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Should I try installing 2x2 reveal drop ceiling myself?

17 years ago

I'm finishing off about 950 square feet in my basement. The room is nowhere near a perfect square and I have two or three different ceiling heights and I want a 2x2 reveal tile (Alpine #1004 at Home Depot). I want it to look good and I have 20 recessed lights to cut out.

Should I try installing the drop ceiling myself or hire this out? I'm getting quotes from $2200-$3000 which seems like an awful lot. I can buy materials myself for $1000.

Hard to find good instructions on the net on how to do this and I've never done this before, but then again I had never framed a basement before either and that turned out ok. Help.

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