here is what has been happening at house #6 the last 2 weeks:
there are two pocket doors in the house, and both frames were installed. (can you see the metal parts in the door opening of the mini office? i know they are a little hard to see...)
the MAIN thing that has been happening is dry wall!
besides the framing, nothing makes a bigger difference in a house under construction more than dry wall. this is when you can really get a sense of the size, shape and feel of each room.
here is a peek at a little special project in the master bedroom that i will be sharing more about later.
dry wall can be hung in cold weather, but in order to finish it, the house needs to have heat.
the heat was turned on in the house, which has completely changed the way the house feels...LITERALLY. it really feels like a HOUSE. we aren't all bundled up shivering as we walk though it. we can linger and talk and look out the windows, and really feel what it will be like to LIVE there. it's really exciting!
after the dry wall is hung, the corner bead is installed. then, a paper tape is laid over the seams and then mud is troweled on in thin sheets, and finally sanded smooth.
most new houses in the west have rounded corner bead, and textured ceilings, but we opted for square corner bead and smooth ceilings.
a look at the stairs over the last 10 days:
pre dry wall.
dry wall taped, mudded and partially sanded.
the last two weeks were also filled with meetings with the cabinet fabricator to layout the cabinet plans, trying to finalize carpet, selecting a color for the exterior of the house, a stain color for the front and back doors, and narrowing down choices for tile. it has been fun and exhausting!