Add space without major renovation, not impossible. Simply create an additional floor. We know him as the mezzanine floor.
The word comes from Italian mezzanine “mezzo”, which means in the middle. Well, in the world of architecture is thus the position of mezzanine floor. Created by leveraging the size of a high ceiling. Position in the middle, between the ground floor to the ceiling, or between the ground floor with two floors. Not only at home, mezzanine floor is also commonly found in buildings or performing arts. In these buildings, usually people mention the name of the mezzanine floor balcony.
Creating a mezzanine is not the same as making a house with two floors. You could say, mezzanine floors are semi-permanent. Pairs can be dismantled. Keep in mind one thing, to make such additional floors, high ceilings is the main requirement. Between the mezzanine floor to ceiling, the minimum is 2.5 meters. So, between the ceiling and the ground floor, at least, must have a height of 5-6 meters. If it intends to make, from scratch to build your house can make a high ceiling.
How widespread is a mezzanine to be made? That, anyway, depending on your needs and the space underneath. Do not create a mezzanine floor that is too large for the size of a small area. This could result in the house feels stuffy and full. As much as possible, reserving space for the void.
In this photo, you can see one example of a mezzanine floor. The additional floor made of concrete 12cm thick. An area of ??9m2 mezzanine area used to be the owner’s bedroom. For the barrier, made an iron railing. Access to the mezzanine in the form of a sleek and simple steps.
Mezzanine floor should always be open. His position is very close to the ceiling, making it require more space for air circulation. If it is closed all, it is definitely room on the mezzanine floor will be hot. Do not forget to place the window is also here, so air exchange is more smoothly.
Creating a mezzanine not necessarily with concrete construction. You also can make it to the frame and wooden floors. Mild steel can also be an option order. Originally made with careful and meticulous, the framework will be strong enough to withstand the load floor mezzanine. So forget how busy renovating the house one floor into two floors. Need to add space? Create a mezzanine only. Easier, efficient, and fast.