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Apartment repair yourself: 20 most common mistakes - etk-fashion.com

How to update the interior and not destroy the houseWith your own hands? We carefully studied specialized sites and identified the most common problems faced by newcomers. We disassemble other people's mistakes and draw our own conclusions. Do you think it's time to do repairs? Hence, our article is for you. Well, if you can afford to hire a team of professionals who will help with the design project, materials, execution and even the selection of furniture. But if there is no such possibility, this is not a reason to despair. And with your own hands, if you approach the matter with all perseverance, carefully consider the project and not forget about the "pitfalls" that await almost all amateurs. The absence of an action plan The first thing you needYou need - it's a paper and a pencil. The main problem faced by newcomers to repair cases is the lack of a clear plan of action. It should include a step-by-step list of activities that are required for its execution, materials that you want to use, and indicative deadlines for each stage of the work. Such planning will help you to think carefully and correctly calculate both your strengths and your budget. Inaccurate calculations "Geometry is a tool, withThrough which we perceive the environment and express ourselves, "Corbusier considered, emphasizing the close relationship of architecture and exact sciences. And if you even had to take on the functions of a home architect for a while, you'll have to listen to him. To conduct accurate measurements, use quality and reliable means - from good roulette and rules to laser distance meters. Even half a centimeter can sometimes be key: to force to buy an extra roll of wallpaper, to prevent a couch from being bought at the door or to "organize" an ugly gap between the cabinets in the most prominent place. Too cheap materials The quality of materials,Both rough and finish, should correspond to your idea. Savings on rough materials can cost you in the end in serious amounts, and on decorating in addition to spoil the mood. There is one more important point: with cheap materials, as a rule, it is more difficult to work, which is important for self-repair. If you have planned work that exceeds the capacity of your budget, try to simplify the plan or wait until you have funds. Most people tend to underestimate the real scale of the "budget catastrophe". To get realistic figures, about 20-30 percent is usually added to the estimated budget. Skipping Preparatory WorksTo repair - the most important, albeit boring stage, which will save a lot of money. Before proceeding to the creative part of the process, prepare the room: take out everything that can stop you, carefully cover the film with something that can be spoiled, prepare in advance and check the tool you need, make markings and all the other preparatory work. Save on the useful space Do not get carried awayDesign ideas at the expense of the convenience of his family. The ancillary and utility rooms should be large enough to perform their basic functions.

  • Too narrow corridors and stairs. Do not save space at the expense of stairs and corridors. In the first case, it is dangerous, in the second case it is inconvenient. Before planning a ladder, get acquainted with the safety standards, especially if you have children who will run on the steps. And in the corridor there should be enough room to hang out the outer clothing and without interference to meet and hold at least two or three guests.
  • 2. Too small toilets. Try - there they need not less. But if you still had to do this, choose plumbing and furniture designed for narrow and small spaces, otherwise you will not be able to use them. Correlate the size of the future bath, shower, toilet and bidet with the dimensions of your household. 3. Too narrow doors. This problem is rare in apartments, but often in homes. And especially on the upper and "sleeping" floors. Remember that non-standard and minimal doorways narrow your possibilities when moving furniture. In addition, if there are tall people in the family, they will constantly fight with their heads. In pursuit of fashion Correspondence of internal andExternal - the golden rule of design. Therefore, in ultramodern houses usually do not make space in the classical style. This is doubly true for rooms where only one or two rooms of three or five are to be repaired. Try not to contradict the cardinally general stylistics of your house or apartment. Do not try to keep up with fashion and useIts interior all the brightest novelties of the season. First, in the next season there will surely be new ones, and many of the former ones will look obsolete, and secondly, the excessive spaceiness of the space will quickly get bored in everyday life. Try to use one or two bright details, and otherwise adhere to materials that have been tested by time. Lack of confidence in working with colorThe color and stylistic composition of your future space should be conceived from the very beginning. Not only before going to the store for paint and wallpaper, but even before the beginning of rough work. It is at this stage that you try to think through the basic color combinations, the approach to filling the interior with furniture, etc. In the process of repair, it will be much harder to choose. And to get confused is much easier. When the primary colors are chosen, try to stick to this concept and not leave it too much. If you change your plan after eachTalking with consultants in stores, the result will be much worse. To properly choose colors, make samples and colors, ask for details of furniture facades and bring them to your house to see how the chosen color will be coordinated with your space and lighting, and most importantly, with those elements that remain unchanged. Inadequate lighting Underestimation of lighting -One of the most acute pitfalls for a beginner. First, it should be remembered that the wiring of the electrician is a complicated engineering and dangerous kind of work. And it's not for those with an electrician on you. In this case it is worthwhile to invite professionals. Secondly, to think over the lighting is very necessaryCarefully, at the earliest stage of planning. With the help of light, you can revitalize the interior, visually expand, zonate, etc. In children's rooms, in the kitchen, in the office and in the workshop, many kinds of lighting (side, bottom and top) should be provided at once. Do not ignore the light in the rest of the rooms. Artificial lighting greatly influences our perception of space and color. Safety rules Safety rulesWritten just for you! Do not forget that the most important things during repair are eye protection glasses, protective gloves, headphones, if you intend to use special equipment that creates a high level of noise, and most importantly - first-aid kit. Reassessing Your Opportunities BeforeDestroy your house to the ground to build a new one, evaluate your capabilities soberly. Will you manage to make the entire planned front of work? Do you have enough strength for this? Maybe it makes sense to do everything in stages and with interruptions? In case you still make such a mistake, get a good assistant's contacts with a building experience that can help you in the final stages and save your health and nervous system.

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