Chris – Unfortunately you actually do must insulate the interior. I was pondering of building the partitions with 2×6’s leaving room for 2″ XPS in between the walls and electrical wiring or would 2×four’s be fine? I could be chopping 14.5″ strips of XPS and stuffing and taping between 2×6 or 2×4 studs.
The block partitions seem to repeatedly draw moisture slowly over time inflicting bubbles behind the paint. Every 5 years or so we grind it off and paint it again with a “better” paint product. Thanks in your replies Todd, they’re much appreciated! I’m questioning if the time and cost are price it for this paint.
My wife and I even have done a good deal of remodeling, and ordinarily we’d set up drywall. However, plenty of work would be required to clear the existing substrate so I referred to as a good friend who is a building contractor.
The solely pure light in the kitchen comes from the glazed front door. Changing the cupboards and portray the partitions allows that gentle to mirror across the room. Even in ordinary daylight the distinction is kind of dramatic. There’s an open and uncluttered feel that makes it seem a lot bigger than it is. We bought a low-profile vary hood to put in in the cabinet over the cooktop.