Blog posts for May 2011

Drywall

May 30, 2011. By lowdesign. 0 comment(s).

The interior of the house is really starting to take shape now that the drywall is up. Patchmasters began work last monday and finished hanging the drywall within a few days.

You can understand how light and shadow move through the space now.

Morning at Garden St.

May 23, 2011. By lowdesign. 0 comment(s).

A couple of random images showing some of the material and lighting effects the house plays with.

Staining

May 22, 2011. By lowdesign. 0 comment(s).

After a great deal of consideration we decided to stain the  north and south wood facade a light grey. This subdues the wood a bit so that it fits in better with the neighborhood (something we feel is very important) while complimenting the window trim and siding.

Many of the exterior details are finished: the polycarb skylights and "screens" at the front and back porch are installed.

The drywall for the project arrived late on Friday. It should go up pretty quickly and be textured by the weeks end.

All in the Details

May 15, 2011. By lowdesign. 0 comment(s).

A look at our window boxes, the screen at the back porch, and one option for staining the facade.

Insulation

May 13, 2011. By lowdesign. 0 comment(s).

The final step in making our house "tight" is the spray-foam insulation.  Chase Insulation finished the job in about a day and a half, filling all of our wall cavities and filling the roof at least 5.5 inches deep.

Seeing the walls turn white actually allowed us to see much more clearly how the light moves and reflects in the house.  We like it.

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