Complete rehab of 1901 house - drywall or original plaster walls?
Hello, we are in the process of buying an American Foursquare duplex that needs a total interior renovation. The house is really rough and not inhabitable. It needs all major systems installed, insulation,etc.
So we are debating whether we need to gut down to the studs so that we can insulate the walls, install wiring, plumbing, heating ducts... OR if we can reasonably do this leavign the paster walls in tact. Our thinking is that by leaving the plaster walls in tact, we would save money as well as preserve more of the original house.
Appreciate all advice here... thanks much!!