COMMUNITY FORUM

Barley109

02:49PM | 11/29/98
Bvbasement
My wife and I are attempting to plan out what we should do with the space in our basement. It extends the full length of our house (less the garage area). Once we know what we can spend, We are not sure what to do first.
Once we have decided what type of materials and what we want done, Should we put our drop ceiling in first>? Should we put our rock wall up first>? (these are the two main parts that we will be doing, and we are not sure which should go up first)
M.

BobF

02:45AM | 12/01/98
The walls go up first. The drop ceiling grids will attach to the drywall.

Frame the walls. Then run electric and plumbing. I do suggest a wet bar/kitchen area with refrigerator.

Add insulation and vapor barrier, then hang the drywall. After mudding, sanding, and painting the drywall, you are ready to hang the ceiling. Then you can also do the trim work. Carpet is last.

Materials - I strongly suggest using steel studs. I used them in my basement. They are great. They go up fast and easy. If you mess up its easy to correct. There are some tricks that I'd be happy to share with you if you go that route.

Bob.

Click_to_reply_button
Inspiration_banner

INSPIRATION GALLERY



Post a reply as Anonymous

Photo must be in JPG, GIF or PNG format and less than 5MB.

Reply_choose_button

captcha
type the code from the image

Anonymous

Post_new_button or Login_button
Register

It will soon be time to store lawn mowers and weed trimmers for the season. Before you do, be sure to clear them of clippi... It turns out that many bath and kitchen cleansers contain chemicals that are dangerous to the skin and eyes, and often pro... So often we paint tiny nooks white to make them appear larger, but opting for a dark, dramatic wall color like this one—Be... Chocolate-colored walls and large window frames allow the exposed wood beams to take center stage in this small screened p... If you're not crazy about the idea of commingling plants and pool, this modern variation may be more to your liking. The s... Yes, a freestanding garage can become its own tiny house. Artist Michelle de la Vega has all the comforts of a modern resi... There’s nothing like a new set of cabinet hardware to refresh a room. The possibilities are endless: Go modern, rustic, or... Pursue what's known as the stack effect. To achieve it, open the windows on both the upper and lower floors, and as warm a... Like no other floor type, a checkerboard design works wonders to underscore the retro kitchen theme. Vinyl flooring, ceram... Twine lanterns add pops of crafty—but sophisticated—flair to any outdoor setting. Wrap glue-soaked twine around a balloon ... When securely fastened to a tree or the ceiling of a porch, a pallet and some cushioning make the ideal place to lounge. V... Incorporate nature into your lighting scheme by securing a dead tree in a concrete mold and draping your pendant lamp from... For the cost of a can of exterior paint , you can totally transform your porch. Paint the floor a hue that complements yo... In this urban apartment, a standard-issue patio became a serene and green perch by replacing the typical concrete with gro... If you put the washing machine in the mudroom, you can stop the kids from walking through the house in dirty, grass-staine...
Follow_banner_a
Newsletter_icon Google_plus Facebook Twitter Pinterest Youtube Rss_icon
 
webapp1