Studio Apartment Remodeling Palmer AK

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Michael La Fay
Meadow Lakes Supply Co.
907 373-2746
1651 W. Parks Hwy.
Wasilla, AK
 
Mike
Mak Lead, Inc
907-715-6920
8244 W. Donna Marie Ln. #1
Wasilla, AK
 
Michael La Fay
Meadow Lakes Supply Co.
907 373-2746
1651 W. Parks Hwy.
Wasilla, AK
 
A Custom Touch
(907) 230-2608
3621 hollyberry cir.
anchorage, AK
Services
custom trim, hand rails, kitchens, baths,doors, windows, custom decks, siding
Licenses / Certifications
36413
Years in Business
12

Croteau Construction
(907) 523-4844
9215 Gee St
Juneau, AK
 
Steve Bowerman
Stephen Boerman P.S.
907 373-5876
4761 Crane Rd. East
Wasilla, AK
 
Steve Bowerman
Stephen Boerman P.S.
907 373-5876
4761 Crane Rd. East
Wasilla, AK
 
Mike
Mak Lead, Inc
907-715-6920
8244 W. Donna Marie Ln. #1
Wasilla, AK
 
Alaskan HomeCrafters Inc.
907-349-2454
7227 Kidron Street
Anchorage , AK
 
K R Kitchens and Baths
603-491-7570
272 River Road
Epsom, AK
 

Elevating the Studio Apartment

Studio apartments require some creativity to turn your large, cavernous space into a place where you can live, function and feel at home. The first thing you need to do is assess the size of your studio and what you really have room to do. Put your existing furniture in a place where it won't take up too much space; then evaluate if you can downsize any of it.

If you have a large open area between your living space and the kitchen, build a bar or an island. They will portion off the room and give you a place to eat so a table isn't necessary. If your studio has room for a table, then build an island instead of a bar. The area underneath becomes extra storage for you, covered by fabric curtains or actual cabinet doors.

A bar has a shelf that is thinner than an island, about two feet wide. A bar is also taller than an island, about 42 inches high. This is the best average ergonomic height since you will likely be sitting and eating or drinking. Choose bar stools that have seats about 12 to 18 inches below the bar top so people can sit comfortably. Kitchen islands are about 3 feet tall and at least 3 feet wide. It is supposed to serve as extra counter space and as a way to break up the room. The space under the island is perfect for storage since it's a large open space.

An involved, but worthy remodeling project is to elevate part of your studio and create a raised, inset area. If you have the room to spare, elevate a portion of the floor 1' to 2', making sure to includ...

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