Drywall, demo and dimpled ceilings
John was right that I was overly optimistic in thinking that the closet would be framed and ready for drywall within a day. But I was right in thinking that I would actually enjoy doing the demo work before the framing got started. Doing your own prep work is one way to cut down on costs. (Just make VERY sure you know what’s coming out and what stays!) I admit the work is tiring (see the picture of me at left asking John to remind me that I’m saving money by pulling down walls!) But it's also good exercise and for me, oddly satisfying.
I’m now on day three of the reno and we’re just now ready to start drywalling. But there are a couple of issues that need to be settled before we move forward. We’re now wondering if it doesn’t make sense to incorporate the open area under the slope of the roof into the new closet space rather than just closing it up. If we do, we wonder if it we should add a layer of insulation. We’re also wondering whether we shouldn’t go all out and drywall the ceiling, rather than just painting the (ugly) stippled plaster that’s up there now. EXCEPT that now that I’ve shifted and cut a few sheets of drywall, I’m not sure I want to lift 10 or so of them up above my head to attach them to the ceiling (not even with John’s help, and he’s pretty darn strong). Thank goodness Venie’s coming over from Rona later today to answer our questions.