Ilinden Apartment

The task:

To transform the kitchen and the hallway of a two-bedroom apartment in a typical plattenbau housing block in the Ilinden district in Sofia, and turn them into a cosy and practical space. The client, a young family, wished for a minimalistic and clean design without any detailing and decorations.

Our approach:

We merged the spaces in order to have the sense of more space and to join the kitchen with the other parts of the apartment. We removed the kitchen door and the non-bearing precast elements, which separated the space. The common pavement, wall lines, materials and lighting add to the sense of a single space.

We used each and every possible nook and cranny to add more storage space and provided enough countertop area.

The colour palette relies on a pleasant balance between minimalism and hominess, the latter provided by the natural oak veneer on the wall panelling and the upper kitchen closets. The yellow round mirror is the only accent putting the finishing touch to the picture and optically enlarging the space.

The result:

An interior space transformation turning a common kitchen and a hallway from service spaces to the centre of the young family’s home.

  • Authors:
    Dessislava Kovacheva, Miroslav Velkov, Donika Georgieva
  • Year: 2022
  • Client: private
  • Status: completed
  • More Info:
    Construction by Rinnovation, lighting by Balkantrade Lighting studio, furniture by EsterSPS and IKEA