· Plan A: Home Style and Plan
· Plan B: Lot Excavation
· Plan C: Foundation
· Plan D: House Framing
· Plan E: Roofing
· Plan F: Doors and Windows
· Plan G: Plumbing
· Plan H: Electrical Wiring
· Plan I: HVAC
· Plan J: Insulation
· Plan K: Exterior
· Plan L: Walls, Ceiling, Trim
· Plan M: Kitchen and Bath
· Plan N: Cleaning Closet
· Plan O: Flooring
· Plan P: Lighting
· Plan Q: Other Amenities
· Plan R: Garage / Pathways
· Plan S: Landscaping
· Plan T: Interior Design
 Construction Specification Planning  

Plan L: Walls, Ceilings, and Trim

record and note your design specs: download spec sheet

what you need to do —

  • Identify wall covering and room trim:

    — paint in living room
    — wall paper in foyer
    — columns separating dining from living room, etc.

  • Drywall uses sheets that are nailed to the wall studs and then taped and joint compound to leave a smooth finish for surfacing.

  • Ceilings also use drywall sheets and are finished in the same manner.

  • The drywall is the most visible interior part of your home. Make sure you pick a good drywaller.

  • Walls and ceilings may be painted, papered, stuccoed, tiled, or layered with other exotic materials. See below for ideas.

  • Interior trim is the most precise work of your project. Trim includes moldings, chair rails, stairway, window sills, etc.

  • Good trim can make an interior home stand out. Make sure you inspect the trim work carefully as it goes up.

  • Visit our Home Improvement Gallery for complete information on walls, ceilings and trim for each room:

    view center: drywall information

    view center: wall, ceilings and trim

    view center: stairway

  • From howstuffworks.com:
    about drywall

  • Find Pre-screened Contractors:
    click to search contractors

    Search local yellow pages:
    wallpaper hangers

Home Building Steps
step 1:analyze
step 2:location
step 3:hm styles
step 4:hm plans
step 5:spec plan
step 6:builder
step 7:financing
step 8:manage
step 9:decorate


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