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Tips for Finishing a Basement Ceiling

Having a finished basement can do wonders for your home, creating extra space to entertain guests and even boosting its resale value. But what do you do about the ceiling? No one likes to see spare wires hanging about or exposed woodwork, which is why our team from Spartacus Construction Inc. has gathered some tips for you here.

Find out how you can finish your basement ceiling with these great tips from our expert basement remodeling contractors!

Install a Drop Ceiling

Drop ceilings are specifically designed to cover exposed piping, ductwork, and other fixtures commonly found in basement ceilings. They’re simple to install, requiring nothing more than a metal grid and some wiring. Acoustic panels are placed evenly throughout the grid, covering up unsightly ceiling fixtures and minimizing sound. They can also be easily removed should you need to replace a pipe or have work done on your air ducts.

Hide Your Ceiling Fixtures with Paint

One of the cheapest and easiest ways to finish your basement ceiling is to use monochromatic paint colors to conceal everything. Even those with exposed pipes and ductwork will find that painting their ceiling is easy and affordable. Using darker colors will help cover things up more fully, especially if you use flat-sheen paint that attracts minimal attention.

Installing Paneling & Drywall

Another more way to finish your basement ceiling is by installing paneling or drywall. This is often easiest for those who don’t have any obstructions, like pipes or ductwork, extending past the joists in the ceiling. You can purchase 4×8 sheets of decorative paneling or drywall at your local hardware store or hire an experienced basement renovation contractor to help with the project.

Installing paneling or drywall is relatively simple. However, you’ll need more than one person to finish the project, as someone will need to help you hold the paneling until you have it in place.

Dealing with Obstructions

If there are only a few things sticking out here and there in your basement ceiling, you may be able to simply cover them with some soffits. In the simplest terms, a soffit is a box built around an object like a pipe or air duct. You can simply install your new ceiling around it and it won’t be as much of an eyesore as an exposed pipe or bunch of wires.

Let us be your go-to basement remodeling contractors!

Are you considering remodeling your kitchen or basement? If so, our team from Spartacus Construction Inc. would love to hear from you. To learn more about our services, contact us online today or call (585) 364-3150.