Basic tips for living in a small apartment

Do you live in a small apartment? Surely you have ever thought that it is built against you. Don’t despair! With a rational distribution, compact furniture, and a more creative look, the meters will double and your house will exude optimism. If the meters of your house are scarce, forget about the conventional, and organize the space in another way. If you intend to fit a house standard in a studio of 30 to 60 m2, the result will depress you. The furniture becomes gigantic and the environment tiny. The solution is to change scale and mentality. Use resources that allow you to blur the limits, squeeze centimeters and invent stimulating atmospheres. Basically, it is about combating the lack of space with open and flexible distributions, integrated and compact storage, and personal and even scenic decorations. But let’s go by points…

Integrated Cabinets

Small apartment living tips

With compact furniture, the meters are doubled. The solution for this bathroom has been to integrate shelves on the wall. Sink, Bowl model, by Duravit. Toilet, Duraplus, by Duravit. Taps, model Tara, by Dornbracht. Cistern integrated into the wall.

Center Dining Room

Determine which environments are essential. Here, the dining room has been chosen. Prepared table with a tablecloth on a mat. Raw chaise longue under a skylight. Concrete pavement.

A Study In An Attic

The eyes must circulate around the study without impediments. This way you will feel more comfortable and at ease. Attic ceiling with beams and pine wood slats painted white, like the lining of the walls. Painted beech desk and swivel chair also in beech, from Ikea.

Keep Your Home Team To A Minimum

How many pots do you really use at home? Kitchen with furniture, Michigan model, by Key, in Aram.

Do Not Give Up Color, Because It Decorates

But use light tones. In this kitchen, beige ceramic walls have been chosen. Wenge wood furniture, by Kevimar, at Mobel Systems.

Stick with the basics

  • Determine which environments are essential for you: a living room? a dining room? an office? A dressing room? or the bedroom?
  • Define how big each room you have chosen should be: which one should be more spacious? which can be minimal?
  • Decide if an environment can fulfill several functions: for example, that the living room becomes, at night, a bedroom; or if the dining room, with a folding table, can become a desk in the afternoons.

Be creative in distribution

  • To invent spaciousness, it visually integrates the entire house. The idea is that the eyes and light circulate unhindered so that the meters bend.
  • To make the space comfortable, respect generous passageways (0.80 m minimum).
  • In studios of 30 m2, the ideal is that all rooms, with the exception of the bathroom, are together. The unevenness in ceilings and floors, lights, carpets, and colors will help you define various areas in a diaphanous whole.
  • From 40 m2 it is possible to establish divisions with well-positioned base units.
  • With 60 m2 you can allocate your own space to the bedroom. But reduce the partitions to a minimum, and if you can, replace them with wall cabinets and intercommunicate the independent rooms with large openings -fixed or sliding- and glass walls that can be closed with shutters or blinds.

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