The hero of this article has been saving money for more than one year in order to buy a 2-room apartment in a brick house … “So what, that Khrushchev, but its own! he exclaimed. - I'll save up a little more - I'll start repairs. But looking at the situation around, the main thing was not to lose heart and not lose enthusiasm.
It was possible to live, but as is often the case with craftsmen, hands began to itch ahead of time. It was decided to do the repairs gradually, as funds were raised.
Looking ahead, I will say that the process lasted no less than 3 years. And this is how it was.
DIY repair in Khrushchev
The master decided to start the transformation of his home from the bath and toilet, combining 2 microspaces into something similar to a normal bathroom. To level the walls, the man considered the most acceptable and accessible sheathing with moisture-resistant plasterboard.
From a sturdy metal profile, he made a frame for a washbasin.
New water heater and water distribution. Above - hot, below - cold.
The bath podium successfully closed the hot water riser.
Tiles, lighting, shelves and a mirror (on the special order of the wife).
For repairs in the rest of the rooms, the man also chose a drywall.
Shelf and niche for TV from the profile.
According to the master, his wife worked on the interior color scheme and design.
OSB boards made it possible to lay the laminate on the floor without any problems. The renovation in the bedroom is over.
It was the turn of the corridor. Profile and drywall are still a priority for this master! He admits that he lost almost 7 cm of space from the wall, but he does not regret it, because it is difficult to cope with stripping off old plaster and laying new ones without specialists.
On the floor - laminate with transition to tiles.
The final. False wood beams on the ceiling, lanterns, artificial stone wall decoration …
Whoever made repairs in the kitchen knows how laborious this process is.
The mysterious bathroom window has been successfully closed with foam.
The man partially redesigned the room, reducing the length of the wall between the kitchen and the living room.
The tiles on the floor are gorgeous! The apron on the wall is made of gypsum boards, opened with a lacquer-sink.
The wall connecting the kitchen and the living room is also decorated in the form of the same white brickwork.
The refrigerator fits perfectly into the niche. You can't recognize the kitchen!
Bravo to the brave self-made man! How much strength, skill and patience is needed to make repairs in an old apartment with your own hands … I never tire of admiring such people.