In an effort to improve the R-value (insulation) on our northern wall in the kitchen we decided to wrap the plywood onto the exposed brick wall. We were also vacuuming twice a week because of all the calcium that was flaking off the bricks. Exposed brick sounds cooler than it is!
This project will surely fix both problems while adding even more oak to the kitchen. Trying to make it a 1-day job, and things are looking good!