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Old 04-11-2007, 05:49 AM   #31
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wow, very, very nice illustrations....really helps to explain things clearly for those inquiring...
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Old 04-11-2007, 06:00 AM   #32
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Old 04-13-2007, 08:20 AM   #33
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I finished my basement as well. But I must tell you, having a drop ceiling is a must. I can't tell you how many times I'm in there fixing a squeak in the floor, messing with the airducts, pipes or electrical.....TV wiring, speaker wiring.

Also, code requires all electrical boxes accessible. Which means, all of the boxes need to be attached to the ceiling and covered.
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I disagree is a must... but it is a nice thing to do... but you can't beat drywall for better look and better cost... like you can't beat drop ceiling for convenience... all it comes down to is personal preferences...
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Old 04-18-2007, 01:19 PM   #35
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It really does come down to preference. Today's acoustic tiles are excellent! If you really take your time and are very careful, a tight fitting hung ceiling can look quite good. Most will think drywall will look better though. We really aren't talking about a huge difference in cost though...

I replaced a hung celiling in my lower level family room which was quite practical considering the room became the home theater room. We are getting ready to expand the family room, borrowing space from an oversized laundry room, and I'm considering if I want to lose the hung ceiling or not... It really is simply a matter of preference - aesthetics vs accessability.
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but if you ask the lady of the house, who is normally also the boss of the house, LOOK to them is everything...
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Yes, looks are everything.

I must say that I have lived at my home for 14 years, and I have never had to go to the ceiling for anything.

If you have drywall and you need to have access, then you just break it, and repair it.

No problem........
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Yes, looks are everything.

I must say that I have lived at my home for 14 years, and I have never had to go to the ceiling for anything.

If you have drywall and you need to have access, then you just break it, and repair it.

No problem........

Oooooo ...and drywall work is so fun too
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if you are going to drywall the walls... drywalling ceiling... make only slight difference... like you already taking shower... washing your hair at the same time don't create much more work...
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Oooooo ...and drywall work is so fun too

Don't think of it as work......
Think of it as "something different" .......

It's all about attitude...........
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Yes, looks are everything.

I must say that I have lived at my home for 14 years, and I have never had to go to the ceiling for anything.

If you have drywall and you need to have access, then you just break it, and repair it.

No problem........

Yeah, thats definitely true in many cases. Doesn't really work for things like wiring surround speakers of a home theater system and such. Also, after a while, you would need a map of everything to know where to cut through in a controlled method without having to carve up big gaping sections. So, I guess the decision still comes down to each individuals needs and desires, different people will have valid reasons for choosing each. For this application, my 2 cents would be to drywall. Sounds like it would be more fitting here.

YM - I agree 100% with the notion of not thinking of it as work, I'm sure many of us would agree there is something almost theraputic about DIY that is in some ways as entertaining as reading a book or watching a movie. Actaully I combine the two quite often, I have found books on CD to be an excellent compliment to working around the house. Or of course, if the Red Sox game is on...
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My basement reno. is an escape really for me.

Something totally different than what I normally do


(At the end I like to see my finished product.....)
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Hopefully this isn't your philosophy on "everything"....some things you don't want to see! ....... sorry, of topic
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Hopefully this isn't your philosophy on "everything"....some things you don't want to see! ....... sorry, of topic

You are definitely right, some things, you don't want to see.

The "mummy" of "yummy mummy" is done with " finished products".
Now, I am only the "yummy" part.
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Don't think of it as work......
Think of it as "something different" .......

It's all about attitude...........

You haven't started sanding your drywall yet, have you?

I developed quite the attitude during this phase of my remodel.

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