Construction

Basement Ceiling

Basement is part of a building that is either completely or partially below the natural ground. Some people think that basement as a dark, barren and dreary room in comparison to the rest of the house. The design of basement is a challenging job as compared to design of any other room since the basement lacks natural light and air.

(A Bar in Basement with nice Basement Interiors)

(This Picture is Contributed By "Sharmishta")

In absence of natural light and air, interior design of basement requires more attention and care to fulfill requirement of house owner. A basement is very functional space and can be used to enjoy home theater, indoor games, office and even for residential purpose. But a poorly constructed basement can ruin all the building construction. Basement requires lot of planning in construction from foundation to finishing.

Some problems faced during basement finishing such as low ceiling, dampness, pipelines, sewerage, low-level hanging pipes. However, if efforts are made there is no reason that the lowermost portion of the building i.e. basement may be as attractive as the rest of the house. A well designed and beautifully decorated basement will add to the appealing look of the house.

(Beautifully Decorated Living Room in Basement with Fire Place)

(This Picture is Contributed By "Vineety Shetty Calm")

Decorating the basement may be a cheap or a costly affair depending on the budget of the house owner.At the time of finishing a basement, one should be very careful in choosing basement ceiling design i.e. it should be effective and long lasting.

While designing the basement first step for making the basement look attractive is to undertake the design of ceiling. When one is using a basement as a game room, a gym, an office or a home theater, he should think of modern basement ceiling ideas that will enhance the beauty of the basement by hiding the ducts, wiring and pipes running across the ceiling make a displeasing appearance to the ceiling.

(Calm and Peacefull Library in Basement with nice Basement Ceiling Design)

(This Picture is Contributed By "Vineety Shetty Calm")

(Kid's Playroom in Basement according to Playroom Interiors)

(This Picture is Contributed By "Vineety Shetty Calm")

 
For make the basement more presentable, it is necessary to cover up the ugly look of the ceiling and this can be achieve by  adopting with  number of modern basement ceiling ideas. This option may be suspended ceiling or false ceiling or a simple cover to the combination of pipes and wires. Depending upon one's budget, family opinions or requirement one can choose for following basement ceiling options or basement ceiling ideas.

Factors Influencing Ceiling Ideas for Basement:

  • Basement ceiling height has main consideration for designing the ceiling. As minimum head room is required for smooth working and for healthy environment. In some ceiling design space is required due to which head room is reduced which creates small and crowded effect.
  • At the time of designing the ceiling of basement, one should see that wires, pipes, HVAC ducts should be so accommodate that these are easily accessible at the time of any defect or periodical repair.
  • For reducing the noise, install the materials which suit better, moreover, the basement itself might be used for quiet activities.
  • Similar precautions may be taken in case of basement insulation.
  • Cost of materials used in basement ceiling and expenses for professional and labor have great concern in basement ceiling design.

(Interior Design amd Decor of GYM in Basement)

(This Picture is Contributed By "Ahmed")

Options or Ideas of Basement Ceiling Design:

Painting: If you have low level ceiling and have low budget and want to finish the ceiling cheaply, and also want easy access to the pipes and wiring of  basement ceiling , apply  paint on everything i.e. on pipes, wires etc and it is certainly a great option. The ceiling can be more attractive by providing an interesting texture which can be heightened with paint selection. Light colors give spacious feeling where as dark tones add dramatic flair and a warm feeling, perfect for rooms with quieter activities. Care should be taken that while painting, pipes, wires and ceiling will not be spoil the flooring or carpeting of the basement.''

(Wall Paint with Vibrant Colors and Beautiful Design for Basement Ceiling)

(This Picture is Contributed By "Manish Sono")

Murals: Painting any kind of murals on the ceiling is low budget ceiling design and this is a good approach for the basement ceiling of the space used by children and play rooms. In this exclusive, smooth painting work is done with scenery or a theme and it might be blue skies and sun etc.

Bamboo Ceiling: Bamboo ceiling is one of the best options for ceiling design. Bamboo plank can be used for stylish the basement ceiling and give it an attractive look and its look enhance when used with palm leaves and cane and provides garden-like appearance to the room. In the other method of installing bamboo ceilings in which planks are  used, for a soft and smooth cover and this can be painted and they look best in their natural shade.

Fabric as cover or Canopy: Providing a colorful fabric on ceiling of basement is also one of the options of ceiling design and gives a gypsy tent effect to the room. In this type of ceiling the fabric of required color can be stapled to the ceiling using a staple gun. The colorful fabrics that staple with ceiling give a cheerful look to the room and create good appearance to the basement. This is a low budget basement ceiling option but it is rarely in use.

Suspended Ceiling: This type of ceiling will reduce the height of basement, it is best suited where height of basement ceiling is available and provides a convenient access to the overhead wires, ducts and pipes. In this type of ceiling the tiles are supported by a metal strips or suspender with a grid that is attached to the overhead structure and ideal suspended ceiling for people who want convenient access to the overhead wires, ducts and pipes. In this type of ceiling one can use tiles according to his taste or to give required architectural design with colorful tiles or tiles with any required patters for better effect.

(Suspended Ceiling Design for Basement Ceiling)

(This Picture is Contributed By "Sunil Mittal")

POP Ceiling: This type of basement ceiling is made by applying a layer of gypsum plaster on the ceiling and give required effect on the ceiling as desired.  This type of basement ceiling has nominal thickness and best suited for the low height roof. This ceiling can be painted in different colors as required.

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