Now that the initial electrical and drywall repair work on the already drywalled outer walls is done, the next step is to do the interior framing for the bathroom and utility room walls. I first had to cut away the ceiling drywall to expose the ceiling joists, to which the interior walls would be attached. … Continue reading Guest House Bathroom Framing
The last step before interior framing was to repair the drywall in the guest house that was cut from the electrical work, including the ceiling drywall. It was a pretty straightforward process that I’ve done numerous times before, and I was able to do it seamlessly so that you can’t tell that the drywall had … Continue reading Guest House Drywall Repair
It’s been a busy month of travel, Badger games, and watching Arsenal, so I haven’t had as much time on weekends as I’d normally have to make progress on this project, but it is still moving forward. I have completed the electrical work that needed to be done in the original outer wall of the … Continue reading Guest House Bathroom Electrical Work
Over the past two weeks, a lot of progress has been made on the guest house bathroom. Most noticeably, the door between the living room in the guest house and the bathroom was put in, which involved cutting through the wall to create the rough opening for the door. Also, I built a methane vent … Continue reading More Guest House Bathroom Progress
After the utility room plumbing was done, my next step on the guest house bathroom project was to pour concrete to replace the concrete that had been removed when the drain pipes were put in. I used 1,280 pounds of Quikrete Crack Resistant concrete, which is purpose built for pouring slabs like garage floors. Since … Continue reading Pouring Concrete
Before pouring concrete and framing the walls for the guest house bathroom and utility room, I needed to determine the location of the shower. This determines where the walls will go, since the shower needs to be up against the bathroom walls, and its location is determined by where the drain pipes were placed. Therefore, … Continue reading Guest House Bathroom Shower
As noted in many previous posts, I have a ton of smart devices throughout my houses, all tied together by a plethora of Amazon Echoes. Today, as described in detail in a post on Gizmodo, Amazon rolled out a ton of new Echo devices. I’m excited to see how I can incorporate them into my … Continue reading So Many New Echoes!