Help! Plaster? Drywall? Tile?


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Old 11-24-18, 07:55 AM
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Help! Plaster? Drywall? Tile?

Hello all!
We bought a 1925 year old home for our first project and so far it’s been very interesting as old homes are! Then kitchen was an addition to our home in 1982. The homeowners before us did a quick job of updating the kitchen and there’s a lot of things that need fixed and repaired. One issue being the slop painted beadboard with dried drip paint. I’m not a hug fan of bead board so we decided to tear it out. What we found behind it is a HUGE question mark. The rest of our home is normal plaster with lath behind it...this kitchen looks like, what I can best describe as, Ceramic tile sheets (not real tile. If we bust it off it comes off in pieces.) that go up halfway and then blended with plaster above. Underneath both of these materials is no lath just blown in insulation and studs. We have one hole in the wall and if I move the insulation you can see the siding of the home where we believe there used to be a vent. Underneath the window is a different material which I am guessing was used to cover up what used to be a door maybe? We’ve been told to get 1/4 drywall and just drywall over all of it. Is this the best idea or should we bust out everything and put in new issulation and then drywall?? I added pictures below. Thanks for any input!
 

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Old 11-24-18, 08:06 AM
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Old 11-24-18, 08:57 AM
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While laminating over what you have might be easiest, I'd hate to mis the opportunity to update the insulation and wiring. Your top pic shows blown in insulation and it often settles leaving voids ... and you want the entire exterior wall insulated.
 
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Old 11-24-18, 09:06 AM
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I'd back up, take down the cabinets, rip out everything to studs, bring the wiring up to code, re-insulate with fiberglass batt insulation, install sheetrock, mud, sand, paint, and re-install cabinets.

You're half way there now. You don't want to re-tackle this again in a few years.
 
 

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