Bathroom renovation: Do it yourself

Many home craftsmen do not know where to start bathroom renovation and in what sequence to perform such work. We have prepared detailed and understandable instructions

First steps

The room in which we receive water treatments is considered very specific. Serious humidity and temperature fluctuations are constantly present here, water pours in large volumes. It is clear that for the bathroom renovation of such a room, it is necessary to select special materials that are able to withstand all negative influences. To decorate the premises of interest to us, they usually choose:

–¬†plastic panels¬†;

–¬†porcelain stoneware¬†;

–¬†tile¬†(for wall decoration¬†and floor¬†).

These materials have the required qualities, allowing them to be used in a room where there is steam and high temperatures.

In addition, the bathroom should have a special atmosphere conducive to human relaxation. This means that you need to competently think over the design of this room and choose the right color scheme. Most often, bathrooms are made in pastel colors that do not irritate a person, but, on the contrary, soothe his nervous system after a busy day. Professional designers recommend finishing sanitary ware with products of beige, blue, peach, blue shades.

Thus, the bathroom renovation should begin with drawing up a design project, selecting and purchasing the required materials. At this stage, you will need to foresee a lot of little things and purchase a lot of different products, ranging from sewer pipes and adhesive for tile installation and ending with shut-off valves and heated towel rail.

Now you need to decide on the scope of work and draw up a plan for their implementation of the bathroom renovation. The sequence for self-repairing a bathroom is usually as follows:

– Preparing the room for bathroom renovation activities.

– Analysis of the condition of the existing flooring and the choice of technology for its restoration or complete replacement.

– Floor repair, insulation and waterproofing.

– Installation of sewer and water pipes.

– Laying of electrical wiring.

– Plastering of ceiling and wall surfaces, covering them with the chosen

material and insulation.

– Installation of an efficient ventilation system.

– Installation of sanitary equipment.

The given sequence will allow you to spend a minimum of time on giving the room for water procedures the ideal look.

Bathroom preparation – step by step plan

Where to start preparing bathroom renovation the described room for its complete transformation with your own hands? Of course, with the dismantling of all plumbing fixtures installed in it, as well as furniture (if any), lighting fixtures, mirrors, and hanging structures. If you are doing a major bathroom renovation, be sure to remove the faucets and mixers.

After that, proceed with the removal of old finishing materials. Remove the cladding from the walls and ceiling, knock down the ceramic tiles (along with the layer of glue that held them), rinse off the paint. If you have a punch, the preparation of the bathroom renovation for a good repair is much faster Рfeel free to knock down everything that leaves the ceiling and walls. Your task is to get to the brick or panel masonry and floor slabs.

After such actions, it will be necessary to align the walls in the bathroom, which you “bared”, and carefully treat them with primers.¬†You should choose them wisely.¬†Do not forget that there are many different primers¬†– bioprotective, hydrophobic, contact, increasing adhesion, strengthening.¬†If you do not know what kind of composition you need to purchase, be sure to consult with a specialist.¬†Real help in this matter is often provided by consultants of good construction stores.

The next step in preparing a bathroom is to revise the flooring. When the old screed showed itself exclusively from the best side during operation (for example, you forgot to turn off the water, it flowed for a couple of hours, while a drop of moisture did not seep to the neighbors below), leave it. If the tie has obviously served its purpose, it must be removed.

This operation is performed with a perforator with a chisel. The old cementitious tile backing can also be removed with these tools. An important point! If you will not touch the old screed, it is better to clean the substrate with a grinder equipped with a grinding cup-shaped wheel (usually called a diamond cup). The cost of such a device is quite high. But it will always come in handy for the master who does all the housework with his own hands.

Now you can sweep out all the dirt and debris and proceed directly to the repair work

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