Before living with J, I didn’t know a lick about construction – I didn’t know you had to have studs every 16 inches on center or that the dry wall was thinner on the edges because when you have two pieces of drywall, you mud the seam. When J suggested to build walls in our loft, I was skeptical but saw quickly how it helped define space and gave privacy where we most needed it.

We didn’t want to attach the walls to the beams nor destroy any original structural beams. Instead J utilized a house jack to put pressure between the wall and the beam, eliminating any welding or drilling into the beams.

Here is one more before and after of our beautiful city loft…..