Whether you’re finishing an unfinished basement or just framing one individual wall, here are a few things that I would like you to keep in the back of your mind, while working on your project. Framing a new basement wall will not be complicated as long as you follow a few of these time-saving steps.
Let’s start with framing a simple wall that will be dividing a large room. Let’s say that this wall is going to be 16 foot long and will have one doorway, located in the center. The first thing we’re going to need to do is to get the building materials into the basement and this is where our first basement wall framing secret is going to save you time and frustration.
A lot of homes that have basements, have limited access or in other words, there is usually one stairway and this is the only access to the basement. If you’re going to build a wall, the most important thing you need to remember, is to have all of your building materials, in the basement, before you start doing any work.
Especially, the large stuff like drywall sheets or any long two by fours that will be used during construction. Sometimes, your new wall will create difficulties in maneuvering, large construction materials around. If however, you get all of your building materials in the basement, before you start working, you won’t be boxed in or have a hard time maneuvering, some of these large building materials around.
Sometimes a little common sense can go a long way in the construction industry. Something else to think about, would be any large furniture, that might be staying in one of these rooms.
I have seen people build walls and doors only to find out later that the furniture won’t fit through the new doorway. Try to think about as many problems as you possibly can and solve them before you start work on your new basement walls