Installing the screen under the bath with your own hands
Bathroom is not only a place for taking hygienic procedures, but also a place for relaxation. That's why psychologists recommend giving the bathroom design proper attention.
If the bathroom is decorated beautifully, then in the morning, leaving it, a person will receive a charge of cheerfulness for the whole working day, and in the evening - pacification and a sound sleep, which is so necessary for a normal rest. But creating a unique and ergonomic interior with your own hands is not so simple, you need to think about every little thing. Therefore, for this it is necessary to understand how to install the screen under the bath.
Features of screens
Previously, the inconspicuous view under the bathroom was concealed with the help of a variety of curtains, or generally tiled this space with a tile. Today, there are many different ways to achieve an aesthetic effect by installing the screen under the bath. You can do this yourself.
Screen for bath, easy to use
Despite the fact that the screen under the bath is a simple enough design, it can perform a number of functions. First, it closes the unsightly view under the bathroom itself, all communications, pipes, siphons. Also under such a peculiar screen you can hide household chemicals, rags for washing the floor, other small items from children or pets. In this case, the screen performs not only aesthetic function, but also quite practical for a small quadrature of the bathroom.
Thanks to the availability on the market of a variety of materials for screens, as well as their textures and colors, this device will be an excellent addition to the interior or an incredibly stylish accent in the room. Yes, and a variety of mounting fixtures for making a frenzy fantasy.
The most popular design options for screens are:
- the deaf;
Deaf screen for a bath
- with moving doors;
- Hinged (with one or two doors);
- with sliding blocks;
- with shelves;
Screen with shelves
Removable bath screen
In order to choose any one of the options, it is first necessary to provide all the factors and functional features of the bath and bathroom itself. If the bathroom is quite spacious, you can purchase a screen with shelves, which is mounted on the front surface with your own hands. In this case, the design itself must be removable for normal access to all communications. Excellent models with swing doors, which are also quite practical, can be opened at any time, and you can get everything you need from under the tub.
For small bathrooms, the design with doors is ideal, where you can put all the necessary household chemicals. As for deaf models, they are less practical and aesthetic, but you can perform the installation yourself. When carrying out repairs, it must be completely dismantled. But the price is also the most acceptable on the market.
Materials used for the production of screens
In the market of building and facing materials for bathrooms, you can choose screens from a variety of materials. When choosing it is necessary to take into account rather complicated conditions in the bathroom: high humidity and temperature drop. Mainly in the manufacture of screens use:
- MDF panels;
- polyvinyl chloride;
- acrylic material,
and other materials that are highly resistant to adverse effects.
Screen of plastic
Plastic models are attractive. They can be applied any picture, relief, photo printing, which will complement the interior of the room or become a special accent in its design. Plastic is also very practical: it is easy to keep clean.
For modern bathrooms or bathrooms with designer repairs, screens from mirrors or durable glass are perfect. But, of course, such a design will be of considerable value, and not every owner will be able to install it with their own hands.
The screens from MDF panels look beautiful and aesthetically, but they are more susceptible to moisture. In order to MDF is not "swelled" from moisture and the screen does not have to be changed soon, the bathroom should be equipped with a working exhaust ventilation system.
Before proceeding to install the screen under the bath, you need to determine the list of tools needed for this. If you want to do everything yourself, you will need:
- building level;
- adjustable wrench;
- the UD profile;
Tools that may be needed to mount the screen under the bath
You may also need:
- liquid Nails;
- a knife on plasterboard;
- screw nails;
- acrylic panels;
- building stapler;
- profile of metal or bars of wood.
If something is missing in your arsenal to install the screen with your own hands, everything you need can be found in building stores.
So, the screen is selected, all the necessary tools and materials are assembled for its installation - you can safely proceed to the installation process. In order to obtain a qualitative result, it is necessary to follow exactly the simple algorithm recommended by specialists:
- marking of places of fastening with the help of a level;
- carrying out the necessary measurements;
- fabrication of a screen frame made of metal
Frame made of metal
- anchoring the frame elements, respectively, with the marking;
- Cutting out panels from a suitable material;
- fastening panels on the frame;
- carrying out of facing works.
Installing the screen
Note! Since acrylic is a pliable material, the screen can be attached directly to the edge of the acrylic bath. Cast-iron bath is strongly recommended not to drill yourself, because in this case, the enamel will crack, which will cause damage to the entire bath.
Fineness of frame installation
If you chose a screen from gypsum board, then the frame in this case is made of a metal profile. It is worth remembering that the more complex the screen design is, the more time and effort it requires to install it. To install the screen with doors, it is necessary to mount the S-shaped profile on the frame. After this, two panels are cut out so that they overlap slightly. This will be the sliding doors. The last step is to insert them into the profile and screw the doors.
If the door is swinging, then its installation, respectively, is done in a different way. It can be made by hand from acrylic material, plastic, plasterboard and metal profile, and then fixed in the right place on special loops. In order for the screen to have the necessary stiffness, use a construction foam, placing it between the side of the bathtub and the top of the frame.
It's easy to make sure that nothing complicated installation of the screen under the bath does not represent, all that is needed is to purchase the appropriate option and acquire the appropriate instrument, and then follow the instructions exactly.