Today, studio apartments are becoming more and more popular, the area of which does not exceed 20 square meters. m. This can be called a completely new format of housing, providing for a combination of important components - original design, versatility, compactness, comfortable interior and much more.
Solution to the problem
Solving the problem of a small space, almost every designer will tell you that the best solution to the issue of arranging an apartment of such an area is an option associated with the style of open space, that is, a studio apartment. Only it will enable a family of three to feel comfortable and cozy on 20 squares, and only in this case it will be possible to furnish a small room with all the necessary household items.
Be that as it may, but the main thing in this situation is to remember the main thing: the housing will turn out to be as comfortable as the main design of the studio apartment can be correctly executed. It is clear, after all, that the area of the apartment is quite small, and it is necessary to equip it according to all the rules, focusing on each of the zones necessary for life.
The positive point here is that after all, renovation in such a small apartment is easier than in an apartment, for example, with three rooms. The whole process will not take much time, you just need to properly prepare for it, for which you will need a project and an accurate calculation of the area for each of the proposed zones. Alternatively, the kitchen can be made a little larger by "donating" the hallway, and the room can be divided into two zones, one of which is the living room, and the other is the bedroom.
The owner of the premises will face the main question - to think about all the nuances of arranging his premises and to arrange correctly:
- living room;
- the corridor.
First of all, we choose the style in which the interior of our room will be. For this situation, experts recommend using minimalism, because it can turn a small space into a cozy and practical one.
Separation of living room space and relaxation space
The border between these areas can be very arbitrary. As it, they use some kind of finishing techniques, tones and accessories, or they construct a plasterboard wall or other partition.
The sleeping area can be separated using:
- screens or closets;
- movable partition;
- curtain curtains;
- decorative grilles;
- multifunctional rack.
In addition, a sleeping place or office can be arranged on a loggia. A niche can also turn into a great sleeping place when it comes to saving space.
Decor as a separation of two zones
The bedroom and living room can be separated by the following elements:
- Any furniture. The furniture will be a visual separation of the two areas.
- Lighting. Choosing the right lighting for each of the zones - this moment is considered very important.
In the sleeping area, diffused light will be appropriate, which can be formed by a shade or backlight. The original solution for the bedroom will also be the ceiling type of lighting. The living room needs a bright light.
Color scheme. Color finishing will effectively highlight the sleeping area. The tones should be chosen not very bright, so that there is always a calm and peaceful atmosphere in this zone. Juicy colors can only be present as decor and various accessories
When you choose a shade for the sleep zone, be guided by your feelings: which color has a positive effect and calms you down. It is believed that dark shades can be the cause of your depression.
If you think that it is better to abandon the idea of zoning a room, then such furniture is suitable for a studio apartment that can combine both zones as intended.
The advantages of a wardrobe bed. In a room where reworking the walls is impossible, it is proposed to purchase this piece of furniture, which will solve many problems at once. At the time of sleep, the wardrobe bed is a comfortable sleeping place, and during wakefulness - free space. Moreover, this is not only a place to sleep, the wardrobe bed justifies its name and also serves as a wardrobe where all things that need to be hidden from prying eyes are removed
The design of such cabinets even assumes the presence of a working area in them, and this is also very important for a small apartment.
Choosing a sofa. Choosing a sofa, you, of course, will not get a double place to relax, but to save space, this is a good option, because when folded, this piece of furniture will take up very little space in the room, and it will decorate the atmosphere in it. The smallest sofa is an angular fold-out design that fits perfectly into a studio apartment
Furniture on wheels. Portable structures can be moved from place to place, and no difficulties arise, and this is done quickly enough. At night, the bed rolls out to the middle of the room, and in the morning it folds up and "leaves" for a secluded corner
For a room in the style of minimalism, furniture is offered very simple, but functional. Closed racks and all kinds of shelves are recommended. Some objects or things can be placed on open shelves, but there should not be too many of them. Furniture is selected in one tone and shape.
For good lighting of the room, it is recommended to replace the curtains with blinds. Do not overdo it with decorative trim, let it be simpler. Accessories for a minimalist style will look best from natural materials such as glass or wood.
One thing is required from all the decoration and from the pieces of furniture: visually expand the room
This effect, for example, can be achieved by hanging a bright picture on the wall, on which attention will be focused - this is one of the techniques for visually expanding the space.
Luminaires in the style of minimalism do not have any pretentious forms, they are the most ordinary ones, those that will not be conspicuous and will regularly cope with their function.
A fairly effective way to visually expand the space of a small apartment is to use various mirrors or mirror-image furniture in the decor.
Highlighting an area using color
If a grandiose redevelopment is not affordable, then you can visually separate the zones by playing them with different colors. For example, making the ceiling a little lighter than the walls is a proven option for visually expanding the room.
To expand the room, always use light shades. In minimalism, there are no more than three of them, which means that a wooden shade can become the second color, and the third color should focus on itself, standing out against the general background. Alternatively - dark wood, pure white and lilac. Such a room will look very stylish.
Rest area decoration
The place where a person will rest is required that it be functional and that the room looks spacious. This often requires a thorough redevelopment of the apartment. When performing such construction work, you need to be sure that you do not demolish the load-bearing wall of the building, otherwise tragedy cannot be avoided.
It is recommended to place a sleeping place in that part of the resulting room in which the lighting is poorest.… The living room, on the contrary, should be located in the brightest part of the room. If the apartment has a niche, then it can make a comfortable and original sleeping place. The living room can be separated from the bedroom using a small partition. A capital wall is not required here, it will only further reduce the already small area of the room.
You can separate the sleeping area with a fabric partition or a not too bulky wardrobe. But the cabinet should not reach a height to the ceiling itself, let there remain space through which air can circulate. A too dense partition is not needed here, it will only make the bedroom stuffy and dark.
How to save space
What kind of savings can we talk about if space is already sorely lacking? But this must be done in a studio apartment with an area of 20 sq. meters. When the guest area is also a bedroom, furniture can be placed as follows:
- TV set. If he is standing on the bedside table - this is a waste in this case, the TV should hang on the wall. Moreover, its location should suit both those who watch TV from the bedroom and those from the living room. Alternatively, you can offer a bracket with which the TV can be turned.
- Bulky furniture in a studio apartment should not be, as well as furniture of dark shades. Instead of a heavy sofa, a small and comfortable sofa will do. Save not only space horizontally, but also vertically, that is, maximize the use of racks and mezzanines for storing things.
The bed, which will be in the sleeping area, it is desirable that it be with drawers (there are many such models), then in this area, which the bed occupies, it will be possible not only to rest, but also to use it to store a number of things: linen, personal accessories and much more. Even more convenient are such models with a rack or shelf at the head, that is, such a bed will be even more functional.
Dreaming of a high podium? Then prepare an appropriate structure with which the bed can be rolled under the podium and rolled out from under it. On the podium itself, you can arrange the space at your own discretion - either make a study with a table and an armchair, or place a wardrobe, or come up with something else
Arrangement of a studio apartment with an area of 20 sq. meters is not an easy task. But if you approach the solution of the issue correctly:
- choose the right finishing material in color;
- purchase compact and functional furniture;
- carry out the correct lighting;
- use interesting decorative devices;
- follow all the rules of the "minimalism" style;
- turn on your fantasy,
- then your home will turn out to be comfortable and cozy, and all functional zones will organically combine in it.
Another popular way to furnish a room with such a small area is to separate the living room from the kitchen with a partition. A stationary bed should not be installed in such a living room, a compact sofa that folds out only for the rest of the time, and takes up very little space the rest of the time, will be sufficient.
In addition, a room with one window will look good with a convertible wardrobe, in which a bed with a special trigger can be hidden. Such a wardrobe is not just a place for a bed, it is also additional containers in which you can store other things.
Great if a studio apartment with a balcony. This makes it possible to use its area, installing soft and comfortable pear chairs there. Several of these chairs will make the balcony a wonderful resting place for households and their guests, and if necessary, you can organize a sleeping place from them.
Studio apartment with an area of 20 sq. meters cannot do without a kitchen. This small area should accommodate so much of everything necessary for the kitchen that it will also be not at all easy to do it competently, and maybe even more difficult than dealing with the design of the living room and sleeping area. And at the same time, a kitchen stuffed with everything you need should not lose its comfort and functionality.
To the basic tips for arranging a kitchen space in a studio apartment of 20 sq. meters, can be attributed to the samee:
- First, you need to decide on the place where all the necessary appliances in the kitchen and all the kitchen equipment will be located.
- You need to think about whether the remaining kitchen space will be enough in order to realize all the creative fantasies of the owner of the apartment.
- Bring to life as many household amenities as possible.
If you arrange everything correctly, then from a studio apartment of 20 sq. meters with a combined kitchen, you can make a cozy and comfortable home, in which not only one person, but also a small family will feel comfortable.
At the stage of redevelopment of the kitchen space, difficulties of a construction nature may arise associated with the problems of coordinating work and obtaining special permission for their implementation. Not only is this all very difficult, but it will also take a lot of time. The best way out of this situation would be to contact specialists who thoroughly understand all this. This will be faster and more reliable.
Most likely, these same specialists will help you with the most time-consuming part of the redevelopment - with construction work. Just do not forget to find out in detail everything about the company you have chosen before starting all work. This way you will protect yourself from possible fraud.
We equip communications
When the turmoil with permits has already subsided, it is the turn to equip all the necessary communications. In this situation, when a studio apartment and a kitchen room are combined into one space, it is clear that ventilation will need to be quite powerful and modern. You can't do without all the other communications.
If there are no problems with the ventilation system, then in such a small room you can always feel comfortable. The choice of the place where the ventilation will take place must be determined first of all, because it will depend on this how the area of the entire renovated room will be planned later. The initial work also includes the placement of outlets throughout the apartment, places for taps, and for draining water. This also includes the issue of connecting the kitchen drain and the drain of the bathroom.
When all of these important initial questions have been resolved, only then the more enjoyable work begins.
This planning must necessarily take into account all the nuances associated with plumbing and all other communications and with the placement of outlets. If you want a studio apartment of 20 sq. meters has acquired a really stylish and comfortable look, again - trust the professionals in the choice of design.
These professionals have the main thing - experience in planning furniture for each specific area of the entire room, and they know how to beautifully bypass all sockets, pipes and other obstacles.
So, in what order should the registration take place?
The rules read:
the whole process associated with decorating the kitchen-living room interior begins after the initial work related to the formation of the main space
- first, the selected walls are dismantled, then new partitions are erected, after that - the installation of communications;
- then proceed to the arrangement of furniture throughout the apartment.
If everything is done correctly, then your small studio apartment will turn into a modern, very comfortable and cozy home.