ceiling tile as access panel in drywall ceiling?
I'm (partially) finishing my basement, and I've been thinking to leave a 2' by 4' hole in the ceiling where I'd like to retain access to later run cables to the electrical panel. I'd just screw suspended ceiling T-bars to the side, so that they "suspend" the drywall on the outside, and one can put in a regular ceiling tile inside. The drywall ceiling is suspended from the floor joists, so space is not an issue.
Now I'm having second thoughts though on how that's gonna look, as the ceiling panel will sit lower than the surrounding ceiling.
Has anyone ever done an access panel this way? Did it look okay, or do you think it would look okay? (I don't mind things looking a little "special", but I don't want it to look cheap or poorly done...)