In the modern interior a niche in the wall has become mainstream. Often such a deepening can be found in new buildings, as it is envisaged at the design stage. If there is no niche in your apartment, you can make it yourself.
How to make a niche with your own hands
Do not proceed to the device niche, not thinking through all the details in advance. Examine your walls to determine where you want to make the indentation. Mark the external dimensions of the future niche on the wall, using a pencil and level. Make a drawing or even a drawing in which dimensions will be indicated. Consider what the functional purpose of the niche will be, whether it is straight or arched. Think about how you will do the lighting. Decide on materials and tools. Purchase all the necessary products in advance. So you do the job quickly and without rework.
Installation of a drywall frame
Gypsum plasterboard (gypsum plasterboard) is the most popular material for niche devices, it is easy to cut, bend and fasten, therefore niche in the form of an arch is often made of this material. However, it is not necessary to use drywall; if you wish, you can make a niche out of plywood or fiberboard sheets, as well as other building material.
When plastering a niche, measure the dimensions of each section, mark them on the HL and cut them with a sharp knife.
Technology works as follows:
- Lay a drywall sheet on a flat surface;
- Attach a metal ruler to the cutting line and cut the cardboard layer with a knife;
- put a cut on the edge of the table;
- click on the edge so that the sheet cracks along the line;
- cut the bottom layer of cardboard.
Drywall strips should be as smooth as possible with each other. When working with drywall, ventilate the room to protect the respiratory system from dust. You can use a respirator and goggles.
Screw the finished sheets along the inner and outer perimeter with a screwdriver and screws to the frame. The screws are screwed into the drywall to a depth of 5 mm. Finish the finished niche and prime it with a high-quality primer. If you are going to paint it, putty the entire surface, and not just the joints, otherwise after painting the niche will have a different color.
The design of the niche in the wall is an important decision for a modern interior. It looks very nice in the wall of the apartment recess in the form of an arch. Finishing and highlighting the grooves can also be very diverse.
In the hall
It is better to arrange decorative niches in the hallway in the most conspicuous place where the view lingers at the entrance. It will be very beautiful to look at this place a large aquarium with LED illumination. If you have made such a decision, it is better to buy an aquarium before arranging the recess, since a few millimeters may not allow your dream to come true. If you decide to put the aquarium on the shelves, please note that they must be durable. A niche in the hallway will allow you to do in this small room without furniture.
When making a niche in the living room follow the rules:
- decorative niches are necessary as a corrective element in premises with flaws in the layout that need to be hidden;
- Respect the proportions of color finish. The color of the niche should not be darker than the walls of the living room;
- when using coatings of different textures, make sure that they are compatible.
Arched niches in the wall of a small apartment can themselves become an interior decoration that gives the room a modern look, because this is a special space that, while respecting the basic rules, greatly decorates the living room design.
In the bedroom
In the bedroom, a niche in the wall can be made next to the window, at the closet or above the bed. Great idea for a small bedroom - a semi-circular niche in the wall for a bed. Usually it is made in the form of an arch at the head of the bed. Design ideas can be very diverse. A niche is very practical and opposite the bed, you can install a TV in it.
In the wall of the bedroom niche can perform the function of the cabinet. To do this, you can install on its door opening. If the niche in the bedroom is large, you can make it under the dressing room. Some owners equip the library in the recesses of the bedroom wall.
In the children's room
The niche in the wall of the children's room is a great idea for a small room. From it you can remove all the bulky furniture - this will appeal to the little owners of the children's room. Designers offer a variety of ideas for the decoration and functionality of such recesses in the nursery.
In a niche, you can put the bed completely or just a headboard. In it you can make beautifully decorated shelves on which you can lay out toys in the children's room, put an aquarium or a TV. Beautiful design and proper lighting will make such a children's corner cozy.
In the bathroom
Niche in the bathroom is the most common, because its device helps to get rid of excess furniture in the bathroom, which quickly deteriorates from moisture. You can position the recess in the wall in any part of the bathroom.
Bathroom niche is often used:
- as shelves for detergents and other accessories;
- for washing machine.