Ceiling Fixtures: Items to Consider when Remodeling Basement

Ceiling Fixtures: Items to Consider when Remodeling Basement

If you are remodeling an area or installing a new ceiling, it’s essential that you take into account the ceiling fixtures, both ones that are currently present, such as existing lights, and ones your can include, such as a new ceiling fan.

Let’s look at some of the features you can use to create a top-quality living or work space.

Use these Ceiling Fixtures to Enhance Your Home

Ceiling fan with ceiling grid and tilePendant Lighting

Pendant lighting is one of the best ways to add a unique style to your home. With a long rod or cord that holds the wiring and lights, pendant lighting create a light source that hangs down from the ceiling, providing depth and versatility to a home. Because they can hang down to head level, pendant lights are usually used over kitchen islands and bars.

Track Lighting

Track lighting provides a row of bulbs and gives a full wash of light, reducing harsh shadows and creating a smoother ambiance. Track lighting is a popular choice over displays and room highlights, such as a particular decorative feature. When installing a track light on your new ceiling, be sure to select something that fits with your design theme, as the physical track will be the foundation of the light’s style.

Recessed Lights

If you want to install an attractive form of lighting that provides a soft, indirect glow, recessed lighting may be perfect for your ceiling. Recessed lighting is perfect if you want to accent a painting or a sculpture, and it can also be beneficial if you want to create the illusion of more space. It is aesthetically pleasing and can look great when used in conjunction with a direct mount ceiling.


Part lighting structure, part elaborate decorative feature, chandeliers are excellent choices for anyone who wants to add a heavy dose of style to their home. While these are often popular in formal dining rooms, chandeliers can also be a ceiling fixture in living rooms and gathering areas. They not only provide warm lighting, they also create a great centerpiece for any room.

Ceiling Fans

Many rooms, including remodeled basements, need a good ceiling fan. Unless the height is simply too short, a ceiling fan will give you good circulation and comfort throughout the area. While many basements stay cool, a ceiling fan can move air and can even disperse damp air that often plagues a basement.

Ventilation Fans

It’s not something we all love to think about, but if you’re remodeling a basement bathroom, you’re going to want to install a ventilation fan. These fans help move damp air and offensive odors, creating a more inviting space. Don’t forget it or you’ll regret it!

Smoke Alarms

As the final addition, make sure you are installing the proper smoke alarms in your home. To be fair, these don’t have to be mounted to the ceiling, but the overhead space often provides the best place for these safety devices. (According to the National Fire Protection Association, smoke alarms need to be on the ceiling or high on a wall, at most a foot from the ceiling.)

Get a Versatile Ceiling That Goes with Any Fixture

No matter what type of ceiling fixtures you need to install, a direct mount ceiling from CeilingConnex will do the trick.

Check out our complete ceiling tile and grid product line and you’ll find products that look great with a wide variety of fixtures.  

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