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A decorated 50 m² basement

A decorated 50 m² basement

The endless possibilities offered by the decoration are revealed in this Guipuzcoan apartment. Not even the owner could imagine the result when he commissioned his decoration to Íñigo Echave. And, in fact, It was not a house, but the basement of a building. To this peculiarity was added its size, 50 m², and a rectangular floor plan. To make the space habitable, the decorator’s first step was insulate the entire floor from moisture. Therefore, a double partition was lifted and in the middle an air chamber was created that was filled with fiberglass, an insulating material. From here, he planned a distribution that would take advantage of every millimeter without the spaces being narrow. From the entrance door you access the kitchen, decorated with white polylaminated furniture and with a red glass front that brightens the atmosphere and is easy to clean. Then the room was located.

To not waste space, you are two rooms became independent through a sliding glass door, It facilitates the visual continuity of the space and keeps the rest of the house safe from fumes and odors when cooking. The two sheets were chosen from secured glass and suspended from an upper lane. To better delimit the environments, Íñigo Echave turned to two different types of flooring: a compact ceramic that mimics wood in the kitchen, and an acrylic carpet with long hair in the rest of the house. From the living room you pass, through another sliding door, to the only floor distributor, furnished with a closet with white lacquered DM doors. Further, The distributor guarantees some privacy in the private area of ​​the house: the bedroom -Decorated with a headboard and two bedside tables in wenge finish designed by the decorator- and the bathroom. The latter was coated with 10 x 10 cm taupe tiles on walls and floor, and a work shower was carried out in which a bench also covered with tiles that conceals the base of the building's foundations stands out. Finally, the broken white tone chosen to paint the walls it expands the space and the luminosity of a floor that, thanks to the decorative resources, in nothing remembers the dark basement of origin.

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In the living room, the furniture was chosen in warm tones and materials to make the atmosphere more cozy. The texture of the sofa, upholstered in red suede, enhances the feeling of comfort. The seats were completed with two Roten chairs from Hanbel, distributed in an L-shape around the coffee table, by Mis En Demeure. Everything from the Íñigo Echave Study.

Current deco details

In the decoration, a modern style was chosen, with oriental details such as the table and the chair, and colors on a white background. As there is no hallway, a passage area was created in the living room between the bookcase, with shelves of white lacquered DM, and the chairs rotate, facing the living room. So you can comfortably pass from the bedroom to the kitchen without lifting partitions that would recharge the space.

Open spaces

As there is no hallway, a passage area was created in the living room between the bookcase, with shelves of white lacquered DM, and the chairs rotate, facing the living room. So you can comfortably pass from the bedroom to the kitchen without lifting partitions that would recharge the space.

Gain light

The kitchen became independent from the living room through sliding glass doors, which do not take up space when opened, and that allow visual communication of the spaces. In addition, it isolates smoke and odors from the kitchen.

A kitchen in white and red

The kitchen was decorated with white furniture and a red glass front, easy to clean. In front of them there was a small dining room, with a table and a couple of chrome chairs. Avant furniture, from Xey. Everything, for sale in Bastida Sukaldeak. Ceramic floor that imitates wood, from Callejo Ceramics.

Bedroom

In the bedroom, the wenge headboard extended from wall to wall and serves as a small shelf to place pictures without the need to pierce the walls. Both the headboard and the bedside tables, made with the same material, are a decorator design. Lingerie and cushions, from Becara, for sale in Íñigo Echave.

Bedroom in natural tones

The bed was dressed with a white quilt, which multiplies the light and expands the space. The lampshades stand out, of different shapes and colors - white on these lines and red in the image on the right - in tune with the cushions.

The dresser

In addition to ensuring privacy to the bedroom and the bathroom, this small distributor equipped with two custom cabinets, serves as a dressing room.

Functional and beautiful bathroom

In the bathroom a shower was made that was closed by a partition and a glass door. It highlights a small bank of tiled work that, in fact, is part of one of the master beams that support the building. Philippe Stark toilets, for sale in Duravit. Washbasin cabinet, from Mapini.

Apartment plan

As you can see in the plan, this old basement of about 50 m² has been transformed into a comfortable rectangular-plan apartment in which, to make the most of the space, the hallway and hallway were dispensed with.