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.
Guest Room: Decorating a guest room or in-law suite is a great way to utilize your finished basement. It adds extra space as well as provides an area for out of town family and guests to relax while visiting your home. This type of room should be filled with tranquil, comfortable furnishings. It should provide all of the conveniences of a home away from home. It should also provide a place for your guests to retreat after a long day.
An easier solution for ideas for basement ceiling is a suspended ceiling. Here again you will need a frame to suspend your ceiling tiles from and a frame around the outside to determine the area you need covered. There are many advantages to the suspended ceiling. One big advantage is your accessibility to the wiring and lighting in your basement ceiling.
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