Furniture from plasterboard in interior design
The composition of drywall constructions is a combination of gypsum and cardboard, which, due to their environmental friendliness, are safe for humans, do not emit toxins and are able to pass air through the structure, which means that your house will be fresh.
If you are faced with a dilemma - to do finishing work or purchase new furniture, because there is simply not enough money for everything at once, then the ideal option would be to make part of the furniture out of drywall. In this case, you will be able to create an original interior by spending the minimum amount of money.
From practical drywall, you can build the original design of cabinets, shelves and niches, as well as correct any deficiencies in the room, making them invisible to prying eyes.In addition, from the drywall, you can create cabinets, shelves, tables and other interior details.
Specialists work with ordinary plasterboard (gypsum plasterboard), moisture-resistant plasterboard (gypsum plasterboard), fire-resistant plasterboard (gypsum plasterboard) and gypsum-fiber sheet (GVL), while the latter will be particularly relevant for use in country houses, as it has increased strength.
Advantages and disadvantages
The advantages of this finishing material are obvious:
- Affordable price.
- Easy to install (for mounting does not need a special glue or sealant - it is enough to use screws, and paint, plaster or cover the plasterboard surface with wallpaper can be immediately after installation).
- The ability to make furniture with their own hands in the presence of competent instructions.
- Minimum dirt during finishing work.
- Large selection of designs and designs.
- Light weight drywall.
- Simple repair of damaged items from GCR.
- Harmonious combination with other finishing materials (glass, metal and wood).
Any flaws can be avoided by taking a responsible approach to the installation process. The only thing that can interfere with the process is the curved walls, because if there are deviations along the vertical, the doors of the lockers can spontaneously open.In this case, use the services of professional masters who will correctly conduct all measurements. Also in the manufacture of shelves, keep in mind that the gypsum board is not a very durable material, so it is important to calculate the allowable weight during the construction of the frame. And for this reason, drywall is not recommended for aquariums, televisions or home libraries.
What can be fixed with the help of drywall?
Often with the help of drywall, the owners try to correct certain shortcomings in the room: in this case, the drywall has a purely decorative and aesthetic function. For example, if the room has low ceilings, then open white structures with shelves will visually increase the space in the room, giving it airiness.
And if you have uneven walls, or a room of irregular geometric shape, then with the help of drywall you can make a competent zoning. For example, you can install a partition between the living and dining area in the living room, make a plasterboard bar counter.
By the way, competent finishing with the help of GK will help disguise the installation and wiring.
It is no secret that in the modern world we use cabinet furniture to a minimum so that it does not clutter up space. But the open shelves of plasterboard or built-in furniture can magically transform the interior, making it also the most functional. The replacement of the old-fashioned walls, which “steal” so much free space in our apartments, came in light and non-standard constructions made of plasterboard.
Cabinet furniture, for example, cabinets and walls with drawers are made of wood, chipboard and drywall. In this case, the latter option, if desired, can be decorated with decorative plaster. The process of producing cabinet furniture from gypsum boards is quite simple: first, a frame made of wood or metal is prepared, and the frame stands are reinforced where the hinges and drawers are attached. Further, when facing with drywall, parts are fastened with screws. Combining several types of finishes (paint, liquid wallpaper, decorative plaster, art painting), you get a very creative cabinet furniture.
In the office you can make a bookcase. In the bedroom with plasterboard, it is worthwhile to arrange the head of the bed in an original way, additionally equipped with a light.But the real holiday for the designer will be the design of a children's room with gypsum plasterboard, because there are so many interesting ideas.
You can create 3D shapes on the walls, and use plasterboard niches and shelves for their intended purpose - that is, for books, toys, and things that are dear to the heart.
As a rule, in each apartment there is not enough space for clothes, so the wardrobe made of plasterboard will be a real boon for the budget conscious. The practicality of such a piece of furniture will depend on how ergonomic it is. The closet can be hidden between the walls, or you can decorate the doorway by making shelves around it. You can build and a whole dressing room of drywall. It can be sheathed with one or two sheets of plasterboard, and then painted, pasted over with wallpaper or plastered. An interesting idea for a dressing room is to use the space under the stairs, covering it with sheets of drywall.
There is no limit to fantasy when it comes to arches and plasterboard partitions. You can make any configuration and, for showiness, add an original lighting that can create a special romantic atmosphere where you can relax after a working day.
Also, the reception of the "arch" is used instead of doors or as a zoning structure, while in small apartments it allows you to visually increase the space.
A large space for the imagination of designers when finishing with drywall gives exactly the kitchen room.
It will be decorated with the following interior items from this finishing material:
- Cabinets and shelves can be of different sizes and shapes. The peculiarity is that drywall is flexible, so you can make any desired size and give the product any shape you like.
- Decorative niches will help to make the interior of the kitchen "not like everyone else." In the niches and on the shelves of plasterboards, you can put decorative trinkets, souvenirs and photographs. You can also use niches for decorating radiators, furniture and household appliances.
- In the kitchen, not only cabinets are appropriate, but also bedside tables, countertops, pencil cases, and even whole kitchen sets.
- Drywall - an ideal and inexpensive option for shelves in the pantry, where you can store homework.
- With the help of FCL, you can make a zoning of the room or create decorative designs - for example, a bar counter.
When using this finishing material in the kitchen, the following features should be considered. Since the kitchen is high humidity, you need to buy a moisture-resistant material. Or in advance take care of air conditioning and ventilation in this room. In this case, the moisture will not interfere with the use of drywall.
Kitchen set to make is not as difficult as it may seem at first glance. First make a drawing and calculate the dimensions of the frame. Be sure to take into account which parts of the kitchen will be subjected to maximum load. The frame is installed with the help of dowels, and in places of greater load lay a wooden bar, treated with antiseptic.
Moisture-resistant plasterboard, which is attached to the frame with self-tapping screws, is suitable for covering the kitchen set. And for bending in the right places, the cardboard is punctured, and the plaster is wetted, as a result, the structure is bent and fixed to the frame. It can be made of gypsum plasterboard and tabletop - the main thing is the presence of a reinforced frame under the plasterboard, and the top can be covered with ceramic tiles.
Furniture made of plasterboard for the bathroom is a great alternative to plastic options or expensive finishes made from natural materials. Even a bathroom, which due to high humidity is a specific room, can be the object of plasterboard finishing. The main thing is to use a galvanized frame and moisture-resistant drywall (GKLV). You can design and install cabinets with shelves under the sink and cabinets for bathroom accessories. In the manufacture of bathroom furniture uses the standard principle of assembly of the frame with the steps of trimming and finishing. In order for all bathroom components to withstand moisture, treat them with protective coatings, and additionally trim moisture-resistant sheets of GLCBs with tiles or decorative plaster.
Drywall as a versatile and easy-to-process material gives designers great opportunities for creativityand also save the family budget. When buying a plasterboard, pay attention to where and from whom you acquire the finishing material. For example, if the sheets of plasterboard lay in the warehouse for a long time, there is no need to say anything about moisture resistance.If the price is too low or the action is valid, remember that free cheese is only in a mousetrap. Such finishing materials as drywall will help you create a unique interior with your own hands, which will be a continuation of your individuality. How you design your house depends solely on your imagination and preferences, and with the drywall the financial component should not be a problem.
For information on how to make a drywall worktop under the sink, see the following video.