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Apartment renovation project in Barcelona from Anna & Eugeni Bach Studio

Apartment renovation project – view after completion of work

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.

View from the common room to the kitchen

Design solution

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.

A workplace is organized upstairs

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.

View frames of the kitchen

View of the common room

This is how the workspace looks from above

Exit to the courtyard from the bedroom

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.


Bathroom and shower

House plan before renovation:

1. Hallway
2. Bathroom
3. Dining room
4. Corridor
5. Kitchen
6. Bedroom
7. Bathroom

House plan before and after redevelopment

The house after redevelopment:

1. Hallway
2. Bathroom
3. Kitchen
4. Dining room
5. Living room (common room)
6. Bedroom
7. Second bedroom
8. Bathroom
9. Guest room or workplace


Axonometric scheme

The use of the height of the floor for the organization of additional space from above is shown.

Graphic view frame

29 times when home renovation turned into a disaster

Self-repair is, of course, a great opportunity to save money on the work of professionals. However, sometimes everything can go according to a completely unexpected scenario, and then the savings turn into additional expenses for correcting the situation.

1. Oops…

2. “Bro… This is a leaf in my house…”

3. “Workers poured concrete over a section of a house located near a pond with ducks. They left for lunch, and when they came back, they saw this…”

4. “Guess who ran out of paint…”

5. “I think locksmith work is not for everyone”

6. “I knew the pin was out there somewhere. Subscribe to me to learn more about DIY projects

7. “Installing a cat door” — “I hate myself!”

8. “I lifted the ladder, forgetting that there was paint at the top”

9. “I’m doing repairs. My robot vacuum cleaner found a tiny piece of drywall”

10. “I poured almost 2 liters of paint on the steps”

11. It’s hard to even look at it

12. During the painting of the cabinet, something was not taken into account

13. “Repair mistakes with your own hands. I realized that I had left an open can of paint on the wrong side of the kitchen floor that I had just painted…”

14. “My wife asked me to measure the door. I told her that all the doors are the same size…”

15. “I am a genius! I’m surprised how quickly I managed to fix the front door to the garage!”

16. “How do you like my new shower stall?”

17. “My father installed the door stop incorrectly. And left him like this forever…”

18. “Brother-in-law repairs the canopy”

19. “At least your poor stove didn’t just find out how heavy microwaves are.”