Organization of space

Rent an apartment in half: how to ensure your comfort

Renting a house for two is profitable, but not alwaysComfortable. We talked to the experts and found out what to do to prevent cohabitation from causing discomfort. Are you thinking of renting a house for rent and are afraid that you will not be able to withstand the lack of a truly personal space? Or are you already renting a room together and do not know how to solve daily problems that arise? We interviewed some of our readers who live in this way or have had a joint lease experience in the past, and made some important conclusions. The main of which, of course - everything can be negotiated. And it is better to do it at the very beginning. So, here are some simple tips that will help make cohabitation as comfortable as possible:

Partition or wall

If you divide in half a room, even withView of the Kremlin, it must be divided. Ideally - a partition. This is the most optimal option for lovers to do everything in their own way. One can decorate his part as she wants, and the other is different. Here, no one will be left at a loss, well, except your wallet. But the problem will go away in a moment. There is, of course, one small minus - it's soundproofing, more precisely, its absence, that is, you will hear each other as before, but to see - no. Since most of the apartments are already rented with furniture, it is possible that someone in this option will get a part of the room with a bed, and someone - with a sofa bed. And it is still unknown who will win.


No money on the wall? You can always buy a screen. Install it is not difficult. And you can just stretch the line under the ceiling and divide the room with a curtain - in the old-fashioned way. Inga Azhirey, interior designer: - If you have to divide not an entire apartment, but one room, a screen is an ideal option. Only the screen is best not to buy a simple, but from a dense fabric, so that from each side on the fabric it is possible to attach practical and functional pockets for small things or that you can strengthen the photos on it, for example. If you have at your disposal a whole apartment, and we are only talking about "dividing" the kitchen, the hallway and the bathroom, then here it is necessary to think not about the functional zoning, but about bringing the sensation of the house to the removable dwelling. And this atmosphere you will need to create together: together choose new curtains in place of those that hung for unknown years, together buy a rug and curtain for the bathroom, together (if the owners are allowed) to decide what color to paint the wall in the kitchen. So the apartment you rent will become not just a place where you live and somebody else, but a place where friendship, understanding, caring live. After all, in fact, most people rent an apartment "for a couple" is not at all from savings, but because it's so much more fun, interesting, so there's a feeling that you're not alone. When my friend and I rented an apartment, we decided for a long time what color to paint the walls. There were a lot of flowers that we liked. As a result, the walls turned out to be multi-colored: part of yellow, part of red, part of blue, part of green. And one more time, when I also rented the apartment "for a couple," the owners allowed us to even paint the kitchen. And we made from it a "watermelon": red with green and black. That was great! In general, the design of a rented apartment should be treated with a grain of irony, if not to say that with humor. Well, when you still have the opportunity to afford a small interior madness ?!


The room can be divided not only by a screen or partition, but also by a large closet opening on two sides. Or two closets, standing side by side, but opening in different directions.

Place for sleep

Everyone should have a full place to sleep andPersonal space. As an option, you can buy two inflatable mattresses, they too are very comfortable. But the best is still two folding sofas, or a sofa, on which it is comfortable to sleep, without laying them out. Another option - comfortable folding armchair-beds. For a small apartment or room, this, at times, is the only acceptable way to organize sleep. Our opinion: - In the Soviet era, the chair-bed was almost in every apartment: in case of a late guest or unexpectedly raped relatives. True, their mechanisms were even worse than those of folding sofas, and they were out of order quite often. Therefore, the chair-bed was considered unreliable. Also it was not intended for daily use as a bed. However, modern chairs, beds, especially Italian or ours, but made on tamoshnem equipment - lovely as well. Orthopedic mattress, reliable mechanism, excellent quality. Editions for a long time like folding models of the Italian company Futura, which specializes in this kind of furniture.

Storage systems

To not engage in clarifying the relationship andIt is best to have separate cabinets. But if there is no such possibility, IKEA and its beautiful floor hangers and additional storage systems will help you, which will replace both shelves and drawers. Marta Savenko, Club of Chief Editors of the Media of the MarketReal Estate: - I'm lucky, I'm renting a couple "not a room, but a whole apartment. And the furniture brought her to her, so some of the questions about the zoning of the space took off by itself. But still we had to solve several problems. Without going into details, I want to say that the cabinets should ideally have their own. At least for the sake of not finding there by chance a skeleton, after returning from a business trip. But this is not the most important problem. The most important thing is cleaning. In reality, even with arrangements on the schedule of "watch", failures can often occur. In the end, we decided not to quarrel because of this and hired an assistant who comes to us once a week and leads an ideal order.


The most difficult question that you have to decideIn cohabitation - this is cleaning. However, there are also ways to solve the problem without conflict. For example, buying a robot cleaner that will clean up the dust at the programmed time each day, regardless of your desire or reluctance to do something. We have already published and quoted the opinions of users of this wonder machine.

  • Agree on the order of washing dishes, plumbing and the entire apartment.
  • If one of you does not like washing dishes or doing other housework, try to find a compromise and offer to do something in return for something equally routine or difficult.
  • Get out and buy, finally, a dishwasher, a good vacuum cleaner and a washing machine.
  • Install yourself on iPhone applications such as Youdo or Yandex Master, with which help to call the house cleaner was made easy.