1 Plywood is required to form this quarter circle bulkhead, which echos the round shower base below it. A double layer of quarter inch bendable drywall will finish this off.
2 In this story-and-a-half home we found unused attic spaces when the ceiling was demolished, so I finished it off and added a window to make two end wall skylights.
3 The gutted framework is a far cry from its finished state shown in the previous picture.
4 This cathedral ceiling had to be framed up in the attic before the existing ceiling was removed. So it took some care to blend the lower wall into the new wall over a span of nine feet. With 25 years of taping experience under my belt, I can be sure of getting it flat and smooth.
5 In my previous home I put in a cathedral ceiling in the bathroom too, and framed it in for a skylight. But I never did put the skylight in, so I was determined not to repeat that mistake here. The rounded corner beads pick up on the rounded-over edges of the cabinets.
6 You don't notice ceilings unless they're bad, so good ceilings look deceptively simple. In the case of this kitchen however, one ceiling had to be framed down, and another laboriously strapped to get them flat and level. That was after installing a new wall-to-wall support beam.
7 This basement bulkhead looming over the bottom of the staircase required some creative framing
8 A neo-angle bulkhead gives more definition to the shower stall
9 The finished bulkhead is geometrically intricate
Newmaker is the spirit that drives a lifetime of creativity, and is a reflection of the Creator who continues to make all things new.
H.James Company is the business name for the renovation services of Henry de Jong since 1991. Services have been offered as sub-contractor and as contractor, but primarily as a professional craftsman working alone. Working on small to medium size jobs allows a personal committment to executing every detail with the same care, and to working one job at a time, on a steady and predictable schedule.