When some of us at Curtain-Tracks.com were kids, home air-conditioning was rare, and escaping into the basement was sometimes the only way to find a cool spot in the house. These days most houses come complete with central air, but that doesn’t mean the basement can’t still be a great place to retreat to in the summer months. Granted, unfinished basements can be dark and dungeon-like, but there are inexpensive ways to brighten them up. Even if you can’t afford to fully finish your basement, installing a drop ceiling to cover unsightly ducts, cables, and pipes will go a long way to making the area more inviting. Once the ceiling is installed, you will have the ability to significantly change the look of your basement by adding drop ceiling curtain tracks.
GOOD TO THE LAST DROP
Our drapery hardware makes installing a track onto a drop ceiling very easy. It all starts with our 6155 Flexible Curtain Track Drop Ceiling Clamp, which allows you to attach the track directly to the framework of the drop ceiling. It’s probably not a surprise that this clamp works particularly well with the 6100 Flexible Curtain Track, but that is a good thing. This track gives lots of options for curtain hanging because it can be installed as a typical straight track, or bent by hand as needed into curved shapes. Use it to cover a window, create a virtual wall, hide the water heater, or line the whole room with curtains (who needs drywall?). Hanging bright, decorative curtains from your drop ceiling curtain tracks is an inexpensive way to brighten up the room.
CLOSE TO THE FINISH
You will need a few more items to finish up the project: Carriers to attach to the track; hooks to attach the curtain to the carriers; and end caps so your curtain doesn’t slide off the end of the track. Add a bright area rug and you will have a cool, inviting play room, game room, craft room, etc, for much less than the cost of finishing the basement.
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