The premise of a bathroom, though small in its dimensions, but refers to one of the significant in the home. They visit him in the morning, and in the evening, often and throughout the day they look there to meet their hygiene needs. Therefore, it should meet the requirements of convenience and practicality to the maximum. It is important to take into account the aesthetic side of the issue when the design of the bathroom is performed.
Finishing in the bathroom should not only be beautiful, but also practical.
If it is decided to take up the repair of the bathroom with their own hands, it is understood that the initial skills of the builder from the owners are already available. They are necessary in order to successfully cope with their responsibilities in the field of bathroom finishing. And the very first thing that is required is to clearly represent the sequence of all procedures.
The classical scheme of plumbing in the bathroom.
So, it was decided to perform repairs on their own. First, of course, the bathroom is removed from the premises, other plumbing is dismantled, if it is planned to replace it.
If all the plumbing remains the same, then the dismantling is carried out very carefully, so that all devices remain in their original state.
Then they proceed to remove the previous facing coatings from walls, ceiling and floor. As an improvised equipment here can perform a perforator with a nozzle in the form of a spatula and spatula, which is good to scrape everything off.
If you plan to change sewer pipes, it is better to reinstall them on flexible plastic, which are easy to install and more durable.
Before the beginning of the finishing works, the ceiling, wall and floor surfaces are leveled. The materials in this case are plaster, self-leveling cement mixes, plasterboard slabs and others. All surfaces after their preparation should be as flat as possible, without waves, bumps, or dips.
Variants of layout of floor tiles in the bathroom.
Work begins to lead from the very top, that is, from the ceiling area. Especially if it is supposed to be whitewashed or painted with a waterproof paint. Please note that the tension and suspension structures are mounted only after finishing the surfaces of the walls.
Repair of the bathroom, located in the house of the old building (Khrushchev), is carried out, given the increased level of humidity in the room. For facing surfaces, only waterproof varieties of materials are used.
The floor covering is stilted last. The optimal option for the floor in the bathroom is tile, ceramic granite or self-leveling floor.
The final stage
Construction of garbage is carried out for the main activities, the room is thoroughly laundered from contamination. Install new (or old) plumbing fixtures, place mirrors, fasten a towel heater, install lighting fixtures and other functional fittings (hangers, shelves, glasses for hygiene items, holders, etc.).
With the practical part of the issue sorted out. And further we suggest to consider, what design ideas exist, that the beautiful design of a bathroom turned out.
Variety of ideas
Whitewashing with coloring
Stages of whitewashing the ceiling.
This combination of finishing methods is considered classic for bathrooms. In view of the low cost, this combination is very beneficial. But it is only relevant if the surfaces have a proper condition and do not require additional training measures. For example, re-plastering or puttying.
An important point here is the choice of a suitable paint / whitewash composition. The latter must necessarily have a resistance to moisture, the ability of grease and dirt resistance. All secondary compounds (plaster, primer, putty, etc.) should also have water-repellent properties.
The opinion of most specialists boils down to the fact that it makes sense for a bathroom to buy latex paints. They have a wide color palette, the presence of moisture resistance. And walls covered with latex paint can always be repainted.
You can decorate the bathroom with acrylic, water-based and water-dispersive paints.
Wallpaper or film
Stages of laying mosaic tiles.
The method of pasting a bathroom wallpaper or a film is classified as economical and simple. However, you should know, only vinyl or acrylic wallpaper will fit here. And those glue only on those parts of the walls that are removed from the bathtub or shower. Usually these coatings in the bathroom are combined with other types of finishes.
Choose those covers that on the packaging have a three-wave icon on the manufacturer's mark. It indicates that the materials are moisture resistant.
The working side of the polymer films has an adhesive surface, and its front side is a surface with a decorative coating. The color range and range of different drawings are quite diverse.
But keep in mind that films of polymers do not pass through the air through themselves.
Mosaic or tile
The idea of finishing the bathroom with tiles and mosaics in the last decade is the most popular due to the excellent external characteristics of the material, excellent protection from moisture and ease of maintenance.
Options for laying tiles, which most often choose:
- "Seam in the seam" or the main option, which involves combining the joints of the tile absolutely in all directions.
- "Diagonal" - the same basic, only the combination of the joints of the tiles is conducted diagonally. Pros - excellent masking of irregularities, minus - increased material consumption due to the need to cut edge elements.
- "In the race" is the simplest version, it looks better on a rectangular tile. It looks like a classic brickwork, when each row is shifted by half a bar.
- "Chess" - the elements are laid, as in the basic version, but according to the principle of contrasting colors: white and dark tiles simulate a chessboard.
- "Chess at an angle" is a variation of the previous variant, which it is better not to put on walls (tired eyes).
The scheme of installation of plastic panels in the bathroom on the ceiling.
And despite all the advantages of ceramic tiles, glass majolica is considered the most accessible and practical facing of bathroom surfaces.
Glass has no pores, as a result of which the mosaic from it is obtained completely moisture-resistant. It does not absorb water vapor, does not deform from moisture and is not a source of fungi, mold and other microorganisms.
The coating is thermally stable, not affected by chemical and technical compositions.
It is quite peculiar to obtain a mirror facing the bathroom tiles. They are very easy to fix on the walls, but you need to work carefully, because the elements are fragile enough.
From the technical side, this material does not differ from ordinary ceramic tiles. The laid coating looks noble, expensive and visually the space makes wider.
Plastic offers the widest possibilities for bathroom finishing. Panels are ceiling and wall. The wall variants inside have more stiffeners and the material is thicker.
That's considered the main points of self-repair in the bathroom. The main thing in this business is the strict observance of the order of all the events held. The idea for finishing surfaces is chosen by each according to their capabilities, both financial and practical.
The idea is determined in advance in order to compile an estimate and purchase everything necessary for the work.
It is worth thinking about what to leave, as is, and what requires an indispensable transformation. Successful repair!