Maxim, engaged in alcohol industry
Julia, a restaurant manager
Number of rooms: 2
Metric area: 45 m²
Ceiling height: 2.8 m
A two-room apartment by “Shchukinskaya” subway station in Moscow welcomed Maxim and Julia last January. Till then the couple used to rent a dwelling in a next-door house, so the big move was done under the cloak of night with the help of local street cleaners and small carts. The guys decided to stay in this very neighborhood, as it’s equipped with all the necessary infrastructure, and the ecology has a lot to do with it too: alongside there is a huge garden suburb.
Xenia Trofimenko, a purchasing manager
Number of rooms: 2
Metric area: 52 m²
Ceiling height: 3.2 m
The apartment in historical centre of Kiev came to Xenia through her Grandma. Living here permanently was initially impossible due to perennial problems with hot water service and utility lines. So the hostess was in tune for overhaul renovation and made up an estimate of costs, which she planned to stick to. The latter turned our very complicated, as unanticipated expenses appeared again and again.
Despite the scientific and technological advance working in the kitchen remained being manual labor. As it was shown by research, one can make several kilometers across the kitchen per month, including endless returns to the working place, if it is inconveniently designed. In such a case, it might take hours to cook even the simplest dish living you completely exhausted and unable to take pleasure of the result. Modern methods of rational mounting a kitchen set will save your time and energy.
Bookworms always rejoice at the thought and visuals of a perfectly appointed library. A library within the home is what you make of it, but for most– it is a cozy reading nook full of any and all books to get lost in. Floating shelves, secret rooms or even a library within a bathroom (think giant soaking tub surrounded by books) are prime examples of interesting and exciting libraries to give any and everyone who reads books a chance to create the getaway space of their dreams. Turn a room with a vaulted ceiling into an old style space complete with a rolling ladder, and add personal touches such as clocks and mementos from around the world.
Years ago, when Daria was moving in a tight one-room apartment located in an old high-ceilinged house, little did she think that in five years she would get a chance to boost her living space by purchasing the two-room flat of her neighbors. The lodgings were joined, and the re-planning of space and interior design was entrusted to professionals – designers Viacheslav Balbek and Olga Bogdanova.
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