Can you guys share some ideas on how to finish the walls in situations where basement window is slightly above the floor joists? (maybe by 2 - 3 inches.)
See the picture.
This is quite common and the only thing you can do is frame above and beside the window and drywall it. It will be a raised boxed area - sorry I don't have any pics of a finished one. Looks like you will have no room for trim so just drywall it to the window frame and use a small moulding (quarter round or cove).
This is a common problem that we usually encounter with older homes. My personal opinion is to frame an area from the last joist over to the top of the window box. This area should be dry walled, and finished accordingly.
With the remainder of the window area, due to the depth of which it will be, I would create and install a pine jam.
Once installed, prime it, and paint it white (if this is the colour of your remaining trim). You will then be able to install casing to the bottom, and sides, which will add definition to the area once complete.
Unfortunately, I do not have any pictures of such window areas, yet I have attached a basement window picture to demonstrate the finishing technique I have mentioned.
I hope this assists you with your project.
Thank you all. All replies were helpful.
I know what to do now. The drywall finish should look like what Brett has posted. These pictures are very clear.
Thanks for your time again.
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