What are Some Easy Kitchen Ceilings Ideas?

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What are Some Easy Kitchen Ceilings Ideas?
There are many options for designing your kitchen ceiling. (the kitchen. image by guiney from Fotolia.com)

While the ceiling in your home kitchen is often overlooked from a design perspective, there are actually several different options and ceiling types. Drywall, for example, can be easily turned into a unique and attractive kitchen ceiling. Plaster ceilings, having been replaced by drywall in the past, are also making a comeback, according to Dream-Kitchen-Ideas.com.

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Wood Ceilings

Wooden ceilings infuse a kitchen with a homey, charming feeling. Create rustic charm by adding wood beams to your ceiling--these can be either faux-wood or the real thing. Faux-wood beams are made of either foam or polyurethane, but they look almost exactly like real wood. While wood ceilings are attractive, they're difficult to clean. Consider this when choosing the look of your kitchen.

Intricate Ceilings

Coffered ceilings contain lucanars, or recessed sections, giving your kitchen an architectural, structured feel. Even though this style may look difficult to create, it's actually a simple process. Coffered ceilings are often made from wood. Also, if your kitchen already has a cathedral-style ceiling, it's simple to create a barrelled ceiling in its place.

Additional Ceiling Ideas

If you have a plaster ceiling, you can create plaster medallions and mouldings to spice up the look. To cover up an old ceiling that you don't want to replace, consider installing a drop ceiling. These types of ceilings come in several different styles and materials, such as brass, chrome, steel, copper and tin. You can also find painted drop ceiling tiles. For a striking kitchen ceiling, consider creating a ceiling from metal tiles. You can find metal tiles in different colours and designs. Lastly, laminate ceilings are simple do-it-yourself jobs, and these types of ceilings are very easy to clean.

Lighting

Placing soffits in your kitchen ceiling is a way to display recessed lights or lights that are meant to illuminate the ceiling itself. By using dramatic lighting in your kitchen, along with dimmer switches, you can change the entire atmosphere of the room. You can cover soffits with wood, drywall or both. If you have wooden cabinets, consider matching the type of wood with the soffits to bring the look together. Adding a skylight to your ceiling is another great way to get extra light in the room, possibly saving on your energy bill. If the skylight opens, it can also help with ventilation.

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