The bathroom is one of the special rooms in your apartment, and its repair should be treated with special attention. After all, it is here in large quantities and often pours water, in this room there are large differences in temperature and humidity. For proper and rational organization of finishing work, you should be firmly aware of where to start repairs in the bathroom and have an idea of the sequence of repairs.
Repair work in the bathroom can be:
Unplanned. The need for spontaneous repairs may arise if an unforeseen situation occurs (a pipe breaks through or you have been flooded by neighbors). If you decide to replace the bath, this may entail a sudden repair (changing sewer pipes, installing other plumbing, updating the tile, etc.);
Scheduled repair. In terms of complexity and material costs, the planned repair may be capital or cosmetic. Of course, redecorating is cheaper, but it is possible to carry out such work only in the absence of fungus and the good plumbing, as well as plumbing. This repair involves the replacement of wall and ceiling coatings, updating the floor and faucets. A more serious repair, even if not entirely capital, requires thorough preparation and a serious approach.
When doing repairs in the bathroom with your own hands, and wondering where to start, you should first decide on the future design of this room. Imagine how you would like to see your bathroom, decide on the color. Traditional colors for this room are pastel colors or a combination of two colors (for example, blue and blue, or peach and beige).
Then you need to decide which materials will be used for finishing. For the decoration of the bathroom are often used:
Carefully inspect your plumbing and, if necessary, decide on the option of replacing outdated plumbing fixtures.
Using a tape measure, measure the height, width and length of the room, calculate its area. Determine where the plumbing fixtures will be located, after all it is unlikely that you will be able to change anything after the repair.
Having decided to carry out repair work in his own bathroom, Many owners think about what exactly to begin to repair in the bathroom and go to choose new plumbing fixtures and finishing materials. Of course, this stage of repair is very important, but it should follow only after you have fully decided on the design, the type of new plumbing and the amount of finishing materials needed.
Before buying sanitary fixtures, be sure to check their dimensions and see if they suit your bathroom.
It is better to purchase finishing materials and tools in one store, where you will also be offered a good discount for wholesale purchase. Buy everything you need at once in full, so you do not spend time and do not run around in search of the missing material.
Next, you should prepare the room directly for repair work. It is better to dismantle the sink and bath at the time of repair, even if you do not intend to change them.
Then you need to remove the old tile covering, clean the ceiling, walls and floor. If the walls in the bathroom were painted with paint, then it should be completely removed. After all, adhesive mixtures or a new layer of paint on the old coating will not hold.
Dismantling of old tiles. Photo - tamabau. de
Having removed the old coating, you can begin to replace the pipes. In old houses it is worth changing in addition to the pipes located directly in the bathroom, and the main riser (in case of a combined bathroom); and in some cases even water pipes between floors. Since the old pipes can leak, which is fraught with new unplanned repairs and new costs.
At this stage of repair work, it is worth replacing the electrical wiring. Determine where the electrical appliances will stand, and connect the required number of sockets, change the wire and the switch.
Do not forget to take care of the repair and installation of ventilation, it is very important for the bath. It is best if the ventilation is forced. Today on the market there are many options for various fans for the organization of forced ventilation.
The scale and nature of these works depends on the condition of the surfaces. If the walls are not very smooth, you will have to level them with plaster.With sufficiently even walls and ceiling there is no need to use a large layer of material, and in some cases it is possible to dispense with puttying. If the surface needs to be leveled very much, then the repair may be delayed.
Leveling walls with puttying. Photo - www. filippo. nl
Now you can begin finishing the walls and ceiling: paint, lay tiles, cover with selected mixtures, etc.
Ceiling emulsion paint: the ceiling looks very nice, it does not accumulate moisture and you can pick up any shade. A more practical alternative would be the installation of plastic panels or suspended ceiling.
If you install the bath closed by the screen, you can not lay the floor under it with tiles to save material.
Plumbing fixtures are installed after completing all the finishing works so as not to damage the new (old) plumbing during the repair process and to ensure unhindered access to the surfaces of the room that require finishing.
Installation of the sink. Photo - contentfreelance. com
At the final stage of repair, the bathroom houses furniture and accessories (hooks, mirrors, lamps, etc.). Also just now the door is being replaced. Changing the door before it is not necessary: they can be easily damaged in the process of repair, bringing and installing plumbing.
Now you know where to start repairs in the bathroom, and in what sequence to do the work. Therefore, it is easy to cope with this difficult task, and the updated bathroom will delight you with its brilliance and impeccable appearance.