You may have noticed in a previous photo that our basement has concrete blocks both on the outside walls and for the bearing wall separating the east and west sections. The basement remodel project in our previous home convinced us that lining the exterior walls with 2x4 studs and insulating those walls made for a very comfortable space all year round. This post details some of the framing and insulating necessary to define our new rooms.
a previous post and one can see the wood burner and the stone wall that defines that appliance's spot in the room just this side of the drywall collection. I hope to include more details on the wood burner's new surroundings in a future post. The thickness of the block bearing wall is also apparent in the door opening.
In this photo one can also see the different strategy applied to the exterior walls of the stairwell. I wanted to minimize the space lost to insulation, so these walls received 1.5"x1.5" furring strips with 1.5" foam insulation in between.
bathroom addition project, and doesn't disrupt the bedroom space too badly.