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Think Vertical: Space-Savvy Kitchen and Mezzanine in Small Barcelona Apartment

A 70-square-meter apartment does not seem terribly small and congested on the face of it, but a series of poorly planned corridors and partitions turned this apartment in Gran Via, Barcelona into a dark and congested setting. That was before the creative folks from Anna & Eugeni Bach stepped in to completely transform the interior with a deft refurbishment, giving it its current, cheerful ambiance. The biggest design conundrum in restructuring the apartment was the presence of two bedrooms at the façade that the homeowners wished to keep intact. This meant that it was the remainder of the space that needed to hold the living area, kitchen, dining room and a study.

Refurbished living space of small, modern apartment in Barcelona

Overcoming this problem of space, it is a smart, standalone kitchen that sits at the heart of this new living area that utilizes the vertical space on offer. It is not just the kitchen that charms you with its unique, cabin-like design, but also the loft-style mezzanine level above that serves as a study and guest room! It definitely is not for those afraid of heights, but the cool and innovative loft design makes the most of the limited square footage without causing visual fragmentation of the space. The kitchen seems like a room in itself, even as a small window / serving station connects it with the living zone.

Open plan living area and kitchen of the Barcelona apartment makes use of vertical space

Large windows and exposed wooden beams showcase the past of the apartment

Window into the kitchen also serves as a cool serving station

Cabin-like kitchen design of the modern apartment gives it a distinct look

Hexagonal floor tiles stand out in the innovative and space-savvy kitchen

Smart kitchen deisgn for a small apartment acts as a distinct, standalone cabin space

This approach of utilizing the ‘exceptional height’ of the apartment continues in the master bedroom as well, with the bathroom next to it raised to create additional storage space underneath! Considering the amount of vertical space that is wasted in most modern homes, this ingenious and exquisite apartment in Barcelona does all it can to tap into this additional room.

A reading zone above the kitchen for the young and the agile!

Small balcony connected with the modern bedroom of the Barcelona apartment

Snazzy tiles add pattern to the small bathroom

Tiny shower area and bathroom of the small apartment in Barcelona

Original and revamped floor plan of modest apartment in Barcelona

Designer's perspective of the new kitchen and study zone

Sherry Nothingam
Sherry is a blogger who loves to live her life to the fullest. She enjoys everything associated with design, décor and stylish modern trends. Born in California, Sherry has grown up on open ranches and in a wild setting, which has defined her taste for design and developed her interest in examining how structures and homes interact with the beauti[...]

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