When I left for work with morning, we had the open walls with insulation-- which, we were offered a job hanging insulation that is how good of a job we did-- and when I came back: all the dry wall was up. The guys dropped the sheets off this morning: 12 foot long boards of drywall. Two guys returned about 2 pm and hung the entire space's drywall, leaving about 6:30.
Will said that it was absolutely amazing. The guys would measure, cut, and hang a piece. Some of these pieces had very awkward cut outs, like the notch around the closet. The side walls are the basically 2 sheets of the 12 foot board installed horizontally to minimize the pieces used. The ceilings a bit more, but not much!
|Where the former door was into the dining room|
The space now looks like rooms instead of a construction site. It also feels a bit smaller and I am hoping that the layout of the new kitchen will be the right one-- not the time to have doubts, I realize.
Tomorrow the dry wallers will be back to do the taping of the seams and a mudding. It may be possible that they can even sand the seams and apply a second coat of mud. The faster they are, the better off we are: cabinets come on Monday. With the delivery of appliances this past Monday, the the house and garage are full. Now we have a potential storage issue with the cabinets and my large, honking stove. We think we can work around it, but in the meantime, the dry wall finishing has to be done and the floors have to be installed. Then they can set the cabinets. And who knows when the windows will be here!
|looking into the doorless closet|
|corner of the bathroom|