How to Add Insulation Without Tearing Down Walls

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My simple solution isn’t all that cheap but it is an easy DIY project and saves on the cost of hiring a contractor. ¬†This is how it looks when the job is done:


  • Utility knife
  • Rigid Foam Insulation (I used extruded polystyrene)
  • Sheathing Housewrap Tape
  • Paneling, tongue and groove planks or drywall
  • Trim (1×2, 1×4, cove molding (optional) and baseboards)
  • Caulking and caulking gun
  • Paint & Primer
  • Furring strips (optional)
  • Hammer & nails or nail gun
  • Jigsaw and circular saw
  • Drill
  • Electrical box extenders
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Anne Davis

Freelance writer, blogger, DIY enthusiast, gardener and animal lover. Anne began blogging about her DIY adventures when she bought a 1930s fixer upper home and her first set of power tools. Follow the fun at Design Dreams by Anne!