It would seem that the purchase of an apartment in a new house with a modern layout, landscaped grounds, bright prospects is a cause for joy. However, once the threshold of the new settlers met by bare walls: all finish yet. And not always the owner is an experienced Builder, so in the process of arranging troubles.
Together with interior designer Irina Fefelova will give you a few tips on how not to be afraid of repair.
First of all, you need patience: if the decoration of the apartment only rough, or do not, and construction defects visible to the naked eye, quickly move into such housing will not work. Now used higher quality materials and the latest technology in construction than in former times, however, the responsibility for execution remains the main guarantee of durability of buildings. I am glad at least the layout and size of rooms.
Of course, the arrangement of the purchased home owners begin to engage almost immediately. That’s just the house settling is slow, this process can take several years. Due to the shrinkage of the expensive finish of the main surfaces (floor, ceiling, walls) can be covered with cracks, there is a possibility even in the relative displacement of the walls — especially if the building is multi-storey. Ideally, the developer shall submit the structures in operation after the main shrinkage, but when the apartments there are already sold out on credit, how many would be willing to wait a couple of years? Nevertheless, with a fine finish in the first years, recommended not to hurry — still and without enough work.
How to start a repair
With the project. Ideally with the author’s design project from a competent professional, and even better — from the Bureau with a decent reputation. But it may not be available to all, so many are limited to consultation of friends professionals and do it yourself. Often it turns out poorly and not for long, but it’s cheap. Viable option-minimum — this project finishes in professional version: even without frills, but solidly, and most importantly — to add luxury and raisins is always possible later, in the form of furniture and other interior items. The meaning of such a fixation of the budget preparation to move, then to settle down as the financial opportunities for a young family at the time.
The value of the project is in the competence of their authors: the experts will not only make a beautiful interior, but also prepare complete set of documents — wiring of electrical cables, wiring pipes, floor and suspended ceiling, window system of any design. To make it material, any professional Builder, and most importantly, will last longer finish than the result of the efforts of enthusiasts. In addition, the design result can be seen in advance — available computer visualization of the entire apartment, with furniture and decor. Moreover, the customer may approve the project only with the full consent when all the nuances correspond to his wishes.
Turning to the implementation of the project, will first break, and not to build. Break in all new building is substandard and does not match the desired layout, but within reasonable limits. It’s dirty and hard work. For example, to reduce heat loss in a single apartment, understand the joints between the boards and filled again.
The main work
So, in preparation for finishing is completed. Next, take over the communications and rough finish. All utilities can be done open, but it will look ugly, and so dangerous to operate — easy to damage. So cables and pipes are laid under the finish. Important point: the primary settlement of the building in General should not affect the operation of engineering networks, so arrangement of new housing and start immediately after putting the house in operation. You are advised to buy energy-efficient appliances — at current rates that’s very considerate.
Having laid communications, you go to a rough finish flooring: where it is necessary to pour the concrete floor to do warm floors, install wood support structure, etc. Floors are made keeping in view the furniture placement, but without finish leveling will have to wait until finishing the ceiling and walls. Suspended ceilings can be installed in the first place, as drywall construction. Then arrange the primary alignment of walls.
After a rough finish usually put a permanent door. If Windows and radiators from the developer did not initially satisfied, it’s time to get rid of them and choose better. Then plaster walls, paint the ceilings, laid tile in the bathroom and other rooms, put the interior doors. As the finishing of the walls for the first time recommended the Wallpaper or decorative plaster.
Plumbing is installed just after finishing the main surfaces of the ceiling and walls, but before laying the finished floor. Usually on the floor lay parquet or laminate, then mounted frames and sills. Next, set fixtures, outlets and switches. After embedding, appliances and furniture can only bring the rest of the utensils and place — all can live.
How long will be able to live comfortably after the settlement — depends on the preparation and selection of performers repair. Experienced people are not working alone, as a team, on the official contract and with a guarantee. How to find these?
Ask acquaintances to search the Internet sites of the companies from your region or city, providing services of this kind, ask for recommendations . For organizations, there is a way even easier — declare tender, and private owners of apartments falls on your own risk call potential contractors and comparing their rates and customer reviews.
The easiest way is to entrust the work of professional designers with its own team of builders. A successful repair!
Thank you for advice and illustration of an interior designer Irina Fefilova.