An apartment with a niche is always original and interesting. Depending on how many people live in it and what they do, you can come up with a large number of ways to plan and design it, especially if the total area is large. But even in a small apartment you can create an unusual design, if you approach the organization of space wisely.
A niche is called a recess in the wall, which is intended for installation of a cabinet, kitchen unit or other furniture.
You will have to spend quite a lot of time on creating the design of a one-room apartment, because space is limited, and everything needs to be accommodated in it so that a person or family can comfortably exist and move around. Of course, modern new buildings offer larger living spaces than old panel houses or “Khrushchevs,” but one room is one room and it cannot be too big. A niche is a great option to add a bit of usable space to the apartment, making it much more comfortable and even somewhat refined.
Redevelopment of a one-room apartment with a niche is a troublesome business , and is it really necessary, because you can make another small room out of a niche. As for the transformation of the niche in which the kitchen was previously located, for example, under the bedroom or even the bathroom, this is possible. However, it is necessary to resolve issues with the transfer of communications, the ability to summarize or discharge the sewage system and other nuances.
If all this is difficult, then the redevelopment is unlikely to succeed.
The way the niche will be used depends, firstly, on the total area of the apartment, and secondly, on the number of people living in it, as well as on the depth of the niche itself — only a shelving unit or closet will enter into some, and into another the bed will fit without any problems. In addition, the layout is important - for example, the presence of a window in the wall of a niche, and even on the sunny side, will completely exclude the possibility of installing cabinets.
If one person lives in a one-room apartment, he does not need additional privacy. Accordingly, he can equip a niche as a library, install a wine cabinet there, arrange a kitchen area there - in a word, act in accordance with his taste and wishes . Wardrobe - a great option for the competent organization of clothes and shoes. Whatever was invented, one can always draw practical benefit from the space in the niche, while creating a beautiful design.
In the case of a wine cabinet located in a niche, it is important that the temperature regime at the installation site is exactly what is needed for the proper storage of wines. In addition, it should be convenient to approach from any direction.
When two people live in an apartment, for example, a couple, a niche can either become a resting place for two - with a sofa and a bookcase or a TV on the wall, or, on the contrary, a place for one person to be alone - similar to an office for work. Such an impromptu cabinet is in demand if the owners need to organize a full-fledged workplace in the apartment. If both tenants are freelancers, and their place of work is mainly at home, you can zone the workplace for each in accordance with the nature of his activities. For example, one is a lawyer, the second is a web programmer, respectively, both need separate computers, while one needs a desk for working with papers, and the other needs a place for different computer accessories.
If the family has a small child, you can put a crib or a cradle in the niche. This is very convenient, in addition, it creates a kind of noise isolation, albeit not to the full extent. This option is optimal if the niche is far from the front doors, windows, balconies, and other potential sources of noise in the apartment.
A nursery for a grown-up child in a deep niche can be equipped in two tiers - a sleeping place on top, and a writing table for classes below.
How to arrange furniture?
Before you purchase anything, you need to draw up a plan, a project that will reflect the exact dimensions of all surfaces in the apartment. It is possible that furniture in a niche will have to be made on an individual order, since not every bed, table or cabinet will fit in it. If you are not ready to overpay for the manufacture of exclusive products, you should prepare for the long search for the desired furniture.
In addition, you should definitely draw - by hand or on a computer, how the furniture will be arranged . The arrangement will help to understand where there is a possibility of cluttering up spaces, where joints and corners can form, where it will be inconvenient to move. If you plan to purchase a folding bed or a folding sofa, you should definitely consider its size not only in assembled, but also in unassembled form. Otherwise, you risk laying the sofa against the opposite wall or closet.
The fewer objects on the surface, the better. Avoid the appearance of boxes, hangers and baskets will help one spacious built-in wardrobe. It is better to place it in the hallway, if the room allows you to do this. Then most things will fit in it, and the rest will go into the drawers under the sofa. The smaller the shelves on the walls, the better. A through rack looks much more profitable - by the way, it is also suitable for zoning space.
Since the space in a one-room apartment can be covered with a look, it should be stylistically integral. It is important to observe not only the color scheme, but also a single style. Therefore, before starting repairs, you need to consider not only how the walls, floor and ceiling will be decorated, but also in what style the room will be decorated. Based on the decision, finishing materials, as well as furniture, are purchased. If the owner needs multifunctional, unusual furniture, then it will have to be made to order, since the probability of buying the right model in the right size and at an affordable price is small.
To give the room a greater height and width, it is recommended to paint the walls, floor and ceiling in light shades. This will add not only volume, but also “air” to the room. White, milky, pale blue - these are the tones that look great in the decor of one-room apartments. To the interior was not boring, you should add color accents - bright poufs, pillows, lamps.
It is not necessary to overload the decor with details; the abundance of small objects will add confusion to the color and style decisions.
Scandinavian, chalet, minimalism, possibly Mediterranean - the most optimal styles to furnish an apartment with a niche. They look fresh and modern, while not providing for a large number of objects, making the room airy and sophisticated.
Beautiful examples in the interior
- The kitchenette, hidden behind a partition, is an excellent solution for small housing.
- A recreation area in a niche is an oasis of "doing nothing" in the midst of the bustle of the city.
- "Dream bedroom" in a deep niche.
- A study and a small library.
- Fun and original - bright design and unusual shapes in a one-room apartment.