Now that all the systems that run through the walls, ceilings, and floors are complete, the next phase is dominated by getting the sheetrock and exterior siding installed. We are very happy with the warm rich look of the tongue-and-groove cedar siding. It is just what we were hoping for!
The cedar siding will be applied to all the surfaces you see above covered in the Tyvek wrap. The lower garage and utility areas will have an exterior of painted cement panels mounted as a rainscreen. With a rainscreen system, the panels are attached to runners that create a space behind the panels that allows water to run behind them instead of just over them. This reduces maintenance because the panels will last longer and they will require less repainting.
Most of the sheetrock has been installed and the next steps will include finishing work to create nice corners, edges, and transitions. Above you see the prep work that has been done for the red walls that frame the stairwell.
Looking down the upper hallway.
Looking from the laundry room towards the dining room.