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    Default 100+ year old house basement remodel

    I am in the process of remodeling a 100+ year old Tudor home basement. The ceiling height is approx. 7 feet and has a beautiful beamed ceiling. I am torn between somehow sealing the beams and keeping a 'rustic' feel or using dry wall. I'm concerned about turning the room into a 'sterile' place w/ low ceilings vs. keeping the beams and height. Since I'm working on a budget, how would I keep the wires, pipes etc. out of the way without having to completely move/consolidate the major workings? Any suggestions on how to 'have the best of both??'

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    Default Re: 100+ year old house basement remodel

    What about putting 2x2's as sisters along the sides of the beams and hanging your drywall inset between the beams? You can use J channel at the beams to give the drywall a finished edge without taping and floating.

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    Default Re: 100+ year old house basement remodel

    Thank you Houston Remodeler
    I'm having difficulty picturing? This would allow dry wall in- between but allow the beams to remain open? Do I need to additionally seal the wood from (dust etc. etc.)?

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