Today, many people have been living in their homes for a long time and are planning to renovate them. Unlike renovating a new home, there are many things to pay attention to when renovating an old home. Today I will tell you what problems you need to pay attention to when renovating old houses so that you no longer have to worry about being scammed!
1. Wall repair
Wall restoration is a major project in renovation of old houses. If original wall does not need to be reconstructed, this will eliminate problem. But if you need to tear down some walls to make living more comfortable. Next, it should be noted that load bearing wall must in no case be removed, and you cannot make holes or open doors on load bearing wall at will, otherwise it will bury potential security hazards.
2. Reconstruction of a hydroelectric power plant
As people's demands for comfort of life have increased, many unreasonable places have appeared in hydropower industry. Water pipes should be replaced with existing copper pipes, aluminum-plastic composite pipes or polypropylene pipes. Wire aging is a common occurrence in old home decor, and wiring materials and number of outlets cannot meet current needs. Replace all copper wires and use PVC insulation to protect wires. Powerful electrical appliances such as air conditioners should be routed separately, more outlets should be added, and layout should be reasonably planned to meet usage needs.
3. Repair of doors and windows
Replacing doors and windows is also one of must-have items when renovating old houses. Of course, this also depends on degree of aging of doors and windows. If it is relatively light, then you can simply repaint it. However, if aging is severe, such as peeling or deformation of wooden doors and windows, and corrosion or cracking of main body of steel doors and windows, they should all be replaced with new ones. If you do not replace it with a new one, it will not only affect appearance but also cause security issues.
4. Waterproof Project
When refurbishing a kitchen and bathroom, whether it's re-routing water and electricity or modifying a wall, it's easy to damage original waterproofing project. Therefore, we must pay attention to protection of original waterproof structure during construction. After it is damaged, it must be waterproofed again.
5. Protection of finished product
Protection of finished product is a very important part of second finish. For example, waterproof putty that has been restored in just one or two years does not need to be completely removed, and an old house that needs to be removed to bottom of wall after more than five years. For those natural gas, pipes, water meters, heating, cabinets and other items that do not need to be changed, they must be wrapped and fixed with professional protective film to prevent damage during construction. The above are details that you should pay attention to in second decoration of old house.