated from the other rooms for this house.

2 – Orient the rooms of the house according to their usefulness

To distribute these different spaces, exposure to the sun will be an essential criterion. While it is common to think that a house should be oriented to the South to benefit from as much light and heat as the sun offers, it is however preferable to orient the night part to the East or to the ‘West for a comfortable temperature beneficial to sleep. So-called service parts like the cellar, the laundry room or the garage may be displayed in the North.

Large bay windows in the living room to take advantage of the heat and sunlight.

3 – Limit lost spaces and provide storage

To avoid loss of living space, it is necessary to limit the corridors and other halls, also called clearances. Although sometimes unavoidable, they should represent only a small percentage of the living space and be used intelligently to include storage for example.

Likewise, operating the space under a staircase will avoid lost m² while a cupboard in the entrance to store coats, shoes and bags will best optimize an entrance hall.

4 – Take into account heating needs and environmental standards

Beyond the practical and aesthetic aspects, the design of a house plans must take into account the rules established by the standards in force (RT 2012 and soon RE2020). For example for a room with a large volume and a ceiling height of more than 2.50 m, the heating needs will not be the same as for a room with more standard dimensions. The use of increasingly efficient materials for insulation and the installation of large, well-oriented glass bays may naturally compensate for these heating needs.

We take advantage of the large heights under the ceiling to bring in natural light and heat the house thanks to the sun.

5 – Think of outdoor spaces

When the designer draws up the interior plan of the house, he must at the same time take into account the different exterior spaces: these will be the extensions of the interior of the accommodation. The terraces will be a continuity of the living rooms for easy circulation between interior and exterior. The parking of the various vehicles will be anticipated when carrying out the 2D and 3D plans for a rendering that is both practical and aesthetic.

A terrace in the extension of the living room.

6 – Agence the secondary and annex parts

Each future owner has their specific facilities ! Some will want, in addition to the main rooms (kitchen, living room, dining room, rooms, bathrooms), additional rooms, for the practical side (garage, office, large laundry room, etc.) or for leisure: sauna / spa, games, sports, music or workshop …

These bonus pieces will complement the existing one and give a more sophisticated aesthetic to the exterior appearance of the house. This is the case of the house below, whose 19 m² spa adjoining the parental suite, as well as the cellar and the garage of 71 m² between them, create sets of volumes thanks to blocks optimized for optimal comfort. .

Optimizing the layout of an economic home

When the budget and / or the surface of the house are limited, it is essential to make the best use of each m². A minimum of clearances, an optimized living room layout for the stay … Discover for example this realization of a terraced house of 90 m² with modern design that we produced comprising a living room of 47 m² and 3 rooms with closet upstairs.

Find out more examples of single-storey or upstairs economic houses.

The layout of the parts

For more user-friendliness, better circulation or to meet the wishes of future owners of the new house, the designer can provide open spaces such as the kitchen open to the living room and the dining room in order to take advantage of his guests when we receives. Conversely, parts can be partitioned for more privacy.

An interior layout of a completely open living room.

The interior layout is a subtle balance between practice, aesthetics, energy savings / various standards and of course the lifestyle habits and wishes of future residents.

This is evident from tailor-made plans and houses that can be on one level or on a floor; rectangle, in U in L or another form but above all which resemble you !

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Whether you want a traditional, modern or contemporary house, less than 90 m² or more than 150 m², tell us about your desires and your projects !

At Depreux Construction, for 30 years, we have been accompanying our customers in their project to build a detached house in the West of France. We are making unique 2D and 3D plans for your project. Exchange on your construction project in Loire-Atlantique, Morbihan or Vendée with our team of professionals. Contact us !


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