Susanna Mathis. Ceiling. July 29th , 2017.
A long time ago a basement was nothing more than a cold, damp space for keeping vegetables, fruits, and other items people wanted to keep cool. No one ever went down there unless they absolutely had to get something. As the years passed, people bought homes with these old cellars. They might use them to store their holiday decorations or other items they no longer want on the main floors of their homes, but they're still forbidding places. Of course, newer homes are being built with finished basements that can be used as extra living space. In keeping with their functionality, the ceiling is just as important as any of the other décor.
Many of the more popular basement ceiling ideas incorporate the use of a drop ceiling, which comes in many different styles and is easy to install - in fact, it's so simple that you might just as well take on the task of installing it as a DIY project. You might also take a look at suspended ceilings, which are similarly simple to install and can offer an even greater degree of acoustic insulation. Suspended ceilings are made up of tiles that attach to a metal grid, a 3-dimensional frame that's light and easy to handle.
Coffered ceilings, on the other hand, are very similar in technical terms to suspended ceilings, but differ from them in being decorated with ornate recessed panels, offering a more corporate appearance, ideal for those who plan to turn their basement into a home office or formal study. The drawback of plain old suspended ceilings, on the other hand, lies in the industrial look they tend to give a room, which can be great if you're into Manhattan-style architecture and not-so-great if your house has been designed to look like a Tuscan villa. For practical purposes, they're great, as one can quickly access any wires pipes they conceal by snapping away segments of the ceiling. Most building codes require at least 90 inches of headroom for a finished basement, so in the event that your basement has a low ceiling, you have two options - either dig up the floor, or go for drywall.
The wonderful thing about drywall is its unique versatility - unlike prefabricated ceiling panels, once you've installed drywall, you can paint it in any color you like, meaning that you can realize the most whacky of your basement ceiling ideas, be they painting patterns or glow in the dark stars on your ceiling. On the other hand, drywall is quite a bit more complicated than ceiling panels when it comes to installation, and the time it takes to complete the installation of drywalling could span into months (as opposed to the mere weeks that ceiling panel installation is likely to call for). Remember when painting that the color you choose will have a very powerful impact on the atmosphere of the room. It's ideal to go for light colors, such as eggshell, peach or baby blue, as warm, dark colors, such as red or brown, will lend the entire space an oppressive feel - something claustrophobics really won't appreciate when they're already in a confined space underground.
At the top in terms of installation cost, the professional appearance of a suspended ceiling is difficult to surpass. The same ceiling cover found in most offices, suspended ceilings allow easy access for maintenance and repairs. Also, the individual tiles can be replaced inexpensively and easily in comparison to other ceiling covering methods. There are two disadvantages with suspended ceilings: they waste space and the suspension grids are somewhat fragile, so they might not be the best choice in a space with low clearance or that will be used for rambunctious activity.
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