Since I last posted, John worked on hanging more drywall in the stairwell which leads from the living/dining area to the lower level part of the house.
This is the stairwell directly below the stringers/new stairs which I wrote about a couple of weeks ago.
John puchased a few sheets of 12′ drywall panels at Home Depot.
He attached an adjustable hole saw to his drill and cut three holes in the Sheetrock for the three high hats which had been installed months ago.
We used the drywall panel lift in the hallway downstairs to raise this panel up to the ceiling.
Here is the panel after it was installed with three high hats. After John screwed the panel in, he also hung the Sheetrock to the right creating a wall to the mud room.
Here’s a photo of the first 12′ drywall panel hung enclosing the mud room below.
And here is the second drywall panel screwed in above the first creating the stairwell.
The two high hats attached to the new stringers above will light the stairwell below.
John also moved the electric to the right at the top of the stairs. It will be a 3-way switch leading to the back door located in the mud room.
The house has four sets of half staircases in a vertical column. Each staircase has six steps.
TIP: Did you know that you can get a discount on a Sheetrock panel at Home Depot if it is slightly damaged? Usually, the damage is on the edge of the panel which can easily be cut away leaving you with a perfect panel to install. Just ask the store manager or PRO DESK manager, and they’ll give you a discount.