Completing a room in the unfinished basement is a relatively simple task, with a lot of positive benefits. Finished basement wall panels add additional space to a home, and can be used as music rooms, workspaces or entertainment rooms – rooms for activities that owners may not want on previous ground floors, but they are still quite useful to have around. Basements, however, require some specific modifications to spaces that are below ground, such as preventing water and moisture leaks, and increasing the penetration of light.
Make a plan of your room in the basement. Measure the length, width and height of the walls, remembering to include partitions, corners and windows. Provide a nailing surface for wall panels by formulating the original basement wall panels with 2-by-4. Nail 2-by-4 along the edges of the floor and roof to make plates. Also nail plates around the windows and doors more.
Nails 2-by-4 vertically between the floor and ceiling plates – these are the wall studs. Place a bolt every 2 feet, and use a level that checks that the bolts and plates are perpendicular to each other. The spacing of the wooden posts is really up to you, but since most wall panels come in 4 x 8 foot sheets, the 2-foot spacing of the wooden posts means you will not have to spend more time felling of the basement wall panels.