Many people consider hiring a professional for hanging sheetrock as well as doing the sheetrock taping, mudding and painting, but by hanging your own sheetrock you could save a fortune off the labor costs of your project.
Using your drill with the screwdriver bit, drive the first sheetrock screw at the center of the sheet, and then continue driving the screws every six inches toward the edge of the sheet.
If you can't fit an entire sheet of sheetrock on the last row, it will be less noticeable at the bottom of the room where it is more likely to be hidden by furniture.
Using your dimensions, draw the opening onto your sheetrock and then drill a hole larger than the width of your jigsaw blade at one corner of the opening.
Take care of all wall work before you start hanging sheetrock, and make sure that you understand your local building codes if you're doing your own work.
Installing sheetrock vertically gives you the option of purchasing sheets the same height as the room, possibly reducing the amount of cuts needed.
Renting one is relatively cheap considering the time and trouble that it saves, so rent one the day you're ready to hang sheetrock on the ceiling.
Some builders prefer vertical because this often covers the entire wall, and you can purchase the sheetrock length that covers your wall height.
The sheetrock was up and mudded, but not painted.
The room was more welcoming than she expected, the stone walls covered and smoothed with Sheetrock painted a light green and edged with pumpkin orange.