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basement ceiling ideas: exposed ducts painted

20 Budget Friendly But Super Cool Basement Ideas

basement ceiling ideas: exposed ducts painted

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 …

exposed basement ceiling | And after carpet, crown moulding, trim, and filling it up with toys ...

exposed basement ceiling | And after carpet, crown moulding, trim, and filling it up with toys ...

easy way to finish your basement ceiling

easy way to finish your basement ceiling

An option instead of drywall or drop ceiling--- paint it all with an Airless Sprayer in white to make it uniform but blend in and bright.

An option instead of drywall or drop ceiling--- paint it all with an Airless Sprayer in white to make it uniform but blend in and bright.

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?

Basement, This is our recently finished basement digs.  We were intent on keeping it from going too dark, so we chose white woodwork & trim with brick accents.

Basement, This is our recently finished basement digs. We were intent on keeping it from going too dark, so we chose white woodwork & trim with brick accents.

painted basement ceiling

painted basement ceiling

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.

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