Monday, September 15, 2014

Drywall Done - Up Next: Siding

We stopped by the house on Sunday to check things out. All of our drywall is up already! I really can't believe how fast they move sometimes! At first I was a little dissapointed when I saw that the outside of the house looked the same, but then we walked in and I was pleasantly surprised by the drywall!

They still have to put on the spackle and finishing touches, but it's pretty much all done! It was so cool to see walls up and to really see what the space will look like. I fell in love! It made everything so real! I can see where I want my couches, and I can picture what it will look like with cabinets, furniture, curtains, etc.

I was also really happy to see that they used screws for our drywall and not all nails. This should grealy reduce the amount of nail pops we have! Oh, and we decided we are definitely painting when we move in. We may regret it but whatever. Lol!

TIP: If you are painting your house any time in the near future - Sherwin Williams is having a 40% off sale this weekend (September 19-22) so it's a good time to stock up! You don't even need to have your paint tinted. You can just go and buy the buckets of paint and then bring them in later to be tinted once you decide on a color.

Up Next:

This week our siding should be going up! I can't even tell you guys how excited I am to see our color choices! I'm also a little nervous. What if I don't like it? I'm sure that won't happen but if it did I would cry.

I'm also going to get started on calling power companies, water companies, cable companies, etc. so we don't run into any last minute delays. I am SOOO ready to be out of our apartment so if the power company holds us back I'm not going to be happy!

We also started looking at appliances. Originally we were going to do this REALLY last minute but we changed our minds. Both of us used to work at Best Buy so we know some of the people that work there still, so we're going to go there and buy everything (if you buy a ton of stuff from big stores and ask a manager you will likely get a discount .. just an FYI). We need a TV, Fridge, washer, dryer, and speakers. Will definitely be a fun shopping trip until we see the total price!

Without further adieu here are some pictures!

Kitchen/Morning Room

Taken from Moring Room - Hallway, basement door, pantry, dining room

Great room (and office door)


Biggest bedroom (other than Master)

Master (Horrible picture but hard to take a picture of)


We're so excited! We're still on schedule to close on October 22nd. I pre-settlement meeting is scheduled on the 19th.

Hope everyone had a nice weekend and saw some great progress on their homes!


  1. Wowzers on your home and what an incredible sale on paint. Thanks for the tip! Your home is coming right along. It's amazing how it goes from a lot of framed wood to looking like an actual home in NOOOOOO time! Great update!

    1. You're welcome! Paint can be so expensive so 40% off is awesome!

      It goes so fast! Once the siding is up I won't be able to contain myself!

  2. Wow, everything looks so good! I can't believe it went from framed to drywalled as fast as it did! We're a couple weeks behind you so it is really exciting to watch your progress and kind of estimate when I think our stuff will be happening based on you. :-)

    1. Thanks! I did the same thing with people ahead of us! I would even calculate days and weeks to estimate when our stuff would be done! lol!

  3. Looks great Lauren!!! It's going so quickly!

  4. Just so you know, nails haven't been used exclusively to hang drywall for a long time. With screws you possibly can still have plenty of pops because as the framing dries, it will contract and that's where the pops come from.

  5. Too funny that they did your drywall first then siding, but for us it's the reverse. Everything looks great - I love all of the windows! And thanks for the paint sale info - we may be taking advantage of that!!!

    1. I know! I thought the same thing when I saw your siding go up! This week hopefully we'll have our siding and you'll have your drywall!

      Paint is expensive! 40% off is awesome!

  6. Your windows look so huge!! Congratulations on the progress. I cannot wait to see your siding!

    1. Haha I LOVE the windows! Definitely a nice perk with our Elevation. Honestly, I didn't even really think about the windows when choosing our elevation so it was a nice suprise!