Europeans value different building solutions
Finland is one of the best countries in the world. This has often been proven in international comparisons. Finnish construction is at the top of the world. But there is life in it elsewhere, and each country has its own specialties, which often affect outsiders. Here are some examples of Finland, Great Britain and Spain. All three types of soil are in slightly different climates that affect structural solutions. We also are going to look at some cultural differences, furnishing and preferences for home decoration variations across Europe.
Regarding climate solutions in Finland, temperature differences on an annual basis may be over 60 degrees. Because of this, Finnish homes are well insulated, central heating is a norm and windows should not be pulled. There is not much to say about sound insulation in Finland, but in Spain, when the neighbors are noisy, and they are heard through the walls, it can be really appreciated differently. Spanish houses are mainly built of bricks or concrete. The idea is that the apartments would remain relatively cool during the long summer months. Inexhaustible insulation and rare central heating, however, make the tourist miss out on home furnishings in the winter months. If you’ve ever been to a traditional British home, the carpet usually covers the whole house starting with mats, except for the kitchen, and replaces the British in the view of isolating the apartment and not installing floor heating as strange Scandinavians. And if with a Finnish mentality you forget to ventilate, in a British home every day, for technical reasons, you can be prepared for a serious home problem too, as in a country the winter months are longer.
Central heating is a more common solution for keeping the houses warm, and cooling is not often required in summer months. In Spain, however, it is rare that the home would not have the brace. And in perish Spanish style, it does not need to be connected to the normal pipe network when the empty plastic window is a pretty good solution. One of the almost mandatory equipment found in the Spanish houses is the bidet in the toilet facilities. In Finland, the hand shower attached to the wash basin serves as the same thing, but for some reason this ingenious invention has not spread more to southern Europe. The Spanish prefer to sit uncomfortably low and throw the water away from the tap. Now, stay for a while in the bathrooms and wonder at British strange attraction for separate cold and warm water jets. Although this is a home-made solution, everybody can ask for a big plastic bottle with their own water mixer and enjoy a normal hand wash.
Dishwasher cabinet has been called the finest Finnish invention ever. Unfortunately, this is not the case, the corresponding first cabinet of the first patent was received by Angiolina Scheuermann in the United States in 1929. The Finnish Maiju Gebhard did not develop the domestic version until 1944. Due to its practicality, the drying cabinet is standard in every Finnish home. British and Spanish prefer the drier instead drying on a sink, perhaps without being aware that better solutions exist. Interior trends vary in every country and experienced many changes over the years. Clean Scandinavian lines are beginning to take over the area of British flower pads and Spanish terracotta tiles across Europe. Architecture and building technology also develop and harmonize. Yet, hopefully in the future, the homes of different countries can only be recognized because of their peculiar and sometimes irrational features.