Small apartment interior renovation done with limited budget to accommodated young family. This 75sqm or 807sqf small apartment interior conversion project use affordable plywood as partition instead of build new concrete walls. With plywood materials, not only partition separator created, but also built-in furnishing, such as bookshelves and storage. The wooden materials designed to minimize construction cost.
Previously, this is one-bedroom apartment inside heritage buildings in CBD Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. Main focus of the conversion was to divide large single bedroom into two small bedrooms. First bedroom is for parent, second bedroom is for nursery room. The nursery in this one-bedroom apartment remodeling not only intended as baby room, but also bedroom for child in the future. The dividing process utilizes plywood materials, for separation walls, also become wooden box that has storage creation both inside and outside bedrooms.
The parent bedroom is raised slightly above the floor. The raised deck intended as replacement of bedstead. The main bedroom has no bedstead inside to create spacious room, instead Japanese style bed with only wooden deck and mattress applied. The raised wooden deck bedstead accompanied by wooden step. The interesting thing, the built-in step brings convertible functional furnishing. The built-in wooden steps also become bench as additional seating for living area in front of parent bedroom.
This studio apartment has relatively high ceiling. The high ceiling is giving opportunity to create additional space. There is nook between baby nursery room and bathroom. Above both entrance of bathroom and nursery room, a small mezzanine built for storage or other future function. Below it, between bathroom and kitchen there is also micro nook space available. The micro nook becomes tiny workspace. The bathroom renovated with white subway tiles and gold bathroom fixtures, such as faucet, towel rail, shower kits, etc that add bling for interior. Kitchen, dining, and living area become one in L-shaped space. The open plan bring spacious interior of this small apartment interior. Architect: Clare Cousins.