Before hanging drywall in your home, make sure everything that’s supposed to be in the wall cavity is in place. Here’s a checklist of items that need to be installed before the drywall goes up:

  • Electrical: All wiring and electrical boxes installed for wall outlets, switches, and light fixtures.
  • Plumbing: Drain lines along with hot and cold water lines.
  • Heating and Cooling: Any ductwork for room vents and air return.
  • TV/Data: Television, computer, telephone, and internet lines and wall boxes.
  • Blocking: Wood blocking needed to support hanging items such as towel racks and safety bars in bathrooms, or for added wall support in rooms with high ceilings.
  • Insulation: Wall insulation for both interior (sound deadening) walls and exterior (heat loss/gain) wall.
  • Inspection: Once everything is ready, have the building inspector check out all the systems before the drywall is installed.

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Danny Lipford


Danny Lipford is a home improvement expert and television personality who started his remodeling business, Lipford Construction, at the age of 21 in Mobile, Alabama. He gained national recognition as the host of the nationally syndicated television show, Today's Homeowner with Danny Lipford, which started as a small cable show in Mobile. Danny's expertise in home improvement has also led him to be a contributor to popular magazines and websites and the go-to source for advice on everything related to the home. He has made over 200 national television appearances and served as the home improvement expert for CBS's The Early Show and The Weather Channel for over a decade. Danny is also the founder of 3 Echoes Content Studio,, and Checking In With Chelsea, a décor and lifestyle blog.

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