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Studio floor plan ideas

Hey all,

Having just got a 29m2 studio in Geneva, I now have to go out and buy things for the place

What do you guys think of these 3 designs?


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Third Design


The main room is about 4.30m wide by 4.90m (window to wall), bed will likely be 160cm x 200cm (+ ~10-20cm for spacing/bedboard etc.)

The kitchen would require a 60x60 oven (normal standard) plus another worktop (the white table area) with drawers underneath to stock the cutlery etc. - that can only be around 70cm x 50cm.

I'll probably play around with the layout a bit more later tonight

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Re: Studio floor plan ideas

The second plan is better.

Dining table and living room in the same area makes it more guests inviting. The space is also better used so you don't have dead corner.
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Re: Studio floor plan ideas

Agree with Nil!
I also prefer the 2nd one: bed is a bit more separated from the living space
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Re: Studio floor plan ideas

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Agree with Nil!
I also prefer the 2nd one: bed is a bit more separated from the living space
Yup, it's nice to separate the bed from the door a little. I'd go for the second layout too.

The show flats they set up in IKEA stores have some really good ideas for layout and organisation for very small spaces - even if you don't want to buy furniture from there.
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Re: Studio floor plan ideas

Yep number 2 is definitely the best. It gives a separate living and sleeping area.
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Re: Studio floor plan ideas

Someone will trip over the TV or it's cables in 2 or 3. Better to move it against a wall.
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Yup, it's nice to separate the bed from the door a little. I'd go for the second layout too.

The show flats they set up in IKEA stores have some really good ideas for layout and organisation for very small spaces - even if you don't want to buy furniture from there.
Thinking of IKEA... They have these loft beds there, might save you some space (that is if ceiling is high enough of course...).
This is what I mean: http://www.ikea.com/ch/de/catalog/products/00160866/
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Re: Studio floor plan ideas

Well the studio is for my girlfriend and I, and we plan to live there for at least a year or two.

Plus the floor to the ceiling is about 2.60m and I'm 6"1.

The TV location in the 2nd and 3rd design is not ideal, though it would be on it's own table and then we could possible drill a hole through the center or attach the cables together to one leg then hide the cables under a rug.

We plan to get rugs or possibly carpet the place.

The two-person sofa-bed would be useful for: relaxing and watching TV in the evening, but also in case one of our parents come over to stay a few nights (much cheaper than a hotel in Geneva).
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Re: Studio floor plan ideas

What is the grey rectangle on the upper right corner?
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Re: Studio floor plan ideas

Second plan definitely, but I agree with Tom1234 that the TV is in the way. Better if you can get it against a wall somehow. Any chance of putting it on the wall over the table?
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Re: Studio floor plan ideas

It's a cupboard that they built when renovating the place, I don't think we can remove it. It's fixed into place and painted.

The black box areas in bottom left just after you enter the room are fixed walls too that I assume have the foundations of the building inside (and possibly water pipes or something hidden away).

I didn't include the radiators, there's one to the left when you enter in the entrance room (I don't know the name for that area?), another below the left window in the main room and another in the kitchen to the right of where we plan to put another worktop for preparing food as the space next to the sink is only 30 cm or so wide, which is way too small to easily prepare things.

We have a nice view of the Jet d'Eau (well the top half of it) from our windows on 3rd floor, so would be nice in the summer to prepare lunch while looking out at that and hopefully Mont Blanc too - we can see Saleve but unsure if Mont Blanc would be hidden, it should be visible though.
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Re: Studio floor plan ideas

On the plan 2, can you put the sofa facing the wall and the tv on the wall? That would make a separation between the dinning area and living room area.
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Re: Studio floor plan ideas

http://www.ikeahackers.net/2010/10/t...nt-into-1.html

Check out Ikea Hackers for some cool ideas, amazing!
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Re: Studio floor plan ideas


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Though to get from bed to kitchen might be a bit tight to pass the sofa-bed.

However it could be good with the TV on the wall there as it'd be a bit higher up so we could technically watch it from the table as well as the sofa and also from the bed if we can turn the TV from the wall (most newer ones allow this).
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Re: Studio floor plan ideas

Yes I like this one. Are all the furniture to scale? Do you already have them? If not, I would consider a table that can fold to the wall to save space.
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Re: Studio floor plan ideas

2 for sure. Not 1 definitely. Keep the bed on the side

Edit: 4 is also good. Actually i prefer 4 now
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Re: Studio floor plan ideas

No furniture has been bought yet, though sofa-bed + 2 bed side cabinets can be provided from my Dad as we have those back home in UK and don't really use them there.

The furniture are not correctly to scale - I noticed a problem with floor planner that if you set a wall size to be X -> Y, it actually included the wall in the sizing which meant the "inside part" which I measured was incorrect.

Though the bed and sofa-bed are roughly correct size.

The dining table, we ideally would buy an expandable table and would leave it for 2 chairs for the majority of time, the other two chairs, I suppose we'll leave next to the window or possibly in the cave if we don't use them that often.

Though a folding up table with a latch to hook in place would be nice.

If we have the TV on the wall, we could fit small chest of drawers below it or a cabinet space for books + the boxset (DVD player, playstation etc.)

For the wall above the dining table, we thought of putting pictures or similar though we could possibly put those above the bed and to the right wall (closer to the bed) so a folding table could be interesting - where would we look at buying one?

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Re: Studio floor plan ideas

Yes number 4 is definitely the best one so far.
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Re: Studio floor plan ideas

Go to IKEA. They have a model flat similar size to yours and you can get some ideas
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Re: Studio floor plan ideas

Really glad you posted #4. That is the best yet. Makes good use of the space and gives you some designated bed, living and dining spaces.

You can also turn the dining table so the long side is against the wall, and then you can place two chairs on one side and chairs on each end (so you don't have to leave chairs against the wall).
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