Dec 10, 2012, 03:53 PMD. Brown
Exposed wall concern
Is it normal for a contractor to remodel the kitchen and leave a wall open or the exposed wood (not finished), drywall? I was told that it doesn't matter because the refrigerator backs up to it and it won't be seen, but I don't like it. Does it cause any concern with the elements or anything else?
Dec 10, 2012, 04:25 PMSparky
Welcome to the boards. In future this would be better asked on the remodeling board instead of the Holmes on Homes show board. Mike Holmes doesn't look at the message boards and no one from HGTV answers questions here. This is all done by other non-paid HGTV forum members.
I would want it covered with drywall. Is this an interior or exterior wall? If exterior you'd need to have the drywall covering the insulation because with fiberglass insulation the kraft paper face is flammable. For an interior wall I'd want the framing covered if for nothing else fire control between floors.
Had the builder done this while he was building the house the cost would have been as close to nothing as you can get. They probably threw out more drywall than they saved by not covering this hole in the wall.