Renovation is a sore subject for most owners of country houses and apartments. It often takes a lot of investment and effort to give rooms a stylish, modern look. Do not know, how to make repairs in an apartment do it yourself inexpensive and fast? Replacing windows, painting the ceiling, re-wallpapering, flooring – all this can be done quickly and inexpensively without assistance. With the right choice of materials and a little more effort, you can make a high-quality and beautiful renovation with modern finishes..
How to start an inexpensive renovation
The site that requires the participation of a specialist if repair or replacement is necessary is electricity. The most economical option in this case is to call a specialist. Installation of sockets in the apartment can be carried out without his help. An apartment repair tool is the cheapest to rent..
Photo of inexpensive ceiling repair
Before starting an inexpensive repair, first of all, a suitable design is determined and a plan is made. The best time for renovation is autumn. In warm weather, facade work is carried out, and internal work is carried out with open windows.
In addition, prices for material are always reduced by 15% by autumn. Many materials, such as putty, plaster, sealant, assembly glue, leveling screed have a limited shelf life, and the store sells it at a big discount by the fall..
Photo of inexpensive room renovation
If you need to replace old plumbing with a quick repair, you can try to restore the old one, but if this is not possible due to significant damage, chips, you can buy plumbing from your hands. Many newcomers in apartment buildings change new equipment immediately after moving in, and the equipment, going to the landfill, is sold by the employees of this organization at a bargain price..
Photo of a bathroom before an inexpensive renovation
Removal of construction packaging, garbage is a rather costly repair item in an apartment, but if you wish, you can take everything in bags to the nearest trash can.
How to choose the right materials for inexpensive repairs
Plywood, beams, slats, boards can be bought on the building materials market. Sheathing slats can be taken in a non-planed form. The croaker is bought raw in advance and dried. By the fall, this material, when purchased in the spring, dries up completely. Plywood of the required thickness can be taken from waste packaging material (containers). The material can be waterproofed with two buckets of PVA-based putty.
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The floor is covered with plastic. The temperature should not drop below thirteen degrees. The sheet is laid out. Putty is poured into the center and accelerated to the ends with a paint brush. The plywood sheet is closed with plastic, another sheet is laid, the puttying process is repeated until all the sheets are covered.
Photo of inexpensive renovation in the house
Oppression is placed on a stack of putty plywood (over the entire surface). After a week, the sheets are turned over and putty on the other side, then also pressed. After two weeks, you can use moisture resistant plywood. Thick timber, boards can also be taken from disassembled containers, pallets. An inexpensive option for finishing walls, ceilings, this is surface cladding with laminate, MDF.
Nice and inexpensive bathroom renovation
If the lathing is done with a crochet lathing made of wood, there is practically no need to level the surface. Wall cladding in the apartment can be done at chest or belt level, the remaining space can be trimmed inexpensively and quickly with non-woven wallpaper.
Inexpensive finishing for quick repairs
An economical type of flooring in an apartment is marmoleum. This material is not suitable for damp rooms. For a bath, toilet, any tile option is used. When using a laminate, the floor needs to be leveled before laying. For the walls in the bathroom, you can use laminated hardboard.
Photo of inexpensive flooring in the apartment
If it is necessary to insulate, glaze the balcony, this is done in the spring. The outer part is sheathed with siding. The inner part is finished with plywood covered with self-adhesive foil. For windows, wooden frames are used, which you can install yourself. Windows are purchased in early spring, installation closer to summer.
How to start an inexpensive renovation
The doors can be simply upgraded. The door is sheathed with moisture-resistant plywood on both sides. Plywood is glued to the removed door using assembly glue, then everything is placed under pressure. Before gluing the sheets, the old cladding is removed from the door. After that, the door in the apartment is pasted over with self-adhesive under the wood, varnished. The slopes are covered with the same plywood.
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Old plumbing is inexpensively cleaned of contamination with acetic acid and washing powder. For stubborn stains, hydrochloric (technical) acid is used for quick removal. Cracked tiles are fairly easy to repair. First cleaned with pemolux and vinegar.
The edges are closed with masking tape. Seams are painted with two layers (from a spray gun) nitro paint. Splashes, drips are removed with a solvent, the tape is removed.
Photo of a beautiful inexpensive bedroom renovation
After cleaning, tiles and joints are sprayed with silicone grease (liquid) from a spray can. The lubricant is applied until it no longer absorbs. After three days, the silicone surface is wiped with vinegar. A cast iron bath can get a second life after painting with an epoxy or acrylic compound. The heated towel rail in the bathtub is smoothed to a metal surface and covered with a compound.
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Before repairing, it is better to look at the photo, then make a plan and get to work. You can also give the apartment an attractive appearance with the help of inexpensive repairs, which are done quickly enough.