How to start repairing an apartment?
Decided to do repairs, and before you stood upthe question: where to start repairing an apartment? In this article, we will, first of all, talk about self-repair, since if you turned to repair specialists, you should not worry about this issue, because the masters of their case get money for this.
So, first of all, you needdecide: which one do you want to repair? Cosmetic, or capital? However, the approach to these repairs is similar, just with cosmetic repairs, some works are omitted.
How to start repairing an apartment: stages
- Creation of design repair project. This stage you can do both independently and with the help of a designer. At the same time, you can keep this project, both in your imagination and in the form of a visually presented interior (be it a drawing or a drawing). In addition, at the same stage it is necessary to make all room measurements, if you make drawings, then they should all be based on these dimensions. At this stage, you need to decide: whether the redevelopment of premises, replacement of plumbing, electrical wiring, doors, windows, what style will you stick to, will there be built-in furniture. It is also necessary to determine the areas of the rooms (recreation areas, beds, functional areas). Think about lighting, about the ceiling, about replacing the floor. You need to foresee a lot. At this stage it is very important not to miss anything, because this will determine the correctness of your repair budget.
- Estimating the cost. When you have decided on the repair project, you need to calculate the repair costs because, as a rule, the repair budget is not rubber, and you need to meet it. It is at this stage that you need to select materials for repair. Do not economize on them, as their quality depends more on how long you will save yourself from further repairs. At this stage, you will be waiting for the flour of choice, both the building store and the materials themselves. In addition, due to the lack of any materials, or their high cost, your design may change a bit (in terms of tonalities, the relief of materials, their shape). Do not forget to include the cost of wage labor in the estimate if you are going to invite specialists for any repair work, and sometimes it is inevitable (replacement of wiring, sanitary equipment).
- Direct repair work. Begin the repair should be with the preparation of premises, getting rid of the old interior. The main contenders for the championship in the repair are the windows. It is with their replacement you should start. Next, it is necessary to do re-planning, replacing electricians, plumbing. After carrying out of the given works leveling of a surface of walls, floors, a ceiling (if you not the supporter of stretch ceilings follows. And then you can start implementing your project.
How to start repairing an apartment: tips
If you decide to do repairs, pay attention to the following nuances:
- Be sure to save the wiring diagrams, the location of the plumbing pipes, in case they need to be replaced.
- Saving for repairs must be reasonable. Pay attention to the ecological compatibility of materials and paints. In addition, there are things that can not be easily saved, such as wiring, plumbing, windows, doors (especially the entrance), batteries.
- Responsibly refer to the removal of measurements, the calculation of the amount and quantity of materials, since mistakes can deplorably affect the repair budget.
- Sometimes it is profitable to buy all the materials in onestore (saving time and money on delivery), but nowadays the shares will help you to save decently, so ask the price, look for information on the Internet, walk around the building shops.
- It is better to start repairs from the kitchen and bathroom, since the work carried out in them is usually the most "dirty".
- If you have chosen stretch ceilings, then they should be done after the completion of all construction work, in contrast to the hinged ceilings.
- Corridor experts advise doing last, to avoid damage to the flooring, walls, ceiling.