Rarely are the owners of typical apartments completely satisfied with their layout. The desire to change something arises in many. Our advice site has selected the most popular redevelopment options, which are most often decided by Russian apartment owners.
Let’s first remind you that any redevelopment must be legalized. How to get permission for redevelopment, the portal described in detail.
The first option is to combine a bathroom and a toilet
Indeed, when a tiny sink barely fits in the bathroom and there is no room for a washing machine, and there is no way to turn around in the bathroom, the owners decide to expand them by demolishing the partition. The room will actually turn out to be more spacious, there is no one wall – less finishing costs. Most often, the toilet remains in its place, so as not to radically change the layout of the sewer system. There are pluses in such redevelopment, you can legalize it, because the wet zone remains in its place, it is not transferred. Minus – in a large family, lying in the bathroom for a long time may not work, the toilet is a popular place.
Second option – joining a loggia
This is an opportunity to significantly expand one of the rooms, get a separate office, a place for breakfast … But you never know what can be arranged on the loggia, which becomes part of the living space! It is more difficult to coordinate the joining of the loggia to the room. Especially in Moscow, where new rules came into force in 2018. According to the new regulation, at least a French window to the floor should separate the loggia from the room. So Muscovites need to think carefully about whether to try to attach a loggia in violation of the law.
Third inariant – combining kitchen with room
Not necessarily from the living room, any adjacent. The demolition of the partition between them allows you to get a full-fledged dining room, a place for receiving guests, and equip many storage places. At the same time, it is important that between the gasified kitchen and the rest of the room there is at least a light, sliding or glass partition. This is required by the rules for the safe use of gas in apartments and houses. In addition, you cannot move the kitchen so that it is, for example, above the neighbors’ bedroom! The wet area must remain where it was. In addition, this approach will greatly facilitate the owners’ task and reduce the cost of transferring communications..
Fourthsth option – a bedroom in a studio apartment
I would like to have a full-fledged place to sleep, so the owners of one-room apartments often decide to fence off a corner for a double bed. It is prohibited by law to plan living rooms without windows. Therefore, experts advise making the partition between the living room and bedroom area in a single room non-capital if there is no second window. Designers are in favor of light glass partitions, and they advise to achieve privacy with curtains. And remember that, according to SNiP, a living room cannot be less than 8 square meters.
Fifth VarIant – expansion of one or more rooms at the expense of a corridor and a hall
The long corridor that runs through the apartment is annoying and usually not used in any way. If the walls are not load-bearing, they can be removed to expand the living room, bedroom, nursery, kitchen. There are examples when the kitchen was generally moved to the hall or corridor, this is possible, because these premises are not residential. When cleaning the corridor, you need to carefully plan everything, because it may turn out that you have two rooms at once become walk-throughs, and this is also inconvenient.
Redevelopment is not just a major overhaul and additional costs for it. This is an opportunity to significantly improve living conditions. However, everything needs to be planned very carefully and not to violate regulations..