29 tips for high-quality repair of apartments

Repair troublesome and very costly — both in monetary and time

dimension. We have prepared for you 29 tips that will help to avoid many mistakes (frequently made, inexperienced

in the repair business, people) and get the result that you wanted.


Standard height of kitchen base — 85 cm furniture Customers often forget to make "adjustments". As a result, getting a set of lockers and work surfaces standard height, either have to slouch or reach struggling up. If you are having a great height, bought ready furniture, you can put the lower cabinets on legs and decorate their plate. For kitchen in country style, the role of the stands can perform a normal facing bricks with a beautiful finish. If the furniture is too high for you, you can cut her legs.

In the kitchen, cooking for a large family, without a volume of the multifunctional shell can not do. On the wing — a kind of continuation of the tabletop — you can put hot dishes or put the washed vegetables and fruits. The second bowl will allow you to simultaneously wash large pots and fruits.

If the kitchen or a small family consists of several people and need a big sink there, and you want to organically optimize kitchen space, small built-in sink(or on top of countertop — edges of the washer are on the top or bottom of the countertop — the sink has no gortikov and is attached to the lower countertop) option for you.

In our opinion, the version of the sink roll and mount from the bottom of the countertop is much more practical - because there are no accumulations of kitchen crumbs and grease near the edge of the sink.

And much more aesthetically pleasing looks.

Do not rush to hang in the kitchen shelves. Organize drawers: it will save space and streamline work. The space in the box easy to split into sections and arrange them in any capacity. Access to them is convenient. Just pull out the drawer and see everything. Internal walls can be ordered separately or use regular plastic containers.

Recesses instead of handles on the doors look unusual and aesthetically pleasing and fully comply with the modern mind food. But you can... to hate this apparent simplicity, trying to open the door with wet hands, or his manners. The output of the system "click-clack" that allows you to open the doors even with his elbow. This system will satisfy even the pickiest of owners of kitchen furniture and will minimize the space for any kitchen.

5. An indelible mark
Steel fronts furniture, tile and refrigerator is fashionable and elegant and are extremely popular among young couples. However, even clean palm leave on the surface traces. And it makes hard mistress regularly wipe and wash shiny objects. Solution two: purchase the polishes for stainless steel, which will not only remove such surface contamination, but also prevent, or steel equipment for leading manufacturers, treated with a special protective coating.

6. Cozy corner
Desire to create comfort in the kitchen should not lead to disastrous results. Walls or their fragments, are upholstered in fabrics and look great, but quickly accumulate odors and dirt.

Nice for the eye and soul of the warming effect of the room can achieve using the Wallpaper imitating matter. Of course, in the kitchen the most suitable washable.

7. What the REFRIGERATOR is convenient?
Appliance stores offer a huge selection of refrigerators. Low battery consumption, beautiful front, convenient freezer and the right price — important conditions of purchase. But try to imagine the layout will require you to move the refrigerator — will need to change the hinges so that the door opened the other way, and it turns out that this is impossible. And therefore think about it some more in the store. Picking refrigerator needs to match the composition of the family and her lifestyle. Exterior design is important, but also important internal device.

No walls between living room, hallway and kitchen makes the room light and airy, but is less convenient. If the guest area is a TV in the kitchen frying burgers, and children are playing outside the noise bothers absolutely everyone. And the sounds from the stairwell are heard throughout, and not just in the hallway.

Install entrance doors with high sound insulation, and re-blocked room. Last admission is possible even if you don't want to lose the coveted space. Use movable or translucent screens or partitions. Install partial height walls or open on two sides of the shelf. Will also help with sliding or folding doors across the full width of the room.

How many outlets do you need in the room? Do you think enough two or three? Well, this is a common misconception. Experience shows that even in a small room the necessary outlets on each wall. Just be sure to check with a professional electrician about their number, type (grounded or not) and the location, explaining how many devices will be simultaneously enabled. According to the European standard height of sockets from the floor should be 30 cm.

10. PRACTICAL OUTFIT for the Windows
The Windows in the bedroom or living room good framed by long curtains, picturesquely placed on the floor. But are you willing to regularly vacuum not only the floors, carpets, and curtains? Beautiful "plume" will add the owner of the work, especially if you have four-legged friends. If you don't want to abandon this beauty, choose a fabric with a stain-resistant and anti-static impregnation. This does not relieve you from cleaning forever, but will allow it less.

11. Cushy job
Many are familiar with the problem of cleaning dust on open shelves. It is particularly acute in homes where people live who are prone to allergies. The only acceptable solution — order or purchase of furniture with glass fronts. To avoid this in the closed shelves of the musty smell and excessive humidity will help small vent holes in the side walls. This technique will provide books favorable microclimate and will save you from problems with dust. As a rule, self-respecting manufacturers are producing furniture with ready-made holes.

A large aquarium full of coral and exotic fish, decorates the apartment. Particularly impressive it looks when opened from two sides. However, set it in the sunlight direct sunlight is erroneous, especially if they're coming from the Windows facing South, because in this case, the aquarium will start to grow algae and lose their appeal. Place for your personal "water world" the place where only filtered sunlight, and, if necessary, use artificial lighting with adjustable intensity. By the way, it will serve as an additional decorative lighting of the room.

13. High course
The duplex apartments and private houses, the owners often face the problem of installation of stairs. When choosing, it is not enough to pay attention to the design and cost is more important than the design. Even small deviations in the calculations of the height and width of the steps or their frequency may be critical for children and the elderly. So the ladder is not the one detail of the situation where you can save money. And order it is necessary in firms with a good reputation. Take the time and effort to choose a comfortable and safe design. To make the right decision you will also help professionals.

Laminate — modern, easy to assemble and beautiful finish. It is not surprising that it rapidly gained popularity in the domestic market. But, to laminate floors was a joy, choosing, pay attention to its durability. In the hallway, in the kitchen or in the bedroom floor loading is completely different and each room needs different materials. But even if you have chosen the most durable, it is definitely connected under the legs of furniture pieces of felt.

Light or white walls in the room cause a feeling of coolness and visually enlarge the space. On the other hand, they can recall about the hospital and "SuperCool" the interior in the winter time, when it is not needed. If you need to visually expand the room, but to create a feeling of warmth and comfort, then leave three walls of light, and one color in rich color. The room will sparkle with new colors will be nice and will not lose the feeling of spaciousness. This technique will also allow you to expand the color gamut of furniture or create a harmonious environment for existing chairs and sofas.

Many readers recognized his passion for contrasting colors and bold combinations. One of them is white walls and black furniture. The elegance and austerity of the black and white combination was and remains out of competition. But to maintain cleanliness in this apartment is incredibly difficult, because on a dark background clearly visible dust. To avoid problems with the cleaning, use only special wipes with antistatic effect, or (in extreme cases) wipe the furniture with a cloth dampened with any antistatic agent. It also makes sense to buy a vacuum cleaner with double filtration of air.

17. Beautiful patterns instead of monotony
Dreaming about tile, the carpet or the Palace of the same color? Think well before you buy, especially if you like bright shades. Pink or snow-white coating looks great, but only if it is perfectly clean! But to maintain the coating in this state is very difficult. Pay attention to the materials with small geometric or floral pattern: they are beautiful and reduce the time of cleaning.

During the repair and installation of electrical wiring experts usually ask owners, where will be placed the bra. This allows you to securely and discreetly hold in the wall wire. If you failed to decide on time, it is better to use floor lamps: sconces with hanging wires along the walls look unattractive. According to the European standard bra must be set to 150-200 cm from the floor.

Set deep in the floor bath does not require additional optical elements and does not reduce the premise, but it is not very convenient to go. And wash distant the surface is not easy. The optimal solution is to open one side and make the simulation steps and podium. Below steps are not slippery, they can be finished with wooden panels to match the podium.

If you have a big family and bathroom area allows you to put in the room two wash basins, then do it. The distance between them should be not less than 30 cm Then you will avoid the morning queues to a single sink.

But if the bathroom is small, then it might be worth to abandon the bulky tubs in favor of a shower? Morning of procedure in the increased space will be more enjoyable.

Instead of the traditional shower enclosure can lay floor tile, "tilting" it to the side drain at an angle not less than 5 °, to isolate the selected area stylish transparent doors and install a shower kit. The best finishes for tile: it is easier to make the slope. The most practical option is a special tile for pools. Regular ceramic tile is fragile and has a porous structure, in which there are micro organisms and tile for pools — porcelain and glazed ceramic has a high density, a sufficient elasticity and virtually does not absorb water.

They may look the same as the other doors in the apartment. But at the bottom they have to be vent holes. Otherwise in the bathroom will accumulate moisture, and the walls to settle the condensate, and the door will need to open up. To make such vents you can. But you can buy ready-made plastic lattices and ask them to do all professional. Still, the best option is to buy the door with a ready hole.

If you're planning a bathroom renovation, then consider where to move the washing machine. Determine to instruct the technician to connect it to the water supply and sanitation. This will save you from unsightly pipes, which will stretch along the walls. And don't forget about the ground!

Smooth shiny tile in the bathroom is often the cause of falls and injuries. It is desirable to replace it with corrugated tiles designed specifically for the bathroom. If this is not possible, then put on the floor a wooden, rubber or textile pad. Colors and form of this accessory can change quite often. In addition, your feet will not touch cold floor.

If the walls in a small bathroom tiled with plain tiles and it doesn't make the room attractive, and the case is long and troublesome, then put on some special tile paint for the icing! It is best to emphasize a contrast, or more saturated color horizontal elements: this will visually expand the room. Or make a one-surface light clutter, painting a few pieces of tiles in bright colors.

Before you can equip the bathroom, think about the shelves. The best thing to do stationary shelves-ledges and cover them with tiles of the same collection, which includes tile, plan for the decoration of the whole room. If you shelves are not provided, their role will take on a light metal shelves of different shapes with glass elements. Especially effectively they will look in combination with mirrors and additional illumination.


Solid and beautiful front door is an essential element in any apartment. They provide warmth, insulation and of course safety. Choosing a door, be sure to pay attention to the peephole. It should be convenient height and to provide you a broad overview. If you purchased a door without a peephole, install it: it will help you to feel comfortable.

Very often, remnants of building materials economical owners use for smaller jobs. For example, lay out the tile floor of the balcony. And this is the wrong decision. The floor tiles are designed for interior only. On the balcony to use tile for outdoor use, resistant to temperature changes.

Entrance hall with carpet, carpet or parquet floors and looks very presentable. But such coatings are difficult to keep clean, especially when the degree of contamination depends on the weather outside. If you don't want to spend money on cleaning products, then lay the floor tiles and complete the atmosphere of a small neat pad.

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