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Understand what potential there is in the apartment, to choose the least expensive option of finishing.
If you went to the apartment in the building with a rough finish, why not look at the loft-style, because it is characterized by raw brick and concrete walls.
Svetlana Valuiskaya practicing architect
Holders of the secondary expert advises to think about the country and the Scandinavian style. Such interiors, a light, comfortable, and a lot you can do with your hands.
Does not necessarily involve the work of the designer, if your budget is limited. With the characteristics of the style, if you do not threaten to something extraordinary, it can be dealt with by yourself. But you need a project with furniture and up electricians.
This is an indispensable thing before starting repairs. Brigade masters easier to work on the technical drawings, so their services are less expensive, and supervise the work will be easier.
Valery Kuznetsov, the chief architect of the service projects of capital repairs of apartments "Made"
Here the designer may need help. Plan must be literate, to consider your family's needs and design standards. In this case, be sure to negotiate with the designer of the budget, so that you were not offered expensive solutions.
If the funds are very limited, remember that professional help can be obtained for free.
In hypermarkets network you can, for example, to do a design project bathroom tiles represented in the store. This service can be obtained for a symbolic 250-500 rubles, moreover you will return the money if you purchase selected materials designer.
Tatiana Chabrova, hypermarkets network expert to repair and garden OBI
Make an estimate
Before you go to the store to determine the materials for the finishing of floors, walls and ceilings. Optional right to choose the exact shade and texture, but at least decide where you will tile, laminate where, in what room wallpapers, and where the paint or wall panels. You can also just put in the estimates for the cost of furniture and additional decorations: curtains, chandeliers, mirrors, carpets and so on.
After that think for the scale of future costs. Each room is write down all of the materials, specifying the number from plaster and grout for a tile to switches and baseboards. Competent and accurate calculation of costs for repairs to avoid unnecessary overpayments.
There are several life hacking, to help save money.
1. Lay the tiles only in wet areas
The bathroom is not necessarily decorate the tiles from floor to ceiling, all accustomed to.
Use tile only in places where the water falls. The rest of the wall paint special paint for wet rooms.
Irina Krapivina, interior designer, founder of the design studio ArtiDomo
2. Consider the durability of materials
Durability - one of the factors that affect the price of the product. Therefore, analyze where what material to use. For example, for the bedroom, where there is such a large cross, you can take the affordable laminate 31 th grade wear resistance, and in the hallway, where the load on the floor more, and the area is smaller, more durable - the 32nd or 33rd class.
3. Choose domestic producers
If you buy tiles produced in Russia, will be able to save. According to the architect Svetlana Valuiskaya, most large plants operating on the Italian equipment, so the tile has a clear geometry and high quality. The same applies to plumbing and many other materials.
4. Watch for Closeouts
Here, the preliminary estimate is particularly useful, as it will not have any need to buy materials at the last moment, you can look around and find the best deals.
5. Do not be afraid to take too much
To save the result, it is better to take the extra roll of wallpaper and a stack of tiles. Shades of different batches may not be the same. And if at the end of repair turns out that not enough pairs of packages granite, you can just find the desired party.
It is better to buy the material with a margin, and then pass the extra. Construction hypermarkets offer this capability.
6. Look for budget analogues
Valery Kuznetsov advised to use the budget instead of the repair laminate flooring, cork or Polyurethane skirting MDF instead, suspended ceiling and simple wallpaper instead of leveling the surface by painting.
7. Choose plain materials
Tile and wallpaper with patterns will have to be customized by drawing. This increases the consumption of material.
8. Do not skimp on strategic matters
The first is rough finish and utilities. If you flood the neighbors due to the pipe, which decided to save a couple of thousand, or decorate the wall is a huge crack due to poor quality but very cheap plaster, where it will turn costly. Also pay attention to the more expensive paint for the walls.
Colors English, Japanese, American paints vivid and persistent. Even after many years, you can reproduce exactly the right shade - each one has a unique code tinting.
Nailya Rumyantsev, an interior designer, an online service Executive domestic services YouDo.som
find the crew
Architect, co-founder of the architectural bureau HEADS Group Arsene Hairov offers to arrange a kind of tender and consider a few suggestions.
The more experienced team, the more detailed cost estimate for the work it will provide. If builders say just the cost per square meter, once refused.
Delegate professionals should at least all wet processes, painting and decoration. In this issue qualifications very seriously affect the quality and aesthetics. Hardly there will be willing to admire the curves of the ceiling or walls.
In addition, you need experienced plumbers and electricians. Savings are fraught with unpleasant consequences of accidents.
Take the piece of work itself
Surely you can own or with friends to dismantle the old repair, prepare the wall, if the irregularities are not critical, something to paint or pokleit wallpaper. Also, you just cope with the installation of the baseboards and mixers.
The laying of a waterproofing can be taken before or insulation screed.
Working with rolled materials, are sold for this purpose, does not require special knowledge and skills.
Leonid Novgorod, the head of the training center "TECHNONICOL" in St. Petersburg
Follow the correct order of work
Often repairs necessary to update or alter simply because the actions were carried out in the wrong sequence, Valery Kuznetsov said.
During the draft stage workers dismantle the wall, if your intention is to redevelop, Stroebe, paving the route of wiring, supply of communications, plaster surface, perform floor screed. Then comes a stage finishing: laying flooring, painting walls and Wallpapering, installation of sockets and plumbing, furniture assembly.
Leave the door at the very end of the work, and the replacement of windows, on the contrary, do as soon as possible.
Buy ready-made furniture and curtains
Decorating - important stage of repair, the necessary interior items and accessories will require significant investment. Choose a ready-made curtains and furniture: purchase something that produced a major party, is generally more profitable than under the individual order.
Look for fixtures, textiles and decorative elements not only in specialized stores - and pay attention on AliExpress. Do not be afraid to make furniture and accessories their own hands.
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