Replacing paster with drywall in kitchen remodel--how thick?
We are planning to begin a kitchen remodel soon. Our home was built in 1954 and has veneer plaster walls and ceilings that are about 3/4-inch thick. We are thinking it will be best to replace this with drywall because we will be removing the existing veneer plaster covered soffits above the cabinets and also a linen closet that protrudes into the breakfast area from a room behind. We also need to update electrical wiring, etc.
Should we use standard 1/2-inch-thick drywall? If so, how do we adjust for the difference in wall thickness where the door and window casings meet the walls? Does anyone recommend using 3/4-inch-thick drywall for this reason? Is that even readily available?
We will run this question by the general contractors we contact, but I would like some idea what to expect.