This modern kitchen space was converted from a separate kitchen, laundry and dining room into one open-plan area, and the lowered ceiling in the kitchen helps define the space.
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Where do the extra bits go?Television: A 2-BHK apartment means you won’t have the luxury of an extra TV room. So the tube would have to be adjusted in one of the rooms in the home. Keeping it in one of the private bedrooms – say the master or the kids’ bedroom – usually restricts the viewing time for those who do not inhabit the room. Consider installing the TV in the public areas, like the living room or the dining space, where the family or even guests can get together and watch their favourite shows. Washing machine: If you have tiny bathrooms in your home and feel that a bulky washing machine would take up too much space, then consider placing it in the more unconventional parts of the home. Maybe in the balcony attached to one of the bedrooms or inside the kitchen. Choose a space that isn’t heavily frequented by guests or children.Guest accommodation: This usually comes as a great inconvenience for the residents, even if it is your best friends or family coming to stay over. In most cases, children are asked to clear out of their room, and have to camp in the living room or the parents’ room, while their space is given to the guests. If this doesn’t sound like a very practical plan, you could consider having a sofa-bed in the living room that can be pulled out and used by anyone staying over. If you entertain a lot of guests, make sure your living room is a minimal space that can be rearranged easily when people come over. Read more:Houzz Tour: A 1-BHK Flat Transforms Into a 2-BHKTell us:Do you live in an 1-BHK apartment? Tell us how you’ve maximised space in the Comments section below.