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Before and after: This old 1962 apartment is now the most modern in the neighborhood

Before and after: This old 1962 apartment is now the most modern in the neighborhood

Courtesy of Sébastien Robert

This apartment in the center of Barcelona, ​​between Plaza Catalunya and Urquinaona Square, was very compartmentalized and dark, so when Sébastien Robert, an interior designer specialized in HomeStaging, was commissioned, the first thing he planned was to open spaces, tear down walls ( 5 in total) and achieve bright and spacious environments.

BEFORE: Plane. Courtesy of Sébastien Robert

He decided to do without one of the rooms, open the kitchen to the living room and change the bathroom to give more meters to the terrace.

AFTER: Flat. Courtesy of Sébastien Robert

To show a button: The living room was small and dark, and the old furniture didn't help anything to make the space seem wider.

BEFORE: Salon. Courtesy of Sébastien Robert

Outdated, right? Take a look below and discover how the house looked after the successful reform.

AFTER: Living room kitchen and hall. Courtesy of Sébastien Robert

When the renovation works began they discovered the wonderful roofs with vaults.

AFTER: Living room with terrace. Courtesy of Sébastien Robert BEFORE: Living room and dining room. Courtesy of Sébastien Robert AFTER: Terrace. Courtesy of Sébastien Robert BEFORE: Terrace. Courtesy of Sébastien Robert

About decoration, Sébastien tells us, he wanted to show that a great investment is not necessary to create beautiful and comfortable spaces. In total no more than € 2,500 was spent on furniture and paint. Of course, this example of Home Staging is a "staging", but there are great ideas.

AFTER: Living room with fireplace. Courtesy of Sébastien Robert

The built-in fireplace is made of ethanol (€ 200).

BEFORE: Kitchen. Courtesy of Sébastien Robert
For less than € 200, the kitchen seems to come out of a magazine… It only took one can of Baltic blue paint (€ 20), 4 ceiling lamps (€ 100 in total) and some utensils. AFTER: Kitchen. Courtesy of Sébastien Robert AFTER: Kitchen (cooking front). Courtesy of Sébastien Robert AFTER: Hall. Courtesy of Sébastien Robert

The new hall furniture with wooden envelope and iron foot cost less than 40

BEFORE: Hall. Courtesy of Sébastien Robert AFTER: Bedroom. Courtesy of Sébastien Robert BEFORE: Bedroom. Courtesy of Sébastien Robert

In the bedroom a lot of space was gained by dispensing with the dressing room, the result was a space of 17 square meters, spacious and bright.

BEFORE: Bedroom. Courtesy of Sébastien Robert AFTER: Bedroom (bed area). Courtesy of Sébastien Robert AFTER: Bathroom. Courtesy of Sébastien Robert

The only piece that remains of the old floor is the sink that is over 60 years old.

AFTER: Shower area. Courtesy of Sébastien Robert

In the words of Sébastien Robert: "I give great importance to the colors in my Home Staging. The colors allow to give a function to each space and allow visitors to remember each room on the floor. In the main space, I have chosen to visually delimit the environments with green / blue paint for the dining room, and wallpaper for the living room part. I have chosen to paint the terrace in yellow to show the (future) buyer that he can still feel in summer. "

The apartment sold in two weeks!

Project and information of www.sebastien-robert.com