Repair bathroom: where to start?
- Types of repairs in the bathroom
- Preparing for repair
- Work plan
- repair Mistakes
The majority of our compatriots andcompatriots living in apartments and houses built of Soviet times or in the new building erected at economical projects. So, in most of these dwellings bathroom with toilet or WC is the smallest room in the house. And if the room is small, then repair it to do - a piece of cake. However, the bathroom, despite its modest size, is fraught with a lot of surprises, ranging from disproportionate costs for repair and finishing its unpredictable consequences. To learn how to start a bathtub repair and in what order it to carry out, to save money and not lose as we'll talk.
Types of repairs in the bathroom
In terms of expected repairs in the bathroomIt can be planned and spontaneous. The need for unplanned repairs may be, for example, after the flood, arranged by neighbors or pipe break (not God forbid!) You have at home. Sudden repair can also be caused by your desire or need to replace a bath, which entails a change of the other plumbing, sewers and, as a result, updating tiles and so on. Planned repair - a process, though troublesome, but nice. Anyway, this is the repair gives the expected result and brings a sense of, if not pleasure, the satisfaction.
According to the degree of complexity and material repair costsin the bathroom can be described as major and minor. Cosmetic repairs, of course, is cheaper, but it is possible only in the case of a working plumbing and water supply and the absence of fungus (such misfortune befall too!). When cosmetic repairs changing wall and ceiling coverings, updated flooring and faucets. But a more serious (and even not major) repair and requires a serious approach, as well as thorough preparation.
Preparing for repair
If you are planning a renovation in advance, start withvisualization or even sketch. Imagine what it is you want to see their bathroom. First of all, decide with color. Traditionally, choose pastel colors for a bathroom or a combination of the two tones of the same color: blue and light blue, light green and green, beige and peach. However, in recent times it is fashionable to use bright colors and contrasting colors. Then you need to decide which materials you want to use for finishing: tile or ceramic, mosaic or plastic panels. Perform a thorough inspection of plumbing in the presence of faults, and in the case of clearly outdated plumbing, decide with options to replace it.
Obmerte height, width and length of the bathroom,calculate its area and arrange a tour of the building shops and markets. Having considered the range and ask the price, make an estimate of repair costs. And now, after that you can buy decoration materials, sanitary ware and accessories and make up the work plan.
in the bathroom repair should take place in stages:
- The first thing you need to do isto prepare for the repair of the bathroom. And in the case of the sink and bath replacement, and in the case of preservation, while repairs desirable bath and sink removed. Then you must remove the old tile, clean the walls, ceiling and floor. Note that the work is hard and dirty, but without it can not be dispensed with, since repairs in the bathroom. By the way, if up to this point in your bathroom walls were painted with oil paint, it is required to completely remove.
- The next step should be to align the walls,floor and ceiling using a plumb or level. At the same time all need to be primed surface zashpatlevat irregularities and provide waterproofing. Be sure to seal the joints between all walls, floor and ceiling. If I am the door, it should be done at the same stage of the work. If you are planning a bathroom the wiring, then you need to spend it too now.
- Next, you need to replace the drain. In older homes need to change not only the pipe in the bathroom itself, but also the pipe between the floors and the main riser (for combined bathroom). You can, of course, to save at this stage of repair, but such savings is fraught with predictable consequences: the old pipes can leak at the most inopportune moment. In addition, with new pipes can (and should) to install filters and pressure reducers, which will save your faucets and washing machine to an emergency breakdown.
- After that, start to finish: obkladyvayut wall tile sheathe or plastic panels, or paint the ceiling set, spread the floor.
- The next phase - installation of bathroom sinks and faucets for bath screen (if you need one). And the most recent step is to placement of furniture and accessories.
Successful repair is possible only in a phasedworks. A common mistake that many admit - primary plumbing fitting. For quality repairs you have to for a while to give up the use of the bathroom on the intended use and plumbing installed only at the appropriate stage of the work.
Another, no less common error -overestimation of their own capabilities. Many believe that it is quite cope with the repair yourself. But, believe me, such as the work of replacement of pipes and wiring is better to trust the professionals. And the bathroom facing tiles are not all on the shoulder. And with granite work it requires not only skill, but also special tools.
The ceiling of plasterboard - anothera common mistake. Following the fashion trends of today, owners of apartments and houses often even in the bathroom set such ceilings. However, the bathroom - a room special and drywall - a material hygroscopic, so such a ceiling will serve you long and will sooner or later begin to deform. Best option for the bathroom - or stretch ceiling. The cheapest (and reliable enough) - latex paint ceiling or facade paint.
And the most difficult for your bathroom and for yourpurse consequences entail savings in the replacement of pipes. However, this is only true for older homes. If you do repairs in new building or updating a bathroom after a recent overhaul, the only need to make sure in good water and sanitation.
Repair even in such a small room -not a cheap pleasure. And so when planning repairs in the bathroom, digging tools. Apparently, it is from this and should begin repairs in the bathroom. What do you think? Beauty requires sacrifice, and the beauty of your home certainly require sacrifice from your own purse.</ P>