Stylish modern sauna with terrace and barbecue
Projects of baths with a terrace and barbecue are a great way to compensate for the lack of free space on a summer cottage. This combination allows you to get a multifunctional recreation area, which can additionally be used as a summer kitchen..
In addition, such a solution and other advantages:
- organization of a good rest – after steaming and relaxing after a bath, right on the veranda, without leaving anywhere, you can cook barbecue or snacks on the fire
- joint construction helps to accurately maintain the general architectural style for all buildings on the site
- if the bathhouse in the country is planned to be used only during the season, then a spacious terrace with a barbecue can completely replace the rest room, which will help to significantly save on the construction of a bathhouse
- there is no need to connect separate objects with paths, which allows you to additionally save usable space and reduce costs
- grouping several objects under one roof will help to significantly reduce costs, because in this case, for example, the wall of the bathhouse will also act as the wall of the terrace
A complex that includes swimming pools, a sauna and a spacious relaxation area
The most popular and economically viable material for building a bath with a terrace is a wooden beam. On the one hand, it keeps heat well, so the bath does not require additional insulation. In addition, it is wood that is the traditional material of the Russian bath, it allows you to create a unique “bath” atmosphere. An additional plus – wood, as a “breathing” material, independently regulates humidity, but at the same time will require additional protection against mold and fire.
Brick saunas are more reliable in terms of fire safety, but they take longer to warm up, requiring more fuel. In addition, brick baths will require the mandatory installation of a ventilation system, otherwise condensation will begin to accumulate inside the bath, provoking the development of mold and bacteria..
The most common options are timber baths
Traditional Russian sauna from a bar
Laying the foundation
Despite the often common roof, different foundations are laid under the terrace and the bathhouse. The bathhouse, of course, is heavier than the terrace, therefore, for large-area and multi-storey buildings, a strip monolithic foundation will be required, and for small baths, you can do with a pile foundation. If foam concrete or brick is used to build a bath, then a strip foundation is necessarily poured – the other simply will not withstand the weight of the building.
A pile foundation will be enough for a wooden deck. In cases where the terrace will be located on a difficult soil, prone to freezing or crumbling, on slopes, it is better to lay screw piles to increase reliability. At the same time, it is very important for wooden buildings to properly organize waterproofing between the tree and the foundation in order to avoid wood decay.
Advice! Since the soil under a heavier bath will settle faster than under a lighter terrace, the foundations of the terrace and bath must be separated with a layer of insulation.
An important stage in the construction of a bath is the laying of the foundation
When planning a terrace, first of all, it is necessary to take into account which wind direction is the main one, so that the task of the bath will cover the terrace. In addition, this will allow the barbecue to be properly placed so that the wind carries smoke and heat away from the rest. If the terrace will serve as a shelter from the sun on a hot summer day, then you should not place it from the south. Or vice versa – a terrace with a chaise longue can be a great place for sunbathing – it all depends on the wishes and tastes of the owner. In addition, the surrounding landscape also influences the choice of the location of the terrace – contemplation of the fence is unlikely to add mood on vacation, it is much more pleasant to admire the forest, lake or landscaped landscape..
The terrace can be positioned frontally (ie along the facade of the bathhouse, Fig. 1), from the side (near one of the walls), it can have an angular arrangement (along two adjoining walls) or encircling (along three camps, sometimes completely around the bathhouse, if the territory allows).
Rice. 1. Project of a bath with a frontal terrace
Frontal arrangement of the terrace
Project of a stylish and laconic sauna with a terrace and barbecue
If you do not plan to invite a lot of people, then taking into account the installation of a barbecue (barbecue), the minimum recommended terrace area is 7-8 m2. But it is better to start with 9-10 m2, then, in addition to tables and chairs on the terrace, it will be possible to put a chaise longue, a couple of chairs, while the person standing by the barbecue will have enough free space to work, and vacationers will not be bothered by the heat from the stove and smoke.
Although the terrace in the classical sense is an open area, for greater comfort it has a roof to protect it from precipitation and the sun. It can be a continuation of the bath roof and be made of a similar roofing material, or you can cover the terrace with translucent polycarbonate. In addition, an opaque canopy will create twilight in the bath itself, so you will have to turn on the light earlier.
Advice! The polycarbonate coating is especially justified for large terraces – there is no need to build a massive base, a light metal structure will not clutter up the space, remaining almost invisible.
For the floor on the terrace, a wooden board or decking is best. Of course, you can put paving or ceramic tiles, but the tree will look more comfortable. Natural stone is used as a covering on a large terrace
Natural stone will become a spectacular finish for a terrace
To install a barbecue, it is necessary to lay the foundation separately, and for construction they use a special refractory brick, while the base is made about 70 cm high from the floor level.
Advice! To improve fire safety, it is better to put stone (tile) tiles around the barbecue instead of a wooden covering – even if a spark falls on it, it will not cause a fire.
A rectangular niche is made in the front wall, in which it will be possible to store a small supply of firewood. To remove smoke for a barbecue, a separate chimney is made, which in height should ensure effective smoke removal from the bath.
On the terrace you need to set aside a place for firewood
Spacious relaxation complex, including rest rooms, a bathhouse, a terrace with a barbecue
The bath project, regardless of the type (Russian, Turkish, Finnish), must provide for at least three premises:
- dressing room – dressing room with a minimum size of 1.2 × 3 m, but it should be borne in mind that according to the standards, 1.3 m2 should be per person
- shower room – minimum size 2x2m
- steam room – its size is a compromise between ease of placement and the need to maintain the required temperature with low consumption of fuels (electricity). The minimum size of a steam room for 2-3 people is 1.3 x 1.8 m.
If you have a spacious terrace for a seasonal bath, you can refuse a relaxation room. The planning of the rest of the premises, of course, depends on the wishes and capabilities of the future owner..
Longitudinal project of a bathhouse with a terrace connected by a polycarbonate roof
In this project, everything you need to relax in a bath fits under one roof
Let’s consider some projects in more detail.
A corner bath with a terrace and a barbecue (Fig. 2) allows you to effectively use the area of the site if you place it in one of the corners.
Rice. 2. Corner bath with terrace and barbecue
The space is used very functionally – a hot tub with cold water is installed in the spacious shower room. A fairly spacious steam room – it will be quite comfortable to heat the stove in it, while it is shifted closer to the corner, away from the front door – this is safer, because after the bright lighting of the shower room, your eyes need to get used to the dim light of the steam room. If a brick is chosen as the material for the bath, then the stove can be embedded in the walls. If you make the steam room a little smaller, then with this arrangement of the stove it can be heated from the shower. There are two entrances to the common vestibule – one directly from the street, the second from the terrace.
The project of a bath-guest house (Fig. 3) with a veranda and a barbecue, a fairly large area – 98 m2. Therefore, if it is supposed to be used year-round, the installation of a heating system will be required. Inside there is a spacious lounge and a separate kitchen. The terrace is located on the side, in terms of area – it is actually half of the building. Entrance from both sides – from the street through the vestibule (winter entrance) and from the terrace.
Rice. 3 Bathhouse – guest house with barbecue and terrace
Figures 4 and 5 show two more projects of a bath with a terrace and a barbecue, which can be used as a guest house.
Rice. 4. Project of a bath-guest house with a terrace and a barbecue
Rice. 5. Bath with terrace and barbecue
In fig. 6 drawing of a bath with a terrace and a barbecue, where you should pay attention to the front door to the recreation room – it is located at the maximum distance from the barbecue in order to completely exclude the possibility of smoke entering the room.
Rice. 6. Drawing of a bath with a terrace and barbecue
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