I am finishing my basement in my 8yr old home. One office (no outside windows), one hallway, then one huge media / pool table room (outside window and exterior door). The builder never ruff plumbed for a bathroom so that is for a later date.
The question I have, is my great (media / pool table) room is able to have 9ft ceilings with a tray around the perimeter. (no issues there)
With all the bad location of the plumbing from the builder and due to the 8 inch HVAC, there is no good way to make a 9 ft ceiling in the office, but the hallway could have a 9ft ceiling with a bit of work to the hvac.
My plan is to have sheet rock ceiling in the media room, but drop ceilings in the office since there is sooo much going on up there.
Hallway is still a TBD
So my questions are...
1. would it look silly for 1 room to have 9 ft ceiling SheetRock, then one room 8ft drop ceiling?
2. would Sheetrock vs drop ceiling increase the value of the house.
3. would 9ft ceiling vs 8 ft ceiling increase the value of the house
4. should I build a tray on one side of the hallway to hide the hvac. That would enable me to have 9ft ceilings in the hallway as well.
My wife calls me crazy for over thinking this, but I am somewhat a perfectionist and I will not be able to enjoy my new area if I know I could of done something different but choose the easy way out.
I am doing most of the grunt work and hiring out the specific trades (ie electrical, plumbing, sheetrock)