How to remodel a bathroom

How to remodel a bathroom

We feel like everybody wants to remodel their bathroom. There are few most common reasons:

  1. Plumbing system is old and needs to be replaced
  2. It’s cluttered and the layout is not really functional
  3. It’s ugly

Whatever the reason, we get it. Bathrooms used to be treated (and sometimes still are, even in new buildings) as utility rooms, there wasn’t really any difference between toilet and bathroom, except in size. It is not unusual to have a basket of dirty laundry, washing machine, and dryer as well as all detergent bottles, in the bathroom – the same space where you should be able to take a long relaxing bubble bath while drinking champagne. Continue reading “How to remodel a bathroom”

How to design a storage

How to design a storage

“Wait, what? Now I have to design my storage? There’s no end to this!”

Well, speaking of function,  it is more important to design small rooms in the apartment than the big ones. Big rooms will probably be functional just because they are big. Small rooms tend to become useless or even worse, cluttered. Speaking of aesthetics, of course, you’ll pay more attention to the main rooms.

Still, there are two reasons for storage design:

  1. you’ll have specific space for each and every item and you won’t be spending so much time cleaning and decluttering
  2. you won’t hoard useless stuff since you don’t have a place for it. (it’s a win-win really because sometimes you don’t need more space, you just need less stuff)

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How to design stairs

How to design stairs

Stairs can be the most annoying, unflexible, impossible-to-update element that permanently occupies your space. They can also be the highlight of an interior.

There are few steps in staircase design process:

1. Location

You should know that stairs affect the entire functional organization of a house or an apartment – this means that the location of the staircase affects your everyday life. Continue reading “How to design stairs”

How to design a shower

How to design a shower

One of our favorite things to hear from a client is: “I would like to have a shower instead of a bathtub.”

You see, a problem with reconstructions is that almost every time we have space that is too small for our client’s wishes. And the thing with bathroom is that in order to make it functional, we have to respect some common dimensions of fixtures and space between them. Do you remember our post about a functional kitchen? Standard dimension of a piece of furniture or fixture can be very frustrating because sometimes you just don’t have those extra 5 centimeters. Continue reading “How to design a shower”

How to design a functional kitchen

How to design a functional kitchen

A kitchen is often the most complex task for a designer. As architects, we start thinking about possible kitchen layout at the very beginning of our project because it can affect entire layout of a house or an apartment. The kitchen needs to be connected to the dining room or dining areas (indoor as well as outdoor), the pantry and the entrance to the apartment. Depending on clients wishes, it can be a part of one main kitchen-dining-living room or one separate room. The size and the kitchen layout also depend on clients needs. There is no right or wrong or contemporary or outdated here.

When deciding what is best for you, think about how are you using your kitchen now, what works for you and what bothers you. Needless to say: keep what works, change what doesn’t. You will not change your habits just because you have a new kitchen. Continue reading “How to design a functional kitchen”

3 things to have in mind while designing a studio apartment

3 things to have in mind while designing a studio apartment

There are so many great blog posts and articles about beautiful studio apartments that makes us wish we lived in one. They are all clutter-free, bright and cozy.
People who live in studios might be surprised by the fact that we really believe that those gorgeous apartments are not just make-believe scenes for photo shoots. Of course, there are few important things to have in mind while designing a studio apartment and it can be very helpful to pay attention to those details when you see photos of an interior that you like.

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