Hanging drywall, day 2: Ceilings R Us

One suprise as drywall goes up on the ceilings is how it changes light levels inside the house. Up to this point, Steven has photographed work progress by barely using flash. The grey paper of the drywall dims┬áthe light reflecting off surfaces, even brown lumber and off-white foam — and Steven is now using flash for all photos.

Andre, left, and Jose, right, from Celis Drywall continue hanging 5/8-inch drywall on ceilings throughout Emerald Hill -- here in what will be Jadin's bedroom.
Andre, left, and Jose, right, from Celis Drywall continue hanging 5/8-inch drywall on ceilings throughout Emerald Hill — here in what will be Jadin’s bedroom.
The ceiling of the kitchen and family room, looking up from the kitchen side of the Great Room.
The ceiling of the kitchen and family room, looking up from the kitchen side of the Great Room.
The Great Room ceiling from the opposite corner.
The Great Room ceiling from the opposite corner.
The mudroom ceiling.
The mudroom ceiling.
The entrance hall, from the family room.
The entrance hall, from the family room.
The entrance hall, from near the front door.
The entrance hall, from near the front door.
The ceiling over the library, complete today.
The ceiling over the library, complete today.
The office ceiling.
The office ceiling.
The zip rotary tool that Andre and Jose use to cut the drywall for electrical boxes, can lights, ceiling fans and other penetrations as the drywall sheets go up.
The zip rotary tool that Andre and Jose use to cut the drywall for electrical boxes, can lights, ceiling fans and other penetrations as the drywall sheets go up.
The ceiling hallway between bedrooms 1 and 2.
The ceiling hallway between bedrooms 1 and 2. The large rectangle cut out at left is for a return duct. The smaller square cutout is for a jumper duct that will help to equalize air pressure between bedroom 1 and the hallway.
Turning 180 degrees to shoot the ceiling of bath 2.
Turning 180 degrees to shoot the ceiling of bath 2.
The ceiling of bedroom 1.
The ceiling of bedroom 1.
The ceiling over the master bedroom.
The ceiling over the master bedroom.
And the hallway between the master bedroom and master bath.
And the hallway between the master bedroom and master bath.
And, finally, for today, the ceiling of the master bath.
And, finally, for today, the ceiling of the master bath.

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