Advice 1: How to make a cheap repair

To bring the apartment in perfect condition, need a lot of time and money - repair it is possible to do. But there are times when redecorating needs to be done very quickly and very cheaply, for example, if you rented a house or have just bought an apartment, having exhausted all financial reserves.
How to make a cheap repair
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The cost of repair consists of two components: the cost of materials and the cost of the work. Moreover, the services of professional repairmen can cost much more than all the materials. Therefore the first commandment of a cheap repair is to do with your hands everything you can. In fact, professionals should be entrusted only to two areas of work: plumbing (if the tubes require replacement, and wiring for the rest of the professionals is not required. And the second is to choose inexpensive materials and to do without that which is unnecessary.
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The simplest way to make a cheap repair in the living room and the hallway. To bring order to the ceiling you will need ceiling paint (matte is better – it allows you to hide surface irregularities) and a special roller to paint the foam or fluffy. Of course, you can do without the cushion, painted the ceilings with a brush, but first, it's much tedious, secondly, on the painted surfaces can leave streaks and will have to repaint a second time. The cushion also allows you to apply only one coat of paint.
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Wall stick paper – they are not as durable as vinyl, but are very cheap. By the way, a special glue for paper Wallpaper is not necessarily to buy you can make a paste of flour or starch. Watery linoleum on the floor can not be changed, but just to paint an oil or acrylic floor paint – the color will easily last 3-4 years.
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The choice of materials for repair of bathroom and kitchen should be approached carefully – after all it's premises with high humidity. Therefore, for the ceilings in these rooms it is better to buy special water-resistant paint marked "for baths and kitchens or wet areas" - especially because it is slightly more expensive.
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The bathroom walls do not have to decorate tiles. If the walls are in good condition you can paint them with acrylic paint or water-resistant glue washable vinyl Wallpaper (labeled "three drops"). Can also be used for the decoration of bathrooms Wallpaper "under painting" of fiberglass. They are good because it is very undemanding to as the surface – they can be glued on an uneven, crumbling wall, and this reduces not only the cost of repair, but also work. Slightly more expensive, but at the same time very cost-effective option – wall plastic panels. They look great and very easy to clean.
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To finish the kitchen you can also use the Wallpapers of fiberglass or washable vinyl, stick them to the ceiling or to the middle of the wall height. If kitchen apron tiled – you can use a plastic panel, simulates a tile, or stick on the wall above work areas of the oil cloth or adhesive tape.
Useful advice
To reduce the cost of the repair will help the use of generic materials. For example, latex putty will help to cope with the cracks in the ceiling and uneven walls. Window frames, door jambs, pipes and radiators can be painted with the same paint "for interiors", a special radiator enamel has the sense to buy only if the battery is rusted.

Advice 2 : How to make a budget apartment repair

Is it possible to make repairs for little money? Yes, the update does not require a large financial effort and will not take much time.
Budget repair room
If you do not have enough funds to repairs apartment, you can use the budget option. It does not require global renovation of housing – the demolition or completing of the walls, but help to transform the apartment updates.

What you need to repair



Before starting work you should make a shopping list and put approximate prices. Then it will be clear that enough funds.


If you anticipate redecorating the room, then a sample list of the necessary materials and equipment might be:

1. Wallpaper. The number of coils it is easy to calculate. Usually in the same 10 meters. First, measure the length and width of the room, multiply these values. Get a number equal to the square pasted over the surface. When calculating we must not forget about the extra inches to fit the picture and remember that glued the whole cloth. The remains will go to the space above the door, near the window.
2. The Wallpaper glue. Usually, only one package for a medium sized room.
3. Primer.
4. Spatula.
5. Putty. If no luck, the walls are not pleased with her directness, then you may need quite a lot of building material. Less – dry coating, which dilute with water according to instructions.
6. For ceiling panels made of polystyrene, PVC or latex paint.
7. Glue for panels. You will need it in that case, if the decoration of the ceiling they are selected.
8. Brushes, oil paint for doors, Windows.
9. Laminate or linoleum.


The main work



After materials are purchased, you must make the room furniture or move it to the center, cover with foil. Start renovation work from the ceiling.

Before applying latex paint with water and rags to wash the old coating, but it is quite troublesome and time consuming. The plaster will drip down and stain the floor, the furnishings. Therefore it is better to choose the variant with panels. There are very cheap, but cute designs. They adhere very well even on older untrained ceiling with glue for panels. Start from the center of the room and reach the extreme sides.

The walls are free of old Wallpaper.
Easy to remove end-of-century Wallpaper with warm water and a roller. This tool, moistened with water, promazyvaetsya Wallpaper and in 15 minutes easily removable


If the walls are uneven, then they have to apply putty. It needs to dry for 24 hours. After that you can apply the primer and when it dries – to hang Wallpaper. Then paint the window frames (if they are wood) and doors.

Laminate and linoleum – inexpensive options for flooring. Besides, they are easy to lay and lay. Of these materials it is possible to do gender not only in the rooms but in the kitchen, in the hallway. Wallpaper, ceiling tiles in these areas are glued in the same way as in the rooms. The result is a clean, updated apartment and a minimum of this wasted money.
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