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Apartment A


Apartment renovation in a historic building in Kreuzberg, Berlin

Location: 10999 Berlin-Kreuzberg

Year: 2012

Owner: private

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Tourism is booming in Berlin – something that is now benefitting more and more private households. The owners acquired this

small apartment in the heart of Berlin

several years ago and, after the sudden departure of the tenant, wanted to reshape it as temporary rental accommodation. With the simplest of design interventions, the kitchen and toilet were effectively redesigned and the apartment updated for its new use.
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The Kitchen and bathroom

were previously small and cluttered. The partitioning walls were dismantled to create a compact bathroom and a spacious new kitchen and dining area.
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Consistency and careful selection of

materials

- the basis of every good design project.
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The new

dining area

in front of the kitchen. The former narrow hallway has been opened up and is now part of the homely kitchen, with tiles fitting to the apartment’s new style.
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The new

bathroom.

Bright, tidy, and efficiently designed, it offers all the necessary comfort despite its small size.
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Beautiful pieces of furniture

belonging to the owners complete the overall impression.
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The raw substance of the apartment was so rundown that a

careful restoration

was called for before the renovation. Floors were sanded and oiled; walls, ceilings, stucco, and doors were filled and painted; and the entire electrical system was renewed. Now the space shines in a new light.
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¯I floor plan before renovation
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floor plan before the renovation

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floor plan after the renovation

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