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Features of the layout of a two-room apartment
Have you decided to equip your apartment stylistically from scratch? So you need to devote time and attention not only to the selection of styling, but also to the architectural project. What is it done for?
Convenient layout of 2-room apartment
We strive to improve the comfortable conditions for their own accommodation, but apartments built according to a template have a lot of disadvantages. We will look at them with you a little later, just list them. This may be too long a corridor or an extremely narrow passage, a combined bathroom, a small kitchen space, low ceilings, a small size of living space.
We will strive with you to use the living space rationally and economically. In a standard apartment there is always a difficult section that needs to be correctly beaten in a future project.. This can help redevelopment, for which a preliminary plan is made, taking into account all the pros and cons of the apartment, as well as the preferences of tenants.
Stylish, small apartment
We start with the study of documentsBoardTo begin with, we carefully study the document with the apartment plan to identify possible drawbacks, inefficient use of space and further adjust these defects.
Usually redevelopment is started in the case when it is necessary to provide an individual space for each tenant of the apartment. If the living space can not be divided by partitions, then you can use furniture, curtains and other decorative items to create zones.
One of the interesting options
The main requirements for living rooms, kitchen, toilet are determined by the number of residents of the apartment. Before starting all the work, you need to finally choose the basic style of the interior so that possible design solutions can be included in the project at the beginning.BoardYou can save on finishing using new styles: hi-tech, techno, fusion, military, minimalism. Return to menu ↑ return to menu
Layout depending on the type of construction
On the territory of the post-Soviet space, many high rises remain, which were built a long time ago. Between themselves, they differ in the type of layout of apartments. Conventionally, they have long been given informal names:
- new buildings.
Let us try to highlight the characteristic features of each type of building in order to know in which direction to carry out further work.return to menu ↑
These apartments have large rooms and high ceilings. Their feature is the absence of supporting walls.. This can be advantageously used to create new unusual redevelopments. Although, such tenants initially have a convenient arrangement of rooms and often completely suit the owners with their standard layout.
In such apartments it is convenient to turn the space of a two-room apartment into a three-room apartment, adding to the design a children's room or an office, if necessary. The flat area perfectly allows you to do this.return to menu ↑
Not the worst option among the old buildings, although compared with the old, the size of these apartments has decreased significantly. The rooms cannot be called huge, but they are still spacious with a separate bathroom and a kitchen within 8 m².
If the design organization allows to demolish the bearing walls, then such redevelopment will differ only in the amount of work to demolish the bearing walls. Otherwise, the usual partitions are easily transferred.return to menu ↑
Initially, this type of apartment was built as a temporary housing. However, now it is the most common type among the existing ones. Apartment Features:
- small dimensions;
- low ceilings;
- very small kitchens;
- combined bathrooms.
Not very well thought out in Khrushchev and patency, which often causes discomfort among residents. To be honest and frank, the apartment Khrushchev can find an infinite number of flaws and very few advantages. But there is a way out of this situation, for example, the use of one of the design projects for redevelopment. You can consider such options:
- connecting the corridor area with the living room;
- the union of the kitchen and the adjacent room;
- a part of the hall space is allocated to separate the bathroom and toilet.
A little later, we will consider in more detail the options for redevelopment Khrushchev.return to menu ↑
The last species among the listed. It differs in quite large kitchens, separately located large rooms, separate bathroom, toilet and large corridor. Usually in such apartments there is a loggia, which can be split, and thereby make the room more spacious.. New buildings - this is also the version of apartments, which does not really need alterations, since everything in it is thought out in advance for the convenience of residents. Most often, such apartments are converted into modern studios.
In order to make the living space of the apartment comfortable, convenient and rational, it is necessary to identify and neutralize all possible disadvantages at the very initial stages of planning. Some flaws can be detected immediately, while others become noticeable only after the work is completed. But I’ll tell you about them right away, which may facilitate your further efforts:1Bathroom - a strange tendency can be traced when considering ready-made layouts of two-room apartments. The idea of dividing a bathroom into a bathroom and a toilet seems most appropriate. But for some reason in the plans with separate rooms you can see the transformation in the opposite direction. Is this solution convenient? It is impossible to answer unequivocally. Everything is considered depending on each specific situation. For a large family, a combined bathroom will clearly be an inconvenient solution, and for two people it will be a perfectly acceptable option.
Combined bathroom2Kitchen - The biggest drawback of this room is its size. This issue is particularly acute in Khrushchev. Kitchen dimensions can be up to 4-6 m². Here, any design techniques for expanding the space in the form of using mirrors, light colors will not work. Functional space is simply not enough. Solve the problem can only drastic measures to change the layout.
Particular attention is paid to color and layout.
Small kitchen option3Corridor - Another popular place where planning flaws exist. Often the problem is too long or that the corridor is narrow. For some, the main lack of a corridor is its absence. To solve the issue with the corridor is possible only at the stage of the initial planning, taking into account the possibilities of its rational placement in the apartment if such a need exists.
Idea for a small corridor4Violation of symmetry and proportions. It is good, when the house and apartments in it have accurate equal forms. In rooms with straight walls and easier to do repairs, dock the same ornaments on the wallpaper. But not all he is lucky with such housing. Many houses have a slightly semicircular arrangement, and, therefore, oblique corners in the rooms. Solving such a problem is not as dramatic as the others, and making redevelopment because of this. Here various design receptions will be pertinent. For example, the construction of niches, zoning of space, installation of additional lighting.
Design solutions are a great way to solve a problem.
Living room with a semicircular wall design5Ceiling height - often encountered and not loved by many deficiency, which, unfortunately, fundamentally change will not work. Here, you can also apply design visual effects that will visually draw the room.Small size housing - when a two-room apartment is quite small, it is not possible to expand the kitchen in it, make an extra room or share a bathroom with a toilet. If a small number of tenants live there, then the appropriate way to expand the boundaries of such housing will be the demolition of all existing partitions.
Visually pull out and expand the room ceiling and partitions.
Option to save space
The resulting space can be visually divided into functional areas. Get a small studio apartment. But before its creation, the possibility of carrying out all construction work must be coordinated with experts, to give law in the appropriate structure.BoardThe redevelopment should be treated not only as an architectural transformation of the room. It would be much more rational to combine the movement of partitions with design techniques. Return to menu ↑ return to menu
Two-room apartments have always been the real estate in greatest demand in the primary and secondary markets. The most popular types are apartments in panel houses with a typical layout.
Interesting apartment layoutBoardPrior to project planning, you should be familiar with all the technical parameters of housing, including the location of the supporting walls, doors and windows, the date of construction of the building.
In standard apartments, the layout provides for the addition of the total area of the apartment at the expense of storerooms, utility rooms, loggias. Often tenants use these premises to increase the functional space, so there is a need for redevelopment of apartments in any type of house, including panel or monolithic.
For the purpose of personal gain, many developers create apartments with a lot of inconvenience and deprivation.
The most popular apartments among the two-room options are housing in the P-44 houses with an area of 50-58 m². There are 2 living rooms and a medium-sized kitchen from 8 to 10 m².
Accommodation in houses P-44
The relatively new houses of the I-155 and KOPE-M series have a more comfortable layout with spacious kitchens of up to 12 m² and a total area of 50-75 m².In the houses belonging to the business class, you can find a variety of layouts. This is explained by the use of the latest construction technologies and special design projects in the construction of the houses themselves.
Most often, it is in the business class apartments that you can do redevelopment according to your own design.
They originally laid the idea of combining the kitchen with a room or increasing the kitchen area. In business class homes, a more thorough approach to improving the level of comfort for living in apartments has been taken. In the internal layout, all proportions are observed, and the placement of rooms relative to each other is quite comfortable.
Kitchen combined with a hall
In the homes of the elite class all residential premises are usually presented initially without any partitions. This is just a free space, which allows new owners to fully embody all their ideas and design projects in the interior.
With a skillful approach, you can create these unique rooms with optimal placement of rooms and utility rooms. But, accordingly, the cost of apartments in such houses will be far from the most affordable.
The working area is separated from the living room
Houses that are in a more affordable price niche do not allow the possibility of cardinal redevelopment.. A certain part of the walls in such apartments is a carrier, that is, they are charged with the main load of the construction of the whole house.Planning in such apartments is thought out before the construction of the building itself. Only some partitions can be displaced, pre-asserting this decision in the BTI. Return to menu ↑ return to menu
Possible options for Khrushchev
I focused attention on this type of apartments for a reason. It is in them that there is an urgent need for redevelopment. Consider some situations and solutions.As we have already found out, the kitchen in such an apartment is prohibitively small. If one person lives in it, especially a male bachelor, then for him it is unlikely to be a problem. And for couples, especially with children, the location on this area will be very uncomfortable.
Therefore, the best and best way to expand the area will be the combination of a kitchen and an adjacent room. The resulting demolition of a new area is differently divided between the two rooms. Sometimes for the kitchen area they take the entire area obtained and divide it into functional areas of the dining room or living room with decorative elements. But more often it’s just a wall transfer.
Beautiful small kitchen designIn a two-room Khrushchev family uncomfortable living with children not only because of the small kitchen. Usually, children are given a separate room, and the parent’s bedroom is also a room or a living room. It is very convenient for parents, since the middle room is pass-through, it does not ensure privacy, it combines the functions of two rooms.
Do not be afraid to do something new!
The option of separating the living and sleeping areasBoardIn this case, it is worth experimenting with partitions; you can shift them or install new additional ones. Sometimes the problem of transferring the doors solves the problem. You may have heard about this form of two-room apartments, like the "tramway", which is the most unloved of many that exist. But it can very easily be turned into a house with a separate layout and additional storage.
Some Khrushchev houses are literally plentiful with storerooms. Often tenants eliminate partitions between them, expanding the usable space of the living space.
Apartment tram in modern processing
Sometimes you can find an option with a fairly large area. In this case, a two-room apartment can be turned into a three-room apartment: the entrance room is left untouched or turned into a living room, and the far room is divided into two small bedrooms.
Separate and isolate the room
The most successful layout for residents of a two-room apartment is considered to be separate - when you can get into each room from the corridor. It is more convenient for families to live in such an apartment. Parents and children have an individual isolated space.
What can be changed in such an apartment? Here, the presence of comfort and convenience is ensured, so you can follow the fashion trends and combine the kitchen with the living room, turning part of the apartment into a small studio. This option is suitable for couples without children or lonely tenants.
I offer another option to expand the usable area of the apartment. It is not the newest, but perhaps you managed to forget about it. It consists in combining a room with a balcony or a loggia.
To do this, you must first insulate the walls of the balcony and provide high-quality glazing. Usually remove the window and door frame, and the remainder of the wall is reworked under the arch, rounding the corners. Sometimes, following the design ideas, you can leave that part of the wall, which served as a window sill.
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In most cases, the initial standard layout of the stalinki suits all tenants. But there are also those who want to change something in their own way, to make their housing unique and special.
One type of redevelopment in Stalin is the change in the shape or size of the corridor. Yes, such apartments are equipped with an overly long corridor, the space of which could be used with benefit, according to the residents. And the saved meters can be added to the living room, kitchen or bathroom.
Redevelopment in stalinka
In principle, the size of the rooms of the Stalinos is rather large, but the extra squares will never interfere. When redesigning the corridor should not have problems or difficulties. But first you need to consult with experts to carry out accurate calculations and confirm the safety of the demolition of wooden partitions without damaging the building structure.
Some creative tenants who need to increase the space even in a stalinka approach this issue from a non-standard side. They do not divide the space into several rooms or do not unite it, but use the height of the ceilings.
The newly-minted two-story room usually has a height of the lower part of approximately 2 m, and the upper one is 1 m. Yes, it is impossible to call it a full-fledged floor. But you can equip a full-fledged sleeping place upstairs even for two people, and, for example, successfully place a study under it.return to menu ↑ return to menu ↑
How can you improve brezhnevka?
Most often, owners of brezhnevok are unhappy with the area of a standard kitchen. Usually it is 67 m², which housewives lack. Planning issues are best approached thoroughly with the hiring of specialists. Professionals will study the plan of your home and make a list of works that will not harm the supporting structures of a residential house and endanger the lives of people.
The problem of brezhnevok is that almost all the walls in them are bearing. To use them in the repair is very undesirable. Therefore, I want to offer you several rational planning options without offset bearing walls.
- Elimination of the built-in wardrobe. Often between the kitchen and the living room in Brezhnevka you can find a built-in wardrobe, which covers an area of 1 to 1.5 m². The walls of the cabinet are wooden, easy to remove without damage to the supporting structure. When removing it, you can at least a little, but increase the useful area of the kitchen. Along with this additional meter, partitions and corners go away, which also frees up space.
- The combination of a room with a balcony. In Brezhnevka the balcony is located most often in the kitchen. When carrying out certain works, it is possible to combine these two spaces in order to obtain 2-3 additional meters for the kitchen.
- Often there is no additional space in the apartment to increase the kitchen area. You can achieve at least a visual expansion effect. To do this, an opening is made in the wall of the adjacent room. Thus, it is possible to visually increase the area of both rooms.
If the apartment is located on the upper floors, then the specialists of the respective service can approve the complete demolition of the walls between the rooms. Thus, you can convert Brezhnevka in a small studio apartment, where it will be much more spacious. This approach allows you to leave the kitchen in the same place, the living room, too, and at the junction of the dining room with a dining area.
- Another problem of the double-brezhnevka is the small size of the bathroom. Often, these are separate rooms of the bathroom and toilet, but with a very small area, which often does not allow even a washing machine to be placed in them.
Living room in beige tones in brezhnevka
The only solution to increase the space will be the union of rooms.. But it is advisable to carry out such repairs, if no more than 2 people live in the apartment. In other cases, a complete redevelopment of the bathroom with a shift of the toilet sink and bath will help to efficiently use the space received.return to menu ↑ return to menu ↑
Depending on the style of the interior
I think it would be appropriate to consider the layout of a two-room apartment from a design point of view. To do this, I suggest choosing one of the styles that are relevant today, which we will discuss with you below. Among them, I identified:
- high tech;
- Art Deco;
Style is better to choose among modern ones. Many of them are the epitome of simplicity, grace, accessibility, functionality and low design costs at the same time.return to menu ↑
This style implies the absence of various excesses in the living space, where it is observed harmony in everything:
- in decoration;
- basic details;
- interior items;
- color shades;
Therefore, you need to choose:
- red colors.
Minimalism style in the living room
The background of the layout can be white, and black and gray can be contrasted with it as separate elements.. To emphasize certain objects or zones, you need to use bright colors - red, blue.Experiments with the game of colors are not allowed, the clarity of lines and shapes should be respected here.
Minimalism in the kitchen
In the planning are used:
- special panels;
- liquid wallpaper for wall decoration.
The ceiling is sheathed with plasterboard or a tension version is selected. The floor can be covered with parquet or carpet. In this case, the initial parquet is made in neutral colors, so you can choose any. But when choosing a carpet, you can stay on a single-colored product with a small pile.BoardDo not forget about minimalism and always adhere to this style in everything. Furniture for an apartment with a layout in the style of minimalism should be chosen in accordance with the stated palette. It should have simple shapes and lines, but at the same time differ in its functionality.
Minimalism style for the bedroom
The decor style minimalism is not needed. Harmony is achieved in a combination of shades and properly selected lighting. As additional accessories, you can place glass vases or fresh flowers in the apartment.return to menu ↑
The design of rooms in the style of high-tech implies increased functionality. Usually the style looks like a space saturated with glass and iron objects with a monochromatic color of the walls and ceiling.
Hi-tech style in the living room
Paint or liquid wallpaper is used for the walls, the ceiling is decorated with a glossy stretch canvas. The floor can also be made glossy. Here parquet and carpets will be extremely inappropriate, you can choose synthetic linoleum.
In colors it is better to stop the choice on light gray and black and white tones. The presence of a metallic shade and combinations with bright colors is welcomed. All parts on accessories and furniture must have a metal texture, be monotonous.
High-tech style for the bedroom
High-tech involves placing a large number of lamps to create good lighting, but at the same time decorating should remain restrained. Ideal to apply this style in the combined studio apartments.return to menu ↑
Art Deco is the perfect embodiment of modernity and timeless classics. It allows a lot of different experiments planning. You can choose:
- the black;
It is appropriate abundance of decorative items, accessories, jewelry. These can be products from:
- snake skin;
- ethnic items;
- various pillows.
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I attribute this style to the number of relatively new, recently appeared, but not too widely used. Techno is the embodiment of the use of the latest modern technologies. I think in those apartments where all existing partitions have been completely changed or created from scratch, this style will be most welcome.
Its features are:
- dark colors - you can choose Bordeaux, brick, gray, khaki;
- dark shades are chosen as the background, you can soften them with warm tones;
- furniture and household appliances, as well as decorative items should be selected from glass or metal;
- as the ceiling is used paint or stretch fabric, you can use drywall and install lighting fixtures in it;
- paint or plaster is also used for the walls, with which you can create different volumetric textures on the walls;
- the floor can be covered with parquet, laminate, or made bulk.
Technostil in the living room
In this style it will be appropriate to decorate the wall with stone and brickwork. This is another plus of techno, since each room of the apartment can be radically different from the rest, but they will all be combined in one style.
Techno style is another design trend where the latest inventions of home appliances and lighting should be applied.return to menu ↑
Loft is a unique find for the apartment where the tenants decided to abandon the standard partitions and turn the apartment into a studio