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Old 01-22-2009, 11:20 AM   #1
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Low ceiling finished basement pics

Has anyone finished a basement with less than 7 feet of ceiling height? If so would appreciate posting some pics if possible. I have been contemplating finishing mine and I were to level the floor I would have about 6'8" of celing height.


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Old 01-22-2009, 11:46 AM   #2
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Whew that short! Sometimes that is all there is to work with though.

First step would be to contact the local building codes folks to negotiate a code variance. The International Residential Code requires a minimum 7' ceiling height, but I'd be surprised if they wouldn't grant a variance/code modification for a couple inches if there is no way to get 7' without serious expense and destructive measures.

Recessed lighting would certainly be the way to go...No ceiling fans!!!


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