On April 15, 2008 we closed on a 1955 Mid-Century Modern home in Merriam, KS that was custom designed by the late Donald R. Hollis of Hollis + Miller Architects. We will be sharing our journey as we update the house to make it our own, while trying to stay as close to the original design as possible.

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Insulation, Drywall, and Lucky Find

In preparation for the drywall going up this week, we spent last weekend stuffing as much insulation as we could into the outer wall and the ceiling.  Working in 95 degree weather while wearing a long sleeve t-shirt was not my idea of fun.  Nothing a nice shower and a movie afterward couldn't cure though.

On Monday, Ken the drywall guy, showed up and got about half of the drywall and HardieBacker up.  I had to leave work early because LD was not very happy with the quality of his work.  I was ready to call his company up and ask that they send somebody else, but we decided to give him a second chance.

His  attitude had definitely improved by Tuesday, and he managed to get all of the drywall hung and the part of the first mud coat on.

He came by the rest of the week to continue the mudding, and he told us that he thought he might be done tomorrow.  We certainly hope so, because we are hoping to get started on installing the Kerdi membrane next weekend.

On another note, we took a trip to the Tile and Stone Warehouse and came across some beautiful tile for the tub surround in our other bathroom.  We've been looking for the right tile for a while, but as soon as LD laid her eyes on this tile, she knew it was the right one.  So we purchased tile for the bathtub and backsplash.  We have to get our master bathroom done before we can move to the hallway bath.

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