I'd be doing a happy dance right now, but given the condition of the Momplex floor (more on that soon!) it's highly not recommended. For the sake of my work boots.
We are done with drywalling the Momplex upstairs!
The last sheets upstairs went on in the hallway just yesterday. We have been holding off on the hallway as the heat system all ties in through the hall closet, and it's the last little bit to get drywalled up stairs.
And it's done done done!!!
Here's the living room area overlooking the stair openings. When we designed the stairs, we figured in drywall, so there's no drywalling around stair steps. We just pulled the stairs, drywalled the entire landing, and will put the stairs back in after mudding and taping.
This is the hall closet for coats or vacuums and brooms and other stuff. That's one thing I didn't get cheap on in the Momplex - there's lots of closet space. The heat systems will tie into manifolds installed in these closets. We'll get to that in a bit!
When you cut drywall by breaking it along a scored edge, sometimes the edge can be a little uneven. You can also use this tool to take a little off a cut edge without having to recut the drywall.
Another trick the Ram taught me was for spots like this don't even bother measuring and cutting your drywall. Just put a piece up that is bigger than you need, and trim it in place. It's even quicker to trim with a utility knife and break the edge in place, but here, we've got such a tiny bit to trim, the rotozip is the tool of choice.
We use the rotozip also for cutting out boxes from drywall hung in place. There's not measuring and cutting out each box by hand on the ground and then hanging. We do the same for doorways and other openings.
We've still got the downstairs drywall to hang, including the ceilings, and the downstairs walls are 9 feet instead of 8, so we've got our work (not) cut out (yet) for us! I'm working on a video tutorial of the step by step process of hanging drywall so look for that next week if you are interested in all the steps to DIY drywall!
So have you drywalled your home? Did you use the same tools? Got a special trick that'll save us tons of time on the downstairs? We'd love to hear your thoughts on this very dry subject!