Jazz Up Your Basement Ceiling

Posted on September 24th, 2010 by admin in Basement Remodeling Ideas, Basement Remodeling Resources


Have you just remodeled your basement and your not sure how to finish the ceiling? You can find a number of choices like traditional drywall, maybe a tongue and groove ceiling, acoustic ceiling tiles or drop ceiling. Let’s take a look at all of these options.

The drywall ceiling will require that you relocate the majority of pipes and ductwork into the joist space. Sometimes you may need to box in some pipes that can’t be moved into the joist area. So as you see drywall can be a little overwhelming unless you happen to have a basement where all ductwork and pipes were installed in the joist area. If not you may choose to move to the next option.

Acoustic ceiling tiles are an additional choice, the tiles are simple to cut and their small dimensions means they are really simple to handle. They’re installed simply by stapling them to the furring strips but once again you will need to move pipes and ductwork so that you can provide appropriate mounting for a flat ceiling.

Ok another option is tongue and groove ceiling boards, once again you would have to move all the plumbing and ductwork and also the price was a bit higher.

Lets look at the drop ceiling option, it’s one of the simplest methods to covering basement joists however you will need to cut and hang rails to drop the ceiling panels into. This look also looks like a cheesy office building ceiling.

Ok so what options do we have left? Well how about not putting anything up! That’s right why not just clean the pipes and ductwork, than prime them after which use an airless paint sprayer to paint everything one solid color. This method was actually an idea I seen in some big department stores. The cool thing about using the idea in your basement is it gives you more head room. You have no framing to do, and very little work.

7 Comments on “Jazz Up Your Basement Ceiling”

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