Sallie Graham Ceiling July 05th, 2018 - 03:03:22
Ok, so not everyone happens to be a huge fan of colored ceilings. In fact, some readers might give you that bemused look if you give them this tip. But put those eyebrows down first - here are some reasons why a colored ceiling isn't such a bad idea at all...
Another doozey on the list of basement ceiling ideas is to install mirrors on the ceiling, which can do wonders for a low, small space, lending itself to the illusion of a much bigger room. This can also intensify your lighting, giving it an ambient quality where it might otherwise have brought about stark shadows. Indirect lighting directed at the walls can reflect light onto the ceiling, making it appear higher in the process..
For the vast majority of residential basement ceilings, gypsum board attached directly to overhead joists is the ceiling finishing method of choice. This creates a clean, easily painted surface. Gypsum board ceiling covering is middle-of-the-road in terms of price. The method does have one major disadvantage though: any repairs or maintenance work done overhead requires destroying and replacing part of the ceiling. While not a common occurrence in most homes, the mess, inconvenience, and cost are things to consider when choosing this ceiling covering method.
Since the days of Michelangelo, and before, ceiling art has been popular. This option will not only dress up your basement ceiling, it will add personality to your home. You can either paint a ceiling mural or you can hang art on the ceiling. Many dentist and doctor's offices are using this idea for their treatment room ceilings as well. The art gives you something to look at if you are laying down or looking up for extended periods of time.
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.
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.