Design apartment renovation – from the idea before execution

Method No. 1. To work independently

For a start we will discredit one myth. So, for accomplishment of design repair it is optional to address to the design agencies or civil engineering firms. You can find private contractors and independently control all works. Services of the designer with brief experience of work will manage in 50000 – 80000 rubles, and it is possible to agree with a construction crew on 40000 – 50000 rubles. (Are quoted for the apartment of 50-60 sq.m in Moscow or Moscow area.)

Benefits

  • Repair will cost for 30-50% cheaper than if you address to civil engineering firms or design bureau.
  • If to build up good relations with masters, there is every chance to adjust the project in the course of repair and to make changes in already made works.
  • The private beginning designers have low quotations (if to look in general on the market). It is important to them to receive the high-quality project in a portfolio, but at the same time they usually work with enthusiasm and have a work experience in design bureau behind shoulders.
  • Such repair will last rather not for long, four – six months. About a month more needs to be pledged on development of the design project.


Shortcomings

  • Constant control at all stages is necessary: from purchase of materials before finishing of the room.
  • The probability of deception from a crew is high. Masters can disappear, without having finished repair, to delay work, to demand a big payment or to recoup when purchasing construction materials. We recommend to sign the contract with them prior to works to avoid unpleasant surprises.

 

Design apartment renovation – from the idea before execution


Method No. 2. To address to design studio with the recommended private crew

Practically each design studio has construction crews with which they cooperate on a fixed basis. If to order from them the design project and to ask to help with the choice of workers, they will hardly refuse. In that case for development of the design project of the apartment of 50-60 sq.m you will give 15000– 30000 rubles, and pay workers 40000 – 80000 rubles.

Benefits

  • Repair can be made with higher quality, the crew and studio already worked well together and well understand each other.
  • The studio can have partnership with suppliers of finishing materials and furniture that will allow you to save on purchases.
  • The studio can undertake coordination of re-plannings with the State Housing Inspectorate of Moscow.
  • The companies care for the reputation therefore are ready to change the designer or to connect additional specialists if you are dissatisfied with work on the objective reasons.

Shortcomings

  • Repair together with designing will last from six to eight months.
  • Most likely, designer’s service which costs near 30000 rubles a month will be required. This service will save you from mistakes of builders — the designer will watch that all works were conducted according to the project.
  • The cost of services of the designer and builders will be higher, than in case of the order at individuals, but it is possible to be sure of quality and service.

Method No. 3. To choose the ready decision

In Moscow and some large cities of Russia there are repair services, which offer options of work on in advance developed styles (for example, Scandinavian, classical or the loft). Ready design decisions include the finishing materials which are picked up according to style. It is important also that you will foreknow the exact term and exact cost of works. At the same time, as a rule, there is an opportunity to develop the individual layout and to correct an arrangement electricians. Turnkey repair in the ready style decision for the same apartment of 50-60 sq.m in Moscow taking into account materials will cost 1,3 million — 1,6 million rubles.

Benefits

  • Time of carrying out repair is stated in the agreement and constitutes about 2,5-3 months.
  • Professional services give guarantees for the works.
  • The total sum of payment is invariable and is always stated in the agreement.
  • You have no need to control the repair course.


Shortcomings

  • “Turnkey” repair will be more expensive, than work with certain private contractors.
  • The registered terms of repair imply also accurate payment due dates. Sometimes services of repair give an opportunity of payment on credit or by installments, but nevertheless it will be necessary to pay all amount in a short time.
  • The ready style can be a little adapted under you and your requirements, but in general it won’t be unique and unique in the world.