Written by Yanjingjun
Let’s explain the title first:
That’s right, I’m the legendary kind of person who quit his job to decorate full-time and finish the renovation.
Why change your career? I was shocked by the shocking tragedy of local home decoration. I saw dozens of houses in the community, 90% ugly in design, and the remaining 10% can be seen; 80% of the construction is the kind of pit abduction, in short, in a word, miserable. On the other hand, I have strong hands-on ability, undergraduate mechanical design, drawing OK, 7 years in the advertising industry, aesthetic OK, and have always been interested in design work.
Why clear packing? Because one has no money, and the other has leisure. Full-time renovation, I am a designer and supervisor myself.
If there is no time, it is recommended that you must not clear the bag, let alone look for work decoration one by one.
About the house, self-occupied marriage house, 16 years bought off-plan house, at that time it was the cheapest riverview house in Lanzhou, handed over in December 17, resigned from Beijing on New Year’s Day 18, started construction in April 18, completed the basic decoration in June, installed one after another, until October almost completed the hard installation, moved in early December, and has been staying for almost 3 months now.
It is said here that the best time to decorate most of the north is from April to July.
This article will be written into a series, and will introduce to you in detail the things that need to be paid attention to in the decoration. This article is mainly an introduction to the effect and various costs, involving apartment design and self-installation suggestions, I hope it will be helpful to you.
Original unit type
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The building area is 120 square meters, the suite area is 94 square meters, compact three-bedroom, two-living room and two-bathroom apartments, transparent north and south, bright kitchen and bright bathroom.
Actual floor plan of the house
After handing over the house, the first feeling of entering the house is “small”, the kitchen is small, the bathroom is small, the bedroom is small, it is simply small. The leader wants a cloakroom, a fresh air system, a central water purification and soft water system, a big bathtub, a large work table, a double basin sink, and I feel that I can’t plug it anymore, so I hate myself for not being a rich second generation.
Plan the project
Whole house fresh air system:
After actually measuring the floor height and the distribution of load-bearing walls (beams), take the design drawings of the fresh air system and the property to confirm the construction specifications and give up. Zhonghai pit daddy, the net floor height is only 2.6m, the ground leveling is only 2.55m, whether it is with PE pipe or ground topping back, in the case of load-bearing beams and load-bearing walls are not allowed to punch, the floor height is an insurmountable obstacle, and finally give up the central fresh air. Alternative: Mijia new fan.
Whole house water purification and soft water:
After various ways of learning, it was confirmed that the use of Pentair Blue Bottle as simple central water purification equipment, Pentair 35P12 water softener as water softening equipment, and Xiaomi 1A water purifier as direct drinking water. The more headache is the equipment placement space, the property does not allow any equipment to be placed in the tap well (but later I installed the water meter check valve), the water softener is relatively large, and there is no space in the bathroom and kitchen.
The target whole house lighting can be controlled, temperature and humidity can be controlled, air quality can be controlled, and according to living habits, scene automation, to achieve a livable environment with excellent constant temperature and humidity air quality. In the hydropower stage, all switches do not do dual control, only reserve the zero line, reserve the electric curtain power supply, reserve the thermostat power supply and the wall hanging furnace signal line. Hardware basic Xiaomi family bucket + Raspberry Pi, unified access to HomeAssistant, the ultimate target home as long as the live device can be remotely and voice controlled.
Built-in dishwasher and oven, refrigerator with double door, projector:
Why should electrical appliances also be included in the plan, because these and the previous ones need to be reserved at the design stage, involving hydropower construction.
Home appliances must not be hoarded in advance, but like the above types, you must choose a good model in advance.
How to reserve the size of the dishwasher, how to arrange the location of the built-in oven, the original kitchen must not be able to put the door refrigerator, the projector not only needs a power cable, but also needs an HDMI cable, these are all places that need to be considered in advance.
As a full-time renovator, I can I up when I can’t afford a reliable designer!
This apartment basically has no need to change and space. As a young person, there is no such thing as the bathroom door cannot be pointed to the bed, so only the following changes have been made on the basis of the original house:
After smashing the developer, build the balcony door stack to expand the living room area;
The kitchen is open and the original door frame is smashed so that the refrigerator and oven have a place;
The wall on the right side of the guest bathroom door was removed to make a water purification and water softening equipment cabinet;
Enter the small bedroom and change it into a cloakroom + study room (neither husband and wife have the habit of reading, but the bookcase must be available, in order to give the next generation an environment).
Again, the design phase
All design reserved dimensions require confirmation of actual dimensions.
For example, the double basin bathroom cabinet of the main bathroom, to confirm in advance whether the reserved space is enough to make a double basin bathroom cabinet, the main bathroom bathtub, less than 1.3m bathtub, whether there is a suitable product. The guest bathroom has space after increasing the water purification and softening equipment cabinet, whether it is enough to put the washing machine cabinet, etc. These issues need to be confirmed and implemented at the design stage.
In short, before the decoration begins, it is necessary to clarify the size of the furniture and appliances.
Entrance to the house
The color change of the entrance door failed, and the film has been bought and has not yet been implemented;
Installed Luke classic fingerprint lock, go out without a key, convenient;
The color of the shoe cabinet light strip has color difference, the naked eye is not obvious, I have changed it once, and I am too lazy to toss;
The width of the entrance is only 1.2m, the shoe cabinet includes the door 32cm, the shelf is horizontal, and my 40-size shoes can be placed.
The whole house is designed without main lights, because of the limitation of floor height, only simple ceilings are made;
Due to the hoarding of the copper master’s dining table, the furniture can only be matched to buy black walnut color, the budget is limited, Taobao custom oak dyed TV cabinet and coffee table;
The sofa looked at it, and finally gritted his teeth and bought IKEA Stockholm, and reached a tacit agreement with his daughter-in-law early that he would not bring a concubine sofa;
installed the projection, through the Cora line curtain, or bought a 65-inch Xiaomi 4A, listen to a ring;
Behind the curtain on the left is the Mijia new fan, waiting for a long time to have the goods, placing an order for next-day delivery, delivery the next day installation, like;
Because of laziness and tight purses, the soft decoration has not progressed, so it looks empty.
In order to customize the cabinet to achieve the top, and do not spend imported plate money, the sideboard made a simple ceiling;
In order to be partially unified with the oven, the hanging cabinet insisted on making 62cm deep in the case of the custom designer and the boss suggesting that it be shallow;
Leave the blank part to reserve the power supply of the hand-scanned light strip.
Dining table and bar
The dining table, dining chairs, and stools are all Taobao goods, and they come from three stores, and the dining table chandelier also bought black walnut strip lamp.
Large bricks are on the wall, and white substitute bricks are used behind the cabinets;
The gas stove is a Japanese-style gas stove purchased by Aunt Zhang overseas in Central Asia;
The dishwasher is 13 sets of Siemens Jiejing series, requiring a cabinet depth of 60cm and a net height of 82cm, which belongs to the excessive cabinet;
The sink is a Hansgrohe Ashen granite sink, the most expensive item in the kitchen.
The bar counter faces the kitchen side, all as drawers, install a set of 600 cabinet bowl baskets, a set of 400 cabinets seasoning baskets;
The bar counter faces the restaurant side, and the original wall weak electric box is moved down to the bar cabinet.
In turn, Hansgrohe double flying rain shower, Roca shower screen, Anhua toilet + Xiaomu toilet cover, Taobao washing machine cabinet;
All the bathrooms are installed by themselves, not because they are too idle, but because the local installation service level is too poor, especially the service side of Suning;
The bathroom had the idea of a plasterboard ceiling, and eventually used an aluminum gusset, and Alibaba bought a pure white and flat model;
A wall-mounted washing machine is reserved above the washing machine cabinet, and you can buy it when you have a baby;
I didn’t hang the toilet on the wall, because the compartment drains, and it is troublesome to change the drain. I didn’t buy a smart toilet because the water pressure on the upper floor was unstable. 699 Anhua toilet + 849 Xiaomu toilet lid, really fragrant.
1.1m washing machine cabinet
Guest bathroom water purifier cabinet
20-inch big blue couple
The only woodworking cabinet, the size reserved in advance, the cabinet door uses a bouncer, eliminating the handle;
Two 20-inch large blue bottles, PP cotton + activated carbon, do simple central water purification;
The Mijia flood sensor is placed to prevent water leakage.
Water softener cabinet
Pentair 35P12 water softener
Cloakroom: IKEA Billy bookcase
Cloakroom, IKEA desk
Bookcases and computer desks are purchased from IKEA, together with sofas, the shipping cost is 199, which is cool and crooked for Taobao non-free people in a remote area;
The size of the table is 22cm shorter, and I found a custom home with a board to connect to the wall.
Cloakroom custom L-shaped wardrobe one
Cloakroom L-shaped wardrobe two
Wardrobe corner cabinet design
IKEA Compton wardrobe basket
L-shaped large wardrobe, enough storage for the whole family’s clothes, two years of clothes not on the body, timely disposal;
The cabinet door design is up and down to the end, without revealing the sealing plate;
The corner cabinet is designed as a conjoined door panel, which ensures the beautiful effect when the space is fully utilized;
The net size of the wardrobe cabinet is reserved according to the size of IKEA Compton accessories, and all Compton accessories are used.
Balcony storage cabinets
Custom hole panels inside the storage cabinet
Taobao custom-sized hole board, Dyson and various tools storage, reserved in advance with power supply;
Wickers pistol drills and electric drills basically guarantee the installation of all lamps and bathrooms in the later stage of hard installation;
The effect of the three generations of Ponyo window cleaning robot can be, and this can be available for high-rise buildings;
Glass glue is recommended to use Toshiba GE, neutral and odorless, more environmentally friendly than the acid glass glue that comes with the general master.
Master bathroom 1.2m bathtub
Master bathroom 1.3m double basin bathroom cabinet
The storage space of bathroom cabinets should not be underestimated;
Power is reserved on both sides of the mirror cabinet to facilitate charging of electric toothbrushes, electric razors and facial cleansers;
The mirror front light is reserved in advance, and the Mijia wireless switch is pasted under the mirror cabinet, which is more convenient for daily use.
Master bedroom storage
IKEA Kalek on the wall
Lead the “Transformers” makeup cabinet
Home-designed bedside tables
Individual spending statistics
Electrical appliance cost statistics
When decorating, I always had bookkeeping, and I originally thought about getting everything within 20w, but I ended up over budget.
In addition to kitchen sinks, tiles and wooden floors are excessive expenses, other things are worth the money:
Kitchen appliances are basically to meet the appearance of the premise, low-end enough on the line, are the lowest price in the history of the event;
The bathroom is historically low-priced, such as the 1700+ double flying rain 220 (the top spray is actually air injection), the 699 Anhua toilet, etc.;
The bathroom cabinets are all Taobao goods, although the process is troublesome, but it is okay to use, the two bathroom cabinets total more than 4,000;
The cost of basic decoration is about 10,000 higher than the local average, mainly because the salary is higher, and the material requirements are a little higher, such as the small 4,000 group of Sherwin-Williams Huankang latex paint;
The whole house is customized, find the local factory, Wanhua incense board, cabinet wardrobe, shoe cabinet, sideboard, balcony cabinet, total 34200 yuan.
As a value friend, I feel that value is real value.
Feel of use
The house you buy, spend your own money to decorate, design and decorate yourself to look what you want, there is a sense of accomplishment.
Dishwasher who uses who knows, buy early and enjoy early;
The water softener is used, and the back of the bath is no longer dry and itchy;
The oven in the middle of the Japanese gas stove is particularly convenient. Bake flatbread, only 3 minutes, crispy as just out of the pan;
Smart home, sleeping away from home, one-click scenarios (such as turning off all lights), very convenient.
From self-loading to foreman: 120 square meters of clear packaging preparation before the second period