This Ukrainian Micro Apartment Design Has Taken on New Meaning
This micro apartment design by Olga Bondar shows that minimalist living can be chic. Located in Kyiv, the capital of Ukraine, this tiny apartment of 344 square feet makes smart use of compact apartment interior design in order to maximize space and functionality.
Note: This video was filmed before the invasion of Ukraine and Olga Bondar, the designer, hopes it will inspire support for the beleaguered nation.
Located in a modern high-rise in what was once an area of warehouses, this micro-apartment is part of a larger story of urban renewal. The apartment is part of a complex that includes residential buildings, parks, and coffee shops.
The theme colors of pale blue, yellow, and pink are contrasted with a base of white and gray that creates a sense of space. A yellow accent window in the kitchen creates a sense of warm sunlight.
The main room includes a kitchen, living, and dining area. There is a low-backed couch with a mirror behind it and a wall-mounted TV that looks like a hanging painting when not in use. These features create a sense of space and minimize clutter.
The kitchen has a hidden dishwasher, induction hobs, and an oven, as well as a hidden fridge that blends into the white cabinets. A shelf above the sink provides space for displaying personal items.
The small dining area includes a high table and two barstools. The table separates the living room and kitchen, and also acts as a work area for a home office.
This compact apartment design maximizes the small space by changing some of the internal walls: turning the loggia, a semi-enclosed terrace, into a bedroom; extending the bedroom towards the internal hallway; and extending the bathroom wall to accommodate a fridge on the other side.
The bedroom includes a custom-made bed with under-bed storage space for linens. There’s a walk-in closet with floor-to-ceiling shelving and a curtain that can be drawn in order to “close” the closet.
The bathroom includes tapware built into the wall to allow more space for the wash basin, a built-in closet, and a floating toilet to give an increased sense of space.
Micro apartment design in Kyiv
This intelligent micro apartment design shows that with a little bit of creativity and thought, comfortable urban living and micro-apartments can be completely compatible.
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