Once you have nailed up the drywall you will need to tape it to cover the cracks between sheets of drywall and the places where you nailed the drywall to the frame. After it is sanded smooth you can apply the paint or acoustical material.
If you're using your basement as an area to entertain guests in or as guest rooms, it's likely you'll want a more traditional type of ceiling. Using a lovely ceiling fan as your focal point will both look nice and keep the air in the basement moving. If your basement is large enough, you may want to add more than one fan. Another idea when decorating the ceiling in a more formal basement is to hang nice chandeliers from the ceiling.
Cloth ceiling covering is easily removed. This is a huge advantage to using cloth. In a maintenance emergency, being able to quickly remove the ceiling covering to make repairs could save massive costs. Repair problems getting progressively worse or collateral costs from gaining access to floor joists or overhead pipes and wires are eliminated by choosing a ceiling covering that is easily removed. In addition to maintenance, being able to remove the ceiling covering easily provides great customization of the area. A space that a 5 year old might consider heaven rapidly becomes an embarrassment when he or she grows older. Changing the space to reflect changing tastes is quick and easy when using a cloth ceiling covering.
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