No reason not to use both bathrooms. Guests are less important. I would put the master on the left with it's own bathroom and balcony. There is s good TV wall across from the bed.
The other 2 rooms can be used for the girls and office. That bathroom is a bit tight. I would steal 60cm (24") from the dining room to create a nice shower . Definitely only one door from the hallway.
Kitchen needs to to be designed. Definitely sink away from the wall.
Best of luck,
Do you want to change to floorplan? It seems great the way it is for what you describe. Do you want decorating advice? If so, you might want to give an idea of the style you want or what about the current style/house you don't like. Good luck.
I would remove the semi ensuite bathroom door leading from the bedroom. If thats a kids room or office, the bathroom is right next door anyway, but you gain valuable wall space. A pocket door leading to laundry will also keep things less crowded in the small space. I don't like the kitchen sink right next to the wall.
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How often do you have overnight guests and how familiar are they to you? Can you and your daughters share the same bathroom? How long are you planning to live in this apartment?If you frequent guests, I would put the guest bedroom/office immediately off the entrance to the left- it gives them and your immediate family members the other side of the house. It also means if you want to work late in the office or watch TV the kids won't hear you. This means that all of you will share the bathroom. My 4 children and me and my husband shared one bathroom for 20 years and it worked just fine for us but I realize that many people would not find this acceptable. However, while your daughter are young - at least until the older one hits adolescent, this may work out fine.
I am also planning furniture for my apartment and planning the kitchen also. Just thought to understand the reason, why people are suggesting to put the sink away from the wall?
kitchen: use drawer as much as you can....high gloss white lacquer finish, with figure pull drawer front(without handles), would be very nice design for the "11"shape kitchen...
I think that a shower in the smaller bathroom would be helpful, especially if you will be having house guests. My only bathroom is 5' x 6' and it has a toilet, sink and tub with shower. It's obviously a little bit tight, but it's doable for one person at a time in there. I cannot read the dimensions on the plan clearly but I think it says 6' x 7' and if so, I think a shower should fit in the corner. I don't know what is under your flat and if plumbing for a shower would be a problem or not though. Also cannot tell, but if the door opens only to the bedroom, I would change it so that it opens to the hallway instead.
I definitely agree with closing up the bedroom entry to the family bathroom.
Use the stud space to create floor to ceiling closed storage. Make sure young hands can't get into any pharmaceuticals. I would definitely make it a wet shower room. I would keep a bath shower combo in the master en suite bath if you need it for the girls. You will want secure the balconies for the girls as well.
i think the girls in the larger bedroom with bunk beds on the wall closed off from the bathroom will give the maximum play area. Later on there will be room for double desks on the wall where the larger bed is now, if you decideto keep them in the same room.
in the kitchen, I would get rid of the tiny bump out and run lower all drawers on one side even under the sink; and floor to ceiling storage and a 24 inch fridge freezer on the other wall. On the wet wall side a 24 inch single base sink and 24 inch stove at either end with landing strips of 12-18 inches on the outside of each will leave you a 4-5 foot prep counter between. Maybe a few open shelves above.
No comfortable way to watch a television in the Living Room whatsoever. Extremely limited storage space. What I see is basically just boxes of space. No interesting focal points. Even low cost living environments should have interesting design components. Furniture placement is such that in no positions are you able to look out the windows towards any possible views. Balcony off of Living Room should be 10'-0" deep, giving you a true outside room, if possible. 4 foot deep is just too stingy for a main porch off the Living Room. It's only big enough for tiny furniture and potted plants. You can't serve a dinner out there.
Not so sure she'd be allowed to expand the balconies, but I'm more concerned with appropriate railings on them to keep those little kids safe. Correct height of railing and spacing between balusters. Also they are supposed to be unable to be climbed so have to watch out for cross pieces, etc.
For the living room, the focus should be the balcony area. So flipping the couch to face the wall and not the dining table will help. Kind of like this pic. Even if you already have the sectional that is in the diagram, you should be able to flip it. In fact a sectional would probably work better than the couch in this pic. I also really don't like the style of this pic, but it showed what I meant,
For the girls' room: No matter which bedroom you choose, you should maximize floor space so that they have the biggest play space possible in their room (as they get older you can add desks for school work and such). To get this space, I would give them bunk beds.
You posted two different kitchen designs. This makes it hard to give you advice. I agree with other posts that your sink should be away from the wall. This allows you to have stuff to the left of you (drying dishes in my house), while you wash vegetables on the right of the sink. You need the same space on both sides of the stove, also. At least 24 inches on both sides is good. 36 is better, though. The first design has a nice little countertop space that adds a place for your daughters a space to sit a watch/ talk to you while you're in the kitchen. When they added this to the first design, you lost cabinets on the other wall. This is bad, as the space is already storage limited. Try making the rounded countertop bump out into the living space more. If you play with the shape, you could make it work without losing the cabinets on the other side. It doesn't have to be rectangular or a perfect circle.
Since you asked for advice specifically regarding the bedrooms here are my humble suggestions. Master Bedroom could be room with ensuite. I would remove the door between the bedroom and main bathroom. You will gain needed wall space in both the bedroom and bathroom. This is the bedroom I would make the children's bedroom. Utilize bunkbeds to allow adequate room for a dressers, toy chests.
The bedroom next to the kitchen is one I would convert into a Den/Office/Guestroom. Convert the closet into a desk area that can be closed away when guests come to stay. I would put a sofa bed on the wall the bed is shown to be on. By wall mounting a TV opposite to the sofa bed this room could be used as a family room and converted to a guest room for short stays. I would select an office chair that could double as additional TV watching chair. The Living Dining area of your unit doesn't leave you with a lot of options for a furniture arrangement that facilities TV watching, so why not use the guest room/office as a TV room and Den.
Do you own or rent the flat? If you are renting, you may not even be allowed to change the paint colour. One needs more information to be able to give useful advice. What style of decorating do you prefer? What are your favorite colours? Do you have things from your old home that must be re-used in the new one? What style are the kitchen cabinets and other elements that you can't change? Are there things you want to hide, like sliding doors that lead to balconies or ugly heating or AC units? What sort of budget do you have? More information, please!
Is the OP even reading any of this? I just noticed that the post is dated Aug 2015. And the first comment shows June 2016. I have been waiting to hear input or answers from the OP and nothing. Hmmmm. Well interesting to hear people's ideas anyway.