Spec PlanL: Walls and Ceilings
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Spec Plan-L reviews materials and moldings for the walls and ceiling. Unless specified, most builders will give you neutral paint job. But you might look into other wall materials.
Spec Plan L: Walls and Ceilings
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
- 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.
- 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 Building Showcase for complete information on walls, ceilings and trim for each room:
view center: drywall information view center: wall, ceilings and trim view center: stairway
Step 1: develop the plan
- take a completed draft of the spec sheet to your architect or planner, who will can customize a building plan or revise an existing plan
that meets your specs.
- use your spec sheet and floor plan to bid the construction project to contractors
Step 2: get required building permits
- It will either be up to you or the contractor to obtain each permit.
all about permits
lookup your local government for permit information
Step 3: find pre-screened contractors and other service providers