What is the best insulation for an unfinished work/craft room in the basement?
I have a basement workroom that I'd like to expand to a craft room for our kids, but it's currently uninsulated poured concrete and freezing in the winter. I was hoping to slap up something like a rigid board insulation, that could be left uncovered, but it seems even polyisocyanurate needs a gypsum board layer.
We live in VA, with pretty humid summers, though our landscaping has left our basement completely dry, except for one wall of a former crawl space that has shown some moisture damage on items stored there after a very wet year. (We need to address drainage there, so it's a separate issue, I believe, and is in a room adjacent to the area I'd like to insulate.)
Is there any one-step or minimum-step insulation I can put up to make a "roughly finished" room without creating stud bays or layering multiple materials? Or am I asking for the moon? I'll need to something, because there's currently no insulation between the unfinished workroom and the main level kitchen above.
BTW, I am a moderately skilled DIYer with limited time, but willing to do what it takes to get my home comfortable and efficient without compromising my family's health.
Eager for your advice,
Posted Sun, 03/16/2014 - 14:58
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