It took a week to lay the subfloor mainly because we had to be careful with the open sections. We have learned a lot about the different ways to construct a house. Some builders use rafters as duct work for return air. To know that in 1962 the standard was nailing your 1/2" subfloor while now they recommend screwing at least 5/8", yet knotted wood was not preferred and now your plywood is chalked full of them.
|He found a gap to spy into the basement|
|Late night of wiring lights|
|Lights in and drywall down|
|Now the kitchen is insulated!|
Week 4 was putting up the drywall. Very time consuming but really brought the room together. Mudded and sanded many times, painted the ceiling and walls. Very exciting since much of the week was consumed with graduations, showing property, writing offers, work, and kids.
|We had great little helpers|
|Painted, all but 1 wall luckily it will be covered with cabinets and backsplash. Next time 2 gallons of paint needed.|
Week 5 has been hard, stormy weather daily which is not ideal for mixing thinset let alone carrying in the hardyboard.
Here is a sneak preview of what we did for the rest of week 5 and beginning of 6: