Loft Hallway Converted into Bedroom

Loft Hallway Converted to Bedroom

Loft Hallway Converted to Bedroom

This project was a lot of fun. There was a large loft hallway on the second floor overlooking a cathedral living room. The homeowner wanted the hallway converted into a new bedroom for their soon to be born son. After the initial walk through, Dagen Structures came in, pulled back the carpet, framed out the wall and a new closet to match the rest of the bedrooms. Electric was then installed in the new wall and a ceiling fan was added by Mark Goodman Electric. After the electric was complete, drywall was installed and finished. Baseboard was added and the carpet was re-stretched to fit around the new walls. Finally, it was painted with two colors chosen by the homeowner with Benjamin Moore BEN paint on the walls and Regal Semi-gloss on all of the woodwork. We are really pleased with the final product.

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To avoid having the paint the entire hallway and cathedral ceiling – which would have added unnecessary cost to the project, green Frog Tape was added to the ceiling where the drywall was to be finished. The drywall was then hung against the tape and the tape was cut off after it was sanded. A small line of caulk was then run into the corner to tie up the look.

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The details matter!

 

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Final Photos:

Closet added to new bedroom

Closet added to new bedroom

New Bedroom after painting.

New Bedroom after painting.

 

 

Philadelphia Rowhome; Rittenhouse Square

 

Formal Living Room

Formal Living Room

Formal Living Room

Formal Living Room

This paint job was one of the most fun jobs I’ve ever done.  We started by removing somewhere in the neighborhood of 4,000 square feet of 40 year old velvet wallpaper. Above you can see the Formal Living Room. The ceiling was painted with Benjamin Moore Regal Super-White flat paint to give the room a big, bright feeling. The plaster walls were left rough to keep the texture and were painted with an eggshell finish.

Kitchen

Kitchen

In the rear of the first floor sat the kitchen. The wooden beam & window frames were painted with Benjamin Moore Advance High-Gloss paint. In fact, all the woodwork in the house was painted with that paint. It is a wonderful waterbourne paint that behaves like an oil/alkyd and leaves a sharp, highly durable finish once it sets. The beam here in the kitchen was the same color as the cabinets you can see to the right. It was primed with Stix primer for optimal adhesion once the finish paint was applied. Ceiling & Walls were Benjamin Moore Regal.

Children's Bedroom

Children’s Bedroom

This 2nd floor bedroom was shared by a set of twins. Each one preferred a different color so one side was painted pink and the other blue. For the pink, a tinted primer was used first and then finished off with Benjamin Moore Aura, a paint that never needs more than 2 coats, even with deep color bases.

Children's Bedroom

Children’s Bedroom

This second floor bedroom had a built-in shelf removed where you see the mirror on the far right. The plaster was patched with drywall compound and primed for painting. Benjamin Moore Advance High-Gloss was used on the crown moulding and Regal on the walls.

3rd floor skylight

3rd floor skylight

This skylight peaked at 18 feet from the 2nd floor landing where the scaffold was set up. Benjamin Moore advance was used on the woodwoork and the Aura and Regal lines were used on the walls and ceiling.

 

 

Lancaster City, West End Drywall & Paint

Lancaster City Bathroom Remodel - Drywall & Paint

Lancaster City Bathroom Remodel – Drywall & Paint

Lancaster City Bathroom Remodel - Drywall & Paint

Lancaster City Bathroom Remodel – Drywall & Paint

Lancaster City Bathroom Remodel - Drywall & Paint

Lancaster City Bathroom Remodel – Drywall & Paint

On this job, 2.5 sheets of drywall was installed on a bump-out behind the vanity and on the ceiling, blended with the old plaster. Some patching (blending to the original plaster) was done around the tub up to the cement board. After the drywall was completed, the entire bathroom (radiator included) was repainted.

Drywall Addition; Lancaster PA

After hanging ceilings.

After hanging ceilings.

Finishing completed.

Finishing completed.

After hanging ceilings.

After hanging ceilings.

Finishing completed.

Finishing completed.

This is the main living area from a recent drywall addition. It was a 74 sheet addition and repair. The repair work was done upstairs (photos below). In the living room, 5/8″ drywall was hung on the ceilings for sound control. On the butt joints, rock splicers were used to keep the joints as flat and invisible as possible. We also used a new solvent based glue which is manufactured to reduce nail/screw pops by a significant percentage.

Bedroom drywall repair.

Bedroom drywall repair.

Lancaster Garage, Drywall Hang, Finish & Paint

Before

Before (Tuesday Morning)

After (Friday Afternoon)

After (Friday Afternoon)

This garage, just south of Lancaster City in Lampter-Strasburg, was from a home built in the 80s that didn’t require drywall installation in the garage to accommodate code. Tuesday morning of this week, the drywall was dropped off. By Friday afternoon, the drywall was hung and finished and a fresh coat of Benjamin Moore paint was added; China White Eggshell on the walls and Ceiling White on the Ceiling (an incredible ultra-flat that I highly recommend). Twenty minute joint compound was used to speed the job along and Plus 3 Finishing compound was used for the top coat to provide a balanced and smooth finish.