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WHERE TO START REPAIRING A HOUSE OR APARTMENT

FIRST STEPS

First of all, it is worth deciding what you want to receive as a result of the repair, you must imagine in detail the look of your home and its individual rooms in the future. It is with this that it is necessary to start repairing an apartment, if it involves redevelopment, demolition and erection of walls. The second step is to purchase all the necessary building materials. It is a good idea to hire a designer, in which case you can ensure that all the rooms in your house are decorated in the same style. Do not forget that it is desirable to make repairs in the corridors and walk-through rooms last.

FIRST STAGE: DISMANTLING THE COATINGS

First you need to make a complete dismantling in the rooms in which repairs will be carried out. Walls, floors and ceilings are completely exposed, whitewash, wallpaper, parquet, tiles, plaster, plasterboard constructions, etc. are removed from them. If your plans do not include replacing the flooring, for example, you just recently laid a new parquet or laminate, then it should be protected with cardboard and film.

Cardboard will absorb energy during mechanical shocks, and oilcloth will protect the floor from dust and other contaminants. Even if you have planned to change the flooring, it is still advisable to postpone this operation until the repair of the ceiling and walls is completed, so it makes sense to remove the old flooring at the very end. The same goes for doors and windows. It is advisable to replace them after all other work is completed. If you install new windows and doors at the beginning of the repair, they will inevitably be damaged or contaminated during construction work.

SECOND STAGE: WALL STROBLING

After dismantling the wall and ceiling coverings, it is first necessary to deal with the wall chasing. This procedure is the laying of strobes (tunnels) in the walls for electrical wiring, telephone wires and other communications, and the subsequent installation of these communication lines in them. Before gating, it is worthwhile to thoroughly consider the future location of the telephone and other electrical appliances. Remember that correcting a mistake made during gating will be very costly both in time and financially. After laying the wiring, the strobes are sealed. If possible, it is necessary to deal with chasing in the first place, because this is one of the dirtiest jobs in the repair.

STAGE THREE: WINDOW REPLACEMENT AND WALL PREPARATION

At this stage, the installation of new windows and plaster work. The walls are leveled, after which slopes are made, plaster is applied, puttying and cleaning are carried out. New windows need protection from construction dust and dirt, so you need to cover them with oilcloth.

STAGE FOUR: CEILING FINISH

Ceilings also need to be plastered and puttied. If you plan to install a stretch ceiling, then you should do this after pasting the walls with wallpaper. The stretch ceiling is very easy to spoil with the inevitable dust and dirt during repair work.

FIFTH STAGE: PRIMER

A primer is needed to harden surfaces. Priming is the process of coating walls and ceilings with the same composition. It is very easy to distinguish the surface covered with a primer – when you touch it, there are no traces left on your hand. After the primer dries, you can start painting the ceiling.

SIXTH STAGE: FLOOR SCREED

This step is not relevant if you decide to leave the old flooring. If you decide to replace it, then before installing a new coating, it is necessary to carry out a floor screed, you can also fill the floor with a self-leveling mortar. After the screed or the solution has dried, you can start laying the floor covering.

SEVENTH STAGE: WALLPAPERING

At this stage, a coating is laid on the walls, as a rule, wallpaper acts as it, however, there are many different alternatives: liquid wallpaper, gypsum stone, decorative plaster and more.

STEP EIGHT: INSTALLING THE FLOORING

It is worth starting laying the floor covering at the end of the previous stage of work. For this purpose, you can use a large number of different materials: parquet, laminate, linoleum, tiles, carpet and more. In the case of parquet, after laying it will need to be varnished.

STAGE NINE: DOOR INSTALLATION

At this stage, new doors are installed in the dwelling, as well as thresholds and cashing.

STAGE TENTH: ASSEMBLY AND ARRANGEMENT OF FURNITURE

After completing all the above work, you just have to assemble the furniture and arrange it in its place. At this stage, it is possible to make the last small design touches.

STAGE ELEVEN: CLEANING

Now you just need to clean the home to remove the last traces of repairs.

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