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You may want to try running a simple band of trim (just a finished wood 1x2) around the perimeter of the room just below the bottom of joist elevation. I've seen this done and it really helps to define the color transition from the light walls to the darker ceiling and give it a more finished appearance.

You may want to try running a simple band of trim (just a finished wood 1x2) around the perimeter of the room just below the bottom of joist elevation. I've seen this done and it really helps to define the color transition from the light walls to the darker ceiling and give it a more finished appearance.

An unfinished basement, with its concrete floor and exposed joists, may seem dreary and cold. But in reality it is an enormous blank canvas just waiting for your inspired ideas and artistic vision. The fact is, you don't really need niceties like drywall and recessed lighting to create an inviting space.  Before you begin, do what you need to do to make sure the space is dry and clean. Fix any water issues and apply waterproofing if necessary. Unfinished concrete flooring will produce fine…

12 Finishing Touches for Your Unfinished Basement

An unfinished basement, with its concrete floor and exposed joists, may seem dreary and cold. But in reality it is an enormous blank canvas just waiting for your inspired ideas and artistic vision. The fact is, you don't really need niceties like drywall and recessed lighting to create an inviting space. Before you begin, do what you need to do to make sure the space is dry and clean. Fix any water issues and apply waterproofing if necessary. Unfinished concrete flooring will produce fine…

Just painting the ceiling (floor joists, etc.) instead of installing drop ceiling. Maybe just cover up ductwork?

Just painting the ceiling (floor joists, etc.) instead of installing drop ceiling. Maybe just cover up ductwork?

Leaving your basement ceiling exposed and painting it black or white can be a great option for basements with lower ceiling heights.

Leaving your basement ceiling exposed and painting it black or white can be a great option for basements with lower ceiling heights.

Unfinished basements can be dark and dingy.  They usually come with an exposed or open beam ceiling that reveals all the pipes, vents and wiring that are the inner workings for the basic functions of your house.  Remodeling the entire basement as you might the rest of your house can be expensive, but there are …

Unfinished basements can be dark and dingy. They usually come with an exposed or open beam ceiling that reveals all the pipes, vents and wiring that are the inner workings for the basic functions of your house. Remodeling the entire basement as you might the rest of your house can be expensive, but there are …

Cheap Basement Ceiling Ideas | 512 x 384 · 35 kB · jpeg

Cheap Basement Ceiling Ideas | 512 x 384 · 35 kB · jpeg

Cool Basement Ceiling Idea. Basement ceiling idea could be really cool if there was tube lights or led’s shining through from behind it. http://hative.com/cool-basement-ceiling-ideas/

20+ Cool Basement Ceiling Ideas

Cool Basement Ceiling Idea. Basement ceiling idea could be really cool if there was tube lights or led’s shining through from behind it. http://hative.com/cool-basement-ceiling-ideas/

How to Paint Unfinished Basement Ceilings | eHow.com

How to Paint Unfinished Basement Ceilings

How to Paint Unfinished Basement Ceilings | eHow.com

Tips for Painting an Exposed Basement Ceiling

Tips for Painting an Exposed Basement Ceiling

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