In the market of building materials, drywall has long established itself as one of the most popular options for the construction and repair of residential premises. This is not surprising, because with its help you can completely transform almost any room.
This is an ideal material for the construction of walls and partitions , arches and niches, ceilings and shelves, which usually costs buyers much less than a traditional lining.
The design of the walls of drywall can be very beautiful. Consider the most successful options for an apartment or a country house.
Features and advantages of the material
Drywall (or gypsum board) as a building material has many positive qualities.
The main advantages of such products:
- Environmentally friendly material. It has no synthetic additives or toxic substances hazardous to health.
- The ability to provide good enough sound insulation.
- Thermal insulation, the ability to absorb excess moisture and create an optimal microclimate in the room.
- Ease of installation. Drywall is easy to process and amenable to various changes.
- This material is very suitable for masking various household communications, uneven surfaces and so on.
- The front surface of the material does not need additional processing before applying the finish coating.
- Price affordable for a wide range of consumers.
Unfortunately, for all its indisputable advantages, drywall has significant disadvantages that must be considered when working with this material. Cons are:
- The fragility of the material, the inability to withstand increased loads. Do not hang heavy shelves, cabinets, or shelves on drywall walls.
- Instability to influence of water. With serious leaks in the house or apartment from prolonged exposure to liquid, the drywall will swell and be completely damaged.
For rooms with high humidity it is better to choose a special moisture-resistant drywall labeled "VGKL", which was created for use in special conditions. Remember that the right choice of building materials will save you from many unpleasant situations in the future.
The scope of gypsum boards can be divided into two main categories.
The following options are possible:
- The construction of various designs. This, for example, interior partitions, door arches, all kinds of niches and shelves in the walls, as well as ceiling boxes.
- Application in the construction and repair of premises for cladding walls and ceilings. Absolute smoothness of the face of gypsum plasterboards allows you to quickly and without significant cost to get a perfectly flat surface for further decorative finishes.
Drywall constructions make it possible to translate any design ideas into reality when decorating an interior in a house or apartment.
This is an ideal material for the construction of partitions, if there is a need to divide the room into certain zones.
With the help of the original partitions, you can make a comfortable wardrobe in the bedroom, and the kitchen can be divided into two zones (one for cooking, the second for the dining room).
Plasterboard for wall and ceiling decoration can be used in a variety of rooms: in the bedroom, living room, kitchen, and also in the corridor. If you want to use this material in the bathroom, you need to purchase waterproof coatings.
Rules for registration
With the help of drywall, you can translate into reality the most incredible design ideas. If you are planning to start installation (if this is not a usual wall cladding with plasterboard plates), you need to draw up a detailed plan and indicate all sizes of future structures.
Remember that to work with this material you will need a fairly large free space.
It is advisable to completely free the room in which such work will be carried out.
Before finishing the walls and ceilings should be cleaned of dirt and dust, existing cracks should be puttied. After this, you need to make markings for the installation of drywall construction. A metal frame will be mounted along the planned lines, onto which drywall boards will already be attached (using self-tapping screws). After that, it remains to putty all the joints on the resulting structure and decorate it, focusing on the general style of the room.
Plasterboard walls are beautifully decorated with paints, any type of wallpaper, decorative tiles or artificial stone. On the walls, which are faced with smooth drywall, you can form a relief surface using decorative putty.
When creating partitions in the room, they can also be given absolutely any appearance.
It can be not only traditional blank partitions, but also patterned or openwork walls, supplemented with shelves and small niches (for placing decor items in them).
You can refuse to purchase cabinet furniture for the living room, replacing it with a very interesting and functional design. Decorate one of the walls in the room with decorative niches and shelves where you can put a TV, a home library, flower pots, favorite family photos, children's toys, and a lot of household items. A variety of niche shelves fit perfectly into any room of your house - whether it is a bedroom, a children's room, a kitchen or an entrance hall. Such designs help organize the space and often become the main accents in the premises.
Very interesting solutions can be translated into reality with conventional wall cladding. Drywall allows you to do almost any imitation. You can, for example, lay out a whole brickwork in the room, replacing the heavy silicate brick with lightweight drywall. In the large and spacious bedroom you can build real columns: this way you can turn an ordinary room into palace chambers. You can remove all the doors in the apartment: leave the arched openings and decorate them with curtains with a lambrequin.
In large halls, two-level drywall ceilings with hidden lighting will look great. If in such a ceiling to build an additional niche for the installation of curtain rods, which will be invisible, it will create an amazing feeling that the fabric flows directly from the ceiling. If the room also provides interesting lighting, a mysterious and enchanting atmosphere can result. You can install on the wall box with the original backlight.
Starting overhaul in the apartment, many may encounter common problems such as bumps on walls and ceilings, cracks, insufficient insulation and the complete lack of sound insulation in concrete walls. In all these cases, the use of drywall is the best solution; it will easily help to deal with such problems. So you can save energy, because avoid the use of plaster and cementing all surfaces in the room, and money.
If you need to close the entire room with drywall, then you must begin facing work from the ceiling. Only then can we proceed to the installation of plates on the walls.
When performing design work in the room, you need to know how compatible the materials that you will use when decorating the premises. Remember that drywall is quite fragile, and then the walls from it can not be faced with ceramic tiles or other heavy facing materials. If you decide to place plastic panels on top of drywall boards, then a sealant (in the form of a self-adhesive tape) will need to be placed between these materials.
Plasterboard panels are most often mounted on an aluminum frame, with which you can create the most incredible designs (including all kinds of niches and multi-level ceilings).
In order to avoid distortions during the construction, it is very important to carefully measure each element of the future structure.
In order to avoid unpleasant situations during the work, it is worth drawing a detailed plan for the location of all the plates and mounting profiles. It is also recommended that you transfer this drawing from paper directly to the surface of the room.
Spectacular examples for inspiration.
The spectacular design in the room, created with the help of drywall boards, can transform your apartment or house beyond recognition. One of such examples is all kinds of interior arched structures (instead of boring doorways) that can perfectly cope with the zoning of any room in the house.
Arches can have a variety of shapes - from classic domed lines to unusual, intricate designs with all kinds of patterns and delicate elements. If necessary, arched structures can also be equipped with hidden lighting elements: LED strips, built-in spotlights.
If you need to save space in the room, the best solution is to build niches. They can also have a variety of shapes and sizes, it all depends on the needs and fantasies of the owner of the house.
If, in addition to niches, graceful shelves are also made that will be combined with the main design, you can get a single, finished composition that evokes a sense of harmony.
Whatever fantasies you decide to translate into reality using drywall, remember the basic principles for creating structures from this material:
- designing a project;
- detailed drawing of a future design;
- precise marking on the work surface;
- installation of a frame from a metal profile;
- cutting drywall sheets;
- covering the base;
- decoration of the finished structure.
For design options for drywall walls, see the next video.