I”ll be honest, I did nothing related to drywall at our rental property over the last week and a half. Tony has taken a few days off work and has been at the house almost every night for the last few weeks to finish the drywall. We already said that when we do our next investment property, we will hire out the drywall. Patching drywall is a long process and I have zero desire to learn how to do it myself. Tony did a great job, but it takes a lot of time and attention to detail.
New drywall in the kitchen
The kitchen was the biggest drywall job in the house. We removed all the old drywall in order to replace all the electrical and reroute the plumbing. Tony hung the new drywall, and patched everything.
In comparison, this is how the house looked 8 weeks ago when we bought it.
Ceiling drywall repair
We took the wall down between the living room and dining room, so that meant Tony had to repair the ceiling. This involved tape, mud, and lots of sanding. The ceiling is always the most difficult, because you need to match two sides of old drywall. And especially where a wall was taken down, you want it to look perfect and like there wasn’t even a wall there to begin with.
After we took down the paneling in the living room and hallway there were a lot of nail holes to fill. Tony patched all the holes with mud, and then sanded everything. The house has already come a long way, and it looks so much better now with new drywall and smooth walls.
Paint! I’m planning on priming the entire house, painting the ceiling, and two coats of paint on all the walls. Wish me luck!
Week 1 – Demolition Week 2 – Laundry room plumbing Week 3 – Wall removal Week 4 – Prep for painting Week 5 – More demo and some flooring Weeks 6 & 7 Electrical and plumbing upgrades
- Week 8 – Drywall
- Week 9 – Paint and flooring
- Week 10 – Trim and exterior
- Week 11 – Kitchen and bathroom
Gail VanderVeen says
Such a big improvement already. Can’t wait to see it when its painted!
Lancaster Drywall says
This looks great! Any updates on this? Would love to see followup photos!
Jessica Vanderveen says
Here’s the final house tour: https://thevanderveenhouse.com/open-concept-raised-bungalow-tour/