Family room upgrades

Lee has been very busy working on the upstairs family/craft/entertainment room. The goal of this big push is to get the room ready for double framing and make it warmer this winter.

The plywood floor underlayment was installed two weeks ago, and then we started beefing up the gable end wall. Blocking, metal straps, some double studs, and band joist insulation were added. It’s the exact same thing that we did to the opposite upstairs end wall. You can click on the link for more details about why we did this.

Fiberglass insulation was installed.

OSB was added for sheer strength.

A hole was cut into the knee wall and headered off for an eventual recessed entertainment center. Lee will insulate this area later. (The hole is blocked with a foam panel for now.)

A layer of 2″ XPS foam was applied to all wall surfaces.

Finally, after spray foaming crevices, caulking, and Tyvek taping the seams like before, we are all finished with this step for the room. If all goes well, we will have the inner double wall, upstairs bathroom, family room closet, and wall behind the wood stove framed this weekend.

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4 Responses to Family room upgrades

  1. karl says:

    wow that is super insulated.nice…

  2. Lynn says:

    yeah!!! It looks great – it will be warm and cozy!!! I bet you can’t wait till it’s done!

  3. Leigh says:

    After last winter, and with this one around the corner, what a relief to get this done!

  4. Benita says:

    How nice and warm it will be, too. You guys sure are fixing this place up right.

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