Providing inspiration for small apartment remodels, these two home designs from Ukraine demonstrate intelligent use of limited floor area. Each apartment interior has been minimalistically styled in order to achieve a sense of functional spaciousness within their compact 40 square metre confines. Storage volumes assist the clean flow of the layout, whilst colourful accents freshen and enliven. We look at the open flow of a studio with a portiere shrouded bedroom, in contrast to the segmented approach of an apartment that squeezes in a separated cosy lounge, kitchen diner, glass wall bedroom and home workspace. All the floor plans are included at the end of each home tour to lock down the details.
Measuring 38.67 square metres in Dnipro city center, Ukraine, this compact apartment remodel is minimalistic yet cozy and atmospheric. A combination of colours have been used to enliven the space. A muted pea green sofa with yellow accent cushions and a grape coffee table are united by a calming silver grey
The small size of the apartment demanded that every square meter be put to intelligent use. The media unit on the lounge TV wall flows into and under the kitchen peninsula, creating an interesting and colour coordinated overlap.
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Black track lights illuminate the rest of the living space, mounted against an industrial raw concrete ceiling plane.
Studio apartment floor plan.
All of the storage for the home, including clothing closets, are located in the walkway toward the home entryway.
Bar stools can be added along the kitchen peninsula to make a comfortable dining area.
Our next 40 square metre home redesign in Lviv, Ukraine, turned a one room apartment into a two room apartment. Scandinavian minimalism was employed to fashion the space into a clean and organised space with functional zoning.
Despite the limited proportions of the project, separate areas have been achieved for the bedroom, kitchen/diner, lounge, foyer, and study.
The chosen materials are simple, natural and light for an easy breezy aesthetic.
Storage spaces have been given careful consideration to keep zones streamlined.
The glass partition between the bedroom and the kitchen allows the two rooms to feel more spacious, whilst also playing a decorative role.
A modern dining room floats between the kitchen work area and the bedroom.
Thick curtains draw around inside the bedroom’s glass walls for privacy and added sound insulation from the kitchen diner.
An aqua blue glass backsplash brightens the wood effect
The top of the wooden cabinets are blanked out in a stripe of white to introduce a sense of space and light. White track lights blend with the white ceiling to simplify the scene.
Floral plants bring natural beauty into the home, whilst sheer white drapes block out the manmade city view.
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A round wall mirror and coat hooks bring a basic black accent to the hallway.
Under-cabinet lighting achieves a cosy ambience.
The continuous flow of blue smoothly unites the different areas of the home from every angle.
Cool grey paintwork gives the walls light shading without overwhelming small quarters.
The limited floor space at the foot of the bed is consumed by a neat makeup table, which is curtained from the kitchen’s view.
Wood effect tiles warmly clad the shower and cover the floor of the white bathroom design.
Chrome fixtures polish up the small space.
The toilet fits into the same nook as the shower, which largely screens it from the bathroom vanity area.
A wall mounted toothbrush holder has been utilised as a razor cup, whilst
The compact bathroom has been configured to accommodate a utility area for the home too.
Floor plan model showing light flow throughout the apartment.
Original wall configuration.
New apartment configuration with glass wall bedroom.
The original apartment had only one room for the lounge/kitchen/dining areas, as well as one bedroom…
… The new configuration achieves complete separation between the lounge and the kitchen/dining room.
A large pantry is installed around the corner from the kitchen, just off the home entryway. A work zone is tucked in by the windows.