How can I inexpensively replace my ceiling in the bathroom?

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  • Ken Erickson Ken Erickson on Dec 16, 2018

    A photo would help to see what you are talking about. I had a bad ceiling once and installed new and thin sheetrock over the old.

  • Gk Gk on Dec 16, 2018

    Hello Lisa! What kind of ceiling do you have now? And how big is the area you want to replace. Is there damage to your ceiling now? Give us some more information for some great answers!

    • Lisa Humphrey Lisa Humphrey on Dec 17, 2018

      Its in mobile home. 2 long sheets had come down i put back insulation had black mold on it. Trying to put something back not to heavy.

  • Kelli L. Milligan Kelli L. Milligan on Dec 16, 2018

    Drywall is still the cheapest, but since a bathroom , use green board. Water resistant drywall. Just a few dollars more.

  • Karen Karen on Dec 16, 2018

    I am doing mine soon & I was thinking of beadboard

  • Ken Erickson Ken Erickson on Dec 17, 2018

    Bead board is lighter and easy to install. However, seams may need a wooden grid to cover them to dress them up.

  • Seth Seth on Dec 17, 2018


    You need to do whatever your local building code allows. Some may allow 3/4 inch tongue and groove instead of drywall, some may not. Bead board panels are probably not allowed as they would not meet the fire safety requirement. You could redo the drywall and not finish it (except for taping and mudding the seams) and then cover with bead board panels if that is the look you are after.