Collected in order articles from the heading "Design Hack" - on how to plan and survive repairs. Read which interior does not become obsolete and in 20 years, how to redo a standard contract with a designer in order to take into account all the most important things in terms of money and terms, what materials to repair and choose and how not to go crazy in the construction market.
How to repair 20 years in advance
Any repair requires money, time and nerves, so making it for twenty years is a good idea. Of course, you will have to re-glue the wallpaper or update the paint during this time, but these costs (both time and financial) are not comparable with a major overhaul. Designer Daria Pikova tells what interior style does not become obsolete in 15-20 years and what to look for when choosing materials.
What a modern urban interior looks like: 5 trends of Salone del Mobile.Milano
The main thing in a modern interior is the ability to disconnect from the high-speed, information-saturated outer world and slow down, ground, focus on yourself and your feelings, emotions. Urban housing strives for minimalism, and informed consumption dictates its own rules: things should be compact, multifunctional and pleasant to the touch.
How to draw up a contract with a designer so as not to had to sort out the court
Break all the planned work into stages and write down in detail what works each of the stages includes (you can designate them as sub-stages). Each of the stages and sub-steps should be assigned a deadline. If the contractor tells you that it is impossible to plan the repair in such detail, think about how true his promises about “we will manage in four months” are true, we tell you what points should be taken into account in the contract and what to look for when working with repair services in order to save time, nerves and money.
Unfurnished apartment: In What is the catch and how to properly equip
When people hear about an apartment with a free layout, they imagine that in this case, you can do anything with the room. In fact, this is far from the case. There are a number of restrictions, neglect of which can harm comfortable living, neighbors, and indeed is a violation of the law. Architect Pavel Gerasimov talks about what you need to pay attention to when buying a home with a free layout.
How much does repair in a two-room apartment cost?
An article about the cost of repairs in a one-room apartment caused a lot of comments - both on the site and in social networks. We decided to continue the story with estimates and asked the masters of the YouDo service to calculate how much the repair in a two-room apartment of 60 square meters would cost. For comparison, we took overhaul in a new building without finishing and redecorating in an apartment with decoration in the secondary. In both cases, repair was required "economy +" - with a simple and modern design and high-quality materials.
How to go to hardware stores: Instructions from interior designers
Repair, where everything you need is bought right away in a day at any store or blindly via the Internet - rather an exception to the rule. Also, a designer can go shopping instead of the owners of the apartment - if the cost of the project includes a picking service. In other cases, you will have to do this yourself and more than once. In order not to find yourself tired and confused in the middle of a building hypermarket, you need to carefully plan everything - talked with designers Anna and Mikhail Koshelev and Tatyana Bezverkhoy how to act better.
Where and how to store things if there is not enough space in the apartment
You can arrange places for things even in a small apartment. The main thing is not to store too much and set aside time for planning: deal with the categories of things and think over options (not always obvious) for their placement. Designers Olga Dukven and Sevara Ariphodzhaeva tell how to find a place for everything you love and need in a small apartment.
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