Home design: 5 ideas for an extra room

The square footage cannot be increased, but in the choices for design house there are ideas that they can add an extra room. These are cut out spaces, environments linked to specific activities which, thanks to furnishings and partition solutions and with out-of-the-box arrangements, they are able to give a new organization to the house plan.

If for some time we have seen the success of open space and still popular open spaces like the open kitchen, the need to have closed corners, or simply separated, it becomes necessary to manage the daily habits.

It is also a decorative solution: the curtains, with all the charm of home textiles, they become a tool to define interior spaces with style. They can be used to create temporary rooms, perhaps for the guests, or to obtain corners collected in larger environments.

a textile element which adds the feeling of warmth to the rooms of the house. Or even the choice of adding a color to the palette chosen for an environment. And in general it is an element that adds a feeling theatrical e scenographic.

For configurations in the middle of a room the choice is that of tracks, which can also be hidden in the countertop to create an elegant retractable effect, but above all they offer the possibility to draw a precise and even area circular.

Especially in the small sizes, the entrance is often sacrificed in the distribution of spaces: it is typical that you enter directly into the living area. But the room designed to welcome is often a fundamental environment to keep order e organization.

It is an environment that can be obtained without structural interventions, using instead of dividing walls of the multifunctional furnishings. The most typical arrangement in this sense is the configuration obtained with a wardrobe on one side, ideal as wardrobe and with a shelving, or one pass-through bookcase on the other to separate without closing from the living area.

The intervention becomes more complicated when the access door to the house is in the center of a wall and there are no walls to lean on for arrange the furnishings. In this case, one can be thought of shielding, with a grid fixed to the ceiling, or curtains, or even customized structures for an intimate space.

Photo Federico Villa

Photo Federico Villa

One of the provisions for those looking for a space for the wardrobe is behind the bed, using the furniture as separator elements, without the need for plasterboard walls. It is a solution to derive one walk-in closet that takes the place of the more classic wardrobe and with a few more centimeters offers a real room in the room.

You will need a fairly large room: you need to calculate that you have at least 130 centimeters from the head of the bed to the wall. And this by providing the minimum measures of 80 centimeters to move and a shallow cabinet without doors or sliding doors. By avoiding hinged openings, it is not difficult to make a wardrobe with two container walls.

Photo by Christophe Rouffio

Photo by Christophe Rouffio

Among the new trends proposed by the architectural firms emerges the possibility of positioning the kitchen in the hallway, or in any case in a passageway when it is large enough.

The classic in-line arrangement supports the longitudinal shape typical of a corridor, it is necessary to think about the width of the space: it is necessary to have at least 140 centimeters to have a space where it is possible to move with a certain freedom.

The idea of ​​a kitchen in this space becomes the option to create an extra room in the house. As for the kitchens open to the living room, also in this case a fundamental role is played by them modern hoods which offer highly efficient performance in eliminating odors and steam.

The most popular way to add space in your home (and in this case it’s really about added square meters) is to take advantage of the vertical space of the environments. Even with not particularly high heights it is possible to think of closed ceilings to be used as hanging closets.

Obviously, with walls over four meters high, the possibilities multiply: from the classic mezzanine for an added sleeping area, al mezzanino to gain a relaxation area. All solutions of which there are many examples in the small studio apartments, with arrangements that make the most of the above and below of these structures.

mezzanine loft ideas

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