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A mezzanine apartment might seem, on the face of it, quite restrictive when it comes to rennovations. They tend to function as single, open spaces united by a single aesthetic theme. Change one thing, in other words, and you risk disrupting the balance.
With just a little bit of ingenuity and foresight, however, you can comeup with a mezzanine renovation that’s a step above the rest. Let’s take a look.
Making the most of a Mezzanine Apartment
One of the defining limitations of the mezzanine is also one of the biggest opportunities: you’ve got an awkward space under the mezzanine which might defy easy modification. The most obvious solution is to increase space for storage. This will free up space elsewhere in the apartment.
A made-to-measure storage solution, like a fitted wardrobe for under the stairs of your mezzanine level, will tend to be effective, here. This goes especially for smaller mezzanines where space is hard to come by. You might also use the mezzanine floor itself as a storage space, reserving a little corridor from where you might look down at the main body of the apartment.
One of the main drawbacks of an open-plan apartment is that you’ll lose that sense of seperation between rooms. The kitchen might intrude upon the dining area which might in turn intrude up on the living space, or the bedroom. However, it’s probably the kitchen and the bedroom which are most worth seperating. Install the former under the mezzanine, and the latter on top of it.
\We now live in a world where working from a home office space is widespread. But getting that sense of seclusion and work-life seperation can be tricky. If you turn your mezzanine space into an office, you’ll get that much-needed division. Plus, you might be able to work the view from your mezzanine into your videoconferencing sessions. This is a modification that’s in high demand among homebuyers and renters, and so a modification of this kind might be a great way to bolster the value of the apartment prior to a sale.
A mezzanine can function amazingly well as an indoor green space, particularly if it’s already getting plenty of natural light. If it isn’t, then the installation of a skylight might help to make your indoor garden clearance dreams come true. Pick out plants that are unfussy, and that lend themselves to the climate in your space. After all, you don’t want to have to crank the heating unnecessarily.
Houseplants have a proven and considerable impact on mood, which makes an indoor green space just the thing for relaxation. If you live in a commuter town with limited garden space, then you might get even more utility out of a space like this.