This Parisian maid’s room renovation project required some thinking on the best way to optimize this space by including all the necessary comfort without encroaching on the living space.
Originally, this maid’s room located in the 17th district of Paris, was poorly organized, with laminate flooring, a standard kitchenette and a shower in the middle of the room. Just like this first maid’s room remodeling project I did, the space was not optimized and there was hardly enough room to put a couch or a bed.
For this project, I decided not to only renovate and optimize the space of the room, but also to give it a full upgrade into a classic parisian style flat. Therefore, the cheap floor was replaced by herringbone oak wooden floor, a prussian fireplace was installed. The walls were painted in white and marble tiles were chosen to cover the walls of the kitchen and shower space.
For the decoration, I decided to mix classic decoration elements (mirrors with gold leaf from the 19th century, naturalist drawings, old travel map patterned wallpaper) with more modern elements (copper lights, transparent stylish chair, high end electronic device).
The layout and the storage solution put in place also enabled to gain a lot of space.
I decided to create a mezzanine bed in order to get more living space during the day. Two small modular sofas with drawers were designed for the living room area. They were designed in a way that when put together, they would turn into a single bed.
But the great originality of this renovation of a maid’s room project is how the shower space was designed and implemented in the kitchen worktop: when you first look at it, you think it is regular kitchen furniture. But when you open the doors and remove the hatch made in the kichen worktop, the tiled shower space is revealed. To make it waterproof, the shower curtain is then put in place. When put back in kitchen mode, the worktop can be used to cook. This savvy modular layout really enables to keep all the available space of the room without having a big shower there all the time, as it used to be before the renovation.
After the renovation, this parisian maid’s room could fit:
- A living room area with two custom-made modular sofas that can turn into a single bed, a flat screen TV, a table and a chair;
- An equipped kitchen area with sink, fridge, hob, oven;
- A modular shower in the worktop of the kitchen area;
- A double mezzanine bed with integrated storage space and shelves;
- Various storage space and closets;
Work done for the renovation of this parisian maid’s room:
- Installation of the herringbone wooden floor;
- Creation of the kitchen area with custom built furniture and integrated equipment;
- Creation of the shower area: integration of the shower tray in the floor, installation of the Sanidouche lift pump, installation of the washbasin;
- Design and creation of a custom-built sofa with storage drawers, that could be converted into a single bed;
- Creation of the double mezzanine bed;
- Installation of various shelves and closets, decoration. Électricité
- Enduit et peintures
- Replacement of the single glazed window by a double glazed one.
Duration needed for the renovation of this parisian studio flat: 2 months
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