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Old 2009-11-05, 03:08 PM
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Default Suggestions for basement ceiling.

We are looking at finishing the basement ceiling in our current home before putting it up for sale. The original plan was for suspended ceiling tiles so we can acces the plumbing and electrical when remodeling the kitchen. Now that we will be moving this is no longer an issue.

We are thinking to drywall the ceiling now but are still looking at options that would look nicely finished yet be economical and time effective as we have several projects to take care of before selling!

Any suggestion would be appreciated!
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if you're selling, i'd do the cheaper method.
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Old 2009-11-05, 03:35 PM
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I agree with homie27. When you list your house the agent isn't going to say drywall ceiling or suspended ceiling in the basement. They are going to say it is finished. A finished basement is a finished basement.
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I am trying to see what option are available... is there a more economical way then drywall or is drywall pretty much the cheapest I could do right now?
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I am trying to see what option are available... is there a more economical way then drywall or is drywall pretty much the cheapest I could do right now?
Drywall is the cheapest that you can do. It is a pain in the @$$ doing the joint work overhead but if done well it does look nice. Ceiling tile is usually a bit more and unless you get nicer tiles (which can get expensive) it really can look cheap (and institutional).
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if you put in only potlights, you can get away with crappier ceiling seams as they'll be less visible with the light bouncing off the floor.
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