How to Remodel a Bathroom on a Budget in Surrey
Before you break into the repair, you must solve a few questions. The first and most important question is the repair budget. How much repair you have, there will be a lot to hang.
Starting from the scale of repair and the one who will do it, ending with the quantity and cost of building materials. Let's analyze all this in more detail and try to highlight the accents.
Volume of work
To begin, you must determine what kind of repair you want to make in the bathroom - based on this, you will be able to solve further problems. If you are planning to make only cosmetic repairs , then there is nothing complicated about it, you can do it yourself, and all the necessary materials for bathroom repairs will not require large investments.
If the repair is thorough and thorough, that is, it is planned to completely replace the entire wall, floor and ceiling decoration, as well as redevelopment , then this will require significant costs, besides, you may need the help of qualified specialists.
Independently or repairmen
So that you do not puzzle over whether to make repairs yourself, or hire a brigade of repairmen - we are at the beginning and told you to determine the budget and amount of repairs.
If you plan to refresh the bathroom: for example, grease the seams between the tiles, make a new ceiling or do any other cosmetic work, then you can do it yourself.
When repairing a bathroom will include a complex of complex works: moving walls, laying tiles, replacing water pipesand other works, then think about what you can do on your own, and what you need the help of specialists. As a rule, it is now possible to hire a team of builders who make complete repairs to the bathroom, starting with the demolition of the partition wall between the toilet and the bathroom, and finishing with finishing works.
When you have decided all the initial organizational issues, we will focus on a few practical points.
If you are planning a major overhaul of a bathroom, in order to expand its area, you can combine the bathroom and toilet rooms into one. We recommend dismantling the partition wall, as it is very uncomfortable in a small bathroom, and you are significantly limited in interior design. Please note that by dismantling the partition wall between the toilet and bathroom, the space of this room will increase by at least 5 cm. The resulting free space you can rationally distribute.
The expansion of the area is, of course, good, but there is one very important nuance. If you tear down the wall between the toilet and the bathroom, then this will already be one room, and therefore it may cause some inconvenience. For example, if someone is in the bathroom, the other person will not be able to use the toilet. Also, the demolition of the partition requires clearance and permission, which will also require additional forces and funds.
How can I increase the area of the bathroom
If the design of your house initially involves a combined bathroom, then it is impossible to get additional space by connecting them. Options to expand the area of the bathroom in this case, two. The first option is to expand the area of the bathroom due to the pantry located next to the toilet or bathroom. If the storeroom consists of non-capital walls, then the partition wall can be completely demolished. The second option - if the wall is capital, then you can do something different.
In the event that the sewer pipe is located on the side of the pantry, then the pantry can be converted into a toilet room. Since the toilet room needs a bit of space, the pantry can handle this very well. In the wall you will need to pierce a hole for sewer and water pipes. Agree, an interesting solution, but at the same time, the location of the sewer pipe is very important, since if it is located on the opposite side of the closet, then the sewer pipe that has been led through the entire bathroom will be clogged. The space left in the bathroom can be used as you like.
If you have a combined bathroom and there is no closet, then there are few options, either to do a complete redevelopment of this part of the apartment, or to leave everything as it is. It’s one thing to demolish the dividing wall, which is not difficult in general;
Bathroom interior design Bathroom and toilet interior
A very important role is played by what sanitary devices you want to install in the bathroom. In particular, you must decide what you will install: a bathroom or a shower cubicle. If you take a bath more often, then it makes little sense to buy a shower cabin - no, and vice versa, there is no point in buying a bulky bath that will occupy the fourth part of the bathroom if you take only a shower.
And finally, if you like taking a bath and a shower, then the most ideal option for you will be large showers with a bath. In any case, consider the size of the bath and shower cubicle, so that the bathroom is spacious.
Also consider where the sink will be installed. Try to find the most convenient place so as not to occupy the extra space of the bathroom. Sometimes, some simply refuse to wash the sink at all, but brushing your teeth and washing your hands in the bathroom or stall is not an option. The washbasin must be there, even if you have enough space, at least install a washbasin of a small size.
If possible, place the toilet as close as possible to the wall so that it does not take away the extra usable space.
The interior of a small bathroom
The interior of a small bathroom needs to be thought out to the smallest detail, since every centimeter is worth its weight in gold. To a greater extent this applies to the interior of the bathroom in Khrushchev, where its area is very small.
The interior of a small bathroom can theoretically be expanded with a few tricks. If the door of your bathroom opens inwards, then install a door that will open to the outside. Thus, in the place where the door was opened, it will be possible to install something. If the passage, in which the door to the bathroom is located, does not allow to install such a door, then it can be transferred, for example, to the corridor.
As for Khrushchev, the door to the bathroom can be made directly in the corridor, and not in the vestibule leading to the kitchen. Thus, with the most effective distribution of the available space in the bathroom, you can fit a shower stall, sink, toilet and a washing machine.
Doing repairs in the bathroom, you can choose the finishing materials separately, taking into account their harmonious colors, and make the bathroom in a certain style.
Bathroom Wall Designs
In any case, the best material for decorating bathroom walls will be tiles. To tell that the tile is the most beautiful material for a bathroom - we think it is not necessary. The tile is an excellent waterproof material that is necessary for a bathroom, and it has no flaws.
The walls of the bathroom you can perform in different ways. For example, the entire walls can be laid out with one tile, and you can make like panels, when the first 3-4 rows put one tile, then there is a frieze, and then another tile is put. In addition, there is a third option, when one part of the bathroom can be laid out with one tile and the other with another.
A cheaper version of bathroom wall decoration is plastic. Plastic is much lower than the tile, besides its installation is much easier. But not to mention the disadvantages of plastic:
Mold and mildew
The available space between the plastic and the wall can contribute to the formation of moisture due to temperature changes, which does not exclude the appearance of fungus or mold.
Decorating the bathroom with plastic will negatively affect the room ventilation, which in turn is fraught with high humidity in this room. After you swim, there will be a greenhouse effect in the bathroom.
Firstly, plastic is not an environmentally friendly material, so if you are worried about the ecology of your apartment, then this is not the best option. Secondly, over time, plastic fades, which will adversely affect the visual environment of the bathroom.
How to make repairs in the bathroom
We begin repairs in the bathroom with the most difficult - redevelopment. If such is planned, then we first demolish the partition wall between the toilet and bathroom. Then go to the doorways. After combining the two rooms, you will have one extra doorway, you can both lay one unnecessary doorway and lay both openings by making the door in another place. Immediately install the door and cover it with a protective film so that further repair actions will not damage it.
Now proceed to the replacement of pipes. If you decide to hide the pipes in the wall, then they should be laid as close to the wall as possible, if the pipes are outside, then install them at such a distance from the wall so that they are flush with the laid tile. After you are finished with the replacement of communications proceed to the wiring.
In case you need to replace the wiring in the bathroom, use a special electrical cable with double insulation. We hide the cable under the sockets in the wall, and if you plan to install the lighting in the ceiling, then the cable will hide behind the plastic itself.
When all communications are changed, we start with the wall-mounted robot. If you need to build a box in order to hide communications in it - use metal profiles and drywall for this. Then we coat the bathroom wall with a coat of primer and proceed to tile laying. We told about how to lay tiles in the bathroom in a separate article.
When the walls are laid tile, go to the floor. If you want to lay a warm floorin the bathroom, we first level the floor, make the screed, lay the heating element, and then close it - for more details on the procedure for laying the warm floor, see our previous articles. If you do not plan to do a warm floor in the bathroom - we make a screed to level the floor and then put tiles on it. The joints of both wall and floor tiles must be treated with a special grout.
The final stage of finishing work will be the installation of the ceiling. To do this, we fix wooden slats to the ceiling, on which plastic itself will be attached. During the installation of the ceiling is made and the installation of lamps. The corner where the junction of the tile and plastic will be can be hidden with the help of molding.
Now you just have to install and connect the sanitary equipment: faucets, bathroom or shower cubicle, sink and toilet. Next, we fix sockets, chandeliers, all the necessary furniture and accessories.