Isabella Montoya. Ceiling. November 03rd , 2017.
Suspended basement ceilings are commercial in nature but there are also advantages. The structure helps hamper noise levels especially if you are there in your basement working. Moreover, the uppermost portion of the ceiling can be accessed with convenience. If wires and ducts run on top of your ceiling, having a suspended ceiling makes them easily accessible.
Firstly, they may make any room seem a little bit smaller, but this ultimately creates an illusion of a more intimate space. This can be especially good if your house happens to have a very high ceiling. It would lend a bit of comfort instead of that intimidating feel you get from seeing too much space in a room. Bedrooms and studies can also benefit from some ceiling color because it gives the room a cozy feel to it.
There are so many uses for a finished basement. It can be a wonderful area in which to entertain guests. If you have teens in your house, it's an ideal place for them to entertain friends while you live your normal life above ground. Some people choose to turn all or part of their basements into recreational facilities where the family can get together to enjoy many activities. Still others use the basement area as a place for guests to stay. When choosing the right ceiling for your basement, make sure to consider the function you're going to be using the area for.
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.
How about this idea for a thought? You can cover your entire basement ceiling with posters of family favorites, such as movie personalities, sports heroes, famous singers and bands, or anything else you can find. This can be a great family project with everyone being allowed to select posters they like best for the big collage.
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