The basement stair first floor walls have been framed and are ready for the electrician to do the rough wiring.
A few notes on the framing:
The half wall (42″ high) section was framed with a single top plate to allow room for electric boxes in the wall to service the kitchen countertop.
The last section of wall (opposite the 42″ high section) was framed with an angled lower section for basement stairway headroom . The original plan was to jog this wall into the room . Since there will be kitchen base cabinets in that area, the bottoms of the cabinets can be modified to sit on the angled section. This will allow for more cabinet space and/or more countertop.
Below is one of the original designs for the kitchen in that area (showing a full height wall in the basement headroom area which leaves room for only 12″ deep cabinets) followed by a possible alternative plan.