If you’ve ever built a home, you know how big of a deal drywall is. It takes your home from feeling like a cold, empty skeleton to something you may actually be able to live in (and decorate!) one day. Last time I wrote about the house we had just filled our skeleton with spray foam insulation, and it looked like this…
And then a crew of miracle workers showed up and changed everything. There were about ten men and they had the whole house drywalled, taped and floated in about two days.
Here are two of them using some very questionable techniques to reach the top of the living room.
I’m sure it’s actually very sturdy and they do this all the time, but no…just no. I think this guy has the better end of the deal…
My boys (as usual) were super excited to be watching our house come together. It took awhile, but they finally found a solution to where they could watch the men work and not have to listen to me shout “BOYS! Stay out of the way!” every 12 seconds.
Alright, ready to see this baby with walls? Here is the floor plan again so you can get a sense of what you’re looking at.
So here is the main living space from standing in the front entry.
Here you can see the kitchen, a big island will fill the space between the beams with the rest of the kitchen will wrap around the outer walls.
Here it is from a different angle (the kitchen and dining room ceilings will eventually be covered in barn wood.)
From standing in the kitchen, here is the office nook and entry. The office nook is just a small area that will be the command center of the house. It will have all the files, office type materials (stamps, envelopes), a small desk, computer, the breaker box, calendars….all that jazz.
Opposite the kitchen is the fireplace, the one that we decided last minute to move completely off center.
Now that the space has walls you can really tell that it is way off to the side, but (luckily) it doesn’t bother Adam or I. We both actually really like it, and I can tell that the setup is going to be very functional once we get settled.
Anyway, here is the dining room…
And the view of the living room from the dining room. Also, there isn’t any drywall on the ceiling in the living room (or master bedroom) because we will be covering it in corrugated metal.
Alright, now let’s go back outside and come in from the garage/breezeway area.
First we have the mudroom. In my head this is where all the shoes, backpacks, jackets, and general clutter and chaos will stop…and the rest of my house will be pristine all the time. We both know better, but if you could just nod your head and smile, that would be great.
A doorway off the mudroom leads to the laundry and half bath…
And just past that is the stairway that leads up to the loft.
Which brings you right back into the main area of the home.
Here is a shot looking back to where we just came from. I love that all the doorways here are perfectly lined up, you can see from the living room right through the dining room, mudroom, breezeway and into the garage. The doors we bought are mostly glass too, so the view won’t change all that much.
If you go back down the hall and up the stairs you come to the loft area. Here is the floor plan for the second story…
That back corner will be my office/craft space, and I’m sure the rest of it will end up as a playroom. The kids and I need a place where we can be messy and not have it affect the rest of the house (or my husbands sanity).
This is the view looking down onto the living room…
Here is the catwalk, which leads to the attic (which we will likely finish out in the future. The far, far future.)
Here is the loft from the catwalk.
Alright, now let’s go back downstairs and check out the bedrooms. This is the front bedroom…
The kids bathroom (which I can already tell is going to be extremely hard to photograph)..
And the middle bedroom.
This room has a fun little built-in area. We noticed that the closet in the kids bathroom was too deep, so we made it shallower and added this niche to the kids room. It will get shelves and be great for books, baskets, and toys.
Here is the room from standing right in front of the windows, looking out towards the doorway.
The doorway on the other side of the fireplace leads to the master bedroom.
This is the wall that the bed is going on. It will be a solid rock wall, you can see where my husband added antique beam headers above the windows.
They will look like this when it’s finished…
That is a little sneak peek at the outside of the house :) I’m waiting until the mortar dries to photograph and blog about the rock. It takes a surprisingly long time (like, weeks) to dry.
Anyway, here is the rest of the master. This is the set of french doors that lead out to the back porch.
The opposite wall just has two small square windows, since we’re hoping to add a small gas fireplace there in the future. The doorway on the left leads to the master bathroom and closet.
Here is a peek inside the master bath. Actually, it’s just the shower…. I can see I’m going to need to invest in a wide angle lens to properly photograph this house.
And that’s the tour! I can’t believe how fast it’s all coming together now. As soon as I post this I’m leaving to go check up on the house, the wall texture, sunshades, and the rest of the roofing are all supposed to be happening today. Stay tuned!