Luisa Nixon. Ceiling. March 01st , 2018.
If you choose to drywall your basement ceiling you will need to nail a frame to the bottom of the floor joist to have something to hold the drywall in place. There are many drywall tips that you can get on your internet web sites if you need help.
One novel idea people have successfully used for a ceiling is to buy a lightweight rug with colors in it that will go well with the basement décor. With this idea you will securely attach the center of the rug to the center of the ceiling and then cut out for any ceiling lights. This beautiful area rug ceiling will be a conversation piece with all of your guests, and it will hide all the floor joists or flaws of the existing ceiling underneath. To keep it looking clean and fresh, you can sweep it once a month.
One of the tasks that homeowners encounter when turning a storage area into living space is coming up with ideas for basement ceilings. Ceiling ideas for basement can transform the space into anything from a low cost, comfortable nest to a professional office space.
A dropped or suspended ceiling is another option for your basement. These ceilings have a grid work of metal bars in the shape of an upside-down T, these are suspended on wires from the overhead joists. A dropped ceiling is great because there is no need for you to move wires, pipes or ducts and the joists don't have to be straight for the finished ceiling to look flat. This type of basement ceiling finishing will give you easy access to heating, cooling and electrical systems. Adding some lighting fixtures can be done with ease as well. In addition to that, a dropped ceiling shields unwanted noise from above. However, one of the biggest disadvantages of a dropped or suspended ceiling is that it eats up too much head space so if you already have a very low basement ceiling then you might want to look into this first.
For the vast majority of residential basement ceilings, gypsum board attached directly to overhead joists is the ceiling finishing method of choice. This creates a clean, easily painted surface. Gypsum board ceiling covering is middle-of-the-road in terms of price. The method does have one major disadvantage though: any repairs or maintenance work done overhead requires destroying and replacing part of the ceiling. While not a common occurrence in most homes, the mess, inconvenience, and cost are things to consider when choosing this ceiling covering method.
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