The tightness of a small apartment can be forIt is both a minus and a plus - after all it is not only cramped, but also compactness: all necessary is nearby, it is literally near at hand, and the necessary thing will not get lost in bowels of an apartment. In our review - the most interesting layout of small apartments There are many techniques that allow you to compactly and rationally arrange all necessary furnishings, even in the most limited space. But the smaller the area of the apartment, the more carefully you need to think over the layout of the premises, and here it is better to turn to a specialist who has experience in solving similar problems. Etk-fashion.com asked the practicing architect Igor Bokov to comment on some typical cases of planning and zoning of small apartments, indicating both strengths and weaknesses of each of the plans. Igor Bokov, architect A graduate of the architectural faculty of the South Ural State University, since 2010, he has been conducting private practice, in 2013-2015 he received additional education in the Master's program of the Moscow Institute of Architecture. In the project activity specializes in the architecture of private houses, redevelopment and design of urban apartments, is fond of designing and design of furniture. Https://vk.com/id2564168 The area of this apartment allows you to place twoFull rooms, besides, judging by the shape of the walls, the loggia was also insulated and combined with the main room. Functional zones have remained the same, and redevelopment redistributes the common space, giving more space to the bathroom and kitchen-dining room due to the reduction of the areas of the bedroom and the hallway. In order not to clutter the bedroom, storage furniture is built-in, and the chest of drawers is located between the bedroom and the living room and is designed immediately for two rooms. Small apartment area is rationalIs organized by an angled wall along which there was a place for both a wardrobe with clothes and a kitchen set, with more compact furniture placed in the hall area, and in the kitchen area there is more space and enough space for a dining table. The sleeping area is well hidden behind the bend, and even has its own dressing room. The area of the bathroom allows you to place even a full bath instead of a shower - for example, by moving the wash basin into place, sliding the door to the shelves in the bathroom and pictures in the corridor and, accordingly, placing a bath along the wall of the dressing room. Accommodation of the bed directly opposite the front door -Not the strongest side of this apartment, but there is nowhere to place an extensive dressing room with the entrance from the bedroom, or you will get a completely different layout. In the rest we have a typical studio apartment, with spacious and various auxiliary rooms. In many respects due to these premises, the complexity of the outline of external walls is leveled, which is set by a wall running diagonally. Igor Bokov: - The complex configuration of the source room often conceals a lot of opportunities that facilitate zoning, and it is important for the customer to work together - to correctly prioritize, identify important and secondary premises for themselves, and the architect - to see all possible options for their placement and compose so, To take into account the maximum number of needs. A luxurious bay window is the best place for a lunchTable and chairs, but its distance from the kitchen to the opposite side of the apartment makes it difficult to serve daily. It is possible, over time, in the opening of the kitchen will appear a countertop like a bar counter, the more there is a window. Also in this apartment, having reduced the dressing room of the bedroom and having moved the bathroom in the formed niche, by changing the sanitary ware and refusing the countertop of the washstand, it would be possible to make room for the built-in wardrobe in the hallway. The peculiarity of this apartment is the "tunnel"Layout: on one end there is an entrance door, on the opposite are grouped windows. The dining table is already located more conveniently than in the previous version, but the entrance area had to be sacrificed for the sake of a disproportionately large bathroom: in size it is comparable to the bedroom. In the hallway, most likely, immediately appear spontaneous shelves, boxes, hooks and similar devices. "Tunnel" of this apartment does not rush at allIn the eyes thanks to proportions close to the square, but the distance from the kitchen to the kitchen requires a device for opening over the kitchen countertop. Compact, often built-in storage systems create a sense of room in the rooms. Apartment for an extrovert - such impressionHere it is created by the most open and free arrangement of furniture in the center of premises. The combination of a kitchen sink with a dining table is a welcome for an amateur, but it can save a lot of space. The cloakroom is quite capacious, but it could be arranged more rationally by unfolding the corner part with the entrance to the hallway, and replacing the wall with the entrance from the bedroom with a closet. Apartment where guests like to take frequent andA lot - this is indicated by a developed sofa area, a separate dining area and a central bar counter. On their background, the private part, consisting of only one bed in the far corner, looks extremely modest. But is it really so, you can still doubt, having seen the staircase leading down to the lower level near the entrance door - after all, the purpose of these premises may be the most unexpected. Igor Bokov: - The apartment in several levels usually has guest rooms at the bottom, and already above - a private, private area. This is due to the fact that it is more logical to enter the apartment on the lower of the levels, since we enter the building in any case from the ground level - there is no sense every time to climb to an extra floor, then to go down, especially when passing guests through private premises. The exception is only the ground floor, but firstly, we just go down to it, and enter directly from the ground level, and secondly, the living quarters in the basement are not accepted, moreover, it is contraindicated construction norms. Does this apartment have a separate, equippedThe hall area below, in front of the stairs, or limited only by the entrance door - in this case it is not so important, because the set of functional zones of the visible part is completely self-sufficient. Important here is the location of the entrance to the center of the total volume, which, with elongated proportions of the apartment with windows in the end wall, greatly facilitates the layout of the premises. The accommodation of the bedroom right next to the entrance is certainly not the best option, but it is due to the obligatory natural light for the day stay zone and the kitchen, and its secondary importance for the bedroom and bathroom. Three versions of studio apartments, similar in compositionAnd almost identical in functionality: a full entrance hall and an extensive corner dining area, though slightly to the detriment of the kitchen set, a bathroom and a living room area, combined with the bedroom. The feasibility of an additional dining table, in which the sleeper in the second version is transformed, can be questioned. Thus, the very first option here turns out to be the most successful: a complete set of necessary functions, two main berths and two additional ones, if you decompose the sofa.