Almost ready for prime time
Back to the bedroom reno. Before we left for the cottage, I pulled down the old drywall and plaster on the exterior wall and my husband John added insulation before the new drywall went up. John was really impressed with the Roxul mineral wool insulation we used. He liked the fact that working with it did not irritate his skin as other insulation products have. The material was super simple to cut with a serrated knife, and he felt it was easier to adjust into spaces than the fibreglass he’s used in the past. Its flexibility — or “squashiness”, as he put it — meant it was simple to fit into an awkward spot in the room – behind the built-in drawers that sit underneath the dormer. We’re hoping that the added insulation will up the comfy quotient in January when the temperature is below freezing (Sorry, I know you don’t want to think about that right now!) Today, John is stripping and sanding the drawer fronts and the window sills so that the new paint will go on smoothly. Then we prime, and then painting begins!