You can update the appearance of the functional premises of the apartment yourself. If the repair of the bathroom and toilet is associated with redevelopment, replacement of pipes, improvement of the ventilation system, then it is advisable to entrust the work to a professional. Repair of the bathroom, performed by specialists, will cost more, but it will save time and provide a quality result.
Important aspects of bathroom renovation
one. Buy sanitary ware for the toilet and finishing materials. Before starting the repair, it is necessary to determine the budget and scope of work. Often there is no need to carry out a full range of work on the alteration of the premises. In any case, you should decide on the design and the desired functional additions to the renovated space of the premises. Repair of the bathroom and toilet is carried out taking into account the microclimate conditions of these premises: high humidity, inconstancy of temperature.
2. Owners of a small bathroom and toilet room can consider combining two tiny rooms. As a result of the combination, a more spacious room is obtained, in which additional plumbing is easily accommodated.
3. Even if repairs are carried out on their own, it is recommended to hire qualified specialists to replace pipes, install meters, tap valves. Mistakes in the installation of pipes are fraught with leaks, the damage from which sometimes covers the savings on the services of technical workers. A particularly critical stage of repair is the work on waterproofing in a sanitary cabinet, in which stopcocks are located and there are many connections. High-quality waterproofing is the key to the normal functioning of the bathroom.
four. Often the repair of the bathroom and toilet requires the replacement of electrical wiring. The help of a professional in this case will also not be superfluous. However, if you have certain knowledge and skills, you can do the work yourself. The main thing is to stock up on everything you need for work: tools, wires, insulating material, additional lamps. First, grooves are made in the surface of the wall, then insulating material is laid in them, then the wire. The junction box is installed outside the bathroom.
5. The ventilation system in many homes does not provide proper air circulation. Often, the repair of a bathroom includes the installation of special devices to create forced ventilation. Many combine the starter of the forced ventilation system with a light switch so as not to install an additional outlet. The fan starts when the light is turned on in the room.
6. For finishing walls, ceilings and floors, it is important to choose the right materials that are resistant to moisture. The most economical way to design a ceiling is to level the ceiling with moisture-resistant putty and paint. Other options – cladding with plastic panels, mirror tiles, installation of a suspended PVC ceiling.
It is recommended to waterproof the floor in the bathroom. Hydrophobic building mixtures are used for waterproofing. Ceramic tiles, ceramic granite, natural and artificial stone are used as flooring. When laying tiles, it is necessary to ensure that no voids form under it. The tile is located close to the base, the seams are filled with a mixture for grouting to the full depth.
Alignment of the walls of the toilet and bathroom can be carried out using a mortar made on the basis of a cement binder. Another possible option is wall cladding with moisture-resistant drywall sheets. Various materials are used for wall decor: ceramic tiles, mirror panels, photo tiles, mosaics, etc.d. The choice of interior design is determined by the sense of taste and breadth of imagination of homeowners.