A Week’s Worth of Drywalling

Kitchen Half Wall

Kitchen Half Wall to Family Room

Our drywall contractor had a problem with his subcontractors. Basically, they didn’t show on the date he set for the job. They probably would have showed eventually, they did send two guys for a short time at the end of the first day, but then nobody the second day when they promised to come. We were so disappointed, another subcontractor was contacted to help fill the gap.

The new crew agreed to stop work elsewhere and come and hang drywall for one work day. But they didn’t get to the site until about 10 a.m. and although they were fast, they didn’t complete the job. So our contractor and a helper are finishing hanging as well as mudding and taping. That just means it is taking longer than we figured, but there is nothing so far on our house that has NOT taken longer than we figured!

It is amazing how different the house looks with drywall installed! This is the kitchen area. Of course it looks different with all the cabinets and appliances removed too.

Kitchen with Utility Room Door

Kitchen with Utility Room Door

The dining room ceiling and the entry to the air lock with the garage door in the background has one coat of mud. The family room is on the right.

Dining Room to Air Lock Entry

Dining Room to Air Lock Entry

Looking the other way toward the living room from the family room door.

Dining and Solar Hallway

Dining and Solar Hallway

Here’s the solar hallway french doors and the living room clerestory plus the light shelves/ventilation shaft.

Living Room Clerestory

Living Room Clerestory

The upper corner of the family room clerestory with the ventilation shaft/light shelf where the garage attic access was covered.

Clerestory Window in Family Room

Clerestory Window in Family Room

And the peaked entry to the back hallway that hides the radon pipe with the ventilation shaft and the master bedroom on the right side.

Hallway and Radon Shaft

Hallway and Radon Shaft

This area is not yet taped. The bathrooms need a bit more drywall and denshield hung and there are a few other odds and ends–the utility room, the pantry and vacuum closet in the family room, and more coats of mud on most areas. We think it will be finished this week and the painter will come next week. Drywall is a big step towards finishing the remodel.

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