The new drywall with taped and mudded seams.
Name: Dan Bailey
Type of Project: Kitchen remodel
Location: East Boston, Boston, Massachusetts
Type of building: 2nd Floor Condo in a Greek-Revival Row House
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I returned home from Arizona late one night earlier this week. Exhausted after a long flight, I stumbled into the kitchen, flipped on the light, and was confronted with a space that had been completely transformed since I last saw it. In my absence, Gregg, my contractor, had finished hanging the drywall. The exposed wiring, the raw wood framing, the remaining dusty lath – all of it was now hidden behind actual walls. Granted, the walls were unfinished, but they were walls nonetheless. And while unfinished drywall may sound trivial, it feels like a huge milestone marking the beginning of the end of the renovation.