Half walls are a great way to separate two different zones in the basement from each one another, while keeping the basement “open and airy”, and not dark and claustrophobic like so many basements are. Half walls are also a creative way to hide support columns that reside in awkward locations making them a pain in the @#*%! to work around!

Most half wall framing goes from one of the exterior walls over to a support column somewhere in the basement. The actual framing height of most half walls is 35″ from the concrete floor to the top of the framed half wall, half wall lengths will vary. You can frame most half walls in one section of wall and position, level, and then “shoot” that section of half wall into final position using a “Ramset Gun and an “Air-Framer Gun.

Half walls make great room dividers, and also a great wall for furniture to be up against, like a nice pit-sectional or sofa. You can add outlets to these half walls making them a  multi-purpose wall for table lamps, televisions, wet bar locations, etc..

You can also use your half wall to support a nice counter top overhang for an activity area, turning the half wall into a place to sit and eat, or watch TV on some nice new bar stools that tuck neatly under the counter top overhang when not in use. There are a lot of reasons to add half walls these are just a few. Simple and inexpensive to build, half walls just make good design sense!

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