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.
Spending much time and money on your basement will surely depends on what you intend to do with it. You can spend a very small amount or you can spend a slight fortune. The best thing however is that, a large extent of the work you perform will augment your home's worth and appeal at any time you might come to a decision to sell it.
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