What happened first
The designers needed to create a reconstruction project for an apartment of approximately 70 square meters. Initially, the windows of two rooms faced the street, the rest were facing the courtyard. This layout assumed many corridors, and some rooms did not receive sufficient lighting.
When creating a new layout, the wishes of customers were taken into account: two rooms facing the street (bedrooms) were preserved, and the part of the house where the living room, kitchen, dining room and study were located was changed.
The bedrooms were left untouched, and it was decided to combine the rest of the rooms into a common space that includes all the functions that several rooms used to combine.
In the far part of the common room, the designers designed the kitchen, using unique furniture to organize it as a separate room, and the ceiling height allowed an additional space to be arranged above it, which can be used as a guest room or as a workplace.
The high ceiling makes the common room more “open” and spacious, from it you can get into all the other rooms. Its peculiarity emphasizes the fact that the kitchen does not occupy the entire space up to the ceiling in height.
A small bathroom immediately opposite the entrance to the house was left, but the designers changed the bathroom near the bedroom, again playing with heights. The floor level in it is higher than in the whole house, and an additional storage space is organized below. Even more free space is released due to the fact that the functions of the bathroom and shower are combined.
House plan before renovation:
3. Dining room
The house after redevelopment:
4. Dining room
5. Living room (common room)
7. Second bedroom
9. Guest room or workplace
The use of the height of the floor for the organization of additional space from above is shown.