Thoughts on Replacing Plaster Wall with Insulation and Drywall?

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Q: I want to tear down a plaster wall dividing two small closets to make one large closet in my 1892 apartment. While I am at it, I would like to tear out my side of the plaster wall separating my neighbor and I, to add insulation to keep out the sound... from all the fun they are having. I have heard a lot of mixed thoughts about tearing down a plaster wall, adding insulation and replacing the wall with drywall. What should I do?

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Regina is an architect who lives with her husband and children in Lawrence, KS. As a LEED Accredited Professional and longtime contributor to Apartment Therapy and The Kitchn, her focus is on healthy, sustainable living through design.