Many young people begin their independent lives with one-room apartments. And even such a seemingly small housing, I want to equip it beautifully and comfortably. Today it is not necessary to contact the designer to arrange your home, because most of the information can be found even on your own, without spending a lot of money and time. This article is just about this and will tell.
Features of planning and zoning
Despite the fact that the “Khrushchevs” are rather small apartments with low ceilings, having got rid of everything superfluous in them and using modern materials, you can visually make them more spacious and comfortable with minimal cost.
Many professionals agree that in most cases one-room apartments can only be helped by high-quality repair and zoning of functional areas. Modern partitions make it possible to expand the space of the living area , and in some cases even create a full-fledged studio apartment.
In an apartment in which she has gas, it can be very problematic to combine the kitchen, dining room and sleeping area (or living room) without the appropriate documents. This is generally prohibited. Usually a studio is created only in those houses where the kitchen stove is not gas, but electric.
Non- bearing walls can be demolished, however, in many "Khrushchevs" they are just the same . If the wall, for example, does not support the balcony, then it can be demolished and the kitchen space expanded by adding a dining area to it.
Separate individual functional areas with various wall and floor coverings. They may vary in color and texture. As partitions in the premises, you can use screens, textile partitions and glass options, as well as cabinets and racks.
Before starting repairs, it’s nice to have a project for the future interior. It can be done on a computer or simply drawn for clarity on paper.
To design a one-room apartment of 30 square meters. It’s preferable to choose a style:
- high tech;
- modern classic.
It is worth noting that the interior of a one-room apartment involves the use of only one stylistic solution in all rooms. A combination of several styles may not be appropriate. As a rule, only professional designers can dare to take such a step.
It is important to know that such styles, for example, as baroque, will be inappropriate in a very small room, and therefore they should not even be considered for "odnushka".
A few words about each of the styles.
- High tech. This style is very popular today, especially among young people. High-tech involves the use of monochrome shades in finishing materials and furniture, a minimum of parts and accessories in the interior, as well as good lighting. In addition, this style is characterized by the use of built-in technology, which perfectly saves space and is ergonomic.
- Minimalism. In some aspects, minimalism is very similar to high-tech style. Minimalism involves a moderate combination of simple and concise forms in finishing materials and furniture. This style is a special philosophy for many people, there is nothing superfluous in it that will prevent you from relaxing.
- Modern classic. Such an interior style can cost a decent amount, but it will certainly delight all household members with its warm comfort. In the modern classical style, it is not necessary to use elaborate details and an abundance of pompous furniture. The main thing here is to correctly combine unshakable luxury with modernity.
Which of the styles to choose depends on the preferences of the household, the layout of a small apartment and, of course, financial opportunities. The lightest interiors with independent planning and repair are hi-tech and minimalism. If you want to take on modern classics, it is recommended that you consult a specialist or read the relevant design works on the topic. Otherwise, inappropriate repairs can be made.
Before you buy wallpaper for the whole apartment, it is recommended to make a visual project. Regardless of the style you choose, we recommend sticking with cold or warm, but most importantly - light colors. For hi-tech and minimalism styles, the cold color palette is considered especially advantageous, and for the classics - warm.
The walls in a small apartment are best covered with plain wallpaper, paint or decorative plaster. If you want wallpaper with flowers, herbs, birds or other prints, then it is best to choose small, unusual options that are not too full of eyes. For modern styles, you can pay attention to striped wallpaper or with various geometric shapes.
Using the floor in a studio apartment of 30 square meters. m you can distinguish the space of two zones. For example, the kitchen area can be tiled or porcelain stoneware, and the dining area in the living room with laminate . For the bathroom, of course, it is best to choose a tile, although the walls in recent years have been covered with a special moisture-resistant paint.
Ceilings in the "Khrushchev" are usually low, but this does not mean that they should not attract attention. The most popular solution today is the use of suspended ceilings, ideally single-level , since 2-level can reduce the already low room.
For the kitchen and bedroom, glossy ceilings in the required color can be an excellent choice, but for the bathroom it is best to choose a matte ceiling.
For the "Khrushchevs" it is most preferable to choose light shades of floor and wall coverings in combination with winning lighting in the rooms. Ideally only 30 square meters. m combine 3 colors, of which no more than 10-15% should be highlighted. It is known that light colors make the room visually larger, larger and more comfortable. The same goes for furniture.
For a kitchen in a modern style, you can choose a white glossy ceiling, white wallpaper in silver or black stripes and gray porcelain stoneware as a floor covering.
For the kitchen in the classical style, you can choose decorative plaster "liquid silk" , for example, in milk or cream color. Any natural light wood color is suitable for the floor.
Do not forget to use the contrast rule. If the ceilings are in warm colors, then the floors are in cold colors, and vice versa. Such a rule will help to create a very harmonious interior. It is also desirable to make the walls a little darker than the ceiling, at least a few shades.
As accents in the room, you can make partitions and screens bright if they are available. To add variety to the kitchen, the emphasis can be on the apron. In the modern interior it can be laid out from mosaic tiles.
Furniture for a small one-room apartment in Khrushchev must be compact, modern and ergonomic. It is preferable to choose modular designs with additional storage spaces. In addition, modular furniture is produced in collections, and therefore there will be no difficulty in choosing all the things for the entire apartment in the same style and color.
A classic wardrobe is best replaced with a sliding wardrobe, and if there is free space, you can make a cabinet system from floor to ceiling that fits everything from clothes to household items.
Shelves for books and accessories can be placed above a sofa or bed; they are very advantageous in small rooms. In the corners of the rooms can be installed cabinets or small racks.
The kitchen set, depending on the area of the kitchen and personal preferences, can be direct or angular. Both options have their pros and cons. To make the kitchen room more spacious and “airy”, preference should be given to a kitchen set without handles, but with built-in appliances. If we are talking about a studio apartment, then you should make sure that the equipment is silent and does not interfere with holidaymakers in the living room during work.
Also transforming furniture is always in great demand for “odnushki”, especially when it comes to sofas.
If the apartment is furnished with new furniture after redevelopment in a modern style, then you should pay attention to the options for surfaces made of glass, metal and plastic, and if in the classic, then on wooden.
Even in the one-room "Khrushchev" you can realize the most daring design ideas without resorting to the help of specialists. It is possible to organize repairs on your own in such a way that it will be impossible to recognize the Khrushchev before and after. For inspiration, consider the most successful and beautiful examples of interiors with and without balconies.
We recommend that you pay attention to the interior of the kitchen-dining room with zoning of floor and wall coverings. The white kitchenette with cupboards under the ceiling is in perfect harmony with a miniature table with a wood finish. An excellent solution if you need to squeeze the maximum out of odnushka.
A beautiful example is a white wardrobe. For 30 square meters. m most advantageous to choose cabinets made of glossy white or frosted glass or plastic. And also fully mirrored cabinets will look good.
If you want to add a touch of brightness, we recommend that you take a closer look at the idea of creating a bright apron in the kitchen, coupled with the original lighting. Also, as a bright accent, you can use textile accessories, for example, decorative pillows, a plaid or rug.
When combining the balcony with the kitchen and in the absence of free space on the balcony, you can successfully place a refrigerator and even a small dining area with a breakfast bar.