How to Insulate a Kitchen Nook

Insulation of some parts of your home is not an easy task, and kitchen nook is one of them. The job appears to be dead easy as it involves a few steps, but it so delicate that and a minor lack of concentration on your part will end up messing it. It is better for you to first of all have a complete assessment of the place and plan how you are going to approach the work. A measurement of the task beforehand will help you in execution of the actual work to perfection. If you start doing the actual work without a proper plan, there is a likelihood that you will end up complicating the work for you, instead of doing it. You may then require services of a professional plumber, and mind you it will be a costly option.

The best way is to carry out the task step by step. Have prepared and ready all the material and tools so that you are not interrupted in the middle of the job because of lack of the tools. The tools are that you have in ordinary use on a daily basis or whenever you are required to carry out a maintenance work at home. For example, you will need a saw, a screwdriver as must, and once you are comfortable with your tools checklist, proceed for the execution of the work.

Things Required:

– 2×4 boards
– Batt insulation
– Beadboard
– Nails
– Construction adhesive
– Masonry screws
– Trim
– Circular saw
– Hammer
– Power drill

Instructions

  • 1

    Size Lumber up to Requirement

    First of all you will need to resize lumber and cut it into the sizes you have measured or required for the nook. Remember, you will need a bottom and an upper or top plate. Once you have readied two plates, place studs at a measured distance. A general measurement for distance between two studs is from 16 to 24 inches. The distance can also depend on width of the insulation bats. So, keep that aspect in mind as well.

  • 2

    Build Frame

    The next step for you is to build the frame. This is done by nailing down the top lumber plate to the bottom. Be careful about the distance you have measured while nailing down both plates to each other. This distance should remain the same.

  • 3

    Secure Frame

    After you have built the frame, secure it with adhesive you have bought for the purpose. Run a bead of adhesive along the floor next to the wall, and make sure there is no gap left. Then make pilot holes for masonry screws. Once it is done, attach the frame to the wall.

  • 4

    Fit Batting

    The next important step is fitting of batting into the frame between the studs. While doing so do not compress insulation too hard, you can risk damaging it. Also make sure not to leave any gaps.

  • 5

    Nail Beadboard to Frame

    The final step is to naili the beadboard to the frame, but before you do that, you will have to cut the beadboard into pieces of its size. Once you are done with nailing it to the frame, trimming is the only work left for you and your job is done.

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