Emma Wheeler Ceiling July 09th, 2018 - 03:09:38
A playroom for the kids, a man-cave for poker night, and an office for a home business - a basement can serve all these functions. Choosing the right basement ceiling ideas can be geared to the space's specific purpose.
If used tastefully, mirrors can improve the overall feeling of your basement. Mirrors can give the appearance of more space than truly exists. If you put mirrors on the ceiling or if you tile part of the ceiling in mirrored tile, you can make the room take on a much larger look and feel. While this doesn't really make the room bigger it does create an optical illusion of space. This is a great trick for those who are working with really small basements. If your ceiling is low you will want to make sure you don't hit the mirror and shatter it.
The use of drywall to build your ceiling isn't as difficult as it might appear. Drywall is fairly inexpensive so if you break a sheet you don't have to cry yourself to the poor house. Hanging drywall on your ceiling will give the room a professional look if done right. If you are unsure how there are many tutorials available online and you can talk to the staff at your local home improvement store. You can also hire professionals to hang the drywall for you. Once the drywall is installed you can paint, or texture and paint, your basement ceiling to give the room a finished look.
Another reason to buy that can of paint is the fact that a colored ceiling softens the sharp contrast offered by your walls. For most people, walking into a room with dark red walls topped with an intensely white ceiling can be almost shocking! It isn't comfortable and cozy at all. To solve this problem, opt for a ceiling color that blends better with your wall color. If you have walls done in shades of jade, why not select a ceiling in ivory or beige? It's a softer hue that complements rather than contrasts with your walls.
Game Room: Turn your basement into a space that the whole family will love. A great game room will first need some fun colors for the walls to give the room some extra life. This room will be all about fun and will need to look like a happy exciting place. This type of remodel will need the most comfortable furniture you can find that will also be durable. How about a refrigerator? A pool table, foosball table, video games, and pinball machines are the most popular types of entertainment. Include a bar area and you won't be able to drive away your guests. This idea will bring the family and friends together and be a positive experience for everyone.
The wonderful thing about drywall is its unique versatility - unlike prefabricated ceiling panels, once you've installed drywall, you can paint it in any color you like, meaning that you can realize the most whacky of your basement ceiling ideas, be they painting patterns or glow in the dark stars on your ceiling. On the other hand, drywall is quite a bit more complicated than ceiling panels when it comes to installation, and the time it takes to complete the installation of drywalling could span into months (as opposed to the mere weeks that ceiling panel installation is likely to call for). Remember when painting that the color you choose will have a very powerful impact on the atmosphere of the room. It's ideal to go for light colors, such as eggshell, peach or baby blue, as warm, dark colors, such as red or brown, will lend the entire space an oppressive feel - something claustrophobics really won't appreciate when they're already in a confined space underground.