Many residents of country houses prefer to have an extension in the form of a veranda. Initially, it is used for summer meetings with friends, but over time there is a need for an additional living room. And then there is the problem of pondering how to convert the walls. Indeed, in the cold veranda, most of the perimeter is equipped with windows.
Since the veranda is part of the house, the main wall is part of the carrier, from the material from which the house is built. Attention should be paid to the 3 remaining walls. If the veranda already existed, then it is necessary to remove part of the windows and lay with other material. If the room is only considered as an extension, then order a project to adjust the veranda to the house.
Materials for the living veranda
The design of the veranda implies the same style as the main living room. But you can show creativity using other, but compatible materials.
- If the house is built of brick, you can pick up modern designs, with high aesthetic indicators - ceramic, clinker brick. But you need to make a reinforced foundation, and think through heating. The brick is made of natural material, therefore environmentally friendly, which is now very much appreciated in relation to health. In summer, a pleasant coolness reigns in the brick veranda. From the point of view of quality factor - the best option. If you make a brickwork of 1.5 bricks, the heat will be like in a house. As heating, lay a warm floor.
- Natural wood blends well with the brick wall. It will be beautiful and warm with the use of glued profiled timber. This material is environmentally friendly, you can not take additional decorative treatments inside. The appearance of the extension looks very aesthetically pleasing.
- If the house is made in the form of a log house, the veranda can be attached frame-shield. It will be the perfect combination. It is better to insulate the walls inside if the climate zone is with large frosts.
On a note! Some wall builders choose polycarbonate. Such material is suitable only for a cold veranda, for a living room is not an option. Or you will have to do additional internal insulation around the perimeter of three sides.
Expert advice. A good choice is polystyrene block walls. The advantage of this material is the technology of fastening blocks that are interconnected by a thorn-groove lock. With this bonding, cold air flows do not penetrate.
The room can not be additionally insulated, just make a decorative finish. There is no need to make a reinforced foundation for this material, and the construction will take only a few days.
For outdoor aesthetics, you can use sandwich panels or plastering. Or partially decorate with natural stone, for example, a shell rock. Design thought is immense.
Any material is suitable for the veranda, but it is better to choose the one with which it will be warm and reliable under any natural disasters. What does the reader think? Who can share the experience?