Hanging Drywall

I know it has been a while since providing any house updates but that is because things have been moving a little slow the past few weekends or so. However, things are moving again around here! This weekend we got a lot done and it is making a HUGE difference in our new space! We have been hanging drywall. Now the whole laundry room and part of the bedroom have drywall and they are looking more and more like real rooms.

the first sheet of drywall goes up!

the first sheet of drywall goes up!

a view from the doorway into the laundry room

a view from the doorway into the laundry room

on the other side of this wall is our closet

on the other side of this wall is our closet

where a bench and coat hangers will eventually be

where a bench and coat hangers will eventually be

the ceiling in our master bedroom

the ceiling in our master bedroom

Jacob also about a month ago installed the rough-in plumbing for our pedestal sinks.

rough in sink plumbing

rough in sink plumbing

 

In the picture above, notice that the spray foam insulation looks shaved. That’s what I spent ALL of yesterday doing- going throughout the ENTIRE laundry, bed, and bathrooms shaving down foam bits that stuck out beyond the studs so as not to interfere with the drywall. It was tedious (I was using a crappy steak knife to do it) and took forever, but it is done!

Another exciting thing is that Jacob and I made a big decision about our bathroom. Originally, we were going to try and lay all the tile ourselves and not hire a professional. Well, after thinking long and hard about it, we’ve decided to go the pro route and hire someone. We had 4 different companies come out to get estimates on the cost. While the cost is going to be a LOT bigger by hiring someone than just doing it on our own, Jacob and I feel it is worth it. Laying tile is extremely hard (so I’ve read and heard) and we don’t want to mess it up. What’s cool about this is that our bathroom will be done a lot sooner than we thought because by hiring someone it will be done in a few days rather than a month worth of weekends or so for us to do it. Yay! However, before we can get professionals in there, we have to hang all the drywall in there and have it finished and painted, so we are still a ways off.

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