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Drywall Vs. A Drop Ceiling: The Cheaper Alternative For Your Basement
If you're considering updating or installing a new ceiling in your basement on a budget, you might be wondering which is the more cost-effective option: drywall or a drop ceiling.
Drywall is generally cheaper to install, costing between $1.50 and $4.35 per square foot, while drop ceilings tend to be pricier, falling between $2.00 and $5.50 per square foot.
While drywall ceilings offer better sound control, overall aesthetic, and resale value, drop ceilings provide easy access to overhead plumbing and electrical systems.
This feature simplifies repairs and maintenance, allowing for easy replacement of tiles if they get damaged, which could lead to potential long-term savings and convenience.