Space is always a concern, specially in small apartments. However, there are always small but effective decisions that can improve the useful areas. Following are some tips to take advantage of every possibility.
Communicate spaces. If you are going to throw a partition or to open a hollow, be sure that it is not a supporting wall. To reduce the size of the work you can just open a hole instead of throwing the whole partition. This type of reforms can be done in the lounge – dining room, bath and principal bedroom, kitchen and scullery, or children bedroom and family rooms. It is a change that is worth even if the added space is very small; for example, you can gain a dressing room in the bedroom or, by reducing a bathroom, gain a dining space in the kitchen.
Integrate a corridor. There is nothing better to have a wider lounge – dining room, since in general they have between 90 and 120 cm of width. In the zone that you have integrated you can place a bookshop or an office, or install one cupboard with great capacity. Remember that the decoration of the gained area must match with that of the rest of the room.
Place a shower to gain comfort. To replace the tub with a shower is a decision that affects space positively (it can add up to 90 cm), and also comfort and savings, since a showe consumes less water than a bathtub. In this new space you can place a rack, a towel rack radiator or a seat.