How to start renovation in the apartment

Repair in the apart­ment requires seri­ous prepa­ra­tion, both finan­cial and psy­cho­log­i­cal. To prop­er­ly orga­nize the space for your­self, you need to cal­cu­late and think every­thing over in advance.
How to start renovation in the apartment
How to start ren­o­va­tion in the apart­ment. Pho­to: pixabay.com

A clear­ly defined action plan and analy­sis of each repair stage will help you avoid mis­takes and find the best solu­tion for you. To under­stand where to start repair­ing an apart­ment, it is nec­es­sary to ana­lyze its con­di­tion, some­times only super­fi­cial changes are enough to make the apart­ment look cozy and fresh again. Explore each work­flow in detail. It is espe­cial­ly impor­tant when it comes to do-it-your­self repair work. If you are not con­fi­dent in your abil­i­ties and do not want to spend too much time, the best solu­tion is to trust pro­fes­sion­als such as inte­ri­or design­ers. As a result, you will get a clear plan and qual­i­ty work in a short­er time.

1. Cosmetic or capital

Cos­met­ic repairs of the apart­ment is con­sid­ered a light­weight option. This is a replace­ment for the dec­o­ra­tive fin­ish­es of some ele­ments or sev­er­al rooms at once. This implies the ren­o­va­tion of the premis­es with­out affect­ing the struc­tur­al ele­ments, name­ly: the removal and replace­ment of the old floor cov­er­ing, the adjust­ment of the sur­face of the walls and ceil­ing. In this case, the work will not take too much time and will not require sig­nif­i­cant finan­cial invest­ments. How­ev­er, the final cost will depend direct­ly on the fin­ish­ing mate­ri­als you choose, for exam­ple, it will be wall­pa­per or paint, par­quet or lam­i­nate.

The over­haul of an apart­ment implies a large-scale and labor-inten­sive process, which will require large finan­cial costs. This type of repair involves a com­plete recon­struc­tion of the apart­ment with the pos­si­bil­i­ty of rede­vel­op­ment. When per­form­ing work, all win­dow and door struc­tures, engi­neer­ing com­mu­ni­ca­tions, ceil­ing, wall and floor cov­er­ings are replaced. In anoth­er way, the over­haul of an apart­ment can be called a “repair from scratch”. Most often, this type of repair is car­ried out in new build­ings and includes the fol­low­ing steps:



  • detailed mea­sure­ments of the premis­es;
  • rede­vel­op­ment of the apart­ment;
  • dis­man­tling works;
  • the con­struc­tion of par­ti­tions;
  • wall plas­ter­ing;
  • wall dec­o­ra­tion;
  • floor screed;
  • floor fin­ish­ing;
  • ceil­ing instal­la­tion.

2. Repair with a contractor or do it yourself

Regard­less of what type of repair you have planned, you can do it your­self or use the ser­vices of pro­fes­sion­als. You can also attract spe­cial­ists to per­form only cer­tain types of work.

If you are con­sid­er­ing doing it your­self, then you should read the instruc­tions and mas­ter class­es in detail. They will help you to per­form the work in the cor­rect sequence and achieve the result no worse than an expe­ri­enced mas­ter.

Repair with a con­trac­tor is con­sid­ered a more reli­able solu­tion, but here you can stum­ble upon pit­falls. Be sure to draw up a con­tract before per­form­ing work. It should con­tain clear dead­lines for the com­ple­tion of work, the oblig­a­tions of the par­ties, the pro­ce­dure for accep­tance, pay­ment, and so on. With­out draw­ing up a con­tract, but rely­ing only on ver­bal agree­ments, you are at great risk. A good repair and con­struc­tion com­pa­ny, as a rule, takes its rep­u­ta­tion seri­ous­ly and is respon­si­ble for the work per­formed, and also pro­vides guar­an­tees. There­fore, before mak­ing a deci­sion on coop­er­a­tion, do not be too lazy to vis­it the com­pa­ny’s office and view the port­fo­lio.

3. Cost and budget

First of all, you must deter­mine for your­self what lev­el of fin­ish you want to have after the repair. How much the select­ed work will cost and whether the bud­get is enough, what you can save on, and what is bet­ter not to be stingy — all these ques­tions will become clear after choos­ing the type of repair: cos­met­ic or cap­i­tal.

At the cost plan­ning stage, you will need an esti­mate for the ren­o­va­tion of your apart­ment. If you rely only on your own strength, you can make an esti­mate using online cal­cu­la­tors. For cal­cu­la­tions, pre­pare the exact area of ​​the premis­es, height, wall areas, tak­ing into account the deduc­tion of open­ings. If there is a dif­fi­cul­ty in cal­cu­lat­ing com­plex wall sur­faces, it is worth divid­ing them into sim­ple geo­met­ric shapes: tri­an­gles, squares, rec­tan­gles, cir­cles. First cal­cu­late the area of ​​​​the fig­ures, and then add or sub­tract.

If you decide to turn to con­trac­tors for ser­vices, the esti­mate is cre­at­ed by them. But before draw­ing it up, you need to have a mea­sured plan and all the desired repairs and mate­ri­als clear­ly formed on paper. Also, it is best to divide the total area of ​​the apart­ment into rooms: entrance hall, kitchen, liv­ing room, bed­room, etc. All this must be pre­pared in order to avoid mis­un­der­stand­ings between you and the con­trac­tor.

The fin­ished esti­mate should describe in detail the types of work, the scope of work, the tech­nol­o­gy for their imple­men­ta­tion, the qual­i­ty cat­e­go­ry, stages and terms, the type and quan­ti­ty of build­ing mate­ri­als, the price of work and the pay­ment sched­ule. The more detailed the esti­mate is dis­closed by the con­trac­tor, the more guar­an­tees that you are deal­ing with a real pro­fes­sion­al.

When car­ry­ing out repairs, the ques­tion of sav­ings often aris­es. There is noth­ing shame­ful in this, but you need to save mon­ey with­out sac­ri­fic­ing qual­i­ty and safe­ty. In order not to pay twice, we will give some rec­om­men­da­tions on what you absolute­ly should not save on:

  • elec­tri­cal wiring should be mod­ern, if there are alu­minum wires of the Sovi­et era, replace them with cop­per ones;
  • plumb­ing and plumb­ing of dubi­ous qual­i­ty, as a rule, will flow at the most inop­por­tune moment;
  • win­dows and doors. Win­dows can be both wood­en and plas­tic, they retain heat in the same way, but here you need to pay atten­tion to fit­tings. Install a steel entrance door with stiff­en­ers and a lock of the 3rd class of reli­a­bil­i­ty;
  • draft and fin­ish­ing mate­ri­als, for exam­ple, poor plas­ter will quick­ly crack and fall off;
  • on dif­fi­cult jobs. Do not take on your­self for work that requires qual­i­fi­ca­tions, and those that you have not pre­vi­ous­ly per­formed. Con­tact the experts.



Major repairs are always more expen­sive than cos­met­ic ones. The min­i­mum tax for cap­i­tal starts from 6,000 rubles per sq. meter, for cos­met­ic — from 3,000 rubles per sq. meter. In addi­tion, there are also design repairs and turnkey repairs, which, in turn, are not reg­u­lat­ed by reg­u­la­tions. Prices for these types of repairs start at an aver­age of 8,500 rubles per sq. meter.

4. Interior design

Choos­ing a new apart­ment inte­ri­or is a very respon­si­ble task that takes a lot of time and effort. Often, a mod­ern inte­ri­or is based on a mix­ture of styles, but at the same time, if every­thing is cor­rect­ly com­bined, a cozy atmos­phere and har­mo­ny are cre­at­ed. When choos­ing a design style, you must first of all start from what you do not want to see cat­e­gor­i­cal­ly. Using the method of elim­i­na­tion, you will quick­ly get to a com­fort­able solu­tion.

So that your inte­ri­or is not a ran­dom col­lec­tion of objects and things, ini­tial­ly make a selec­tion of pho­tographs with ana­logues of inte­ri­ors, fur­ni­ture, fab­rics and even dish­es. With the abil­i­ty to work in pho­to edi­tors, you can cre­ate col­lages of the approx­i­mate appear­ance of the premis­es from the desired inte­ri­or and decor ele­ments. This will help pave a kind of key to find­ing the future style, col­or com­bi­na­tion and palette of fin­ish­ing mate­ri­als. Here are some cri­te­ria that will help in the com­pi­la­tion:

Shape of objects

Com­bin­ing two or three dif­fer­ent styles is eas­i­er if you respect the uni­ty of form. In one inte­ri­or, you can use fur­ni­ture and acces­sories from dif­fer­ent styles, for exam­ple, com­bine mod­ern with clas­sics and add fea­tures of futur­ism to all this. In this case, a sin­gle form of fur­ni­ture — soft tex­tile seats and thin legs — cre­ate a com­fort­able, con­sis­tent atmos­phere.

The right combination of colors

Com­pe­tent­ly com­bin­ing dif­fer­ent col­ors in the inte­ri­or is very impor­tant, because the psy­cho­log­i­cal health of a per­son also depends on it. The eas­i­est way to choose the right shades is your pref­er­ence for a par­tic­u­lar col­or in clothes. On a sub­con­scious lev­el, we choose exact­ly those shades that increase the lev­el of mood and con­fi­dence. There­fore, it is quite pos­si­ble to take your favorite col­ors as a basis and include them in the inte­ri­or.

The sec­ond option: pick up a dozen dif­fer­ent inte­ri­or solu­tions and build on their col­or palette. And, per­haps, the sim­plest solu­tion is white, because all shades are com­bined with it and on its basis you can cre­ate an attrac­tive eclec­tic inte­ri­or.

It should be borne in mind that the use of many col­ors in one space can great­ly over­load the inte­ri­or. It is best to choose a max­i­mum of three shades and repeat them in dif­fer­ent design ele­ments.

Combination of different materials

Dif­fer­ent inte­ri­or styles are char­ac­ter­ized by their dis­tinc­tive tex­tures and mate­ri­als. For exam­ple, in a clas­sic style, vel­vet, wood or yel­low met­al are most often used. In the loft — leather and stone.

In order to com­pe­tent­ly com­bine mate­ri­als in dif­fer­ent styles, you need to adhere to the basic rule of “con­trast + har­mo­ny”, that is, a smooth sur­face goes well with the relief, sol­id wood with soft drap­ery or uphol­stery. If the space is divid­ed into sev­er­al zones, then it would be an ide­al solu­tion to use the fin­ish­es of dif­fer­ent tex­tures.

Unity of accents

The inte­ri­or can play in a new way, if you bring one bold detail into it. For exam­ple, in a mod­ern clas­sic liv­ing room inte­ri­or, add a futur­is­tic sofa or car­pet with ori­en­tal orna­ments. Often the best ideas are built on some kind of extreme.



Apply interesting patterns and ornaments

If you decide to com­bine objects of dif­fer­ent styles in one inte­ri­or, then it looks very good along with dec­o­ra­tion and fur­ni­ture, where there are repeat­ing shades and pat­terns. Such a cre­at­ed con­nec­tion by orna­ments is con­sid­ered a very suc­cess­ful mod­ern design solu­tion.

The inte­ri­or will set the mood of the whole life in the apart­ment. Pho­to: Pavel Pogreb­nichenko

Plan of demolished and erected walls

By demol­ish­ing or adding par­ti­tions, you can com­plete­ly change the inte­ri­or lay­out of your apart­ment. All these trans­for­ma­tions, respec­tive­ly, entail a change in the BTI plan. In order to get a qual­i­ty result and a well-planned apart­ment, it is nec­es­sary to resort to a plan for demol­ished and erect­ed walls.

The demo­li­tion wall plan is an oblig­a­tory part of the project doc­u­men­ta­tion. When it comes to rede­vel­op­ment of an apart­ment, it is impos­si­ble to do with­out its cre­ation. First of all, this plan is nec­es­sary for con­struc­tion work in order to under­stand exact­ly which par­ti­tions are to be demol­ished or dis­man­tled. If, accord­ing to the project, the wall does not require com­plete demo­li­tion, then the para­me­ters of the future open­ing should be indi­cat­ed in the plan, that is, its width and height. A plan of the demol­ished walls is formed in detail, based on the mea­sured draw­ing of the apart­ment. At the same time, it should not con­tra­dict build­ing codes and san­i­tary rules.

The plan of the walls being erect­ed is the main draw­ing, on the basis of which the entire design project is sub­se­quent­ly formed. It reflects all new walls and par­ti­tions being erect­ed, with the spec­i­fied dimen­sions of their thick­ness­es and the exist­ing ref­er­ence to struc­tures.

Pho­to: safronova.interior.design

Outlets and lighting plan

Light­ing plays an impor­tant role in the inte­ri­or. The per­cep­tion of inte­ri­or items, com­fort, mood and your well-being also depend on it. There­fore, it is worth choos­ing the right light­ing fix­tures and dis­trib­ut­ing them through­out the rooms.

The light­ing plan is a detailed draw­ing that shows all pos­si­ble types of light­ing fix­tures, their num­ber, pow­er and bright­ness. For each type of room, its own light­ing device is select­ed. When draw­ing up such a plan, it is nec­es­sary to imme­di­ate­ly decide where the light­ing sources will be locat­ed, per­haps it will be one com­mon in the cen­ter of the ceil­ing, or vice ver­sa — com­bined, which illu­mi­nate only cer­tain areas. In addi­tion, when plac­ing light­ing fix­tures, it is impor­tant to direct­ly con­sid­er the ceil­ing plan, since both of them are close­ly relat­ed. The task of light­ing fix­tures is to cor­rect­ly com­ple­ment the design solu­tion and cre­ate com­fort.

The sock­et lay­out plan is also one of the impor­tant draw­ings when devel­op­ing a design project. Since we use a fair­ly large num­ber of elec­tri­cal appli­ances in the mod­ern world, it is nec­es­sary to pro­vide for the exact num­ber and loca­tion of sock­ets so that in the future we do not turn to exten­sion cords for help. The plan details all types of sock­ets used and their bind­ing with dimen­sions. This plan is close­ly relat­ed to the fur­ni­ture lay­out plan and the light­ing plan. It is impor­tant to cre­ate a com­fort­able and afford­able con­nec­tion to the set of equip­ment used in your apart­ment.

Pho­to: sve­tazhuko­vaa

Choice of finishing materials

The selec­tion of fin­ish­ing mate­ri­als can be con­fus­ing due to the huge num­ber of dif­fer­ent options on the con­struc­tion mar­ket. But it is also an impor­tant part of a ren­o­va­tion plan or design project. Both options at once will save you from the agony of choice. When order­ing a design project, your archi­tect or design­er will describe in detail all the mate­ri­als, tex­tures and col­ors. All you have to do is buy them.

If you want to save a lit­tle, then go to con­struc­tion hyper­mar­kets, because they offer most of the goods at the best prices. As for some spe­cif­ic man­u­fac­tur­ers, it is best to be guid­ed by well-known and proven brands. Oth­er­wise, there is a big risk of run­ning into low-qual­i­ty prod­ucts. Be sure to pay atten­tion to expi­ra­tion dates and the type of pack­ag­ing — some prod­ucts may well dete­ri­o­rate from improp­er stor­age. When repair­ing a par­tic­u­lar room, you need to under­stand its func­tion­al pur­pose, and only then pur­chase fin­ish­ing mate­ri­als for it. For exam­ple, for the kitchen it is bet­ter to choose mois­ture-resis­tant wall­pa­per, and for the bed­room, envi­ron­men­tal­ly friend­ly paper. A nat­ur­al wood floor can be com­plete­ly replaced with a high-qual­i­ty lam­i­nate. But it is worth lay­ing it only in res­i­den­tial premis­es; ceram­ic tiles are suit­able for the bath­room and toi­let.

The best solu­tion would be to pur­chase envi­ron­men­tal­ly friend­ly mate­ri­als that do not emit harm­ful sub­stances. This rule is very appro­pri­ate when it comes to the bed­room or nurs­ery. If you decide to pur­chase mate­ri­als abroad, it is bet­ter to order them in advance, as they often take much longer to deliv­er.



Furniture layout plan

The over­all func­tion­al­i­ty of all rooms, as well as the place­ment of equip­ment, includ­ing lamps and sock­ets, depends on the fur­ni­ture lay­out plan. It is also part of the project doc­u­men­ta­tion. It is aimed, first of all, at unit­ing all inte­ri­or items and cre­at­ing a full-fledged look from fur­ni­ture and house­hold appli­ances, in rela­tion to a spe­cif­ic room: its area, shape and func­tion­al pur­pose. When arrang­ing fur­ni­ture, it is nec­es­sary to take into account the mate­ri­als from which it is made, as well as its col­or, tex­ture and shape. The fur­ni­ture should cor­re­spond to the con­cept of the inte­ri­or and be in har­mo­ny with every­thing else.

Pho­to: naa­da design

5. Repair plan

The apart­ment ren­o­va­tion plan includes the devel­op­ment of a design project. This project should reflect all the draw­ings and the main nuances that you would like to see after the repair is com­plet­ed. It includes the gen­er­al lay­out of all the premis­es of the apart­ment, the loca­tion of light­ing fix­tures, switch­es, sock­ets, and the like. In order to cor­rect­ly cal­cu­late fin­ish­ing mate­ri­als, appli­ances, fur­ni­ture and decor, as well as con­struc­tion and fin­ish­ing work, you must have an apart­ment plan with you, which indi­cates all the areas of the premis­es, the loca­tion of win­dow and door open­ings.

Room renovation schedule

It is best to start repairs from the room where the most garbage is expect­ed. As a rule, they are a bath­room or a bath­room — by lay­ing tiles. Then they go to the far room and move to the kitchen. If you also plan to live in an apart­ment that is to be ren­o­vat­ed, then you will need to dis­as­sem­ble some things, pack and take them to oth­er rooms.

Sequence of work

Now let’s move on to the step-by-step instruc­tions for repair and con­struc­tion work in the apart­ment:

Detailed mea­sure­ments. Mea­sure­ments give a com­plete pic­ture of the tech­ni­cal para­me­ters of the space. With­out tak­ing mea­sure­ments, it will not be pos­si­ble to avoid mis­takes in the imple­men­ta­tion of the design project.

Dis­man­tling works. This stage is rel­e­vant both for the sec­ondary fund and for new build­ings. For the sec­ondary fund at this stage, it is nec­es­sary to remove all floor, ceil­ing, wall cov­er­ings, as well as win­dows, doors, switch­es, sock­ets, plumb­ing. If you have con­ceived rede­vel­op­ment, then the demo­li­tion of the nec­es­sary par­ti­tions is car­ried out right now.

Con­struc­tion of walls and par­ti­tions. Here, the nec­es­sary par­ti­tions and walls are erect­ed accord­ing to the design project.

Hid­den elec­tri­cal instal­la­tion. At this stage, you need to decide on the man­u­fac­tur­er and series of switch­es and sock­ets. Do not for­get about lay­ing cable for TV and the Inter­net.

Lay­ing a route for air con­di­tion­ing. The next step will be the lay­ing of wires and fre­on pipelines (mains), as well as the instal­la­tion of the out­door unit. The indoor unit is not mount­ed at this stage.

Dis­tri­b­u­tion of pipes for water sup­ply, sew­er­age and heat­ing. New com­mu­ni­ca­tions are laid accord­ing to the lay­out plan: wash­ing machine, plumb­ing and heat­ed tow­el rail. Old radi­a­tors must be removed and tem­po­rary plugs installed, it is worth wait­ing a lit­tle while hang­ing new radi­a­tors at this stage.



Instal­la­tion of win­dow blocks. When installing win­dow blocks, do not remove the pro­tec­tive film from them until the rough fin­ish is com­plet­ed, so as not to spoil their appear­ance ahead of time.

Entrance door instal­la­tion. When installing the front door, do not install the inte­ri­or trim on the side of the apart­ment until the repair is com­plet­ed. It is also desir­able to pro­tect the door addi­tion­al­ly.

Lev­el­ing walls and ceil­ings. First of all, the lev­el­ing process should start from the ceil­ing. Here, it is plas­ter work that is meant, but if a stretch or plas­ter­board ceil­ing is planned, then in this case it is installed at the very end. The sec­ond in the repair sequence are the walls, and then the slopes and open­ings.

Floor screed. A screed on a cement-sand mor­tar sets with­in a day, and a screed on a plas­ter mor­tar after 4 hours. At the same time, it is pos­si­ble to lay sub­se­quent coat­ings on a gyp­sum screed after 3 days, while on a cement-sand screed only after 2 weeks. The choice is yours.

Instal­la­tion of a warm floor. It is laid only on a flat base. More­over, the sequence of instal­la­tion before or after the screed depends on the type of under­floor heat­ing tech­nol­o­gy used.

Instal­la­tion of box­es and ceil­ings made of plas­ter­board, embed­ded fur­ni­ture, instal­la­tion of inspec­tion hatch­es.

Lay­ing tiles. Tiles must be laid first on the walls and then on the floor. The bath­tub should be installed before the tiles are laid in order to get a per­fect joint.

Ceil­ing fin­ish. Paint only flat sur­faces.

Clean wall cov­er­ing. If you decide to choose wall­pa­per for wall dec­o­ra­tion, then you need to start glu­ing them from the win­dow. Also, in order to avoid their defor­ma­tion, after the stick­er, do not open the win­dows for a week.

Instal­la­tion of radi­a­tors. Radi­a­tors are installed after the walls are com­plet­ed. Oth­er­wise, it will not work to paint the space behind them.



Floor cov­er­ing. It is nec­es­sary to lay the floor­ing only on a com­plete­ly dried screed, oth­er­wise it may peel off.

Stretch ceil­ing instal­la­tion. When installing a stretch ceil­ing struc­ture, do not for­get about mort­gages for light­ing fix­tures.

Plumb­ing instal­la­tion. Instal­la­tion of a show­er, toi­let, wash­basin, faucet, wash­ing machine (if you plan to place it in the bath­room).

Instal­la­tion of inte­ri­or doors and lay­ing skirt­ing boards. Lay­ing skirt­ing boards must be car­ried out after the inte­ri­or doors are installed.

Arrange­ment of head­set and house­hold appli­ances. Fur­ni­ture mod­ules, a coun­ter­top, a stove, a dish­wash­er, an extrac­tor hood, a sink and a wash­ing machine are installed.

Instal­la­tion of the indoor unit of the air con­di­tion­er, cor­nices for cur­tains, instal­la­tion of light­ing fix­tures, sock­ets and switch­es. Instal­la­tion of exter­nal parts of switch­es and sock­ets, sus­pen­sion of all nec­es­sary lamps and an elec­tric bell.

Gen­er­al clean­ing of premis­es. After the com­plet­ed repair, a lot of con­struc­tion debris remains, which should def­i­nite­ly be tak­en to a spe­cial land­fill. In addi­tion to debris, you will need to remove all con­t­a­m­i­nants that have arisen. Only in a clean apart­ment can you arrange fur­ni­ture and invite guests to a house­warm­ing par­ty.

Arrange­ment of fur­ni­ture and decor. The most pleas­ant moment after the com­ple­tion of the repair, because the fur­ni­ture and decor will final­ly give the final look to your planned inte­ri­or.

The arrange­ment of fur­ni­ture and decor is the last and most enjoy­able stage. Pho­to: Pavel Pogreb­nichenko

6. Expert opinion

Pavel Pogreb­nichenko, archi­tect-design­er of the design orga­ni­za­tion “Aque­duct”:

- If you are start­ing a repair, then con­tact­ing a spe­cial­ist will not be super­flu­ous at all. It will trans­form all your ideas into a gen­er­al con­cept, and then help bring them to life. Choos­ing a design­er is not an easy task, how­ev­er, you should start your search with the advice of peo­ple you know. In every city there are pop­u­lar design­ers or stu­dios that have already earned a lot of pos­i­tive feed­back. It is nec­es­sary to care­ful­ly study the port­fo­lio and make sure that the spe­cial­ist works with the styles you like. Chat with a per­son per­son­al­ly, find out the cost of ser­vices. If every­thing suits you, then you can con­clude a con­tract.



Work on the design project begins with a spe­cial­ist vis­it to the site to make detailed mea­sure­ments and dis­cuss future changes. Try to describe to the design­er all your thoughts and ideas. A good spe­cial­ist will imme­di­ate­ly under­stand what your inte­ri­or should be like. Do not avoid talk­ing about the bud­get for the upcom­ing ren­o­va­tion. A pro­fes­sion­al must under­stand in what price range goods should be pawned. If this is not done, then the imple­men­ta­tion of ideas may not be afford­able, and in this case, you will have to look for cheap­er ana­logues and waste time inap­pro­pri­ate­ly, which means that the result may suf­fer great­ly from this. Some clients already at the first meet­ing know what mate­ri­als or fur­ni­ture they want to see in their inte­ri­or — this approach will save time on the project. At the request of the client, it is pos­si­ble to orga­nize a trip with a design­er to spe­cial­ized stores.

The com­plete set of the design project is agreed upon at the stage of dis­cussing its price and sign­ing the con­tract. Now many design­ers offer pack­ages of ser­vices from which you can choose the one that suits your wal­let. It is also nec­es­sary to imme­di­ate­ly dis­cuss the issue of the design­er’s vis­its to the object. No mat­ter how well the project is thought out, ques­tions may arise at the con­struc­tion site that will require prompt answers. There­fore, if you do not have enough time, arrange with the design­er for super­vi­sion so that the final result match­es the intend­ed project.

The stan­dard set of design project draw­ings includes:

  • dimen­sion­al plan of the premis­es;
  • plans for the dis­man­tling / instal­la­tion of par­ti­tions;
  • plan for the loca­tion of sock­ets and switch­es;
  • ceil­ing plan with the arrange­ment of light­ing fix­tures;
  • floor plan with fur­ni­ture arrange­ment;
  • wall sweeps;
  • char­ac­ter­is­tic nodes;
  • spec­i­fi­ca­tions of decor ele­ments and fur­ni­ture;
  • visu­al­iza­tion of char­ac­ter­is­tic view­points.

If you are think­ing about rede­vel­op­ment of an apart­ment, you should under­stand that not all design deci­sions can be made legal­ly. As soon as there are ques­tions about the demo­li­tion of walls, the trans­fer of wet rooms, the com­bi­na­tion of the kitchen with oth­er rooms, the glaz­ing of the log­gias and the removal of heat­ing appli­ances to them, you need to con­tact the munic­i­pal author­i­ties, with which coor­di­na­tion will be car­ried out. In addi­tion to the design project, in this case, you will need to order a rede­vel­op­ment project, and only after its approval, you can start repair work, oth­er­wise you will have to pay a large fine.

Every­one wants to orga­nize the space around them as com­fort­ably and styl­ish­ly as pos­si­ble, so that it reflects the inner world of the own­ers. The inte­ri­or is cre­at­ed for at least a few years, and at the same time, a lot of mon­ey is invest­ed in it, so con­tact a pro­fes­sion­al — he will help you prop­er­ly allo­cate the bud­get and make repairs.