Organization of space

Where to find and how to use the hidden house features: 7 options and expert advice

Your home can give you much more than youThink. To learn how to begin to expand existing housing opportunities - in our today's material you realize that the current interior no longer meets your needs? Do you lack something, hinder or simply become uncomfortable? Then it's time to learn how to expand the functionality of even the smallest apartments. How? The main thing is not to rush to extremes and go ahead slowly, step by step. So, let's begin.

1. Make a list

Rather, there are 2 lists. In the first, write down the purpose of all the functional zones and interior items available and how often you use them. You will be surprised by the real state of affairs: a huge dining table is laid only for the holidays, and then through force; Mezzanines are filled with things and have not understood for more than a year, and in the armchair that was once a favorite, nobody has sat down for a long time. Here you have a few squares of free space for laundry, home office or, if you're lucky, another bedroom. Make a second list. It will be extremely important, necessary and passionately desired. Align both lists and understand what you can sacrifice, and without which there is no way. And now let us consider several techniques with which you can redo, reorient and re-equip all unnecessary and rarely used in the vital and functional.

2. Combine the toilets

Maybe it's time to do it already? Just imagine: your bathroom will be 1,5-2 times more, and you can finally put a corner bath with hydromassage.

3. Equip the laundry

It can accommodate not only washingMachine, but also an ironing board, laundry basket and much more. The laundry itself can be placed in the corner between the bathroom and the bedroom or to the place where there used to be cabinets that you got from the builder. Have you already gotten rid of them? Of course, not all dreams are so easy to realize, because the transfer of sanitary equipment and "wet zones" in our country is strictly regulated. However, almost in any architectural bureau you will be able to give competent advice on what can be done in a particular case, and help you find a solution. Mito Melitonian, architect: "It is considered that the hidden possibilities are the maximum use of space for filling it with various functions. This is partly true, but we should not forget that such a potential is also possessed by interior items. A fairly frequent phenomenon in kitchen interiors is a folding table attached to the wall. It allows you to save a lot of space in a small room. This solution is most often found in apartments where young people live. For people of the family and the elderly it is unlikely to be comfortable. Furniture in general has a mass of hidden opportunities: a sofa bed, various kinds of transformers, French clamshells ... "

4. Make a study

Suppose there is no place for him at all: In the bedroom there is only a bed and a wardrobe, and in the living room there is only a tiny corner that you do not want to overload with a table and a computer chair. It's not a problem. To help you will come furniture transformer: the bed can fall directly out of the wall, and the desk - from a pretty carved office. Instead of a massive leather chair on wheels, find a plastic transparent ghost chair.

5. A hobby corner

Disassemble the wardrobe. Are you sure that you carry everything that is stored there? If there is a thing you have not worn for more than a year, feel free to get rid of it. Shoes can be stored not in boxes, but in woven consoles, and re-equip the vacant seat in the corner for sewing / scrapbooking / photo-retouching / drawing.

6. Remake the dining area

Dining table for 12 people - it's fine, butIt is very large. If noisy feasts do happen, find a folding table, of which there are a great many on the market and free up a few square meters. But if the idea of ​​a dinner table has completely lost relevance for you, safely change it to a bar counter.

7. Balcony

You certainly have a dream about the idealBalcony? How do you see it? A playground for children, a yoga room, a winter garden, a study room or a lounge area with a bunch of pillows? Stop dreaming and start acting! Mito Melitonian, architect: "Another interesting solution - a ceiling bed, which descends the guides to the level of the floor. In private houses, where there is a staircase, the space below it is in most cases equipped for storage and filled with all sorts of necessary, and sometimes unnecessary things. If in the house there are small children and there is no attic, make there a secluded place for them: children are very fond of such concerts. An interesting technique is also the use of mirror surfaces in the entire wall, which visually expand the space in 2 times. Unification of premises (for example, a living room and a dining room, a room and a loggia) can also be attributed to hidden opportunities. Loggia, by the way, is a great place to build an office. Glazing balconies, which is quite widely used, I think is a wrong decision. First, so much less light penetrates into the apartment, and secondly, it often becomes a collection of all rubbish. I do not recommend the mezzanine in the corridors, because in practice this is the same as the glazed balcony - another grave for things. High ceilings, at least 3,2-3,4 m, will allow you to arrange a sleeping place on the second tier (for example, in the entrance area, above the door). In general, hidden opportunities are very individual solutions. In each specific case, they may be different, and some are not applicable in any situations at all. Most of them are quite well known and, in fact, are no longer something innovative. However, the ability to correctly allocate space and maximize the use of each centimeter of useful space will make the apartment an object to follow. Strange as it may seem, but one of the most important hidden possibilities of apartments, I consider the possibility not to use these very possibilities: it is better just to remove excess objects from the house, thus freeing up space for life. ",,,,,,,,,,,, guatacrazynight. Com,