Decorating The Balcony
1. To distinguish between primary and secondary, clear functions.
The slightly newer residences have 2-3 balconies. Before the renovation, the main balcony and the secondary balcony should be separated to define the function of each balcony. The balcony adjacent to the living room and the master bedroom is the main balcony. The function should be based on leisure and fitness. It can be installed in the gym, tea room, etc. The decorative materials of the calcium silicate board wall and the floor should also be consistent with the living room; Adjacent to the kitchen or to the living room and the room other than the main bedroom, it is mainly for storage and washing, and it can be simpler when decorating.
2. Pay attention to the quality of the package.
The quality of the balcony package is the key to the balcony decoration. Pay attention to its resistance to wind and the installation should be firm. It is necessary to seal well, otherwise it will be equal to no seal. The lower part of the window sash is most likely to seep water. Generally, a gap of 2 cm is reserved under the window frame, and it is filled with a special sealant or cement. If there is a window sill, it is necessary to make a running slope.
3. Pay attention to safety.
The balcony structure of most homes is not designed for load bearing. Usually the load capacity per square meter is no more than 400 kg, so it is necessary to understand its load-bearing when decorating the balcony. The decoration storage should not exceed its load, and the heavy furniture should be placed as little as possible to avoid danger. There is a wall between the living room and the balcony.
The door and window on the wall can be removed. The lower half of the window must not be dismantled. It has a “weight-bearing wall” on the building structure and plays a role in supporting the balcony. The balcony is safe. When closing the balcony, try not to spread out the balcony in order to expand the space. This is not only dangerous, but also unsightly, and the property management department is not allowed.
4. Pay attention to waterproof and drainage treatment.
Many households set faucets on the balcony, place the washing machine, and wash the clothes directly to dry, or set the sink in the kitchen to use in the kitchen. This requires the waterproof layer and drainage system of the balcony floor. If the drainage and waterproof treatment are not good, water and leakage will occur.
The trap of budgeting is a loss of material. During the construction process, the loss of calcium silicate board material is objective. Therefore, some decorating companies often use “loss” to deceive consumers. For example, flooring, floor materials are lossy, but the loss is limited, generally not more than 5%. Therefore, when reviewing the budget statement, it is necessary to account for the actual floor area and the purchase area of the material. If it is greater than 5%, be wary of “moisture”.
Secondly, the loss of floor wood is not equal to the loss of labor, nor is it equal to the loss of paint. However, at the time of budget, the decorating company does not calculate the labor and paint usage by the actual laying area, but uses the floor area for budget and settlement to achieve more. The purpose of the charge. The above methods are common in various budgets and settlement tables, and they have certain concealment and are not easy to detect. Consumers are often easy to be fooled.
There is also a way to use “loss” to deceive consumers. Some materials, such as plaster line, PP-R water pipe, etc., the former rule is the material price including the installation fee. According to the actual installation size, no loss, the latter due to the characteristics of calcium silicate board light steel keel partition material, basically can achieve zero loss, so consumers pay attention.