Christina Travis. Ceiling. February 10th , 2018.
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.
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.
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.
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.
These are only two ideas for basement ceilings to consider. You need to consider the best one for your needs and pocketbook. If you want to check on other ideas the best way is to use your computer and go to the web sites that offer more basement ceiling ideas.
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