The “allure” of painted smooth ceilings can be found in many new homes these days. Smooth ceilings give the illusion of a higher ceiling as well as transfer light along its surface more easily than texture. The ability to clean grease stains or spaghetti sauce is much easier than a textured ceiling as well. Nice, clean and sleek!
- Did you notice the steel around that dropped bulkhead?
Not only are steel studs slightly smaller than wood 2″ x 4″ studs, they also will not warp, expand or contract, shrink, split, etc..
Now with that in mind, how do you feel now about your bulkheads and /or basement ceiling?
- Think about your smooth ceilings with recessed potlights in your basement rec room, your warped wood studs would be hard to hide across a smooth ceiling of drywall.
- Waves in your ceiling would be avoidable, if you used steel studs for framing.
- Using Steel Studs around your Hvac and awkward staircase ceilings also gives you more overall space.
- This is a really great example in a basement of where using steel studs to frame around these plumbing pipes would help condense the space used by traditional wood framing.
- You could probably cut down 6″ possibly as much as 1′ of space otherwise intruding into your bathroom or rec room.
- Check out those cumbersome Hvac pipes! Now who doesn’t have these in their basement.
- If not done correctly, a lot of homeowners will end up with HUGE bulkheads in their basements, sometimes too many!
- Steel studs tuck nicely underneath, again reducing the size of your bulkheads. Compact!