Of all home remodels, basement and kitchen renovations offer the best financial returns. Finishing or remodeling your basement gives you a chance to fix moisture problems while adding finished square footage and value to your home.
There are a couple of key benefits to choosing a drop ceiling over a drywall ceiling in your Johnson City, TN basement.
The primary advantage of a drop ceiling is accessibility! Simply pop a panel out to access wiring, mechanical, drain lines, and water lines. In the event of a water leak, a ceiling tile can be easily replaced while drywall must be cut, patched, sanded, primed, and painted.
Sound suppression is another benefit of an acoustical ceiling. They’re called “acoustical” ceilings for a reason! Most of the Armstrong ceiling tiles we carry absorb greater than 50% of sound – a huge advantage over a drywall ceiling. Sound absorption is especially critical in theater and music rooms. In fact, we offer a few ceiling options specifically designed for home theaters.
In addition to providing accessibility and excellent acoustical value, suspended drop ceilings are mold resistant, compatible with recessed lighting, environmentally safe, and are generally quick to install.
The cost of a drop ceiling can vary widely. Our experienced ceiling mechanics have installed basement ceilings from anywhere between $1.75 to $8.00 per square foot. The mid-range tile we install most often residential settings will be priced at about $3.00 per square foot including material, labor, and taxes.
We carry ceiling grid and tile from several popular brands including Armstrong, CertainTeed, and USG, and will work to lay out your ceiling to accommodate specific lighting plans.
If you’re considering remodeling your basement, contact Mullins Company to provide a free estimate in Johnson City, Bristol, Kingsport, Rogersville, Greeneville, Morristown, TN, and Abingdon and Bristol, VA.