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19. 03. 2020   ·

2-in-1 bath&house: pros and cons

Any client would be inclined to save on construction and operation of their to-be home as well as use their land area the most optimal way. That is the reason why the 2-in-1 bath&house projects are becoming increasingly popular. But let’s take a closer look at the pros and cons of such designs.

Advantages

  • The 2-in-1 bath&house is an excellent money-saving solution when it comes to construction costs. A house combined with a bathhouse has a common foundation, walls, piping and cabling systems.
  • This type of building is perfect for small plots where even a small separate bath takes up a lot of space. The log house can even be installed on a plot as small as 30 square meters, which is a good solution for some very densely populated residential complexes.
  • A nearby sauna helps save on the heating costs. Due to the steam room, the heat dissipates more slowly, and the neighboring rooms are heated.

It is important to note that having common walls and roofing significantly reduces the cost of construction and finishing materials, including transportation costs. This fact will be especially appreciated if you have a limited construction budget.

Disadvantages

  • Due to the steam room, there is a risk of increased humidity in the rooms. This leads to worse microclimate and the risk of fungi appearing on the wood. In order to prevent this, it is necessary to design a ventilation window as well as protect the wood with a special impregnation solution for saunas and baths.
  • A bathhouse is a type of premises with an increased risk of fire. It is important to pay special attention to the proper operation of your bathhouse and to carefully design the fire safety system.
  • Higher ventilation costs. Ventilation is necessary for a good aeration of the home and prevention of high humidity or carbon monoxide poisoning in the case of using a stove heating.

If you have not yet decided where to place your bathhouse – would it be a separate building or combined with your house – it is recommended that you carefully work out the design of your future home. If possible, have two different sketches to decide which solution is the best.