Apartments up to 45 sq.m.

Redevelopment of a two-room Khrushchev: modern interior studio apartment

How to make a spacious two-room Khrushcheva studio with several bathrooms and a dressing room? How do you make the apartment appear larger and brighter? Today we will help you deal with these questions using a real example. This project was created for a young unmarried girl who loves to travel, shop and visit beauty salons. She is fond of extreme sports, and at the same time loves to receive guests at home. The customer could not clearly determine the choice of the interior and therefore completely trusted the designer Andrei Gordinsky, relying on his professional skills. What came of it? Let's see! Andrey Gordinsky, designer, architect Graduated from the Pridneprovsk State Academy of Civil Engineering and Architecture. With ten years of experience behind him, he founded his own architectural and construction company Gordinsky Building & Architecture. gordinsky.com

Features of the layout

In general, it was originally a two-roomKhrushchev, but the designer wanted to get rid of cramped rooms and create a single space. So I had to completely dismantle the entire apartment and reassemble it. The result is a rather comfortable layout, where there is a public area where you can receive guests, arrange gatherings, and a private area where the owner of the apartment has the opportunity to always be alone. But they are separated only conditionally, so the kitchen, combined with the living room, smoothly flows into a small cozy bedroom. The customer did not know what she wanted, but she still had several wishes. And the main one is the presence of two bathrooms. The designer took this moment into account and placed one of them in the girl's personal area, and the second next to the entrance, which would be convenient for the guests. Andrey Gordinsky, designer, architect: - By redeveloping and combining several rooms, it was possible to increase the amount of light entering through the windows and visually expand the available space. In the end, the customer was 100% satisfied with the result. gordinsky.com

Modern boudoir

The girl really wanted to have her own personal, femininean area where she could happily spend the day - in other words, she needed a boudoir. And let it be far from the seventeenth century outside the window, but nothing prevents us from making a certain modern version. Andrei Gordinsky made this dream come true, and it turned out to be a real women's paradise. It's hard to imagine such a place without a dressing room, so a few square meters behind the bed were allocated for it. Thanks to the large, full-wall mirror, this narrow space does not look cramped. From the dressing room we find ourselves in the master's bathroom, where the girl can always take a warm bath and relax after a hard day.

Color solution

All walls in the apartment, except for the bathrooms,painted in a pale blue shade. With its help, the space was filled with air, it became more weightless, thereby creating a light and calming atmosphere. The ceilings are decorated in the same color, this simple technique allowed to erase all boundaries and made the rooms visually more voluminous, since there is nothing to catch the eye on. Light gray and white colors harmoniously coexist with blue here, they dilute this monotonous kingdom, make the space more interesting. Andrey Gordinsky, designer, architect: - If there is poor daylight in the room, I advise you to use colors that do not absorb light. These can be white shades or pale tones: light blue, pale lilac or barely perceptible green. Colors such as red, orange, brown, black absorb light and do not reflect it back, so the room will look dull and gloomy in low light. gordinsky.com

Minimalism in everything

Andrey Gordinsky, designer, architect:- A large number of objects makes the room smaller - if there is no furniture, then there is nothing that divides the space. Therefore, it was decided to stick to minimalism, filling the rooms with only the essentials. We adhered to the rule: a minimum of furniture, a minimum of decor. gordinsky.com

More light!

It's no secret that in small apartmentslighting plays a very important role, because the perception of the surrounding space directly depends on it. Therefore, the designer decided first of all to fill the rooms with natural light from three stained glass windows, and only then to supplement them with artificial sources. All rooms have spotlights on the ceiling, and some specific areas have been highlighted to create a comfortable reading environment. This is a table lamp next to the sofa and ceiling lights above the bed. Andrey Gordinsky, designer, architect: - Lack of light means lethargy, drowsiness and depression. You can illuminate a room with glossy surfaces that reflect light, which we, in fact, did. Light parquet flooring throughout the apartment and furniture did an excellent job of filling the entire space with light. For the windows, light translucent curtains made of airy fabric were chosen, which perfectly transmit the sun's rays. We also used mirrors and glass surfaces for additional light reflection. gordinsky.com gordinsky.com, visualization Pumpkin K.

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