Tammy Callahan Ceiling June 22nd, 2018 - 02:21:09
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.
One of the tasks that homeowners encounter when turning a storage area into living space is coming up with ideas for basement ceilings. Ceiling ideas for basement can transform the space into anything from a low cost, comfortable nest to a professional office space.
Adding splashes of light that are aimed at the ceiling will give your basement a larger, more roomy feeling. You can create this look using many different approaches. The easiest is by purchasing floor lamps that are aimed at the ceiling. This can be a fun way to make use of your creativity while adding light to your basement.
Often basements are left partially finished. This means you have open ceilings that show the studs, wires, and the under side of the floor boards above you. The quick solution for this is a suspended basement ceiling. These are easy to install and once installed your basement takes on a more homey feeling right away. You have easy access to any wiring and/or pipes that other ceiling options would have covered up but you don't have to look at them every day.
Another basement ceiling idea is to install dry-walled ceiling which imparts itself to various options of basement remodeling. It requires much hard work, labor and rental equipments to install a dry-walled ceiling. It is also easy to finish and decorate. If access to pipes and wires running along your ceiling is needed, you can either integrate it in the design or provide an entrance to it. To highlight the ceiling, you may use trim and attractive tiles for a complete finished look.
Coffered ceilings, on the other hand, are very similar in technical terms to suspended ceilings, but differ from them in being decorated with ornate recessed panels, offering a more corporate appearance, ideal for those who plan to turn their basement into a home office or formal study. The drawback of plain old suspended ceilings, on the other hand, lies in the industrial look they tend to give a room, which can be great if you're into Manhattan-style architecture and not-so-great if your house has been designed to look like a Tuscan villa. For practical purposes, they're great, as one can quickly access any wires pipes they conceal by snapping away segments of the ceiling. Most building codes require at least 90 inches of headroom for a finished basement, so in the event that your basement has a low ceiling, you have two options - either dig up the floor, or go for drywall.