Finishing the ‘Envelope’

It’s winter time in Portland and getting cold quickly. To continue making this ADU feel like a warm and inviting ‘nest’ the next step was to keep the interior warm. Insulation! To keep the project small and green focused, I decided to use a type of recycled wool blend insulation called EcoBatt. It’s used and recommended for schools and hospitals because its formaldehyde-free and is a LEED certified product.

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Drywall is ready and waiting to be installed now that the exterior is completed.DSC_1101

We worked with the guys at JB Insulation to get this little house buttoned-up.

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The main bath upstairs

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Once the insulation is up it really DOES feel like being inside a nest.

Another big step forward was the arrival and installation of the garage door. It’s a manual operation but adjusted to open and close easily so that I can operate it. The hardware and tracks along the ceiling will remain exposed in the finished space.

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The people at Metro OHD worked with us to custom make the garage door to fit the tiny ADU size. DSC_1099

 

My dear friend Josh came by the house and I gave him a quick update and tour of the ADU. I even got to show off the fireplace.josh triptic

 

Things are moving along and I am excited to see the next phase as the sheetrock gets installed!

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One thought on “Finishing the ‘Envelope’

  1. AAAHHHH!!! I LOVE IT SO MUCH!!! LOOK AT IT!!! LOOK AT YOU!!! I cannot wait to see you, and I cannot wait to see it! How was Thanksgiving at Carson & Colin’s? How are things w/Lydia? How are you? I will call you this weekend! xoox

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