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Old 02-02-2009, 05:24 PM   #1
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How do I drop a basement ceiling 1-ft?

I'm currently in process of finishing my basement (with 9' ceilings), but due to a beam that runs through the middle of the bathroom, I need to drop the ceiling 1' for the entire room. What's the best/easiest way to do this? Dimensions of the bathroom are about 7x9. To run any new joisting perpendicular to the existing, they'll run the 7' length.

I know I'll have more questions as I go...and have already found great info on this site.

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Old 02-02-2009, 06:21 PM   #2
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What kind of ceiling do you want to put in?

Does the beam run "exactly" down the center of the room? This could work out to be part of a truly decorative and impressive ceiling treatment.

Do you want to incorporate recessed lighting? It could be done using this beam as part of a striking geometric grid layout.

Are you planning a vent system?

Will your tile run all the way to the ceiling in any part of the bathroom? I ask this because you may want to figure the height to make full tiles fit just right. It makes for a more professional looking job.


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The beam doesn't run down the center exactly. It's not a problem in any other part of the basement (at least that I can foresee at the moment), except for the bathroom. The ceiling will be sheetrocked, and I don't anticipate tiling all the way to the ceiling at any point.
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