Drop Ceiling Update

5 Looks for a Drop Ceiling Update

5 Looks for a Drop Ceiling Update

Who knew updating a drop ceiling could be so fun?

Model #: 273

SAHARA 24" x 24"
Create a basement straight out of a magazine, starting with a new, easy-to-install ceiling. Say goodbye to boring and dingy ceiling panels and hello to an updated and stylish new look.

Look 1: Cover Your Existing Ceiling Grid

With WOODHAVEN planks, you can transform your basement in no time without having to remove the existing grid. WOODHAVEN planks come in a variety of styles and finishes.

Just like wood floors, WOODHAVEN planks have tongues and grooves to secure each piece and create a tight seam. In 3 steps, you can completely cover an existing grid with the planks. Just remove old ceiling panels from the grid, snap on EASY UP clips, and slide planks into place, securing them with the clips. Remember to stagger the planks to reduce waste and create a more natural finish.

PDF WoodHaven Plank Installation Instructions

Look 2: Convert a 24" x 48" ceiling to a stylish 24" x 24" ceiling

Don’t forget to check out the 24” x 24” panels too! Just pop in cross tees to a 24” x 48” grid to create the 24” x 24” grid. You can go more basic for a minimalist approach, compliment your lavish design with a beautiful real metal pattern, or even create a stunning movie room with a black panel.

PDF Convert a 24" x 48" Ceiling Into a 24" x 24" Ceiling

Look 3: Refresh and Upgrade

If you are looking to find a quick and easy drop ceiling update, you can get the look of stylish 2' x 2' panels or 12” x 12” panels in a 2' x 4' size.  2' x 4' Sahara Scored panels are available in two visuals.  The Sahara Scored I panel creates the look of 12” x 12” tiles, while the Sahara Scored II creates a 2' x 2' visual - all without any work to the grid.


Look 4: Coffered Ceilings

Everyone loves the look of a custom coffered ceiling, but not everone loves the price of custom millwork. Get a coffered look in a drop ceiling using EASY ELEGANCE coffered ceiling panels. It's a simple 24" x 24" ceiling upgrade with maximum impact! Tiles are made lightweight PVC, so they are easy to handle and clean, and hard to ruin.


Look 5: Vintage Metals

For the ultimate in old-school style, metal drop ceilings add glam vibes or classic 19th century charm. Use your existing grid, paint it in a metallic finish that most closely matches the metal finish you choose, and swap out your old 24" x 24" panels for new METALLAIRE ceiling tiles. The effect really makes for a total transformation. Coordinating grid kits are also available.

Drop ceilings no longer need to be ugly. A drop ceiling update doesn't even need to look like a drop ceiling anymore! Whether you're updating with planks or panels, you will have a new and improved ceiling in just a weekend!

New! QUICKHANG Grid Hooks

A fast, easy way to install and level a basement ceiling.  Save headroom – only 2.5” of drop needed!  Great for DIY projects.

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