50% success - a well-thought-out plan for repairing the apartment
You are full of enthusiasm and ready to start overhauling the apartment though tomorrow. Do you paint the iridescent prospects of finishing the repair exactly in a month? We dare to disappoint you, if you do not engage in detailed planning, which will reflect the step-by-step repair of the apartment - this battle you will lose.
So, let's get started. We are given: an apartment in which you live with your family, your vacation, and your desire to do apartment repairs yourself. Or, at a minimum, with a minimum involvement of specialists to perform skilled work: installation of heating, water supply and sewerage communications, replacement of doors and window panes.
What should include a thoughtful, efficient and financially sparing step-by-step apartment repair plan.
1. Design project. In order for you to make a full calculation of the necessary building materials and equipment, you need to make a complete and final project of what you ultimately want to see and where you want to live.
Design project you must compose, having in front of you a plan of the apartment with the dimensions of the length, width and height of all rooms. The final design should take into account all the nuances, because then, after you calculate and buy construction materials and equipment, it will be too late to change. Or you can, but with new costs.
2. Family and household issues. You need to decide where your family will be for the repair period. Here you will draw up a diagram of which room to start repairing, where and in what sequence to rearrange the furniture.
Even if you agree a month to lead a Spartan lifestyle, this does not mean that during the repair you will sleep standing up like a fighting horse and cook yourself food at the stake in the yard. Do not miss it, this is an important point. Since later, the apartment will turn into a city mini-dump. That will not help to conduct high-quality repair work.
3. Calculation of the number of building materials - a mandatory item that is included in the design of the apartment repair project. Building materials must be purchased based on the calculation: how much you need + 10%.At the same point include the estimate: the amount of materials + transportation costs + removal of construction debris + payment of specialists( if they are involved in one-time work).
4. To think over and to make in the estimate and in the repair plan transportation costs: garbage removal, delivery of building materials, storage of construction materials. To reduce the cost of delivery of the material, try to plan its purchase on one base of building materials. Today, this is no longer a problem.
5. Now you need to paint a step-by-step repair of the apartment. Start with determining which room you are planning to start repairing, and then on increasing. Moreover, you should even consider the moment when you will need plumbers from the housing office, in order to block the water in the riser of your apartment. To do this, you need, at a minimum, to know the numbers of their phones.
Here's more about this in more detail.
What is the step-by-step repair of the apartment
In this section of your apartment renovation plan, you should draw up a sequence of ongoing operations. Believe me, this stage-by-stage planning will allow you to more efficiently organize repairs, will not let you miss important repairs, save time and your money.
Step 1. Dismantling: windows, doors, old floor covering, if necessary old heating pipes and water supply. At the same stage includes washing of the ceiling and walls, cleaning and removal of construction debris. This first step is carried out in the entire apartment.
The first step allows us to fully prepare a foothold for the work.
Step 2. Wall preparation( fines) and installation of wiring without installation of devices. Here you already need a plan for repairing an apartment, in terms of the layout of electrical appliances( sockets and switches).
Step 3. Leveling of walls, ceiling( primer, putty, plaster), conduct floor screed throughout the apartment.
Step 4. Pipeline construction: heating, water supply and sewerage.
Step 5. Implementation of the design project: installation of all the structures of plasterboard that you have included in the design of your apartment.
Step 6. Finishing finishing works: installation of doors, wallpapering, tiling, painting, etc.
What are the features of repairing the apartment
Planning repair work, including step-by-step repair of the apartment, must take into account the direction of the main impact, namely: all work starts from the room( room) and is directed towards the corridor( hallway).
And one more, an important reminder. First of all, we start work from the ceiling, dropping down. If you decide not to change the floor( for example, you have a beautiful and high quality parquet), then take care of how and what to hide during the whole period of major repairs in the apartment.
Drawing up a step-by-step apartment repair plan, you need to remember that there is a certain sequence in the performance of some works. So, for example, in the kitchen, in the bathroom and the bathroom, the professional tiler will never start laying the tile, unless all the communications have been completed.
Good luck to you, and let the step-by-step repair plan be performed accurately and on time. And then the victory, in the construction-repair battle for the beauty and comfort of the apartment, will be yours.