Minimalist Studio Apartment Renovation Incorporates a ‘Room Inside a Room’ <p id="mntl-sc-block_1-0" class="comp mntl-sc-block mntl-sc-block-html">Using convertible furniture is a terrific thought when it comes to a small living space, as these pieces can adjust shape and effortlessly be tucked or folded away when they are not required. We’ve observed a plethora of brilliant ideas for transformer furniture over the years, all of which support to maximize space: beds that retract into the ceiling, multifunctional walls that roll, or kitchens that disappear. <p id="mntl-sc-block_1-0-2" class="comp mntl-sc-block mntl-sc-block-html">In the city of Rivne, the designers of Ukrainian studio TAK Office completed the renovation of a small apartment of 430 square feet (40 square meters), utilizing some simple space-saving ideas. With only one main living space in the 360 Studio that could be used for different activities like sleeping, consuming, and relaxing, the client wanted more defined spaces that would "contain" precise functions alternatively. As the design group explains:
✔26+Wondrous Small Apartment Design – "The whole apartment is an open space except two blocks of enclosed spaces: the closet and the bathroom. The task was to hide the bedroom, so we made a folding bed that disappears into the wall, and a curtain divider that creates a ‘room within a room’." Nikolay Korsun <p id="mntl-sc-block_1-0-7" class="comp mntl-sc-block mntl-sc-block-html">To begin off, the new scheme has placed the sleeping area in the very same corner of the apartment exactly where the walk-in closet is positioned. Right here, the designers have installed a simple Murphy bed that is built into the wall for the duration of the day, it’s hidden away, and at night, the client can flip the bed down, close the curtains, and generate a cozy, dark spot to sleep. Nikolay Korsun <p id="mntl-sc-block_1-0-10" class="comp mntl-sc-block mntl-sc-block-html">In addition, there is lots of storage to be discovered in the integrated cabinets overhead, and the small cubby that functions as a side table. Nikolay Korsun <p id="mntl-sc-block_1-0-13" class="comp mntl-sc-block mntl-sc-block-html">Right beside the sleeping area, we have the lounge, which is delimited by plywood panels that generate a sort of box. Right here we uncover a compact, modular couch, which can be moved about to generate different seating arrangements. There is also storage and integrated lighting that is hidden above the sofa, in a rectangular wooden "shelf lamp" that is fixed to the wall. Nikolay Korsun <p id="mntl-sc-block_1-0-16" class="comp mntl-sc-block mntl-sc-block-html">To visually define the spaces, a natural and soothing palette has been selected. The warm tones of plywood and herringbone wood flooring pair well with white walls and cabinetry inside the sleeping and relaxing zones, and is offset against the soft sea green colors on the kitchen cabinets. Nikolay Korsun <p id="mntl-sc-block_1-0-19" class="comp mntl-sc-block mntl-sc-block-html">The dining area is defined by the integrated wooden wall shelving, as well as the insertion of a pendant lamp, and a round table that is set on a custom-made wooden pillar. This zone acts as an overlap involving the lounge and kitchen. Nikolay Korsun <p id="mntl-sc-block_1-0-22" class="comp mntl-sc-block mntl-sc-block-html">The calming, green-toned kitchen itself is pretty minimalist, thanks to the deliberate lack of eye-catching hardware and the counters made of pale, engineered stone-like material. There is a sink mounted on one side of the counter, a stove and oven, a modern-looking cylindrical range hood, and an apartment-sized refrigerator tucked into an additional set of plywood shelving that’s integrated into the wall. Nikolay Korsun <p id="mntl-sc-block_1-0-25" class="comp mntl-sc-block mntl-sc-block-html">The bathroom, which is positioned behind a door near the apartment’s entrance, attributes a minimalist, off-white color palette that is subtly punctuated by the different patterning of the wall tiles, and by the pop of color that the bespoke wooden vanity gives. Nikolay Korsun <p id="mntl-sc-block_1-0-28" class="comp mntl-sc-block mntl-sc-block-html">We appreciate the thought of reserving a space up top for air-cleaning, moisture-loving houseplants to reside this is commonly wasted space and right here it’s been well-utilized for adding a bit of greenery. <p id="mntl-sc-block_1-0-30" class="comp mntl-sc-block mntl-sc-block-html">Using simple ideas for transforming furniture and defining material and color palettes, this simple but efficient makeover creates spaces that are not only more multifunctional but also more distinct from one an additional. To see more, take a look at TAK Office and on Instagram.