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We Have WALLS!

By House*Tweaking on Nov 06, 2011

Drywall went up late last week at the Underdog.  We knew covering up the cinder block walls with new drywall would give the house a whole new renovation look, but Handy Hubby and I were both shocked at how different it looks.

{view from the front door}

{view towards the fireplace and mudroom/dining room}

{view from the French doors in the kitchen looking at the fireplace}

{view of the great room ridge beam}

We opted to drywall the structural ridge beam at the apex of the vaulted ceiling.  An industrial ceiling fan will be installed in each of the electrical boxes seen on the underside of the ridge beam. The light box on the side of the beam will supply track lighting.

As you can see, the ceilings have been spared of drywall.  That’s because we finally made the big decision to install tongue and groove on the ceilings!!!!  I’m really excited about that if you can’t tell. Like, super excited.

But onto the rest of our WALLS!

{view into the mudroom/dining from the family room}

Another thing I’m excited about is the width of this hallway/walkway that adjoins the great room with the mudroom/dining room.  It’s wide!  That should come in handy when I’m lugging groceries in from the garage to the kitchen.

{mudroom/dining room}

{laundry nook with the mudroom/dining room}

And now back towards the other side of the house…

{view of the great room from the mudroom/dining room}

{hallway to the bedrooms and bathrooms}

{kid/guest bathroom}

{bedroom that was gonna be Everett’s room…now will be the future nursery}

{Layne and Everett’s bedroom}

{master bedroom}

{master bathroom}

No, I have never cleaned that toilet.  Yes, I can’t wait to clean that toilet.

Drywall makes a pretty big difference, hey?  Taping, mudding and sanding will be occurring all this week.  I’m itching to slap some paint samples on those walls.  I’ll keep you posted…

images:  all Dana Miller for House*Tweaking

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