The new from the old one

Home staging , Interior design


An owner, Frenchman from the origin, purchased less than 45 m2 living with the intention of renting. The flat is located on the IV floor in the building from 50’s years on Wiejska Street in Warsaw. Original colours of insides, kitchen furniture, wooden paneling resembles to 80’s and 90’s. After two years of happy lease, it turned out, that there is no willing for the consecutive lease.

The owner wanted to find next lessees and to do so, he offered me the budget of 50.000 PLN for the complete refurbishment.

We had a lot of work. Apart from the liquidation of wooden paneling which was covering almost all flat, we had to remove the majority of plumbing in the bathroom and kitchen, hack yellow-blue tiles off in the bathroom and green in the kitchen’s floor and also remove the garish kitchen furniture and wardrobes with overhead cupboards from the entrance hall. Using such as small budget, cleverness rules the roost.

And these are effects of our work. We have changed floors in the entire flat: in the hall, in the bathroom and in the kitchen we have put identical grey milled rock tiles and in both rooms new panels. We have exchanged the ruined pine door woodwork for the tasteful doors in colour ecru, we have fitted skirting boards to it, and we have painted walls to the bright-grey colour. In the kitchen instead of the apron on the wall we have put mosaic from milled rock tiles in colour ecru and of beige, in similar colour we have made the modest, but functional kitchen furniture and we have also put the home appliances high technology equipment. In spite of ordinary room furniture and the lack of allowances (shortage of the budget), living considerably has expanded and now causes the impression fresh, clean and neat. And we just meant it!