I'm stripping off the wallpaper in my living room and dining room (it's horrid, horrid stuff that the ex-wife liked) and judging by the state of the plasterwork underneath I'm figuring on getting the walls skimmed / replastered to bring them back to a decent finish for painting.
The living room and dining room are joined together by a large 70's / 80's stone arch (that lovely yellowy beige stuff). Ideally I'd love to get rid of that so I was thinking of using a stud wall either side of it to hide it and square off the opening to give a modern feel and look.
Would I be best off continuing the stud wall round the rooms themselves and lining them rather than plastering / skimming? I've seen a few things on the internet - metal frames / timber frames and these would also give the benefit of insulating for noise / energy too.
It's a 1930's built ex-council property if that helps at all and the rooms are approx 20msq each, with the living room having alcoves either side of a firebrest.
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