Apartments up to 45 sq.m.

How a competent layout solves the problems of a small apartment: a real example

How to plan a small studio so that itSeemed more spacious and was really comfortable? Is it possible to create a place for her in solitude? Where to store all things? Today we will help you deal with these issues on a real example. This project was created for a 27-year-old young man, a business owner. He wanted to create a cozy functional space, where you could conduct not only noisy parties, but also comfortable evenings. He had his own ideas about the ideal house, but did the designers from Leo Company get them to realize them - now we'll see! Elena Korolyova, designer Founder and CEO of Leo Company.Leo Company is a professional team of architects, designers, engineers and builders, united by one goal - to create an exquisite and comfortable interior, emphasizing the individuality of each house.

Features of redevelopment

If we talk about redevelopment, then there wereMinimal changes were made, as designers wanted to keep the open space as much as possible. The only partition was demolished, and the bedroom zone and the bathroom had to be separated further.

Minimalism with character

With the choice of style there was no problem. Young people often prefer where the functionality comes first and there is nothing superfluous. Yes, and in a small apartment this is a very competent decision, because a large number of furniture crush space and makes it more tight. It is worth noting in this interior is deep, which here occupies an important place. Why he? Everything is simple - this shade best reflects the nature and independence of the owner of the apartment. In addition to gray, the classic and proven white + black pair was used as the basis, and the apartment is diluted with blue and yellow colors as bright accents. Elena Korolyova, designer and founder of Leo Company: - Due to the contrast of black walls, gray ceiling, white box with illumination around the perimeter and bright accents (blue panels and sofa, yellow table), it was possible to achieve a visual expansion of space.

A place for solitude

A cozy bed always requires privacy, andEven in a studio apartment, you can solve this problem. The bedroom will turn into a separate room, if you use sliding doors, as was done in this project. At any time you can hide from prying eyes, and when the doors are not closed, the studio looks more spacious and does not feel closed space.

Competent organization of storage

When space is small, it's importantOrganize storage of things. This apartment has two closets. One of them is located at the entrance (white door) and is used for outerwear and shoes. The second one is built in the bedroom, it can even be called a mini dressing room, it was made according to the sketches of the company. Initially, designers considered the option of a corner cabinet, but in order to save a precious place, they decided to abandon such an idea. The standard sliding doors were replaced with curtains, which made this cabinet even more stylish and exclusive.


Throughout the perimeter of the apartment were builtSpot lights from the company Modular, this eliminated the need to illuminate the living room and bedroom chandeliers. In addition, in the lobby there is a pendant lamp, and in the bathroom you can see a small wall lamp above the mirror.

Materials, Brands and Finishing

Living room-kitchen:

  • Ceramic tiles - Greestyle, Nero Bianco collection;
  • Sofa and coffee table made to order according to sketches of designers;
  • Kitchen table-transformer, kitchen set with a window sill made to order according to sketches of designers;
  • Functional lighting - the company Modular;
  • Cork - company Intek.


  • Built-in wardrobe made to order according to the sketches of designers;
  • Functional lighting - the company Modular;
  • Cork - company Intek.

Other rooms:

  • Sink - Axor brand, Massaud series;
  • Ceramic tiles in the bathroom - the Porcelanosa factory, the Ruggine collection;
  • Plumbing - the Italian factory Catalano;
  • Lighting - the company Modular;
  • Ceramic tiles in the hall - Greestyle, a collection of Decor Bianco.

Elena Koroleva, designer and founder of Leo Company: - The main difficulty lay in the planning: in a very small space it was necessary to fit everything necessary for life, including the screen for the projector. Quite a difficult situation was with the color solution, it was important not to make the apartment very gloomy and boring. Separation of the bedroom into a separate zone (room) required a lot of constructive solutions, in the final version, stopped at the sliding doors. Terms for the project were very tight - 1 month, construction and finishing work lasted 4 months. But, despite all the difficulties, the result was very satisfied with us and the customer. As they say, nothing is impossible!

Tips for organizing a small apartment from Elena Koroleva:

  • Free planning will help to make a flat with a small area perfect and comfortable housing. It will allow maximum use of the entire area of ​​the apartment, avoiding the appearance of "dead" zones.
  • If the color of the walls is neutral, then definitely need bright accents (table, pouf or sofa). With the size of furniture, the main thing is not to overdo it, it should be compact and functional.
  • Give preference to sliding partitions instead of stationary ones and change the swing doors to sliding doors. Functionality does not change, but there is a visual effect of increasing space.
  • Use the corners of rooms for built-in furniture orMini walk-in closets. In our project, the kitchen set is compactly located along the wall and includes all the functionality of the kitchen (built-in refrigerator, stove, sink, dishwasher and storage space).
  • Creating niches in the walls will help to use additional space. We had a completely redesigned window sill to organize storage space.