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Home DIY Remodeling Tips

Andrew Izot
Naturally, home remodeling is completely determined by the vastness of the field of activity. Someone needs to make significant changes but some will be pleased with the improvement of his living conditions.
In any case, before starting work, a kind of inspection should be carried out. Just do not trust your memory - it’s better to write down everything in a notebook.
Carefully describe all the work needed in the house, then calculate their priority. This is necessary so that after gluing the walls with wallpaper.
Then suddenly you happen not to remember that a socket is necessary in any of the corners. Remodeling always begins with nothing more than destructive work.
If you have outlined a redevelopment or simply decided to update your home, then for this you will probably need to dismantle certain walls, doors, floors and other details.
You need to to take your steps forward. Take a look at these examples ahead...
  • Where to get the furniture from the renovated room?
  • How long will the kitchen repair take and will you have the opportunity to use the stove?
  • How to separate the wiring and how not to disconnect the entire area from power? 
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For example, if a high-quality laminate is equipped in your home, then you can save it with a plastic film coated with hardboard. The construction process can be too damaging, in which case you can restore the parquet by scrubbing and varnishing.
And in the case when the coating thickness is too small for scrapping, it is quite possible to use grinding, since it is during this procedure that a very small layer of wood is removed.
For those who are not very well versed in the repair work, you can offer a traditional plan for the sequence of procedures in the apartment.
It is quite versatile and quite suitable for any repair. 
  • Layouting
  • Dismantling - installation of windows and entrance doors
  • Electrical work 
  • Installation of plumbing
  • Preparation of various surfaces
  • Preparation of interior doorways
  • Laying of parquet
  • Finishing work.

Layout - this is one of the core points in home remodeling.
First you need to decide what you want from your own home. It is advisable to transfer all this to a special drawing. Make a list of planned procedures. Describe each item individually and write down all the necessary materials.
Dismantling is considered the dirtiest, but at the same time simple job.
It should not be forgotten that not all walls can be demolished, since some of them can be load-bearing. If you are not well versed in this matter, be sure to use the help of a professional. Old coatings are removed from walls, floors and ceilings, unless, of course, you decide to replace them.
As a rule, ceilings are covered with water-dispersion paints that are not washed off by water, by the way, just like enamel. Therefore, removing the old coating with water will not work, you will have to remove it with a spatula. Enamel is best removed with sandpaper so that the new coating adheres better.
Ceilings are often whitewashed in older buildings. If you come across it, then you will have to make efforts on behalf a little bit, since the whitewash should be washed off to a layer of putty.
Moreover, this cannot be done with plain water. To do this, wet the whitewash with a roller and remove it with a spatula.
Residues can be removed with a damp sponge. At the same stage of construction, new partitions are mounted, if any, of course, outlined. If you are poorly versed in construction issues, it is unlikely to do it yourself, it is better to contact a professional.
In addition, you will need permission for such a procedure, which can only be obtained from special authorities. The installation of windows is certainly combined with the improvement of slopes and, if planned, window sills. This procedure is very dusty, therefore it is also performed at the beginning of the repair.
After installation, windows and other surfaces are covered with polyethylene, and window sills are also wrapped with hardboard. If you think carefully, you can conclude that finishing work is actually the difficult task. After all, by this moment all the most dirty, boring and specialized work is left behind.
And if at the preliminary stages you were forced to look for contractors, and then also pay for their work, then here some procedures can be performed completely independently.
First of all, select wallpapers, photos of which can be viewed on many specialized sites, purchase them and stick them yourself.
This process with modernized technologies becomes not only simple, but even pleasant. For this you need to have only patience, responsibility and a good eye. In addition, you will probably cope with the painting of the ceilings on your own.