I've been researching ways to 'fix' a large area (20x40) of old glued-in 10'inch square acoustic tiles on the ceiling in my house that I am renovating. No idea what is above the tiles (the house is over 100 years old) and I don't have the budget right now to spend much on fixing this up.
I am considering placing 1/4 inch drywall over the tiles (leaving them in place) using both construction glue and long screws). I could then add in wood trim pieces every 2 feet or so to add some architectural interest as well as additional support for the drywall.
Does this sound like a reasonable solution? Eventually, I will remove the entire ceiling and depending on what I find up there doing something different..the original ceiling was at 12 feet, but now it is at 8 feet and the other rooms in the house still have the 12 foot ceilings. But, replacing 20 windows is eating into my budget right now.
Thanks for any help or comments.