Basement Drywall Texture Options
Hello, everyone, I’m Caleb with Dansie Design Build, and today we’re in a basement finish that we are doing in Draper, Utah. We’re working on the basement drywall, and I wanted to show you a few of our most common options that people love.
Holy Smooth Texture
All right, so jumping right in here, we are in the theater room of this basement that we’re finishing. So you’ll notice a few extra outlets and things for speakers, HDMI cables, etc. But the texture is what I want to talk about as far as the drywall goes in this room.
So this texture behind me is a holy smooth texture. And when the drywall’s done being taped and sanded, we come back through, put a texture coat on, and leave some areas of the wall open to have some texture come through there. You can see a little bit of character on the walls.
I like the holy smooth texture because it’s beautiful. Also, it’s effortless to patch if there are damages later. It’s simple and easy to make it look good. This is the most popular option we see people choose.
Smooth Wall Texture
The other is a smooth wall texture, which is the same thing as the holy smooth option, but without the texture on the wall. There is no character or anything, which I like as well.
A smooth wall texture looks sharp and clean. But the downside to that one is, from a maintenance perspective, it requires more skill to patch that and make it look good if you’re worried about dings and dents.
Stamped Ceiling Texture
As far as ceilings go, the most popular option that we see is the stamped ceiling. Stamped ceilings are what most people have in the upstairs of their houses. As you enter the basement, we’ll create a seamless flow of matching textures with your drywall. So that’s what we recommend there as well.
Drywall Corner Options
Okay, our next options are for the corners of the drywall — or anywhere you have an inside corner. There are three options: corner bead, bull nose, and chamfer. Each one of them gives a different shape to the wall. So these will be found around your windows and other home areas.
The bull nose is just a rounded piece of plastic. We have vinyl here, but it also comes in metal. And then, we have a 90-degree corner bead and a chamfer, which gives it a 45-degree angle on the corner of the wall.
We went with the chamfer in this house because that is what they have upstairs. And so it just ties the whole house in.
Window Sill Drywall Options
On the windows, we went with a 90-degree corner bead so that it doesn’t draw too much attention to the windows like the other areas of the house. And this is consistent with the upstairs as well, which is what I would always recommend.
The last option on the drywall is what we’re doing with the window sills. So often, it’ll be either three-side or four-side drywall in the window sill area. And so if we’re hanging drywall pieces for three sides, we’ll have the right and left and then the ceiling or the top part. And then the bottom will be a window sill made of millwork and trim products. Or in this case, this is a four-side drywall. So you can choose what you’d like to do there. One side can drywall, or you can choose not to install drywall there so that we can put the millwork and trims.
That’s about it for the options on the drywall here that I wanted to talk to you about today. So I hope you learned all about the most popular ones.
Thanks for your time, and have a great week. Talk to you soon. Bye.