stupid insulation question
Does one insulate basement walls?
I'm insulating my 20's home and was wondering about the basement. It's heated and definitely not kept separate from the upstairs--wide stairway, thin floors, kind of a lived-in space. So, do I need to insulate it, or is being mostly buried good enough? To insulate it, I guess I'd have to put stuff on the walls and then drywall over that? Is that what's done to insulate basements?
Seems a shame to cover up those nice brick walls...am I missing something?