Is there such a per­son who would not dream of doing a ren­o­va­tion? This desire is pro­mot­ed by both adver­tis­ing and the ser­vices of con­struc­tion com­pa­nies that offer this type of repair work.

But, to tell the truth, who real­ly knows and can explain in their own words what a ren­o­va­tion is? And how is it dif­fer­ent from the usu­al? And what stages does it con­sist of?

Tough ques­tions, right? There­fore, in this arti­cle we will just con­sid­er them and fig­ure out what is the pecu­liar­i­ty of Euro­pean-qual­i­ty repair.

What is euro repair and how does it differ from the usual one?

What is euro repair and how does it differ from the usual one?

For the first time, they learned about such a con­cept as “euro repair” in the ear­ly 90s. Then this word meant repair work per­formed accord­ing to Euro­pean stan­dards. More­over, using expen­sive import­ed mate­ri­als.

Today, the term has tak­en on a dif­fer­ent mean­ing. Now it’s just a mod­ern ren­o­va­tion, made using the lat­est tech­nol­o­gy, new design trends and high-qual­i­ty build­ing mate­ri­als. As a result, it turns out to catch 2 birds with one stone: to real­ize cre­ative design ideas, as well as to cre­ate com­fort­able, beau­ti­ful and cozy hous­ing.

As a mat­ter of fact, Euro­pean-qual­i­ty repair is a usu­al cap­i­tal turnkey elite repair as builders call it. Only dur­ing oper­a­tion, spe­cial mate­ri­als are used that meet spe­cif­ic require­ments and Euro­pean stan­dards. And not only from for­eign, but also from domes­tic brands.

I must say that man­u­fac­tur­ers from the CIS coun­tries pro­duce fair­ly high-qual­i­ty build­ing mate­ri­als, which are almost iden­ti­cal to their for­eign coun­ter­parts in terms of basic indi­ca­tors. But they are many times cheap­er than they attract atten­tion. So today it is not dif­fi­cult to find fin­ish­ing mate­ri­als from domes­tic brands that are opti­mal in terms of price and qual­i­ty.

Anoth­er con­di­tion: ren­o­va­tion of hous­ing must be car­ried out under the super­vi­sion of the design­er. First, he devel­ops a design project in accor­dance with the require­ments of the cus­tomer. Sec­ond­ly, it mon­i­tors the work of builders.

Rec­om­mend prod­uct

Elec­tric under­floor heat­ing Ensto Thin­Mat EFHTM160.3

In stock

in a cou­pler |

Cable type:
two-core |

under the tile |

Pow­er, W:
480 |

Mat length, m:
6 |

Mat width, m:
0.5 |

Spe­cif­ic pow­er, W/m²:
160 |

Heat­ing mat heat­ing area, m²:
3 |

Renovation of housing should be carried out under the supervision of the designer

If you save on Euro­pean-style repairs and do it on your own, it will not be the same at all. Ren­o­va­tion is not just a major over­haul, and even more so not a cos­met­ic one. This is a com­plete­ly dif­fer­ent cat­e­go­ry of repair work. Here you need a pro­fes­sion­al approach to busi­ness, and there­fore it is nec­es­sary to entrust such a task to expe­ri­enced crafts­men.

The main types of renovation of housing

The main types of renovation of housing

Ren­o­va­tion of a build­ing may include a dif­fer­ent list of works. Depend­ing on this, it hap­pens:

  • cos­met­ic;
  • cap­i­tal;
  • exclu­sive.

Let’s take a clos­er look at each of the sub­species.

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Boil­er Atlantic Steatite Elite VM 80 D400-2-BC 1500W

In stock

Vol­ume, l:
80 |

Heat­ing ele­ment type:
dry |

Height, mm:
811 |

Width, mm:
433 |

Depth, mm:
451 |

Heat­ing ele­ment pow­er, W:
1500 |

Cosmetic renovation

Cos­met­ic euro repair is con­sid­ered the eas­i­est option. And, accord­ing­ly, the most com­mon. It includes sim­ple tasks that do not require a lot of time. There­fore, at a price such ren­o­va­tion is avail­able to almost every­one. It is per­formed, as a rule, once every 5–7 years.

Cosmetic renovation

Redec­o­ra­tion is intend­ed for those peo­ple who want to update the inte­ri­or of the house, arrange every­thing in a dif­fer­ent style, change bor­ing col­ors to oth­ers. The sup­port­ing struc­tures of the premis­es are pre­served, only the “appear­ance” changes.

Dur­ing the cos­met­ic ren­o­va­tion, the fol­low­ing are per­formed:

  • dis­man­tling works;
  • wall put­ty­ing and wall­pa­per­ing;
  • scrap­ing and var­nish­ing of par­quet floors;
  • floor­ing replace­ment;
  • col­or­ing of heat­ing pipes;
  • replac­ing doors and win­dows.

Cosmetic repairs for those people who want to update the interior of the house

Major renovation

Major renovation

Cap­i­tal ren­o­va­tion is already more labor-inten­sive work. It is car­ried out, as they say, “once and for a long time.” Dur­ing a major over­haul, rede­vel­op­ment, replace­ment of elec­tri­cal wiring, and pip­ing are nec­es­sar­i­ly done (for exam­ple, for installing a main fil­ter for water purifi­ca­tion). And for fin­ish­ing works, high-qual­i­ty mate­ri­als with a ser­vice life of 10 years are cho­sen.

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Fil­ter BWT Pro­tec­tor Mini 1/2″ CR

Not avail­able

Diam­e­ter (inch), “:
1/2 |

House­hold fil­ter type:
main, mesh |

fil­ter ele­ment :
mechan­i­cal |

Fine­ness of clean­ing, microns:
100 |

Capital renovation is already more labor-intensive work

Manda­to­ry items of major ren­o­va­tion:

  • rede­vel­op­ment of hous­ing;
  • per­fect align­ment of walls, floors and ceil­ings;
  • replace­ment of util­i­ties.

During a major overhaul, redevelopment is necessarily done.

In terms of time, it already takes from 2 to 4 months. And at a cost, it also comes out more expen­sive than a cos­met­ic ren­o­va­tion. But the result is appro­pri­ate: impec­ca­ble hous­ing that retains its appear­ance for decades.

Exclusive renovation

Exclusive renovation

Exclu­sive ren­o­va­tion (or eurolux) is intend­ed for wealthy cus­tomers. It is the most expen­sive, because it involves the imple­men­ta­tion of a huge list of com­plex work. Often the inte­ri­or is dec­o­rat­ed with hand­made ele­ments: wall paint­ing, stuc­co, mosaics.

In terms of time, such repairs last at least 4 months. Its main dif­fer­ence from the cap­i­tal one is the use of pres­ti­gious fin­ish­ing mate­ri­als:

  • nat­ur­al mar­ble;
  • valu­able wood species;
  • nat­ur­al stone, etc.

Also, high-qual­i­ty build­ing mate­ri­als are pur­chased from well-known world brands that pro­duce exclu­sive prod­ucts.

Exclusive renovation (or eurolux) is intended for wealthy customers

The cost of such repairs direct­ly depends on the price of the select­ed mate­ri­als. And on the lev­el of com­plex­i­ty of the upcom­ing work.

Of course, you can trust such Euro­pean-qual­i­ty repairs only to real pro­fes­sion­als who know how to work with expen­sive mate­ri­als. And who are able to per­form com­plex work such as wall dec­o­ra­tion with Venet­ian plas­ter or mar­ble cladding.

How euro repairs are performed indoors: the main stages

How euro repairs are performed indoors: the main stages

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Air con­di­tion­er split sys­tem Cooper&Hunter Pri­ma Plus CH-S09XN7

Not pro­duced

fre­on type:
R‑410A |

Area, m²:
21–27 |

Com­pres­sor type:
ordi­nary |

Indoor unit type:
wall |

Heat­ing pow­er, kW:
2.65 |

Cool­ing pow­er, kW:
2.55 |

Min. heat­ing tem­per­a­ture, °C:
-7 |

In gen­er­al, euro ren­o­va­tion of the premis­es is car­ried out in 5 stages:

  1. Design project devel­op­ment.
  2. Demo­li­tion work.
  3. Instal­la­tion of engi­neer­ing com­mu­ni­ca­tions.
  4. Black fin­ish.
  5. Clean fin­ish.

Let’s con­sid­er each of them in more detail.

Design project development

The design­er is the first to get involved. He lis­tens to the wish­es of the cus­tomer and, based on this infor­ma­tion, cre­ates a design project. And he will over­see the repair until the moment when all the fur­ni­ture is installed in the house and the light­ing fix­tures are con­nect­ed.

Design project development

The design project is the basis of every­thing. It buys fin­ish­ing and build­ing mate­ri­als. And it also cal­cu­lates the cost of Euro­pean-qual­i­ty repairs.

Dismantling works

At this stage, the old fin­ish is dis­man­tled. And at the same time, rede­vel­op­ment of hous­ing is being car­ried out. That is, old par­ti­tions are demol­ished or new par­ti­tions are installed to com­bine or sep­a­rate rooms, respec­tive­ly. In some cas­es, new open­ings for win­dows and doors are made.

Dismantling works

For rede­vel­op­ment, you need to obtain per­mis­sion from the rel­e­vant ser­vices. But if the Euro­pean-qual­i­ty repair is car­ried out by a con­struc­tion com­pa­ny, then it usu­al­ly takes care of this. It is not the first time for them to receive per­mits, as they have repeat­ed­ly done this for their oth­er clients.

Installation of engineering communications

Dur­ing ren­o­va­tion, elec­tri­cal wiring is often changed. More­over, it is car­ried out as indi­cat­ed in the design project — tak­ing into account the new loca­tion of sock­ets, switch­es, lamps.

A sep­a­rate nuance is the wiring of cables for pow­er­ful equip­ment with high pow­er con­sump­tion. For exam­ple, for a wash­ing machine or air con­di­tion­ing sys­tem. For each device, it is desir­able to con­duct a sep­a­rate line from the switch­board.

Installation of engineering communications

Plumb­ing pipes are replaced with mod­ern ones (made of plas­tic) and then hid­den in the wall. New heat­ing radi­a­tors are also select­ed, which are installed instead of old cast iron ones.

Rec­om­mend prod­uct

Radi­a­tor for heat­ing Kora­do 22-VK 900x500 (22090050–60-0010)

Not avail­able

Height, mm:
900 |

Width, mm:
500 |

bot­tom |

War­ran­ty, months:
120 |

Radi­a­tor type:
pan­el |

Radi­a­tor mate­r­i­al:
steel |

Ther­mal pow­er, W:
1489 |

Stan­dard size of steel radi­a­tor, mm:
900x500 |

Rough finish

Rough finish

At this stage, the sur­faces are lev­eled. All sur­faces and cor­ners must be per­fect­ly flat. After all, high qual­i­ty is the basis of Euro­pean-qual­i­ty repair. Walls and ceil­ings are lev­eled with plas­ter mor­tars or dry­wall. And for the floor, spe­cial mix­tures based on cement are select­ed.

fine finish

At this stage, new fin­ish­ing mate­ri­als are being installed:

  • dec­o­ra­tive plas­ters, paint­ing, wall­pa­per are used for walls;
  • for the floor — dec­o­ra­tive par­quet or cork;
  • for ceil­ings — gyp­sum stuc­co, beau­ti­ful wall­pa­per.

fine finish

These are stan­dard solu­tions, but elite mate­ri­als are usu­al­ly used for Euro­pean-qual­i­ty repairs. For exam­ple, a carved wood­en ceil­ing is con­sid­ered an unusu­al solu­tion. Agree, this is much more orig­i­nal than ordi­nary wall­pa­per — no mat­ter how beau­ti­ful they are.

Also at this stage, all plumb­ing is installed. And here, too, they choose expen­sive solu­tions. For exam­ple, a func­tion­al show­er cab­in with a huge num­ber of options, a hot tub, a bidet, etc.

Renovation — modern renovation made for decades

Renovation - modern renovation made for decades

Thus, ren­o­va­tion is a great way to real­ize the most unusu­al and orig­i­nal ideas for inte­ri­or design. Its main dif­fer­ence from oth­er types of repair is the use of expen­sive elite mate­ri­als. With their appear­ance alone, they make the room styl­ish, pre­sentable, cozy.

And this inte­ri­or has been pre­served for decades. First­ly, because brand­ed mate­ri­als have a long ser­vice life. Sec­ond­ly, because Euro­pean-qual­i­ty repairs are car­ried out by pro­fes­sion­als who know their busi­ness and per­form all work using the lat­est tech­nolo­gies.

So if you don’t want to do minor cos­met­ic repairs every 5 years, then this option is just what you need. Usu­al­ly ren­o­va­tion is per­formed once in a life­time. And then it remains just to enjoy a com­fort­able life in a cozy home. And not only to you, but also to your chil­dren and even grand­chil­dren.

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