Constance Buckner. Ceiling. February 25th , 2018.
The wonderful thing about drywall is its unique versatility - unlike prefabricated ceiling panels, once you've installed drywall, you can paint it in any color you like, meaning that you can realize the most whacky of your basement ceiling ideas, be they painting patterns or glow in the dark stars on your ceiling. On the other hand, drywall is quite a bit more complicated than ceiling panels when it comes to installation, and the time it takes to complete the installation of drywalling could span into months (as opposed to the mere weeks that ceiling panel installation is likely to call for). Remember when painting that the color you choose will have a very powerful impact on the atmosphere of the room. It's ideal to go for light colors, such as eggshell, peach or baby blue, as warm, dark colors, such as red or brown, will lend the entire space an oppressive feel - something claustrophobics really won't appreciate when they're already in a confined space underground.
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.
You expect ceilings to be a dull part of the home. It's what you saw around you as you grew up. Nobody was adventurous with their ceiling color - good old white or maybe even a daring cream (yes that was sarcasm) is what you came to expect in terms of the heights of ceiling décor. Your ceiling doesn't need to be boring however; as a matter of fact it can be a talking point of the room if you really want it to be. How? Simply by adding some wonderful color!
Another doozey on the list of basement ceiling ideas is to install mirrors on the ceiling, which can do wonders for a low, small space, lending itself to the illusion of a much bigger room. This can also intensify your lighting, giving it an ambient quality where it might otherwise have brought about stark shadows. Indirect lighting directed at the walls can reflect light onto the ceiling, making it appear higher in the process..
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.
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