If just hearing the word reform you start to tremble because noise, dust, debris, coming through the workers’ house, dirt. come to mind! We are going to show you how you can change the coatings of your house without works. There is a legion of materials, techniques and products that make it possible.
- Painting the walls, the easiest change.
- Wallpaper also renews your walls.
- You can use self-adhesive coatings.
- Put moldings on your walls.
- You can renew the tiles without works.
- Place decorative PVC pans.
- Vinyl floors, to release floor without works.
- Bet on laminate flooring.
- Or for a linoleum floor.
- Unify floors and walls with micro cement.
- You can easily install a cork floor.
Living room. Sofa and armchairs, design of sub interior design, made to measure in decor lux sofa upholstery. Coffee table, by ethnic raft. Auxiliary table, in bazaar decoration.
1. PAINTING THE WALLS, THE EASIEST CHANGE
If your walls are boring, outdated, or worse, dirty, it’s time to update! The easiest is to paint them. Choose new paint shades that you know you will not tire of them at the slightest change: neutrals, light tones, and even within white there are infinite possibilities.
Do not get carried away by the so-called colors of the year because they will quickly go out of style. In the kitchen, for example, you can renew your look by applying chalkboard paint on a wall ; In it, you can write the shopping list, leave messages or allow your children to create their works of art while you cook, without scolding them. Do you want to know more tricks to renew the walls?
2. WALLPAPER ALSO RENEWS YOUR WALLS
Another option to change the walls without works is to wallpaper them. You already know that it is a trend but more than covering a room in the house entirely, you choose to put wallpaper on a single wall or a specific area, as a frieze. Before choosing the type of paper, consider which room you are going to place it in.
In rooms with little traffic, opt for a traditional model made of paper and textile in which you must glue both the wall and the paper to guarantee a perfect finish. If the paper is going to go in busy rooms, such as kitchens, bathrooms and hallways, then opt for a TNT model, non-woven fabric. For its placement, you only need to glue the wall. Wallpaper in the kitchen? Well of course! And if you need a very resistant paper, opt for vinyl (paper + vinyl) in which you only have to glue the paper to adhere it to the wall.
3. YOU CAN USE SELF-ADHESIVE COATINGS
Easier still? Opt for self-adhesive PVC or vinyl wall coverings that allow you to stick and peel them as many times as you want without damaging the surface. They are very suitable for kitchens and bathrooms, because they are anti-mold and also acoustically and thermally insulated. The bucolic pattern on the wallpaper in this bedroom is Leroy Merlin’s Self- adhesive Cute wallpaper.
For the application to be a success you must take into account three things: that the wall is clean, level and follow the instructions to the letter. And look at what trick they give from the Ten Vinyls signature: “if when you place your decorative vinyl you have a window or door in the middle, apply the paper from the door to the rest of the wall instead of from the end to the door”. Curious, right?
4. PUT MOLDINGS ON YOUR WALLS
Decorative moldings are also another resource that does not require works. Use them on the ceiling to give solemnity to the living room, on the wall emphasizing pictures or combined with wallpaper, on doors to give them elegance …
“Our moldings do not require works and are very easy to install – explains Victor Valentin, director for Spain from Oral Decor. – From our website, oracdecor.com, we help you with practical tips to install them quickly and easily. “
5. YOU CAN RENEW THE TILES WITHOUT WORKS
Are you tired of seeing the same tiles from years ago in your kitchen or bathroom? Paint them a different color, then go over the joints with a marker, soak them or, if you prefer, put another model on top of the one you have. All three options are valid to modernize the appearance of these rooms in the blink of an eye. Which one do you prefer?
6. PLACE DECORATIVE PVC PANS
It is one of the most interesting and clean options of the reforms without works. The decorative PVC panels are installed on the existing covering, without the need to tear it off or generate waste. And they have endless finishes: wood, ceramic, stone, metal.
7. VINYL FLOORS, TO RELEASE FLOOR WITHOUT WORKS
Vinyl tile or slat floors can be placed in any room in the house on the old floor. They come in adhesive formats (cut and paste), by click system and the one that is fixed to the floor with its own weight and sliding characteristics of the slats.
The thickness of the vinyls ranges between 3 and 5 mm, with which they hardly diminish the height of the room. Of course, keep that in mind because you will have to cut the height of the doors. In Leroy Merlin you will find endless models to choose from, depending on the style you want to give to the environment, with super beautiful finishes.
8. BET ON LAMINATE FLOORING
Laminate floors are another good option to avoid lifting the flooring and pitting the surface. The imitation of noble woods touch perfection, its installation is quick by click system and its easy maintenance.
In the Quick-Step firm you will find so many possibilities that it will be difficult for you to opt for one. They also have vinyl floors with a patented Unclip system. Look at the image below and the uniformity of the pavement. What is shocking? This is the Signature collection.
9. OR FOR A LINOLEUM FLOOR
Linoleum floors are elegant and resistant. It is a material that is obtained thanks to “the mixture of linseed oil and ground stone. It comes in tiles or embedded pieces with thickness of 2 to 4 mm.
It is cozy, antistatic, waterproof and quick to place on the previous floor It usually takes between one and two days. Of course, you need a 24-hour break before stepping on it, “say from Home Serve, the export company in home repairs and breakdowns.
10. UNIFY FLOORS AND WALLS WITH MICROLUMENS
Micro cement is a material in permanent trend thanks to its versatility. You can install it on any surface and material (floors, walls, ceilings, swimming pools, facades, sinks, countertops, even on furniture) without removing the old one. The key to its perfect finish is to respect the drying times, which are usually 3-4 days (2-3 installation and 1 drying), depending on the size of the room.
The firm Cement Design (in the image above) is committed to this decorative solution based on enforcement, water-based resins and recycled aggregates (glass, textiles, wood), which makes it an eco-friendly material. It has a wide range of colors, textures and finishes (cementitious, mineral, textile, metallic, magnetic, micro-coatings, blackboards … and illustrations thanks to its stamping system). In the image, the Quercus wall models and the Transit floor models.
11. YOU CAN EASILY INSTALL A CORK FLOOR
Ecological and recyclable, cork is one of the materials of the future. “It offers enviable noise damping and great home heat. It takes around 3 to 4 days to place it in a medium-sized house. Although there are waterproof models, it is not recommended for places with high humidity, such as the bathroom”, they assure from Home Serve.
After reading all the possibilities, are you already wanting to renew your floors and walls?