Question by  tc437369 (75)

What is the most recommended way to go about finishing a basement ceiling?

I am finishing my basement and need suggestions for the ceiling.


Answer by  mannersandsuch (1796)

A dropped celling, a completely finished ceiling or spray sealing are all choices for finishing a basement ceiling. Drop ceilings tend to be the least expensive but can limit the height of the room and sometimes look commercial like they belong in an office building or a hotel. Finishing it with sheet rock is the most expensive.


Answer by  ceiling (6)

How you finish a basement ceiling depends on how much access you need to the space between the basement ceiling and the upstairs floor. If there are pipes that leak you would need to cut a hole in a drywall ceiling but with a tile ceiling you would only need to remove tiles.


Answer by  rhondabfox (18)

I suggest doing a drop ceiling so as to ensure that you do not run into any problems with the ducts and wiring. I would then proceed to do a flat painted ceiling for easy cleaning. Matching the color to the color of the floor if possible...


Answer by  TheAnswerFairy (2345)

If there are pipes and electrical workings that need to be accessed later, the simplest and most economical way to finish the ceiling would be to install a suspended ceiling.


Answer by  Liz59 (10966)

Well, just go about painting it as usual. Since it is a basement ceiling, you do not need to add any ceiling details.


Answer by  BoeZoe (136)

Depending on many factors, it may be more practical and attractive to leave it open to view. I recently woke up in my basement & wondered if I was back on my honeymoom in Barbados years ago.

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