It’s Memorial Day and we’re making major progress with the drywall; it’s going faster than I thought.
When the Sheetrock is installed, it’s an immediate transformation. Rooms are created with walls along with privacy. It’s also bright white with a clean look. Up until now, everything has been brown–brown studs and brown insulation paper.
The Sheetrock also makes the windows stand out more. I’m now envisioning all sorts of colors for the walls, window treatments, furniture, etc. Since I have a blank canvas/clean slate, my mind is running wild with ideas.
The decorating phase will undoubtedly be fun and exciting.
After John completed the kitchen last week, he continued with the drywall in the dining/living room. In this photo, he has a Sheetrock panel on the drywall panel lift. First, he cut out the holes for the 12 high hats followed with drywall adhesive on all the ceiling joists. (This is why guys in the trade say, “glue it and screw it.” )
The panel on the lift is ready to be installed. After the panel was in place I held it at one end until he drilled a few screws into the joists making it secure.
John left the area above the kitchen entrance open intentionally because he wants to put a time capsule in one of the four voids before closing it up.
Standing in the dining area with the ceiling finished and the east wall.
I took the above photo of the east wall in the dining area in January, when John was installing the insulation.
Standing in the same spot, I took this photo yesterday. (Windows are covered in cardboard.) To the right, John is on the ladder where it opens up to a 20 ft vaulted ceiling in the living room.
The wire between the windows is for a wall-mounted flat screen TV.
Next: The Living Room