Many of us, sooner or later, begin to think about the repair, design and decoration of the corridor. And it does not matter at all, as a result of which such thoughts came to you - the general repair of an apartment or the simple desire to change the design of the furniture itself. Anyway, if you nevertheless decided on this brave step and moreover, you want to apply any cardinal solution, then this article is definitely for you.
Today we will tell you about how you can radically transform your corridor, through an extraordinary finish. It will be a question of various arches, process of their creation and application. After all, it would seem that the arch is such a small thing, but in fact such a finish has quite rich possibilities.
We begin with the fact that we consider all the main features that the arch provides us. No matter how tiny it does not seem, but the range of its positive qualities is quite high. So, what are the main features it has:
- Saving free space.
- The possibility of combining the premises.
- Visual increase in space.
- Simplicity and convenience.
All these features characterize the advantages of the arch over the classic doors. Of course, there is one serious disadvantage - when using the arch, you will not be able to close from prying eyes. But if your family is insignificant, but there is no need for solitude, then you can safely implement this option.
Free space saving
The first and, perhaps, the most basic feature of any arch is that it can significantly save your free space. After all, the classic doors require space for free opening and closing. And by themselves they are often very massive.
And when using the arch there is no such problem. For this reason, it is most often used in small apartments, where free space is worth its weight in gold. In addition, this is a great option to create a unique design of your corridor.
It is through the use of the arch can combine two rooms. Moreover, not only at the visual level, but also at the physical. This is a single stylization of the corridor and, for example, the living room, connected by an arched opening. It is thanks to a combination of these two factors - visual perception and unity of style, that a certain, harmonious atmosphere is created.
Moreover, such an association is most often used in the full styling of an apartment. A perfect example of this is the interior, decorated in a romantic style. Even if you have no desire to carry out a uniform styling of the entire apartment, you can use the corridor with an arched opening as an intermediate link in your rooms.
Visual increase in space
A little earlier, we have already touched on the topic of visual perception. However, let's look at it from the point of view of not the general style, but specifically your corridor. In the absence of doors and the presence of a properly decorated arch, there will be much more natural light in your corridor.
And this is a very important parameter, especially for small rooms, which is the corridor. After all, the sunlight visually expands any space, filling it with warmth and comfort. Yes, and from the point of view of psychology, bright rooms are perceived much more pleasant than dark ones.
Simplicity and convenience
Among other things, creating an arch is much easier than installing classic doors. After all, you need only a little knowledge, a little more finishing material and good imagination. And the designs of the arches themselves are not very different from each other, which will allow you, even without practical experience, to easily create your choice.
We should also talk about the financial side of the issue. After all, the process of creating an arch is quite a budget option than installing classic doors. Thus, you can not only save your money, but also bring that variety into your corridor.
Possible types of arches
There is a fairly large number of types of arches. All of them are united in the system of their creation, and at the visual level they differ little from each other. However, if you spend styling the room, then you need to consider exactly the type of arch that is inherent in the style you create. Well, directly finish the arch in a similar style.
The most common option is the classic arch. Often, use a similar arch for the reason that they are not even aware of the existence of other species. But nevertheless, it is precisely due to the ideal semicircle on top, such arches are favorites among many interior designs.
Arch in the form of a trapezoid. We can say that this is a special case of a rectangular arch. Often, this option is used in wide openings. Indeed, thanks to his form, he allows in a special way to combine the corridor with another room. And the design of this solution is very peculiar.
Semi-park The last type, and perhaps the most extensive in terms of possibilities, is the semi-arc. This option is not for everyone, because its design is quite individual. But precisely because of this, it is easy to adjust it for any modern styling of the room.
In the process of creating and finishing the arch is nothing complicated. First, it is necessary to determine the materials of manufacture. Drywall is most often used, but in some cases, as, for example, with a rectangular arch, you can use better materials - wood. In the next step, you should take all measurements of the doorway. You need to know that in the process of creating the arch, the height of your opening will be reduced by 10-15 cm.
If we are talking about creating a classic semicircular arch, then the radius of the semicircle itself is calculated as follows. It is necessary to measure the width of the doorway, and then divide it in half. That is what will be the radius of your semicircle for the future arch.
Next, we cut out a semicircular frame from the drywall, with a margin of 10-15 cm. Then we reinforce it in the doorway on the iron frame. The most basic thing is to make a curved bottom correctly. But this is nothing complicated. On the same iron frame we fasten a gypsum plasterboard. The main thing is to bend it very carefully.