If you already have the idea of putting a magical touch to the empty and damp space called basement in your house, you are a step ahead toward upgrading the value of the house itself. That’s why several companies offer complete basement finishing systems that include waterproof wall panels, moisture-proof drop ceilings, mold-proof PVC moldings and water-resistant underfloor systems; everything to reduce the risk from water damage.
If done correctly this exercise will bring you the right result – whether that means a great finished basement or the security of having saved yourself a lot of heartache and frustration down the road (because finishing the space ultimately wouldn’t have been a good idea).
Thousands of pennies, a couple of days worth of labor, and you could have a floor that glows, sparkles, and impresses everyone who sees it. This step by step DIY Penny Floor Tutorial at livingeast.blogspot will help you make heads or tails out of the process!
I bought four sheets of plywood at Home Depot and since I did not have a table saw me they cut the plywood strip for me. Then I cut them strip to the 4foot with miter saws me. Then as I did this ceiling itself I use construction adhesive on each strip and then nailed to the ceiling with a nail gun to me. I use a piece of plywood as a spacer so that all the pieces are evenly spaced.
You should also check what permissions and consents you will need before beginning a project like this – a basement conversion can be very disruptive for you and neighbours so you need to make sure you are legally allowed to go ahead with the conversion first.