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Renovating the bathroom: costs, ideas and advices

December 6, 2012

The bathroom renovation is always an exciting job, but not without surprises and high costs, so we decided to organize 15 of the most important points that should be considered in the construction and renovation of the bathroom, to not have any unexpected costs or complications.

1. Preventive

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You will need to work on your idea but starting from the idea of ​​estimated budget, it will be necessary to draw up a budget before making any type of decision. Once estimated the cost you will have a clearer idea of ​​what will be spent between tiles, fixtures, shower and between the various models of heads.

2. Time

The time in the reconstruction and refurbishment of a bathroom will be crucial, but do not think that the time of restructuring will be lower if you renew a smaller bathroom. The time will be estimated on the basis of the parts that must be changed, do not depend on the size of square meters of the bathroom, but depends more on accessories. However, the planning time will be referred also to the duration of the work and intermediate steps which are ordering and purchasing of tiles, fixtures, etc. The time schedule of restructuring, will also be essential for those who have only one bathroom in the house, will need to organize the time of restructuring and try to do the work in way that the bathroom can still be usable.

3. Work sequence

It will be important and essential to organize the bathroom and renovate it according to the right sequence, in this way you will limit the time, dirt and errors. Whether you break down the walls and  re-create them in plasterboard, work begins always at the top of the room and the ceiling.

4. Hidden problems

During the renovation hidden problems can present the pipes, it will be important to check the existing ones in order to avoid losses in the future when the pavement will have been organized and prepared. It’s better that the phase of the pavement and observation or change of the pipes  be a job that you can deal with a professional and a plumber. If your home is not new, the structure of the building or independent house is particularly old, you know that the pipes need to be well controlled in order to avoid unpleasant inconveniences and then water leaks.

5. Design style and functionality

Before thinking about the look that will take your bathroom, there are many factors to consider such as the color of paint for the walls, the tiles for showers, baths and taps. You can start putting together the elements you like,how the elements of design, once the bath is over, in this way you will only finish the work and dedicate yourself to pure decoration.
The aspect of the design should be closely linked to its functionality, but the decor of the bathroom and his style is necessary and is more suitable to be aligned with the whole house style and that it fits perfectly.

6. Measurements

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There are 3 elements in the restructuring of the bath that must be taken into consideration, the first refers to the size and measures of the bath, the second element refers to the position of the existing pipes and electric cables and the third element refers to the measures of bathroom furniture. So make sure you have the correct measurements and specifications when you need to go into the store to make purchases for your bathroom.

7. Hiring a technician

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This work must not be carried out without the help of a technician, architect or designer, then necessarily the plumber. By hiring a technician everything will be much easier, and you will earn more time.

8. Other modifications

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No restructuring will be complete and adequate if you do not provide for other changes, namely the repair of fixtures, taps, door to the shower stall. It will be useful also change the door handles, the doors themselves if you neither need. Even the shower can completely change the look of your bathroom.

9. Cabinets and shelving

In the bathroom, as in other rooms of the house you need shelving and cabinets, in small rooms, especially if then irregularly shaped, as is often the bathroom is even more useful and frequent use. The need and the functionality of the environment must be adequate and in line because, all of your belongings should be stored in places accessible and also be fashionable and well placed.

10. Walls and floors

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There are several materials that are suitable in the bath used for the surfaces, for the floors or the walls of the bathroom. Will be useful material as possible waterproof, but it is also true that any material will fit in. Whether it is marble, tile, ceramic, granite, the choice will also depend on your budget. The floor options include cement (painted or stained), the vinyl sheet, particularly economic. Whatever is
your choice will always be essential that it is a material for floors and tiles that is of long duration and non-slip.

11. Lights

A bathroom can be made unworkable and bad by poor and inadequate lighting. The right light and design creates the right atmosphere. You should have at least 50 watts of incandescent lighting and natural light that filters through the windows.

12. Accessories
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Although apparently does not seem to be of great significance, in the modernized and refurbished bathroom would be better to insert new accessories like towels, curtains, soap dishes, mirrors, towel racks, and carpets that will characterize and make your bathroom beautiful.

13. Ventilation

Ventilation is essential in wet areas such as the bathroom. It’s a delicate job that needs a good design: the choice and placement of the fan will just be putted on the right, on the opposite side of electricity. The poor ventilation can leave the bathroom wet, creating mold that may also harm your health. A bathroom well ventilated, however, is not only a healthy bathroom. The continuous air flow can also prevent both the decay of any wooden decoration or fixtures and saturation of the air.

14. Choosing green

Green is a very fashionable and beautiful color to use for the bathroom, it is adequate and fresh, so you can choose it.

15. Final cleaning

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Final cleaning should include a thorough cleaning of all furniture inside and out, pipes, walls, floors, windows and chandeliers. The major renovation produce a lot of dust that is often very difficult to clean and will be good to organize an efficient cleaning service and add it in the budget.

Hope that this 15 tips will help you to organize your restructurations in better way. Keep reading, more posts will be pressed today! 🙂

Cheers!

 

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Interior Decorations

November 29, 2012

The houses can often be renewed and enhanced with decorative solutions. Easy to copy to transform our home with small interventions, such as wall tiles and clear finishes.

Applique wall: This tehnique is used for lighting and is fixed to the wall, some made in the wall itself and not simply hung on it, they are often painted in white wall paint. Outside, they are usually finished with plaster.

Painted beams: This type of decoration has often only estetical function and not structural. They are usually painted before a neutral color then extends a color of your choice which is typically acrylics water color and then finishes with a transparent product.

Hand-crafted tiles: In kitchens or bathrooms intend to use ceramic tiles or terracotta ceramic inner, hand-decorated. Can be in 10X10 cm and on walls can be placed both straight and diagonally, Divided only by cobalt color profiles. An added decorative motif on some pieces can be a small design.

The shelf to show deco items: Shelves can also be made through the overhanging floors covered with tiles and if inserted in the kitchen can contain recessed spotlights for the Lighting of the work plan. From a compositional point of view creates an overall impression of greater balance.

Paint the doors: If you have doors that close closets, pantries or wall, cabinets, etc.. so you can think to paint and decorate it. If it is a kitchen, the subject may be a nature, if it is a cabinet can be a sunset, or a decoration diamond or abstract, even if it is a room you can decorate with a flight of butterflies and if in a corridor you can paint beautiful flowers. The color spread on the wood can be a tempera, water colors always able to be fixed, but on the whole very delicate.