In the basement there will be:
- 2 bedrooms
- a laundry closet (in one of the bedrooms)
- a utility room, and
- a bathroom
Given that it was the basement with 8 inch concrete walls I chose to construct 2x4 walls. Remember that the walk-out side of the basement has already been framed using 2x6 pressure-treated lumber - it is not a concrete wall.
I am realizing some benefits of completing the framing:
- I can now have my electrical contractor install the electrical in the entire house now, saving a second trip and money
- I realize now that I would have had to put up a few walls anyway to hold the electrical service, the tankless water heater, and the water pressure tank.
- I now can better plan for the routing of the plumbing from the main floor in the basement ceiling.