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Design for a one-room apartment- tips

One bedroom apartment - a room, a commonan area often does not exceed 55 m2, even in new buildings. On this territory must present a bathroom, a kitchen area, dining room, living room and sleep. Sometimes they were also joined by a study area and a children's room. Of course, not an easy task - a small area harmoniously, convenient, and thus also beautifully arranged with all the necessary furniture, equipment and personal belongings.

In this article we will talk about the most important -form factor. Let us discuss what items step by step is to analyze and realize that in the end result you are "squeezed" out of a maximum capacity of the apartment.

First of all, let's define whatinitially it is important to focus on functionality. For design - it is primarily a design and after - selection of beautiful pieces of furniture, decor, color combinations.

After completion of the repair will be very time-consuming,difficult and expensive to change things such as the location of the walls, the wiring electricians and plumbers. So throw all their forces are now out to create the best "foundation", and in any case do not spare funds for these steps. Because a new sofa, you can always buy, but to change the wiring or pipes - here you have run into a serious problem.

So, let's look at the stages that you have to go.


Determining the needs for a newhome (how many people will live in an apartment, which zones you need to create - make a start here on your lifestyle, occupation, age, family members, their hobbies and special needs).


detailed analysis

Analysis of the existing space and the possibleoptions for redevelopment (make measurements of the apartment, after specifying the location of the communications, bearing and non-bearing walls, the architect's requirements for external changes of the facade - all this will help you to understand where best to place the bathroom, can you put in the apartment of another color box and change their configuration is allowed if dismantle some wall and where to build new).

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Reconciliation of the needs and opportunities

If it turns out that there is not enough space for everything,Do not worry, it's always enough for everyone - even living in a 1000 m2 mansion. Calmly accept the available resources as a given and directly reduce your requests in direct proportion. That is, if there is not enough room in the studio, it means that it is quite possible to buy a table not in the size of 1400 x 800, but 1000 x 600, in the kitchen, to sacrifice one section of the working wall and reduce the length of the sofa by 40 cm, and not completely get rid of the lunch table, condemning the family to celebrate the New Year at the bar.


Underwater rocks

Very often we forget about the huge accumulation of things, which is present within the boundaries of any average apartments. Think about where you will store:

a vacuum cleaner and a mop; basins, buckets, large bowls;ironing board, iron and a will to dry clothes; A skier or snowboarder gear, bike, helmet motorcyclist; children's seasonal and off-season stroller; off-season clothes - top and undershirt, and shoes; conservation and food supplies; All existing and proposed to buy household appliances;
safe and much, much more.

If you have felt uneasy - it was good. Let's better now than it will be pasted wallpaper. So give yourself time for reflection and carefully plan the whole. Take for example the balcony. Ideal dreams of free space, a variety of colors and a cozy table where you drink your morning coffee can either stay in the same place, making you throw gear skier and stop doing conservation or transform and concede 14 balcony a spacious wardrobe and shelving for the same items . In any case, it will be right for your family, but it is important that the choice was deliberate, understanding all the pros and cons of a final decision.

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approval of a plan

Adoption of the final plan andordering schemes. After the final decision all at once will fall into place. And you will be able to undertake the development of narrower and longer technical details. For builders you at one or another stage should be prepared to answer the following questions:

demolish any walls? where to build new walls? whether to change the windows and the front door? Do insulate balcony and the wall? whether the heated floor, and if so, where? What coverage will be on the floor? what will be the height of doorways? What the exact location and size of sanitary ware, and where what conclusions do? location and number of outlets, switches? Hood location and method of their control? state ceilings than oblitsevat them and if they are on the ceiling of any structure, to give precise schemes and dimensions for installation, and there will also be at the junction of wall and ceiling baguette? the layout of the tiles in the bathroom? a facing material on the walls?


facing materials

Here we simply list the visual effects,to expand the space, make it more spacious and easy to read - it is particularly important for the design studio. Try to choose finishing materials - tiles, paint, wall, wallpaper, parquet, plank, etc. with an eye on these positions.

basic colors - lightest, whitenedand pastel (white, egg shell color, melted milk, butter, light beige, cappuccino, sand, sky blue and others like that); materials - in a moderate amount you can use reflective surfaces - glossy and semi-matt (these can be kitchen facades, a coffee table made of white glossy material, semi-matt window sills and table tops, chrome handles, bases for lighting fixtures, etc.); mirrors (large mirrors in the bathroom, a mirror in full height in the hallway, decorative in beautiful frames, mirrors in the back of the furniture or at the ends in the niche, the slopes of the windowsills, on the ceiling, etc.).


Selection of furniture and lighting sources

When choosing furniture and lighting should be based primarily on the functionality:


Anything is possible, buy a transformer. The coffee table that turns into a dining, a folding dining chairs, inserted one into the other or folded, sofa necessarily with the possibility of folding, a bed with a lifting mechanism and a box for storing linens and more.

Racks and Cabinets

Pay special attention to the shelves and cabinets - forarrange opportunities in niches of storage space, choose particularly high-quality accessories for the drawers and cabinets, which use very often, to actively use the opportunity to place on the shelves of various areas, open hanging shelves, cabinets with doors for things hidden from prying eyes. It is very important not to overdo it and do not turn the apartment into a museum of furniture. It is better to buy things gradually secondary need only ensure that they are an indispensable necessity.


Lighting Try to have only onceiling and walls. All that can be hung on a ceiling or wall - hang. This will free up valuable floor space and save yourself from the danger of constantly tripping over the inconvenient location of the lamp or floor lamp. Of course, this is not a dogma, but in a one-room apartment you have a higher probability acutely aware of these cases and "hide" lamp in a secluded place, which does not pass through the main routes of movement of people living in the apartment. Based on the height of the ceiling monitor to chandeliers and lamps are not placed too low, and hanging lamps stood out from the wall to the minimum distance.

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Aesthetic "vent"

And now, when you are firmly convinced that thisspace to live comfortably and comfortable, it's time to take up the decor. Restrictions - absolutely no other than a single - not to the detriment of already formed constructive. Choose any fabrics for curtains, blanket for the couch, bright cushions, be placed on the wall paintings and prints, put on the shelves of beautiful compositions and buy interesting carpets, dishes and so on.

In a small apartment it seems"Islands" - so you can easily come up with interesting ideas for decorating or be inspired by a lot of useful information in books, magazines and World Wide Web.


Work on the organization of spaceone-room apartment is by far one of the greatest challenges in interior design. It is important to capture the essence of all the needs of residents and well-equip the rooms to live in them was - a pleasure. Hopefully these tips have helped you a little structure and sort through all that huge snowball pulled hard on you when the news of the impending move. Good luck to you repair and correct decisions!

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