Basement Renos Part 4: Done.

Project by Manitario posted 09-18-2011 05:37 PM 4014 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

It’s been a long process doing all the trim work in the basement. Getting to a point where the drywall was up and the walls were painted was relatively quick, then the real work began. After much debate, I decided on using tongue and groove pine for the ceiling; the original plan was for a suspended ceiling but it would have taken up too much head room. Did end up with a short section of susp. ceiling in the hallway after you come down the stairs, just because the amount of low hanging pipes and ducting would have made it difficult to use the pine. Overall I learnt a lot doing the basement. I’m not too keen on doing it again in the near future though! Ironically, no sooner had I finished the basement then I sold the house and moved due to work, so someone else will get to enjoy it.

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posted 11-01-2011 01:26 PM

looks good…you did a real good job….I’m sure the new owner likes it and it probably helped sell the house…..well done

-- Todd- Oak Ridge, TN

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posted 11-03-2011 02:55 AM

Great job! I love the pine on the ceiling. You definitely made the right choice on the suspended ceiling too. I have been in many finished basements where the ceiliing is only 6’6” high or so. The extra headroom makes a big difference.

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posted 11-05-2011 06:53 PM

Great Job. on the basement!


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posted 03-01-2012 02:55 PM

Thank you for the good idea on what to do for parts of the ceiling in our basement! I really do not like dropped ceiling at all but found a product called WoodTrac made by Sauder that has wood faux panels and looks pretty good. Seems like a nice alternative to the typical dropped stuff. Has anyone any experience with this type of dropped ceiling? Our basement remodel comes next winter.

Back to your basement, I like the T&G Knotty pine look. Great work on the trim too. That office looks like a place where you can get ‘er done!

-- AverageJoe

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