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How to equip a small bathroom: an example from Moscow

If the phrase "small bathroom"makes you feel doomed and disappointed - this article is for you! We will use a real example to prove that, regardless of the area, the bathroom can be functional, original and beautiful. Unfortunately, almost everything in typical apartments is, to put it mildly, not very large. And if you do not carry out any radical redevelopment, then you need to either come to terms with the cramped space, or take on this issue well and try to use every millimeter of your bathroom correctly. And to make it clearer how to do this, here's a clear Moscow example from designer Sophie Moo - with her help it turned out to be incredibly stylish, spacious and functional. Sophie Moo, designer She has been designing interiors for seven years, most of which she devoted to small apartments. She enjoys working with space and zoning, creating new scenarios and layouts. Sophie is a rationalist, she prefers functionality to excessive decoration, but loves those made with sparkle and mood. Has a higher education in the field of architectural environment design. sofimu.com Our main characters, for whom this bathroom was made, is a young married couple. These are people who are passionate about music, travel, they are inspired by nature and bright colors of life. From the first minutes of our acquaintance, it was clear that these are very creative and extraordinary personalities. The apartment is located in a typical high-rise building of the P-3 series, but it immediately became clear that they needed an interior that was not at all typical. There were many wishes for the bathroom, based primarily on its functions: shower, bath, washing machine, sink, storage. And it had to be realized at all. Sophie Moo, designer: - A very important moment for the bathroom was the presence of a large mirror. It is located on the left wall and visually expands the space. With him, the room ceased to be cramped and began to be perceived easily. sofimu.com The area of ​​the bathroom is 2.8 square meters. In the original version, the bath was in front of the entrance, and the left wall had a sink. The designer decided to completely replace the whole block. After having re-piped the pipes and improved the existing waterproofing, the bathtub with a shower stand (a rain shower + hand shower) stood on the right wall, and a sink and a washing machine were placed at the left. And the sink is sewn under the countertop and rests on the brackets, so that a washing machine with a depth of 45 centimeters could stand in a corner. In the project, the main task was to make light andbright room. So that this small space does not seem cramped, white tiles of an economical Russian brand were used. But you must admit, just a white bathroom is so boring, especially for young people! Therefore, Sophie Moo decided that there was no way to do without some interesting idea. She offered the customers the theme of figures from the game "Tetris" falling on a white background. I must say that they liked this idea, and what is most interesting - they independently took up its implementation! Sophie Moo, designer: - It was a heroic epic, during which the guys drew a drawing in cubes, recreated it from pieces of mosaic on a grid, then glued it onto masking tape, signed each element and closely watched that the tiler laid everything as needed. It was only thanks to their titanic efforts that this complex idea was realized. And the main thing in all this is that the panel with "Tetris" has become not just a design idea, but a whole adventure for the inhabitants of the house. Everything ended well and it looks like you want a new figure to fall as soon as possible - or better, a strip (did you play Tetris as a child?). sofimu.com The worktop here is like the finishing touch of a picture: Bright and joyful. It charges positively during washing, especially in the morning before work. She has a cunning bend, and it appeared because the distance at the entrance is less than the required depth for installation. Therefore, the craftsmen who made the countertop to order made the radial bevel soft enough to not interfere with the passage. By the way, the mixer has chosen a wall type, which is the best option in this situation. Sophie Moo, designer:- I would like to note that the real enthusiasts of this space are the customers themselves. They picked up a bright image, carefully and gradually selected every detail of the accessories. Towels, a soap dispenser and even a candle: there is nothing superfluous here and everything is very relevant. I cannot deny myself the pleasure of praising this approach once again, because it is so important to continue the designer's ideas in the further original life of the space. sofimu.com all photos courtesy of Sophie Moo

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