My basement was remodeled before I bought the house. It has a drop ceiling that is nice, a crappy linoleum tile floor, and ugly wainscoting. The first thing I am considering is removing the drop ceiling. The reason I am considering doing this is to get the extra couple inches of height and the illusion of a much higher ceiling. Does anyone have any pictures of a reno done like this?
Better remove one or more of those tile in the ceiling first and take a look up there. I'd bet the reason there a suspanded ceiling is it's covering up heating ducts, pipes and wiring, and it makes it all assable later on for service.