I'm in the process of re-doing my kitchen. One of the issues I have to deal with is that the original construction is double brick, furred out with 1 inch strips, then plaster over gypsum. This means that I don't really have enough depth to install electrical boxes, and there is no insulation in place.
What I considered doing was removing the plaster and gypsum, screwing steel studs to the furring strips, insulate and drywall. I realize that this is probably the proper solution.
But, I really don't want to deal with all the mess and disposal issues that removing the gypsum and plaster would entail.
What is the advisability of simply putting a steel stud wall up right in front of the existing wall?