Recently we moved into new house . And I decided to build a new office for myself in the basement (working from home - dreams come true :-)
It will take a while before we'll finish the whole basement , but for now I just found a nice corner to start from. The walls, floors - everything was done traditional way . The last thing was to decide what to do with the ceilings. One option was to install the drop tiles, but since my ceilings aren't too high I didn't want to lose a couple of inches of my space. The other option was to drywall it - didn't want to spend my time on sanding the joints and killing myself trying to make it straight. So here is what I did :
Thin plywood sheets (about $5 a piece ad I used 5 of those) - just screwed them up.
Snapped a chalk line through the main focal point in this room - the light fixture.
Using only those tools (Ceramic Wall tile adhesive, utility knife and putty knife) installed Polystyrene ceiling tiles
All the tiles were installed within 3 1/2 hours by myself (and it took some time later to silicone the joints to make them look nicer).
Here is what I got at the end :
The part two of my job will be to install the nice crown moldings (the pictures will follow).
Thank you for your time.