Ideas For Finishing A Basement Ceiling
Finishing your basement ceiling instantly turns your basement into a living area. There are several ways you can finish a basement ceiling. These are some ideas that you can use to create a better looking ceiling for your basement. A suspended basement ceiling is one of the most inexpensive ways to finish your ceiling. Often referred to as drop ceiling, this form of finishing is suitable for basements with high ceilings. A drop ceiling has a space between the finished ceiling and the actual ceiling. With this type of basement ceiling finish, you can easily access plumbing and wiring which is hidden behind the panels. Although most tiles used for a drop ceiling are plain, several manufacturers provide a wide variety of panels with different colors, shapes, and designs. If you cannot find one, you can always paint the metal tiles according to your preference. Another common option to finish a basement ceiling is to drywall it. Drywall is a traditional option used by many in their basements. This type of finish is more permanent than the drop, low down, or suspended ceiling. In this regard, drywall is more durable and sturdy.
Dry walling the basement ceiling is much harder work and requires more preparation than a drop ceiling; however, it is easier to decorate and design a dry walled ceiling. Unlike a suspended basement ceiling, dry wall ceilings do not allow access to the plumbing and ventilation. You may have to design a lay-out that incorporates access to the wires and plumbing if needed.