What To Do WIth That Basement Ceiling

If you’re looking to add extra usable space to your home, the answer is right under your feet. Basement renovations in Lancaster County are a great way to use your home’s space wisely while adding value to it. A basement renovation can include a family room, guest quarters, or those extra bedrooms and bathroom that you so desperately need.

When planning your basement remodel, some of the first questions that come to mind are about what flooring you want to install and whether or not adding a wall will make the area feel small. It doesn’t take long for every homeowner to come around to the inevitable question of “What are we going to do with those ceilings?”.

Unfinished basement ceilings are notoriously ugly. At first glance, it would appear that finishing the basement ceilings would be quite the undertaking but they are actually one of the easier projects for basement finishers in Lancaster County to tackle. Choosing which ceiling is right for you might be the more difficult task. Let’s take a look at some of the basement ceiling options available to give you an idea of what you might want in your home.

Drop Ceiling

One of the ever-popular basement ceiling choices is the drop ceiling. Drop ceilings are an affordable and easy-to-install ceiling option. They completely cover all of the existing pipes, wiring, and ductwork. They go up fairly quickly and the finished product is a clean and polished look. Drop ceilings are a great idea for bedrooms, bathrooms, or playrooms.

Wood Planks

Probably the most beautiful basement ceiling option is wood planks. Wood has rich detail and can be painted or stained any color that you want. Wood planks look especially nice when painted white. White ceilings are going to make your basement look larger and feel more spacious. Though not the cheapest option, a more affordable alternative to wood planks is particle board. Wood plank ceilings are simply gorgeous in a family room and can be stained to bring out the rich detail if you plan on turning your basement into a den.


Drywall is another affordable ceiling option for your basement renovation. The nice thing about drywall is that the finished product gives you a clean slate to work with. Some high-gloss ceiling paint will really allow the light to reflect and make your space feel more expansive. Drywall ceilings are a great idea for any type room that you might want to convert your basement into.

Tin Tiles

Tin tiles are the most interesting ceiling material choice for your basement renovations in Lancaster County. The reflective surface and unique detail of many tin tiles can give your basement character. If you are planning a game room that needs a ceiling that can match the energy or a simple family room that needs a little pizzazz, tin tiles can liven up your space. If you do choose to use tin tiles for your basement ceiling, insulate first as they are thinner and you want your home to stay as comfortable as possible.

MBC Building and Remodeling can help you decide on a basement ceiling that will go with your style and fit your budget. We believe in doing things the right way. Our award-winning basement remodeling team can finish your basement, floor to ceiling and everything in between. Give us a call today.

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