Khrushchev-Apartment with Multiple Sources of Light and Sockets on the Ceiling
Catherine and George
Number of rooms: 1
Metric area: 32 m²
Ceiling height: 2.8 m
Floor number: 4
Before launching the renovation of their Khrushchev-style apartment, Catherine and George had lived there for 3 years. The layout of 32-m² apartment had to be changed completely. As an author and designer of the project came out Valentine Grukhin, whose previous projects were versatile apartments, a hookah bar and a big florist’s shop.
For a start, shifted was one of the walls — thus the kitchen got bonus square meters and became a full-fledged dining room, appropriate for receiving guests. Also, a few new walls were built — they detached a small zone for a walk-in closet. Thanks to arrangement of a utility room for storing clothes, tools and other household belongings, the flat is not heaped with unnecessary closets. During 3 months of refurbishment replaced were also the entire engineering equipment, water pipeline, plumbing and wiring.
On adding an entrance hall to the central room, the space appeared quite bigger. Besides, the lighting here is zoned.
The hosts’ love for IKEA stuff is obvious. Say, a cabinet of this brand perfectly fell into a recess and now serves for storing small stuff. Doors leading to the walk-in closet are also IKEA. This very model, with mirrors, was selected to expand the room visually. A juicy detail with doubtful functional value is sockets on the ceiling.
A bathroom and a WC were united into a single unit, and the wall separating them from the kitchen was shifted. Now in place of a bath stands a refrigerator. The former, by the way, was actually abolished for the sake of a shower. A mobile dining table is frequently used as a bonus cooking zone. The owners equipped the bathroom with a plinth for a washing machine, and arranged a few shelves for detergents over it. Bathroom tiles were attached horizontally though the catalogue implied vertical laying. This was done to expand the space visually.