One-room apartment repair


One-room apartment repair: how to increase space?

When you are the owner of a one-room apartment, the thought of expanding your space has definitely crossed your mind more than once. But just thinking about major repairs makes you a little scared: how to organize everything correctly? NVB Arсhitects-Studio will definitely help you in this task, because our professionals know exactly all the features of small-sized apartments and will make your home functional and visually wider.

The main room zoning

It is not an easy task to combine three important zones in one room – bedroom, living room and office. But there are special techniques used by designers that will help to cope with it. One of these techniques is the correct coloring.

It is easy to isolate different locations from each other by using a different color design for each. For example, make the wall covering in one part of the room dark, and choose a light version for the other. This idea should be used by those who need to make repairs in a studio apartment. The same technique can be used for floor design – by laying parquet of different colors, you will get a profitable design.

Another option is localization due to light. There are natural sources of lighting – windows, and artificial ones. The latter include:

  • general – chandeliers, hanging lamps;
  • local – sconces, floor lamps, table lamps;
  • decorative – illuminated niches, paintings and other interior elements.

By correctly selecting and placing the lighting, you will be able to divide the space into zones, which will significantly change and visually expand the room.

The third option is physical zoning using partitions. It is difficult to say how much such a design solution costs, because everything depends on the complexity of the installation, the type of structures and materials. In addition, sliding screens can be used as a partition, which also differs in price.

How to visually expand the apartment?

There are techniques that allow you to visually expand the space. Let’s consider them in more detail.

Walls and ceiling

Forget about dark and warm shades and colorful patterns. On the contrary, they create a feeling of tightness. But light colors with a cold undertone give the desired effect – the room will become larger, and this will not affect the cost of repairing a one-room apartment, because the wall covering is provided for in the budget from the very beginning. Also note that when finishing the ceiling, relief decor should be avoided, unless it is used for zoning the room.


First, you need to decide what exactly you want as a floor covering. Maybe parquet? Or a massive board? Or laminate? Professionals recommend laying boards along or diagonally across the room. Today, it is important to use different shades of floor covering to divide the room into zones. Do not be afraid to experiment, because before starting work, the designer will definitely show you the project for approval and you will be able to see how such a solution will look in your apartment.


Repair prices may increase if you plan to replace windows. But such expenses justify themselves – old windows often have cracks, which causes many problems and inconveniences in winter. For window decoration, instead of pleated curtains, it is recommended to purchase roller blinds or tulle curtains – they visually enlarge the room and add coziness.


It is recommended to place furniture taking into account the zoning of the room. As for the design, it is better to choose transforming furniture that will not take up space due to its dimensions. Stylish shelves and glass-covered tables also add a sense of openness.


Try to avoid numerous trinkets placed on the shelves. To decorate them with something, it is better to choose one item. For example, a beautiful vase, placing it in the middle of the shelf. The same applies to paintings – instead of several small ones, hang one medium-sized one on the wall.

How to save space in the bathroom?

Most often, a one-room apartment has a shared bathroom. Such a room will become much more functional if you choose suspended sanitary ware. Its cost is higher, but the result will exceed all expectations.

A wall-hung toilet and a compact washbasin will save space. Also, such a solution will ensure maximum cleanliness, because hard-to-reach places for cleaning will disappear and it will become much easier to wash the floor and walls.

Also, as an extension of the space in the bathroom, you can replace the bathtub with a shower cabin. However, this option is suitable only for those who are indifferent to long bath procedures.

How much will it cost to repair a one-room apartment?

In order to calculate the exact cost, it is necessary to take into account some basic nuances:

  • area of ​​the apartment;
  • type of repair (cosmetic or capital);
  • difficulty of repair (need to replace windows, restore walls, change doorways).

Design wishes should also be taken into account because the implementation of any original ideas requires appropriate investments.

To have an idea of ​​the final price of the repair, you can contact specialists who will calculate the cost of their services for you. In this way, you will know in advance what expenses await you ahead.

To reduce costs, use the services of a company that offers turnkey repairs – in this case, you will not have to look for different specialists and delay the deadlines, which will save you time and money.

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