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12 before / after full of great ideas

12 before / after full of great ideas

A 17 m2 cleverly rearranged for more space and light © Cécile Humbert Interior Design

How to best arrange a studio? Redesigned by pros, these ideas-packed interiors show us all the potential that can be drawn from a small area. Here are 12 amazing before / after!

Setting up a studio is often a real headache. It is necessary reconcile functionality and comfort without overcrowding the space, nor give up certain essentials. Whether you have 17, 20 or 25 m2, every inch is precious, but with a little tricks you can equip your studio with a real kitchen or even create a real bedroom area. Because’optimize space is the main issue in a small area, here are examples where the layout has been carefully thought out. Renovated and furnished by interior designers, these studios are a real source of inspiration. Completely redesigned, they offer a new living space, which seems larger, brighter, with airy and well-defined volumes. The decor has also been worked on to give it a real personality and make it a pleasant place to live. To fill up on good ideas and transform your studio into a cozy little cocoon, we have selected some of our best reports, with “before” and “after” photos that perfectly illustrate what we can achieve. Zoom in images that these 12 small surfaces have everything of a large one!

Before: a studio full of potential

Before: living room opening onto an oversized kitchen © Mon Interior sur Mesure

This 25 m2 studio had the size of a two-room apartment but the unfortunate layout of a maid’s room. The entrance, unused, was a wasted space, and the disproportionate kitchen made it necessary to put the bed in the living room. Yet he had incredible potential that begged to be revealed.

Before: a studio full of potential

After: a studio transformed into a real two-room apartment

After: a studio transformed into a real two-room apartment © Meero

Completely redesigned, the accommodation has changed its face. The entrance has been invested to install a compact but functional kitchen, and the old kitchen now accommodates the bedroom. The living room thus has its own space. The interior designer has also worked on a warm and welcoming atmosphere, which makes it a perfect little urban cocoon. For more info, find our full report here.

After: a studio transformed into a real two-room apartment

Before: a studio to modernize

Before: a practical but poorly optimized kitchen © Desygn by JM2

With its old facilities, this studio lacked comfort and functionality. It therefore needed to be modernized, like the kitchen which deserved to be reviewed and optimized. Its surface also made it possible to create two very distinct rooms, which would have made it possible to reorganize the entire living space.

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Before: a studio to modernize

After: a studio transformed into a real two-room apartment

A cozy and warm living room © Desygn by JM2

Transformed into contemporary accommodation, the studio now offers a comfortable living space. The kitchen has been completely redone and now has a central island that links with the living area. The apartment benefits above all from a real bedroom, thanks to a glass roof which made it possible to delimit the spaces without partitioning too drastically. For more info, find our full report here.

After: a studio transformed into a real two-room apartment

Before: a large studio full of assets

Before: a partitioned kitchen in the corridor © Cécile Humbert Design d’Intérieur

Thanks to its 31 m2, this large studio had a beautiful space but its strengths were not highlighted. The hallway kitchen was barely wide enough to move around and the facilities were no longer up to standard. Objective: to invest this beautiful volume and take advantage of its brightness.

Before: a large studio full of assets

After: a studio that looks like an urban loft

An open kitchen in an industrial style © Cécile Humbert Design d’Intérieur

Open-plan, the kitchen is now an integral part of the living room, whose space has been redesigned to create a comfortable living room, but also a real bedroom. The interior designer here played on the visual to delimit the different spaces and keep the volumes intact. The result: a welcoming and warm interior, with a style inspired by urban lofts. For more info, find our full report here.

After: a studio that looks like an urban loft

Before: a studio that lacks structure

A dark and poorly arranged studio © My Home Design

This 25m2 studio had a few assets: a nice volume and beautiful light entrances. The interior however needed to be structured in order to delimit the various living spaces. Its owner also wanted to harmonize the decoration to create a welcoming atmosphere.

Before: a studio that lacks structure

After: a cleverly restructured studio

A 25m2 redesigned with wood © My Home Design

The interior designer succeeded in delimiting the volumes without narrowing the different spaces. Thanks to a half wall, which also serves as a support for the office, she was able to create a bedroom independent of the living room. She also used wood as a common thread between the different surfaces, to create a warm atmosphere. For more info, find our full report here.

After: a cleverly restructured studio

Before: a poorly arranged studio

Before: a poorly arranged studio © Scavolini

Beyond its old-fashioned interior, this studio suffered from a poorly arranged plan that was losing precious space. However, it had a major advantage: a beautiful light. In addition to an update, it therefore needed a real restructuring to optimize the room and intelligently use all the available volume.

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Before: a poorly arranged studio

After: a cleverly modernized studio

A modernized and perfectly optimized studio © Scavolini

Entirely reinvented, the accommodation now has a real living space, comfortable and perfectly functional, including a real kitchen, as well as a workspace, but also airy circulation spaces. Dust free, it has also gained in elegance thanks to clean, very contemporary lines. For more info, find our full report here.

After: a cleverly modernized studio

Before: a studio in search of rebirth

A dark and impersonal stay © Agence Holborn

This small 17 m2 studio needed a new lease of life. Stuck in its original state for many years, it was sorely lacking in functionality: the tiny kitchen was stuck in a cupboard and almost unusable, and the living room showed the passage of time.

Before: a studio in search of rebirth

After: a bright studio that breathes

A warm and bright studio © Agence Holborn

Every square inch has been optimized. The accommodation now has a real kitchen, compact but practical, a completely redesigned bathroom, and a transformed living space. Revamped from floor to ceiling, the main room has gained in brightness, but also in character thanks to sparkling colors. For more info, find our full report here.

After: a bright studio that breathes

Before: a large studio to reinvest

Before: a dilapidated and poorly arranged apartment © Patrick Daumont Design

Despite its large area (36 m2), this very large studio did not have a bedroom. The living room therefore served as both a living room and a sleeping area. The installations, which dated back to the 1960s, also needed to be redone. It was therefore the entire interior that needed to be rethought.

Before: a large studio to reinvest

After: a studio with one bedroom

After: modernized and reorganized accommodation © Patrick Daumont Design

The interior designer transformed the old kitchen into a bedroom, and redesigned the living room around a new worktop. The large room thus benefits from a real living space, with a more comfortable sitting area, while the bedroom benefits from its privacy. For more info, find our full report here.

After: a studio with one bedroom

Before: a poorly optimized studio

Before: a poorly optimized studio – Before: a poorly arranged studio © Eline Sango

The 20 small square meters of this studio had everything to gain from being optimized. The kitchen, with its bar, monopolized much of the main partition, leaving few options for arranging the living area. In the background, the bathroom, open to the living room, was also lacking in functionality.

Before: a poorly optimized studio

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