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Maximizing Chamfered Corners: Home Renovation in Barcelona’s Eixample District

From food to football, culture and art to cuisine and beaches, Barcelona is definitely among the top tourist destinations of the planet. Most enthusiasts of art, architecture and design often tend to draw inspiration from the more traditional part of this city, but even its modern side has plenty to offer. The distinctive design of the Eixample District and its famous square blocks with chamfered corners are a part of this amazing experience where you constantly stumble on new design inspiration! Renovated and revived by Nook Architects, Sardenya is a residence in this iconic district that was in need of an urgent modern upgrade.

Stylish painted sliding area between the bedroom and living space Maximizing Chamfered Corners: Home Renovation in Barcelona’s Eixample District

Much of the original home was poorly lit and filled with awkward spaces and unnecessary internal partitions that blocked any flow of natural light. One of the first things that the architects did was to completely re-imagine the interiors and create a new floor plan where the old living room and entrance were transformed into the main bedroom and the chamfered corners were utilized to the hilt. The new living space and entrance are connected with the re-envisioned bedroom using a painted, sliding door that blends into the walls that surround it!

Sliding door painted in the same color as the wall separates the living area from the bedroom Maximizing Chamfered Corners: Home Renovation in Barcelona’s Eixample District

Lovely lighting and natural materials greet you at the renovated Barcelona home

Natural materials and warm hues give the bedroom a cozy and relaxing vibe

Colorful mosaic tiles add character to the kitchen and dining space

Custom design of the renovation creates a room within a room

Dining room of renovated home in Barcelona with iconic chamfered corners

The new kitchen and bathroom sit as a transition between the living space and the main bedroom at the front and the dining space and additional bedroom in the rear of the house. Colorful mosaic tiles enliven the kitchen in white, even as large, original windows with double-glazed panels usher in plenty of light and give the interior freshness. A warm color palette, cleverly used mirrored finishes and natural textures transform the house completely and create a bridge between modern and classic elements of historic Barcelona.

Gorgeous dining space with exposed brick walls and ample natural light

Restored and exposed brick walls add artistic value to the renovated home in Eixample District

Dining area and a relaxing family room at the other end of the house

Renovated home with chamfered corners in Eixample District, Barcelona

Floor tiles bring a wall yellow glow to the kitchen and interior

The project recuperates the original envelope with its vaulted ceiling and wooden beams. The materials and tones have a very natural appearance: untainted wood for the floor in the living room and bedrooms and hydraulic mosaic for kitchen and bathrooms. Some loadbearing walls were left with the brick exposed and painted.

Framed sliding glass doors allow fir a flow of light throught out the new dwelling

Small bathroom of the rejuvinated bathroom in a home with chamfered corners

Small modern kitchen design with white cabinets and bright floor tiles

Floor plan of the revamped residence in Eixample district of Barcelona

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