Thursday, May 30, 2013


All the drywall in the first floor has been replaced, even the ceiling.
Recessed lights were also installed. 18 on this side of the room.

 Now comes the taping and mudding, something I don't like doing.

 This is the first coat.
Updates to follow...


After Insulation
After Drywall

Friday, May 10, 2013


 Recessed lighting installed after ceiling drywall was demo'd. Note the sprayfoam insulation beneath the roof deck.

34 Lights @ $16 ea = $544
Halo 99T
The H99T is a small new construction aperture for non-insulated ceilings or where insulation can be keeps 3 in. from housing. This housing features an integral thermal protector to guard against misuse of insulation materials or improper lamping. Pre-installed and captive bar hangers on the housing can be positioned to any point within a 24 in. joist space. These bar hangers also fit onto T-Bars for easy installation into drop ceilings. This housing's 5 1/2 in. height allows for use in 2 in. x 6 in. joist construction and accommodates 1 in. thick ceilings. 

Monday, May 6, 2013

Insulation installation


We filled the wall cavities with 2" rigid foam insulation and filled the cracks with spray foam insulation to stop any air flow from outside.There was zero insulation behind the old drywall.

Many of the circuits needed to be rewired and boxes moved or deleted. These windows will be replaced, they are single pane leaky windows.

There is no insulation below this window because it will be replace with a door that will open onto the deck.

Kitchen w/drywall hung

It is tough to try to maintain some semblance of order during a renovation. It gets expensive to eat out all the time however, so we've tried to keep a functional kitchen throughout the process.