The Sky's The Limit: What To Know Before Remodeling Your Ceiling


So, you've decided to remodel your house, and you're ready to get started. One of the most important aspects of any home renovation is the ceiling. It's the finishing touch that will set your room apart from others and give it a unique look and feel. 

But before you can move forward with your remodeling project, you need to know what options are available for ceilings if you want a fresh burst of style. Here are a few things to guide your decision.

Flat or Cathedral Ceiling?

You first have to decide whether you want a flat or cathedral ceiling. A flat ceiling is just that—flat, with no dramatic angles or curves. It looks best in more traditional homes and is an excellent choice if you're looking for a classic look. This type of ceiling works well in rooms with low ceilings because it helps create the illusion of more space.

On the other hand, cathedral ceilings feature an angled roofline, giving rooms an airy, spacious feel and often adding height to a room. Combined with large windows, cathedral ceilings can make a room look bright and modern. However, they are often more expensive and require more complex construction, so weighing your budget and renovation timeline before deciding on this type of ceiling is important.

Paint Color Matters

No matter what type of ceiling you choose, the paint color will play an important role in how your room looks and feels once completed. Light colors work best for ceilings because they help reflect light throughout the room and make it appear larger than it really is. These colors also work well with any type of furniture and décor.

Darker colors, like navy or black, can help create a cozy atmosphere and bring drama to the space. However, because they absorb more light than lighter colors, it's important to consider the amount of natural light already in the room.

If you have a lot of windows, then darker colors can work well, as they won't overpower the light. If you have limited natural light, then go with a lighter shade to maintain the bright and airy feel. These dark colors can also be paired with lighter walls to create a dynamic contrast.

Textures Add Interest

If plain paint isn't enough for you, then textures are another great option for adding interest to your ceiling design. Textured ceilings can come in many different forms, such as popcorning (or stippling), knockdown texture, drywall mud swirls, spray-on texture, or even wallpaper!

Popcorning is a popular choice, as it adds subtle texture without being too overpowering. It looks like tiny popcorn dots on the ceiling, giving the room a rustic, textured look. Knockdown texture is created by spraying patches of drywall mud on the ceiling and then "knocking it down" with a trowel. This look is more subtle than popcorning but still adds an interesting dimension to the ceiling.

All forms of textured ceilings add visual interest while still being subtle enough that they won't overwhelm the rest of your decorating scheme. So consider adding texture to your ceiling if you want to spruce up the look of your room without going overboard.  

Contact a local home remodeling service to learn more. 


6 April 2023

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