This basement renovation was budgeted for and we had all sorts of ideas. If you’ve seen the before pictures of the basement, you’ll notice there are pipes and wires everywhere. Taking down the entire ceiling and putting new drywall up to hides the pipes and wires was just not in our budget. I planned out the space keeping in mind that there would be the occasional soffit and box which would be built around what was already there.
The water pipes near the support beam were moved closer to the beam. This wasn’t a lot of work and was done within one day. The entire beam will be wrapped and hopefully look like the one below, just a little bit wider.