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How to make repairs in 2016 and not go broke: tips for the pros - etk-fashion.com

What if you have planned a repair for a long time, andthe beginning of 2016 brought only the traditional fall of the ruble? Do not give up your own ideas! We gather expert advice and hasten to inform you that repairs can be carried out at any time. When the euro was worth half as much, the main question was how to make repairs and in what time frame. Now, in 2016, the main problem will be how to save money. Because the situation is extremely ambiguous, and postponing repair at a later date may lead to much more serious economic consequences. Not to mention the fact that the apartment will be idle in an unattractive condition for a very indefinite time. Therefore, once the repair is planned, start boldlydo it, while thoroughly preparing for a number of issues. That you could change the apartment to your taste and not go broke, we interviewed professionals and with their help made a list of basic tips. Tip 1:Determine the Budget The renovation will be largely determined by the budget that you are willing to spend on it. It is necessary to carefully consider the layout and interior design and immediately select such materials and furniture for them so that they correspond to the desires and wallet. It is important to consider that any planning is an approximate matter, and the total cost will still increase by 20-30 percent. Alena Timofeeva, designer-architect: - The lion's share of the budget will go to the kitchen and bathroom, since these premises have the highest cost of civil works and materials. Having decided on the budget, you must immediately start looking for opportunities to save. studiofd.ru Violetta Paslar, Megapolistroy:- Check out various interiors on the Internet. This will help you understand what work you need to do and which you can refuse. If you replace some types of work with others, you can save up to 60% of the budget. For example, if you make a stretch ceiling instead of a two-level one, it will save you up to 1,000 rubles per meter (taking into account work and material), or if instead of painting the walls you paste over them with good wallpaper, this will save you up to 600 rubles per meter on the walls. megapolistroy.ru Tip 2.Attract a professional By using the services of a competent designer, you can save a lot. And it is much easier than buying and installing inexpensive and high-quality materials, furniture and interior items. A professional designer can make not only a chic interior, but also think over the most budget options, he knows where to buy exactly what suits your budget and needs. His services will cost a certain amount, but in the aggregate, the savings when working with a designer will be 2-3 times lower than the original plans. Violetta Paslar, Megapolistroy: - Private craftsmen have discount cards in hardware stores, which can help you save up to 25% of the purchase cost. Never pay a down payment! Agree on an advance payment five days after the start of work, so that the master has the opportunity to prove himself. Take an estimate for the repair work from him and be sure to clarify what work is not included there. And take a receipt for the money given so that by the end of the repair you will have a statement of expenses. megapolistroy.ru Tip 3.Import substitution 2016 is the very time when it is really possible to carry out the process of import substitution. The euro is growing, the dollar is growing, and more and more objects appear on the Russian market that are in no way inferior in quality to their foreign counterparts. The search can be carried out both independently and with the help of professionals. Lyudmila Rososhik, Parralab: - When choosing materials, I would recommend paying attention to little-known Russian analogues of expensive brands. The domestic manufacturer is now developing and presenting to the market a sufficiently high-quality, diverse, aesthetic and budget finishing material. Also, for inexpensive repairs, it is worth minimizing the amount of construction work and using simple building materials. Alena Timofeeva, designer-architect:- Russian manufacturers have learned how to make good sofas with an orthopedic effect, which will cost several times cheaper than goods from Italian salons, with more than 20 categories of fabrics presented. For the floor, you can use an inexpensive budget laminate, or look at sales, which are quite common, parquet, cork, or wood. It's the same with carpets. studiofd.ru Violetta Paslar, Megapolistroy:- Be sure to see if additional purchases are needed for decorative materials. For example, laminate flooring will require a backing and baseboards, a door leaf will need fittings, and chandeliers will need light bulbs. When ordering goods in the online store, check the cost of its delivery and lifting to the floor. And it is very important to immediately clarify the delivery time and availability in the warehouse, because there is a risk of losing a lot of time waiting for the model you need. It is better to purchase materials and equipment of the same category in one store, if possible, so that you can save on logistics and get a discount. megapolistroy.ru Sergey Timofeev, architect: - Wall decoration can be done in different ways: decorative plaster, paint, wallpaper. And all of the above can be purchased both in Europe and here. For example, Russian factories have copied the Italian invisible door. It can be decorated in the classical way or even with moldings, continuing the wall composition. For walls, you can use non-traditional materials - plywood or frame panels, which will certainly lead to significant savings. I also advise you to read reviews about each manufacturer, which can be easily found on the Internet. studiofd.ru Tip 4.Take a well-known style as a basis Many styles a priori assume a flexible pricing approach. Extraordinary interior solutions will be determined not by a lack of money, but by the features and requirements of the chosen style. Such as, . Alena Timofeeva, designer-architect: - Loft is in fashion now, it is also called anti-crisis style. Simple sanding of the walls will turn a room into a thoughtful and classy interior, if you also add chandeliers, old furniture, and a wooden floor into it. Partitions can be made of brick by aging and painting the masonry. It will be both a barrier dividing space and a special design solution. studiofd.ru Lyudmila Rososhik, Parralab: - A loft is characterized by a maximum of free space, partially or completely unfinished walls that retain the texture of brick, concrete, wood or rough plaster. This will significantly save your budget. In the decoration and interior, you can use a barn board, open shelves, antiques, "grandma's" hanger, external electrical wiring, stones instead of a baseboard. Windows can be left without curtains, parts can be made from leftovers and scraps of materials by hand. And many interesting solutions are born in the process. Renovation is a creative process, and any items you find by accident can turn into interior items and decor. So you get a budget stylish exclusive home with its own history and spirit. Tip 5.Do not save on the global Any repair is divided into, the most important of which are not visible at first glance. But they, at the same time, are the most important, because everything that visually attracts in the interior will be held on them. Floor materials, walls, wiring - saving on them, you can later pay a much larger amount for replacement, since you will need to go back to the very beginning. Sergey Timofeev, designer: - Everything inside the walls is an investment that must be capital and solid. Certified wiring, high-quality pipes, well-located sockets and switches - once spent, you may not think about them later. And we must remember that the builder will take more for preparing the walls for repair or painting. studiofd.ru Violetta Paslar, Megapolistroy: - Carefully accept the quality of work. Remember that some of the work will be difficult and expensive to redo. megapolistroy.ru Tip 6.Installation of tiles Taking into account fashion trends and the issue of saving on repairs, the tiles can be partially used, and the walls can be finished with painting or wallpaper. And if you use a beautiful accent floor, you can go with an inexpensive background tile. By the way, when purchasing tiles in a store, you can get a free design project for a bathroom or toilet. Alena Timofeeva, designer-architect: - It is not necessary to take a lot of expensive decor, you can make accent inserts or stripes, and “dress” the rest of the space in the same background tile. In the toilet, you can not use it on the walls; washable paint and wallpaper are perfect. But tiles are needed on the floor. In the kitchen, you can design an accent apron, where the tiles are replaced by skinals - this is glass with any image that matches the style. It is only necessary to foresee in advance where the kitchen accessories will be mounted, because the location of the holes must be stipulated at the time of ordering the product, before tempering the glass. studiofd.ru Tip 7.Point ideas The remaining tips are so individual that it is logical to combine them into one point. But in the end, all the ideas for renovation in 2016 come down mainly to one thing - to find where you can save. This will happen due to the replacement of imported materials and a more careful attitude to the process itself, from a comprehensive study of the issue and ending with control. Violetta Paslar, Megapolistroy: - Draw up a clear schedule of payment for repair work, indicating the time and scope of the work done. Ask the foreman (foreman) to send you a photo report on the work done at least 1-2 times a week, which will allow you not to come to the apartment too often. megapolistroy.ru Alena Timofeeva, designer-architect: - You can do the following in your interior: take one expensive thing and focus on it so that it stands out immediately. For example, choose an expensive floor, but place inexpensive items on it. Or make the floor cheap, but put on a chic sofa. You can also assemble the interior by moving away from standard lighting fixtures, for example, make LED backlights. And textiles, he always completes the interior. studiofd.ru

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