The term home grown was recently introduced by residential developers and is usually included in the home promotion brochures they offer. Building a growing house can be interpreted as a process of building a house that is carried out gradually. The available land is not completely built, but is left alone and will be built at a later date according to the needs of the home owner, either periodically or at any time when needed.
In an economic situation like today, building a house to grow is seen as an effective solution to owning housing as you wish and with minimal budget, because the construction process can be continued later when the home owner has sufficient funds or, adding housing facilities or increasing the number of residents.
Does this mean the house will look like an unfinished building? Not really. In this review, Irene will discuss tips on building a home to grow that are not only according to needs, availability of funds, but also according to the aesthetic principles of buildings.
1. Determine the concept of a house to grow according to the area of land
When it is steady in building a growing house, the home owner should determine which direction the growing house will be built. Is it to the top (terraced house) or to the side? If the land to build a house is not too large, the option to add one or two floors to the top is the most likely to be done. Meanwhile, house development in a vertical direction can be done if the available land is large enough (for example, more than 90 square meters). However, it should also be noted that future home developments do not change existing conditions, such as gardens, terraces, or other open spaces. Home renovation or development should not force home owners to change other elements such as the lighting and ventilation systems of the house. Changing small elements of this kind will increase not only the expense, but also the time to develop the house.
2. Planning plans, foundations, and water channels for growing houses
After knowing the orientation of the growing house, the idea should be realized in the form of a floor plan. The house plan should be designed with an additional space orientation without changing the initial plan much, because the plan will later also become a reference for obtaining a building permit. Building Permit must be owned by the home owner before carrying out construction, even for renovating houses on their own land, a new Building Permit needs to be made. In the building permit, the planned house size can be stated, so that it does not make it difficult for the home owner at the next stage of construction.
The priority scale will also be a guide in building a home grown foundation, both for developing houses horizontally and vertically. If the construction of the growing house is oriented to the side or horizontally, the structural reinforcement should point outward to make it easier for the structure to be joined at a future stage of construction. Meanwhile, if the growing house will be developed upwards or vertically, the foundation and column should be made to be able to withstand the load of a two-story building (or more). In this way, homeowners can save on the cost of injecting the concrete that is normally done to reinforce the initial building structure.
Another thing that also needs to be considered is, the volume of wastewater will increase with the number of rooms. The addition of a bathroom, kitchen, or roof area will increase the volume of dirty water and rainwater. If you are planning to build a house to grow, it is recommended that you install a dirty water pipe under the house using a large or suitable pipe to accommodate dirty water from the house with the area that was planned from the start.
3. Things that need to be considered when preparing a growing home budget plan
Planning costs for building a house is very important. For the sake of the effectiveness of funds issued by the home owner, you should pay attention to the following points when compiling:
a. selection of durable building materials
b. takes inflation into account
c. professional assistance such as construction services or architects
d. maximize land use
4. So that the house grows does not look like an unfinished house
Even though growing house means a house that is not completely finished, there are several ways you can apply to make the house look aesthetically perfect. Some of the ways we propose are:
a. make a roof terrace
The part of the house which is currently a terrace can be developed into a living room. By building a roof for the terrace, in the future it will be easier to add walls and windows so that the function of the terrace turns into a living room. In this case we can adapt the concept of building a conservatory in European-style houses.
b. Build a house with high ceilings
Do you want to have a two-story house but the funds are not sufficient? Build a house with high ceilings.
c. industrial style
Industrial style is synonymous with all-gray finishing which, apart from being produced from painting, can also be obtained by plastering the walls with cement and smoothing it without painting.
d. Open space
The concept of an open space interior can be applied to finishing the early stages of building a house to grow. At a later stage, the available open space can be developed into another room if needed.
5. Set Priorities
Since the process of building a home grown will not be completed immediately, home owners need to determine what rooms need to be built at an early stage. We recommend that homeowners focus on their primary needs, so that the rooms that need to be built first are bedrooms, bathrooms and kitchens. This advice is given with the consideration that the bedroom will be needed to rest and do other personal activities, the bathroom is very important to clean yourself, and the kitchen becomes a place to prepare daily meals. We do need a family room or living room as a room for socializing. But for a while this function can be replaced by a kitchen.