The purpose of this post is to talk about homes in Poland just from my personal view.
Why I know about Polish homes
I am in the American that lives in Poland. I have lived here for many years. One thing I have noticed about the Polish landscape is the style of houses are different than those in the United States. The United States has an eclectic style of homes. Poland has a style, the cities are ancient and amazing, it looks like Europe.
Polish style of homes in the country
- The Polish style home is in my opinion are stronger than your typical American home, however build more for efficiency than style.
- Some of the nicer styles imitate the old manor estates that have a neo-classical look.
Almost all Polish homes are made of stone with some sort of stucco on the outside. Polish people like this because they feel it’s more sturdy. This may be true. They look a lot like home you see in Florida, that is the style of stucco white homes often red roofs and windows to converse energy. The new style Polish homes are really nice and like the new rich of America have.
My style of house
My own style of home, is something that has been natural elements like would and a lot of class and windows. I believe light is very important particularly in Poland. The reason is in the winter it is a very dark country, and you need to maximize light.
Polish homes try to save on heating bills, the news ones have large windows as people are not going for style over saving every little penny. This may have been true in the past way and you had the stain single class windows, however now all and even in my apartment I have the state doubled last windows and I don’t have a major problem with my heating bill. Remember most of the heat I believe extends through the windows, and perhaps doors. However if you have this double thick glass in the windows then it’s not an issue. In fact, you should haveas much window as possible save almost have solar heating.
Another reason why Polish homes have small windows is because builders quote potential clients price per meter. If the price is smaller there is a more chance they will buy, and the homes with the smaller windows have the smaller price. People not having a lot of money look at the bottom line price per meter. Polish people are very smart and practical and always looking at price per meter and every aspect to maximize value.
If I build a home in Poland
Therefore, if I ever to build a home in Poland and gonna make it in a unique style with a lot of class and a lot of glass, with the roof that does not create a shadow over the windows, and will probably be made over would.
Perhaps I’m too used to seeing American style homes that are very eclectic and I can see this right off when I came to Poland. Polish homes are starting to evolve into a much nicer style, as people here grow rich. Another idea is a wood log home. I know many Americans do not like these but if done right it is very cozy and the long Polish winters can be endured better.
If you have any questions about homes in Poland, or in eastern Europe in general please write me and let me know or simply leave a comment on my Polish homes post.