There was a ton of unfinished basement space in our tenant unit. We put up 3 walls, new flooring, and insulated it for a more useful den/storage room!
We promised a wall, we built a wall
The first wall took as long as the next 2, but once it was up, it was glorious! We used 22 caliber cement nail guns to bolt down the treated 2X4 on the bottom, then glued and nailed the rest of the untreated 2X4s.
Three makes a room
We pre-cut a space for a potential window on the wall that faces the outerwall of the house.
Sheetrock, paper, scissors
It took us a full day to put the drywall panels up, cover the joints with paper and joint compound X3. We made cut-outs for the electrical socket boxes here too, and nailed the blue boxes to the studs on the other side. The MVP of the day was definitely our drywall screw gun! We should also have invested in some cheap wedges to hold up the wall while we secured them into place. Our back and arms paid for that lack of foresight instead...
We sanded, swept, wiped, and nailed some crown/baseboard molding for the finishing touches! We ended up doing a faux-wood laminate floor for easy clean-up.