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How to "finish" exterior stud walls in unfinished basement?

10 years ago

We are having an unfinished basement where we plan on having the kids play for a number of years before we eventually finish it. The exterior walls will be 2x4 with batt insulation. I don't want my kids to be able to stick there hands into the fiberglass insulation, so I'm wondering what to cover it with. My builder suggested covering it with the fabric they use when they do blown-in-insulation (like on our above-grade floors). My other thought was to hang sheet rock but not mud or tape it. Not only would this cost more, but then we have to be a little more careful about dinging it up (although I suppose any nicks or dents could be corrected when we do mud it...) Anyone have any good solutions? Thanks

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