Before renovation. Two small Japanese tatamimat rooms
Pierce saw onto the wall
Messy floor during demolishing work
Achieve a flat floor between tatami room and living
。After completion, view to bookshelf side
The flat had a typical Japanese style floor plan with 2 tatami rooms next to living. We planed to demolish walls and make it one livingroom space.
1: Examining inside wall structure.
Check the structure of the partition wall. If it is made of wood and plaster board, it doesn't count on building structure of the flat. If you want to renovate wooden structure house, you need to see a builder to check with that.
Our flat case was OK with simple plasterboard structure.The wall .
The problem was difference of floor level elevations. We took off Tatami mats and found urethene form panels underneath.
2: Figure out completion image.
Just raise image sketch of detail finish and furniture arrangement. The actual measurement of the room size helps this image work. You will see what is possible and impossible. Parth drawing would be a great help to boost motivation.
3: Demolishing of the walls
Removing furniture, then let's smash the wall! Plasterboard is not a tough material, so it is easy to break and get rid of this wall with small knife-shaped saw within 3 hours.
Pay attention not to damage the electric wiring inside the walls. Ask professional to the electrical work..
4: Removal of demolition debris
Even rather small space renovation, we need to arrange disposal of big amount of demolition debris.
It is essential to dispose debris according to the local rules.
5: Flat the uneven floor levels.
Two tatami rooms and the livingroom had different floor levels. So we flat the levels by moving tatami mats and using plywood.