Studio apartment design: 80 trends to create modern and multifunctional interior

Open floor plan - a way to make the whole interior of the apartment lighter and more airy

Open plan – a way to make the whole interior of the apartment lighter and more airy

Recently, design projects have become increasingly popular. studio apartments. Housing issue today is one of the most complicated and expensive. Thanks to this decision, you can implement the most original ideas in a relatively small living area. IN In this article you can learn more about how to turn A small apartment in modern and comfortable housing.

Content:

  • What is a studio apartment?
  • The advantages of planning a living space without partitions
  • Design project of a studio apartment: design flaws
  • Layout of a rectangular studio apartment

Multifunctional living room with kitchen: a project of modern compact housing from the studio PLASTE [R] LINA (Poland)

Multifunctional living room with kitchen: a modern design compact housing from the studio PLASTE [R] LINA (Poland)

The apartment is a tribute to Soviet modernism - the defining trend in architecture and aesthetics, which replaced the Stalinist empire in the 1960s. Design: Concretica studio

Tribute apartment to Soviet modernism – the defining direction in architecture and aesthetics, in the 1960s replaced Stalinist Empire. Design: Concretica Studio

What is a studio apartment?

The concept of “studio” (English “studio”) in the meaning of the living quarters came to post-Soviet countries from the USA. There it originated in twenties of the last century. It meant budget housing for small families. At that time, the United States faced a shortage problem. living space in large cities. The reason for this was a huge wave immigrants from Europe and Asia. So immigrants and just not rich young Americans needed inexpensive housing, but with all the modern benefits of civilization.

And the studio apartment was an excellent solution to the housing problem for many young families and students of North America beginning twentieth century. After all, despite the small area, it included bathroom, kitchen, shower and the living space itself. Partitions and walls between zones were not implied. Also in the studio basically two doors: the entrance and the door to the bathroom. But over time from budget housing studio apartment began to move into the category prestigious modern housing. The studio turned into a huge field for the flight of design ideas and creative solutions.

Layout of comfortable compact housing with an area of ​​30 sq. M

The layout of comfortable compact housing with an area of ​​30 square meters. m

Visualization of a super-compact solution in the furnishings of a rectangular studio (full plan - see the figure above)

Visualization of an ultra-compact furniture solution rectangular studio (full plan – see image above)

It is worth noting that the idea of ​​combining kitchen, bathroom and living space in one room without walls did not come on the territory of the CIS countries neither during the Russian Empire, nor after revolution. Such an architectural and planning decision has found popularity with us only in the late nineties. And today living quarters are not being built with the planning of combining the dining room and living quarters. They are made by cleaning partitions and walls, as well as a complete redevelopment of the apartment. Generally, architects and designers usually define the concept of a studio apartment differently. But all experts agree that this is a residential building without hard partitions and the presence of only entrance doors and doors to the bath and a bathroom.

Designing compact housing without partitions at Concretica studio in the style of Soviet modernism (continued)

Concretica Studios Compact Home Design without Partitions style of Soviet modernism (continued)

The laconicism of forms and color combinations was also continued in the studio's bathroom from the tandem of designers Concretica. This is a demonstration of how budgetary decisions in decoration can be so stylish.

Laconicism of forms and color combinations is also continued in Studio bathroom from the tandem of designers Concretica. This is a demonstration. Moreover, budget decisions can be so stylish in decoration

Today, such a layout is very popular in many developed cities. Moreover, such housing is presented both in low and high price categories of real estate. Cheap studio apartments usually built from one or two bedroom apartments area. There are also residential premises on the real estate market. such a layout of a large area with many zones and original separation of the boundaries of these zones. Such apartments already belong to prestigious and expensive living quarters. But despite this popularity, there are no official building codes and layout standards of a studio apartment in the Russian Federation.

The arrangement of the studio does not necessarily carry the goal of saving space by combining zones. Very often architects and designers clean partitions and walls for fashion to make The housing is stylish and modern. Also such a layout decision living space will allow the owner to impress a person with refined taste. Design projects of studios are very popular among architects. After all, most redevelopments of apartments are made on individual projects on order. Especially since redevelopment of apartments provides a wide range of opportunities and a huge field for the flight of fancy of professional designers and architects. By designing a living space for a studio you can hone your design skills in many styles thanks to совm ещению разных зон в одноm помещении.Bohemian housing without partitions or luxury-version of the loft

Богемное жилье без перегородок или luxury-вариант лофта

The obvious influence of the Japanese style in the open space of the mini-loft: movable partitions instead of walls and a laconic demonstration of the interaction of the elements on sheets of rusted steel

The clear influence of Japanese style in open space mini-loft: movable partitions instead of walls and concise demonstration of the interaction of the elements on sheets of rusted steel

Studio apartments have such advantages relative to others. types of layouts:

  1. If the apartment was originally not enough usable area, then this problem can be partially solved by cleaning partitions and walls. Indeed, in this case, it is much easier to operate open the space of the apartment is unlimited. You can achieve maximum functionality in the arrangement of furniture.
  2. An open-plan apartment is a great solution for a small family or a bachelor. It is great to have parties and hold events with the reception of guests.
  3. The layout of the studio apartment allows you to make the whole interior living space in any one architectural style. Or apply several styles in one residential volume, dividing so way different areas of the room.
  4. In order to get from the sofa to the refrigerator, you need less go the way. After all, to move around the apartment do not need corridors and doors.
  5. Using the layout of an apartment in the studio you can correctly arrange audio equipment to achieve perfect acoustics. it would be a great solution for home theater lovers and music lovers.

Multifunctional furnishings: a worktop that can serve as a kitchen island and dining table for two, as well as an additional workspace in the home office

Multifunctional furnishings: countertop that can serve as a kitchen island and dining table on two, and additional workspace in the home office

The end-to-end view of the entire apartment in 3D visualization

End-to-end view of the entire apartment in 3D visualization

План расстановки мебели (3D-вид – см. выше) в "малосемейной" квартире площадью 25 кв. м с двумя независимыми водопроводными стояками для санузла и кухни

План расстановки мебели (3D-вид – см. выше) в “малосемейной”квартире площадью 25 кв. м с двумя независимыми водопроводнымистояками для санузла и кухни

Very often, creative people equip the studio. After all, such The layout is excellent for a fantasy flight. Thus, you can combine living space in one space and workshop.

“Scandinavian

Scandinavian design – that will give maximum scope for creativity and custom solutions, and will make any compact studio with a positive and inspiring living space

Storage system in the podium for a bed and a desk for two

Storage system in the podium for the bed and desk on of two

Design project of a studio apartment: design flaws

Before you start cleaning the partitions in the apartment and the door, it is worth weighing everything repeatedly. After all, the redevelopment of residential the premises are a very complicated and expensive business. Here are the reasons why do not demolish the walls in the apartment:

  1. Before you destroy the walls, you should familiarize yourself with the plan buildings and the method of its construction. After all, many apartments are impossible to reschedule because some houses do not fit. For example, in panel houses, which are built from large reinforced concrete structures, internal walls cannot be demolished. After all they can most often be carriers. And their absence is much degrade the strength of the entire building.
  2. To begin the redevelopment of the apartment, you first need permission chief architect in the area and housing office. But, as practice shows, they rarely give such permits because then they carry responsibility for the integrity of the design of the whole house. A lot buildings today so are in emergency or semi-emergency condition. In new homes, redevelopment takes place significantly simpler. Sometimes you can do without it at all. It happens in if construction work is carried out in a monolithic new building. But such homes rarely need residential savings. area. В этом проекте оформления квартиры в свежих зеленых тонах, на месте перегородки, "съедавшей" гораздо больше пространства, чем кажется, - предусмотрена барная стойка или столик для завтраков на двоихэтой квартире, оформленной в свежих зеленых тонах, на месте перегородки, "съедавшей" гораздо больше пространства, чем кажется, предусмотрена барная стойка или столик для завтраков на двоих

    В этом проекте оформления квартиры в свежих зеленых тонах, наместе перегородки, “съедавшей” гораздо больше пространства, чемit seems – there is a bar or breakfast table on двоих

    If the demolition of the partitions in your situation is still financially justified - you will get twice as much light, as in a typical compact housing built over the past several decades, the issue of insolation was solved absolutely without taking into account the aesthetic component

    If demolition of partitions in your situation is still financially justified – you get twice as much light as in a typical compact housing built over the past few decades is a question insolation was solved absolutely without regard to the aesthetic component

  3. As always, the economic issue is important. Demolition of partitions promises huge costs for dismantling walls and restoration work. Necessary completely replace the wiring, re-laying it. Also need completely re-plan the lighting, fit the system project water supply and sewage. So before starting work you need conduct an objective assessment of their financial capabilities regarding plans for construction and repair work.

    Advice! If the purpose of the redevelopment of the living space in studio apartment is saving living space then it costs calculate all costs in advance. Very often they exceed the difference between the cost of one-room and two-room apartments.

  4. Studio apartment is great for single people. But in in most cases, bachelor life ends sooner or later at the altar. Also, a studio is a good option for a young family. But when a child appears in this family, they surface disadvantages of open housing. After all, such a room is not designed for a large number of people. Especially if they different age and gender. Also, a studio apartment is a bad solution for people who care about personal space and periodic desire retire if they do not live alone.
  5. When converting housing, you need to completely rebuild the scheme heating and ventilation. After all, in open rooms such as studios drafts are a common occurrence. Well thought out ways convection of indoor air. The same goes for odors from visiting the bathroom. If the tenants are smokers, then they will have to forget about smoking in the house. Spacious studio with a raised fireplace

    Spacious studio with raised fireplace

    Advice! Powerful must be above the kitchen area hood and preferably not one. If its power is not enough, then all the unpleasant odors from the kitchen will be a common problem.

    In a studio apartment, it is undesirable to keep a fairly large home animal. Indeed, in this case, it is difficult to limit it in any way if guests arrived. Moreover, trash on paws after walking quickly spread throughout the house.

One of the relative shortcomings of the studio, which lies literally on the surface - the need to always maintain the perfect order in it.

One of the relative shortcomings of the studio, literally lying on surfaces – the need to always maintain perfect order

Podium bed with integrated storage and convenient spot lighting

Bed on the podium with integrated storage and comfortable spot lighting

The general plan of the apartment is 45 square meters with a combined living room and kitchen

The general plan of the apartment is 45 square meters. m with combined living room and the kitchen

The customer may be the owners of one-room apartments area up to 25 square meters. m, and the owners of residential space more than 40 square meters m who value original design and fresh ideas.

Layout of a rectangular studio apartment

Consider the most common housing redevelopment option in studio on the example of a rectangular apartment of 30 square meters. m. If you do not have the skills of a designer and architect, you can order finished design by professionals. But first, you should familiarize yourself with Photos of existing open housing plans. it help you more clearly determine the design of your future living quarters.

The general plan of ultra-compact urban housing with an area of ​​20 square meters is a comfortable and stylish option for young people with a mobile lifestyle

The general plan of ultra-compact urban housing with an area of ​​20 square meters. м- comfortable and stylish option for young people with mobile way of life

Glass tinted sliding partitions on rails - a spectacular visual illusion that makes the room bigger than it really is.

Glass tinted sliding partitions on guides – spectacular visual illusion that makes the room bigger than it is in fact

Do not resort to an excessive amount of decor. But on the windows do not It is advisable to hang large classic curtains. All this visually litter the studio space and reduce the useful volume of residential premises.

Art Nouveau in dark colors on a modest 24 square meters? It is easy if there is such a gift of fate as very high ceilings

Art Nouveau in dark colors on a modest 24 square meters? Easy, if there is such a gift of fate as very high ceilings

Кто-то назвал бы это помещение "колодцем" и не питал надежд на стильное оформление, но этот захватывающий образец эклектичного дизайна 24-метровой "сталинки" опровергает такое представление

Кто-то назвал бы это помещение “колодцем” и не питал надежд настильное оформление, но этот захватывающий образец эклектичногодизайна 24-метровой “сталинки” опровергает такое представление

A comfortable second level with a dressing room, a bedroom and a small working corner under a 4-meter ceiling. Thus, only the public, most spectacularly decorated area remains below

Comfortable second level with dressing room, bedroom and small a working corner under a 4-meter ceiling. So below only the public, most spectacularly designed area remained

General plan of both levels

General plan of both levels

In designing an open-plan apartment an important issue is zoning the space of a room. Primarily worth pay attention to the location of the bathroom and toilet. This is important because that they usually already have water systems and sewers.

Continuing the theme of black and white design of a compact studio

Continuing the theme of black and white design of a compact studio

If the bathroom remains the same, then it’s worth considering how further isolate it from the rest of the housing. After of how to decide on the toilet and bath, you can plan interior of the studio itself. In a standard apartment, usually next door to the bathroom is the kitchen. But in the case of open planning, you can arrange the zones as you like. But next to the toilet is not It is worth having a sleeping area with a bed. It can create many inconveniences. Also no need to put a sleeping bed next to it with front door. Usually it is located at the far side of the entrance and a bathroom partially closed by a partition, wardrobe or sideboard. Thus visually creates a sense of individual premises.

Natural tones and natural materials - always a win-win choice for housing any area

Natural tones and natural materials – always a win-win choice for housing any area

Compact storage to keep your bathroom in perfect order.

Compact storage to maintain perfect order in a small bathroom

A large mirror is another trick that helps to visually push the space throughout the house

A large mirror is another trick that helps visually push the space throughout the house

The general plan of the kitchen-living room and bathroom (see above for 3D visualization)

The general plan of the kitchen-living room and bathroom (see above on 3D- visualization)

The next area will be the kitchen-dining room. Her location happens the most diverse and original. Most often in a rectangular its layout is located next to the wall opposite the windows. With free space you can create many more residential areas. It can be a living area or a game room. All zones can be separated using glass, mirror partitions, place tall aquariums between them. They can also be shared with using the height of the floor or ceiling, separate with different types of lighting and design.

An effective solution with a TV for a small-sized studio with a modern design in blue tones. The kitchen unit is the kitchen cabinet

The effective solution with the placement of the TV for small studios with a modern design in blue tones. Tv unit here stands kitchen cabinet

Opposite view (see photo above)

Opposite view (see photo above)

So, the studio apartment is a great solution for modern creative people, not yet burdened by family hardships. This layout allows you to create original and modern apartments in a relatively small living space. Thanks the absence of partitions and walls can significantly save residential space and realize the most unusual design decisions, while turning a modest apartment into a cozy work art.

Glass partition separating the dining area from the living room

A glass partition separating the dining area from living room

The general plan and design project of a studio apartment in blue tones

The general plan and design project of a studio apartment in blue tones

Compact, stylish accommodation with accents of wine color - studio with panoramic windows and a French balcony

Compact stylish accommodation with accents of wine color – studio with panoramic windows and french balcony

Design of a rectangular studio apartment (30 sq. M):

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