In buildings of small apartments, very small living space and all rooms of this apartment are small. The bathrooms are also not distinguished by size, most often it is 2-4 square meters and not more than 2.5 metres in height. And in this area needed to fit the plumbing, fittings and necessary stuff.
When planning repairs in the small bathroom, you should know the wishes of all family members and it is advisable to draw up a plan:
- How to place plumbing
- Where and what will be the light
- What elements of decoration will be present
- What materials will be bathroom
Of course, you can contact the designers, they will make your bathroom, taking into account all wishes, functional and comfortable and will take into account the budget, but it was originally quite expensive and not everyone can afford.
To expand the space in a small bathroom in several ways, for example, install a shower stall. Further increase the room to the mirrored door of the cabin. But not all of the households can accept the lack of a bath. Women love to soak in the bathtub, children to bathe more comfortable, but the older people, because of their age, more comfortable shower.
A good solution is to install a corner bath, it is not only visually expand the space, but also give more free space. Due to this, in the bathroom you can put the washing machine or additional storage cabinets, bathroom accessories.
Large selection of sinks allows to choose the most convenient option. It can be as mounted sink and small corner. The convenience of flat hinged shell that can be placed in the washing machine. In an extreme case, from the sink can do without, but it carries with it its own difficulties.
Many use modern installation systems that not only enhance the room but also hide the pipe. Such systems are fixed to the supporting walls, so that they can easily withstand the load. With their help, you can make a niche in which to hide, for example, a washing machine or install a curtain plumbing.
In order to clearly understand how the system works, installations in the bathroom, you can watch the video
When decorating the walls in the bathroom usually use tile. It is convenient to operate and with the right pattern you can also expand the space. The tiles in the bathroom, choose light shades of green and blue, also the actual beige and white colors.
Will look good combined colors, separated by a rim. Choosing a tile pattern, it is worth remembering that the big picture is stealing the space. A create your pattern by inserting a small mirror. They well expand the space, but also require extra care.
Colors in pastel shades, provide the opportunity over time to change the bathroom style. You should just change the color of bathroom accessories and you have a new room. In addition, these tones soothe and relax while lying in the bath.
In the vertical method of laying tiles, the room visually, in the sky, up in the horizontal and in breadth. A good technique to lay tile diagonally.
Many prefer the mosaic, but it is worth remembering that it should not be too bright or dark, as this can quickly get bored, and besides, she clearly visible soap stains.
- Often used when decorating bathrooms plastic panels. This is quite beneficial in terms of Finance, but the trim panels are lost need inches of space.
- Ultra-modern material is a flexible stone that is easy to use and very comfortable in the bathroom, but quite expensive and not everyone can afford.
- The most rare type of decoration is the Wallpaper. Washable Wallpaper, more suitable for those who are not planning imminent major repairs. And for temporary cosmetic is ideal.
In our time, most often for finishing the bathroom ceiling using suspended ceilings. They are comfortable and easy to handle, and goes well with tiles and other finishes. They are easy to hide lighting and they visually expand the room. For the bathroom, where every inch of road space, good glossy ceilings.
Also use moisture-resistant gypsum plasterboard. It does not dampen and will last quite a long time. The ceiling can be both flat and tiered. Disadvantage of such a ceiling in financial expenses as the installation requires another frame of the profiles.
Ceiling of plastic panels and simple to assemble, and when caring for them. It will last a long time and does not require additional costs.
Mirrored ceiling is good for expansion space, but it is quite expensive and problematic.
The simplest and cheapest way of finishing the ceiling, it is considered a normal painting. Easy, convenient and you can always change the color or to update it. Suitable water-resistant latex acrylic or silicone-based.
Floors in the bathroom, it’s tiled. For him, it will be convenient to take care of and use correctly lined pattern, diagonally, expand the space. Additionally, it is possible to install Underfloor heating. They are safe, do not take up much space and stabilize the humidity.
Starting to repair the bathroom, you first need to prepare:
- To disabled bathroom fixtures (tub, sink) and separate it, so as not to interfere.
- To remove trivia, décor and ceiling.
- To clean the walls, ceiling and floor of the old finish.
- To replace old pipes and small, can be hidden by widening the wall. Large tubes of drywall hiding the box or system installations.
- To distribute, where there will be lamps and lights, to prepare the socket.
- To align the walls, floor, ceiling and corners with plaster.
When the plaster has dried (2-3 days), you can go directly to the repair:
- puts a tile on the wall. Put, starting with the corners, strictly on the level, and stepping back one row from the floor. Between tile sets special crosses governing the seams. Then gloss over the joints with grout and after a couple of hours, when it dries, remove the excess.
- If the idea of warm floors much, it is laid on the finished screed in the form of cables placed on top of a layer of tiles. There is a variant – heating mats. They do not require ties and placed directly under the tile. Their disadvantage is a higher price. The tile we select a darker color than the walls and stacked on the diagonal.
- Cheap and easy way of finishing the ceiling is painted. Also, without much cost to install plastic panels, they are attached by nails or conventional construction affixed to the sheathing and behind them you can hide bumps, wires, pipes and lighting.
- After all the repairs, installed plumbing. Choose it in advance, and it is under repair and selected the color scheme of the bathroom. Great space for storage, better to make the order, taking into account every available inch of.
- Installing bathroom fixtures and furniture, go to the very pleasant decor. Pick a shower curtain or hooks for towels, important details, the little things complete the repair.
Small bathroom, as it turned out, is not a reason to be upset. With a strong desire and imagination, even two or three meters, you can create the bathroom of your dreams. The main thing to choose the right colors and the right equipment. And, of course, not to forget about the details and design techniques that create a pleasant atmosphere.
Properly coordinated elements will allow for many years to enjoy and relax in a bathroom.