If your balcony has never been repaired at all, or you have moved into a new apartment, where only rough finish, where to start? This is the first question that the owners havedwellings. And you need to start with a plan, with a thought over the interior of the balcony. To begin the rough finish it is necessary from a ceiling, then to pass to furnish of walls, then a floor. Only after that go to the glazing of the balcony, the installation of doors and decorative wall decoration.
Do not rush to finish roughingbalcony, accelerate the process of drying the ceiling and walls, screed floors, not to start repairs from the beginning in a couple of years. The quality of the rough finish depends on the service life of the finishing materials and the quality of the entire repair. Always remember that a balcony is not a room and weather unfavorable factors constantly influence and influence its appearance and comfortable conditions for a person.
To save money when repairing a balcony, you should not be afraid to do everything yourself, as a lot of money goes to pay for finishing works. Besides, finishing the balcony with your own hands You will get satisfaction from yourwork and do everything according to your own desires. Do not hurry with the choice of materials, consider the climatic conditions, financial possibilities and overall design of the apartment.
To work when decorating a balconyUse materials for outdoor works, as all sides of the balcony look out onto the street. To begin with, around the balcony fences you need to install wooden grilles, and inside lap sheets insulation from foam polystyrene or mineral wool. And you need to insulate the floor, ceiling, walls and parapet at the same time.
If you choose the right materials, then finishing the balcony with your own hands does not require special knowledge and experience. Inside, the balcony can be finished with plastic lining, decorative wood panels or tiles for outdoor works, since it is always necessary to take into account the great temperature difference in the cold season, even on the insulated balcony. But the wallpaper is very impractical material for the interior decoration of the balcony, because it quickly burn out in the sun and because of the temperature drops can be peeled off.
Outside, the balcony is best siding. Both vinyl and metal siding perfectly withstand temperature changes, sunlight, rain and snow, it's easy to mount with self-tapping screws, and the choice of colors is very wide. After all, when the external finishing the balcony with your own hands it is desirable to take into account both the appearance of the building and the architectural style of the street.
As for the tree, which is often trimmedbalconies in cities, it eventually cracked, rotted and loses appeal, and in addition, more fire dangerous than plastic. Therefore, it is necessary to take into account the climatic conditions when selecting materials.
If it is done finishing the balcony with your own hands, then you will be in advance not onlynecessary materials, but also tools. You will need a drill, a jig saw, a hacksaw, a hammer, a screwdriver and other small tools. It is important to insulate the floor of the balcony. It is best if the floor is wooden, but you can lay linoleum or laminate.
Balcony doors must be insulated, so as not to lose heat in the room. therefore door finishing begins precisely with this. The heat-insulated on the doors is on the balcony side, so as not to disturb the interior of the room.
If financial resources allowUse sliding doors to access the balcony. This significantly saves space throughout the apartment, perfectly protects against dust and dirt. Street noise does not interfere with your rest, and most importantly such doors are reliable, durable and beautiful. They give originality and aesthetics to the decoration of the exit to the balcony from the room.